Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Friday, 19 April 2019

TGO Challenge Food Parcels

 
It’s that time of year. The TGO Challenge walk across Scotland will start in a few weeks. This year I’m doing an easy two week route with Sue, but without many places with shops that we could use to re-supply us. So this weekend I’m taking re-supply parcels to four places along the route where we have B&B accommodation. We’ll be wild camping in between these four points, unlike one year when we did the entire walk on a B&B basis, with Sue carrying a small bum bag due to a neck injury.

The spreadsheet (in view below) took a while to compose, and shopping was a bit of a pain. As usual, I returned home with too many of some items and not enough of others…

The provisions were then arranged in day by day piles on our dining room table. All rather messy, but it seemed to work.


The relevant piles were then bagged and boxed, all ready for delivery, together with boxes and camping gas for various others who are taking advantage of my package delivery service. The food boxed below is just for me and Sue; the carrier bag is full of what we are taking to our starting point in Oban.


Moral of story: don’t throw away your shoe boxes!

Now this all looks quite efficient, but previous experience indicates that some of the boxes may not actually contain everything that was on the spreadsheet, and in some instances the spreadsheet itself may be defective. We’ll have to take that as it comes…

5 comments:

afootinthehills said...

You’ve picked a super weekend for you parcel deliveries Martin. My left Achilles was giving me a fair bit of trouble today so Sue has my sympathy.

Phreerunner said...

I shall try to get up a hill during the course of my travels, Gibson. We sympathise with you re Achilles. Sue's are much better thanks, she thinks, to some good massaging.

Sir Hugh said...

Looks ike you're determined not going to starve.

Sir Hugh said...

You'll need some milk for the Angel Delights - an old fsvourite of mine.

Phreerunner said...

Look carefully Conrad, and you'll see the small bags of dried milk...