Back Country Cuisine uses nitrogen-flushing heavy duty foil laminate pouches to keep the food safe and flavour-some without the need for preservatives. The safekeeping of your food is taken a step further by adding another layer of security placing these single serving pouches into compact, 18L sealed buckets. The buckets keep out dust, moisture, rodents, insects, light and preventing damage to pouches thus assuring your food supply is not compromised during storage. Back Country Cuisine provides a 3 year best before on all pouches, please refer to individual packets. Recent testing has shown that the meals are safe to eat well beyond 6 years given they are kept cool and dry. The square buckets are very easy to stack and store. If you are placed in an emergency situation these buckets can also serve several other purposes, such as water collection, digging, carrying tools and more.
6 x breakfast
– 2 x cooked breakfast
– 2 x yoghurt & muesli
– 2 x porridge supreme
6 x single serve meals (hot lunch)
– 1 x beef & pasta hotpot
– 1 x classic beef curry
– 1 x cottage pie
– 1 x lamb fettucine
– 1 x roast lamb & veges
– 1 x chicken tikka masala
6 x single serve meals (hot dinner)
– 1 x honey soy chicken
– 1 x vegetarian stirfry
– 1 x creamy carbonara
– 1 x roast chicken
– 1 x sweet & sour lamb
– 1 x spaghetti bolognaise
See individual products for dietary and allergy advice.
About Freeze Dried Back Country Products
During the freeze drying process, crystals of frozen ice in the food are sublimed (evaporated) to water vapour in a vacuum chamber. The result is a completely dry product that does not shrink during the drying process.
When prepared for eating, the water is quickly absorbed by the pores left by the ice crystals to give a juicy, tender food product. After packing, the food is heat-sealed in foil pouches from which all the air has been removed and replaced with nitrogen gas, keeping the food safe and flavoursome for many years – Back Country guarantees their products for at least three years. That being said, the standard shelf life of freeze dried foods stored correctly is generally accepted to be between 25-30 years..
Back Country Cuisine meals are formulated to meet the high energy needs of outdoor activity and our products have a careful mix of the essential components needed for a healthy diet. This includes balanced carbohydrates and sugars for instant energy, protein to replenish exhausted muscles and oils and fats to keep you feeling full.
- Freeze drying removes the moisture from food making it much lighter and easier to carry
- Freeze drying retains the natural vitamins in the food because of the low temperatures used in processing
- Along with naturally occurring minerals and the addition of salt, the freeze dried meals provide vitamins and minerals necessary to meet the high energy needs of outdoor activity
- Flushed with nitrogen gas when packed, freeze dried products have a long shelf life, meaning you can have meals on hand at any time
- Food does not shrink during the freeze drying process, or inside the pouch
Note: For health and safety reasons we are unable to accept change of mind returns for food products. The manufacturers warranty remains in place.