Wild Camp on Caer Caradoc & trying out homemade lightweight backpacking meals

Wild Camp on Caer Caradoc & trying out homemade lightweight backpacking meals

This is the follow on from the previous video where myself, Beaver and Dave hiked 12 miles around the Stretton Hills. After that we headed up to our favourite peak Car Caradoc and wild camped on top.
We bumped into the landowner who not only gave us permission but even gave us a lift!
It was my request to camp up there as part of my 50th Birthday celebrations and good old ‘Dave Outdoors’ didn’t disappoint with a brilliant gift!!

The highlight of this blog is trying out a couple of recipes given to me by Thom. His channel is called ‘Off the Beaten Pot’.

Thom is a talented cook and also enjoys the outdoors and has combined the two into a series of blogs on how to prepare and cook your own lightweight backpacking meals using typical camping equipment. He Kindly sent me his recipes for a Lentil Dahl, Shepherds Pie and a Breakfast porridge. I can honestly say that they are all delicious and well worth a go. I have pasted the recipes at the bottom of the description here.

One more person I have to give credit to is Trev from the channel

It was through his channel that I discovered Thom and secondly my new favourite outdoor drink is ‘Coffee-Chocolate’.

Head on over to these channels if you like outdoors hiking, camping and all that type of malarkey!

Dave Outdoors:
Salopian Bivvyman
Off the Beaten Pot.
Summit or Nothing.

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Coconut and Spinach Dahl,

75 g Red split Lentils
Turmeric 1 tsp
Cumin 1 tsp
Garam Masala or Curry Powder 1 tsp
Dried Onion 1 tsp
Dried Garlic 1 tsp
Powdered Milk. 1 heaped tbsp
Desiccated Coconut. 1 heaped tsp
Sugar 1 tbsp
Sun dried tomatoes
Salt and Pepper

Spinach Leaves

Possible add ons
Mixed dried fruit
Dehydrated Veg

Take Pitta bread

Take all the ingredients in a ziplock bag,
Pour into a pot, cover with water and a tad more.
Cook gently and make sure Lentils have softened

Add Spinach leaves at cook them down.

Good to go.

Add some 10minute boil in the bag rice to the mix if you want ‘bulk it out’.

Shepherds Pie

Soya Mince (Dehydrated) 75g
Dried Onion. 1 tbsp
Dried Garlic 1tsp
Mixed Herbs 1 tbsp
Salt and Pepper
Heinz tomato soup powder (1/2 packet)
Dehydrated veg (amount to suit)

Dried Potato Mash. 25g
Cheese Powder 1tbsp
Nutmeg 1 tsp

Take in two separate ziplock bags all made up ready.
Keep the Potato, nutmeg and cheese sauce in one and the rest in another

Pour boiling water into the Potato bag and put aside
Rehydrate and cook the other ingredients in your pot.

Once the main meal is cooked, layer on the mash and cook for a further minute or two.


Shove it all in together and get it down ya!

Breakfast Porridge

60-70 g Porridge Oats (cheap ones)
Tablespoon of Desiccated Coconut
Tablespoon (heaped) of dried Milk Powder
Dried Fruit (up to you how much!)
Tablespoon Brown Sugar
Teaspoon of Cinnamon

Put all that into a ziplock bag and theres your breakfast

You can just pour boiling water and eat it from the bag or warm it through on a pot if you want it piping hot

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