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What canned or packet food do you have in your cupboards?

For emergencies, or comfort or things you cannot live without as you travel or at home?

In motorhome we always had

can of beans
instant rice or noodles
oxo cubes
smash
can potatoes
can vegetables
can orange/grapefuit segments
teabags
instant coffee
sugar
powdered milk
can stew steak or mince
can hot dog sausages
can bacon
can tuna
can or packet soup

Spain 2nd home and Bulgarian ski chalet is same plus ketchup and mint sauce and English mustard plus in Spain canned confit du canard. In Spain we freeze fresh milk and bread, plus vegetables and fruit from our garden

I don't think I hoard, but my parents were from the generation which had rationing and we always had stuff in cupboards when I was a kid. I suspect at home, bread, butter and milk apart, I could survive 6 months without shopping using the contents of the cupboard and freezer
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yes, most of those on your list, but not tinned fruit or spuds. I always have dry pasta and rice, and tinned veg. Tuna / salmon to go with some of them as an emergency meal if I'm stuck on an aire with nothing near.

I also carry a vacuum pack of ready cooked potatoes (readily available in French supermarkets - something for that other thread about bringing stuff back!). Reasonably long dates, so can keep for a few months.

As well as a spare 250g pack of coffee, and instant coffee sticks -( again something that is easily found in French supermarkets, but tricky here), and er , chocolate


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Mugshots of various varieties !! Brilliant for snacks.

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Two part-cooked baguettes, a couple of cartons of long life milk, pasta, rice , a jar of pesto and/ or stir-in pasta sauce, carton of bechamel sauce, packet of shortcrust pastry mix, a packet of pizza mix, tomato paste along with the usual tea, coffee, cocoa, spices, herbs, vinegars, oil, Marmite, homemade jam, marmalade and chutneys and eggs.

I used to take 4 of the pouched Look What We Found ready meals for emergencies but we nearly always brought those back so I've stopped doing so now. They are handy, light and unbreakable and don't need keeping in a fridge - as well as tasting good- so useful to know about. There is a MHF discount code for them somewhere.

http://www.lookwhatwefound.co.uk/

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We never take anything like that. The great joy in travelling, for us, is the opportunity to try local stuff and there's really nothing we feel we couldn't live without foodwise - not even Marmite. I take a jar of that and leave it to chance as to whether I can replace it or not.

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We never take anything like that. The great joy in travelling, for us, is the opportunity to try local stuff and there's really nothing we feel we couldn't live without foodwise - not even Marmite. I take a jar of that and leave it to chance as to whether I can replace it or not.

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I fear we're not all as organised as you clearly are Lesley. We try not to do it too often but there are times when we find we have no bread or milk at 12.30 pm on a Sunday in profoundest France or that we arrive on an aire and it begins to hurl it down with rain and we didn't shop en route. I do like to keep a couple of meals in hand as well as all kitchen basics- many of which are bought in continental supermarkets as we pass anyway. We don't like the high-sugar European jams and marmalades and, since we have a pantry full of homemade stuff, it makes sense to take that along.

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Afternoon folks,


Forget all that poncy foreign stuff ,always carry tins of corned beef and spam.

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Always carry boil-in-the-bag rice and some dry pasta.
Weighs light and can be cooked up with so many other ingredients.
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I find couscous to be the ideal emergency "goes with anything" dish and couldn't be easier to prepare.

Comes in an assortment of flavours.
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I find couscous to be the ideal emergency "goes with anything" dish and couldn't be easier to prepare.

Comes in an assortment of flavours.

I've never been able to face couscous, maybe it's the association with semolina at school dinners


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