Camping Food: Easy & Warm Camping Meals.


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Dehydrated/freeze-dried camping meals are great for hiking, backpacking, or camping meals because you don't have to keep it cold to avoid spoiling.

While coolers/refrigerators can function well in some situations, ice or electricity isn't always available making dehydrated/freeze dried food very attractive. While taking out the water helps preserve camping food additionally, it has another benefit...

Reusable food pouch baby food storage
Camping, backpacking, or hiking food that's freeze-dried or dehydrated is able to reduce weight by sixty to 90 percent. If you're carrying a backpack or another hiking gear by incorporating days worth of camping food and supplies this can make a BIG difference.

Just like any prepackaged food you can probably find most camping food portion/serving sizes extremely optimistic or after having a long day of hiking...laughable. I don't know who dreamed in the system but maintain it in mind when you're purchasing it because otherwise you'll probably be going hungry, or maybe you're carrying a pack all day you might even be undernourished.

Something different to keep in mind is the design of the container itself. The containers with corners can make it difficult for the boiling water to combine with the camping food leaving dry spots. Also tall narrow containers make it almost impossible to reach inside with a spoon without getting as messy as a two year-old, as you come down to the bottom. (An easy option is to trim off the top as you eat.) So if you feel a light eater or use them afterwards for trash a few of the containers have a "ziplock" type of closure which can prove useful, if they're not trimmed to ribbons. ;-)

Some camping foods can be heated with a heating pouch with the help of water to a chemical heating source. The bonus is there's no flame. The downside is they weigh greater than the pouch on it's own and there's more trash to dump properly. So it may be better to just bring a little stove if you're backpacking.

Camping food offers tradeoffs. Whilst it isn't usually gourmet that does not mean it has to be bad. All things considered a gourmet meal would make for a lot of extra weight and inconvenience. Not my notion of a fun trip. The main reason people buy it is because it's light, convenient, also it can provide a quick hot meal. In terms of taste.