As you can probably tell I love to cook. When we normally go camping we do a meal plan based on how many days we are travelling for & where our resupply points will be along the track. This time as we are travelling for a year I wanted to have a really good pantry staples box. This would allow me to have a lot of the initial cost up front before we left, have lots of variety & also reduce the amount of items we would need to buy in small towns with limited shopping & high prices.
Below is my list of what I thought I would need. I ended up with all of this, plus some. Lucky we have a big food box!!! But it is super heavy & I really need to cut it back!! So we are planning to camp along the Murray River on the way down so I will reassess in those 4-5 nights & try to use up some of the bulkier items!!
Sweet chilli sauce
Pasta - spaghetti & spirals
Packet soup for cooking
Packet soups for lunches
Oil - spray & liquid
Asian sauce mixes
I didn't end up with a photo of the box fully packed as I just shut the lid when I did get it to finally close!! Below are a couple of photos of some vacuum packing & labelling that I did. I also used Lock & Lock containers for most of my cooking ingredients.
A tip is also to remove as much packaging as you can. A lot of things come with 2-3 layers of packaging. Getting rid of it before you put it in the food box saves space & weight but also means less rubbish to carry around & dispose of out in the bush.
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