Annual Leadership Kayaking Trip 2013
Each Leadership participant will bring and prepare some food for the group -- either one dinner + snack, or two smaller meals + snack. To choose your meals, visit the Doodle calendar here.
Keep in mind:
Meals should be enough to feed 10 hungry people. Calories are important to help keep warm in the spring and leadership conditions! If in doubt, bring a little extra; you can always prepare less.
Our dietary requirements in this group include:
Kitchen equipment (pots, pans, spatula/stir spoon, cutting boards, kettle, MSR stoves & fuel, a couple of serving bowls etc) is provided; just bring enough ingredients/spices/oil for your meal and you're good to go! Food should be packed in waterproof bags, just like your clothes.
>> Please check ingredients for hidden things like fish products, nuts and beef broth.
FAQ: Will it keep?
Probably, yes. Kayaks are great in that you can bring lots of bulky, fresh food including veggies and eggs, etc. On a 3-4 day kayaking trip, pretty much all dairy products will keep just fine in the bottom of the boat (it's quite cool down there). Whole/raw eggs are good too. Egg-products start to be a little more sketchy since if the eggshell is broken that's when you tend to get problems with salmonella. Meats are also sketchy, I probably wouldn't eat chicken past the first or second day of a trip, for instance. Please keep in mind none of this advice is foodsafe-approved.
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Breakfast: perhaps cereal, granola, oatmeal, couscous or (for the adventurous) French toast, along with a serving of fresh fruit for everyone.
Lunches: a quick soup or pre-made chili to heat over a campstove at lunch is a great addition to a spring trip. Try pairing soup with pitas, wraps, kaisers etc. and choose-your-own toppings like cream cheese, bean spread, tomatoes, falafels, peppers, hummus, etc.
Dinners: Great, calorie-rich dinners might include rice, pasta, burritos, lentils, potatoes, quinoa, rice noodles, chili, chickpeas, yams, curries, stirfrys, etc.
Snacks: granola bars, rice cakes, chocolate-covered jubejubes, cookies, fruit, muffins, chips, pita & hummus, popcorn, etc. Think of both kayak-friendly & land snacks.
Desserts: Consider brownies, marshmallows, fruit salad, pie, bannock ... choose your own adventure!