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Offline Zweefer

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« on: June 29, 2020, 03:22:07 pm »
Recently purchased a harvest right freeze drier, this thing is awesome!!!!



Have only run it a few times, but will be super helpful for our scouts high adventure trips - currently getting food ready for the boundary waters trip in Aug.


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Re: Harvest right
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2020, 10:57:47 pm »
So.. wait, it freezes, and dehydrates?
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Re: Harvest right
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 11:40:18 pm »
It is a freeze drier. It removes the water out of it better dehydration gets 80-90% of moisture out, whereas freeze drying gets 98-99%.   
Flavor is intact with freeze drying, as well as keeping most of the vitimans and minerals found in the food - these can break down with traditional heat dehydration.

Shelf life of freeze dried is a bit longer as well...   
just know it is dehydration to the next level...

The other main difference is how it is handled. Freeze dried food can be rehydrated much easier. Add some water and it is just like before!
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Re: Harvest right
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 07:28:53 pm »
NICE! Going to have to check that out!
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Re: Harvest right
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 10:45:35 am »
Thanks for the report! I've read a lot about them on another site I frequently, but they're a bit outside my budget at the moment. Hearing good reviews makes it sound more affordable however, that's for sure!

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Re: Harvest right
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2020, 03:29:40 pm »
Like I said, it will pay for itself due to the scouts alone - making food for high adventure (backpacking in Isle Royale, canoeing the Boundary Waters) has saved a ton over the commercial pre made meals, and the group gets food they have made and tested, so will be guaranteed to eat!

I have other troops asking to rent it now - if you are the only one around with it, there are definitely ways to pay it off quickly!


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