Re: repackaging freeze dried meals
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "whegardt" <bill@...> wrote:
> Those of you who bring freeze-dried meals like Mountain House -Absolutely. I usually buy four-packs when they're available in flavors I like, and usually two-packs when not. Then I use a Sharpie on a freezer bag with basic details: what kind of meal, how much water to add, and how long to set (haven't had any problem with the ink coming off). I'm just boiling water these days nothing to clean, less gear to carry.
> Do you repackage them in Ziploc bags?
> I plan to, but I'm wondering whether to repackage my resupply meals before I ship them or wait until I pick them up on the trail and then open the foil pouches and place them in Ziplocs.Since I'm repackaging larger packages anyway, I don't have that debate, but I'd still encourage getting it out of the way at home. Doing all the busywork while the trail beckons would be lousy; I think it's a nice way of passing an evening (or more than one for the JMT) at the kitchen table with some tunes on, pondering where I might be eating this "Pesto Salmon Pasta" (that one is Backpacker's Pantry).
One of the other reasons I repackage is that I sometimes adjust my serving size. I'm lazy on the trail and usually won't end up eating anything besides that entree, so I repackage the four-serving packs into three servings.