When I’m planning the food for longer trips, I try to make the food as easy and lightweight as possible. It can be fun to sometimes luxury something up, but I like simple meals that are easy and quick to cook. I’m not really choosy when it comes to food, but some may think that my menus looks a bit too monotonous. The most important thing is that you really like what you eat, so that you easily can take in energy.
Winter expedition food are little easier to plan, and here’s the reasons:
- Weight: You’re pulling your stuff in a sled, which is for volume much larger than a backpack and you can pull a lot more weight than you can carry, so you can take some weighty gourmet food with you.
- Durability: You can take fresh food with you without fear of rancidity, eg cheese, ham and butter, as the temperature remains low.
- Water Sources: You get water anywhere, just as you can melt the snow. So the only water you need to pull in the sled is what you need during the day for drinking and lunch.
Menu for the Svalbard expedition (19 days):
- Porridge (Elovena Plus Whole Grain Oat & Wildberry Milk, portion instant porridge)
- Bread (with butter, ham and cheese)
- Coffee (Moccona and creamer)
- Multivitamins (effervescent tablet)
SNACKS AND DRINKS
- Sports Drink (HartSport and Fast, powder)
- Chocolate with nuts (200 g per day)
- Beef Jerky
- Freeze Dried Meal (LYO foods or REAL Turmat)
- Coffee (3in1) or Chocolate Drink (Oboy)
- Mashed potatoes (Rainbow and various tastes of Mummon Muusi)
- Minced meat of moose (fried and dried)
- Chocolate Drink (Van Houten)
- Blueberry soup (Ekströms, powder)
- Cookies (Ballerina milk chocolate)
- Potato chips (Pringles)