Foods to pack in your Tuckerbox storable food container.
TUCKERBOX ( storable food hamper).
It all depends on how long you are going for and how many people what you will need to pack to take with you. It will also depend on how you are travelling. If you are taking a caravan, have a look at our Caravan Holiday pages. If you are taking a motorcycle have a look at our Motorcycle Holiday pages.
I will list some of the food items I think are important to pack in your tuckerbox storable food container first in no particular order:
Baked Beans & Spaghetti (tins)
Long life milk
Flour – self-raising, plain and cornflour
Pasta (spaghetti, noodles)
Instant meals – pasta, rice, meals
Dried vegetables – peas, carrots, mixed
Biscuits – sweet and dry
Salt & Pepper
Sauce – tomato, BBQ, soy
Stock cubes – chicken, beef, vegetable
Of course there are many other items that you may consider necessary and more important than the ones I have listed.
Fresh fruit and vegetables. If you are travelling around check your itinerary in case you are going to be travelling through a fruit restriction area. If you are, you will want to restrict the fresh fruit and vegetables you have at this stage so you don’t have to throw as much out.
Storable food like fruit and vegetables do not need to be packed in the fridge or ice box particularly if you do not have much room. It is best to wrap them individually though in butchers paper or even newspaper to protect them a bit. Then if something does spoil it will not rot your other supplies.
Some of the fruit and vegetables you may want:
You may also travel through fruit and vegetable growing areas where quite often there is local fresh fruit and vegetables for sale either on a roadside stall or at the local markets. These are excellent places to get your fruit and vegetables for your tuckerbox.
Then don’t forget your liquid refreshments.
Water is probably your most important thing to pack. Good clean water is essential for not only drinking, but also for cooking with. Some water may be available from streams etc, but who knows the quality of this water? Take some purification tablets with you and boil the water before drinking if sourcing it this way.
Only carry water in storable food containers designed for this and do not mix water and fuel containers up if you are carrying fuel as well. Carry water in at least a couple of different containers then if one breaks or leaks, you still have at least one container with good water.
If you wish to carry cordial or even powdered cordial in your tuckerbox to add to your water, that is your choice.