camping gourmet

Real Coffee Makers for Camping

When you’re camping, wild or in a campsite; you can’t beat real coffee in the morning. Nothing surprises wild camping companions than the smell of a real cup of coffee wafting from your tent. You can choose to share, but it depends how generous they were with the single malt last night. Lets get this …

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All The Wild Camping Options

For those of you who want to spend the night under the stars, there’s more than just the simple wild camping option. Here’s how to make your overnight trip one to remember. Bivvy it. As light as you can get overnight. Basically a sleeping bag and a waterproof cover. Bivvy tents provide a bit more …

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The Spice Tailor Curry Kits

Dehydrated camping meals might be fine in their place, they’ll never be as good a properly cooked meal. This is normally easier said than done out on the mountain, and so we usually sacrifice this for convenience. We were understandably excited when we found one of these curry kits by the Spice Tailor in our …

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Nido Dehydrated Milk Review

Only a true wild camper gets excited over finding a new dehydrated product whilst shopping in Tesco. We’ve tried dehydrated skimmed milk in the past (Tesco, Marvel) and we’ve not been that impressed. They can be used to mix into other products such as puddings, but proved a bit vile in coffee. So while we …

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How to Choose Camping Cookware

You’re planning your first wild camp, but you’re going to need to cook  your food somehow. Choosing your stove’s one thing, but you’ll need something on top of it! Here’s some hints and tips on how to buy the right type for you. What do you want to cook? Do you want to just boil …

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Seven Oceans Survival Rations

At first glance, lifeboat rations seem like a rather odd thing to review on Mud and Routes. Following our recent benightment jaunt, where we had to try out some survival rations on the hill, we wanted to find what was possibly the least appealing option out there. We couldn’t find any turblokken, and these were …

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Gluten Free Backpacking Foods

Having recently found myself to be intolerant to gluten, rather than just intolerable, I had to change my eating habits. Obviously on a mountain you really don’t want to find out that a meal isn’t suitable for your diet, if you do get caught short in this unfortunate situation, then we can recommend sphagnum moss. …

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DSP Magic Coin Towels

Unscented baby wipes have been an essential on all my trips, being used for anything from wiping up spills, cleaning pots and as a softer alternative to sphagnum moss when needed. They can be reasonably heavy, so these DSP Magic Coin Towel dry wipes to which you add water are an interesting alternative. The DSP Magic …

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