About the composition of the layout, and even more about its weight, there are traditionally hot and endless disputes. And in the case of a trip with children, this topic is even more debatable, because a rare mother does not consider herself an expert in the issue of baby food in general, and in a campaign in particular.
Some go on 500-gram (or even less) layouts, based on the principle of “counting every gram, because backpacks are already prohibitively heavy,” while others have the layout weight approaching a kilogram, because they believe that “children should always be full” and specifically choose short routes with a simple cast. Which of them is right? It seems that each campaign company has its own. Each of these camp groups is right in its own way. First of all, of course, the weight and composition of the layout depends on the type of trip and the difficulty of casting.
So, everything in order. That before you start compiling a layout for camping with children, you need to find out the following:
casting method (the weight of the layout depends on this first of all) – the duration of the trip – the desired diet (3 meals a day, 2 meals a day + snack, etc.) – the presence of any food allergy in someone is key camping menu, for example, what kind of meat – stew, homemade stew or sublimat – what soups – from fresh vegetables, dried vegetables, cereals or soups “from bags” and other food preferences for future participants of the campaign.
Let us dwell on paragraph 3. The diet depends on the type of hike, the age of the children, as well as the established traditions in a particular hiking team. We consider the three-meals-a-day scheme (a hot lunch with soup cooked on a fire) the most acceptable for groups with children. However, on foot, mountain and bike routes it can be difficult to get attached to water in the middle of the day, so hot lunch is replaced with rations and drink, prepared at the parking place.
Usually we have milk porridge for breakfast — For lunch – soup, plus “appetizer” of brisket or sausage — For dinner — stew with side dish, plus onions (garlic), or some canned vegetables (green peas, etc.), if the weight allows. Besides In addition, at each meal – bread (crackers), sugar and sweets (cookies, sweets, halva, etc.) for tea. In addition – high-calorie dry tea (nuts, chocolate, dried apricots, etc.) is issued either whole time per day, or in small portions at halts, depending on the age of the children.
Some groups simply prefer not to make a bonfire during dinner, but rather have a snack with a dry ration. Others eat porridge with meat …