Camping gear: FOOD

This past weekend Andy and I and two friends hiked into Russell Pond in Baxter State Park. It’s 7+ miles in, and so every ounce on the back counts. No fancy meals.

We picked up the Good to Go dehydrated camping meals we saw by chance at Eastern Mountain Sports and decided to try them.

Made right in Maine (Kittery) these are designed for camping. You just add boiling water. The ingredients list is not scary- it’s all real food. Right now they make three entrees to choose from. (They are all vegetarian)

We loved these meals and they were super easy and light. They were yummy and made a bunch of food- two generous servings per packet.

Smoked Three Bean Chili was very tasty and satisfying.  We actually hiked in some pre-cooked chicken sausage to throw in with it ince we had this on our first night and we could splurge on one meal with perishable food.

Herbed Mushroom Risotto was also delicious. We added pepper, and also recommend 2 cups of boiling water instead of the 2.5 cups listed on the directions.

The best of the three was the Thai Curry– spicy and so delicious.  Loaded with veggies and flavor and coconut milk.

I am definitely going to eat these again and recommend them widely! Great to see a Maine company getting into this market and improving it.

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