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It is essential to have sufficient, nutritional and spare food and drink to ensure the tramp is enjoyed and people keep up their energy levels.

Below is the daily menu I use with some suggested variations which will give you 2716 calories for a weight of 620g/day.

Breakfast
One serve Back Country Square meal (90g/400cal) and a Moconna Cappuccino sachet with 1 teaspoon of sugar (20g/100cal) or a cuppa soup (25g/75cal).
Total 115g/575cal.
Alternatives
1. 2 x Oaties Servings with powdered milk and brown sugar (100g/375cal).
(I take a shaker for mixing the milk and use it for instant noodles as well.)
2. Museli with powdered milk (180g/500cal).

Morning Tea Snack
2 x Museli bars one each break  Mother Earth - Choc Chip, Afghan, Apricot and Peanut Brownie my favourites (40g/180cal/bar).
Total 80g/360cal.
Alternatives
Beef jerky, biltong, scroggin, dried fruit etc.

Lunches
Mother Earth Choc Oatie Slice or Bumper Bar or one Square meal Bar (70g/420cal), a small Cadbury Crunchie Bar (50g/243cal), 2 x beef jerky sticks (30g/100cal).
Total 150g/763cal.
Alternatives
1. Two One Square Meal bars.
2. Half of a One Square Meal pack (1 bar), a 250ml Up & Go Liquid Breakfast & 1 x Cadbury Crunchie Bar.

Afternoon Tea Snack
2 x Museli bars one each break  Mother Earth - Choc Chip, Afghan, Apricot and Peanut Brownie my favourites (40g/180cal/bar).
Total 80g/360cal.
Alternatives
Beef jerky, biltong, scroggin, dried fruit etc.

Evening Meal
Back Country Dehydrated Meal.
Total 175g/750cal.
Alternatives
1. 4 serve Rice risotto (200g/300cal) with an added flavoured instant noodles (100g/400cal) made up in my shaker bottle .
2. 6 serve Continental Pasta (130g /780cal)

Supper
Moconna Cappuccino sachet with 1 teaspoon of sugar (20g/100cal) and a Cadbury Crunchie Bar (50g/243cal).
Total 70g/343cal.
Alternatives
A cuppa soup (75cal) or hot chocolate for supper (200cal) or a small canned fruit, rehydrated fruit, biscuits, instant puddings, rice etc.

Hot Drinks
Coffee with sugar (100cal). You can make a dry coffee mix of 1 tspn coffee, 2 tspns sugar and 1.5 heaped tspns of milk powder times the number of coffees you will have on the tramp. More simpler is to use sachets. My preference is Moconna Cappuccino sachet with 1 teaspoon of sugar (20g/100cal).
Alternatives
Hot Chocolate, Milo, Tea, cup of soup.

Cold drinks
Water which I would strongly suggest you supplement with Electrolytes.

Special Notes
1. Always pack one complete spare day's
food in case of emergencies. A good way of
doing this is to use a 995g Back Country
Cuisine Ration Pack which includes the three
main meals, hot and cold drinks and snacks alongs the way.

2. Re-pack food into plastic bags to reduce
waste and weight but remember to keep instructions.

3. Ensure you have suffiicient gas for cooking
and always cook in a ventilated area. A
standard gas cartridge will last 90min or 3-4
days of cooking and boiling water for the menu at left.