"Getting the right food will help you enjoy your expedition. It’s a chance to be creative, and to understand more about rationing and outdoor survival. Dried, cured, smoked or vegetarian foods usually last well. Avoid tinned food or items that require refrigeration or can be easily crushed in your rucksack. What makes a great expedition meal? Your DofE diet should be compact and easy to carry. It needs to be high in slow-release energy. To meet your expedition aim, you need to plan, prepare and cook a meal as a group but ration packs are great for breakfast or when journeying. Get creative with cooking to have the most fun possible.
All DofE recommended expedition food is easy to prepare and the packaging won’t split in your rucksack. You don’t need to keep them refrigerated – your bag will be just fine.