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About us

Our Story  

Campers Pantry is an Australian owned and made freeze-dried food manufacturer Based in Tasmania. The business was founded in November 2016 by Andrew ‘AJ’ Jenour with a view to source premium and local produce and bring to you lightweight, nutritious and clean tasty food for your next adventure.

We have a range of products to simplify meal planning and complete your meal kit. Our meals can be prepared and eaten from the bag to save on weight, time, and clean up.

Our freeze-dried, lightweight hiking food is nutritious and tasty. Whether you are hiking or camping, our convenient meals are easy to prepare. Just add boiling water, stirring occasionally, and you have a delicious and filling meal to satisfy your adventures that lay ahead.

To create your own camping food meals or cook one of your favourites when away from home, try our freeze-dried vegetables. Our vegetables are perfect for casseroles, curries, pasta dishes or simply as a meal accompaniment.

If you want some decadence when enjoying the outdoors, try our freeze-dried deserts, marshmallows or ice cream - the perfect sweet finish.

So why Freeze Dry?

Freeze drying is the most effective drying method available for preservation and is used widely in the food, pharmaceutical and health industries. The process itself has been around since the 1940s, and during WWII, freeze-drying was used for the transport of blood plasma. Freeze drying takes the product, in this case, pre-cooked meals and ingredients, to -40° C and the water crystals are sublimated (turned to a gas) and passes out without any damage to the structure. What remains is a product that resembles a sponge under the microscope. Add boiling or cold water, and the product is rehydrated in minutes! 

Freeze drying also ensures that the ingredients have a huge amount of flavour. Nutrients are not lost, and neither is colour or texture. Our products are conveniently packed into foil zip-lock bags for longevity. All you need to do is take out and rehydrate or cook with what veggies you need, then seal the pack with the remaining for your next meal or take one of our pre-cooked meals and add boiling water. 

Whether your coastal camping, touring in your 4WD, hiking your favourite trail or on a weekend canoe trip with the family, your meal options are now a lot easier with Campers Pantry.

At Campers Pantry, we're passionate about exploring the wilderness regions of Australia and beyond. Our mission is to create the absolute best lightweight food we possibly can. It’s delicious, healthy and designed to fuel your outdoor adventure lifestyle.

See you in the great outdoors!

Andrew 'AJ' Jenour
Founder & Managing Director 

AJ Campers Pantry Founder