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Tips for Storing and Sending Freeze-Dried Food

Freeze-dried food is much lighter than normal food. It generally retains its original shape, but because all the moisture is removed, it’s practically weightless, which makes it easy to transport in an emergency and also simple to mail for dirt cheap. Freeze-dried food is also resistant to spoiling, but it can still go bad if […]

Freeze-dried Ham Dinner

Freeze Drying and Rehydrating a Ham Dinner One of the things the home freeze-drying community is talking about is how simple it is to freeze dry and quickly rehydrate entire meals. This comes in handy in a true emergency, such as a power-outage or storm, and in life’s small emergencies, like when your child announces […]

Freeze-Dried Turkey Dinner Video

Freeze Drying and Rehydrating a Turkey Dinner Recently we made a short video to illustrate just how easy it is to freeze dry and rehydrate entire meals. In this video we’re freeze drying sliced turkey breast, gravy, corn and green beans – all in one run. We also prepared mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing in […]

How Much Energy Does Freeze-Drying Use?

Freeze drying four trays of food in a Harvest Right freeze dryer takes between 24 and 36 hours. You can freeze dry about 6-10 pounds of fresh food in each batch. One of the great benefits of freeze drying is that it can save you money by allowing you to buy food in bulk and preserve your […]

Re-hydrating Freeze-Dried Food for the Holidays… and Beyond

A home freeze dryer can make holiday feasts and parties so much easier. Freeze drying allows you to make snacks, entrees and side dishes ahead of time, then quickly re-hydrate and serve. Instead of cooking all day and feeling too exhausted to enjoy your party or holiday meal, you can make, freeze-dry and store dishes […]

Delicious Freeze-Dried Yogurt Drops

Freeze drying yogurt is not only easy – the result is delicious. We talked a bit about it in an earlier post, but thought we’d expand on the topic here. Yogurt is such a healthy food, especially if it’s low-fat and low (or no) sugar. Yogurt drops make a great snack for little ones because […]

Storing Freeze Dried Food

Here’s a little Freeze Drying 101: Oxygen and water are the enemies of freeze dried food. One of the best ways to preserve food long term is by using Mylar bags with an oxygen absorber to keep oxygen and water from getting into the bag. If you haven’t visited the online Harvest Right Store in […]

Creating a Winter Emergency Food Storage Plan

Well, as they say, Winter is Coming. The last two winters were brutal in nearly every state of the Union – even those without snowfall saw record colds and even some ice. Predictions are that this winter will be dangerously cold and that every state where it can snow, it will snow. Snow and cold […]

Freeze Drying Protein

Freeze drying protein is so important for several reasons, the first one being that in an emergency you can’t live on freeze dried pudding drops, as much fun as that would be. Freeze drying protein also allows you to take advantage of bulk sales and co-op meat shares without worrying about freezer burn. Freeze drying […]