Freeze dried meals form the basis of many outdoor enthusiasts meal choices and currently the there best known companies that are readily available in Australia are Back Country Cuisine, Campers Pantry, Outdoor Gourmet, and Radix. These providers all do things differently providing meals in either single serve or larger sizings so suit hikers needs. These brands are stocked by most of the major, and many of the smaller outdoor stores around the country. This list doesn’t consider serving size but rather taste alone so this may influence your choices. If meal size is an issue then look at our Top 10 Single Serve Freeze Dried Meals list.
Please note that I have a love of spicy food and a good curry for me is one that makes my head sweat. I also dislike flavour enhancers and emulsifiers that are present in some meals as they make me feel like I’ve had a big night drinking. While I realise everyone’s taste buds are different, I think you will enjoy the meals we have selected.
The following meal choices are our top 10 freeze dried meal choices readily available on the Australian market listed in order :
Our favourite freeze dried meal is currently from Back Country Cuisine due to a combination of both taste and texture. After a couple of weeks on the trail its good the texture is amazing. I can very easily eat a twin serve meal all by myself.
Great taste, nutritionally balanced with loads of calories in a compact package.
If I’m honest, I’m hard pressed to pick the difference between this meal and the Mexican Chicken hence I’ve scored it the same. This will now sit in my hiking menu particularly for the cooler months when I want that warm feeling.
The taste matches the description on the label and is more-some. Its nutritionally balanced with loads of calories in a compact package. I will definitely enjoy adding this to my on-trail meals.
I’m a big fan of Asian and Indian rice and loved the taste and texture of this meal – I will definitely include it as part of my hiking meal rotation on any hike
The one and only beef dish and my favourite meal from Outdoor Gourmet.
This is a great keto meal and one that I will include in my on-trail meal rotation as a stand alone meal on solo hikes or as a shared meal when there are two us going bush.
Yet another Chicken dish but this time without the spice.
For the full review go to this link Outdoor Gourmet Coq au Vin
Another spicy asian meal that I just love!
A not so spicy meal option that will suit all hikers