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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby JohnStrider » Wed 05 Aug, 2015 8:33 pm

Yep loved it! Very easy to cook up. Previous posts are spot on re: the amount of water needed. A delicious meal after a hard day's walking up and down hills. Lentil Dahl Curry was delicious as well.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby walk2wineries » Thu 06 Aug, 2015 9:31 am

weeds wrote:Just tried Strive over the weekend.

Spag Bol and Veg Laksa.......was impressed as its the first we have tried.


Another example suggesting we should use the oxford comma more often. I take you to mean - "Spag Bol, and Veg Laksa"
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby gannybun » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 4:32 am

I do not stay in australia.and i am thinking of doing the overland track in 2016.
if i would to get dehydrated food from the USA, maybe something eg like this -> http://www.mountainhouse.com/M/product/ ... iant_id=77
and bring them into austrailia. will i get stop in the custom and then i have to toss them away?

i am very interested to try http://www.strivefood.com.au but however, are there available at the mart in launceston or hobart? i cant get them online as i do not have a address in australia for me to send to .:) but they do look very delicious in the pictures!
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby north-north-west » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 8:00 am

gannybun wrote:i am very interested to try http://www.strivefood.com.au but however, are there available at the mart in launceston or hobart? i cant get them online as i do not have a address in australia for me to send to .:) but they do look very delicious in the pictures!

You can buy direct from their shop in Sandy Bay (which is an inner Hobartian suburb). Check the address and opening hours on their website. It's at most a 15 minute walk from the city centre.

They're great meals, and much more filling than any of the others out there.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby gannybun » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 1:39 pm

Is dehydrated food easily available at Launceston supermarket? do they cost a lot?
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 2:16 pm

Where are you based gannybun ?
Europe, Asia, Americas etc etc

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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby corvus » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 5:42 pm

gannybun wrote:Is dehydrated food easily available at Launceston supermarket? do they cost a lot?

G'day gannybun,
Supermarkets in Launceston don't sell the sort of dehydrated food you are looking for ,you will need to go to an outdoors shop like Allgoods ,Macpack or Kathmandu and the meals do cost a lot :(
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby gannybun » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 1:39 pm

i'm based in singpore but will be flying to melbourne than to tassie for the overland track.
this is my first time doing a long track. still pretty new to what to pack and stuff. thank you for helping.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Orion » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 1:49 pm

gannybun,

We've taken all sorts of backpacking food into Tasmania from the US, some of it in sealed packages, some of it home dehydrated in ziplocks. So far we've had no issues. I'd be surprised if a package of Mountain House would be flagged. That stuff is barely even food.

You never know though. On one trip they came into the airplane cabin and sprayed everything with some unidentified aerosol. I guess they were worried, but about what I can't say.

We're keen to try the Strive meals on our next trip. It looks so good on line. Last time we were there the store in Hobart was always closed when we happened to walk past. So I have no idea what sort of selection they stock. Woolworth's and Coles will do in a pinch though.

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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby north-north-west » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 3:40 pm

Orion wrote:We're keen to try the Strive meals on our next trip. It looks so good on line. Last time we were there the store in Hobart was always closed when we happened to walk past. So I have no idea what sort of selection they stock.

The store is open 9 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Or you can order online and have the stuff delivered to a friendly, helpful fellow forumer . . .
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Postby photohiker » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 5:15 pm

Orion wrote:On one trip they came into the airplane cabin and sprayed everything with some unidentified aerosol. I guess they were worried, but about what I can't say.


Yep, they used to spray insecticide through the cabin. I guess they were concerned about insects! :)

Haven't seen that for a while though. They must have given up.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby gannybun » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 6:39 pm

perhaps i will get one packet first for fun and buy the rest of the stuff in Launceston when i reach. ;)
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Orion » Thu 22 Oct, 2015 1:30 am

north-north-west wrote:The store is open 9 am to 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Or you can order online and have the stuff delivered to a friendly, helpful fellow forumer . . .

A 2:30pm closing? That's kind of lazy. I guess we were always happening by in the afternoon. We could arrange to be there earlier.

Do you know if they stock the full line at the store or is it a limited selection?
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby north-north-west » Thu 22 Oct, 2015 10:00 pm

They usually have a fairly full selection on the shelves, but it can be a bit hit and miss if there's been a big demand for certain items earlier that day.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby JohnStrider » Sat 24 Oct, 2015 11:53 am

Just made another order with Strive and bought all their single serve main meals. Taking a few of them up to Marysville with me next weekend.

Aside from them being really tasty, I'm really impressed with the speed of delivery.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Tue 10 Nov, 2015 8:45 am

Quite a few freeze dried powders on the market nowadays...kale, beetroot, nettle, black current,
raspberry etc etc...handy for adding nutrients on long distance walks or for us
weekend moochers.
Can also be added to powdered shakes & lassi's. 8-)

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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby gayet » Thu 26 Nov, 2015 4:10 pm

Back recently from a week well below Frenchmans Cap and survived on home prepared dehy food. The winner was dehydrated char grilled capsicum! Eat it as is and its chewy, slightly sweet but very tasty. Rehydrated in a meal and its very good, if much softer and less intense. Another success was dehy lentils. A tin thereof, dried and then with whatever spices, veg and meat (all dry obviously) that takes your fancy. Takes much less time to rehydrate than to cook, same with rice. You can have a mix of white, brown, black and/or red and while they cook in different times, rehydrating is the same.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby corvus » Thu 26 Nov, 2015 5:32 pm

Good one gayet,
Did you have any sort of "meat" in your repertoire ?
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby gayet » Thu 26 Nov, 2015 5:58 pm

Yes, I dried smoked chicken breast, smoked pork (kaiserfleisch), tuna and some honey basted roast chicken breast. Basically cryovacc'd chicken, kaiserfleisch and tuna packs from the supermarket. The smoked or roast chicken breast was shredded, the smoked pork was cut into batons and the tuna was flaked and then dried. The smoked chicken really needed to have the tougher "surface" removed as this took longer to rehydrate and was still tougher than the flesh below it. But it's like that without the drying anyway. I used these options as they are all very low in fat - use the "eye"of the smoked pork only. The capsicum was home chargrilled, skins removed, sliced and dried. Not the purchased stuff as that is often in oil.
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Postby corvus » Thu 26 Nov, 2015 7:05 pm

Wowsers !! what was the result of all of those pre cooked meats !!?
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby gayet » Thu 26 Nov, 2015 7:20 pm

Great evening meals!
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Postby corvus » Thu 26 Nov, 2015 7:36 pm

Oh well to each their own :lol:
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Nuts » Fri 27 Nov, 2015 7:06 am

Sounds like it all went well gayet.. I agree dehy Capsicum is awesome, the smell is mouth watering, multi colours brighten up many meals.
Soups I find are a great use for dehy, heavy soup, toasted herb breads & cheeses.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby walk2wineries » Tue 01 Dec, 2015 8:09 pm

Orion wrote:gannybun,

//...........
You never know though. On one trip they came into the airplane cabin and sprayed everything with some unidentified aerosol. I guess they were worried, but about what I can't say...............//

Cheers!


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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby paul_gee » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 8:01 am

JohnStrider wrote:Just made another order with Strive and bought all their single serve main meals. Taking a few of them up to Marysville with me next weekend.

Aside from them being really tasty, I'm really impressed with the speed of delivery.


I'm yet to try Strive but they seem to be doing great things.

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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby north-north-west » Thu 03 Dec, 2015 11:00 am

paul_gee wrote:
JohnStrider wrote:Just made another order with Strive and bought all their single serve main meals. Taking a few of them up to Marysville with me next weekend.

Aside from them being really tasty, I'm really impressed with the speed of delivery.

I'm yet to try Strive but they seem to be doing great things.

/places an order

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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Lizzy » Sun 06 Dec, 2015 5:35 am

Cabins are now pre-impregnated with insecticide I think.....that's why they no longer spray
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Orion » Sun 06 Dec, 2015 11:37 am

Lizzy wrote:Cabins are now pre-impregnated with insecticide I think.....that's why they no longer spray

I can't tell if you're being silly or are serious. But even if it were true or if they resumed spraying luggage exteriors it seems to me to be a weak attempt. But probably the best they can do without major intrusiveness.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Lizzy » Sun 06 Dec, 2015 6:07 pm

I'm being serious- check out page 8 which details residual cabin disinsection. I used to work in the industry & we'd collect empty can from the holds off some airlines but not the cabins
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Orion » Tue 08 Dec, 2015 3:08 am

Thanks for sharing that, Lizzy.

I wonder how effective it is?
Or how they would even measure its effectiveness.

What percentage of the insect cargo is inside the luggage?
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