Chelmsford YHA Group
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Food Shopping List for Hostelling Trips
Shopping List for Hostel Trips
The following is my "standard" shopping list and guide to quantities. Please feel free to vary it if you're sick of sausage & beans!
Breakfast: Cereal followed by sausages & beans
Cereal Variety of Cornflakes, Weetabix, Muesli etc. 1 BIG packet per 15 breakfasts Sausages 2 per breakfast Baked beans 1 big can (840g) per 6 breakfasts or 1 standard size (450g) per 3 breakfasts Milk 1/3 pint per person per day (More may be needed for heavy tea-drinking sessions it's useful to have some UHT or dried milk)
Lunch: sandwiches (1 cheese, 1 ham), chocolate biscuit, piece of fruit
Bread 1 large medium-sliced loaf per 4 lunches (this allows 4 slices per lunch plus some spare for breakfast - more may be needed if there's a toaster) (most people prefer brown bread) Cheese 1 kg per 30 lunches Ham 1 slice each (wafer thin) Marge 500g per 20 lunches Choc bics 1 each (Penguin Kit-kat etc or cheap equivalent) Fruit 1 each (Apples & bananas usually more popular then oranges) Pickle, lettuce, tomatoes etc to make sandwiches tolerable. Sandwich bags
Extras (these are usually in the food box)
Tea bags - allow at least 2 per person per day - running out oftea is a fate worse than death! Coffee Salt, Sugar, Cooking oil, herbs etc.
If not going to a hostel, check whether we need:
Toilet paper, Washing-up liquid, scouring pads, tea towels
Simple meals that can be cooked in a couple of big pots are usually most successful. Remember that most hostels don't have ovens.
Some rough guides to quantities:
Mince 4 to 6 oz per person Spagetti At least 100g per person Rice 100g per person Potatoes 1/2 lb per person, or 3/4 lb if mashing Custard Best to use "instant just add water" packets 1 packet makes 3/4 pint which will do 3 people
Please contact me if you have any additions, corrections, or interesting recipes for this list!
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