Our heat-resistant and compostable packages have been tested to withstand boiling water. Just add hot to boiling water directly into the heat-resistant and compostable bag. Wait 15-20 minutes, shake occasionally and it's ready to enjoy!
From our customers' feedback, we have heard a range! Depending on your appetite -- some people eat it over 2 meals, while others enjoy it in one sitting.
By servings standards, it is 2 servings. We planned it to be enough for one with extra to share!
Our meals have a tested shelf life of 2 years.
Generally, dehydrated meals do keep for much longer than that (between 3-5 years) but we can concretely say 2 years.
When out on the trail, we recommend consuming the rehydrated meal in one sitting. For those who are light eaters or looking for a snack, we suggest you rehydrate the meal portions at a time (you can reuse the bag) to maximize freshness!
We heat seal each bag to keep its freshness. We recommend you store your Off The Path Provisions meals at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and away from moisture until you're ready to take it on the trails.
Some of our meals contain soy. Please refer to the product page and allergen labelling on the back for specifics.
While we do not have the official gluten-free certification (we are working on it!), our meals do not contain gluten nor prepared in a facility with gluten.
Definitely, our meals can be rehydrated at high altitudes and at low temperatures!
Water boils at a lower temperature at high altitudes so it may take a little longer to rehydrate. For every 1,000 ft elevation above sea level, give it an extra minute.
Since water also evaporates faster at higher altitudes, you may need to add more water than the instructions indicate. Start with a tablespoon or two, and add more as necessary.
Your purchase goes towards quality-sourced ingredients, fair wages and funds our social mission. A portion of profits from every purchase goes towards funding our outdoor education and sustainability programs for youth. Thank you for being part of the solution!
We recommend 2 cups of hot to boiling water.
If you’re on the trails, you most likely don’t have a measuring cup, so we've measured it out for you! Just look out for our water fill line on the front of the bag.
Definitely! Our meals do contain enough proteins and calories for your outdoor adventures. Some customers, who want an added boost, choose to add their own veggie or meat-based proteins to build on our meals. We would love to see your creations, tag us at #wokonthewildside.
Yes! Our meals are so delicious that many customers choose to enjoy our food as quick and nutritious meals for school, work and on the go.
That’s why we started our sister brand -- Wok Fresh. The same great tasting recipes with a lower calorie nutritional profile for every day life.
Some ingredients are organic and they are labelled on the product page. We hear you and we are working to make more organic substitutions.
Our produce are sourced directly from Canadian producers and processed by our team.
Nope! We don't add any chemicals or preservatives to our meals. The long shelf life is a natural result of dehydrating and removing moisture from the food.
I HAVE PACKAGING RELATED QUESTIONS
Our heat-resistant and compostable bags have a kraft paper lining on the outside and a corn lining on the inside. The zipper is also made of the corn based lining.
It is food safe and certified for home and industrial composting. See below question on composting guidelines for more info.
There has been third party lab tests done on our bags to make sure they're compostable. Lab test shows that most bags will compost within ~410 days.
For a fun experiment, we’ve buried a Off The Path Provisions bag in our home composting system. Most of the bag has disappeared aside from the resealable zipper (which is a thicker material) - upwards of 400 days.
We recommend that you compost your bag in a home or backyard composting system. See our blog on how to set yours up! We suggest that you cut the bag into smaller pieces first to speed up the process.
If composting industrially, please check with your municipal waste facilities as many do not accept compostable bags.
Compared to traditional plastic or aluminum camping meal bags that can take ~1000 years to decompose, we would like to think of these bag as an eco-friendly alternative as they break down faster.
Nope! It is important that we leave no trace when we explore the outdoors. The bag composts between 400-450 days so remember to pack out what you pack in.
One cool idea: some customers use the bags to hold their food scraps like banana peels + apple cores during their trip. Then just compost in a backyard/home compost or certified industrial facility!
Yes, our labels are also made of a corn based material.
Yes. You can use it to rehydrate your homemade dehydrated meals, to store trail snacks or to pack out your food scraps.
If you're rehydrating your meals in portions or using it to rehydrate your homemade dehydrated meals, in our experience, the bag can be used up to 5-6 times with hot to boiling water before holes start forming on the bottom.
We would love to! Currently, we only offer our products zero-waste or BYOJ (bring your own jar) when we host workshops or in-person events. If you have ideas on how we can do this on a larger scale, we'd love to hear from you!
I HAVE SHIPPING RELATED QUESTIONS
We use a range of carriers like Canada Post, UPS and FedEx to get meals to your doorstep asap. If you have any special delivery instructions, please include them at check out. Ex: buzzer code if you live in an apartment building. Please be sure to include your contact number for delivery purposes. Shipping delays can occasionally occur.
We offer FREE shipping on orders over $58 CAD.
We encourage you to place your orders well in advance of your trip as shipping delays are common especially during COVID-19 and peak summer months. But we also totally get that sometimes adventures are planned in the spur of the moment, check out our retail partners here.
It takes approximately 3-4 business days for orders to be ready to leave our facility in Ontario.
Ontario: 2-3 business days Atlantic and Western Canada: 5-7 business days Remote Locations: 7-9 business days.
If we are experiencing a high volume of orders, shipments may be delayed by a few days. Please allow additional days in transit for delivery.
If you're unsure, please reach out to our team using the form here. We'd be happy to help! We are a small but mighty team - we do our best to get back to you asap but please allot 24-48 hours during peak months.
Currently, we only sell our meals within Canada.
But we are working on it! Sign up for our mailing list (at the bottom of the page) and we will let you know when we do.
Changes to your order can generally be made before 8pm ET on the day you placed your order.