Experienced backpackers will tell you that the best backpacking food is lightweight, tasty, calorie-packed, non-perishable, space saving, and quick cooking. There are a number of options available for packing in your food on a trip including freeze-dried food, ready-to-eat meals (also know as MRE), traditional food from the grocery store, and dehydrated foods.
While food from the grocery store can certainly work for outdoor activities, it is most likely perishable, heavy, and bulky. Not an ideal option for packing in to the great outdoors! While MREs are easy to prepare, they are usually very expensive, bland tasting, have a short-term shelf life, are heavy, low in fiber, and are bulky to pack. As an emergency food, they may help you survive, but not the best option for a backpacking trip.
eFoodsDirect’s line of Quick Fix meals are dehydrated, which means the water is removed and the bulk of the food is decreased. These meals are extremely lightweight and easy to pack. Their 15+ years shelf life make it a viable option as a storable food as well. As far as the products being “tasty”, we’re confident you will become a raving fan after one meal.
If you haven’t tried any of our products yet, try a free sample of our food and you will see what we mean. (Just click the 6 free meals button at the top of this page!) As far as preparation, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3; boil some water, add the food, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes—come and get it, even in the great outdoors!