Peak Refuel Dehydrated Backpacking Meals


Twenty years ago the backpacking dehydrated food scene was sure better than starving, but that was about as high as the bar got.  In recent years, it has taken a big turn for the better, with new players joining the fray with long-time industry leaders Mountain House and Backpacking Pantry.  Everybody upped their game, and while no one will confuse these meals with fine dining, they're actually much better than expected.  

And then came along Peak Refuel to take it one step better with meals that actually have enough calories in them to fill a hungry hiker, plus more emphasis on important protein components.  Add some new flavor choices and we're pretty happy with this brand of meals.  The per-pouch price is a little higher than others, but the price for the calories provide in each pouch is actually a little lower than average.

All growers and suppliers for Peak Refuel ingredients must go through an extensive screening process, and all meals have nearly double the amount of protein per serving than most of the outdoor meals on the market.  Peak Refuel pouches have an unopened shelf life of 5 years.

We sell several different meal options from Peak Refuel, from long-time favorite mixes like Chili Mac, to more adventurous Indian meals, and from breakfast specials to night-time desserts.  Use the drop-down above to select options). If you've never had a particular meal option before, we suggest ordering no more than one of any given meal for a trip - you're like totally in a mess if you get 6 pouches of the same meal and you don't like it the first night.  Hunger is great chef and will eventually win out, but go for variety until you know exactly what you like.  

Here's a couple of examples of content and nutritional info, or check their site online for details on every option.  

Peak Refuel Biscuits and Gravy

Flaky biscuits, real sausage, and delicious gravy? Say no more! This is now the new standard of hot breakfasts in the backcountry. 34g of protein-packed in a restaurant-quality breakfast that will leave you fueled for anything - it doesn't get much better than that.

  • Protein – 34g per pouch
  • Servings - 2
  • Serving size – ½ pouch
  • Contains – Milk, Wheat
  • Net Weight – 6.77 oz
  • Made & Packaged in the USA
  • Calories per Pouch - 1100
  • Prep Time - 10 min

Peak Refuel Butternut Dal Bhat

Whether you're stopping for lunch on the trail or getting ready for dinner at your campsite, we guarantee you'll want some Butternut Dal Bhat in your pack. This delicious dish will blow your mind with red lentils, chickpeas, rice, and butternut squash! Oh, and did we mention it's vegan? Just add 1 1/3 cups of boiling water and you're set!

  • Protein – 23g per pouch
  • Servings – 2
  • Serving size – ½ pouch
  • Contains – Soy, Tree Nut (coconut).
  • Net Weight – 5.85oz
  • Made & Packaged in the USA
  • Calories per Pouch – 870
  • Prep Time – 10 min
  • Vegan Meal 

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