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doesnt anyone use tins anymore?

everything comes in tins, including bread.
you dont need to keep them cool, they dont spill, they come in their own saucepans, they come in correct portions, the food inside is nearly always safe to eat
they are heavy, but you just buy a days food everyday
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Quite a funny thread. I am the only one who carries pot noodles?
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Quite a funny thread. I am the only one who carries pot noodles?
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No your not but do you want to eat pot noodle every day for 12+ months?
That's OK for a every other day meal on a 6 week trip but dried/rehydrated stuff for a year or more!!!!

I'm off to restart a "motorcycle food hamper" thread
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only students can survive on potnoodles, but they arent actually human. the rest of us would die of salt poisoning.
it does raise the point of dried food though, does rice and pasta count? a handful of pasta tubes with a powdered soup mix makes a tasty dinner. (hang on, thats a pot noodle..aaagh! but you can get some decent soups)
but, i have found that since dry rice and pasta takes a lot of cooking it dont half use up the propane, so back to the tinned for me
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You may find that dried foods, stored in plastic bags are the most space-efficient way of packing.

Boxes are actually the least efficient, because as they empty, there is a lot of space left unused. Halfway through the capacity of your Tupperware boxes, 50% of your space is wasted.

Plastic bags take the shape of wherever you store them, so are very efficient, the best possible. And they weigh less, and are free along the trip.

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Quite a funny thread. I am the only one who carries pot noodles?
nope..
and breaks em down to fit in them zipper bags ..cheap as chips,
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If you're not carrying a pillion, then a seat bag (tail pack) works well - especially if it's expandable. Sling a cargo net over it and anything inside is held in place, so very little gets shaken or mashed.

You could try a wine rack divider thingy from a cardboard carrier - get them in Sainsbugs - to keep tins / bottles upright and separated.

Last off the wall idea is to get an inflatable pillow or the like, to blow up and place on top of / around things in the top box to keep them from moving. Inflate just enough so it's all held firm when the lid closes.

Get a petrol stove so you don't worry about burning through the butane and use that dried food with wild abandon!
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Here's a couple of things I've tried...


This small coolbox has been great, it's only 9"x7"x7" and fits perfectly inside my topbox. The only problem is it's not waterproof so has to be sitting upright.

mm I think taking the toaster its a bit much!
any fool can be uncomfey Hehe

no serious as Ted says keep food buy en-route already cooked yes chance of trotts but it will clear a few days, I take T Coffee (lidal do them in sachets already with milk & sugar or just sugar.

If like ted camping or can see i am goingto be coving a distance with out any shops I take things that can be cooked on my stove (coleman) & not use too much water,
I know some use Army Rations, but not for me tins of beans, that type of thing is ideal.
any frut purchased i get some under ripe others ready to eat just have them in my panner wrapped up in jumper!
hay apple a day and all that
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As far as flexible soft foods are concerned, I often take an extra large helmet. Filling the space around my head with the sqwuishy food, and icebags from the fridge I can of course keep the food and my head cool at the same time.
Works particularly well with soft garlicky cheese, full face lids giving more capacity and in transit security.
Handling is improved since the weight is off the bike, and my concentration is improved with the inbuilt cooling from the cheese. If you have a really long tongue you don't even have to stop to have a nibble. Cheesesticks can also be strapped to the bars for variety of accompaniment.

I'm amazed more people don't make more use of their helmet space!


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As far as flexible soft foods are concerned, I often take an extra large helmet. Filling the space around my head with the sqwuishy food, and icebags from the fridge I can of course keep the food and my head cool at the same time.
Works particularly well with soft garlicky cheese, full face lids giving more capacity and in transit security.
Handling is improved since the weight is off the bike, and my concentration is improved with the inbuilt cooling from the cheese. If you have a really long tongue you don't even have to stop to have a nibble. Cheesesticks can also be strapped to the bars for variety of accompaniment.

I'm amazed more people don't make more use of their helmet space!


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and if you have a crash and lumps of cheese, guacamole and salsa oozes out from under you lid you will have a laugh at the expressions on the helpers faces!
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