Reviews

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Italian Beef Marinara
Carla T. (Portland, OR)
Just like a home cooked meal

I love the Italian Marinara...especially that I can have veggies while out backpacking! This is a necessary dinner for me when adventuring.

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Sampler Pack
Craig S. (Newark, NJ)
James Beard Chef says, “Outstanding!”

Chef Craig Shelton eats Next Mile Meals on the Appalachian Trail and says, “Quantum leaps better than anything else out there that I have ever tried.” Hope you move into 100% grass-fed beef and 100% grass-fed dairy soon!

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken
J.S. (Stockton, CA)
I'm in love

The Buffalo Ranch Chicken is my favorite meal so far. I had the taco, the broccoli and the coconut chicken. ALL are good but the Buffalo Ranch Chicken is my favorite! Just the right amount of hot flavor with little spice. And with me being on a keto diet, I can go adventuring and not worry about getting out of ketosis with this low carb meal. Love this meal and appreciate this company.

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Beef Tacos
William H. (Oroville, WA)
Beef tacos

Picture this: you’re in the Pasayten, mid May, it’s 20f and the wind is howling. You just set up your hammock and finished filtering water 15’ down steam from a pile of moose turds. At this moment everything sucks, except for the beef tacos I got from Next Mile. Hogged it down with some low carb tortillas. 10/10. Will definitely eat it again.

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Buffalo Ranch Chicken
Lauryl T. (Tallahassee, FL)
Okay...so my experience was so awesome!

I am a "Keto" eater and backpacker. This time I was looking for an option that was little or no effort (on my part) and good healthy food that met my nutritional requirements. I was blown away by all three of my Next Mile Meals choices! After backpacking nearly 18 miles per day, my easy to make dinner meal was so good!!! It was as good as if I prepared fresh at home...maybe better! So happy to have discovered this option!!!

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Sampler Pack
D.M. (Los Alamitos, CA)
Loved!

I loved the breakfast ones. I had to add pepper and hot sauce but I do that to all my meals. Both the steak and the sausage meal tasted amazing. So I ordered the sampler pack to see how they are.

The stock is usually low so my suggestion is to order a lot to have in stock at home to ensure you have them when you need them.

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Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
Bigmixup99 (Stockbridge, GA)
First time for everything!!!

First ever Next Mile meal to try. First time on the Appalachian Trail for an overnight camping trip. First time hiking the AT since weight loss surgery. It was cold 🥶 and windy and the Chicken & Broccoli Casserole did not disappoint!!!! Full of flavor and amazing. Great for that cold windy night for a warm me up meal. I have to eat low carb and high protein and sometimes very skeptical, but no doubt can’t wait until the next trip in a couple weeks to try some others and will definitely be buying more! Super excited to try the beef tacos when y’all’s new kitchen gets finished 😜😜.

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Italian Beef Marinara
Jen P. (Winter Park, FL)
Savory and delicious

That is a bag full of YUM! I took this on an overnight backpacking trip and it was delicious! It was cheesy and meaty, exactly the way I like it. Great flavor profile! Well done NMM!!

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Coconut Chicken Curry
Christopher S. (Tampa, FL)
Coconut chicken Curry

I ook three different products from Next Mile Meals on a week long paddling trip to the Everglades National Park. I’ve been hiking and paddling in the backcountry for about 25 years now, and I usually rely on dehydrated meals. Next Mile Meals are unlike any of the other brands out there, and I’ve probably had a hundred different meals from all of the major brands. They really do taste like something you’d make at home.

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Beef Tacos
Bettina Q. (Columbus, GA)
Best Meals Around

I have been eating Keto/NSNG for a couple years and was looking for options for a recent section hike that supports my eating style. The Next Mile Meals did not disappoint. I had the Beef Taco, Italian Beef Marinara, and Deli Roast Beef. I had to cut my trip short due to severe weather, but looking forward to trying the chicken options next. You really don’t need carbs. 😁

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Sampler Pack
Paul C. (Summerville, SC)
Perfect Portions

Tasty and perfect portions on this past AT section hike. Five Stars!

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Steak Omelette
Brian D.
Real Keto Food

I’m pretty hardcore keto because I have significant insulin resistance. I stay under 20 total carbs per day. These meals allow me to do that. And the meal pouches hold a lot of food! I have one for breakfast after I hike for a couple hours, and then have dinner when I’m done setting up my hammock system in the late afternoon. The steak omelette w/ green bell peppers was really good, as are all the meals I tried. Flavors really contrast quite nicely. For the colder temps where I live and backpack (alpine areas of WA State) need to let the water absorb a couple minutes longer than indicated. Soybean oil is inflammatory, but don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. These meals are good and WILL help you stay keto successfully including keeping your inflammation down.

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Deli Roast Beef
Michael K. (Los Angeles, CA)
The VERY Best!

Every single Next Mile Meals meal that I've tried so far has been AMAZING! NMM will be the cornerstone staple for my Pacific Northwest Trail Thru-hike starting in June 2022. If NMM would add dehydrated cheeses and eggs and heavy cream individually to your line of products, I would need to go absolutely no where else at all for my thru-hiking meal needs! Thank You SO VERY MUCH! Keep up the GREAT work! Mike (trail name Dontry)

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Italian Beef Marinara
Randy S. (Griffin, GA)
The Absolute Best of the Best

Of all the Next Mile Meals, Italian Beef Marinara is the one I look for when it’s time to eat. Growing up in Alaska, my dad would bring WW2 C-Rations along when we would go hunting. We kids (4 boys) would open the boxes and trade whatever we had with each other. The best was Plum Pudding (canned). I still remember the great feeling 61 years ago to score a can of plum pudding. It was awesome as an 11 year old! I feel the same way now, at 71, bird hunting in the wilds, when I pull out a meal of Italian Beef Marinara for lunch. I just know the day can’t get any better!

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Steak Omelette
Harriett L. (Anaheim, CA)
Harriett

Finally a great egg meal for the backcountry. The healthy ingredients will make me come back for more.!

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Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
Rachel H. (Ferdinand, IN)
Tasted good!

(From my husband Ryan)A good amount of food with a great taste

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Italian Beef Marinara
Rachel H. (Ferdinand, IN)
Sooo good

I loved this meal!! Filling and full of flavor. Tastes like a good lasagna and portion size is very generous!

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Steak Omelette
Ondmtn (Daly City, CA)
Excited to find a low carb, great tasting Trail food

Can't recall which trail food review website I was on, but it lead me to Next Mile. Placed an order for an upcoming trip and received my order. - Thank you. I created my own sampler, getting 2 each of 4 of Beef Taco, Sausage Omelet, Steak Omelet and Italian Beef Marinara. Plan is to eat these with low carb tortillas providing a few extra calories and help fill me up. Did a test run at home with the Steak Omelet. Fluffy eggs, amazing. Cheese and Peppers you can taste, wow. If all of the meals turn out like this one, I am going to be a happy camper. Contents of this meal, after being re-hydrated, make two large tacos (see pic - this taco has half the meal). I am carrying packets of Tapatio hot sauce to go along with the Omelet and Taco meals. Not sure I will take the Beef Marinara on this trip. Only need 3 for dinners. Doing cold breakfast, so I do not have as much to do/clean to get out of camp each morning.

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Sausage Scramble
Brady S. (Grand Rapids, MI)
Great Keto Option

I've been using the Sausage Scramble and Steak Omelette as my evening trail meals as they're affordable at under $10/serving and fit my macros well. Both also taste great. The eggs like with all freeze dried egg options are a bit unappetizing due to the rubbery texture after being rehydrated. But that's fixed with a liberal application of hot sauce. Photo taken on July 27, 2021 at McCormick Wilderness, Ottawa National Forest, Upper Michigan

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Italian Beef Marinara
kathy e. (Bend, OR)
Parent test kid approved!

My family loves theses meals! I was worried about finding something everyone would like and next mile didn’t disappoint! Heathy and tasty my 9 year old wants these all the time now!

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Italian Beef Marinara
Don T. (Renton, WA)
ONE OF THEIR BEST

I've been doing keto for a couple of years and managed to shed 60 lbs. When i spend a week on a back country hiking or kayaking trip, I don't want to stop the carb-free diet just to be able to bring freeze-dried along. next-mile solved that dilemma and in a very tasty way. This meal is one of my favorites. Great taste, good mouth feel and just the right amount of spice. Hard to go wrong with this one.

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Cajun Jambalaya
Jackie M. (Chevy Chase, MD)
Delicious!

Just came back from a 4 day / 3 night backpacking trip where I took only Next Mile Meals for all of my breakfasts and dinners and they were are delicious and didn't disappoint at all. I usually try to dehydrate my own but just didn't have the spare time for this trip in advance so I was super happy to have found these as a relatively low carb and healthier alternative to most of the others on the market. Don't mind the Mountain House peeking through the back, that was what my kids picked out for breakfast for that morning! :)

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Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
Nancy S. (Millington, MI)
Holy Wowza Nailed It

In the middle of our 235 mile (15days) section hike of the North Country Trail across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula we introduced this as a new meal to us. The hubs and I, both stared at each other, wide eyed, and asked why we hadn’t tried these sooner?! The calories, the flavor, every aspect of it was amazing. Delicious. Scrumptious. Look forward to future recipes. Nailed it.

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Steak Omelette
Susannah G. (Medford, OR)
Yummy

Great way to start my day! Delicious and gave me the energy to complete my 18 mile adventure!

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Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
Jarahn N. (Orange Park, FL)
Was great

Used them this weekend! Was so happy with it! Great tasting!