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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby north-north-west » Tue 10 Mar, 2015 4:02 pm

idc1970 wrote:Thanks gents.
I've just ordered from Strive Foods in Tasmania so I'll try theirs first.

Good move. They're the best value prepared meals I've come across. Just loaded up for an upcoming trip, and the delightful lady at the counter put most of the stuff through as seconds because I'd bought so much. Gotta love this island. :)
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby simonm » Tue 10 Mar, 2015 6:05 pm

I am getting most of my meals for the Overland from Strive.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Maaxxx » Tue 24 Mar, 2015 7:14 pm

Big serves, Strive. On a recent trip we used Strive for 4 of the 6 nights. There were 3 of us and we allowed a single serve each, per night. After we had considerable difficulty getting through the first night's planned allotment, we managed quite comfortably with a double serve between the 3 of us from then on. I guess a big eater with a good appetite would polish one off but it was certainly more than sufficient for our needs. Good tasting food though. Would certainly use it again.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Fri 03 Apr, 2015 7:11 pm

Strive Laksa, warms the cockles of your heart on a cool, wet & windy morning.....thumbs up. :wink:

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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby corvus » Fri 03 Apr, 2015 8:34 pm

Kind- of looking heavy weight pot ? :)
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Fri 03 Apr, 2015 9:26 pm

Titanium pot & pan so it should be fairly light, I don't think the handles are titanium...but I've been wrong before. :wink:
Pot holds 650ml not sure about the pan.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby simonm » Sat 04 Apr, 2015 5:54 am

Just got back from the Overland and mainly took Strive main meals. The Spag Bol was a favourite.

Great photo Ofuros - chopsticks? I carried one on the Overland for stiring worked really well and lightweight hard to eat with one though :D.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Sat 04 Apr, 2015 6:48 am

Yes Simon, the ol' choppers come in handy, need two to tango though. :wink:
i just grab an extra set if we're having asian for lunch at the local shopping centre.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby perfectlydark » Sat 04 Apr, 2015 6:32 pm

That laksa looks amazing! Much better than the cupasoup types i usually pack. Going to have to try strive
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby walkerchris77 » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 8:36 am

Dehydrated waters not bad.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby simonm » Mon 20 Apr, 2015 10:06 pm

An American guy on the Overland Track was eating some of this stuff - http://shop.maryjanesfarm.org/Food . It tasted very natural, unlike some other bought dehydrated meals.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby JohnStrider » Wed 22 Apr, 2015 6:14 pm

simonm wrote:An American guy on the Overland Track was eating some of this stuff - http://shop.maryjanesfarm.org/Food . It tasted very natural, unlike some other bought dehydrated meals.


Where's the meat/chicken etc.?
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby simonm » Thu 23 Apr, 2015 12:16 am

JohnStrider wrote:
simonm wrote:An American guy on the Overland Track was eating some of this stuff - http://shop.maryjanesfarm.org/Food . It tasted very natural, unlike some other bought dehydrated meals.


Where's the meat/chicken etc.?


You catch that along the way.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Mon 27 Apr, 2015 11:26 am

http://www.outdoorherbivore.com vegetarian & vegan fav's....
Chunky chipotle chili
Basil walnut penne
Quinoa cheddar mac
The last two have Nutritional Yeast in them, which gave a strong nutty/cheesyness to the meal...at
last some flavour to taste !

http://hawkvittles.com favs..
Southwest lasagna
Bacon baked beans.

Heading south of the border over the next week, off track walking & chasing trout, so will give the 'local'
https://www.strivefood.com.au/ menu a work out. Looking forward to it. :wink:
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Mitchc » Thu 30 Apr, 2015 11:38 pm

ofuros wrote:Titanium pot & pan so it should be fairly light, I don't think the handles are titanium...but I've been wrong before. :wink:
Pot holds 650ml not sure about the pan.


Do you typically use less water than required for strive food? After adding the water amount for the laksa, with the ingredients to my Jetboil it was basically overflowing :?:
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby hobbitle » Fri 01 May, 2015 7:51 am

Mitchc wrote:
ofuros wrote:Titanium pot & pan so it should be fairly light, I don't think the handles are titanium...but I've been wrong before. :wink:
Pot holds 650ml not sure about the pan.


Do you typically use less water than required for strive food? After adding the water amount for the laksa, with the ingredients to my Jetboil it was basically overflowing :?:


I use far less water for Strive than recommended. I can't remember exactly but it may have been up to 200mL less than recommended. I know that I made the bolognese and the laksa in my 600mL pot, which according to the instructions should have totally overflowed.


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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Mitchc » Fri 01 May, 2015 9:44 am

hobbitle wrote:
Mitchc wrote:
ofuros wrote:Titanium pot & pan so it should be fairly light, I don't think the handles are titanium...but I've been wrong before. :wink:
Pot holds 650ml not sure about the pan.


Do you typically use less water than required for strive food? After adding the water amount for the laksa, with the ingredients to my Jetboil it was basically overflowing :?:


I use far less water for Strive than recommended. I can't remember exactly but it may have been up to 200mL less than recommended. I know that I made the bolognese and the laksa in my 600mL pot, which according to the instructions should have totally overflowed.


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I bought I whole bunch of strive to test. Will add significantly less water tonight, and add more of I need too. Was still a bit shocked that a single serve wouldn't fit in the jet boil; people are right they're big servings, can't imagine the double servings.
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Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby RonK » Fri 01 May, 2015 1:35 pm

Mitchc wrote:I bought I whole bunch of strive to test. Will add significantly less water tonight, and add more of I need too. Was still a bit shocked that a single serve wouldn't fit in the jet boil; people are right they're big servings, can't imagine the double servings.

And not just Strive either. I have 900ml pots for that very reason. I've always considered the Jetboil inadequate.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Sat 02 May, 2015 8:43 am

Mitchc wrote:
ofuros wrote:Titanium pot & pan so it should be fairly light, I don't think the handles are titanium...but I've been wrong before. :wink:
Pot holds 650ml not sure about the pan.


Do you typically use less water than required for strive food? After adding the water amount for the laksa, with the ingredients to my Jetboil it was basically overflowing :?:


Strives says use approx 625ml for the Laksa, remember we're out in the bush...close enough is good enough. :wink:
I didn't have much choice because of my potsize, so i used less to suit the pot.
Still turned out tasty, warming & filling. 8)
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Mitchc » Sat 02 May, 2015 10:31 am

ofuros wrote:
Mitchc wrote:
ofuros wrote:Strives says use approx 625ml for the Laksa, remember we're out in the bush...close enough is good enough. :wink:
I didn't have much choice because of my potsize, so i used less to suit the pot.
Still turned out tasty, warming & filling. 8)


I'll keep that in mind haha. Used 350ml for the spag Bol, and wouldn't have wanted anymore water in it than that.
Next time I'll be taking the mushrooms out of the laksa, didn't really like them, otherwise I've been impressed with strive.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Sat 02 May, 2015 11:36 am

Had the Spag Bol for breakie on Cliffs Trail down in the wet & wild New England NP yesterday....500ml water used, yearned for some more
flavour so you could spot on with 350ml, Mitchc. I'd take a small ziploc bag of extra bitey parmesan cheese next time too, to replace theirs.
When wild winds blow & the rains come lashing down I do like plenty of warmth & flavour in the wilderness. :wink:
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Mitchc » Sat 02 May, 2015 1:56 pm

ofuros wrote:Had the Spag Bol for breakie on Cliffs Trail down in the wet & wild New England NP yesterday....500ml water used, yearned for some more
flavour so you could spot on with 350ml, Mitchc. I'd take a small ziploc bag of extra bitey parmesan cheese next time too.
When wild winds blow & the rains come lashing down I like plenty of flavour in the wilderness. :wink:


350ml was perfect. Will take a small amount of herbs though, too add a touch more flavour. Yum Yum.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby JohnStrider » Sun 03 May, 2015 7:07 pm

What are everyone's opinions on the best Strive and Back Country dehy meals?
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby north-north-west » Sun 03 May, 2015 7:19 pm

It's a personal taste thing, mate. I don't do curry, so that leaves out a lot of options (although I find the Strive Veggie Laksa absolutely delish).
Freeze drying works better with mince than chunks of meat, so the BC meals with mince generally taste better - Cottage Pie, Bobotje, Spag Bol (although this is a rip off as it uses instant noodles). Chicken comes up OK too.
But all the Strive I've tried are great. They do really good supplement packs too - one with mixed veggies and one with beef mince.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Zone-5 » Sat 09 May, 2015 4:53 pm

I always carry a can of this to impress the troops at camp...

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"...just add water!"

Often it appears amongst the other food items and when the cook realises what it is it usually gets a laugh making for a jovial start to the meal.

Lets say it's a food additive that makes everything taste better, or funnier.

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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Mickl » Sun 24 May, 2015 12:39 pm

Another vote for Strive meals after my recent trial of them. Had the Veg Laksa and Spag Bol double serve and shared with a mate. Veg Laksa was amazing and spag Bol was great too although would maybe add some herbs or chillli next time to that. There is no comparison to the average back country meals etc, Strive was 100% better hands down. Serving size of the double was good as well so wasn't hungry at all when we were done...
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby hobbitle » Sun 24 May, 2015 6:14 pm

The lamb and mushroom risotto from the Gourmet Backcountry range (black packet) is actually fantastic. So is the Apple Pie dessert from the normal range (light green packet).
Those are the only backcountry ones I go near... Rest are Strive. Favourite is the bolognese and chilli con carne.


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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby weeds » Sun 24 May, 2015 9:55 pm

Just tried Strive over the weekend.

Spag Bol and Veg Laksa.......was impressed as its the first we have tried.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby JohnStrider » Wed 03 Jun, 2015 1:07 pm

Ordered the Massaman Curry and Lentil Dahl Curry from Strive for my camping trip this weekend in Mitchell River. Was impressed with delivery. Ordered it on Saturday night and it arrived on my door step yesterday.

So far, so good. Can't wait to test it out!
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby dagsands » Fri 31 Jul, 2015 10:22 am

Review on the strive massaman beef curry john strider? :)
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