Freeze Drying · Trail Cooking

Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating: Egg Noodles (Making Instant Pasta)

We have been running comparisons with Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating with various ingredients, to see what the outcome is. This has meant that we are running both our Harvest Right freeze-dryer and our dehydrator running nearly non-stop of late. One of the things you cannot buy easily (even online) is "instant pasta" - outside of using… Continue reading Freeze-Drying versus Dehydrating: Egg Noodles (Making Instant Pasta)

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Backpacking Meal Review: Firepot Bolognese

Firepot is a British company of backpacking meals. REI is where we sourced ours, to give them a review. Firepot will ship to the US, and they have the directions on this page (scroll to the bottom). REI carries 7 of the meals. Firepot meals are dehydrated, rather than freeze-dried, and are cooked in large… Continue reading Backpacking Meal Review: Firepot Bolognese

Trail Cooking

Dehydrated Marshmallows

A fun treat for children is dehydrating mini marshmallows. It’s a lot cheaper than buying the tiny Kraft ones (if you can even find those), in the grocery store (usually find those with hot cocoa mixes, or in the espresso supply area). Spread a bag of mini marshmallows on a couple of dehydrator trays, separating… Continue reading Dehydrated Marshmallows

Trail Cooking

Dehydrating Kiwi Fruit Leather

I don't often make fruit leather because for the amount of fruit needed and the time honestly is easier to simply buy it. Unless you are seeking out the more unusual flavors! Kiwi is not a fruit leather you will easily find in a grocery store. The recipe is open ended - use what… Continue reading Dehydrating Kiwi Fruit Leather