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Re: freeze dried food [Re: Jordan Smith] #11244474 06/12/16
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Originally Posted by Jordan Smith
I can't even stomach the idea of bringing myself to try that Outdoor Herbivore vegan stuff. It's against my religion! grin


You can always add meat smile


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Re: freeze dried food [Re: Hancock27] #11244903 06/13/16
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The good to go meals are quite good as well. The curry and pad thai are my favorites.

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Re: freeze dried food [Re: Ed_T] #11245310 06/13/16
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Originally Posted by Ed_T
Originally Posted by Jordan Smith
I can't even stomach the idea of bringing myself to try that Outdoor Herbivore vegan stuff. It's against my religion! grin


You can always add meat smile
It's called Chipmunk.


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Re: freeze dried food [Re: Hancock27] #11257416 06/19/16
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The problem with buying the Costco MH is that you pretty much have to take a bulk pack of ten or twelve items (whatever it is) and half of the meals taste like cardboard or worse. I use lots of freeze-dried and I think it's worth it to pay full price and get stuff that tastes good to me. I mix in some dehydrated stuff and some tortillas to create variety and improve flavor.

I liked the MH Chicken Fajita Filling. To my taste it was the best that they ever offered. But they have stopped making it. Too many people griping about quantity.

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Re: freeze dried food [Re: Brad] #11257555 06/19/16
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Originally Posted by Brad
The problem with Freeze Dried food is it's a chemical mess. I've gotten to where I can barely tolerate it (physically). I just don't like putting that kind of chit in my body.

So in recent years I've switched back to slightly heavier, more cook-time required dehydrated meals. The "Heathers Choice" linked above is NOT freeze dried... it's dehydrated, like these linked below.

Haven't tried this yet, but plan to:

http://hawkvittles.com/

Pretty good:

http://shop.maryjanesfarm.org/Food

My favorite:

http://outdoorherbivore.com/

Freeze dryers large enough to produce at a retail level are incredibly expensive. Heck, they're even expensive at a personal-sized level:

https://harvestright.com/

Our backpacking buddy just bought one of the Harvest Right freeze driers. Will be testing out meals this summer. Good old organic elk and antelope will figure into some of the meals!


How often do you eat freeze dried meals a year?

I'm just curious. A couple of weeks of that ain't going to kill me. And taste wise I've not found a bad MH meal yet.

But then we are typically not all that picky and I'd eat MREs just as well, but for the weight.

We have a couple of dehydrated recipe books and such, and for the couple of weeks or so a year, max of a month, that we eat freeze dried, its not worth the extra effort, at least not to us.


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Re: freeze dried food [Re: Hancock27] #11258051 06/19/16
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There's an old saying that the quality of the food is directly proportional to the distance from the road. About anything tastes good when I'm really hungry.


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Re: freeze dried food [Re: Rock Chuck] #11258572 06/19/16
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Originally Posted by Rock Chuck
There's an old saying that the quality of the food is directly proportional to the distance from the road. About anything tastes good when I'm really hungry.


Yup!

I’ve tried to avoid the freeze dried meals (Ramen, homemade etc) but on a longer trip, 5-7 days, it is about the only reasonable way to go for a hot quick meal before bed. I can deal with granola bars, jerky, and Snickers for breakfast/lunch but really look forward to a hot meal and a little whiskey by the fire at night. I definitely agree with Brad that the food has a bad ‘chemical’ quality and way too salty. Grab a couple Tabasco foil packs from Chic Filet and it helps the flavor. Mountainhouse seems the least objectionable brand to me. I stick with simpler meals like turkey tetrazzini, spaghetti, but admit I actually LIKE the Chili Mac (my tent mate – not so much!).

Re: freeze dried food [Re: Hancock27] #11262416 06/21/16
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I used to eat the Hawk Vittles meals,and for a while I enjoyed them, but kinda got tired of them. Lately I've been buying meals from Packit Gourmet (http://www.packitgourmet.com/) and really like their meals. I even eat some of them at home for lunch on occasion. I'm a big fan of their Gumbo, Texas State Fair Chili, and the loaded Cheeseburger Wraps.


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