Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby dagsands » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 2:34 pm

We are headed to the Abel Tasman Track in NZ and will be stopping in Nelson en route. Has anyone tried Nelson based dehydrated meals: Absolute Wilderness? Would be keen for a few suggestions of the better ones in their range. http://www.absolutewilderness.co.nz/about/
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby ofuros » Mon 11 Jan, 2016 5:29 pm

Good find, dagsands.....hopefully a local will chip in with some suggestions, since they're only available in NZed.
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Gimped » Sun 24 Jan, 2016 6:18 pm

Just back from a 7-dayer in Tas.
Backcountry "roast lamb with vegetables" was great! 9/10
Need to rehydrate for 20mins rather than 10.

Spag bog 8/10...another great meal :)
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby dagsands » Tue 08 Mar, 2016 1:42 pm

I can recommend the absolute wilderness berries on yogurt (add less water than they say) if you are in NZ/ can get that brand.
Also bought their scrambled eggs but didn't eat it (yet) due to whopping 1000 odd calories for a single serve. Will save it as an emergency ration instead.

My fave from the 6 days last week was bc roast lamb and veg.
Also my man loved the bc venison risotto.
I know people love the OG coq au vin but we found it too rich. The OG butter chicken was good. And the bc mex chicken was good - especially nice treat to have a few corn chips, and very spicy, but the kidney beans were a bit hard.
I know people like strive but I wouldn't have the laksa again, didn't taste like laksa ( I'd call it 'noodles in curry sauce') and not enough veg. The spag Bol was ok but not awesome. The creamy veg pasta was ok but a bit lacking in flavour. Their packs are less stable (one punctured just from pressure) and of course there is the washing up and they weigh more than the bc and OG. Also on weighing the packs, strive total weight including packaging was considerably less than the advertised net weight (by up to 50g!). The bc and outdoor gourmet all weighed in more than net weight.

Looking forward to eating my own concoctions now, but enjoyed the 'just add water' ease of prep of bc and OG.

Bon appetite!
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Bret Critchley 1959 » Sun 19 Mar, 2017 3:51 pm

Back when I was a Boy Scout
40 yrs ago Vesta had some fabulous dried food options
Chicken Supreme was my favorite but I can't find them any more
Does anyone know if they are still available
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby SueO1988 » Tue 09 May, 2017 7:10 am

We are currently in the process of dehydrating meals for the Larapinta. We have two dehydrators (thanks Alddi) and have always dehydrated our own meals. My favourite is definitely Rick Steins Vegetable Makhanawala, the kids favourite (21/25) is homemade slag bog. Also don't mind mushroom risotto. All four of us are doing the E to E so lots of meals to make. Might even try the Dinner Delux Scrambled Egg!
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby Bill P » Tue 09 May, 2017 1:27 pm

"Slag bog" ? Don't you mean Bag Slog?
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby SueO1988 » Thu 11 May, 2017 8:30 pm

Ha meant spag bog!!
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Re: Best Tasting Dehydrated Camping Food

Postby TerraMer » Fri 12 May, 2017 12:53 pm

I have recently discovered Campers Pantry.
I have tried a lot of dehydrated food, even DIY fruit, veg and curries but was keen to try the freeze dry veggies instead of dehydrated.
Campers Pantry freeze dried veggies are so much faster to cook, taste great and are more nutrient rich than dehydrated veggies.
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