Italian Beef Marinara
I took my first hike in to primitive camp and of course wanted to carry a light weight food supply to accommodate a couple days. Never being one to count calories it seemed to me that 540 cal would be lacking a little in satisfaction, especially after a day of hiking. I was wrong. The one meal package was filling and held me over to the next mornings breakfast. Which was the Sausage Scramble btw. Easy to prepare, I had added a little more water and let it soak a little longer than suggested as some reviews said they still had some dry spots and it was very good. Added salt to taste, perfect. A little pricy compared to standard/store bought MRE’s but as most things keto/low carb you pay for better ingredients. I will definitely purchase these again for my next trip.
Also got the Sausage Scramble (as mentioned), Italian Beef Marinara (which my daughter thoroughly enjoyed), and the Beef Taco. All products were very good.
I ordered this sample pack along with a handful of other meals first thing Monday morning, paid for the expedited shipping at checkout, and 5 days later my order hasn't even shipped yet. I have reached out to customer service twice during this time frame for an update, yet still no reply. I understand that things get busy, especially during the holiday season, but a quick email doesn't take that much time or effort. Learn from my mistake and don't waste your money on upgraded shipping.
I had 3 of these on my recent rim to rim to rim backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon. Loved the ingredients, taste and weight and amount of single serving size. Had some others with me taste these, and they all loved them. They are a staple for future adventures.
The amount of water they recommend is too much. At least, it was for me. I brought the water to a full rolling boil, measured the exact amount if water and let it soak for about 4l5 minutes over the recommended time and there was still a lot of water sloshing around.
I ended up using some applewiod smoked bacon instant mashed potatoes powder from a friend and it soaked up the water.
The meal was no longer keto but tasted awesome!
The sausage and eggs have pleasantly large chunks. Once you get the water dialed in, it is great!
I went on a 2 day trek on the Appalachian Trail but didn't want to ruin my keto diet. These were amazing meals - and lightweight!
The amount of water this one need a to rehydrate is inaccurate on the package. I had to add almost double what is labeled before it was enough. Also, added a little bit of hot sauce because I enjoy more spice.
All of the meals I have tried thus far are really, actually delicious -- which is saying a lot for dehydrated camping food. The only reason this review is 4 stars not 5 is that the egg meals, when prepared with the amount of water called for on the package, end up very soupy. Which isn't great for eggs. I always end up having to dump out a bunch of water; not a huge deal, but just something to keep in mind. For your breakfast packs I would suggest a little less water and letting it sit longer than suggested for the best result.
All of the meals We’re awesome! And I was glad to have found these In order to stay on my keto diet
Very nice variety. Enjoyed the meals. Keep some around for weekenders.
We just finished a week on the AT and Next Mile Meals were consistently the best of all the backpacking meals we brought for breakfast and dinner. We brought a variety of brands that were considered "the best", but there was really no comparison with NMM. It took a little bit to get the water and heating times right, but I suspect that's the case with most meals in a bag. Moving forward, we won't be taking anything but NMM with us on the trails.
With the California fire season causing some forests to ban stoves I was worried I couldn’t have my next mile meals. I took a few with me on my last trip and they were just fine. Give them at least an hour when using cold water. I paired with low carb tortillas to make a wrap but you could have it without.
The Chicken & Broccoli Casserole was excellent. Anything with cheese to me is comfort food and this meal is no exception. Outstanding!
I have been camping for most of my life. At least 50+ years. I have been using freeze dried meals since they came out. Breakfast is my favorite mess as l of the day and the Sausage Scramble meal by Next Mile Meals is the best I’ve ever tried. I will be doing a trip this coming summer across the US on my motorcycle and will be camping every night. This will be accompanying me on this trip. Looking forward to trying the rest of the meals.
I've been keto for two years, and this was my first backpacking trip where I needed a low carb option. Oh my, this was delirious. I always bring extra spices just in case, but this didn't need any. 10/10 would purchase again.
I tried this meal last, thinking deli sliced roast beef would be in it, and quickly regretted only having 2 of them because they are sold out! I follow a ketogenic diet and the only way I would change this meal is to add primal kitchen mustard and choosen foods MCT oil mayonnaise to add that boost of keto fats. Ranks right up there with Italian Meatballs and Beef Tacos for me.
I still like this meal but it seems as though it has been reformulated and no longer comes with the Ranch dressing packet. I have to use a little more water than before so I assume powdered ranch is used. I always wished it came with a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch, or anything other than kraft really. Have you considered partnering with Primal Kitchen or Chosen Foods for avocado oil based dressings or coconut oil based mayo? Anyway, just something about the cooling ranch dressing that is now missing.
Fantastic!! Add your own tortilla or eat straight from the bag. I'm still perfecting the amount of water and wait time for the prime consistency, but it is the best dried food I've ever had. No upset stomach or gas from this brand at all!
These meals actually taste like real food with great flavor. Great option for camping, a quick meal during crazy work week, or emergency preparedness. We try to have an extra sampler pack on hand at all times!
Solid taste, great morning energy paired with a tortilla. Wish the cheese didn’t clump so much.
Enjoyed the sausage scramble. Tasty, easy and quick. Thanks.
These meals are great. Nice to have a hot dinner that is lower carb, to balance out some of the other food for the week. Great taste, solid ingredients. Kept me happy in 10 degree weather and 60mph winds last week in Wyoming!
2020 was my 6th year in a row long distance hiking.. so always on the look out for new foods.. Next Mile Meals are a fantastic find!!!! All the meals are really tasty!!! The omelette is outstanding.. only thing I would like to see are larger portions because they are so good!! Looking forward to eating more on trail 2021....
Very impressed with the flavor and texture of the meat, eggs, cheese and veggies!