5 Best Freeze Dried Food Pouches

While your are on your camping or hiking adventure you want to explore and have some fun not spend your time cleaning after every meal, so when you plan your camping or backpacking menu, consider building it around freeze dried food pouches.

Freeze drying is a relatively recent method of preserving food, when you freeze dry your food it removes all the moisture and does not have a big effect on the foods taste. Freeze-dried foods don’t need to be refrigerated or preserved with chemicals and can be reconstituted quickly and easily by adding water. When u use other methods of preserving food like heating the food up to remove all of its moisture, there can be a big disadvantage as the high temperatures used can cause physical or chemical changes. Changing the taste or texture of a food product could make it inedible or less palatable which would be very undesirable.

What i personally find really cool about freeze dried food pouches is that it can be stored at room temperature and it takes less space than the original food you start with and weighs next to nothing. This is perfect for the average hiker that can now carry allot more food with them without the added weight and waste of space.

Here are our list of the top 5 freeze dried foods that’s perfect for outdoor adventurers.

1. Mountain House Biscuits & Gravy

Mountain House Biscuits Gravy freeze dried food pouch product image
Mountain House Biscuits Gravy freeze dried food pouch

Made with real buttermilk biscuit pieces and real pork sausage in a perfectly peppered gravy. This is the perfect way to fuel up at the start of the day full of adventure. Made with no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Contains two total servings. Great for one hungry backpacker or split it with your camping buddy.

  • Hot fluffy buttermilk biscuits with creamy pork sausage gravy make for a hearty, family-favorite breakfast around the campfire or on the couch. Freeze-dried to lock in nutrients and freshness. No refrigeration needed.
  • Just add hot water to the pouch & eat in less than 10 minutes, with no cleanup. The pouch has a shorter, wider, more bowl-like shape for an easier eating experience. Eat straight from the pouch and skip the dishes!
  • Pouch is lightweight & portable providing you with a deliciously, tasty meal perfect for camping & backpacking trips! Eat well in the backcountry or in your tent. Also great for emergency food storage & survival.
  • Recycled used packaging with TerraCycle to reduce waste.

2. Mountain House Breakfast Skillet

Mountain House Breakfast Skillet freeze dried food pouch product image
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet freeze dried food pouch

Start your day right. Made with delicious shredded potatoes scrambled eggs, peppers, onions and pork sausage, breakfast Skillet can be enjoyed on a wrap or right out of the pouch

  • Hash browns, scrambled eggs, crumbled pork patty, peppers and onion for breakfast!
  • Just Add Water. Plan Easier. Travel Lighter. Eat Heartier.
  • Two 1-Cup servings
  • Allergens: Egg, Milk, Wheat, Soy
  • 30 Year Taste Guarantee

3. Backpacker’s Pantry Lasagna (Vegetarian)

Backpackers Pantry Lasagna freeze dried food pouch product image
Backpackers Pantry Lasagna freeze dried food pouch

For this hearty stew, we start with the native American holy-trinity: corn, beans, and squash. Toss in some brown rice and quinoa, and you have a nutritious, protein-packed meal (17 grams per serving) that will fuel all of your adventures at camp and beyond. We never skimp on the spices either — each mouthful will be jam-packed with flavor. “Cooking” your Three Sisters Stew requires boiling water and 15-20 minutes, so you’ll have plenty of time for your favorite camp activities.

  • Backpacker’s Pantry freeze dried & dehydrated food is made of premium freeze dried meats and produce. Whether you’re camping, hiking, backpacking or hunting, take our lightweight & nutritious freeze dried and dehydrated food with yo
  • Tomatoes, parmesan cheese, noodles, vegetarian ground beef (meat substitute) and the perfect blend of Italian seasonings
  • Vegetarian
  • High in protein

4. Mountain House Granola with Milk & Blueberries

Backpackers Granola freeze dried food pouch product image
Backpackers Granola freeze dried food pouch

Perfect with hot or cold water, our Granola and Blueberries are made with crunchy granola, milk and real blueberries. Made with no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. Pouch contains two total servings. Great for one hungry backpacker, or to share with your camping buddy.

  • Pouch is lightweight & portable providing you with a deliciously, tasty meal perfect for camping & backpacking trips! Eat well in the backcountry or in your tent. Also great for emergency food storage & survival.
  • Just add hot water to the pouch & eat in less than 10 minutes, with no cleanup. This pouch has a shorter, wider, more bowl-like shape for an easier eating experience. Eat straight from the pouch and skip the dishes!
  • Recycled used packaging with TerraCycle to reduce waste.

5. BaseKamp Freeze Dried Creamy Pasta & Chicken

BaseKamp creamy pasta freeze dried food pouch product image
BaseKamp creamy pasta freeze dried food pouch

Benefit from this carb and protein loaded meal. Enriched Pasta loads you up with Iron and Vitamin B. Blood flow is crucial for the body to climb mountains and increase circulation to working parts. Iron will help increase blood flow and Vitamin B will help breakdown the carbs turning it into long lasting energy. Our Creamy Pasta with Chicken meal is a middle of the road entrée to be used on single or multiple day hikes. Chicken is a great source of lean low fat protein and is great for your heart. This tasty meal can help with recovery during the day on a long hike and recharge your muscles to push on.

  • Benefit from this carb and protein loaded meal. Enriched Pasta loads you up with Iron and Vitamin B
  • Low profile meal pouch for backpacking, camping, hunting, hiking, boating; kayaking, or a day at the beach; Keep on hand for quick fix, emergency food
  • Package is your mixing and serving bowl; Just add water; Ready in 10 minutes; Innovative, second tear notch to reduce bowl height
  • 2.5 SERVINGS – Calories: 170, Protein: 12, Carbs: 17, GRAMS PER SERVING
  • 100% Taste Guarantee; Made in USA

6. BONUS! Mountain House Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich

Mountain House-Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich freeze dried food pouch product image
Mountain House-Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich freeze dried food pouch

Yes, this is real ice cream sandwich! With real vanilla ice cream bewteen two delicious cookie wafers you’ll be astonished by the taste. The best part of the ice cream won’t drip on your shirt or sticks to your fingers. Why? Becasue like dozens of other foods that Mountain House has been making since 1968, it’s freeze dried! This amazing process allows you to easily pack it in for wilderness adventures, wrap it up as a gift, hand it off as a reward, or even take it with you to the moon.

Buying freeze dried food pouches is not that expensive, and because these foods have a long shelf life you don’t need to worry about buying too much. You can buy enough stock for allot of hiking adventures that can last you for years.

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