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Dehydrating food for canoeing, backpacking etc. Bell Peppers.

Posted by Joe O' Blenis on October 17, 2020 at 12:15 AM

   So over the last couple years, I've got back into dehydrating food sagain, the types of things I often take with me for canoe tripping, sea kayak trips or backpacking etc.

   Today, I've decided to do a blog post, the first of several, on some of the food dehydrating I have been doing. This one, on bell peppers, is one of my favorites. I love bringing them with me on my trips, as well as using them throughout the year at home in a wide variety of soups, sauces etc.

   For bell peppers, I like to cut them into pieces roughly 1/4" to 1/2" at most. They can also be cut into longer, narrow strips if you prfer. Ideal temperature is 135 F, or around 55- 60 degrees C.

   I place them spread out on the trays of my dehydrator, in this video i'm using my Salton Vita Pro 5 tray dehydrator.

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   It typically takes anywhere from 10 to 15 hours to dehydrate, it can vary a lot depending on the dehydrator you have, the humidity, how many you are doing at once etc. They are not "Done"...until they are DONE....meaning completely dry and crisp. You should be able to break them apart almost like a potato chip once dry.

   I usually store mine in mason jars for home storage though I put them into ziploc bags for use on wilderness trips.

   Check the video below for the full process. Thanks for watching.

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