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Tips to Make Your Backpack Lighter

The easiest way to absolutely hate a hiking trip is by having a heavy backpack. Lots of factors go into determining what a pack should weigh, but there are some general guidelines that hikers can follow: A loaded backpacking pack should not weigh more than about 20 percent of your body weight A loaded

By | 2018-05-22T09:11:07+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Did Astronauts Really Eat Freeze-Dried Ice Cream?

When talking about freeze-dried food with someone, it usually isn’t very long before a question about freeze-dried ice cream comes up. Any space-loving kid can tell you the reason everyone has heard of freeze-dried ice cream is because astronauts love to eat it. Also known as astronaut ice cream or space ice cream, freeze-dried

By | 2018-05-16T10:06:43+00:00 May 16th, 2018|1 Comment

Stop Food Waste

Celebrate ‘Stop Food Waste’ Day by Learning the Best Way to Store Fruits and Vegetables This year April 27 is “Stop Food Waste” day. Studies show that 43% of wasted food in the United States comes from households. By making small shifts in how you shop, prepare, store, and preserve food, you can toss

By | 2018-04-27T09:12:25+00:00 April 27th, 2018|0 Comments

We Ate Like Kings!

This story was taken from Facebook (with permission) from one of our customers, Carol A., in Utah. I've had a very busy summer spent mostly dry camping (no hookups) ... I got our freeze dryer at Christmas (2016) and ran it almost 24-7 until summer started. I purposely focused on one-dish meals for our

By | 2018-04-26T14:02:21+00:00 April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Freeze Dried Vacation Meals

Are you thinking about Spring Break or summer vacation? We are! Part of the fun of traveling is trying new restaurants, but the fun wears off after too many salty, high-fat, high-dollar meals. Traveling with your own healthy meals and snacks will save you tons of money, time, and calories. Here are some of

By | 2018-03-26T14:23:35+00:00 March 26th, 2018|1 Comment

Freeze Drying Peas and Beans for Extra Protein

In our last post we wrote about building an emergency food plan, and all of the good reasons you should get started. The first thing we mentioned is you'll want to save some comfort food, because studies show that in a disaster you're going to want pie. (Okay, that's not a real study but

By | 2018-03-20T12:54:39+00:00 March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Building an Emergency Food Plan

The start of 2018 has been as interesting as the whole of last year. We haven't talked about emergency food plans much these days, but reflecting on 2017 now seems like a good time to start. Just a quick run through of what we endured - hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, and the mind-blowing

By | 2018-03-15T09:08:26+00:00 March 14th, 2018|1 Comment

4 Veggies to Plant Now and Freeze Dry Later

It's been a long winter and it's high time to talk about gardening. We've got a few more weeks of chilly weather to go, but before you know it friendly green sprouts will be pushing through the soil and bright berries will be getting sweet. Gardeners usually get through the last weeks of winter

By | 2018-03-06T09:47:43+00:00 March 6th, 2018|2 Comments