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Good for the Trail, Not for Gourmet
on December 20, 2008
For backpacking, you can't beat the weight savings of freeze-dried food. For some reason, the Mtn House rice doesn't agree with me, so I got the can of Diced Chicken. It's actually cheaper--in bulk--instead of buying their pro-paks. Plus, Mtn House puts way too much rice in their pro-paks.
The taste is, well, the taste of manufactured, cooked chicken. What do you expect? Don't get me wrong; it tastes well enough to eat, and on the trail it tastes better.
One serving (on my scales) weighs 1 oz. Amazing. Unbeatable.
I bought some Lipton freeze-dried chicken fried rice and will divide it up with the chicken for easy, on-the-trail food-making (in those Ziplock ZipnSteam bags).
If you don't have your own dehydrator, the weight savings alone is incredible--and worth it. Highly recommended for backpacking!