Tuesday 26 May 2015

Another week closer

Another week has past and we have about four weeks left to sort our kit for an upcoming trip to North Queensland.   I have ordered the dehydrated and prepackaged main meals and have been working on the breakfast menu and doing some trials on how to make yogurt using the yogurt mixes you pick up at the local supermarket.  Lunches will involve flat bread and I might take some fresh eggs and supplement them with some tuna options.  All food to be supplemented with  fresh seafood when available!  We are on the water for three weeks in remote locations where we won't be able to resupply so we need to carry everything we need.

Yogurt Recipe

1. I half the 1 kg yogurt mix as I only want to make 500 mls at a time.  So mix half the pack with 250 mls of water (straight out of tap/water bladder) and top up to 500 mls.  Place in a sealed plastic container - shake well.

2. Boil some water and set this aside to cool for a few minutes.  In a separate pot, place the place the sealed plastic container with the yogurt mix.  Fill the pot with the hot water (try to get it around 80 degrees C) to halfway up the side of the yogurt mix container.

3. Place a lid on the pot containing the hot water and yogurt.  Wrap the pot in a small towel, followed by a space blanket.  Leave for 12 hours (i.e. overnight) and in the morning - fresh yogurt.

There are a number of different varieties of yogurt so you won't get bored with the different tastes and some fresh food makes a world of different when spending long periods on dehydrated food!

Some photos from an early morning hit out on the weekend.  We had a strong south westerly blowing all weekend so the paddle was a slog with beam winds both ways which were more of a hindrance than a help.

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