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8/27/2015 8:31 am  #1


I have some store bought dehydrated soups I've used in the past but the simmer time is 30min or more. Can you just soak the soup mix in cold water for a couple hours then just heat it up afterwards to save fuel.


8/27/2015 9:52 am  #2

Re: ReHydrating

Yes you can definitely pre-soak.

An even better way to save fuel is to use pot cosies - once you've boiled the soup, take off the heat and put the pot in teh cosy (instead of simmering for 30 minutes).

DIY with Reflectix (Lowe's has the best deal, also available at Home Depot). Maddy the Goose has a good DIY video:



8/31/2015 10:14 am  #3

Re: ReHydrating

I can attest to the benefits of pot cozies. Just got one for $7 at MEC before a trip last week.We use it for rehydrated meals and to keep water hot for washing up after we've made our hot drinks and oatmeal. 


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