Have you ever taken trays out of your freeze dryer and noticed a lot of white crystalized bubbles coat your food? Or have you ever freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches and end up with a bubbly mess? This is common and there is nothing wrong with your freeze dryer. What is happening is just lyophilization, or […]
There are many reasons why people preserve food – it’s economical, more nutritious, and a great way to preserve leftovers or garden produce. But, perhaps, one of the most important reasons to create a personal food storage is the peace of mind it gives you knowing that you are prepared for whatever disaster may come […]
Congratulations to Brian B.! Brian is the winner of a medium Harvest Right freeze dryer! Want your chance to win? Enter our next giveaway HERE.
A megadrought in California is threatening to push food prices even higher. The state is already facing its worst water shortage in four years and its driest season has only just begun, according to data from the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS). A recent article from Business Insider looked at how this current drought […]
The Pacific Northwest is currently experiencing a record-breaking heatwave that has shut down much of daily life for residents. In Salem, Oregon’s state capitol, temperatures reached 117 degrees, the hottest since record-keeping began in the 1890s. Seattle set an all-time high temperature of 106 degrees. Portland saw an extreme high of 115, breaking the previous […]
Brothers Ben and John Ritner loved going on hiking trips together, but what they didn’t love was eating bland, salty freeze-dried meals. One day while sitting around the campfire they came up with a plan – to make freeze-dried meals better. John, who attended culinary school, and Ben, who studied web development and business, decided […]
As Gorgi Rigby starts hiking the Appalachian Trail this year with her sister Melanie (see previous post) it will be Melanie’s first time on the trail but not Gorgi’s. Her first time on the trail was with her son in June of 2016, starting in Maine with the intention of through hiking to Georgia and […]
Gorgi Rigby not only turns 60 on June 22 but also starts a journey she has dreamed about for years – hiking the Appalachian Trail. Gorgi will be accompanied on this quest with her older sister Melanie. Melanie will turn 62 in August and is the mother of 5 children and 13 grandchildren. The Rigby […]
Congratulations to John and Kathy P.! John is the winner of a medium Harvest Right freeze dryer! Want your chance to win? Enter our next giveaway HERE.
Have you ever wondered just how many calories you burn while backpacking? The short answer – a lot! Of course, to figure out an exact number is a little difficult and can depend on a number of factors, including body weight, pack weight, elevation gain, terrain, and more. But it is possible to come up […]