Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Shelf Life/Expiration date of meals?

Our adventure meals have a lab accredited 12 month long shelf life! Our tests are ongoing but we are aiming for a shelf life between 18 and 24 months past the manufactured date.

Keep up to date in our newsletter to know when our shelf life is extended again!

Do you use preservatives in your meals?

Hell no! Our FREEZE DRIED meals are made with real food, no joke.
We don’t use any chemical preservatives or additives, the preservation comes from removing water and oxygen through the freeze-dry process to naturally preserve our dishes. *Then our compostable package blocks out light, oxygen and moisture to keep your meal as fresh as the day we made it!

Is T4 Adventure Food Freeze dried or dehydrated?

We preserve our food using the latest technology and are proud to say that all of our products are freeze-dried.

Unlike other dehydrated meals, we retain the most (97%) nutrition and sensory qualities (think taste, texture and aroma)

We choose to freeze dry because it means that what you see in the pouch looks exactly like the ingredient listed on the back – not some shriveled up version of it.

We’re also different from our freeze dried food friends – instead of puzzle piecing together dried ingredients to form a recipe, we cook all our meals in small batches to get an uncompromised depth of flavour. Just to make your adventure that more special 🙂

No thanks necessary, good food is important to us.

Are your products Gluten Free?

Yep! The recipes we developed do not contain gluten. It wasn’t even on purpose, just one of those happy accidents we’ll keep going to make sure we don’t exclude anyone.

Do you carry Vegan/Vegetarian Products?

Of course we do! Everyone deserves good food, no matter your dietary needs – especially when you’re out on an adventure.

You can find our dried veggie meals listed here because we don’t want anyone left out or having to sacrifice food for their adventure.

Are T4Adventure pouches biodegradable?

You know it! Jenn wouldn’t have it any other way. She started T4 Adventure because camping food in the outdoor shops were not only tasteless and nutrient deficient, they added to landfill too – not a single pouch was even recyclable!

After a few years researching (and waiting for the right technology to be developed) we found a manufacturer that could create a pouch that kept food safe and in peak quality for 2 years, could hold hot water to cook a meal, remain durable while eating it and degrade into toxin-free plant matter (biomass).

Even though you should still pack out what you pack in, we’ve made it so you don’t feel guilty if you’re pouch blows off the top of a mountain or out to sea. You can be sure it will break down safely – all it needs are the microbes naturally found in soil and water.

From our label to our bag, right down to the zipper and lining, our specially formulated packaging is even compostable in a home or backyard compost.

We’re taking responsibility for it now so you have a healthy environment to explore in the future.

Does the cooking time/temperature need to be adjusted at different elevations?

Our directions are set for sea level. Rehydration times will be longer at higher elevations.

Do I need to cook my meal?

Nope! All meals are cooked by chefs and ready to eat, just add boiling water!

Do I need to use boiling water?

We would recommend using freshly boiled water. The meal will rehydrate with warm water, you’ll just need to stir more frequently and wait longer for the food to rehydrate.
Using cold water isn’t ideal as hot meals go, but sometimes necessary depending on your activity (looking at you ocean rowers) so plan to wait at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, before you dig in.

Where do you ship?

We are currently available for shipment to the EU. We are constantly looking to improve our reach, to see if your country is available for delivery, enter your address at checkout. Please send us a note if we are not yet available in your area, but would like us to be.

Are you hiring?

We list any job openings in our blog with the “dream job” tag. If you do not see an opening and are interested in working with us, reach out! We are passionate about food and the outdoors and want to work with others who are the same. Contact us through the website and tell us what your strengths are, what your passionate about and why you’d like to work with us.

Will you sponsor my next adventure?

As much as we wish we could, we can’t support everyone’s gnarly activity. However, we do offer sponsorships if you’ve got a dope story to tell. Share your story through our contact page with details of what kind of support you are looking for and we’ll see how we can best work together.

Can I be a brand ambassador?

Do you have a Taste for Adventure and an interesting story to tell? Share your story through our contact page with details of what kind of community you are engaged with and we’ll see how we can best work together.

Return Policy

T4 Adventure has a 30 days return policy. Past 30 days we are unfortunately unable to offer a refund or exchange.

To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in its original packaging. To set up a return or exchange for an item please contact us here.

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The following circumstances make your item ineligible for return or exchange:

If you have supplied incorrect details such as an incomplete address we are not accountable for this and you are not eligible for a refund in this instance. If the product is returned to us due to an incorrect address or details we will reach out to see if you still wish to receive the item for an additional cost.   

We require a receipt or proof of purchase in order to process your return. Discounted or on sale items are not eligible for a refund.

The nitty gritty:

The following circumstances make your item ineligible for return or exchange:

If you have supplied incorrect details such as an incomplete address we are not accountable for this and you are not eligible for a refund in this instance. If the product is returned to us due to an incorrect address or details we will reach out to see if you still wish to receive the item for an additional cost.   

We require a receipt or proof of purchase in order to process your return. Discounted or on sale items are not eligible for a refund.

Refund information:

Once your return is received and has been inspected, we will notify you of your refund status.
If approved, your refund will be processed and returned to you within a certain amount of days.

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