Ok... got my freeze dried beans (pinto and black) and they plump up plenty soft enough to eat in 30 minutes. Instant white rice (minute rice) takes longer but within an hour it's good to go too. I added some seasoning and chopped up a pepper and it was regular ol' beans and rice.
I've got some freeze dried chicken and beef on the way as well as several different kinds of vegetables to play with.
I've got some rice pasta soaking right now....
So I'm thinking about how to package it.
Do most people make meals before they leave by combining ingredients or is it common to carry the ingredients separately and mix together what you feel like having when you eat.
I'm thinking it would be better to carry ingredients and mix up what I want at suppertime.