Buy Dehydrated and Freeze-Dried Foods, Meals & Snacks

If you don't have time to dry your own food, here are a few trusted sources for dehydrated and freeze-dried foods, meals, and snacks. You can use these dried foods to assemble backpacking and emergency meals, or you can buy dehydrated meals ready-to-eat.

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Harmony House Dehydrated Foods

Augason Farms Freeze-Dried Foods

Peak Whole Milk Powder

Good-To-Go Dehydrated Meals

Harmony House Foods

Best Source for Dehydrated Vegetables, Beans & Meat Substitutes

Harmony House Foods, based in North Carolina, sells dehydrated vegetables in several size options including 1-cup (approximate) zip pouches and quart-size jars. A vegetable serving size for most of my recipes is ¼ cup, so you will get approximately four servings from a pouch or sixteen servings from a jar. You save money on the larger quantity.

You also save money and get a good assortment if you buy the Harmony House Backpacking Kit which includes eighteen zip pouches of assorted dehydrated vegetables and beans.

Dehydrated Vegetables:

Green Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Chives, Corn, Jalepeno, Leeks, Mixed Vegetables, Mushrooms, Onions, Peas, Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Tomato Powder, Zucchini.

Dehydrated Beans:

Black, Garbonzo, Kidney, Navy, Northern, Red, Pinto, Lentils, Split Peas

Meat Substitutes (Textured Vegetable Protein):

Use TVP in place of ground beef, poultry, and ham. Harmony House offers three flavored types - beefish bits, chickenish bits, and hamish bits.

Freeze Dried Fruit:

Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Cherries, Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Mangoes, Papaya, Pineapple, and Kiwi.

Freeze dried fruit maintains its original size, while dehydrated fruit shrinks to half or more of its original size. To get approximately the same amount of calories as dehydrated fruit, double the quantity of fruit called for in the recipe if using freeze dried fruit.

Dehydrated Soup:

Lentil, split pea, bean, vegetable, chili, chowder... and several more dried soup blends.



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Augason Farms Freeze-Dried Food

Best Source for Long-Term Food Storage

Auguson Farms Freeze-dried cheese, milk, and beef.

Augason Farms, based in Utah since 1972, offers a good selection of freeze-dried food in #10 cans. You’ll find freeze-dried cheese and cheese powder, powdered milk, freeze-dried beef and chicken, freeze-dried or dehydrated vegetables and fruits, and freeze-dried meal kits.

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Augason Farms Freeze-Dried Vegetables, Fruits, Chicken

Peak Whole Milk Powder

Get the full caloric benefit of whole milk in powdered form. Great for adding to sauces, making no-cook breakfasts, and for coffee.

Peak Whole Milk Powder



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Good To-Go Dehydrated Meals

Best Source for Vegan & Vegetarian Meals

Good To-Go Dehydrated Food Kit & Meals

Looking for something different and tastier than the usual freeze-dried meals from the big companies? Good To-Go, a chef-run business in Maine, offers dehydrated vegetarian/vegan entrees in double-serving portions.

Highly regarded by discerning backpackers, entrees include:

Herbed Mushroom Risotto, Thai Curry, Pad Thai, Mexican Quinoa Bowl, Bibimbap, Smoked Three Bean Chili, Classic Marinara with Pasta, Indian Vegetable Korma, Kale and White Bean Stew, New England Corn Chowdah.

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Good To-Go Vegetarian Dehydrated Meals

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