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Wed Aug 28, 2013, 12:36 PM

Reccomendations needed for freeze-dried foods.

Seeing that we might have a very harsh winter (according to the Farmers Almanac) got me thinking that I would like to buy a quantity of freeze dried food for emergencies, such that all I have to add is hot water. Say a 2-4 week supply for 1 adult. I have no children or pets. Any recommendations for / against brands, or places to purchase / not purchase from. I do not have any special dietary requirements.

Seems like Mountain House and Backpacker Pantry are leading brands.

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Reply Reccomendations needed for freeze-dried foods. (Original post)
MicaelS Aug 2013 OP
cbayer Aug 2013 #1
grasswire Aug 2013 #3
cbayer Aug 2013 #4
rdharma Aug 2013 #2

Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 01:36 PM

1. Noodle bowls are good. Trader Joe's has an assortment and also

has things like Thai and Indian dishes that come in sealed packages that will last a very long time.

They are relatively inexpensive and easy to store.

I've had MRE's during Katrina and they were terrible. I think the meals that try to incorporate several dishes into one meal tend to be bad.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 11:27 PM

3. very true... Trader Joe's has all kinds of stuff that will work for you.

And the price is very reasonable compared to the freeze dried brands. Also, TJ has many kinds of nuts and dried fruits to provide excellent nutrition, and the prices are better than anywhere else, IMO.

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Response to grasswire (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 29, 2013, 10:30 AM

4. It's definitely my go to store when I am provisioning for a lengthy stay away.

But their produce and meats are a great disappointment to me.

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Response to MicaelS (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 10:39 PM

2. I'm an avid backpacker...... Mountain House are very good.

 

Beprepared.com is a good place to get them.

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