Harmony House Backpacking Kit

Priced: $49.95 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 12 reviews.
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Harmony House Backpacking Kit -

The Harmony House Backpacking Kit features 18 zip pouches of dehydrated vegetables and beans allowing you to make your own tasty trail dishes!

Allergens: peas

Made in USA.


  • 1 kit provides over 70 servings; number of servings and serving size vary per pouch


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  • Nutrition facts displayed here and on packaging may differ; information on packaging reflects actual contents
  • Add approximately 1 part vegetables to 2 parts water and allow to soften, or use directly in soups and stews and simmer until done
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Calories from fat:0 - 9
Calories per serving:5 - 104
Carbohydrates:0 - 24 grams
Cholesterol:0 milligrams
Dietary fiber:0 - 6 grams
Gluten free:Yes
Kit also includes:black beans, northern beans, lentils, red beans and pinto beans
Protein:1 - 7 grams
Saturated fat:0 grams
Sodium:0 - 38 milligrams
Sugars:0 - 11 grams
Total fat:0 - 1 grams
Trans fat:0 grams
Weight:4 lbs. 6 oz.
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Harmony House Backpacking Kit Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Dehyrdated Happiness

So you wanna save weight but eat well? Not alot of time to prep for a trip? Here is THE yummy DIY starter box of important veggies for trail stompers. Its smartly packed and resealable. Comes as advertised: Tomatoes, Celery, Corn, Diced Potatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Onions, Peas, Lentils, Beans - Black Pinto Northern Red and Green. And PEPPERS ! nothing hot (boo hoo) I was able to make 10 days of large dinners by adding some spices, dehy butter, noodles, rice and cans of meat. Tuna cass, Chicken Stew, Chili and Gumbo. Also did a skillet scramble, with a little help from some eggs and cheese powder, lots of combos. SO for me this would have been 5 stars IF they had some meat with the box, powdered butter and cheese but its a starter box and the nutrition info is on the back (way cool) helps with planning and knowing your intake. In all, its a good no preservative no additives (like tons of salt) healthy way to eat on the trail. I am holding out hope for an organic selection in the future. Gonk tested Gonk approved.
Gonk Gonk at REI on 11/11/2013

Healthy Foods in the Backwoods

Unhappy with the prepackaged options available on the market, I thought I could create healthier meals on my own so that's what lead me to the Backpacking Kit. The meal kit does not contain sodium so you are able to control the amount in your food. I use the boil in a bag method for cooking. You can reduce cook time if you pre-soak the vegatables before you cook so in the morning before I head out I add water so they are nice and soft by dinner time. I add them to pasta and usually add a protein. Also use bouillon cubes and other seasonings to add flavor. Great recipes included, but you can create your own. Great way to save money while on the trail and have something healthy to eat!!!
Georgia Hiker at REI on 11/11/2013


My best friend and I split this kit for a 10 day backpacking trip, and loved it. We prepared the meals a head of time by combining ingredients into one of the bags using the provided recipes or our own. You might want to buy rice or noodles and spices. At the end of the trip we still had extra, which we have used for weekend backpacking trips. I probably wouldn't want to use the kit for long trips because I would be too tired to care about a creative meal, but for a 10 day trip and weekend trips the Harmony House pack was awesome.
careforthebear at REI on 10/10/2010

I would buy this product again and again

I used this product while rafting down the Grand Canyon. It was a great lunch/dinner option for me because I am gluten free and opted out of the group meals.. We didn't have much space so it worked perfectly. I brought along a couple things of chicken broth and just mixed everything with that a hot/cold water depending on the mood. Everything tasted great. I loved the beans, onions, carrots and cabbage the most. I was gone for 12 days and came back with enough to last me another week or so! I would definitely take it on a back packing trip or even camping.
boha0025 at REI on 08/08/2012

My new standard for thru-hiking

I purchased this amazing box of goodies for a 3-day, 2-night getaway for two, and there was plenty of food left over. I was overwhelmed by how many different ingredients were in the box. The recipe list also helped since I was in a hurry when making the purchase and didn't have time to look up what I was able to make with all the ingredients in the box.
If every stop on the Appalachian Trail carried this box, life would have been so much more simple and MUCH more cheaper when I hiked for 2 months on the AT last year.
MobileHomeKid at REI on 04/04/2013

You can't go wrong here

As a backcountry cookbook author and recipe developer I have used nearly every item that Harmony House Foods carries. Simply put their items are some of the best out there.
Their items work both in cold and hot meals. The beans are precooked so only need to be rehydrated to eat. All the vegetable are diced for quick use.
If you like eating a wide range of food and you like good taste get the Backpackers kit. It will last you through many trips, has great shelf life and you will find yourself eating better than ever!
Sarah Kirkconnell at REI on 08/08/2008

Great Buy!

I thought this was a great price when I saw it! After I picked it up that day I made a meal with it, just adding rice and it was pretty good! Cooks fast, and there is enough variety to keep your taste buds satisfied (maybe bring a little seasoning to bring up the flavor). Makes a lot of food, so you only have to bring a few bags with you and it will last several weekend camping trips.
Rabbit at REI on 09/09/2013

Great product

This product is great. Not only is it light weight and easy to cook, you don't have to use much of it per meal. These pack small and taste great. They spice up every meal. No more tasteless meals just for energy. They even spice up Ramen noodles! Great for long treks. The pack comes with recipes that are really good and easy to make.
saul to paul at REI on 10/10/2007

Great and easy to use product.

If you are looking for lightweight, healthy meals (and gluten-free to boot) then look no further.
I have made and combined the meals with the recipes provided, and have also added to other food products to make it either go further, or improve taste.
Great product, and hard to beat the price compared to other dehydrated/freeze-dried food products.
1lwillard at REI on 04/04/2013

certainly tasty, but not perfect

I love that this pack makes backpacking trips ultra light while having variety. The only problem is the claim that you can just cook and eat with no soaking. Eating without soaking makes the digestive tract unhappy. Soaking is a must. With soaking, these vegetables are simply marvelous to have around.
MN robin at REI on 03/03/2009

Negative Reviews:

Too much water and fuel needed!

The advantage of being able to make a variety of meals was what attracted me to this product originally. But the preparation requirements of both water (which means more pumping!) and fuel (even after pre soaking) erased any real advantage as compared to other freeze dried products -- this became apparent on a recent week-long trek in Washington's Enchantments with a 7-person party where I was the only backpacker with Harmony House. Potential customers will note that one must bring their own spices (and I also suggest a dash of olive oil) in making any recipe from this product. One big advantage of this product, however, is the lack of whey products to those with whey allergies/intolerances. So I can neither totally recommend nor condemn this product!
Hoofer with Woofer at REI on 08/08/2010