The Reviews Are In!
Here, you can find links to articles, videos, and podcasts featuring Backpacker's Pantry, as well as quotes from experts in the outdoor industry. Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or new to the game, we hope these articles will give you a taste of what makes Backpacker's Pantry the go-to choice for outdoor adventurers.
Backpacker’s Pantry will provide financial support to its Camping to Connect program for youth from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (“BIPOC”) communities in New York and Colorado. Backpacker’s Pantry will also make food donations throughout the year for their excursions.
All you have to do is add hot water, reseal the bag, and bam, you have a practically zero-effort meal that's delicious in the backcountry! My personal favorites are the pad thai and the mango sticky rice dessert by Backpacker's Pantry.
As someone that only recently started to try backpacking meals, I had a lot of questions about sourcing, packaging materials, and the general carbon footprint of these convenient backcountry options.
Packing for SUP camping has some similarities to backpacking—with the added flexibility of a large, flat, load-carrying deck that allows for a few luxuries.
Backpacker’s Pantry, a family-owned maker of gourmet adventure meals, announces today the hire of Sarah Raizk as its new Vice President of Finance and Accounting.
As the weather warms up, many of us are gearing up to hit the trails and campgrounds. Backpacker’s Pantry are great to throw in your backpack for easy meals on the trail.
Though minimal cooking is possible in the backcountry if you want to make your own camping meals, it is often easier to prepare a freeze dried or dehydrated meal. Both of these options are prepackaged dried foods—usually elaborate meals, where you simply add boiling water and wait for the food to rehydrate.
With weight limits to keep your board safely afloat and space limitations, you have to capitalize every inch and pound to ensure you can carry everything you might need (and want) for your SUP camping excursion, from creature comforts to preparedness must-haves.
After a ton of research and a few trial-and-error experiences, I finally have a grasp on which dietary-restriction-friendly camp meals have me racing to camp.
It may be freeze-dried survival food with a three-year shelf life, but it sure tastes fresh and restaurant-ready. When you’re hovering over a camp stove on a backcountry ski or paddling trip, something this good and easy to prepare is truly a small miracle.
Dehydrated meals are perfect when only a substantial snack will do the trick — or the in-flight meal just isn’t cutting it. They're lightweight and easy to pack, making them perfect for hiking, road trips, and long plane rides.
As part of my quest for better backpacking meals, I ask John Muir Trail hikers to share their favorite sources of calories whilst on the trail.
Dinner is my favorite meal of the day on and off trail. Since I’ll only be on trail for 4 nights total, I decided to splurge on the vegan options that Backpacker’s Pantry carries since they’re high calorie and high protein.
Over the years, I’ve hiked in every U.S. national park, completed the John Muir Trail, and crossed the Greenstone Ridge Trail, and I’m convinced that this is the perfect camping feast for one or sensible shared meal for two.
Their meals are well reviewed by outdoorsmen for taste and fairly high in calories and protein. They offer a good variety of meal flavors and are fairly priced.
Backpacker’s Pantry is an industry leader in the pouch meals market. They pride themselves on creating delicious and diverse meals with authentic recipes, using healthy & sustainable ingredients.
For the final piece of the resupply puzzle, we take a look at hiker dietary restrictions, how easy they found resupplying with these restrictions, and which meals and backpacking snacks hikers enjoyed most out on the CDT.
We’ve reserved our best overall pick for a reliable standby that offers a large and diverse menu—including many gluten-free, vegan, and organic options—and great bang for the buck: Backpacker’s Pantry.
To give back to the community we love, the places we adventure and the planet we must protect, Backpacker’s Pantry donates 1% of every sale, every day to nonprofits around the world through 1% For the Planet and is 100% solar powered.
We wrap the show with a new backcountry meal critic (mac and cheese edition!)
In our ultimate guide to vegan backpacking food, we offer food ideas for every meal you have on the trail. Learn about vegan nutrition, discover new vegan foods, and develop your next backcountry, vegan meal plan!
Whether you’re in the wild, at the cabin, or at sea, these gourmet camping food staples check all the boxes when it comes to freeze-dried meals and our holiday gift guide recommendations.
Outdoor adventurist Clay Abney shares what should be in every backpack before hitting the great outdoors.
Smith has been creating recipes for Backpacker’s Pantry since 2010, and has, she says, a good sense of how flavors—and freeze-dried ingredients, in particular—will mesh.
Backpacker’s Pantry, a family-owned maker of gourmet adventure meals, welcomes Duane Primozich as the company’s new CEO.
If you’re looking for light and simple, Backpackers Pantry makes a mean, Outside editor-approved freeze-dried dish that’s made with real peanut butter and dry roasted peanuts.
Freeze-dried camping meals make it easy to enjoy hearty, delicious food in the backcountry. From breakfast to dinner and dessert, these are the ones to try.
This vegan stew is incredibly easy to prepare—as in, just add hot water and the included olive oil packet. Fifteen minutes later, you have a filling meal that’s got 14 grams of both protein and dietary fiber.
Backpacker’s Pantry takes a different approach to their food; they freeze-dry ingredients without cooking them, so your boiling water cooks them fresh for a vastly improved taste.
I’m not the only one who is obsessed with Backpacker’s Pantry. Owen Eigenbrot, another fantastic Trek writer, sings the praises of their Pad Thai as well.
I compiled some fan favorites, and I based these off on my own experiences and user reviews. Here are 12 meals to stock up on for the coming season — or, if you’re a prepper, the coming apocalypse.
American Outdoor Products President Soraya Smith discusses her leading freeze-dried food manufacturer and its win at the 2020 Colorado Manufacturing Awards (CMAs) as Outstanding Food Brand/Co-Packer.
Whether you’re looking for something specific like healthy vegan backpacking food or just low waste hiking snacks, we hope you find something on this list that makes your mouth water.