Freeze-dried food

Discussion in 'Backpacking' started by loneranger916, Jul 30, 2019.

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  1. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2017
    I cannot think of many FD foods I haven't tried over the years both for camping and hunting, but for MY money, Mountain House seems to have the best flavor profiles compared to others.
    Obviously, my tastebuds are different than yours so when comparing flavors of one manufacturer against another, YMMV.
    One thing about salt content of some manufacturers offerings.
    I've read where folks bemoan the fact of too much salt and I can appreciate their perspective, however, remember that you'll be perspiring with significant effort and likely for a sustained period. With sweating comes a loss of salt and other electrolyte sources that MUST be put back in if you don't want to suffer from cramping or partial shutdown of other bodily functions due to lack of whatever you've leaked out.
    That said, what you might find less than tasteful if sitting around a campfire having not exerted much or heavily perspiring, WILL be a welcome addition to your body in the opposite situation.
    Just be aware that salt tends to make you thirstier so plan to hydrate more frequently.
    Overall, you have a plethora (FINALLY got to use that word! Hahaha!!) of options and only your tastebuds can tell you what you'll like. Even so, might I suggest you experiment at home FIRST to see if Brand X, Meal Number (fill in the blank) is palatable to YOU. Better to find out if it "Binds you up" while at home and can take appropriate measures than out in the field a LONG way from home.
    And on the flip side of that coin, well, you probably aren't going to want to find out your Gutz will be wanting to make a mess in your britches when you have Many Miles Before Your Journey Is Complete, not to be too crude on the topic.
    Catch my drift??
    Good Luck and Happy Tasting!
  2. Sam Aspacher

    Sam Aspacher Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2012
  3. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2011
    The Z’s and I like Mountain House. A good amount of choices, reasonably tasty and real easy to make with a JetBoil.