Before we set off on our ride through the Khangai Nuruu National Park, we stopped at a local shop (delguur) to buy basic supplies – noodles, rice, biscuits, tinned fish, kraut, matches, tissues, juice. There weren’t going to be any shops where we were going.
Our supplies were supplemented by dairy and meat from local gers along the way, with families often visiting our campsite and bringing a metal jug of milk with them as a gift.
The shop keeper laughed and shook his head when he saw what we intended to feed ourselves and our guide for the trip. You could see him thinking, ‘Where is the meat? The poor man will starve!’ He did not.