Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:46 PM
to each their own opinion. I've never had nasty freeze dried food, depends on your budget and how hungry you really are. If you can still complain about having something to eat you're not hurting yet.
That said I would not recommend trying the freeze dried breakfast eggs. They just do not reconstitute well; at the best, they are spongy after adding the water. Other meal options are great- personal favorites included the chilimac and beef from moutain house, beef stroganoff, most of the spaghetti mixes (you can make your own of this too), and dessert is the raspberry crumble.
The main trick is preparation time and practice. Before you leave on your hunt pick up several packages of the smaller size meals to try at home, then buy the big pack for the hunt. This will help you get the proportions right of water to food mix.
If you don't like the sauces or it isn't spicy enough for you (mass marketed food is kinda bland) take your favorite chili sauce along. It will help warm you up too.