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Old 21 March 2010, 16:57   #41
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http://www.glasgowscoutshop.com/acat...rer_Food..html

Make sure you get the self heating versions. Very useful if you get cold or someone gets seasick as you can stick them inside clothing (not against skin!) while they heat and warm you up.
I've got a couple of these along with a couple of bottles of water. No point being able to fix the boat if the people are falling apart.

Everything else on the list explains why I cant get in my little cabin.....
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Old 23 March 2010, 05:44   #42
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I can highly recommend these www.hotpackmeals.co.uk

I have no connection with them, tried them out at the Emergency Services Show and have since placed orders. Fast heating, you can use the heating element as a hand warmer after it has completed the food heating and most importantly they actually taste nice.

Unfortunaltely cannot buy in single packs but if a group get together may be worth doing a bulk purchase.

I got a pack of 6 action packs and keep 2 in each boat and 2 in the car.



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I've got a couple of these along with a couple of bottles of water. No point being able to fix the boat if the people are falling apart.

Everything else on the list explains why I cant get in my little cabin.....
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Old 23 March 2010, 06:55   #43
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Old 23 March 2010, 07:48   #44
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I can highly recommend these www.hotpackmeals.co.uk
That is excellent, we have been using Look What We Found for ages and have come up with some interesting ways to heat them up, but a self warming version seems good and the price is similar too.
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Old 23 March 2010, 08:16   #45
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Passage Plan if at all appropriate ?
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Old 23 March 2010, 11:34   #46
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About the only boating safety things I've got on-board that I haven't seen (and I may have simply missed them) are:

a rescue throw bag (for dragging divers out of kelp without having to go in after them)

a monkey's fist (for passing lines) - mne's not ideal, as it's made around a golf ball (it was handy and I was bored) which doesn't float; next time I'll use a wooden ball.

a couple of space blankets (the metallized mylar thingies) in case I pick up someone who got wetter than they planned to.

A couple of Zippo hand warmers and fuel (ditto) - they come in handy for chilled divers as well. Used to use the little self activating metal-disk in sodium acetate things, but got fed up with ones that wouldn't reset.

I also have on board a complete spare set of ground tackle, which I've (so far) only had to use when another boats rode was too short to reach the bottom but we still wanted to dive.


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That is excellent, we have been using Look What We Found for ages and have come up with some interesting ways to heat them up, but a self warming version seems good and the price is similar too.
I tried heating one of the 'look what we found' pouches with a heater from a wayfayrer meal. It doesn't work-the LWWF pouch doesn't allow the heat through.

Besides, Wayfayrer stews are actually quite nice. Better than the LWWF in my opinion.
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Wayfayrer stews are actually quite nice. Better than the LWWF in my opinion.
LWWF started out needing a veg or spud to go with them, which defeated the point in my view. The taste was pretty good after they added some bulk though.
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a monkey's fist (for passing lines) - mne's not ideal, as it's made around a golf ball (it was handy and I was bored) which doesn't float; next time I'll use a wooden ball.
The fist does not need a centre, also if you make it out of floating line it becomes very useful indeed.
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The Hotpackmeals look interesting. The calorie count is quite low however, well below 400kcal a meal. Considering that a decent energy bar is over 200kcal, they appear to be more of a morale booster than actual sustenance (which is OK). To put it in perspective, the average bloke would need seven just to keep his daily intake on track. An instant noodle pack has more calories. Worth checking out though

I like my calories
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