Tag Archives: camping

Boil in the Bag VS Freeze Dried Food

boilinbagvsfreezedriedBoth 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.

Ready to Eat Meals for Your Next Trip

rtemainOur Ready to Eat wet meals are not only delicious, but great to throw in your pack on your next adventure. Whether you are going camping, hiking, trekking, or longer extreme excursions, our food will keep you going. With a long shelf life and no refrigeration needed, you can stock up and always have some to hand. Meals can be eaten hot or cold, so no matter where you are you can have a great tasting meal. We have a great choice of breakfasts, mains (both vegetarian and meat options) and even desserts so you can get your whole days meals with our convenient packs.

We aim to give you the highest energy with the lowest weight possible, leaving you room to fit all your essentials in your pack without compromising on nutrition. We also have self-heating meals if you want a hot meal but don’t want to pack a stove.

Browse our selection of Ready to Eat Meals and stock up for your next trip.

Low Weight Compact Expedition Food

camping food packs

We try to cater to as many people and events as we can with our expedition foods and supplements. That’s why our freeze dried breakfasts, desserts, vegetarian and meaty main meals all come in 125g and 180g sizes. This means that you can mix and match to get the right amount of weight in your packs, and with our compact sizes you can fit more as well!

For bigger appetites or those needing more energy to fuel their adventures, we stock 800kcal and 1000kcal extreme breakfasts, vegetarian and meaty main meals. We’ve taken our customers favourite recipes and altered them to increase the energy, reducing the weight and still maintaining the same great taste.

We also have bulk freeze dried food for larger groups or to segment into portions if you are taking your own cooking equipment.