super tasty.
travel ready.

We make satisfying and nourishing packable meals using recipes from our favorite places on Earth.

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meals

made to satisfy one hungry person

Thoughtfully sourced and organic ingredients are used as much as possible. These family-style dishes were learned while traveling and cooking around the globe.

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what people are saying

"The absolute most flavorful Indian dish I've had outside of India. I miss those flavors so much. This is a sweet, spice-loaded reminder of those intoxicating aromas of the street markets. This is my go-to backcountry meal now."

Keven

"I ate the vegetarian farfalle on a cold, wet camping trip and it made me forget how miserable I was! It’s a hearty, delicious camping meal that tastes like real food and not the usual backpacker’s dust-in-a-bag."

Brian

"The most comforting, filling and warming stew. In-your-face smoky notes from the chiles. Love the bites of flavorful chicken. Also, did someone squeeze fresh lime into this bag? Flavor Town, visited."

Archer

how to:

Everything you need is inside the bag. Just add boiling water and wait. No extra ingredients, no containers, no surprises. Here’s what you do:

  • Open bag, remove silica packet.
  • Add boiling water to the fill line. Stir. Seal for 8-12 minutes.
  • Open, stir, check hydration. Add more water if needed. Seal another five minutes.
  • Use good judgment to decide readiness.
  • Dig in.
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faq: What the Gnome Knows

Have questions? We've got answers.

How long does it take to rehydrate the meals?

About 8-12 minutes. Add boiling water, kick back and talk to your friends or watch the sunset while you wait. Those minutes will sail right by.

What happens if I eat a silica packet?

Let’s just say it’s NOT recommended. You should definitely take out the silica packet before eating. Even if you notice that it’s still in there while you’re eating, just pull it out. But if you accidentally do swallow one, it won’t be digested and will just come out the other side. While some contain toxic additives, ours don’t. They’re food grade and they don’t leach into the food.

What is the shelf life?

We provide a "Best By" date of 3 years from the day it is packed, except for the Rigatoni, which carries a "Best By" date of 1 year from the day it is packed.

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gear

made for the trail

Take a little Gastro Gnome with you on your next adventure. We only carry gear we use ourselves, which means it is lightweight, backcountry-ready and built for travels far from home.

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