Here’s what you need for this project.
- Empty juice pouches
- Clothes iron
- Food to put in the pouches (we’ll get to that shortly)
Looking at the front of the empty pouch, you’ll see the hole for the straw. Cut the pouch open, all the way across, just below that hole. Wash and rinse the inside of the pouch. To dry, turn the pouch upside down over a wooden spoon or something similar in your dish drainer.
Filling the Pouch
Shake the pouch a bit to allow the contents to settle to the bottom, then gently squeeze the air out. Fold the top of the pouch down two or three times, going about 1/4 inch down each time. (Note: If you are using them for a canoe trip and want them to float, don’t squeeze the air out.)
Finishing the Pouch
Use a marker to label each pouch with the contents and any preparation instructions. When it comes time to prepare the food, simply cut the pouch open and cook the food.
Note: you cannot cook the food right in the pouch. You’ll still need a pot to heat the food. This is merely a means of storing food in your kit. Being that the pouch, if sealed properly, is water and airtight, the dry food inside will stay fresh for quite some time.