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Backpacking Food     1.0

Author   Backpacking Food
Date   05/10/2012
Size   240 KB
License   Freeware
Price   US $0.00
Platform   Win2000,Win7 x32,Win7 x64,Win98,WinOther,WinVista,WinVista x
Installation   No Install Support
aFreeGo Rating   Not Rated
Downloads   403
User Rating   0.00
Min Requirements   A computer with Windows Operating System and a connection to the internet.
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Learn which food makes the best backpacking food. Dehydrated or freeze dried food. In this article we will explore the pros and cons of dehydrated and freeze dried food for use as a source of backpacking food. Dehydrated food is usually heated up to130F to 145F in a food dehydrator to remove water from the food. This process results in a reduction in size increase in toughness and a reduction in weight caused by water loss. Freeze drying on the other hand flash freezes the food to -40F and then uses a vacuum to evaporate the ice which results in very little change in volume and a loss of up to 98% of its water content. The lack of water and reduction of oxygen in the packaged food creates a product with a very long shelf life. In some cases the shelf life can be as long as 25 years which is ideal for long term food storage.

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