dehydrated food

4:20 a.m. on April 26, 2002 (EDT)
john

Are the current selections available ,Mountain House,Alpine Aire etc have the ability to have the boiling water added to the package itself with no concern for leaking through.Thanks

10:12 p.m. on April 26, 2002 (EDT)
Waldo

Yup. Just look for the bag that has a resealable top like a baggie sandwich bag. They work great. Leave your bowl at home.

11:00 a.m. on April 29, 2002 (EDT)
Rick

you are referring to the selcetions of Freeze-Dried meals available from BP Pantry, Mountain House, Alpine Aire and a few others.
all three offer the no-cook options on manty of their entrees and sides. Simply open the foil pouch at the top, add boiling water, fold the top down and use a paper clip/binder clip to keep it closed for 10-15 miutes.

Mountain house entrees come in an internal plastic bag that you add the water to. The cardboard outer bottom has a ring attahced to it to seal off the neck of the plastic after you add water.

You can fold a fleece or sleeping bag around the package to keep it hot in the winter.

Tips/pitfalls
Stir the food well - Especially in the corners, where much of the sodium and flavor ends up - If you do not stir well, You may have a bland meal with a super salty finish as you dig into the corners.

Beware of foil bags with hard pasta (like rotini) or bags that have been beat on or squeezed hard - They may develp pinholes that will cause contents to leak after hot water is added.

Good luck
Rick


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Are the current selections available ,Mountain House,Alpine Aire etc have the ability to have the boiling water added to the package itself with no concern for leaking through.Thanks

8:09 a.m. on May 2, 2002 (EDT)
Ed G
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Pour in the water! Plastic bag makes a great bowl (Mountain House). n/m

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