After a simple cold air blast and deep freeze that shut down the local grocers here in D/FW, Texas, my preparedness awareness was heightened to level of 'make sure this does not happen again'.
I did the research and bought food storage that would also rotate as our primary food supply.
The company had to meet some specific requirements because we are health conscious.
No added salt or preservatives.
No food colors
No genetically modified foods
No Chinese products and all others had to show country of origin.
Ingredients must show nutritional and caloric value per serving size.
In short we want one company that has variety, quality, healthy and shelf life product that tastes like home cooking.
18 months later we have a store that provides ourselves and many others what I described above.
As for our Overlanding and off shore activities, this has worked out perfect. We want to invite others to explore what we think is unsurpassed ease and quality of meals on the trail.
We either carry a sealed pantry can, or #10 can if cooking for others or else we mix the recipes we like in a bowl and use the seal a meal before hand, to pack our favorite meals in the portions we need without waste.
All of the food is consumable straight from the can so we make healthy trail mix blends of snap beans, peas, FD chicken, walnuts and FD grapes. the possibilities are endless and only limited by your imagination.
I use a Kanz Kitchen, http://www.kanzoutdoors.com/. the stove is carried separate and top shelf carries 15 pantry cans.
In total, more than two weeks food and kitchen, with hardware and spices weighs 83 pounds.
An additional cooler/dry box with one month food supply riding on the back trail rack weighs 11 pounds.
This month, the company introduced 14 new entre' products, Express meals are pre mixed delicious meals in cans or pouches. After spending some time with the development team in Salt Lake and realizing the need for more expedition ready meals for the overlanders, hikers and bikers, they have turned an attentive ear our way.
My goal of this thread is to introduce a quality company that will help provide sustainable easy to prepare nutritious meals for those of us who take the road less traveled but want to eat well with very little prep and even less litter or waste.
Your input, recipes and flavor preferences are greatly appreciated.