Natalie Thomas is a British elite triathlete participating in a unique new challenge. She is riding a Me-Mover FIT 1800 km across Europe to not only show how fun being fit and active can be, but to raise money for Diabetes UK and the Danish Diabetes Association. What is a Me-Mover you may be asking? It looks similar to a scooter, but is a more like a three wheeled bike that uses your stepping actions to propel it forward giving you an intense full body workout.
She is well on her way now, but started in Copenhagen, Denmark and is travelling through Northern Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, and will be finishing in Lausanne Switzerland. She is on her own, carrying her food and staying in hostels and B&B’s along the way.
As you can imagine, there isn’t a lot of space to store things on such a small bike! A huge benefit of our low weight, smaller sized packs is that you can fit more food in and get more energy to fuel you on your journey. Natalie has packed and is eating our freeze dried main meals at the end of her days so she can get more Kcals, carbs and more in while not sacrificing a lot of space in her packs on the Me-Mover.
Unlike some other methods, freeze dried food retains it’s shape and tastes just as fresh when rehydrated. The freeze drying process removes around 98% of the water from the food, but not the great fresh taste or vitamins and nutrients. Opposed to frozen or dehydrated food, freeze dried food removes only the water content, leaving you with great tasting food once you’ve added water back to it.
There are many benefits of choosing freeze dried meals which include;
Weight – They are much lighter to pack when you are traveling. Since they are such low weight and a smaller size, they are easy to toss into packs for hiking, camping etc.
Long Lasting – They have a long shelf life. As the water content has been removed and the food is stored in airtight and moisture-proof packaging, it can be stored for months, and sometimes even years without spoiling.
Easy Storage – Freeze dried meals can be stored almost anywhere. As freeze dried meal packs only need to be stored at room temperature, you can store them virtually anywhere for a ready meal when you need it. Make sure they are stored in a cool dry place away from moisture and sunlight to keep them at their best.
Variety – They don’t just stop at main meals! We offer a range of meaty and vegetarian main meals, along with breakfast options and even dessert. So you can have a three course meal throw in your pack or waiting for you at your cabin in the woods. Not only that, we also offer bulk packaging, so that you can dish out portions and take as much or as little as you’d like or is great to take for a quick meal for groups of people.
Both boil in the bag and freeze dried foods have their places in your next adventure, and sometimes you may even want a combination of them both! Both have the benefits of having a long shelf life, no refrigeration needed and quick and easy to cook, but based on your needs you may want to choose one over the other.
Boil in the bag meals are great for camping trips or treks where weight isn’t as much of an issue, but you don’t want to take a ton of ingredients or pots and pans for cooking. They are also great for short hikes where you can just toss a meal in your pack and enjoy it while you are outdoors. An added benefit of boil in the bag meals is that they can be eaten hot or cold, so they can be eaten on the spot wherever you are with no preparation. Alternatively you can cook them around a campfire and have minimal clean up leaving you to enjoy your trip.
Freeze Dried Food is the best option when space and weight are at a premium. With it’s low weight, compact size and high calories it’s great for longer treks or camping trips, sailing, or even multi-day marathons such as Ultras where you have to carry your own packs. For these activities, sometimes carrying the bulky boil in the bag meals aren’t an option and freeze dried meals make a great alternative as you just add water, let it soak, and you can enjoy your meal right out of the bag. Often times freeze dried options can give you more calories for those harder activities where you body needs to refuel properly. We carry freeze dried Extreme Adventure food that is available in 800 or 1000kcal for those with bigger appetites or needing a bit more to get them through their activities.
BeWell Expedition Foods, makers of probably the largest range of Freeze dried high energy, low weight meals in the world, used by the Coxless Crew on their Pacific Ocean Row 2015 rowing expedition. They chose our freeze dried foods for their compact size and high caloric content. For example our Moroccan Chicken Couscous is only 159 grams and a massive 800 calories
Looking for freeze dried food for your expedition try this link to our Freeze Dried Food
Here they are appearing on the BBC’s One Show with Bruce Forsyth.
Launched today, this is the one of the best tasting recipes we have produced, tasty and packed in calories, 800 of them! Ideal expedition food when you really need something flavoursome and energy rich to keep alert and aware.
Freeze dried to save vital weight (only 159 grams) and to make preparation fast and easy.
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