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Why is it hard to freeze-dry liquids?
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In part four of his ongoing series, Drew Smith tackles freeze-drying a smoothie.

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Why Freeze-Dried Food Retains Taste and Nutrition
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In part three of his ongoing series on freeze-drying, Drew Smith explores the science behind how freeze-drying preserves important nutrients – and why it matters.

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(2) Loksak Opsak Bags 9″ x 10″
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I have 2 Loksak Opsak bags lying around. Size 9″ x 10″ Original packaging not included. $11 shipped

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Foodsaver v4440 Vacuum Sealer
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Gear reviews from our staff and members, buy/sell used, shopping tools, and more about the Foodsaver V4440 Vacuum Sealer.

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Packit Gourmet Cook-in Bags
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Gear reviews from our staff and members, buy/sell used, shopping tools, and more about the Packit Gourmet Cook-in Bags.

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WTB gossamer gear warm sak pot cozy
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If you have one that you’d like to unload, hit me up. Medium size please. Thanks.

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How Does Freeze-Drying work? (The Physics of Making Freeze-Dried Backpacking Food)
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Why and how does freeze-drying work? The physics and science of freeze-drying your own backpacking food, plus a killer freeze-dried hash browns recipe.

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Freeze-Drying Your Own Backpacking Meals: How to Eat Your Favorite Town Food on the Trail
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In this freeze-drying installment, we discuss the history of freeze-drying and experiment with using a freeze dryer to prepare our favorite take-out town meal for enjoyment in the backcountry.

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ZPACKS ULTRALIGHT BEAR BAGGING KIT (DCF, LARGE)
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SOLD Like new. Used once. Price includes shipping+fees. Ships USPS Priority Mail next business day after payment received. Large Roll Top Food Bag – 1.5 ounces (43 grams) Rock Sack:…

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How to Plan Food for a Backpacking Trip (Member Q&A)
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Considerations for backcountry food planning, caloric density, packaging, and more for hiking and backpacking.

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