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Just wondering if anyone has discovered any 'great' (ok palatable) dehydrated meals by brands like Mountain House, Backpacker's Pantry, Alpine Aire etc. Or any ones to steer clear of.

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Nowadays, I usually stick with Mary Jane's Farm and Packit Gourmet.  Definitely a step up from Mountain House and the others.
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I use Mtn House scrambled eggs with other items for breakfast.

For dinner, one Mtn House item we like is the Chicken Ala King.

We tried a few low salt meals and found them to be blah.
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I steer clear of all of them. Won't touch 'em. Dehydrating my own is cheaper and healthier.

Pack It Gourmet being the exception - they have an excellent menu.


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Don't care for them myself, but the boys love the MH lasagne, and I'll confess that licking out the package isn't repulsive.  Not sure I'd want a whole meal's worth, but I'm fussy, not to mention cheap, so I'll stick with my FBC meals from home.

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Cook and Dehydrate my own meals at home..healthier, cheaper, tastes better and more fun!!

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I've only had a few of the packaged dishes from PackIt Gourmet but the Tortilla Soup was good.  I usually just buy ingredients from them.  They're an excellent company, imo.

We still like Mountain House's lasagna.

I've read quite a few raves about Hawk's Vittles.


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I've read quite a few raves about Hawk's Vittles.

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I personally know Hawk, and it's the only stuff I buy. I try to save my stash for hiking/camping, but it's so good that I've been known to raid it when I'm home and don't feel like making dinner. We're gonna purchase a large order soon and use it for emergency rations.

Of the selections, I personally like the Moroccan Stew the best.

PS - Another benefit of ordering from Hawk... he can make custom orders. I'm allergic to cheese, so he makes all my stuff w/o cheese. He has also made some of my meals with extra calorie-dense ingredients for my longer hikes.


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PostIcon Posted on: Jan. 28 2014, 11:21 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

I only eat my own dehydrated homemade meals, but I will also use PackIt Gourmet's individual items to round things out.

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Packit Gourmet and Enertia Trail Foods. (Some of Enertia's meals are now sold as Coleman.)

Almost all of the Enertias are vegetarian, and my son, who is my most frequent hiking partner, is vegetarian, so that works well.

I don't get out as often as some posters here, so the expense of purchasing meals (vs home dehydrating, etc), is not that big a deal, even though I'm generally budget-conscious.

Also, I'm a pretty accomplished cook and I eat very well at home. So I really don't feel the need to cook (beyond boiling water) or fuss too much over food on the trail. Most of my hikes are at high elevation and I actually kindof have to force myself to eat dinner the first few days due to lack of appetite.
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Pack It Gourmets Tortilla Soup and MH Beef Stroganoff are two of our favorites. Otherwise we make a lot of our own and do FBC meals
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My wife and I have always made our meals, however, in March we are going to Patagonia and have heard that their customs can be picky. So we are bring dinners from Packit Gourmet and Hawks Vittles. We will still make our breakfasts figuring that if they are taken it won't be  hard to find oatmeal etc. I'm curious to see how they taste.
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