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Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:15 pm
by mechanicaldope
When choosing snacks for bikepacking I normally aim for something near the 500 calories per 100g mark that are relatively dense. Usually end up taking salted peanuts, peperarmi and dark chocolate covered Marzipan. Was thinking of taking something different for the winter event so wondering if anyone has any suggestions?

Also, all my firepot dehydrated meals are 6 months past their best before date. I assume they will still be OK?

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:24 pm
by ScotRoutes
I'm sure some of mine are past BBE. I can't imagine they would deteriorate in any way.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:46 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Mini pork pies :-bd

I also enjoy calling in at the Spar and buying, a packet of corn beef, a packet of tortilla wraps and some crisps. I then retire to somewhere quiet and make corn beef and crisp wraps ... lovely.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:01 pm
by RIP
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Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:06 pm
by mechanicaldope
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:46 pm
Mini pork pies :-bd

I also enjoy calling in at the Spar and buying, a packet of corn beef, a packet of tortilla wraps and some crisps. I then retire to somewhere quiet and make corn beef and crisp wraps ... lovely.
To be fair, that sounds amazing! Normally have a corninsh in the bag for 1st days lunch as well.

Edit: salt and vinegar I assume?

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:16 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
salt and vinegar I assume?
I was leaving the choice open but YES! :-bd

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:24 pm
by composite
I quite like peanut butter wraps. Just a thick coating of peanut butter and roll it up. Can be made to fit a multitude of gaps for stowing and doesn't really deteriorate if it gets squashed. Additionally, it's super calorie-dense, although if they get cold (like 3 am in October on a Welsh hillside riding through the night type cold) they can be a little dry to eat so make sure you have water to hand.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:34 pm
by frogatthefarriers
Halva has got to be worth a try. I love it. Get it at your local Polish shop, though it'll be written in Polish - chalwa. Chalwa Krolewska (Royal) has the fancier packaging but I go for the budget wersion(see what I did there? - "W"s are pronounced "V" in Polish) instead.

It's loaded with glucose and sugar and tahini (46%) and oil. 549Kcal per 100gm. 356 Kcal in a 65 gm bar. You can feel your teeth rotting as you eat it.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:40 pm
by ScotRoutes
composite wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:24 pm
I quite like peanut butter wraps. Just a thick coating of peanut butter and roll it up. Can be made to fit a multitude of gaps for stowing and doesn't really deteriorate if it gets squashed. Additionally, it's super calorie-dense, although if they get cold (like 3 am in October on a Welsh hillside riding through the night type cold) they can be a little dry to eat so make sure you have water to hand.
I combine peanut butter and honey.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 pm
by Dave Barter
Hang on where do you get corned beef in packets?

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:53 pm
by Escape Goat
I am trying lots of different foods right now. I'm now avoiding 800-1000 calorie meals as I usually wake up feeling sicky at 2am and the toilet stuff the next day....


I love jam butties and Bourbon Biscuits. Thst combination got me around the bb200.

Saying that, fridge raiders are great for breakfast for me too. Slow roasted one :wink:

If I have to choose one thing, biscuits. I'm usually happy if I have a whole pack with me.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:55 pm
by ScotRoutes
Dave Barter wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Hang on where do you get corned beef in packets?
Aldi, Tesco etc. In the cold meats area

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:06 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
fridge raiders are great
Dennis the dog loves 'em. Personally, I reckon they look revolting and smell even worse - is there actually any chicken in them?

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:39 pm
by Mpolo
Dates, nuts, raisins all high in calories and potasium to help prevent cramp

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:45 pm
by Escape Goat
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:06 pm
fridge raiders are great
Dennis the dog loves 'em. Personally, I reckon they look revolting and smell even worse - is there actually any chicken in them?

Maybe that's why they taste nice?

but yep, 100% chicken. No horse, dog, penguin, human...

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:52 pm
by mechanicaldope
Mpolo wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:39 pm
Dates, nuts, raisins all high in calories and potasium to help prevent cramp
Oh yeah. Forgot about them. Some nice yoghurt /chocolate covered raisins. Yum.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:02 pm
by lune ranger
Peparami or mini snacking chorizo. Babybel. When I stop at a shop I usually like to chuck down a tin of fruit and a packet of ham.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 pm
by FLV
Dave Barter wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Hang on where do you get corned beef in packets?
Literally every shop ever Dave. It worries me you've not seen this. In with the pre sliced meats

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:24 pm
by PaulE
Peanut butter wraps are even better if made 50/50 with Nutella... Snickers/Marathon wrap is great!

Mini pork & pickle pies are great too, and so are cheapo flavoured flapjacks from Aldi

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:02 am
by Landslide
My thumb has a scar from (badly) opening a corned beef tin when I was about 7 or 8...

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:03 am
by Landslide
For trail snacks, I really like the orange and cacao bars from Lidl.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:05 am
by K1100T
I've used peanut butter sarnies and a trail mix of salted peanuts, dark chocolate chips and sultanas (or raisins) on a couple of long rides recently. The sarnies were a bit dry and took up a load of space, peanut butter wraps sound a much better idea, defo going to try that.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:53 am
by Dave Barter
FLV wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Hang on where do you get corned beef in packets?
Literally every shop ever Dave. It worries me you've not seen this. In with the pre sliced meats
I was thinking of Spam which you can buy in plastic packets in the USA on the shelf not in the refrigerator. Not fresh as I think you are all pointing to.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:09 am
by Cheeky Monkey
Dave Barter wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:53 am
FLV wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Hang on where do you get corned beef in packets?
Literally every shop ever Dave. It worries me you've not seen this. In with the pre sliced meats
I was thinking of Spam which you can buy in plastic packets in the USA on the shelf not in the refrigerator. Not fresh as I think you are all pointing to.
TBF I pictured Stu with a tin of corned beef making his wraps.

I think everyone of "a certain age" has a scar from those tins.

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:01 am
by Bearbonesnorm
Fried spam butties are also very special but a largish stove will be required to make them :-bd