Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Dehydrated Meal Review: Part 4. Fuizion Spaghetti Bolognaise

Cooked by a chef with over 20 years experience. Using, where possible, the best locally produced ingredients. High levels of nutrition with an aim for an average of 650 calories per 110g of product. Using a freeze drying process aimed at creating a high quality meal when re-hydrated. Starts out as a description for a restaurant and transforms into something that sounds like a science project. What ever they say, the proof of the pudding is still in the eating..........Fuizion Freeze Dried Meals.

Monday, 27 August 2012

A Little Look at High Peak

In the process of looking over the map near the end of last week, looking for a walk for the weekend, I spotted Snake Path. The path heads out form Snake Woodland, situated along the A57 Snake Pass between Ladybower and Glossop, and meets up with the Pennine Way. It looked good, so settled on it. It turned out to be one of those walks where the benefits of getting out there became more apparent.

Friday, 24 August 2012

Dehydrated Meal Review: Part 3. Mountain House Salmon and Potato in Dill Sauce

This was the one I was looking forward to most with respect to freeze dried meals. Mountain House have a fairly good reputation and seem to be particularly popular in the USA. I picked Salmon and Potato in Dill sauce as it sounded like it might be healthy. Oh well, here goes the review.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Review: Nakd bars. Oh yeah, no Es!

Nakd is a line of products made by the company Natural Balance Foods. They are proud to produce energy bars and other goodies that are free from wheat germ and dairy ingredients. And most importantly, there are no additives, none of those nasty E numbers that might induce yourselves or your kids into running around the room like lunatics.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Dehydrated Meal Review: Part 2. Real Turmat Beef Stew

Real Turmat is the product line of a company called Drytech. They are based in Norway and use Norwegian sources to make their meals. They state on their website that they have worked with the Norwegian Army and the armies of other Scandinavian countries to develop their products. Unfortunately, they are also well known for being expensive. But I thought I would give them a try and see if the outlay was justified by taste. I chose the Beef Stew, as this sounded like something I was used to, and would allow me to give a better judgement on the quality of the meal.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Dehydrated Meal Review: Part 1. Bla Band Potato with Beef and Bearnaise Sauce

Having reviewed the MX3 meal a while ago I decided to try some other options. A good supplier of camping type dehydrated meals is Outdoors Grub who have quite a reasonable selection. So I decided to by a few examples to try and do a review, in several parts of the meals I bought.

First up is a make I had heard of, and had a reputation for being a good quality dehydrated meal. The maker in question is Bla Band. Specifically, their Potato, Beef and Bearnaise Sauce.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A Walk Around Wessenden Moor and Black Hill, with a Bog Hop or Two.

Earlier this year I did a walk, just prior to starting Forgotten Tracks, that just missed out on being included. This resulted from a lack of photographs of the route. So I decided to go and do the walk again. This was quite a challenge as there is a section of the walk potentially requiring very good navigational skills in the right (or wrong) weather conditions.

The route is based around Wessenden Moor and Black Hill. Some easy going path sections, a steep section, some great views and some lovely Peak District Bogs. So this walking guide comes with a warning. I would advise that you do not attempt this walk without the right gear; sturdy boots, gaiters and a great deal of caution. I take no responsibility for anyone deciding to do this walk.