Even amongst the older crowd FBC is still very new for the trail. A little prep at home makes for an easy inexpensive meal on the trail with little clean up. Dry food from the grocery store and dehydrated meats can make a tasty meal with lots of diversity to deliver calories and carbohydrates. An Average FBC meal delivers 400- 500 calories per meal and weight is in the ounces. Please be careful as the bag must be Glad or a Freezer bag to avoid melting the plastic with hot water. Once the boiled water is added it is slipped into a matching Cozy for re-hydrating and simmering 10-15 minutes, in a well made matching size cozy with minimum checking, delivers a hot meal. In colder temps a thick Reflectix Cozy works best. Here are a few picked videos to give you some ideas to improve on your experiences.
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