Ready to Eat Meals

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Ready to Eat meals are beneficial to have on hand or pack to take with you for many reasons. The biggest benefit is that they can be eaten hot or cold, so if you don’t have a way to heat them up you can still enjoy a meal and get the nutrition you need. We sell both ready to eat meals on their own, or that come with a self heating pack. If you see a meal you want that doesn’t come as a package, don’t worry! You can order a flameless MRE heater separately to heat up your meals on the go. The great thing about a ready to eat meal is that you don’t need extra equipment, such as plates, pans or can openers, just tear the pouch open and you’ve got a delicious meal ready for you.

Other ways to heat up your meal include ‘boiling’ the bag in hot water for several minutes, or you can use an alternative heat source such as a radiator or car engine. You must be careful if you are using another heat source that it doesn’t get too hot and melt or even burn the pouch. You should never use an open flame to heat ready to eat meals as the plastic layers of the pouch can melt and contaminate the food inside, and if you use a microwave you must empty the contents onto a plate as the pouch contains aluminium.

The specially designed pouch means all the meals have a long shelf life of five or more years depending on how you store your food pouches. This makes them a great choice to store and keep around in case of emergencies such as floods, power cuts and more. As ready to eat meals are portable and light weight, they are ideal for hikers and campers to keep on hand to toss into their pack for their next adventure. Athletes participating in Ultra Marathons where they need quick meals on the go over several days find they are a great addition to their race kit as they don’t take up a lot of space and give them the nutrition they need.

Whether you are stocking up for emergencies or tossing one in your pack for your next adventure, you know that you will have a delcious tasting meal with our ready to eat meals.

The Benefits of Freeze Dried Meals

Opposed to frozen or dehydrated food, freeze dried food only removes the water content, leaving you with tasty food once you’ve added water back to it. Unlike other methods, freeze dried food retains it’s shape and tastes just as fresh when rehydrated. The freeze drying process removes around 98% of the water from the food, but not the great fresh taste or vitamins and nutrients.

The benefits of choosing these types of foods are

*They are much lighter to pack when you are traveling. Since they are such low weight and a smaller size, they are easy to toss into packs for hiking, camping etc.

*They have a long shelf life. Because the water content has been removed and the food then stored in airtight and moisture-proof packaging, they can be stored for months, and sometimes even years without spoiling.

*They can be stored virtually anywhere. As freeze dried meal packs only need to be stored at room temperature, you can store them virtually anywhere for a ready meal when you need it.

*They don’t just stop at main meals! At Extreme Adventure Food we offer a range of meaty and vegetarian main meals, along with breakfast options and even dessert. So you can have a three course meal throw in your pack or waiting for you at your cabin in the woods.