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Wood Fired Ovens & Accessories from WPPO

Wednesday, December 21st, 2022

A friend recently gave us a heads up about WPPO, a small business which manufactures Wood Fired Ovens and Accessories.

Although it’s something you wouldn’t normally see on SSD, we thought it was worth a share considering the holiday season.

So whether you’re looking for a unique gift for a loved one or are salivating over all of the delicious pies you could bake in one of these ovens on your next bivouac, check them out.

Greetings from WPPO LLC! We are the fastest-growing and most renowned wood fired oven manufacturers located in the United States and abroad.

At WPPO LLC, we pride ourselves on people over profits, quality over quantity, and service over self-service. With these three priorities at the top of our list, we have become one of the fastest-growing, highly respected Wood Fired Oven manufacturers in North America and abroad.

With our own innovative mindset, we develop, design, test, and manufacture all of our ovens to meet every customer’s demands. From portable to professional ovens, we have you covered.

We use high-quality materials, advanced technology, state of the art machinery, and high-quality people in every aspect of our business. We feel we have the best from our manufacturing facilities domestically and abroad through to our distribution and dealer network.

We are a small privately owned company with great values, knowledge, understanding, and most importantly, a love for wood-fired ovens.

We hope you will join our family of friends inspired by food.

We hope to get fired up with you,

– Dan & Lisa

Get 20% off and free shipping on any wood fired oven from the website. Use Promo Code “SSD20”.


The Big Gear Show 22 – Tasty Bite

Thursday, August 4th, 2022

If you’re looking for something to augment your field meals, check out Tasty Bite.

They offer a whole menu of very appetizing entrees and sides. All you have to do is heat them in the pouch. Since they’re already cooked, you can also eat them cold but they aren’t quite as tasty.

I sampled the basmati rice, madras lentils, and Coconut Chickpeas in Tumeric Curry. I definitely recommend all of it. In fact, I plan on adding them to my lunch options at home in the future.

The Big Gear Show 22 – Peak Refuel

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Peak Refuel recently introduced three flavors of Re-energizing hydration mix: Mountain Berry Lemonade, Fresh Melon, and Piña Colada. They’re all quite tasty and contain ZERO sugar and have no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors or preservatives. Additionally, the mix is Keto-friendly. But here’s the kicker, each stick of mix contains 85mg of natural caffeine.


UCO – 2-Person Nesting Meal Kit

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

If you’re interested in dining on something better than paper plates, check out this 2-person kit from UCO.


ORSM 22 – Bridgford

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022

I’m a big fan of Bridgford’s shelf-stable, ready-to-eat sandwiches which are found in US military rations. One of their latest additions to their commercial offerings is the whole wheat fig bar.

If you like fig newtons, you’ll love these.

ORSM 22 – Freeze Dried

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

The company Freeze Dried (yes, that’s their actual name) has figured out how to freeze dry both ketchup and mustard without losing their flavor once reconstituted. Not only that, they are also doing it with chile and salsa.

You can add the it to your favorite recipes directly or make your favorite condiments. Ketchup and mustard coming soon.


ORSM 22 – Lyo Food

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Lyo Food is a Polish company which began creating freeze dried food for expeditions in the early 1990s. They’ve grown in Europe and are now coming to the United States with their menu.

Like the sign says, they grow all of their own ingredients on their own fields. They process everything in-house and use the freeze drying method to preserve their product because it maintains 97% of the nutrients on the food after preservation. It also offers the longest shelf life and lowest weight to nutrition ratio.

Finally, you’re going to find flavors you’ll get nowhere else. If you’re looking to upgrade your backcountry meals with clean label alternatives check out Lyo Food.

To see their catalog, click here.

IWA 22 – Tactical Food Pack

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Tactical Food Pack is an Estonian company who continues to increase their freeze dried offerings with main meals as well as complete rations. Although their recipes may favor the European palate, it’s an option for those who want to try something different.

They’ve also introduced snacks like rum balls, jerkies and even shake mixes.