The turkey, rice and vegetable soup I’d previously dehydrated got weighed out and packaged. Six quarts, weighed out the total dried, divided by six and that many grams went into a plastic sandwich bag, made a label, then shrink wrapped each one. So the instructions are sealed from water damage, dust, fading, peeling
Refried beans. This time,weighed out the total, divided by the number of servings (from the original pot of refrieds, one ladle was enough for a breakfast or dinner side, so each ladle counted as a serving), measured that amount which turned out to be 1/2C dried. So just put that info on the jar.
dehydrating chili. Made about 7 quarts, we had for dinner last night, sharing one with a friend, and drying the rest. Will probably package this batch as I did with the refrieds. If it works well, will make up a batch for packaging as I did with the soup.
Its approximately a one to one water to dried food, with the beans and chili. The soup will be the amount in water that is intended as a serving.
All it takes is the right tools, and I can package up what we need, to our taste, and I know everything that went into it.