Dehydrated Backpacking Food

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Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce by Mountain House

  • Great with parmesan cheese!
  • 30 Year Taste Guarantee
  • Quick prep! Just add water to the pouch and you're good to go in...


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A delicious entrée smothered in an Italian tomato with beef and noodles.Ingredients: tomatoes (tomatoes, tomato juice, salt, citric acid, calcium chloride), tomato paste, enriched macaroni product (durum semolina, niacin, ferrous sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), cooked beef, (beef, flavoring, salt), dehydrated onions, modified corn starch, sugar, salt, spices, garlic powder, and dehydrated parsley flakes. cheese blend: mozzarella cheese [cultured milk, salt, enzymes], calcium caseinate, corn oil, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, sodium caseinate, salt, glucono-delta-lactone, maltodextrin, sodium aluminum phosphate, butter [cream], natural and artificial flavors), and dehydrated parmesan and romano (made from cow's milk) cheeses (part-skim milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes). Allergens: wheat, milk, soy and sulfites.

Greenbelly Backpacking Meals - Backpacking Food, Appalachian Trail Food Bars, Ultralight, Non-Cook, High-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Ready-to-Eat, All Natural Meal Bars (3 Variety) by Greenbelly

  • 3 X THE FOOD AND NUTRITION - Most bars are a 200 calories snack....
  • ALL NATURAL AND GLUTEN FREE - All natural and real whole food...
  • READY-TO-EAT AND NON-COOK - No stove, no dishes, no mess - just...


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"a whopping 645 calories with a balanced mix of carbs, protein, sodium, fats and fiber." - BACKPACKER MAGAZINE

"These ready-to-eat meal bars are great-tasting, soft and chewy and nutrient-dense, making them ideal for ultrarunners, cyclists, hikers, mountaineers, skiers or anyone who needs to carry their food supply with them on their adventures." - COMPETITOR MAGAZINE

"Tasty and dense, these bars are a nice supplement to regular meals on the trail." - GEAR JUNKIE


  • Shelf Life: Tested up to 6 months. Shipped super fresh.
  • 3 Flavors: Cranberry Almond, Peanut Apricot, Dark Chocolate (and Variety)
  • Dimensions: Each meal is about 4.5" L x 3.5" W x 1.5" H (excluding the zip top).
  • Weight: Each meal is about 5.5 oz.
  • Nutrition: (see label image)
  • Ingredients and Allergens: (see label image)

Founded by Chris Cage, an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and long distance bicycle tourist. While carrying all of his gear and burning 5,000 calories a day, his backpacking food needed to be fast, ultra-lightweight and loaded with balanced nutrition. Along with the help of a food scientist and culinary chef, Chris launched Greenbelly Meals.

We love our meals and hope you do to. We stand by our product with a full satisfaction guarantee.

See where these babies can take you!

How to dehydrate your own food for Backpacking

Watch in 1080. Click "Show More" for a ton of info and links. Connect with me. In this video I show one kind of homemade meal made into a great backpacking.

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Wise Foods Strawberry Granola Crunch (4 srv) SKU: 2W02-216 by

Wise Company provides dependable, simple and affordable food options for out of kitchen situations. With a wide variety of options for families and individuals interested in storing long-term foods in case of emergency, on a camping or road trip, or at the lease, you may never miss the kitchen at all. There is an assortment of great-tasting gourmet entrees, vegetables and fruits you and your family will love to eat. These ready-made, freeze-dried and dehydrated meals are nitrogen-packed in mylar pouches to maintain freshness and are prepared in minutes simply by adding boiling water. Each 6 count package comes with 6 pouches containing four servings each. Four Servings - Cook in the Pouch Meal. Rolled Oats with Strawberries and Sweet Whey Milk. With a 25 year shelf life, they're not only great for your long term food storage needs; but, also camping, backpacking, hunting, and fishing trips. They're easy to prepare - Just Add Boiling Water - Ready in 15 Minutes! Specifications: - Type: Dehydrated/Freeze Dried - Model or Style: Emergency Food Kit - Size: 24 Servings - Function: Food - Emergency Recommended * 25 Year Shelf-Life - Rolled Oats with Strawberries and Sweet Whey Milk - 4 Servings per Pouch (6 Count) - Just add Boiling Water - Ready in 15 Minutes - Gourmet Taste - Premium Quality - Long Shelf-Life


Backpackers Pantry 102503 Vegetable Medley with peas carrots by

Features Ingredients - Super Sweet Corn Peas Butter Sauce (Modified Corn Starch Salt Whey Solids Non-Fat Dry Milk Dehydrated Butter Natural Butter Flavor Sugar Xanthan Gum Lactic Acid Turmeric And Annatto) Carrots. Allergens - Contains a Milk And Dairy Supply Size - Days and Weeks Total Calories - 140 Food Type - Fruits and Vegetables Preservation Method - Freeze-Dried Food


2014 Presi Traverse with Teenaged Kids

Trip prep… I spent a lot of time trying to make a trip to Baxter State Park work. I considered a lot of combinations for 3 to 4 day wilderness loops trying to incorporate available sites. Since I had waited until only several weeks before the trip, there was just no good way to make this trip happen. Perhaps I’ll get another shot at this next year. The Presi traverse had a lot of things going for it. I had done the trip before and was familiar with the route. In addition, food and water is plentiful along the route so it is hardly a wilderness experience. Unfortunately, I had more time to plan the trip than I did to pack for it. We spent the day unpacking from the Allagash trip and packing our backpacks. I had arranged for transportation to the trail head later in the afternoon. A quick trip to the grocery store was needed for taco shells, tomatoes, cheese, 2 cans of chicken, rice, snacks, bananas, and jerky. The rest of our food was made up of leftovers from the Allagash trip. We left Standish at 1PM and stopped in Fryeburg at 2PM for lunch at Subway. We dropped my car at the Webster Cliff trail head on Rt 302 at 3PM. We made it to the Valley Way trail head on Rt 2 at 4PM. At the start our packs weighed: 32 lbs (my pack), 25 lbs (15 year-old's pack) and 15 lbs (13 year-olds pack). It felt like we were making good time up Valley Way but with our packs it still took us until 6:12PM to make it into camp. The tent site was almost full when we arrived and we ended up on a hillside which really wasn’t a problem for our hammocks. The tacos we made for dinner tasted amazing even though the rice was a lot more like soup than rice. Dinner consisted of tortilla shells, Knorr Spanish rice, a package of Mexican cheese, a chopped fresh tomato, freshly shredded lettuce, and a can of chicken. Not typical backpacking food, but we love the stuff. Once we finished dinner, all food had to be put into a bear bag and hung up in the trees. We crawled into our sleeping bags just after 8PM as we wanted to get an early start. Alarm was set at 5:15. Up early and it was hard to crawl out of the warm sleeping bags. We quickly broke camp and headed up the hill to Madison Spring Hut and the summit of Madison returning back to the hut before 8AM. We summited Adams just after 9AM and the weather was still clear and beautiful. However, my 13 year old fell and scraped his knee and morale declined as the weather started to close in. We pushed on hard through heat and humidity as the clouds surrounded us. We stayed on the AT and skipped the peak of Jefferson and Clay. It seemed to take forever to get to the peak of Washington. We were very hungry and thirsty when we finally arrived at the peak of Washington. We couldn't even get near the actual summit sign because of the long line. We were tired, exhausted, and dehydrated. Most of these folks had arrived via car or train. When we couldn't find a seat in the dining room I just dropped my pack and got in the line for food. In retrospect, I must have been very dehydrated. I made the boys hold our place in the long line and sat on a bench for a minute. As the group leader and the parent, I should definitely have not let myself get dehydrated to that point. The weather and the terrain can be very tricky in the mountains particularly in the Presidentials. Since we didn't have reservations, the hut host told us we had to keep hiking to Nauman tentsite but that it was only 3 ½ hours away. Dry River shelter was closed so we had to keep going. We left at 3PM but in our haste we followed the AT and skipped the peaks of Monroe, and Eisenhower but went over Pierce. However, we made it to the Mizpah hut at around 6PM. Dinner was great. We cooked Cheesy Noodles and added the rest of the bag of Mexican cheese from the previous night. We put mashed potatoes right in the same pot and mixed it up. We had Ritz crackers and cheese sticks for dessert. I had put crumbs in our trash so our trash had to spend the night in the bear box with our food. We were in bed and snoring by 9:15. Alarm was set for 5:30. Someone had rattled the chain on the bear box and it woke me up before the alarm at 5:20 and I decided to let the boys sleep late. I lazed in the hammock until 6 when I got up and made coffee. I headed into the Mizpah hut and looked at maps and filled our water bottles. When I got back I woke the boys up. The oldest boiled the water for oatmeal. Source: Guide Spot

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DS Day4
DS Day4
My first homemade backpacking meal. It was quite good but I made WAY too much. Dehydrated chicken, peas, carrots, lima beans, kale, and mushrooms with couscous and seasonings.
Photo by vldphotos on Flickr
We didn't have time to stop for dinner during the hike down from Panamint City, but we'd been waiting all week to try our new pasta recipe, incorporating the dehydrated veggies we'd been carrying around all week. So we huddled behind the car to fire up the stove (to try to keep from disturbing our travel companions, who were already asleep) and had dinner around 1 a.m. It might not look like much, but man was it delicious.
Photo by Eve of Discovery on Flickr
Backpacking food taste-off
Backpacking food taste-off
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