This week we have 7 different meals that we are taste testing. All of them with the marinara spaghetti or lasagna type theme.

Jordan Budd’s picks:
1. Off Grid Food Co.
2. Peak Refuel
3. Heather’s Choice
4. Mountain House
5. Backpackers Pantry
6. AlpineAire
7. Wise Company

Jordan Adam’s picks:
1. Peak Refuel
2. Heather’s Choice
3. Off Grid Food Co.
4. Mountain House
5. Backpackers Pantry
6. Wise Company
7. AlpineAire

The following meals are broken down with nutritional facts, price, requirements and caloric values:

Off Grid Food Co. Penne Pomodoro with Bison
Price – $15
Calories – 780
Calories/Ounce – 195
Weight – 4oz dry/4.4oz packed
Water Needed – 1 to 1 1/4 cup/8-10oz
Wait time – 12-15 minutes
Nutritional – 19g Fat, 790mg Sodium, 46g Carbs, 34g Protein, 14g Fiber

Heathers Choice Mom’s Spaghetti with Beef and Marinara Sauce –
Price – $15
Calories – 490
Calories/Ounce – 122.5
Weight – 4oz dry, 4.6 packed
Water Needed – 1 1/2 cups/12 oz
Wait time – 20 minutes (add 1 minute for every 1,000 above sea level) = +4 minutes for us. If at 10,000 need to wait 30 minutes
Nutritional – 17g Fat, 220mg Sodium, 56g Carbs, 4g Sugar, 26g Protein, 6g Fiber

Wise Company Cheesy Lasagna w/ Sausage –
Price – $7
Calories – 360. 720.
Calories/Ounce – 120
Weight – 6oz dry, 7oz
Water needed – 2 cups/16oz
Wait time – 12-15 minutes
Nutritional – 50g Fat, 2140g Sodium, 88g Carbs, 16g Sugar, 30g Protein, 8g Fiber

Backpackers Pantry Spaghetti & Tomato Sauce w/ olive oil packet – Vegan –
Price – $6-8
Calories – 310. 620.
Calories/Ounce – 107 about.. 106.89
Weight – 5.8oz dry, 6.3oz packed
Water needed – 1 3/4 cups/14oz
Wait time – 15-20 minutes
Nutritional – 14g Fat, 1540g Sodium, 102g Carbs, 20g Sugar, 28g Protein, 8g Fiber

Peak Refuel Beef Pasta Marinara –
Price – $13
Calories – 490. 990.
Calories/Ounce – 155.9
Weight – 6.36oz dry, 7.1oz packed
Water needed – 1 1/3 cup/10.5oz
Wait time – 10 minutes
Nutritional – 59g Fat, 1210mg Sodium, 50g Carbs, 9g Sugar, 49g Protein, 2g Fiber

Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce –
Price – $9
Calories – 600
Calories/Ounce – 125
Weight – 4.8oz dry, 5.5oz packed
Water needed – 2 cups/16oz
Wait time – stir after 4 mins, stand 8-9 minutes. 13-15 minutes total
Nutritional – 20g Fat, 1000mg Sodium, 73g Carbs, 15g Sugar, 35g Protein, 7.5g Fiber

AlpineAire Pasta Roma – Vegetarian –
Price – $5-7
Calories – 680
Calories/Ounce – 113
Weight – 6oz dry, 6.5oz packed
Water needed – 2 1/4 cup/18oz
Wait time – 10-12 minutes
Nutritional – 16g Fat, 1500g Sodium, 96g Carbs, 20g Sugar, 34g Protein, 4g Fiber

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Jordan Budd was born and raised on her family's cattle ranch near Rushville, Nebraska. Growing up on the ranch provided numerous opportunities for antelope, mule deer, whitetail, turkeys, and predators. Having always rifle hunted, during high school she bought a bow and taught herself archery and every since has been hooked. Videography and photography has also been a passion of hers since high school, and in 2014 she was brought onto the show Best of the West TV as a field producer and editor, filming hunts during spring and fall throughout the West and other regions including Alaska, Canada, and New Zealand. She now lives in Cody, Wyoming and works full time for the show. She thoroughly enjoys the backpacking life while testing out gear, scouting the high country, taking photos and just enjoying the time around wildlife and being in the outdoors. She loves writing articles and making videos to pass on what she has learned to benefit fellow hunters heading into the field.