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Backpacking Foods- Making Your Own Dehydrated Meals- Resources



Page 1: Commercial Meals and Making Your Own
Page 2: Resources
Page 3: Recipes- Breakfast, Side Dishes
Page 4: Recipes- Dinners and Main Dishes
Page 5: Recipes- Single Pot Meals

Resources for Dehydrated Ingredients

If you are not interested in dehydrating your own foods, or would like to give the meals a try right away, Amazon.com offers planty of choices for the ingredients you need to make your own meals. The Harmony House Foods Backpacking Kit is a great starting point. It contains 18 different packages of vegetables, lentils and beans that are the base ingredients for making your own meals.

If you are looking for specific items, and not such a large selection of ingredients, Barry Farm Foods sells small quantities of a great many dehydrated items. You should be able to find nearly everything you need on their website. I have only bought their whole dried egg powder, but I was completely satisfied with the purchase. We made many tasty omelets on the Green River with the eggs. Click here to visit their grocery store page. They sell many organic items and most of their items have a link to more information about the item- nutritional information, cooking and rehydration tips. Their site is worth a visit if you are serious about making your own backpack meals.

Dehydrated Dishes at Discount Prices

A source for easy to prepare dishes that just require hot water is Fantastic Foods. They make many different flavors of soup cups, and sell boxed, dehydrated foods such as black beans, chili, couscous, and refried beans. Their products are available at most grocery stores, but natural food stores such as Whole Foods seem to have the best selection. In the Whole Foods bulk section you can find some of their products, and similar products by other vendors. You can purchse 1/2 cup of an item to give it a try. The Whole Foods I shop at has dishes such as split pea soup, lentil soup, black beans, chili, refried beans, and corn chowder all in bulk. If these sound appealing to you, then it will be easy to create excellent, cheap meals without much work. These dishes really help in adding variety to a menu for a long backpack or float trip. I use all these dishes, and for variety will sometimes buy their soup cups and dump them into Ziplock bags for backpacking.



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Page 1: Commercial Meals and Making Your Own
Page 2: Resources
Page 3: Recipes- Breakfast, Side Dishes
Page 4: Recipes- Dinners and Main Dishes
Page 5: Recipes- Single Pot Meals

Page 6: A New Look at Snacks and Backpack Meals




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