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sussamb

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Re: Cutting daily camping costs?
« Reply #60 on: 19:12:56, 14/06/19 »
You all seen to have misunderstood. I was referring to myself in an ironic way I like living in my idealised past. Keep your wigs on  O0


I live in the country and that is why I value and support these things hence the selfishness and why I like to support such facilities in other places. I know how important they are.

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Jac

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« Reply #61 on: 08:17:01, 15/06/19 »
You all seen to have misunderstood. I was referring to myself in an ironic way I like living in my idealised past. Keep your wigs on  O0

I live in the country and that is why I value and support these things hence the selfishness and why I like to support such facilities in other places. I know how important they are.



Glad you clarified - wig now firmly secured  O0
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richardh1905

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« Reply #62 on: 11:02:18, 15/06/19 »

I love the attitude of HW Tilman and Eric Shipton - they would plan a Himalayan expedition on the back of an envelope, and subsist on basic foodstuffs such as atta, rice and sugar, supplemented by pemmican and whatever else they could obtain locally.


If anyone has not read their mountain travel books, I cannot recommend them highly enough.

richardh1905

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« Reply #63 on: 11:08:57, 15/06/19 »
As I have said previously, I'm a big fan of oatcakes - very cheap, packed with calories (450kcal/100g), and ideal for conveying large quantities of delicacies such as squirty cheese or pate to the mouth.

Owen

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« Reply #64 on: 11:30:41, 15/06/19 »
I love the attitude of HW Tilman and Eric Shipton - they would plan a Himalayan expedition on the back of an envelope, and subsist on basic foodstuffs such as atta, rice and sugar, supplemented by pemmican and whatever else they could obtain locally.


If anyone has not read their mountain travel books, I cannot recommend them highly enough.


Is pemmican still available? It sounds revolting.


It should also be pointed out that Tilman in particular was rich enough never needing to work. I believe Shipton also had private money but he did work. Must have been interesting lives.

richardh1905

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Re: Cutting daily camping costs?
« Reply #65 on: 12:31:40, 15/06/19 »

Have you read their books, Owen?

richardh1905

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« Reply #66 on: 12:33:52, 15/06/19 »
..and pemmican can be had. Tempted to give it a try, although hardly cheap!

http://cowleysfinefoods.co.uk/meat/jerky/beef-pemmican.html


Plenty of recipes out there, but somehow I don't fancy it.

Having said that, some of the nut based vegetarian pemmican recipes look quite good.
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Owen

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« Reply #67 on: 12:49:45, 15/06/19 »
Have you read their books, Owen?


Yes I have them all, including a couple of first editions, Ice with everything and That untravelled world.

Owen

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Re: Cutting daily camping costs?
« Reply #68 on: 12:53:20, 15/06/19 »
..and pemmican can be had. Tempted to give it a try, although hardly cheap!

http://cowleysfinefoods.co.uk/meat/jerky/beef-pemmican.html


Plenty of recipes out there, but somehow I don't fancy it.

Having said that, some of the nut based vegetarian pemmican recipes look quite good.


Traditionally ground caribou and butter, rolled into a ball and left out to freeze.

tonyk

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« Reply #69 on: 14:23:10, 15/06/19 »
 A pretty decent recipe here.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GoyoO4G5Y8

 Ranulph Fiennes also had a  recipe for cold weather conditions,soup laced with 55% animal fat.