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Old 01-10-2013, 01:12 PM   #856
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MSR windscreen is all I use but..... I'm jealous of these fabricated pieces of engineering.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:47 PM   #857
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For a weekender, I tend to bring either pre cooked rice sealed in an air tight bag, teamed up with a can or two of Tescos chicken or beef curry, it cooks nice and fast, saves fuel, and goes excellently with beer.
I never bother with breakfast anyway, so my breakkie, is Tescos one cup French filter coffee.
The coffee is far superior to the instant stuff eg Nescafe etc, and of course acompanied by a a couple of ciggies.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:51 PM   #858
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For a weekender, I tend to bring either pre cooked rice sealed in an air tight bag, teamed up with a can or two of Tescos chicken or beef curry, it cooks nice and fast, saves fuel, and goes excellently with beer.
I never bother with breakfast anyway, so my breakkie, is Tescos one cup French filter coffee.
The coffee is far superior to the instant stuff eg Nescafe etc, and of course acompanied by a a couple of ciggies.
Funny, while visiting the UK I heard some English relatives of mine refer to instant coffee as "American coffee". Couldn't be further from the truth. I saw more instant coffee in UK and EU than I have ever seen in the US. I refused to drink it while I was there too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:06 AM   #859
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Never heard instant referred to as American... most strange - Wonder if it's a WWII hang-over?

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:37 AM   #860
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Funny, while visiting the UK I heard some English relatives of mine refer to instant coffee as "American coffee". Couldn't be further from the truth. I saw more instant coffee in UK and EU than I have ever seen in the US. I refused to drink it while I was there too.

Hah! I'd have to say the same. I've seen more instant coffee in Europe than I ever have in America.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:33 AM   #861
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But we've got instant tea!
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:52 AM   #862
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This old thread still has some legs.

I car camp when out with the bike. I bring a mini grill. Gives me something to do at night. Use the coals to start the evening fire when finished. I try to cook enuff so I have leftovers for lunch the next day.


I make stuff like burgers,

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #863
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MSR Whisperlite International (Run on 87 octane) with windshield and GSI Halulite cookware.

Ive found that the aluminum windshield for the Whisperlite is more than sufficient for wind coverage. I see a lot of the post have very large windscreens, but I guess coming from hiking/backpacking before I got into motorcycling, I was more concerned about weight.
Also I forgot to note; I am cooking mac and cheese and summer sausage :-) Best meal on that trip. I found summer sausage is great to carry because its one of the only non-dried meats that does not need refrigeration. Although I am not including canned meats as that is out of the question due to weight of the cans. That cooking was done while my buddy and I were scaling Mt. Harvard near Buena Vista, CO (14,500' or so) so we had to carry everything in for a day or two and carry all our trash out so cans would not have been good and I wanted the lightest/smallest windscreen I could carry.

I think the MSR Whisperlite is one of the best for ADV Riding because the fuel canisters can double as back up gas for the bike and vice-versa. Also the fuel is widely available (Octane 87-100, Aviation fuel, white gas, kerosene, etc...).
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:47 PM   #864
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Funny, while visiting the UK I heard some English relatives of mine refer to instant coffee as "American coffee". Couldn't be further from the truth. I saw more instant coffee in UK and EU than I have ever seen in the US. I refused to drink it while I was there too.
ive never heard of instant coffee referred to as "american"? perhaps an area that was near a ww2 or cold war air station perhaps? but i thought you guys preferred the real thing, and who can blame you we get some right crap here. you can get some decent stuff but its just as expensive as going in a cafe, so why bother when someone else can do the washing up? people are getting wise that a decent coffee is worth paying for, so barista style is coming on slowly....
my mate has a microvan barista business with an espresso machine in it, he does coffee that makes your toes curl
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #865
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Never heard instant referred to as American... most strange - Wonder if it's a WWII hang-over?
So I asked my cousin about it, it was she and her mom whom I heard using the term. Although she was born in England, she lives in Italy and is married to an Italian. I was camping in her back yard (in Italy, not the UK) during last summer's moto trip when I overheard them using the term. She says it's more an Italian thing; a reference to an "Americano" (a long espresso and boiling water), the similarity being the addition of the water.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:29 PM   #867
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Instant oatmeal, cupOnoodles, spam, canned tuna {now they have it in a soft pack foil bag thing, very nice and comes with a packet of Mayo } cans of chili.

Alot of what I take can be heated with just hot water or right in the can or eaten cold. Things like canned soups or stews or chili can be opened and then dropped into the large jet boil types of cookers with just the right amount of water so not to cover the can and heat up, just remeber the can will be hot. Eat right from the can....I pack really light and I eat at diners or wherever I can when I can and save the packed food for days and night when I am out in the sticks.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:46 PM   #868
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Here is the tuna pouch with crackers, mayo, relish all in a small box.

http://starkist.com/product/lunch-go-chunk-light

Oh yeah, on the coffee front, foldgers and some others {stater brothers markets have an in house brand} make coffee bags. They are coffee, real ground coffee in a bag, like tea, that you let soak in hot water for a couple minutes and you have coffee, real coffee, not instant disolving grounds...yuck. The foldgers stuff is not super strong, and it is no Starbucks, but it is good real coffee. My buddy likes his coffee stronger than I do so he uses 2 bags per cup...we both love it for trail side morning coffee.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:39 AM   #869
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So I asked my cousin about it, it was she and her mom whom I heard using the term. Although she was born in England, she lives in Italy and is married to an Italian. I was camping in her back yard (in Italy, not the UK) during last summer's moto trip when I overheard them using the term. She says it's more an Italian thing; a reference to an "Americano" (a long espresso and boiling water), the similarity being the addition of the water.
Well, that makes perfect sense.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:56 AM   #870
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Oh yeah, on the coffee front, foldgers and some others {stater brothers markets have an in house brand} make coffee bags. They are coffee, real ground coffee in a bag, like tea, that you let soak in hot water for a couple minutes and you have coffee, real coffee, not instant disolving grounds...yuck. The foldgers stuff is not super strong, and it is no Starbucks, but it is good real coffee. My buddy likes his coffee stronger than I do so he uses 2 bags per cup...we both love it for trail side morning coffee.
Starbucks VIA is MUCH better then the Folgers bags.
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