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Old 16-06-2015, 15:24   #1
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Freeze Dried ?

I used the search and found very little here. I would love to know if a company was in the business of making edible freeze died meals. It would well worth extra cost if it tasted good. I've spent a little time reading reviews on preper and survival sites without success. The good reviews always happen to be their advertisers products.
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Re: Freeze Dried ?

I used freeze dried food almost exclusively when I was singlehanding:

my first choice was: Thrive Freeze Dried Foods from Shelf Reliance
Second choice was:#10 Cans | Dehydrated Food | Freeze Dried Food | Food Storage
and third choice was: Entrees: Mountain House

But all three are very edible.

It helps if you can add something crunchy to the texture, and occasionally something with real tang (like pickles or a strong condiment).
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Re: Freeze Dried ?

I did see Thrive on the Costco website. It had great reviews from the Costco members. Ill give try first.

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I used freeze dried food almost exclusively when I was singlehanding:

my first choice was: Thrive Freeze Dried Foods from Shelf Reliance
Second choice was:#10 Cans | Dehydrated Food | Freeze Dried Food | Food Storage
and third choice was: Entrees: Mountain House

But all three are very edible.

It helps if you can add something crunchy to the texture, and occasionally something with real tang (like pickles or a strong condiment).
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Re: Freeze Dried ?

I use Mountain House meals on my hunting trips and keep them on hand on my fire truck.
But they are somewhat of a sodium bomb, as in a lot of salt. All are very edible, and some of the entrees are quite good.
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I use augsan farms good selection and reasonable priced Emergency Food Storage & Emergency Preparedness | Augason Farms
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Old 16-06-2015, 20:05   #6
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Re: Freeze Dried ?

We have used freeze-dried foods in the past. Jim taught me to add some chopped or minced onion to *almost any entree*, it gives some crunch, and adds flavor.

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Re: Freeze Dried ?

Ordered the Thrive Varity pack from the Costco website. Thrive packages in smaller quantities for Costco so can I try several things for under $200 The Augason site looks promising to.


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Re: Freeze Dried ?

I don't know if the Mormons freeze dry or just dehydrate but they have stores that are open to the public and from what I hear very good prices. Not complete meals but they sell a bunch of different things
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Re: Freeze Dried ?

Life is too short to eat that kind of thing, I can see it as emergency rations, but I for one ate way too much of the stuff as MRE's
Why would you want to do this? It's usually very expensive when compared to regular food too.
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I don't know if the Mormons freeze dry or just dehydrate but they have stores that are open to the public and from what I hear very good prices. Not complete meals but they sell a bunch of different things
Actually yes they do use freeze dried foods as well as dehydrated I personally really like their mashed potato pearls quick and easy to make
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Life is too short to eat that kind of thing, I can see it as emergency rations, but I for one ate way too much of the stuff as MRE's
Why would you want to do this? It's usually very expensive when compared to regular food too.
Actually you are not thinking in the right way about freeze dried foods. As a meal in a bag I have to agree with you. However as components of a more complete meal its a different story. I find I use instant potatoes a lot also I have found a dried nacho cheese powder that's really good when used as a part of the whole meal they also have freeze dried refried beans them the natcho cheese and a few tortillas and you got a good meal. To address the earlier comments about TCP they have several freeze dried flavors to choose from some like the preseasoned taco meat add that to the refretos and you have a great fast meal for pennies a serving. Yes fresh is the way if possible but freeze dried is fast.
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Re: Freeze Dried ?

Instead of buying freeze dried how about dehydrating your own? I have a couple dehydrators and they are wonderful. We will be taking one when move on board. Hubby makes fish jerky that is wonderful. There is very few things that can not be dehydrated and we will be able to get local items in bulk when cheap and dehydrate and store for later as well as fish when we catch them can be saved. This will allow less complicated freezer and refrig storage and lighter weight etc.
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Biker. I started a thread called dehydrating food. Would love to hear about what fish and if you add salt or spices,how long it stores etc.
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Instead of buying freeze dried how about dehydrating your own? I have a couple dehydrators and they are wonderful. We will be taking one when move on board. Hubby makes fish jerky that is wonderful. There is very few things that can not be dehydrated and we will be able to get local items in bulk when cheap and dehydrate and store for later as well as fish when we catch them can be saved. This will allow less complicated freezer and refrig storage and lighter weight etc.
I just recently purchased a home freeze dryer from Harvest Right. Not something you would want to take with you while cruising due to power and space constraints, but wonderful for provisioning between trips.

Best part is that I am freeze drying and eating my own, not some company's #10 can of diced ham like processed food like substance.

All I need now is a longer extension cord.

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