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10 Ways Expedition Foods Will Improve Your Camping Experience

There's nothing better than fresh air and time outdoors. Camping is a great option for socially distanced adventures, whether it's in your back garden or on top of a mountain. 

We've come up with our top ten ways that Expedition Foods meals can improve your camping experience and make a great time even better.

1. Food that fills you up after a day in the outdoors

There’s something about fresh air that works up an appetite. A freeze-dried meal will fill you up as much as something you’ve cooked at home, but without the hassle!

Choose the size that suits you best from a regular 450kcal serving up to 1000kcal extreme energy (these are awesome to share between 2 people).

2. Easy food that tastes great

Camping food for many people is all about getting something to eat quickly, and this all too often means compromising on taste. With Expedition Foods meals you get something that’s nutritious, speedy to make and tastes great.

If you have a little room to spare and you want to go all-out, you can even carry some packets of hot sauce, salt, and pepper to give your meal a personal twist.

3. Take only the food that you need

It’s much easier to calculate the right amount of food to take, and avoid over-packing, when you have individual portions that are the perfect size for you.

4. It’s easier to social distance

Even if campsite facilities are open, the idea of sharing kitchenware and dishwashing facilities is enough to put some people off going at all.

All you need to prepare and eat Expedition Foods is hot water and a spoon. Each person can have their own individual meal, making social distancing a breeze.

5. Reduce the camping gear you need to buy

There’s no need to buy an array of specialised camping pots, pans, plates, bowls or cutlery. All you need to prepare freeze-dried meals are:

  • A stove with some form of fuel and lighter
  • A pot for hot water
  • A spoon

Note: Expedition Foods can be prepared with cold water but they taste better with hot water. Boiling water is NOT needed.

6. Spend more time doing what you love

Expedition Foods meals are really quick and easy to prepare, so you can spend less time making food, and more time doing the things you love. Just add hot water, stir, and close up the pouch. Give it another stir and after a few minutes your meal is ready to eat.

If you want a warm meal to break up a day of hiking, it’s great to pause and add water to the pouch, then continue for a few minutes while it re-hydrates, this way you waste no time at all for your food to be prepared!

7. Take care of your body

Take a look at an Expedition Foods ingredient list and you’ll see whole ingredients that you recognise.

For example, the contents of Chilli Con Carne with Rice: Rice (31%), Onions, Chopped Tomatoes, Red Kidney Beans (12%), Tomato Puree, Cooked Minced Beef (8%), Rapeseed Oil, Garlic, Sugar, Chilli Powder.

Not only that, but the process of freeze-drying food can retain up to 90% of its nutrients, the meal will only be 20% of its original weight and will have a shelf-life of up to five years.

8. There’s no need to carry bulky cool boxes or use a shared refrigerator

Expedition Foods freeze-dried meals can be stored almost anywhere.

As long as it’s cool, dark and there’s nothing to puncture the packaging, you can keep your meals virtually anywhere and they’ll be good for up to five years.

9. No cleaning or dishes to wash

There’s no need to use plates or pans with Expedition Foods meals. The food is stored, carried and prepared in the packet, and once it’s ready you can eat it right from the same packet.

10. No food wastage  

Freeze-dried meals have the water removed and they’re stored in airtight packaging. This means they have a shelf life of multiple years without spoiling.

When you get back from a camping trip simply transfer any extra meals back into storage ready for the next time you go away.