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"Hi there, we are back from the 6 day hike, in which you provided us all our dinner meals for! Thank you very much for getting them to us in such speedy fashion. The meals were greatly enjoyed. The two extra meals were tried by staff and greatly enjoyed too! Thank you again for the meals" Lauriston Girls' School, November 2013

"Good afternoon Sarah, My crew and I would just like to thank everyone at Strive for the fantastic meals we had during our recent Kakadu trip. They tasted great, there was plenty of food in every meal and they were so easy to cook. The resealable bags became great for keeping our rubbish in. Strive is definitely the best dehydrated food on the market. Many thanks." R. Gray

"Hi guys, I just wanted to send out a big thank you to you all for supplying what I think is the best food a hiker can get on the trail. I've tried a lot of dehydrated meals in my time and they're always too chewy (even after solid cooking and soaking) and always too rich or too bland, but never anything like what you'd get at home, especially if you can cook well. And then I came upon you guys, and your meals are like home away from home. I love them! Particularly your penne bolognaise and the creamy risottos!! Recently I was hiking along the Great North Walk and tearing up some serious 200m ridges angled at about 45 degrees half the time, and after several hours of that kind of hiking, with some beautiful vistas to make up for it, you build up quite a hunger. Out came my cat stove and wind shield and on went the bolognaise. It tasted so good I was licking my anodized aluminium bowl clean afterward! It also packs in a great whallop of carbs for the journey home, which I made in just over half the time. So a big, big thank you! I'm already in the midst of piling up my online trolley with your meals. Keep up the great work!!" Chris Morris, NSW

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"Not sure if you are aware but you do not need to keep your products on the heat for the amount of time that you recommend. I cover the food and let it stand with the gas off for the amount of time that you recommend stirring. This works just as well and you may want to think about including this in instructions as on many hikes that i do fuel is a premium. By the way i am a huge fan of your products and that is all i use when i hike when i know water will not be a problem. Would really like to see you guys take off in a big way because everything else on the market is rubbish." David Vaughan

"While planning my hiking trip of the Great South West Walk I was looking for dehydrated vegetarian meals and found you guys, I was a little sceptical at first thinking that if they are this affordable maybe the meals aren’t that crash hot, I am so glad I was I wrong! I found the meals to be easy to prepare, very filling & super tasty, further more I’d like to add that I would be hard to choose a favourite as every one tasted fantastic, the Cheese, corn & vegetable risotto would just nudge the others out as favourite if I did. After each meal I found myself cleaning the bowl completely of every morsel of food not becasue I was hungry but because they were so delicious. When people ask about my trip, food is usually mentioned because everybody knows I love my food and I'm asked "what did you eat?", I simply say "the meals I ate you would pay good money for in a restaurant". Thanks for a great eating out experience Under the Stars". Mark - Ocean Grove, VIC

"It is great to find an affordable, nutritional and easy to prepare food item for our year 9 expeditions. The students love the food! At the end of a tough day, they really look forward to the quality and taste of your products. After years of trying to find suitable menu items for our outdoor programs, I am happy say that I have finally found them". Dale - Prince Alfred College, Warooka, SA

"Just got back from doing the Overland Track, and I must say that your delicious and generously-proportioned meals were exactly what was needed each day to replace my energy! I particularly enjoyed the Lentil Curry Dahl and the Laksa, and I found the Meal Compliment Vegetables to be a handy and nutritious supplement in other dishes. The wide variety of vegetarian options was also much appreciated, as other brands I looked at had very limited choices. I'll be recommending your meals to my other camping and hiking friends and family, and I may also be ordering some meals just to have in my pantry! Thanks for your great work." Kerry - Central Coast NSW

"I felt compelled to write a testimonial about Strive Food. I have used their product for the Overland track (Tasmania) and recently for the Larapinta Trail (NT). Both times their food was great. It is light to carry, fills you up and easy to prepare. Recommend highly. It is also worth noting that the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. My food arrived 24 hours after I ordered it and a follow up call was made in order to ensure I received the package. Strive give more food for a cheaper price and seem to be a family run business which is most definitely worth supporting." JT Melbourne

"As a vegetarian, it has been somewhat difficult to find good dehydrated meals to take hiking, and being limited to 7 days of spaghetti with tomato sauce (about the only vegetarian option found in the usual food lines available in outdoor stores) wasn't very appealing! My family and I (6 of us in total were powered by your meals) were endlessly appreciative to you for your wonderful meals, and spread the good news to all the other walkers we came across on the Overland! The laksa and the creamy vegetable pasta probably won the favourites awards with all of us, the flavours were just divine. Thanks so much for providing a much needed option that also has the bonus of being Australian (and Tasmanian!), it is so fantastic." Shelley - Vermont, VIC

"My husband and I just finished hiking the Throsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island and the food packages were fantastic. Every night we sat down to cook dinner, the 3 other people with us would look over at our dinner in envy. Each night we would share a bit of our food with them to spread the good word that there is not only an Australian owned and made option for dehydrated food, but it is super tasty, nutritious and cheaper than the overseas brands. We fully support Australian businesses whenever we can. Our favourites were without a doubt the vegetable laksa and and vegetable creamy pasta. Thank you very much". Kate & Chris - Tannum Sands, QLD