Dehydrated Foods

Asked June 21, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

I am dehydrating food for a backpacking trip. If I freeze the food in a vacuum sealed bag following dehydration, then remove it from freezer to mail it to a site to be eaten on the trail 2-3 weeks later, will the food be spoiled? If yes, should I simply dehydrate the food and store it in a dry , dark location until I ship it? I have to mail my food by 7-2 for use approximately July 20 through August 4. Thanks

Bernalillo County New Mexico

2 Responses

Storing dehydrated foods in the freezer is usually recommended only for areas that have very high humidity - probably not New Mexico - which is the location that is displayed with
your question. For your situation, dehydrating and then storing in a dry, dark location should work well. Some other points to keep in mind - be sure the dehydrated food has cooled completely before packaging it and package in small amounts to better control moisture.

Storing dehydrated foods in the freezer is usually recommended only for areas that have very high humidity - probably not New Mexico - which is the location that is displayed with
your question. For your situation, dehydrating and then storing in a dry, dark location should work well. Some other points to keep in mind - be sure the dehydrated food has cooled completely before packaging it and package in small amounts to better control moisture.