Food for Emergencies
We all know how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. That’s why stocking up on the right kinds of healthy, freeze-dried food is always a smart move. Many of our products were created for emergency situations and they do far more than give you a calorie boost — they’re also tasty and full of flavor. If you want to make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected check out some of our all-time favorite Backpacker's Pantry emergency preparedness picks, straight from the outdoor food experts.Shop Now
Spice up your next trail-side breakfast with our traditional Indian rice pudding. This low sodium, soy free delight is full of almonds and raisins, plus an exotic spice blend of cardamom, orange peel, and honey. Prepare it by adding 1-1 1/2 cups of boiling water to the pouch. Stir well, let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes, give it one final stir, and serve. You can also create a make-ahead cold breakfast with 2 cups of water and several hours of hydration time. And here’s another little secret: this dish is also perfect for dessert.
Preparing breakfast doesn’t get any easier than our wholesome granola with oats, real butter, almonds, blueberries, coconut, and milk. It’s an explosion of flavor and nutrition that you can make right from your sleeping bag! Simply add 1 cup of hot or cold water to the pouch and dig in.
Bring a bit of Thailand with you on your next backpacking adventure. Our mango sticky rice is a sweet, black sesame seed-topped Thai delight that’s vegan, soy free, and full of all the delicious mango and coconut flavors you’d expect from this classic dessert. Here’s a bonus secret — our mango sticky rice also makes for a delicious breakfast. All you need is 1-1 1/2 cups of boiling water and 15-20 minutes of patience.
Keeping your diet balanced while also consuming enough calories can be tough when you’re out on a long hike… and that’s why powdered milk comes in handy! Just add 1/2 cup water to the pouch, stir until smooth, then add an additional 3-3 1/2 cups of water and stir well. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then enjoy it solo, add to coffee, mix with granola, nuts, or whatever else sounds tasty.
This mouth-watering stroganoff recipe is the ultimate comfort food for wherever your adventures take you. It’s made with all-natural freeze-dried beef, wild forest mushrooms, noodles, and a tangy sour cream sauce to top everything off. Prep is a breeze, too — all you need is a pot, water, and some heat to get that water boiling. 20 minutes later you’ll be enjoying a nutritionally-balanced meal that refuels your body for backpacking, hunting, and all of your other favorite outdoor activities. A delicious, camp-ready entree that’s easy to prepare… is it too good to be true? We’ll let you be the judge.
Same recipe as our two serving pouch. Treat yourself to a taste of the Bayou! Our easy to prepare Red Beans and Rice will have your taste buds singing. One of our original meals. Simply add one and one-quarter cup of boiling water to one cup of dry mix, wait 20 minutes, and enjoy! Be ready for anything with our #10 cans.
Taking fresh salsa with you while hiking adds extra weight you don’t need… until now. Our salsa can be made however you like it: hot, mild, or something in between. A jalapeno spice packet is included with this delicious chunky salsa, so you control the heat. To prepare, remove the jalapeno pepper packet, add one cup of water to the remaining contents, stir it all up, and add your kick of spice (caution, these peppers are hot!). Let it sit for 5 minutes while you get out the the tortilla chips and breakfast burritos.
We can’t take the credit for this one, but we’re sure you’ll love these little packets of nut buttery goodness from Peanut Butter & Co. Every packet is full of delicious, all-natural peanut butter that’ll keep your body fueled and ready for your next hike. It’s great on it’s own, or paired with apples, crackers, bananas, celery, and anything else you can think of!
Our chef's sweet and satisfying twist on this classic French treat is sure to have you looking forward to dessert after setting up camp. If you’re wondering whether this treat comes complete with a burnt sugar topping, never fear — you’ll get the full creme brulee experience, no blow torch required. You won’t even need hot water for this one, because this sweet treat can be made with cold water.
Can you believe it? Coconut Key lime Pie in a pouch. You must try it to believe! So light and flavorful. Just add cold water and wait ten minutes. You will be transported to the Florida Keys.
Sinful dark chocolate cheesecake that only requires cold water? It is possible! Our dark chocolate cheesecake is rich, creamy, and comes complete with chocolate cookie crumbs to top it all off. Once you’ve added water, mixed everything up, and sprinkled the chocolate crumb topping over the filling, a mere 10 minutes is all that stands between you and a dessert you’ll want to bring along hiking again and again.
This not-too-sweet dessert is just what you need after a day on the trails, and preparing it is a breeze. The only prep work standing between you and your chocolate mousse (with a touch of coffee flavor) is 1 cup of water, 2 minutes of brisk whisking, and 13 minutes of patiently waiting. Don’t forget to add the delicious graham cracker crumbs!