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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2021, 01:28:23 pm »
Meat feast pizza with chillis on it cracking the next day !!!

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2021, 01:51:42 pm »
My main nutrition was a packet of Benson and Hedges....




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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2021, 02:25:20 pm »
A caving companion came equipped with Kendal mint cake. Unfortunately the result was that I found myself crawling in pleasantly mint scented water.

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2021, 04:11:05 pm »
Packet of Polos (the holes save weight!) pretty much essential, and Snickers or similar chocolaty stuff. Maybe a bottle of H2O or a juice carton.  Defo a can of full fat coke afterwards.

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2021, 05:39:37 pm »

I just drag a Nalgene bottle around with me, although I very rarely remember to take it then curse loudly when I realise I forgot it and promptly forget to take it next time I go caving as well  :lol:

I remember a particularly good night at the chapel when I was a student, couldn’t find any plastic bottles to fill with water. I did find an empty glass bottle that would have had something like lambrini in it. So I filled the glass bottle with water and took it to eldon hole, it remained intact, but I wouldn’t recommend the option for general caving!

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2021, 06:24:02 pm »
Eat Natural bars for me especially the non chocolate one - nuts, fruit and some sugar for good measure.
Biggest issue is probably loading up in advance and so my preferred breakfast is generally beens on toast topped with a poached egg.

As for a drink you have to say that if its good enough to crawl in..........

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2021, 06:42:13 pm »
The best underground snack I have ever "found" was on the way out from the Hard Rock cafe.
I was about two thirds of the way out of the Darren entrance crawl with a tongue that was in danger of becoming dryer than my sense of humour, when I spotted a perfect orange Opal Fruit (starburst).
It was sat on a small sand bank, just out of the water - waiting patiently to be eaten.
The wrapper had no marks on and at first I thought it could be a mirage appearing there to taunt me.
Initially I also felt a little guilty, but there was no one in front to hand it back to.
Then I thought of those behind and realised I needed to eat it quick without them knowing, to spare their anguish at missing out.
I reached out and yes it was real.
Within seconds it wrenched all the remaining liquid from my body and forced it through my saliva glands, but god my tongue felt good.
Not sure it made the crawl easier. Still wonder how it got there and did the original owner ever miss it?
 

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2021, 07:26:52 pm »
A great culinary experience underground was provided by Lugger.

In the mid 80's we were on a CRO and Army caving association trip to the Berger and Fromagere.
This was in the days when you could camp on the Molliere and the army team set up an amazing canteen converting great fresh French produce into expedition food beyond compare.
After a few days of the Army cooking Lugger who has the dietary preferences of a fussy 5 year old was in a different condition to myself and was really struggling.
I needed to go underground to stop eating and do some work and for some reason Lugger was very keen as well, so off we went to rig the big pitch in the Fromagere.
As I was rigging Lugger suddenly went mysteriously silent and expecting mischief I prusicked back up to look for him.
About 50 metres from the top was a small ledge and there was Lugger frantically unpacking a large tackle bag.
He had worked out that those on longer underground trips / camps were entitled to an MoD 24 hour ration pack and he had a tackle bag full of them to stock a lower camp.
After rooting around he found the object of his desire, set up the little stove and shortly afterwards we were both sat in splendid isolation grinning from ear to ear and eating steaming Jam Roly Poly and Custard.
The theory was you had to be underground to qualify and unlike the surface there was no one around to tell us off, so it was fair game.

a week or so later on the same trip I did a trip down the Berger to the Gallery of the Ded and so in preparation I went and collected my ration pack and carefully stashed the goodies in amongst my kit.
I then descended to a camp at the bottom of the great rubble heap and met up with a few others plus a member of the army team who for some reason had been living in the camp for the last week. I grabbed some food from my pack, ate and then sacked out.
Some time later I was woken by a disturbance and it was then that I discovered how the camp resident had survived so long without the need to resurface - there he was going through my tackle bag and picking out items of food a nighttime raider, a true rat.
Not only that, but we all knew there was one item in the pack that you never shared and was valuable beyond belief and he had his hand on them - Oi F*** O** my Rollo's I screamed as I tore my way out of my bivi bag.
Now I may have been a little over protective, but they are hard to replace when underground and abroad, but I never did see him again - next morning he was gone.

So the motto of the stories is that you can probably have whatever you want when you are underground just so long as you don't get caught - mmmmmm Jam Roly Poly, thanks Lugger
 

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2021, 07:42:10 pm »
Lugger must have been a fussy eater - we ate like kings on that expedition.

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2021, 08:17:11 pm »
We definitely did, but I never did describe Lugger as a King and his food issues are legendary

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2021, 08:35:18 pm »
Never heard of "left over pizza" or other mythical food stuffs or drinks (What is left over wine FFS?).
Cave snacks are usually flapjacks or penguin type biscuits. Drink is a bottle of water. Keeping the food safe is a problem, seeing a friend at Swinsto GT Aven with a bag of slush that had been inglesport finest flapjack after Simpsons Duck was a terrible thing to see...

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2021, 09:08:42 pm »
Left over pizza? The breakfast of students...
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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2021, 09:11:56 pm »
I went on one of those Berger trips (I think there were two). There was something slightly surreal about emerging knackered from the Berger, then staggering across the Sornin plateau to be greeted by beers and an enormous meal at midnight in a great big khaki marquee.

Worst memory was spending slightly longer underground than originally intended. I'd promised to be out by 4 so that I could take my wife out to dinner down the valley to celebrate her birthday. I got the 4 bit right but was 12 hours late. 0400 on the Sornin plateau was cold and frosty. The speleofish tent was several degrees colder....

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2021, 11:05:53 pm »
I have good memories of the second of those Army/CRO trips to the Berger. As I recall, Jack Sheldon had organized a team of Army caterers on the pretence that it wold be like a 'real (war) situation', i.e. there'd be soldiers (cavers) appearing at any hour of the day or night demanding to be fed . . . except that there were no bullets or bombs flying round. The Army cooks did a brilliant job; I recollect staggering back into the camp after a 19-hour bottoming trip, topped off with getting lost in the  forest as I got out at some silly hour in the morning, to be greeted with a huge (and much needed) breakfast.

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #39 on: July 03, 2021, 03:21:11 am »
Me and Bulmers found a can of mackerel in brine down the Sniezna cave in Poland in 1974, left from the original exploration in the 60s - deliciously disgusting!
Amazin Razin rools OK!

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2021, 01:50:54 pm »
Soreen and a block of marzipan. Cave-proof and calorie-dense. Also feels like eating Christmas Cake if you have them together. Now all you need is a block of mature cheddar to go with it.
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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #41 on: July 07, 2021, 04:30:31 pm »
A Peveril Stores cherry and chocolate flapjack usually does me, but the Soreen mention reminded me of their recipe for a malt loaf flapjack - that surely must be the pinnacle of cave food? In fact I may have to try this:



https://www.soreen.com/recipes/chocolate-soreen-flapjack/

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #42 on: July 07, 2021, 06:52:38 pm »
Blooooody hell.
I'll have to make some of that now.
Yum yum

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #43 on: July 07, 2021, 09:03:56 pm »
Cadbury Black Forest bars! yum

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2021, 10:25:17 am »
Mix corn chips, hazelnut M&Ms and chocolate cookies in a freezer bag, crush them up. Eat like a horse bag.

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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2021, 11:03:57 am »
Rice crispie cake is another easy one to make that's robust enough for taking underground - melt some butter in a pan, chop up some mars bars and melt those in the butter, stir in a load of rice crispies, pour into a tray and leave to cool.
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Re: Ultimate Snack
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2021, 11:23:01 pm »
Geeeez.
You guys are nut

 

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