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All this talk about ration packs got me thinking

ugly

LE
Moderator
#1
Careful I know but when I travel to outdoor events we often take a chiller (ok till its opened) and have some meals prepared which we can throw in a pan on the burner. I have thought about using boil in the bag or making my own even.
I came across this product Boil-a-Bags in freezer bags at the Lakeland Store Live
And I was wondering if I used a vacuum sealer how long would cooked food keep compared to issue boil in the bag stuff which has about a 5 year life? I could vacuum, seal and freeze but its the lack of a chiller for long periods which makes me interested in the shelf life of home made boilies!
 

Schaden

LE
Book Reviewer
#2
You should try it and see - I'd say that more than 24 hours and you're going to be emergency room material with brown rain squirting from one orifice and green yellow jets coming from the other.
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#3
And I was wondering if I used a vacuum sealer how long would cooked food keep compared to issue boil in the bag stuff
If you own a vacuum sealer, start a business. Vacuumed sealed stuff will keep for 20 years or more. Little gritty stuff what it is. Just add hot water and wait. Or get impatient and it will swell in your gut and you will not be able to move for a day or more. Your shout.

Boil In The Bag is best left to Tesco shoppers in my view. If one needs a damp wet thing to supplement ones diet, invite a chum into ones tent, top him and eat the ******.

But then, there is the issue with hair, bones and teeth. **** me. Travelling to outdoor events is a right hassle, eh?
 
#4
You should try it and see - I'd say that more than 24 hours and you're going to be emergency room material with brown rain squirting from one orifice and green yellow jets coming from the other.
To be fair that sounds more appetising than some Slop jockeys have "Prepared"!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#6
Well seeing as the 2 i/c wont touch compo and I dont really want to pay shop prices (I also like her cooking, 23 years and I must be immune now!) for boil in the bag posh meals. I may slip a quick compo boilie in front of her this weekend. See how she likes it!
I dont have a vacuum sealer but have been looking for one for quite a while now and set my heart on one from lakeland.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#7
There's loads of American stuff about bottling and canning food on the Internet. It seems they are more into this than we are.
I have some of Kieth Erlandsons books on the subject, I bought it for the smoking section (I have a bradley) and also he was a god in dog training and a viking!
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#8
You should try it and see - I'd say that more than 24 hours and you're going to be emergency room material with brown rain squirting from one orifice and green yellow jets coming from the other.
When I get the vacuum sealer I'll give it a go, must have a set trial series of dates to eat dodgy meals by!
Update will be forthcoming eventually!
 

TheIronDuke

ADC
Book Reviewer
#10
Do a Google on American Deep Fat Turkey Friers. Yeah, I know. One or two logistics issues. But where else can you get something that will either take out your entire family in an air-burst conflagration, or deliver a succulent turkey dinner?

Pot Noodle has its fans I hear?
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#11
Do a Google on American Deep Fat Turkey Friers. Yeah, I know. One or two logistics issues. But where else can you get something that will either take out your entire family in an air-burst conflagration, or deliver a succulent turkey dinner?



Pot Noodle has its fans I hear?

I have seen the turkey friers. Not my cup of tea but there are some good websites out there but I am looking for something simpler that I can prep in the weeks before and wam up in a boiling pan on my ozpig.

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ugly

LE
Moderator
#12
I'm avoiding instant noodle type meals as they use water and whilst its not normally an issue I'd rather have a meal than an instant thingy.
That said I'm not averse to cooking rice fresh so to speak but I will aim for a boilie type in the future.
 
#17
Or google 'look what we found' for cheaper boil in the bag stuff.
Wife tried the Tomato Soup with Cheviot Cheese Pesto. Territorial as the tomatoes come from Billingham (that's a bit too close to ICI) and the wife's from the Cheviots.

Remarks: Nothing to write home about and there's only half a portion in the bag.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#18
Wife tried the Tomato Soup with Cheviot Cheese Pesto. Territorial as the tomatoes come from Billingham (that's a bit too close to ICI) and the wife's from the Cheviots.

Remarks: Nothing to write home about and there's only half a portion in the bag.
Are you a bit of a porker? Stacker needs informing.
 

ugly

LE
Moderator
#19
Electrickery is a drama at these events, usually £150 for a single 13 amp socket for the weekend. Now thats profiteering. I usually run 3 car batteries in rotation trickle charged by a 60 w solar panel and it runs the till, card machine and a phone charger and sometimes in the evening a small portable tv but not enough for a fridge as well.
this weekend we are doing a charity gun dog scurry so have blagged a power supply for a beer fridge which will do for the till. I like freebies but its rarely found. A chiller cabinet with gel packs is good for a weekend but when we do a big event say 3 days the day setting up and taking down eats into this.
 

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