I have never really bought any dehydrated/dried foods before except hashbrowns and instant potatoes. So I just bought the veggie combo and the fruit combo from Honeyville Grains. You get 6 different cans in each combo. They arrived today. Since it would be senseless for me to stock up on something that my family hates, this first order is mainly to try it out and see how we like it. I decided to cook some of the carrots for supper. Since I really am not too fond of cooked carrots, I measured out what was supposed to be 2 servings ( said 1/2 c was a serving). Added the water to rehydrate them. Wow, I really had 3 cups of diced carrots It didn't look too promising to me, and the smell was offputting. I drained the rehydrating water and heated them in a little bit of fresh water for probably 5-10 min on the stove and added a little bit of butter, nothing else. These carrots are fantastic! I can just barely taste a difference between them and the traditional canned. Can't wait until DH comes in from hunting to try them- if there are any left. I also have a handful of the peaches rehydrating in the fridge. And can't wait to try the other veggies and fruits. Next time though, I am heating in the water that I rehydrated in to see how it is. My plan is to incorporate the dehydrated things into our regular way of eating so that if we ever find ourselves having to rely on them, everyone will be accustomed to the flavor and texture of dehydrated/ dried foods. Think I will portion out the remainder of the carrots into meal size packets and vac pack them to be sure moisture doesn't get them before we eat them up. Anyone else new to dehydrated/freeze dried foods?