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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    Laura Moss

    +1 vote for Real Turmat & Fuizion

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    Adam Short

    During the first couple of months of my 17 month trek around the British coastline i tried many different brands of expedition food. I found wayfarer to be the worse due to the low calorie count and heavy weight. I can’t believe they are recommended by the DofE award scheme absolutely appalling. Expedition foods were good with lots of calories to package weight but the quality was varied. In the end and for the remainder of the adventure i am very pleased to say the British based Mountain House were absolutely fantastic. Comparable in weight, calorie consumption and price to that of expedition foods but the quality was consistently great. Since then i have continued to use Mountain House for many more adventures and will do in the future. With my Paddleboard the Nile expedition coming up i am seriously looking forward to chowing down on Mountain House packets of loveliness, especially their sweet n sour chicken and custard with apple.

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks for that Adam. It sounds as though your experience of Expedition Foods and Mountain House broadly tie up with my ratings. I’d definitely recommend trying some Real Turmat and Fuizion. They’re the only ones I thought matched Mountain House for taste and the latter are British.

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        Adam Short

        I certainly will tim, i have found above all else good quality, high calorie low weight expedition food is essential for the successful completion of any challenging adventure.

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      Tim Moss

      P.S. I meant to add that Wayfayrer do indeed have far lower calories per gram than these but I guess that’s the price you pay for wet rations. They, of course, don’t require any water adding, can be eaten cold and taste a lot better than any dehydrated meals which are perhaps some of the reasons that DofE recommend them.

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    huge thumbs up for trek’n’eat, they have a great range of choice for veggies! beats real turmat’s until recently option of 1(!) rather boring veggie meal by miles….

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      Tim Moss

      Thanks Geli. Good to get the veggie perspective!

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        Hi Tim. I’ve just found this website. What a great resource, thanks! I’m a veggie and have a draw full of Adventure Foods, the cashew one in particular. It’s a shame that high street stockists rarely stock much vegetarian choice but I see a few tasty looking options here.

      2. Tim Moss

        Hey Tim,

        Thanks for the comment.

        There seem to be an increasing number of vegetarian (and vegan and gluten free) rations becoming available. You should check out Tent Meals for some really interesting veggie meals. I’ve just got some Firepot meals to try out too which look good and include vegetarian options.

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