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Expedition Food - High Energy, Lightweight Freeze Dried Meals

Expedition Food - High Energy, Lightweight Freeze Dried Meals

Expedition Foods is a very popular range at Base Camp Food. There is an extensive selection of lightweight freeze dried expedition meals. Three different energy options are available, up to 1000Kcal, making this one of our most versatile meal options.
James Gardener
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Helinox - The Future of Camping Equipment

Helinox - The Future of Camping Equipment

The Helinox brand was new to Base Camp Food towards the end of 2019 after we saw the equipment for ourselves at an exhibition – and it’s safe to say we were so impressed, it was a must have for our shelves (and ourselves)!!

 

Hayley Ellis
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Summit to Eat - Not your average Freeze dried food!

Summit to Eat - Not your average Freeze dried food!

Base Camp Food are proud stockists of Summit To Eat, a tasty and affordable freeze-dried food range.  But this isn’t just your average Freeze-Dried Food! They offer a great range of main meals, higher calorie options for those with bigger appetites and some really yummy breakfast / dessert options.

Hayley Ellis
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3 Day Camping Meal Plan + Some Tips

Packing for an expedition may be more difficult than an 8 hours walk - well, at least this is what we often hear from adventure lovers. What to take and what to leave at home? How to take the right amount of food? How heavy it will be? Will that banana survive in the sun? Will I have enough calories to stay energetic? What about the dessert?
Laura Jakimonyte
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Wayfayrer - The Choice for DofE Expedition Food

The Duke of Edinburgh award is something a young person must experience at least once in their lifetime. This flexible programme helps to develop young people for life; pushing personal boundaries to gain new skills.

Each year, The Duke of Edinburgh give a list of recommended, designed to help challengers enjoy the adventure at full power and without adding too much weight to rucksacks. This year Wayfayrer is the food of choice for DofE and if you're not familiar with Wayfayrer yet, let us introduce the brand to you.

About Wayfayrer Expedition Food Packs 

Wayfayrer trusted by thousands of people

Recommended DofE Kit List

Laura Jakimonyte
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Real Turmat Freeze Dried Meals

Real Turmat meals available in the UK with free UK delivery. Lightweight and high energy, they have a long shelf life and are easy to prepare.
Laura Portelli
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Gluten Free Backpacking Meals

Base Camp Food have a superb selection of freeze dried and ready to eat lightweight camping and backpacking meals, including vegetarian options.
Laura Portelli
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Vegetarian Freeze Dried Meals

We have the widest selection of vegetarian and vegan lightweight outdoor meals available. Whether you need ready to eat or freeze dried!
James Gardener
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Guest Review on Bla Band Wilderness Stew

Here is a guest review blog from expert wild camper Lee Taylor - you can visit his blog site here:

Lee bought a range of Bla Band meals from us...

Bla Band Wilderness Stew

Having used Mountain House for the last 3 years I was getting tired of the same old flavours and decided a change was badly needed.  I had seen the odd picture and mention of a brand called Bla Band so I decided to give them ago, I ordered 10 from Basecamp Food, they were the cheapest I could find at £5.99 each.  I purchased a mix of flavours and I tried the first one, Wilderness Stew with rice on my recent trip to the Howgills.  I was blown away with the taste and quality of the meal, the meat used might not appeal to everyone as it's Reindeer meat which too me tastes similar to venison, but it adds so much flavour to the rice and cream sauce and there was plenty of meat in it as well!!  The packaging is good and  easy to access with a standard spoon with fill lines on the inside which is always beneficial.  It says leave for 10 minutes to hydrate but I left mine for 15 minutes and it was perfect, it never touched the sides and is just what you need after a long day on the hill.  I've put a short video on this Blog and I'll update as I try the different flavours, but after the first I have to say, the rest have a lot too live up too!!

 

 

James Gardener
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DofE Approved Meals

Base Camp Food offer the best range of meals for Duke of Edinburgh expeditions through our range of DofE approved meals from Beyond the Beaten Track

About Ready to Eat meals

The Widest Selection of Outdoor Meals in the UK

D of E Approved Stoves

Free UK Delivery

 

About Ready to Eat Meals

Base Camp Food have a wide selection of ready to eat camping meals. These meals have an advantage over our range of freeze dried meals as there is no need to carry, and add water. The disadvantage is they are heavier, however they make great meals for weekend expeditions and camping trips. The Beyond the Beaten Track meals in stock at Base Camp Food are ready to eat either hot or cold but we recommend you heat them for a tasty warming meal after a day on the hills! The Beyond the Beaten Track meals are approved kit for DofE expeditions. Our full range of Beyond the Beaten Track meals can be found here. We also stock the tasty and popular Wayfayrer meals.

 

The Widest Selection of Meals in the UK

Base Camp Food has a wide range of DofE approved meals. We stock vegetarian camping meals as well as meat versions and there is something to suit all tastes. To start the day, our DofE approved All Day Breakfast is warming and tasty. For a vegetarian ready to eat camping meal why not taste our Vegetable Curry with Rice is warming and tasty with a good blend of spice – a real team favourite! We also stock a range of desserts which are approved for DofE expeditions – we love the rich and creamy Rice Pudding from beyond the Beaten Track. Base Camp Food also stock a range of self heating Beyond the Beaten Track meals which come complete with a flameless ration heater so there is no need to carry a stove!

 

DofE Approved Stoves

Base Camp Food stocks also stocks a wide range of camping stoves and cookware, including the DofE approved stoves from Trangia. Trangia offers a superb coking system which is used all over the world. There is a collection of stoves to choose from which are various sizes and offers a choice of non stick options. The Trangia 27-1 UL is ideal for one or two backpackers and includes a stove, two saucepans and a frying pan – why not find out more here. We also offer some great utensils and cookware for backpacking – you will always find a Vargo titanium spork in out team packs (and lunch boxes!)

Free UK Delivery on Lightweight Outdoor Camping Meals

All camping meals, DofE expedition food, lightweight stoves and cookware come with free UK delivery from Base Camp Food, including the Beyond the Beaten Track meals. Our free delivery option normally takes 3-5 working days. If you need your Beyond the Beaten Track meals with next day delivery then we can do that too for a small charge.

 

Base Camp Food has the widest range of lightweight outdoor meals with free UK delivery.

James Gardener
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Bla Band Meals at Base Camp Food

New Meals at Base Camp...

Here at Base Camp Food we are always on the look out for tasty new meals to add to range so you can try something new on your next trip

We already have the widest range in the UK, but during 2016 we are expecting more. This week sees the arrival of Bla Band meals at Base Camp. Bla Band are the market leaders in Scandinavia and have a tasty range of main meals, including more gluten free meals to add to our existing collection. Each meal contains 650Kcal and is priced at £5.99

Base Camp has over 100 freeze dried meals in stock, all with free delivery. Bla Band meals are a superb addition to our freeze dried meals. Why not try a gluten free Indian Chicken Stew on your next trip or for a tasty vegetarian lightweight meal, how about a Couscous with chilli spiced vegetables

Don't forget we also have a superb range of stoves and lightweight cookware including a great selection of Evernew titanium which arrived a couple of weeks ago and is already proving very popular

Thanks as always for supporting Base Camp Food

James Gardener
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Lightweight Expedition Food

Expedition Foods are new to Base Camp Food from the start of 2015 but are already proving to be one of our most popular ranges! There is a good selection of gluten free meals and the lightweight, high energy range gives a great balance of weight and energy.

About Expedition Foods

Expedition Food of Choice

Benefits of Expedition Food

Full Range Available at Base Camp Food

  

About Expedition Foods

Established in 1995, Expedition Foods has been providing top quality freeze-dried meals to internationally acclaimed explorers, rowers, sailors, endurance athletes and mountaineers as well as campers, scouts, film crews, military personnel and rescue service teams all over the world.

Expedition Foods’ delicious light-weight meals provide the perfect nutrition for a wide range of outdoor pursuits. Manufactured in Britain, Expedition Foods is an expert in producing meals that retain all the nutrition of a perfectly balanced meal in a single, light-weight packet.  The meals deliver the fuel and balanced nutrition required for the most gruelling of challenges!

 

Expedition Food of Choice

Expedition Foods have a number of accolades.  They were recently voted the most preferred brand of meal at the prestigious "4 Deserts Race Series" and are the food of choice for world record holders, The Islanders, during their GB Row 2013; Meghan Hicks, the 2013 Ladies Champion of the Marathon des Sables; adventurers James Cracknell and Ben Fogle; our meals were even enjoyed by Prince Harry during his Walking With The Wounded South Pole 2013 Expedition. 

 

Benefits of Expedition Food

  • Freshest ingredients freeze dried for great taste
  • Can be rehydrated in minutes
  • Superb value, especially with Base Camp Food’s free delivery
  • High energy 800Kcal options available
  • No refrigeration required and long shelf life
  • Ultra lightweight and easy to carry
  • Great range of breakfasts, main meals and dessert recipes

Full Range Available

Base Camp Food have the full range of Expedition Foods available to buy.  With breakfast, main meals for both meat-eaters and vegetarians and a selection of desserts. There is also a comprehensive offering of gluten free options.

Breakfasts include the tasty Oats and Blueberries for a high energy start to the day with 800Kcal and only 180g.

Already one of the most popular main meals containing meat is the Beef and Potato Hotpot 800Kcal.  For those of you who prefer some spice the Chicken Tikka is a tasty combination of chicken and rice in a spicy Tikka sauce.

We also have a great range of vegetarian meals including the Spicy Vegetable Noodles and the Vegetable Tikka

If you have a gluten free dietary requirement then our Gluten Free meals include a good selection from Expedition Foods.

As always, Base Camp Food offer free delivery on all UK orders so is the perfect choice for lightweight Expedition Food meals in the UK.

 

MARK WASLEY
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