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FAQs

1) How to make a Backcountry Wok meal?

It is extremely easy to make our meals. Just boil water or snow and add it to the heat-resistant, compostable pouch with the dehydrated product in it. Seal the pouch and wait for twenty minutes and voila! A tasty healthy meal awaits you.

 

2) Who can enjoy these meals? Are they only for backcountry hikers?

Our meals are for all foodies who appreciate delicious nutritious food. It is perfect for you, especially if you are on the go! Be it at work or in school. And of course, it is the ultimate way to re-energize yourself after a hike.

 

3) What is the difference between dehydrated and freeze-dried food?

Freeze drying is a technique wherein food is frozen and then placed in a vacuum chamber under low heat to dry. In this vacuum, the frozen water in the food sublimates from ice to water vapour. The food is now preserved as it has lost its water content. Similarly, dehydration also removes water from food. However, the process is slightly different. In dehydration, warm air is passed over food in a dehydrator to remove moisture, this slow process retains the essential nutrients and vitamins you find in fresh produce. At Backcountry Wok, we hand cook all our meals before we dehydrate them to ensure that all the flavours blend perfectly together to make an appetizing meal!

 

4) Do you have any vegan or vegetarian options?

Yes, we do have a Vegan Bibimbap option that contains: rice, carrots, white button mushroom, napa cabbage, gochujang, edamame, corn, peas and long beans (instead of beef).

 

5) How many calories are there in one Backcountry Wok packet?

The calories in our meals vary depending on the recipe. Our Beef Bibimbap contains 473 calories per serving and our Vegan Bibimbap contains 410 calories per serving.

 

6) What is the shelf life of the products?

The shelf life of our products are nine months to one year.

 

7) Can I cook the meals at high altitudes and minus temperatures?

Yes. Although it might take a little longer to cook, our meals can be cooked at high altitudes and at negative temperatures, making it a warm meal for winter camping. For every 1,000 ft elevation above sea level, simply wait an extra minute.

 

8) Do you use any preservatives in your meals?

We do not add any chemicals and preservatives to our meals. Our long shelf life is a natural result of dehydrating and removing moisture from our food.

 

9) Where do you source your ingredients?

All our ingredients are sourced locally from Vancouver, British Columbia. We also cook, dehydrate and package our meals in-house.

 

10) Is Backcountry Wok an ethical and sustainable company?

Being an ethical and sustainable business is one of our core values at Backcountry Wok. We support local businesses by sourcing our ingredients locally and we use only compostable and biodegradable packaging to give back to our community and protect the environment. try our best to be an ethical and sustainable business. We support local businesses when we buy our ingredients, we have also ensured that our packaging is entirely compostable as it is important for us to protect our environment.

 

11) What should I look forward to with Backcountry Wok?

There are a lot of exciting things to look out for in the upcoming year! We are working on new recipes, which would include a gluten-free option and more delectable Asian meal options. We are also working on revamping our meal packaging. Look out for Backcountry Wok 2.0 in 2019, sign up for our mailing list to be the first to know.

 

12) Do you want to know more about us or have any suggestions? Are you interested in partnering with us?

We love collaborations! Please reach out to us at feedback@backcountrywok.com.