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1. Tear off the top of the REAL Turmat / REAL Field Meal bag using the two topmost tear notches.

2. Add hot water, 70 ° to 100 °, to the level mark, as indicated on the sides of the bag. Stir well, close the bag with the zip lock and let it rest for 8 minutes. (Cold water can be used for Cereals and Light Meals. These dishes only need to rest for about 3 minutes).

3. Stir once more - and enjoy.

Bonus tip: Reduce the height of the bag by tearing it off at the lower tear notches, after preparation. This makes it easier to reach into the bag. Especially nice if the spoon is a bit short.

For best results, the water should be 70 ° C - 100 ° C for Soups, Stews and Full Meals. Breakfasts and Light Meals can be prepared with both cold and hot water. In emergency situations, all dishes can be prepared and safely eaten using cold water for preparationnt, though the rehydration time will increase from 8 minutes to about 40 to 50 minutes.

Our soups and stews are made from scratch in our own kitchen, by our own chefs, in Tromsø. First we select ingredients from handpicked suppliers. - We know the origin of every single ingredient and we only use Norwegian meat.

After the chefs have composed the dish, they cook it - in pots, much like you would do at home, in your own kitchen, but on a larger scale. When the dish is cooked, it's cooled and freeze-dried. After the dehydration, we vacuum pack the meals.

Vacuum packing makes it unnecessary to use an oxygen absorber, at the same time as it makes it possible to see that the bag is sealed and tight, as it should be. This is very important to ensure food safety. A bonus to this is that the bags becomes more compact and need less space in your backpack.

Freeze-drying is a process for extracting liquid from a product. It is the most gentle way to remove water from food. In our case, this is done with soups and stews in the REAL Turmat and REAL Field Meal categories.

Freeze-dried products have the advantage that they retain their shape and structure relatively unchanged from fresh condition. They absorb water again better than air-dried products and retain more of their original taste and aroma. When vacuum packed, they can last for a very long time, even without the use of preservatives.

Freeze drying is an exciting process. Water or other solvent is removed by a process called sublimation. Sublimation occurs when the ice in a frozen product is converted directly to gaseous form without passing through the liquid phase.
Drytech has further developed the freeze-drying technology, to deliver the best possible result, every time.

REAL Turmat and REAL Field Meal are vacuum-packed to maintain taste and consistency as well as to ensure food safety - and to enable minimal use of additives. A sealed pouch is quite rigid and the contents are kept compressed. If the pouch is punctured and no longer under vacuum, the food should not be eaten. Please return the product (unopened) to the store. How to check for vacuum leaks: A punctured pouch will feel soft and the contents will be possible to shake loosely inside.

We adhere to the saying "best before, but not bad after." As long as the pouch is still vacuum sealed the meal can usually be enjoyed, also after the best before date. We have successfully tested and eaten our meals several years after the best before date. If, on the other hand, the pouch is punctured / not vacuum sealed, the product is deemed to be broken and should be returned to the store.

The packaging should always be brought back from the trip and sorted as mixed waste. The packaging is not combustible and shall not be burned.

Yes. Drytech utilizes only hydropower for manufacturing. Read more here: 100 % Renewable Energy

All our food products are GMO free. It is a requirement to all our subcontractors, that all components and ingredients we buy, must be GMO-free. We even conduct extra checks on eg. rice, that we submit for analysis to be 100% safe. It is also not allowed to import genetically modified food or animal feed into Norway. We therefore feel confident that this is taken care of in the best possible way.

Easy to prepare
1: Add hot water. 2: Stir well and wait 8-10 minutes. 3: Enjoy your meal

Our unique drying process removes only the water from the original dish. This secures you a nutritious and lightweight meal – really easy to prepare without removing a grain of the rich flavour.

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