Re: Dehydrated Food Technique - A Modest Proposal
- I use a similar technique, only I use one Mountain House foil stand-up style pouch for a cozy instead of a bowl. I use quart sized freezer bags for my dehydrated food which saves on space, clean up, and I get rid of a lot of the sodium filled powder that settles on the bottom of the foil packs that make them noticably less salty tasting as well. I have not had good luck with regular bags and only use freezer bags to hold up to the boiling water. The foil pack stays clean and packs away along the side of the inside of my bear can freeing up valuable space food! I can pretty well clean out the food out of the freezer bag especially once my appetite kicks in!
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> > 2) Repack your dehydrated/freeze-dried meals into one-gallon "bread bags". NOT ZipLock bags! These are the old-fashioned plain light plastic bags. The ones at Safeway weigh 4 grams each. One week of dinners have 1 oz. of plastic garbage weight (a huge improvement). Even better trim the bags to fit the GladWare bowl better. Close with a twist tie.
> Your idea does sound very interesting and I will give it a try. I am looking into cooking solutions where I don't have to worry about cleaning out my Jetboil. I've historically had some aversion to cooking with plastics due to stories about chemicals leeching into food but everything I've read on freezer bag cooking suggests there isn't much to be worried about. However, are the really light plastic bags safe for handling boiling water?