Preparation Instructions

How to Prepare your Dehydrated Meal

Most of our food is DEHYDRATED. What does this mean to you? Our food is light, compact, and nutritious with amazing texture. Our food is NOT freeze dried. Dehydrated food takes about 20-30 minutes to rehydrate fully, unlike its freeze dried counterpart. For best results, we recommend bringing our meals to a boil twice and letting them rest for at least 20 minutes between. There is no need to simmer during this time. Simmering wastes fuel and has the potential to create troublesome soot in your backcountry stove.

Dehydrated Food Basic Steps

1. REHYDRATE

Tip: For best results, rehydrate overnight in an airtight and critter safe container.

IN A POT Add water and bring to a boil. Let soak for at least 20-30 minutes. IN A FREEZER BAG Add hot water. Let soak for at least 20-30 minutes.

2. SAUTÉ or BOIL

DRY MEALS Sauté until warm.

LIQUID MEALS Add water to the desired consistency and bring to a boil.

Breakfasts

Eggs, Meat/Quinoa, and Vegetables

REHYDRATE MEAT/QUINOA & VEG
Add 1/2 cup hot water per serving. Let soak for at least 20-30 min.

REHYDRATE EGGS
Add 6 tbsp cold water per serving to the egg crystals. Whisk with a fork or spoon until well mixed. SAUTÉ Sauté meat and/or vegetables until warm.

SCRAMBLE
Add egg mixture to vegetables and scramble. Cook until egg is done and serve.

Hashbrowns, Meat, and Vegetables

REHYDRATE MEAT AND VEG
Add 1/2 cup hot water per serving. Let soak for at least 20-30 min.

REHYDRATE HASHBROWNS
In a bowl or Ziploc freezer bag, cover hashbrowns with hot water. Let stand 7-10 minutes until al dente. Tip: Do not over rehydrate the hashbrowns or they will get mushy and make mashed potato.

SAUTÉ
One pot method: Sauté meat and veg until dry, add hashbrowns. Cook until warm & serve.

Two Pot Method: In one pot, sauté hashbrowns in butter or oil. Heat meat and/or veg in a second pot until warm. Serve.

Wild Rice Cereal

REHYDRATE
Add 3/4 cup of hot water per serving. Let soak for at least 20-30 minutes. COCONUT MILK (optional) Add 1 tbsp of coconut milk per serving.

BOIL
Add additional water to desired consistency, bring to a boil and serve.

Lunch

Salads

REHYDRATE
Add 1/2 cup of hot water per serving. Let sit for at least 20-30 minutes. DRAIN Drain any excess water.

SEASON
Mix with any given seasoning such as mayonnaise or balsamic vinegar and serve.

Appetizers

Soups

REHYDRATE
Add 1.5 cups of hot water per serving and whisk until fully mixed. Let sit for at least 20-30 minutes. BOIL Add additional water to desired consistency, bring to a boil and serve.

Dinners

REHYDRATE
Add 1 cup of hot water per serving. Let sit for at least 20-30 minutes.

BOIL
Add additional water to desired consistency. Bring to a boil and serve.

TOPPINGS
Add any provided toppings such as parmesan cheese, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes.

Desserts

Fruit Desserts

REHYDRATE FRUIT
Add 1/4 cup of hot water per serving to the fruit mixture. Let sit at least 20-30 minutes. Bring fruit and juice to a boil.

REHYDRATE PUDDING (if included)
Add 1/8 cup hot or cold water per serving to the pudding and whisk with a fork or spoon until fully mixed. Add more water if pudding is too thick.

CAKE/CRUST/PASTRY
Place 1/4 cup cake/crust/pastry in the bottom of bowl and soak with fruit and juice. Top with pudding if included.

CRUMBLE
Serve fruit and juice in bowl and top with 1/4 cup of crumble.

Pudding

REHYDRATE
Add 1/4 cup hot or cold water per serving. Whisk with a fork or spoon until fully mixed. CONSISTENCY If pudding is too thick, add small amounts of water and whisk until desired consistency is reached.