Backpacker’s Pantry Mashed Potatoes & Gravy w/ Beef is a tasty and filling option that will not break the bank. We have combined Potato flakes with lean freeze-dried beef and a savory brown gravy flavored with sour cream, thyme, and butter. This is a meal that you will most likely not share. Preparation could not be simpler, just add two cups of boiling water directly to the pouch, stir, and let set for ten minutes. All you need is a way to boil water and you can have any one of our hot meals. Keep it for an emergency situation or power outage. High protein, hearty and warming. Enjoy it while you are hunting, at your desk, in the dorms or camping. Simple comfort food that will fuel your next adventure. 7 year shelf life.