Freeze Dried Unstuffed Pepper with Ground Bison

Peek The Pouch Series: A Deep Dive into our OG Unstuffed Pepper

Our OG Unstuffed Pepper favorite has an origin story steeped in nostalgia and San Marzano tomatoes. Bushka’s founder, Deana, recreated her mother’s classic when she tried her first ever dehydrated meal, tomato sauce jerky (yeah, that’s a thing!) when she was headed out backpacking in Iceland circa 2016.

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Bushka's Kitchen ParkRx Blog

Park Prescriptions. Yeah, It’s A Thing!

Here’s something I bet you never thought you’d hear from a doctor, “I’m writing you a prescription for a trip to the park.” Wait, what? Is this the adult version of that recurring daydream from elementary school where recess is the only class of the day and pizza is the only thing served by the lunch ladies? Nope, it’s not a dream, Park Prescriptions are a very real thing that began with a pilot program in San Francisco parks in 2012 and has evolved to include over 100 programs across the United States.

Intuitively, most of us know that being outside is good for our health. 

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Creating Romance in the Great Outdoors

4 Ideas for Creating Romance in The Great Outdoors

It’s officially romance season for the uninitiated, but we think being outdoors and off the grid with loved ones anytime of the year is inherently romantic. In our modern times, the mere concept of unplugging from our devices and experiencing human connection and a shared tangible experience is a worthy romantic pursuit. This year, let romance abound with thoughtful intention to an outdoor adventure.

To help spice up your next trip, here are 4 rockin’ ideas for romance on your next glamping, camping, or wilderness trip!

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5 Traits to Consider When Choosing Trail Friends

5 Traits to Consider When Choosing Trail Friends

We all have a story of “that one time, at band camp…” fill in the blank with the most excruciating outdoor wilderness experience because you and your partner were mismatched. You may have realized it from the get-go when your partner was stuffing their bag at the last minute with, um, nothing appropriate for the adventure or you were wildly misaligned on pace. Or maybe you discovered it only when the s*^% hit the proverbial fan and yo

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Freeze dried trail snacks

Why We're Releasing Trail Snack Pouches!

Trail snacks - whether for day hikes or multi day backpacking trips - provide a much needed source of energy and fuel. Learn why we released the trail snacks we did and order yours today!

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DIY Backacking Trail Breakfast

Backpacking Breakfast Recipe: Trail Banana Bread

A good no-cook trail breakfast is like gold – super precious, yet hard to find. Today, I have a simple tried and tested backpacking recipe to share: Trail Banana Bread. Each serving is approximately 500 to 550 calories, though eat as much as you need to feel fueled since you will cut the slices into small squares!

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gourmet freeze dried meals for backpacking camping hunting by Bushka's Kitchen

Help Us Launch our Newest Freeze Dried Meals and Save 15%!

Each pouch is hand filled which limits how many pouches we can package in a single day. As we've grown, this process has increasingly become a bottleneck in our production. This is why we are asking for your help in launching these new dishes! 
A portion of all pre-sales will go towards purchasing equipment to help automate this process!

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Maintain social distance during day hikes

How To Maintain Social Distancing While Day Hiking

Hiking, by nature, is an activity that requires planning – sometimes only a little and sometimes months’ worth of research. So, it should come as no surprise to the serious hiker that the key to safe and respectful hiking during the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter-in-place & social distancing mandate is thorough planning and preparation. 

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bulk emergency freeze dried food

COVID-19 Impact & Freeze Dried Food Production Timeline

Let me start by saying I hope you are safe and healthy during these uncertain times. I am writing to assure that everyone in the Bushka family is healthy and in good spirits (and using the lessoned traffic to spend more evenings night hiking. Not all social distancing needs to be done at home!)

Due to increased demand, some meals are currently out of stock or we have limited supply on remaining freeze dried meals. At this time, we are waiting for our next shipment of packaging so we can begin making more freeze dried meal pouches. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

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