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Fire ban. And you’re about to head out into nature for an overnight stay with plans for hot food and, most importantly, a cup of hot morning coffee. Here’s your solution in the form of a heater bag and accompanying heating elements.
I personally bought this product during the last drought. Back then, the products quickly sold out. But they saved my outdoor trips where I couldn’t light a bonfire, use a gas stove, or my Trangia camp stove.
There are probably several manufacturers, but the one I bought and used is the Tactical Foodpack Heaterbag. This groundbreaking heating device lets you heat freeze-dried food and brew coffee even during fire bans or droughts. Let’s dive into how this technology works and how it can be useful for adventurers and nature lovers.
What is a Tactical Foodpack Heaterbag?
The Tactical Foodpack Heaterbag is a compact, reusable heating device designed specifically for outdoor use. It consists of an insulated bag where you insert a heating element activated by approximately 150ml of cold water. Through a chemical reaction, the heating element generates significant heat, which is transferred to your dinner pouch or a container/bag of water for coffee. This process creates an efficient and reliable heat source that can warm up food and drinks without an open fire.
What you’ll need:
1 heater bag. It can be used at least 10 times before it should be replaced for safety reasons.
You can buy the product here:
Please note that on the German shops, you will find their English version by clicking the flag at the bottom of the page 😉
Heating freeze-dried food:
Freeze-dried food is a popular solution for outdoor meals due to its ease of transport and long shelf life. However, traditionally, freeze-dried food requires hot water for rehydration and heating. This is where the Tactical Foodpack Heater bag comes in. By simply placing the freeze-dried food pouch filled with cold water into the heating unit and adding a little water, you can heat up and revive the meal without needing an open fire. This is convenient during fire bans and can be used before a potential fire ban when you assess that drought could pose a risk of wildfires with open flames.
For many people (including myself ☕), a cup of coffee is an important part of the morning routine, whether in nature or at home. With the Tactical Foodpack Heaterbag, you can brew a hot cup of coffee even when you’re far away from a coffee machine or a bonfire. By using an empty pouch containing freeze-dried food, you can fill it with water and repeat the process of adding a heating element, a pouch of water, and a little cold water at the bottom of your heater bag. And voila, your water is now heated for your morning coffee.
Safe and easy to handle:
The Tactical Foodpack Heaterbag is practical and safe to use. It doesn’t require using fossil fuels or gas, and it leaves no soot or ash. It uses chemical heat packs that are safe and easy to handle. However, be aware that when you use your heater bag, the water inside becomes hot, and the steam that rises from it is also very hot.
The Tactical Foodpack Heaterbag is a remarkable innovation in outdoor equipment that provides a safe and convenient way to heat freeze-dried food and brew coffee even during fire bans or droughts. This portable heating device eliminates the need for an open fire. It allows adventurers and nature lovers to enjoy hot meals and drinks in nature without starting the next catastrophic wildfire. So, next time you plan an outdoor trip, include the Tactical Foodpack Heaterbag on your packing list for a hassle-free and enjoyable food experience.
Not all freeze-dried food tastes equally good. And even though I’m crazy about the Tactical Foodpacks Heater pack, unfortunately, I can’t say the same about their freeze-dried meals.
My taste buds are met with food that tastes more like bad flour (although it can be eaten).
Instead, try the dishes from Real Turmat or Trail.