Freeze Dried Food Pouches vs #10 Can Size

The Ready Store EasyPrep Pouches

Have you ever opened a #10 can of freeze dried or dehydrated food and wondered what to do with the rest of the ingredients before it's not good any more? I have — because there are just two of us now.

It seems that every brand has pouch sizes or small cans — which is great! And the choices are just as varied as the #10 cans: like fruits, vegetables, lasagna, pasta parmesan alfredo, sweet and sour stir fry, granola with milk and cinnamon apples, quick cooking oatmeal, spices, meats, and even pilot bread crackers.

Why am I excited?

  1. Mainly because having freeze dried food in pouches means that I won't waste half the food when I open a #10 can. Since there are just the two of us, opening a #10 can means that we must eat all the food inside within a month or two for optimum nutrition. Or, I would have to seal the food up again with my FoodSaver. Pouches solve that problem.

  2. Another reason is that the pouches are perfect for taking camping, backpacking, or adding to our 72 hour emergency packs.

  3. Pouches also have a shelf-life of up to 25 years.

  4. And they're filled with the same high quality food.

One more way to make preparing, long term or short term, a win-win!

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