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tonyk

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Re: Cheap meals
« Reply #15 on: 13:35:13, 20/07/20 »
A 120g pack of Bolognese Beanfeast contains 408 kcal. Once you add pasta, you could easily double that.


Edit - not too easy to find on the internet.

 Its still available in Tesco and Sainsburys.Main problem with the product is that it takes far longer to cook than it says on the packet.
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« Reply #16 on: 14:40:00, 20/07/20 »
I reiterate: along with other supermarket products they have far fewer calories than purpose-made hiking meals.


Relying on specialist foodstuffs is OK for short trips when you don't need to re-stock, but if you're going for any length of time you need the sort of menu that you can find in any old corner shop.

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« Reply #17 on: 18:59:57, 20/07/20 »
Its still available in Tesco and Sainsburys.Main problem with the product is that it takes far longer to cook than it says on the packet.

Not available online at Tesco and not on Sainbury's website either. I can't find it anyway!

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/250105350

We have used Beanfeast for years, have never "cooked" it when wild camping. Just poured boiling water on, leave for 15 mins in the pot cosy and it is done.
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Re: Cheap meals
« Reply #18 on: 19:32:51, 20/07/20 »

tonyk

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Re: Cheap meals
« Reply #19 on: 19:58:04, 20/07/20 »
If its the correct 'stuff' then Asda have it
1 per pack


https://groceries.asda.com/product/tinned-meals/batchelors-meat-free-beanfeast-bolognese/910002536254

 It is the correct "stuff" but it says its not available.They still had it on the shelf in Sainsburys last week so I presume they have had supply problems with soya during lockdown and that is the reason for it being unavailable online.
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Re: Cheap meals
« Reply #20 on: 08:52:26, 21/07/20 »
Microwave rice can be stirfried, so you could add little extras to that, such as Pepperami. Pot Noodles can be high calorie, particularly the King version. The problem with them is they take up a lot of space but I guess you can decant into small freezer bags and use your own pots for eating them out of. If you are a big eater you could put more than one in a bag, I suppose. Flavoured couscous just needs boiling water then left for a few mins. You can get tuna in lightweight packaging which can be added to a meal and doesn't require refrigeration on the journey. Curries are also available in pouches. Smash, as stated would be good. You could even take a little plastic pot of gravy granules I suppose.


Perhaps make it so you eat the heavier things at the start of your journey if worried about the weight.

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« Reply #21 on: 10:26:56, 21/07/20 »
Perhaps make it so you eat the heavier things at the start of your journey if worried about the weight.

Good thinking! But it doesn't work that way for me. On a trip I carry 4 or 5 pounds weight of foodstuffs depending on how many days I'll be out. You'd expect that as I consume it, my pack will feel progressively lighter, but it doesn't. Even on the last bit of the walk, when there are only a few bits and pieces left, my pack feels the same weight as when I started! I am guessing it has something to do with high energy when I start and increasing tiredness and aching muscles as I finish.

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« Reply #22 on: 11:41:47, 21/07/20 »
Good thinking! But it doesn't work that way for me. On a trip I carry 4 or 5 pounds weight of foodstuffs depending on how many days I'll be out. You'd expect that as I consume it, my pack will feel progressively lighter, but it doesn't. Even on the last bit of the walk, when there are only a few bits and pieces left, my pack feels the same weight as when I started! I am guessing it has something to do with high energy when I start and increasing tiredness and aching muscles as I finish.


Ah, but maybe it would feel a lot more heavier, rather than the same weight, had you not eaten the heavy food first?


I went on a three day trip last week, carrying all the food for myself and my son. I expected the pack to feel a burden walking home, but it actually felt lighter which I can only assume was down to it being minus the food.

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Re: Cheap meals
« Reply #23 on: 11:58:42, 21/07/20 »
My son had a king sized pot noodle last night whilst we were out for a wild camp, supplemented by a BabyBel starter and a Rice Krispie Square dessert.


PS King Sized Curry Pot Noodle contains 547kcal.
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« Reply #24 on: 12:09:42, 21/07/20 »
If you go to Tesco's website and look up a food, it will show the specific energy content.
You have to be a bit careful with dried stuff, so look for the 'as consumed'.


I know I have said this before, but going to state it again, we should really be using kJ for energy, not kCal.
kJ is a derived unit from the SI system, the the J, for joule, being a unit of energy.
It is made up of the base units of kilogram, metre and second.


kg x m^2 x s^-2







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Re: Cheap meals
« Reply #25 on: 12:24:39, 21/07/20 »
I know I have said this before, but going to state it again, we should really be using kJ for energy, not kCal.
kJ is a derived unit from the SI system, the the J, for joule, being a unit of energy.
It is made up of the base units of kilogram, metre and second.


kg x m^2 x s^-2

Should this be in the "Sucking the joy out of walking" thread?  ;)  :)
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Re: Cheap meals
« Reply #26 on: 13:11:38, 21/07/20 »
Should this be in the "Sucking the joy out of walking" thread?  ;) :)
I don't think so.
Science is so much more interesting than fiction, and when it comes to food, most of what is written is fiction and corrupted language.
I wish there were some decent writers that could weave basic science into an interesting story.
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Re: Cheap meals
« Reply #27 on: 14:02:19, 21/07/20 »
My son had a king sized pot noodle last night whilst we were out for a wild camp, supplemented by a BabyBel starter and a Rice Krispie Square dessert.


PS King Sized Curry Pot Noodle contains 547kcal.
Surely that counts as child abuse?  ;)
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« Reply #28 on: 16:05:38, 21/07/20 »
I know I have said this before, but going to state it again, we should really be using kJ for energy, not kCal.


It irks me that the food industry is still using obsolete units too. I still use Calories though, because my HRM won't indicate in kJ.

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« Reply #29 on: 22:13:10, 21/07/20 »
It always amuses me that kilocalories are  called calories!
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