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As backpacking becomes more popular, developing a nutrient-dense and reliably affordable food option has yet to be created. Backpackers find themselves with the option of over-priced meal options or 50-cent ramen noodles, with very little opportunity in-between. This project aims to close that gap and develop a marketable, shelf-stable, and affordable nutrient-dense mealtime product for backpackers hiking and backcountry camping through multiple days, weeks, and months in the wilderness. The scope of practice for this project is to research nutrition requirements, establish and test recipes, produce a prototype, and research guidelines for product development, food safety, and regulations to market the products in the retail space.
Ahrens, Alana, "Development of Marketable, Shelf-Stable and Affordable Nutrient-Dense Mealtime Products for Backpackers Hiking Multi-Day Trips." , Georgia State University, 2022.
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