I am not a big fan of dehydrated meals, most of the Mountain House-style meals remind me of the military MRE, and I wasn’t a fan of those either. I ended up bringing lots of ramen and SPAM and a ton of oatmeal with almond butter. I tried to add some variety with eggs, a few different kinds of noodle dishes, and, of course, some rice and beans. I had plenty of food and for the most part it was all edible. A few weeks after I got home, I got an e-mail from a new company that specializes in gourmet dehydrated meals. It was like the food gods knew exactly what I needed, and sent the company my way.