Adventure Food Meals
Adventure Food dried meals were designed and developed in the Netherlands by mountaineer and adventurer Hans van der Meulen. It was Hans' own experience of using specialist foods on his expeditions to the Himalaya (Everest, K2, Gasherbrum 2, Shishapangma and Cho Oyu), and to the North Pole, which drove him to establish Adventure Food.
As Hans says, "I learned the hard way, from first hand experience, about nutritional requirements in such extreme conditions, and I make constant use of this knowledge to make the range the best it can possibly be."
Awarded Best Buy by Judy Armstrong in TGO Magazine's Backpacking Food group test, September 2009: "This is now my backpacking food of choice" commented Judy.
Adventure Food 1-portion meals are all of the "cook in the pouch" type: simply add boiling water up to the indicated fill line, close the pouch and wait 8 minutes. The portions are generous and the prices are competitive.
The large portion meals (called 2-portions by Adventure Food) contain at least 180% of the calories of a 1 portion meal and must be prepared in a pan , but there's no simmering (just add water, bring to the boil, cover and stand for 8 minutes). Do NOT add water to the foil packet! We think these packs are ideal when one person needs extra calories, or for group and expedition use.
The Mince Hotpot is a particular favourite of ours (mashed potato with tasty mini beef meatballs, leek, carrot, onion and herbs), along with Pasta with Cheese and Ham (egg pasta with ham pieces, red pepper, leek and onion in a mild cheesy sauce).
The Expedition Breakfast (a creamy, sweet oat and wheat porridge with hazelnuts, apple pieces and raisins) provides a tasty, hot and filling start for a chilly morning, even if (like Chris) you are not usually that keen on porridge.