Alpineaire Food Review

Why Alpineaire is a Great Choice for Outdoor Adventures

When you go camping, you probably get tired of eating granola bars, beef jerky and trail mix all day. Nobody expects to be served restaurant-quality food in the middle of the forest, but after a long day of hiking, sometimes you feel like enjoying a hearty meal in front of the campfire. If you're looking to try something new, Alpineaire offers freeze-dried meals, snacks and shakes that are specifically made with camping trips in mind. They're fairly easy to prepare: simply bring a pot of water to boil, add the water to the pouch, wait for the food to re-hydrate, and enjoy.

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  • Berries. High in fiber, berries are naturally sweet, and their rich colors mean they are high in antioxidants and disease-fighting nutrients.
  • Fish. Fish can be a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent heart disease.
  • Olive oil. Olive oil is a good source of vitamin E, polyphenols, and monounsaturated fatty acids, all which help reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Leafy greens. Dark, leafy greens are a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, and calcium, as well as several phytochemicals (chemicals made by plants that have a positive effect on your health). They also add fiber into the diet.
  • Nuts. Hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pecans — nuts are a good source of plant protein. They also contain monounsaturated fats, which may be a factor in reducing the risk of heart disease.

Features

Features of the Alpineaire freeze dried food line include:

Wide variety of meals available, including vegetarian and vegan options
Food is easy to prepare and can be made with hot or cold water
Food can last up to five years or more if stored in cool, dry conditions
The convenient packaging makes the food lightweight and easy to transport
You can buy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks, shakes, dips and desserts

If you're an avid camper or hiker, you're probably no stranger to survival food. In the past, survival meals were known for being dry and chewy, with not much in the way of flavor. Using modern technology, Alpineaire has developed a whole range of meals that sound like something you'd order in a restaurant.

Sausage pasta, chicken curry and gumbo are on the menu, to name a few. You can also buy vegetarian and vegan options like beans and rice, three cheese lasagna, and meatless chili. They also sell soups, guacamole, freeze-dried fruit, bean dip, smoothies, and even a selection of desserts. You could enjoy a multi-course meal right in front of your campfire.

Pros and Cons

Pros of bringing Alpineaire along on your next hiking trip:

  • Food requires no refrigeration, even the products that include meat and dairy
  • You can enjoy a hearty meal without lugging around stew ingredients
  • Meals have a shelf life of five years or more
  • Easy to prepare and can be eaten hot or cold
  • The brand has options for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and cholesterol-free diets

Cons of using Alpineaire products:

  • The food can go bad if it's exposed to extreme temperatures
  • Most products have a shelf life of only five years, so it's not ideal for emergency supplies

The Bottom Line

Overall, Alpineaire is a great choice for your next big hiking trip. There's plenty of meals to choose from, the food requires no refrigeration, and you can enjoy treats like fruit smoothies and guacamole. Their food is more geared toward outdoor adventures, so it's not the best choice for survivalists--most of their food has a shelf life of only five years. But if you're looking for a hot, hearty meal after a long day of backpacking, pack a few Alpineaire products in your hiking kit.

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