Back Country

Why go hungry while camping, hiking or trekking when you can carry delicious freeze-dried Back Country meals? Check out the great range of ready-made preparations designed by masterchefs for every culinary taste.

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Simply add hot or cold water to the range of meals that include honey soy chicken, beef mince, nasi goreng, chicken tikka masala or other Back Country Cuisine options. The Anaconda range of Back Country Cuisine meals also includes vegetarian and gluten free options such as vegetarian stirfry, instant mashed potato and pasta vegetariano. The Back Country Cuisine freeze drying process locks nutrition in for long-lasting freshness so you can remain healthy and well fed during outdoor adventures. If you only have cold water available, take along a Back Country Cuisine heater pack specially designed for warming your tasty freeze dried meal on your next adventure.


High quality Back Country Cuisine meals come from Southland, New Zealand, a gourmet foodie region where first-class vegetables, fruit and dairy products are produced. Back Country Cuisine uses a state of the art freeze drying process that combines quality vegetables and meats with delicious sauces and flavours for a great taste jam-packed with nutrition and goodness. Reduce the weight of your backpack, stuff sack or dry bags by carrying ten minute delicious meals such as creamy carbonara, cottage pie, chicken curry, Moroccan lamb, beef stroganoff and instant rice. Take the stress out of campsite cooking and satisfy the entire family with amazing desserts such as porridge supreme, apple pie, apricot crumble and even ice cream.


You can shop at Anaconda online or in-store for all your outdoor adventure equipment, apparel and delicious meals. Simply make a wishlist, add products to your cart and proceed to checkout for fast delivery to your door. We even offer afterpay so you can purchase now and pay in convenient installments. Back Country Cuisine meals are the perfect complement for outdoor cookware, tableware and other campsite or trekking essentials. You can also visit Anaconda in person at any of our retail outlets around Australia.

While here, take time to explore more great Anaconda options that include sleeping bags, hiking tents, hiking boots, hydration packs, first aid equipment, gaiters, water bottles, headlamps and many more camper essentials. If you are looking for the perfect gift for outdoor enthusiasts, consider gift vouchers for purchasing anything from the Anaconda range at unbeatable prices.

The freeze-dried process: The Back Country freeze drying process results in a completely dry product that won't shrink. Water is evaporated in a vacuum chamber, locking in goodness for long-lasting freshness. When the meal is rehydrated water is quickly absorbed, allowing ingredients to return to their natural juicy and tender state.

After packing, the foods are heat-sealed with all air removed. The food remains flavoursome and safe to eat for at least three years. All Back Country freeze-dried meals are formulated to meet high-energy dietary requirements. This includes the right balance of carbohydrates, protein and sugars for instant energy and nutritional replenishment. There are a lot of benefits with Back Country freeze-dried meals.

  • Moisture is removed from foodstuffs, making Back Country Cuisine light to carry.
  • Low processing temperature enables the food to retain natural minerals.
  • Freeze-dried meals meet the high energy needs of outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Freeze-dried meals have a long shelf life, making them ideal for hikers and campers.

Back Country Cuisine includes innovative packaging consisting of an outer foil pouch and 2 inner plastic heat pads. When water is added, the heat bag forms an electrolyte solution with heating properties. The product is safe to use, doesn't generate a flame, and won't cause ignition.

Anaconda is a proud partner of Back Country initiatives aimed to encourage outdoor adventures. Back Country Cuisine includes a wide range of vegetarian and gluten-free options, allowing everyone to select their ideal range of freeze-dried meals. Examples include:

Honey Soy Chicken: This delicious meal contains no gluten, and is bolstered by the addition of rice, carrots, courgettes, red pepper and peas. Whether you are on the road, on the trail, or on the water, satisfying nourishment is only 10 minutes away with Back Country.

Cooked Breakfast: It's no secret that people get very hungry in the great outdoors, and a hearty cooked breakfast is the answer. This meal pack includes hash brown potato, haricot beans, egg omelette, beef, sauce, herbs, spices and more for an energy packed start to the day.

Three Fruits Cheesecake: With quality freeze-dried meals on-board there is no excuse for skipping dessert. The Three Fruits Cheesecake is a winner with families and kids who want to experience outdoor Australia without sacrificing simple pleasures. Fast to rehydrate and serving 2 people, this cheesecake is designed to be shared and enjoyed.

Instant Rice: Great for bulking up meals, Back Country Instant Rice is a smart addition. Highly nutritious rice is simple to prepare using the specially designed heat pack. Save time on washing up and kitchen chores while camping with Back Country.

Back Country freeze-dried meals are an essential item for lightweight trekkers who require plenty of sustenance. Check out the full range of meals available from Anaconda, and never go hungry while camping again.



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