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Chicken Cashew Curry

rated 2 of 5 stars Pretty bad. Will not buy again. I love the Mountain House staples (Lasagna, Chili Mac, Stroganoff), but I'm always looking for something different. Problem is MH has meat that is sized to how you'd cook at home, while Backpackers Pantry has these tiny little diced cubes; there's no comparison. BP does package its meals well though; rounded corners and less air than MH. (I poke holes with a pin in MH meals to remove the air and then tape over them. Also I cut off the corner points to keep the from… Full review

Creme Brulee

rated 4 of 5 stars Food is an area where backpackers often have to make substantial compromises, and dessert is an area where this tradeoff is especially pronounced—there aren’t too many dessert choices that won’t melt or spoil or that don’t require elaborate efforts in cooking, ingredients, and preparation. Now you can have delicious crème brûlée on the trail with little effort and only needing to add water to dry ingredients. You’ll think you’re camping on the Champs-Élysées! This is a review of… Full review

Chana Masala

rated 5 of 5 stars Backpacker’s Pantry’s updated recipe of Chana Masala is a very flavorful and surprisingly filling dehydrated meal that has the perfect blend of Indian curry spices, rice, chilies, and garbanzo beans (chick peas). It is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free, so almost anyone can eat this meal without worry. In addition to great flavor, it feeds two people for under $7.     When I first saw Backpacker’s Pantry Chana Masala, I didn't think it was something that I would have bought for… Full review

Chicken Piccata & Tagliatelle Pasta

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Backpacker's Pantry Chicken Picatta with Tagliatelle Pasta is a very filling, bold-flavored high-protein lemon chicken dish with noodles, capers, and parmesan cheese. Backpacker's Pantry added several tasty new meals to their lineup this year and I was able to test three of them. The others that I tested were the Nicoise Salad with Salmon and Chana Masala. Of the three, I liked the Chana Masala the best, but all three are good and worth a try if you like these types of food. Nutrition   Ingredients: … Full review

Nicoise Salad with Salmon

rated 4 of 5 stars A fresh alternative to the typical salty noodle-based dehydrated meal, the Backpacker's Pantry Nicoise Salad has lots of healthy, whole ingredients that make a very refreshing backcountry meal. Backpacker's Pantry added several tasty new meals to their lineup this year and I was able to test three of them. I found the Nicoise Salad to be the most interesting, so I'll start with that. The others that I tested were the Chicken Picatta with Tagliatelle Pasta and Chana Masala. Of the three, I liked… Full review

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Backpacker's Pantry Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Instant Camp Eggs Cook-Off
Dehydrated and freeze-dried instant eggs can inspire strong reactions among outdoor enthusiasts. We wondered which, if any, were worth packing along on the trail and put a batch to the backcountry taste test. Read more
September 20, 2011


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