Click here to edit textWhen you are preparing for an adverse weather spell, drying foods is one of the best ways to preserve it for longer. Similarly, dried food will last longer when you are going for an outdoor activity like mountaineering, hiking or camping. Since time immemorial, soldiers have relied on dried food recipes for their sustenance while in the wilderness. In fact, drying is the earliest known way of preserving food. The phenomenon existed long before refrigeration was invented.