Just taken delivery of a box of scoff from http://www.outdoorsgrub.co.uk/ mainly for the TGO challenge. My food plan says that I need to start with 3 days food and send a parcel to Dalwhinnie with 2 days food – more of that later.
There’s also the little question of a pre-TGO Challenge walkabout. My original idea of walking up the middle of the Isle of man seems to have been replaced by a wander over a classic Borders Oldie walk which goes from Peebles to Moffat – and, probably back again. various other bloggers and walky types have expressed an interest in joining in – so, hopefully, more of that later, too. Should be a jolly jape, I would have thought.
Wot I bought from outdoors grub:
1 Adventure Food rice satay
1 Mountain House Pasta with lasagna sauce
2 Mountain House custard with apple
1 Be Well Chicken vegetable pasta
1 Be Well Thai Chicken with rice
2 Be well Hot cereal start with sultanas
1 Real Turmat Pasta Provence
1 Real Turmat wolfish casserole
1 Backpackers pantry Katmandu Curry
1 Backpackers pantry Spaghetti with sauce
1 MX3 Aventure (?sic) from TITOK (oddly strange name!) Red Curry Noodles and shrimp
I’ll be supplementing this with various packet soups, which I’ll also fortify with instant spuds.
I need more breakfasts – I also usually eat cereal bars at brekkies – eg Jordans, but I could do with more variety. Meusli won’t do. I hate the stuff. I’d rather eat Bruno’s tail just after an incident with a dead sheep. Those instant, flavoured porridges are also off the menu since, whilst they taste quite nice, their energy only lasts me about half an hour – which is rubbish. Any suggestions gratefully received – although I expect that a visit to Asda might solve the problem.
I also need more sweets – same applies, Asda beckons, but any suggestions…. I’ll probably take an MRE chocolate sponge as a treat.
I tend also to stuff in squirty cheese and oatcakes and, of course, the always reliable cheapo whisky.
As for other planning – I’m probably a bit late with it, but I have to ring the bunkhouse in Mallaig to see if they have any beds and I did try to book the hotel at Dalwhinnie, but they’re not taking on-line bookings. I’ll give them a buzz later. I hope there isn’t a problem.
If there is, I’ll solve it by simply carrying another 2 days food!
Incidentally, I ordered the food by phone from Outdoors Grub on Monday morning and it's arrived just now on Wednesday afternoon, which is quite good innit?