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Take Sufficient Supplies

Take sufficient supplies

Make sure you have enough food, equipment and emergency rations for the worst case scenario.


Equipment, food and drink

Food should be:
Lightweight – freeze-dried, dehydrated meals, dried vegetables, milk powder, etc. Remove unnecessary packaging. High energy value – should contain proteins, fats and carbohydrates
in the proportion 1:1:4:
1: Proteins: meat, cheese, eggs, milk powder.
1: Fats: cheese, chocolate, butter, bacon, salami.
4: Carbohydrates: sugar, bread, muesli, rice, macaroni, sweets, dried fruit.

You will also need:
Snacks – biscuits, nuts, raisins, sweets, chocolate, scroggin, etc. Emergency food – soups, rice, pasta, sardines, dried fruit, cheese, biscuits. Take some that doesn’t need to be cooked. Fast cooking food is convenient.

Don’t forget to pack tea, coffee, a chocolate drink and sachets of powdered fruit drink. Carry water if you won’t be able to find any on your route.

You need to drink water regularly – If you suspect the water is unsafe you should treat it by boiling, purifying or using a water filter.




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