A friend of mine suggested for me to bring some freeze dried food with me now that I'm going to start tent camping again. I came across this site that is giving away $250 worth of freeze dried food from Freeze Dry Guy. Pretty tempting offer. But I'm curious to know first if they are any good before I join, and if they are really worth bringing along during camping trips?
Most freeze dried food can be prepared by just adding water. (Hot water is faster) Many of the fruits or veggies can be added to your normal recipes while you are cooking. Kids like to eat the fruit straight from the can.
Go down to a local store that sells mostly sports and camping supplies, they will probably have some. Buy one dinner and try it out before you send for any.
Because I cannot eat wheat, rye and barley there are many things I cannot eat so I prefer to do without them.
You used to be able to buy something to make your own dried meals.
We use freeze dried food when we want to go very light....i.e. backpacking or multi-day canoe trips. However, the stuff has a lot of salt so extended use isn't such a good idea....nor does it do your plumbing much good in the short run. Over the years, we have learned that for moderate weight camping (car camping, rafting, etc) we can do much better by just using light weight food supplies from the grocery store and home dehydrated food. With the dehydrator, we will often make up a dinner (like chili) and then just dry it out. Much better tasting than freeze dried food and you know what's in it too. It works best to start re-hydrating home dried meals about 6 to 12 hours prior to use depending on the temp of the water added and your ability to properly store the food.