|Turkish tea and yoghurt-granola-fruit-nut-seed mixture at home|
Breakfast is the easiest meal to plan and pack for an expedition. I know I never get tired of the same thing everyday, so it's just a modification of my usual breakfast at home. There is tea. There is cereal: granola with yoghurt or hot cereal with milk. If you like more variety at breakfast, my method may not work for you.
On a kayaking trip I have a thin ziplock bag for each morning containing cereal mixed with all the fixings: powdered milk, dried fruit, nuts, seeds and flax meal. In some bags the cereal is granola. These become quick breakfasts by mixing with cold water, or hot breakfast by mixing with hot water. The cereal in other bags is instant oatmeal. (You can easily make the instant oatmeal by taking rolled oats, and pulse chopping half of them in a food processor, then mix the two halves together. To use, just add hot water and let it sit 3 to 5 minutes.)
The dried fruit on an expedition is a combination of commercially dried fruit such as raisins, and my own home dehydrated fruit such as apples and strawberries. (I'll have to write a post about the "prototype" food dehydrator my husband and I designed and made many years ago. As with many things we make as a prototype (rapidly and roughly with supplies on hand) we never got around to making the finished item.)
Then there is the very important tea. I like the tea and I like the ritual. (Did I mention I lived in England for 8 years? Did I mention I'm waiting until I grow up before starting to drink coffee?) The type of tea changes: often Turkish tea, sometimes Gunpowder green and occasionally Pu-erh. I don't use tea bags, as they add more weight and more garbage. I use loose tea and a "tadpole" tea infuser in an insulated mug.
|Camping tea set with insulated titanium mug, lid, nesting tea cup and tadpole tea infuser|
|Homemade tea cozy and tea cup|