At the end of a long day in the field or on the water, there’s nothing more satisfying than a piping hot meal. If you’re confident in your wild food procurement skills, a crispy fish fry, seared venison tenderloin or grilled duck breast are a few options. But such meals aren’t always possible or practical on backcountry adventures, when you’re carrying everything on your back. Instead, dehydrated or freeze-dried foods are a convenient way to stay nourished, while minimizing weight. But you don’t need to sacrifice nutrition or taste just because you’re eating out of a bag. Here’s how.