CSR Meal Suggestions

Submitted: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 19:56
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The Bride and I are travelling the Canning late July.

We are used to fresh produce and meat (which is freely available) in our highly overtaxed country, and the prospect of Australian dried foods is somewhat daunting, however.............

"She who must be obeyed" has requested I seek guidance from those more knowledgeable than I, regarding meal planning and provisioning for the trip.

Being of sound mind and body, the Bride believes that I will need more than liquid XXXX, so please offer your protein enriched solutions to assist our journey.


Kiwi Dave
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:23

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 20:23
Go to On the Road blue button above and when the box opens up click on Food and Water. There are lots of tips and hints there. It may be a start.

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Reply By: Harry - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:08

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:08
Your back Willem?
!st thing is make up a menu.You can eat the same as what you have at home nearly.
Cereal ,tea & toast for brekky.
Cold meat, salad etc lunches, jaffle for variety.
Vacuum sealed meat will last 6 weeks in fridge, eat minced meat & chicken first.(they go off the quickest)
Wrap in paper to stop package punctures.
Tomatoes wrapped in paper will last 2 wks(don't buy ripe ones though.
Carrots in paper 1 week, bananas loose do not wrap, apples wrapped 2 weeks,Onions and potatoes in hessian sack for air circulation,take as many as you want.
You can havea roast same as home, just stop earlier to get a good fire going.
Get a couple of single jaffle irons.
AND last, do not carry perishable foods in plastic boxes as sweating WILL occur, loss of foods.
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Reply By: Crackles - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:39

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:39
Dave, cook pretty much what you have at home........the days of eating Vesta meals on camps are long gone with the invention of the engel fridge.
Minimise meals that require large amounts of water to cook or wash up in the remote areas. (Save them for a night at a well with good water)
Have your meat vacuum sealed which will give you up to 6 weeks life for some cuts. No meat on a bone as this shorten's the life, get a rolled roast not a leg of lamb. Pack your fresh vegies in those green bags to extend the life then use the tin vegies in stir frys when that runs out. We dehydrate vegies & individualy pack meal serves in the snap lock bags for convienience. Give baking some bread a go for when the real stuff runs out or pack the Mountain (Pita) breads for lunches.
Check out your recipie books & pick meals that require only one or two pots to save on washing up.
Cheers Craig............
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Reply By: Deanna & Bevan (WA) - Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:42

Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 21:42
We did the CSR last year, we shredded the paper and mixed the vegies amongst that in a banana box with lid,. (it has the holes in it for the air circulation). we had vegies and fruit at the end which was still quite good. We took tomatoes , and bananas as well but made sure we had used those by the end second week. We threw out nothing. The meat we had in meal portions and having it cryovaced it lasts for 6-8 weeks.
Enjoy your trip, it is a great out there.

Simba, our much missed baby.

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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:11

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 08:11
Good ideas above.
Also, if we know the next day is going to be a long day and we have the time that night, we cook extra that night and put it in the fridge for dinner the next night. Yep, leftovers always taste good after a hard day and you are not too keen on cooking!
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Reply By: Shaker - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 09:22

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 09:22
It would help if you mentioned what your storage arrangements are .... refrigeration etc.
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Reply By: Member - Tony T (VIC) - Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 13:07

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 13:07
Thanks for all those very practical tips.
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