How do you rehydrate your food?
Simply, add boiling water to the pouch the meal comes in! Most of our recipes require up to 9 minutes to rehydrate once you add hot water and even less if you use our heat and eat cozy! Some of our recipes don't require rehydration so you can eat them as they are right out of the bag, no clean up is necessary, which makes it convenient after a long day on the trail.
Why freeze dry and what does it do to food?
The freeze dried food process has a shelf life of up to 10-15 years, the process takes all the moisture out of the food so it weighs mere ounces. We use state of the art freeze driers that first freezes the food, then once frozen, it creates a powerful vacuum around the food. As the food is slightly warmed the ice transitions into vapor and evaporates, we then seal the food and add an oxygen absorber to keep moisture and oxygen out to ensure freshness until opened. When water is added to the food to rehydrate, it regains its original fresh flavor, texture and appearance.
- 97% of nutrients are retained during the freeze dried process and
- Preserves taste, color, texture and nutritional value
- Does not shrink or toughen the food, so it keeps the flavor, color and shape
- Without water and oxygen to spoil the food it can last up to 15 years in optimal storage conditions
What type of packaging do you use?
We use a thick re-sealable stand up mylar bag, heat sealed with an oxygen absorber. They are lightweight and convenient. You will want a long spork so you can reach into the bottom of the bag and corners to get every drop. You can add hot water, mix and eat right out of the bag. No clean up necessary.