ConnieD wrote:After a few years, I got jaded on Mountain House #10 cans. I still purchase shortening or fd raspberries I use in recipes I prepackage at home.
Now, my food pages at my website show my preferences:
and backpacking food suggestions from the grocery store:
Here is the Site Map, if you want to look around more.
My website is strictly a "FYI" website.
There are also methods for dehydrating your own home-cooked meal: make extra, cut it up small, and dehydrate.
I haven't done that.
I can't see the button to click to get the samples at efoodsdirect. I have an ad blocker. Maybe it is preventing it?
Maybe they have pulled the offer?
Thanks for the links again connied. I have your website bookmarked on my other computer but not this one. Now I do .
I have an adblocker too and had to temporarily allow the site to get the free clicker to work. It's at the bottom of the page. My page scanner didn't catch anything wrong with the site but it's always good to be careful. The only thing I hope I don't get is a bunch of spam from them if I decide not to purchase (yahoo mail has a good spam button for that).
Also found another site that claims to have good products (thrive food??). They don't offer any free trial but the idea seems the same as the other site.
I think I got caught up in the shelf life claims. I liked the idea that some of this stuff has a shelf life of years. I don't think they use any odd chemicals either (I get to add those myself I guess ). I found another video showing how to store dried foods for longer periods of time. All they did was put their stuff in a bucket and sit a piece of dry ice on top of it. When the fog from the dry ice started to fall out of the bucket, they put the lid on tight. That might work really nice for repacking things from bulk. You could make a big batch and then put all the ziplocs into a bucket, and dry ice them.
I'm looking for easy and good. I still want the hiking experience but can't do the miles anymore. Some of these items claim to be a complete entree, others are simply used in place of fresh supplies and therefore should work well for hiking. I like the just add water idea. I know I'm being lazy and could put these together myself. For the few times I get out it might be more cost effective to buy it already packed for me rather than invest the time in shopping/dehydrating/vacuum sealing/ and electricity.
So far, it seems like the time involved in cooking is similar to the freezer bag method if we are talking about store bought supplies and not the pre-cooked burgers that only need re-heated. I don't have enough experience to back that up though. Zelph ordered some so it will be interesting to know what he thinks about value and ease of use.
Now I'm off to re-read your website again