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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Thankfully, the companies that produce freeze-dried food for the backcountry have all made their own forms of breakfast food. If you read Part I of the Backcountry Meal Shootout then you are already familiar with how this works. If you didn’t read Part I, here is a quick rundown: Continue Reading…

Backcountry Meal Shootout

October 10, 2015 — 5 Comments

IMG_3034Food is pretty important. I think we can all agree on that. But for those who spend a significant amount of time in the backcountry, there are specific factors that must be considered when it comes to food. One cannot just grab a few sandwiches and throw them into his or her pack and think that will cover all of his or her nutritional needs. Weight, nutrition, price, and taste are all factors that play a role in the food that you pack for your time in the backcountry.

The most common form of backcountry food is freeze-dried or dehydrated food. Light and compact, simply add water and you have a meal in a bag. There are tons of different meals available from lasagna, to chili, to shepherd’s pie, the list goes on. But how can you know which is best? Taste alone cannot be the deciding factor. With this in mind, this article will be comparing some of the top backpacking meal brands available today with the hopes of crowning a winner at the end as the most well-rounded backcountry meal. Continue Reading…