freeze dried food for thruhiking trails

Pre-order and save 10% on our Newest Freeze Dried Meals!

Pre-order and save 10% on our two newest freeze dried dishes. Our Cranberry Rice Pudding (vegan; dessert) and Sweet Potato Mash (vegan; side dish) are available for pre-order from now until January 24! 

Both of these dishes feed two! Plenty of food to share or to enjoy solo as a single feast. Discount applied automatically at checkout. 

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going stoveless on backpacking trip

Going Stoveless – Cold Soaked Meals on the Trail

Whether you’re going without a stove, carrying minimal fuel, hiking in extreme heat or a fire restricted area, or simply don’t feel like taking the time to boil water (anyone else a lazy morning person?!), try cold soaking on your next hiking trip!

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freeze dried backpacking food rehydrated

Why Freeze Dried Food is both Nutritious and Delicious!

As a fellow backpacker, athlete, or active outdoorsy person, you know how vital the right food is to your success — especially when you’re on the trail or on the go.

The problem is finding time to source, cook, and pack food that’s lightweight, tastes great and is actually good for your body (the holy trinity of backpacking food!)

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should you add water to freeze dried food

Eating Freeze Dried Food Without Water

The quest to pack lightweight camping and backpacking food is forever ongoing. Naturally, this begs the question if you are out section hiking or backpacking, do you need to fully rehydrate your freeze dried meals? Read on to learn more!

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freeze dried zesty zoodles vegan dish

Processed Foods Are Part of a Healthy Diet!

I would challenge us to rethink our negativity towards processed food and begin asking questions such as “what is the purpose of the processing”, “how is the processing impacting shelf life”, and “what has been added because of the processing”. If a food is processed in such a way that artificial flavors, such as MSG, are needed for taste, or emulsifiers are needed for shelf life, perhaps we should reduce those from our diet and start emphasizing foods that are preserved in a way, like freeze drying, to keep it as natural as possible. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again - let’s make food shelf stable by removing what causes food to go bad (oxygen, moisture) rather than adding preservatives into food.

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Now Available For Purchase! Cook in bags for dehydrated and freeze dried food!

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Minimally Processed Freeze Dried Food

How To Eat A Bushka Meal

An overview of how to eat a Bushka freeze dried meal! Introducing the Bowl Bag! No longer worry about whether or not your spoon can reach the bottom of the pouch or about your hand becoming gross and sticky (yuck!) With the second tear notch, you can reduce the bag height and turn the pouch into a bowl.

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best food for backpacking trips

Freeze-Dried Food For Backpacking

Whether this is your first backpacking trip or you are a seasoned wilderness adventurer, wherever your journey takes you, bring Bushka freeze-dried meals with you.

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detailed trip report of backpacking the john muir trail

Tales From The Trail: Backpacking the John Muir Trail in 19 Days

Few things match the thrill of completing a childhood dream. And for Emma (trail name Pepper), that's exactly what thru-hiking the John Muir Trail was! A childhood dream come true. Read Pepper's backpacking journey here!

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