Food dehydration

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PrepperMumUK
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Food dehydration

Post by PrepperMumUK » Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:17 pm

I love the freeze dried food from fuel your prep (and previously from mountain) it is a great way to store food with a long shelf life, but the cost is less than appetising... I have recently seeing some you tube posts about dehydrating prepared meals at home, anyone with experience? Is it worth? What would be the average shelf life?

Also, thinking about investing in a small/portable wood fired oven... any advice?

Thank you and happy prepping :-)

(Just finished reading Last Light and After Light, and it just makes me want to tripple preppare)...

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Re: Food dehydration

Post by ForgeCorvus » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:12 pm

Hiya P.Mum
Dehydrators, recipes and How-to's are all covered in the sub-board "Food, Nutrition and Agriculture " lower down.
I'm pretty sure that a couple of us have given that a try

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Re: Food dehydration

Post by Deeps » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:36 pm

I dehydrate a fair bit, both single ingredients and meals. I tend to do veggie meals as fat is your enemy, it goes rancid quicker than the rest. My wife is a veggie so its not a biggy for me, I use Quorn mince is an easy substitute and I make wok-fulls of bolognese or chilli. I make sure the ingredients are all chopped quite small for an even dry and as the finished article is quite 'spikey' you need to break it down and I use kitchen towel between two layers of vacc seal bags to stop it piercing the bags. As Forge has said, have a look in the scran section, loads of dehydrating stuff, as for longevity, I've eaten meals that I've made over two years before. Give it a go, you can get a cheap dehydrator for 30 quid or so and just go for it loads of info on youtube as well.

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Re: Food dehydration

Post by PrepperMumUK » Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:15 pm

Thank you so much for both responses. I will look at the food section :-)

Happy prepping!

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