Why We Chose It: Sustainable packaging, good recipes
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Whether you’re eating dinner by a hilltop tent in winter or stopping for lunch by a river during one of your summertime multi-dayers, good food is an essential and very often mood-lifting part of any outdoor adventure. With that in mind, it stands to reason that you’d want this essential element of your adventure to be delicious, nutritious, and as nice as it can be. For wild excursions, we recommend the Firepot range.
Going through Firepot’s meal options is a real mouth-watering experience. With everything from ‘Spicy Pork Noodles’ and ‘Chilli Con Carne and Rice’ right on through to ‘Porcini Mushroom Risotto’, ‘Vegan Orzo Bolognese’ and so much more up for grabs, even the fussiest eaters should find something to their liking here.
When going head to head with rival dehydrated food packs Firepot really come out swinging and, more often than not, they end up coming out on top as well. Considerably more meat in the meat options, less salt, locally-sourced ingredients, generally more calories and a better price per calorie ratio; there’s a lot to like.
“The packaging is designed to break down into compost within a year.”
The environmentally-conscientious will be pleased to hear that Firepot now offer food in packaging that’s designed to break down into compost within a year. The nature of this range’s packaging (pictured above right), which differs from Firepot’s standard yellow number (pictured on the left), does mean you don’t have the added convenience of being able to prepare the food in the pouch itself. Instead, you’ll need to pour the dry food into a pan to prepare it which, admittedly, does mean you’ll have some washing up to do. That quibble aside though, the fact that it will, whether it ends up in a landfill or a compost bin, be completely gone after just 365 days means it’s a real winner from a saving the planet point of view. As a point of comparison, plastic can take over 500 years to disappear.
The ultimate in dehydrated meals? We reckon they might be.