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E Foods Direct 6 meals $10
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Sam Baker
(Masredub) - F
E Foods Direct 6 meals $10 on 03/06/2012 14:28:25 MST Print View is giving away 6 meals for the cost of shipping ($10). Never had so I'm not sure if they are good for hiking, but for $10 I'm gonna find out.

Justin Baker
(justin_baker) - F

Locale: Santa Rosa, CA
Re: E Foods Direct 6 meals $10 on 03/06/2012 15:06:56 MST Print View

Looks interesting. Are these freeze dried? It's emergency preparedness food, I wonder if it's still lightweight. Either I will put in an order.

Hu Ai
(huai1) - F
E Foods on 03/06/2012 16:39:40 MST Print View

This is actually 3 physical packets - 6 servings. Shipping makes it roughly $3.33 per packet. About half of what you'll pay at REI for freeze dried food.

If you are going to buy any one of their non free packages 2 weeks supply or more it comes out to roughly $3 per packet, even cheaper than the "Free" sample.

I ordered the trial pack - if this works out I'll get a few weeks supply for hiking. Good deal.

Eric Dysart
(ewdysar) - F

Locale: SoCal
Not "just add boiling water" on 03/07/2012 17:18:24 MST Print View

Looking at the preparation instructions, each of the three samples suggest boiling for 12-20 minutes and then letting it rest for a few minutes more. They might not rehydrate sufficiently if just left to rest with a pour of boiling water like most backpacking foods.

It might not be a deal breaker, plenty of people hear actually cook their food on their stoves, but these might take more fuel than other options.