Current Freeze Dried Meal Favorites

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Re: Current Freeze Dried Meal Favorites

Post by John Harper » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:51 am

I bought a couple Mountain House Chicken Noodle Casseroles (3 servings), split into two meals. Very good IMO.

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Re: Current Freeze Dried Meal Favorites

Post by gary c. » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:02 am

fish4gold wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Great thread Mav!!! There are a few good ones, but MH Fajita bowl & Chicken Teriyaki would be tops for me. IMO I don't know how backpackers Pantry stays in business. I had one that was so bad I threw it away. I've tried other BP ones and still remain unimpressed.
I am now branching out into my own freezer-bag cooking by cooking brown rice in a flavor and dehydrating. Then add freeze-dried veggies and meat. I usually re-package MH meals in gallon Freezer Ziploc anyway, so they will all fit in a bear can. I need lots of fuel for my engine, although that is slowly changing now. I found that 2 servings = 1 for me.
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I had some success with instant gravy / instant rice / freeze dried, chicken, and dehydrated veggies. Gravy makes everything better but I did have some problems with the different brands of gravy. It's been a while so I don't remember which ones worked the best anymore.
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Re: Current Freeze Dried Meal Favorites

Post by freestone » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:32 am

I find that dehydrating cooked brown rice more satisfying that instant or minute rice. Reconstitution and cook time is longer but if you presoak while hiking, the cook time becomes negligible. I do the same with steel cut oats.
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Re: Current Freeze Dried Meal Favorites

Post by longri » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:40 pm

gary c. wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:02 am
Gravy makes everything better

You should make that your signature. :-)

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Re: Current Freeze Dried Meal Favorites

Post by longri » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:45 pm

freestone wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:32 am
I find that dehydrating cooked brown rice more satisfying that instant or minute rice. Reconstitution and cook time is longer but if you presoak while hiking, the cook time becomes negligible.

I do this sometimes too. But the dehydrated rice is kind of bulky and volume is at a premium in a bear canister. So I usually just make Jasmine rice from scratch. Takes more fuel though.

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Re: Current Freeze Dried Meal Favorites

Post by gary c. » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:45 pm

longri wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:40 pm
gary c. wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:02 am
Gravy makes everything better

You should make that your signature. :-)
For sure!! :D
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