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Camping Food: Easy & Warm Camping Meals.

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

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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...

Camping, backpacking, or hiking food that's freeze-dried or dehydrated can reduce weight by sixty to 90 %. If you're carrying a backpack or any other hiking gear by incorporating days worth of camping food and supplies this could make a BIG difference.

Just like any prepackaged food you can likely 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 keep it in mind when you're purchasing it because otherwise you'll probably be going hungry, or if perhaps you're carrying a pack all day long you might even be undernourished.

Another thing to keep in mind is the design of the container itself. The containers with corners makes it difficult for the boiling water to combine with the camping food leaving dry spots. Also tall narrow containers allow it to be almost impossible to reach inside using a spoon without getting as messy as a two year-old, as you work your way down to the bottom. (An easy option is to trim from 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" kind of closure which can be useful, if they're not trimmed to ribbons. ;-)

Some camping foods can be heated with a heating pouch with the addition of water to a chemical heating source. The benefit is there's no flame. The drawback is they weigh a lot more than the pouch alone and there's more trash to get rid of properly. So it may be better to just bring a small stove if you're backpacking.

Camping food offers tradeoffs. While it isn't usually gourmet that doesn't mean it has to be bad. All things considered a gourmet meal makes for a lot of extra weight and inconvenience. Not my concept of a fun trip. The reason people buy it is because it's light, convenient, and it can provide a quick hot meal. As for taste.

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