The best tasting and cheapest backpacker dehydrated meals.

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The best tasting and cheapest backpacker dehydrated meals.

Post by bsavage1028 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:37 pm

The best tasting and cheapest backpackers dehydrated meals. In this video I discuss the Bear Creek dehydrated backpacker meals versus the Mountainhouse meals. I go over the pros and cons of Bear Creek products versus the more expensive Mountainhouse packs.

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Post by saustin1967 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:02 am

Best I have had, were dehydrate left overs from home.
Best so far is dehydrated spaghetti.
Make your spaghetti at home and putt he eft overs in the dehydrator until they are crunchy.
Package, hydrate on the trail, just like you made it at home.
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Re: The best tasting and cheapest backpacker dehyrated meals

Post by bsavage1028 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:57 pm

saustin1967 wrote:Best I have had, were dehydrate left overs from home.
Best so far is dehydrated spaghetti.
Make your spaghetti at home and putt he eft overs in the dehydrator until they are crunchy.
Package, hydrate on the trail, just like you made it at home.
I have been trying to convince my wife to get us a dehydrater.

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Post by Scratch4x4 » Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:12 am

The Wise freeze dried foods are pretty good if you can add some meat to em. The cheesy lasagna or stroganoff are my favorites, just add some hamburger and its a fine, easy meal.

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Post by Pointman » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:37 pm

You can easily find American Harvester dehydrators for around $20.00. I've seen them at Chinamart and got mine with a coupon for around $12.00 at harbor Freight. Not gonna break anyone's bank. Always better to ask forgiveness than permission anyway. Be, Bath and Beyond sells the fruit leather trays, the mesh trays and additional regular trays as well. My apothecary had grown exponentially and the freezer is full of dehydrated leftovers, prepared meats, veggies and fruits. It's addicting, not to mention eating my weight in jerky once or twice a month.

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Post by BigJesse » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:45 pm

I'm still very fond of the Texas State Fair Chili from Packet Gourmet. Most of their stuff is really good. Plus they're out of Austin, I had mine delivered in one day by USPS after emailing them I was in a rush. They did it no charge. Very nice company and I love supporting locally.
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Post by Ardentexplorer » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:15 pm

I've heard horror stories about any sort of dehydrated breakfast with eggs. As a result I've never tried them myself.
Anyone ever try email?
The meals I've tried were Mountain House. Kinda pricey, but they taste great and are incredibly filling. Usually I won't finish it all in one sitting.
I eventually want to become more of a backcountry chef, but to be honest I'm way too lazy for that. :mrgreen:

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Post by BigJesse » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:37 pm

Ardentexplorer wrote:I've heard horror stories about any sort of dehydrated breakfast with eggs. As a result I've never tried them myself.
Anyone ever try email?
The meals I've tried were Mountain House. Kinda pricey, but they taste great and are incredibly filling. Usually I won't finish it all in one sitting.
I eventually want to become more of a backcountry chef, but to be honest I'm way too lazy for that. :mrgreen:
I have yet to eat dehydrated eggs that were good.
Mountain House are pretty good. I've normally got a few sitting around the house for spontaneous outings.
I'd also like to be a "backwoods chef" but when your out for multiple days carrying anything but dehydrated meals is difficult.
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Post by Pointman » Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:40 pm

Eggs are no problem if you get the right ones. Every other product uses a similar prep method except one. OVA-Easy.
These guys have a contract with the military and I'm here to tell ya you can't tell the difference between these "egg crystals" and real eggs. All the rest taste like paste. I've had Ova-Easy eggs several times before and just had some again while we were at DCNF. SD Woodsman can also attest to their tastiness cuz we both shared the same breakfast. All other products are "powdered" or "dehydrated", but Ova-Easy has a special process that results in right tasty scrambled eggs. Buy 'em on-line or get 'em at REI.

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Post by BigJesse » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:12 pm

If I ever get a craving for dehydrated eggs I'll check them out.
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