User Review: Harmony House Backpacking Kit
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $45
- Amount of food
- Ability to cook creatively on the trail
- Not enough variety/too much of stuff I didn't want
I bought this kit to plan for a week-long trip on the River-to-River Trail (Illinois). This is an amazing deal. When you consider Mountain House's dehydrated meals can cost $12 or more per packet, this provides full meals for less than $1.
Tonight I cooked delicious fajitas using a variety of veggies from the pack and some of the TVP (textured vegetable protein—sold separately). Ok, it wasn't as good as what I'd get at my local Mexican restaurant, but it was delicious for trail food, and I estimate my cost for a full plate of food at only 75 cents.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the box loads you up on a few items I don't need two of. You get two packages of peas and two of carrots, but only one of tomatoes. Still, that's a minor inconvenience when you consider how much variety you get in the overall package.