Good lightweight camping food – it exists

Better pre-packaged lightweight camping food.

(This entry is as much a “note-to-self” as it is a note-to-readers.)

First of all, the nutritionally conscious will buy a dehydrator and make their own dehydrated meals (which are generally considered more nutritious than freeze-dried meals.)

Or, if you want someone else to do the work for you, here are two nice options, recommended by reliable sources:

Hawk Vittles
Lightweight gourmet meals made by a chef.  Nutritious, creative recipes.
(Post trip review: good taste and looks good, but doesn’t thoroughly soften and bag shape makes it difficult to stir. Quantity size: okay.  Those who need more calories may want to buy double-sized meals.)
http://hawkvittles.com/order.html

Pack It Gourmet
Haven’t yet tried it.
http://www.packitgourmet.com/

This one is an internet discovery.  Haven’t tried it.

Pack Lite Foods
Try it and let me know how it is.
http://www.packlitefoods.com/

Wise Company
http://wisefoodstorage.com/

But better than what?

Alas, both these brands have carried me through hundreds — maybe thousands — of miles.  But, I’m simply no longer enthused by their offerings.

Backpackers Pantry
http://www.backpackerspantry.com/

Mountain House
http://www.mountainhouse.com/

Best,
Robert
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Robert Matson
New York City Recumbent Supply
The Innovation Works, Inc.
copyright 2011 Robert Matson

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