Dehydrated foods can get a bad rep. Let’s face it: There’s a reason our cabinets aren’t filled with them for at-home meals. But in the backcountry, where your stove is so small it fits inside of your slightly-less-tiny pot, something nutritious that’s also simple and easy to prepare is invaluable.
Harvard Cabin, below Mount Washington’s Huntington Ravine, isn’t one of those locations. Between the six-burner gas stove, pots and pans to cook for more than its 14-person capacity, and the tools to make your meal as fancy as you want, it’s easy to put gourmet over convenience. And, sometimes when you carry just-add-water meals up there, while everyone else is whipping up filet mignon or fresh seafood, it might garner a few laughs.
But, not when your breakfast is Good To-Go.
When we whipped these out after getting an early start in search of Huntington’s ice, the laughs never came.
The Maine-local brand’s new breakfast menu items—Granola and Oatmeal—take compromise out of the equation. Thus, you’ll spend a fraction of the time getting to your morning meal without losing homemade taste.
When we whipped these out after getting an early start in search of Huntington’s ice, the laughs never came. Perhaps, it was because of how quickly we were eating after getting out of our sleeping bags, or because of how good the food looked, or because we never had to dirty any pots or bowls.
The oatmeal is made from whole-grain oats and quinoa, with chia and hemp seeds, cinnamon, turmeric, and cardamom. The granola, on the other hand, features almonds, nuts, seeds, flax, whole-grain oats, blueberries, figs, real maple syrup, and honey, all mixed in a powdered milk that rehydrates instantly with either hot or cold water. As a side note, when it’s single digits in the world’s worst weather, hot was the obvious choice for us.