It is not always easy to have food with you that are easy to stow away, that are nutritious and that are not that important at the same time.
Cooking outside takes much more time than on the stove at home. It starts with the water for the coffee - it takes time.
No matter how you organize yourself - whether with pouches, cans or anything else - there will always be a little chaos in the cooking area.
In the course of the years, which we are already on the way together, we have opened a few focal points , which are about the topic of outdoor care.
You can not do everything perfectly , of course something always goes wrong or is not as planned. But it's interesting how much structure you can acquire and how exciting you can be.
Everyone has their own personal priorities . You can also call it preferences.
Some love a hearty spicy meal , others are scrupulous about having enough carbohydrates and others are more concerned about the food being healthyand versatile .
Awakening on the first major tour
One does not believe how difficult some things can be if they are additionally loaded with the bike or the trailer . On our first major tour, Lake Constance - Königssee Radweg, Constantin has seriously misjudged. We had a lot of rice / lentils / noodles at home and the thought that you do not need to buy anything extra was really good! Actually. But then it turned out that everything was just too hard.
But what is the ideal weight?
Everyone has to find out for themselves. For example, Constantin knew after the first hills that next time he would not carry 14 daily rations in the trailer. The next time is enough for 3 days, or even 2 days vollrationiert + the basic things that you have completely out.
1 kg of fresh mushrooms, or dried beans?
It is clear that fresh food much more space to take as dried. Many products can also be bought super in dried or freeze-dried form or make yourself.
Take the example mushrooms - 1kg mushrooms consumes an incredible amount of space. Since we are real mushroom lovers, especially mushrooms are on our menu. In dried form, 1kg of fresh mushrooms correspond to about 100g of dried mushrooms. They are wonderfully stored in zip bags (available practically everywhere) - they occupy a much smaller space in relative terms.
The same is true with fruits. We have all sorts of dried fruits - pineapples, mango, cranberries, aronia berries, mulberries, banana chips, apple chips, dates, figs, apricots, plums, berries etc ... important here is - unsweetened fruit!
What are more space eaters?
We love to use these zipper bags for almost all foodstuffs and also replenish purchased foodstuffs directly because the air in the packaging or the packaging itself simply takes up too much space. Here are a few typical cold spots:
As you can see - most of it is either inflated in unwieldy cardboard or with too much air.
Logistics expert or not?
It's not as easy as it seems at first glance, but of course you do not have to be an expert either. It's basically like playing Tetris - you need the right pebbles for the right place. Only is added that the food is "appropriate" accommodated. To wrap up we use the following things:
Ready Mixes - Cup Soups - Maggi Fix Stuff - We try to avoid such products as much as possible because they are very far from the original product. For some ingredient lists, the toenails are also on my face and I wonder who else is eating something like that!
Whole grain oatmeal with raw cocoa powder, fresh berries and juicy dates, as well as other sweet dried fruits are also welcome at breakfast. If you look at a finished muesli, which has sugar or glucose syrup in the first or second place in the list of ingredients ....
Short transport routes
It is better to look at the fruit and vegetables from the weekly market, or from the farm shop, than at Aldi / Liedl & co.They only have to transport their truths thousands of miles to sell them here.
Pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers are good for neither soil nor groundwater. Therefore, we try, as far as possible, to resort to organically grown products.
Constantin once wrote a short seminar paper on the topic "Impact of the intensive economy on groundwater in Bavaria".Anyone interested - just cover letter;)
3 weeks bear ...
.. was earlier. Would you think so. In many regions it is still common today that the variety of food is limited. Here is to pay attention especially to balance - if it works! A sufficient intake of vitamins, minerals, fiber is very important - and the total calorie sales should not be undercut for a long time.
The handle in the bed
We are mainly traveling in Central, Western and Northern Europe. In these regions, it is almost impossible not to eat a variety diet. You can get virtually anything fresh virtually all year round. There are many different types of cereals and vegetables that you can switch between. If you eat seasonally, then there are still all year round nice fresh vegetables and fruits. With different spices and aromatics, as well as herbs, the simplest ingredients can be enchanted in many different wonderful variations . With a handle in the nettle bed next door each stew is once again splendidly upgraded.
Simple is also cool at the same time
There are no 15 different vegetables with 18 spices in 5 separate pots. We have 3 pots and 2 pans, but only one Trangia. The One - Pot - Trent is ideal for those out and about out there.
For example - Take a pot:
Or the next pot:
Corn salad in winter + asparagus in spring
Nowadays it is relatively easy to find out when exactly what season has.
and much more in the individual categories. So much for the seasonal - of course, there are also regional differences! If you are in and around Munich for the asparagus season, then you go back to the Schrobenhausener asparagus. If, on the other hand, you are traveling in the Viennese area at the same time, then you will probably fall back on the asparagus from Marchfeld. And so we try as far as it is to proceed.
Rice + legumes + vegetables
Dogs can feed a lot and ours does not disdain the apple or the carrot in between. Rice, legumes and vegetables are especially popular and you can integrate that in your own diet. Simply cook the lentils and put something aside - prepare your own portions the way you want them and feast on the sausages
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