Archive for the ‘Field Gourmet’ Category


Sunday, April 1st, 2018

Platypus Outdoors decided with the popularity of the Afagato in restaurants globally combining coffee, ice cream and Bailey’s liquor; it was time to bring the small creature comforts to soldiers in the field.

Discovering the niche market, Platypus Outdoors saw the need to bring a packable, tactical Platagato Combat ration kit,

Allowing soldiers to enjoy a smooth, restaurant style Platogato with limited edition Platatac espresso mug, shot cup and ice cream bowl. Tactically designed with no reflective surface and made from noise reduction material. The coffee, freeze dry ice cream and liquor recipe has also been enhanced to reduce fragrance while keeping the same great taste, so soldiers can enjoy their Platogato without giving away their position.

Coming Soon..

Field Gourmet – MRE Pizza Available Now

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

For years, food technologists have worked to develop a shelf-stable pizza. The problem has been the different components working against one another to keep everything feeling and tasting fresh.

But now, Bridgford Ready to Eat sandwiches offers a shelf stable Pepperoni Pizza.

Get your individual servings at

Ever Use One Of These?

Sunday, February 4th, 2018


Bonus points if you also used the stove and double points if your cup was the old, single handle model.

HumanGear – GoBites

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Offered in several formats, HumanGear’s GoBites are plastic dinnerwear, intended for use in the great outdoors. There’s the minimalist Uno, snap together Duo and fully featured Trio. They are BPA, PC and phthalate free. Offered in a variety of colors.

Sneak Peek – Skratch Labs Endurance Recovery Mix

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Skratch Labs announces Endurance Recovery Mix, made with real vanilla, chocolate and coffee. I’m looking forward to this. Everything they make is tasty and they strive to avoid excess ingredients such as artificial coloring and flavoring.

They’ll be releasing detailed information on their website on September 26th and will begin taking orders in early October.

(Artwork by Bicyclecrumbs)

Emberlit- SprongS

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

I noted the SprongS from Elberlit at OR. They are an interesting creation which combines a spork and a fork into a set of tongs for cooking. Although, unlike traditional tongs, the SprongS can be disconnected to be used as individual utensils. Additionally, the spoon is 1 tablespoon in volume, a common and useful unit of measure and the fork doubles as a bail hook for lifting hot lids and pots. Made in the USA from food safe, BPA free, hi temp (400° F), ultra strong, and flexible nylon. Offered in Red and Slate.

Bridgford- Ready To Eat Sandwiches

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

If you’ve served in the US military over the past decade, chances are good you’ve eaten a Ready To Eat Sandwich or two from Bridgford.

The military required a shelf-stable sandwich which had a three-year shelf life and tasted great on day one or day 1,095. Manufactured in Statesville, NC, these sandwiches are incorporated into the “First Strike Ration”. The Bridgford Ready to Eat Sandwiches weigh 3.5-oz and the Wraps weigh 2.2-oz. No refrigeration or water is required, and the product has a three-year shelf life from date of manufacture if maintained at 80 degrees F or less. The Sandwiches can even be stored consistently at 100 degrees F for up to six months. The product’s shelf life is achieved through a combination of packaging and formulation.
Bridgford currently offers six varieties of Ready to Eat Sandwiches (BBQ Beef, Sweet & Spicy Chicken, Italian Style, Filled French Toast, Cinnamon Bun and Apple Turnover) and two varieties of Ready to Eat Wraps (Mexican Style beef and Barbecue Pork) in 2-count packages. There are eight twin-pack sandwich packages in a case. On average, the meat-filled sandwiches and wraps provide 336 calories per serving and 13 grams of protein.

The Bridgford Ready to Eat Sandwiches and Wraps are designed to be eaten straight from the pouch; simply tear the pouch open at the tear notches, remove the sandwich and enjoy. The sandwiches may also be heated in several ways: by using an MRE/Flameless Heater, by immersing the unopened pouch in boiling water for approximately six minutes, or by removing the sandwich from its pouch and microwaving it on high for 20 to 30 seconds or heating it in a toaster oven at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

Check them out at OR Summer Market, this week in SLC, UT.

NRA – Mountainhouse Now Offering Military Issue LRP Ration Components

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

I found out during the NRA Annual Meeting that Mountainhouse is now offering the freezdried Long Range Patrol ration components they make for the military to commercial customers.  There are currently seven entrees available and these differ from their commercially available freeze dried offerings in a couple of ways.  First off, the military rations have about twice the amount of protein.  There’s the packaging.  They are vacuum packed but there’s no oxygen absorber so they are only guaranteed for three years.  

They are very popular due to their lightweight and compact form factor so if it’s not in stock, check back.