October is National Eat Better / Eat Together Month

October is National Eat Better / Eat Together Month, and we think both of those things sound like good ideas. With the holidays looming, getting a jump on a healthy eating plan and a strategy to navigate the upcoming feasts can help you stay on track. Eating together, whether it's as a family or as

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:35+00:00 October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Dried Soup with Stacy Lyn Harris

Recently we’ve been sharing some educational (and tempting) video clips from Stacy Lyn Harris, cookbook author, gardener, mother of seven, sustainability expert, and guest chef. This summer and fall, Stacy Lyn is doing cooking and gardening segments on RFDTV’s Rural Heritage show on cable TV. In this clip from the episode Homestead Ironworks Part 2,

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:38+00:00 September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying for Hurricane Season

  We have lots of customers in hurricane country and they've given us insight into some problems associated with traditional hurricane preparedness scenarios: Canned food is heavy and bulky. Space in the evacuation vehicle becomes high value real estate after you add kids, pet kennels, suitcases, and necessities. Canned food is limited in selection. People

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:38+00:00 September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze-dried and Rehydrated Pulled Pork

Greg at Ballistic BBQ has done it again. In May we shared Greg's video of freeze drying raw ground beef, chiles, cheese, and onion rings. Then he rehydrated the ingredients to make his New Mexico inspired cheeseburger. Yum! You can see that post, here. This time, Greg's doing pulled pork. He took pork

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze-dried and Rehydrated Cheeseburger

Want to see something really cool? Watch as one of our customers freeze dries and rehydrates raw ground beef, chiles, cheese, and onion rings. You would never guess that his New Mexico inspired cheeseburger had been made with freeze-dried ingredients!        

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:45+00:00 May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Dave Update

On April 13th Dave Nelson began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in Springer Mountain, Georgia and will end in Maine. He’ll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. Meet Dave and see what's in his pack here. Were you following Dave's journey on the

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:45+00:00 May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

5 Healthiest Vegetables for Your Garden

It's been an early spring for many parts of the country and gardeners everywhere are getting their plots ready. We like to think that home freeze dryers and gardens go together like peas and carrots; when you have a home freeze dryer you can easily preserve your entire harvest, and even plant more food and

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:48+00:00 March 30th, 2017|3 Comments

Have You Taken the Test?

This month we're talking about good nutrition and better health. March 24th is American Diabetes Alert Day, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is encouraging everyone to take their quick online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The test takes about 60 seconds to complete. It's important because 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the majority

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:49+00:00 March 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Celebrate National Meatball Day the Healthy Way

Well what do you know? National Meatball Day falls right in the middle of National Nutrition Month. And who doesn't love meatballs? Meatballs done the old school way can be full of fat, salt and sugar. However, meatballs done right are high in protein, full of flavor, and can be part of a healthy diet.

By | 2017-03-17T13:47:24+00:00 March 17th, 2017|0 Comments