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high temperature snack survivability

Postby taipan821 » Sun 14 Jan, 2018 10:28 am

Hello all

in my free time, I volunteer with my local SES, recently we had a search in some really cruddy temperatures (high of 40)

I don't like sweets, preferring snacks with protein, salts and fat for my energy. so currently my snack pack includes pepperoni sticks, crackers and arnotts shapes, museli bars (last ditch snacks) and some caramels. I am wondering what other snacks are suitable for high temperatures?
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby Warin » Sun 14 Jan, 2018 2:34 pm

Hi,
I have a list
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

Nuts are good .. though dry so you will need water.
After that dried fruits - some of the commercial ones tend to be too sugary for me, but the ones I dehydrate at home are fine.

Anything chocolate tends to melt at those temperatures, so Mars and Snickers bars are not something I'd carry.
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby Moondog55 » Sun 14 Jan, 2018 2:35 pm

Nuts and raisins naturally, and salted peanuts add salt to the diet for those heavy sweating times too
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby davidf » Sun 14 Jan, 2018 4:39 pm

Pretzals. Pin a hole and remove air. Tape hole, light and compact
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby warnesy » Sun 14 Jan, 2018 5:03 pm

Yeah I threw snacks into the scroggin mix and was pleasantly surprised with the result.


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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby taipan821 » Wed 17 Jan, 2018 4:11 pm

some experimentation has occurred. I took a slice of gouda with me on a search, temperatures mid 20s with +90% humidity (rains and flooding creeks)

upon opening the cheese from its vac-sealed pack (out of fridge for 9 hours) it had started to leach oil out, but was still firm and tasty and was consumed along with some mini ritz crackers with delight.
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby matagi » Wed 17 Jan, 2018 8:40 pm

La Vache Qui Rit processed cheese triangles. They don't need refrigeration and they're naturally soft, so you can just peel the cheese off the foil (or lick it if you prefer). Also works as butter substitute.
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby Warin » Thu 18 Jan, 2018 5:56 am

matagi wrote:La Vache Qui Rit processed cheese triangles. They don't need refrigeration and they're naturally soft, so you can just peel the cheese off the foil (or lick it if you prefer). Also works as butter substitute.


Commonly called "Laughing Cow Cheese". Had to google La Vache Qui Rit :D
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby matagi » Thu 18 Jan, 2018 7:41 pm

Warin wrote:
matagi wrote:La Vache Qui Rit processed cheese triangles. They don't need refrigeration and they're naturally soft, so you can just peel the cheese off the foil (or lick it if you prefer). Also works as butter substitute.


Commonly called "Laughing Cow Cheese". Had to google La Vache Qui Rit :D


Sorry :oops:

Calling it "La Vache Qui Rit" is a bit of a family joke. :P
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby redrock » Fri 19 Jan, 2018 11:40 am

Warin wrote:Hi,
Anything chocolate tends to melt at those temperatures, so Mars and Snickers bars are not something I'd carry.


m&ms are perfect - i've taken them to the pilbara and kimberley no probs.

Even salami and cheese worked as others have said. Some of the trips, these were smaller individually packaged so they could be immersed in a large water body (river/lake).

I much prefer the salty/spicy nut mix like the Bhuja brand topped up with raisins (to oppose the saltiness) and other bits.
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby ChrisJHC » Fri 19 Jan, 2018 3:04 pm

I find that chocolate dries my mouth out so tend to avoid it in warmer weather.
Still have my chocolate bar for dessert each night.
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby redrock » Sat 20 Jan, 2018 12:50 pm

ChrisJHC wrote:Still have my chocolate bar for dessert each night.
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m+m's work for dessert :P
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Re: high temperature snack survivability

Postby Neo » Sat 20 Jan, 2018 1:14 pm

Smarties are awkward if they get wet!
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