The Bibbulmun Track: Food
|Back Country Cuisine|
I learnt this, to my cost, when I declared my Expedition Foods freeze dried meals, back in 2010, and had all my meat based items refused, which, for a carnivore like me, took up the bulk of my supplies! Fortunately, I could store them at the airport and retrieve them when I left the country, but that does incur a fee and a lot of hassle. For more on their quarantine laws, go to the Australia Bio Security page
|Suppliers of my freeze dried meals|
I certainly won't get bored by the variety I have opted for; Cottage Pie x 2, Bobotie x 4, Spaghetti Bolognese x 2, Roast Chicken x 4, Thai Chicken x 6, Mexican Chicken x 5, Chicken Tikka Masala x 4, Roast Lamb and Veg x 4, Moroccon Lamb x 6, Lamb Fettucine x 4, Nasi Goreng x 4
Each 2 serve pack (who eats 1 serving on a hike?) weighs in at 175 grams, and has a calorific range from 730 to 860.
So, once perishable items have been bought at each track town, a typical daily food bag on the trail will consist of porridge and a cup of coffee for breakfast, with snacks of a bag of "scroggin" (dried fruit and mixed nuts, with smarties) and a fruit bar or snickers bar. For lunch, a fresh sandwich and fruit on the first day out of town, and for the other days, I'll probably open up a tuna sachet, or chop up some salami and cheese, to have with crackers or flat bread. Once arrived at camp, it'll be a cup of coffee, and for dinner, instant soup in a mug, before a freeze dried meal. Dessert will likely be a sachet of instant custard and dried fruit. Completing the day, I'll have a cup of hot chocolate before bed.