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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2020, 10:16:08 PM »
I have figured ou that there are meals from every brand that are good and that make me blow chunks...  the best plan is to try them and see what you like.. EVERYTHING  tastes better in the bush.... if you can stomach it at home... its good to go  :tup:
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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2020, 10:22:46 PM »
If it has to be MH, I'm going B&G, Beef Strog and Lasagna.
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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2020, 11:37:22 PM »
Iíve always been a mountain house eater, but was recently recommended to try the Peak meals. Good flavor, less water and better for you. Iím going to sample a few one of these days.
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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #48 on: September 26, 2020, 12:41:54 AM »
MH beef stroganoff and spaghetti are the best. Italian steak and rice is a close third.  But the new recipe this year is smaller portions which really sucked cause im a big eater.  I've added the instant potatoes to MH and it adds flavor, just add a little extra water.  Already cooked bacon bits to the chicken and rice is heaven.  Don't you dare leave home without a small bottle of hot sauce in your pack. 

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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #49 on: September 26, 2020, 07:04:07 AM »
I have lived on the freeze dried meals while hunting the back county. After a week of eating them they all taste the same.  What I did to kick it up a notch was I packed a pack of the Kraft singles cheese and put 1-2 slices in each  meal when you add the hot water it  really makes them better and sad to say pretty tasty.



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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #50 on: September 26, 2020, 09:19:59 AM »
I canít believe someone talked down about the MH chili Mac n beef. Blasphemy.
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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2020, 09:25:32 AM »
I canít believe someone talked down about the MH chili Mac n beef. Blasphemy.

I hate regular Mac and Cheese but I'll admit the MH with beef is tasty. I'm starting to sound like a company rep!

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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #52 on: September 26, 2020, 10:34:26 AM »
Try Heather's Choice. Just a couple of extra dollars for organic homemade dehydrated food that actually looks like food and not powder.

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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #53 on: September 26, 2020, 01:09:29 PM »
Taste wise itís up to you on the freeze dried stuff. But there are oceans in between the brands on their shelf life/preservation techniques. If youíre just buying then and using them during the same season itís a nonissue. If theyíre something you keep or store for emergency food however, other brands donít stack up. Not even close. Wise for example has almost atmospheric levels of oxygen in their meals, roughly 100x more than MH. 

https://blog.safecastle.com/2012/08/osu-lab-test-pits-mountain-house-vs.html?m=1


I had a buddy who found some misplaced mountain house in his basement and took it with him backpacking.  Turned out the scrambled eggs had gone rancid - that sure would suck!  Not sure how old they were but the shelf life is finite.  Probably some meals more than others

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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #54 on: September 26, 2020, 01:34:39 PM »
Iíve always been a mountain house eater, but was recently recommended to try the Peak meals. Good flavor, less water and better for you. Iím going to sample a few one of these days.

The peak meals are BOMB. Every one Iíve had has been great. The best part is the huge portions - with a MH meal after a hard hunt you better have something else to eat because youíre still gonna be hungry. Not with the peaks.

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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #55 on: September 26, 2020, 01:36:37 PM »
Taste wise itís up to you on the freeze dried stuff. But there are oceans in between the brands on their shelf life/preservation techniques. If youíre just buying then and using them during the same season itís a nonissue. If theyíre something you keep or store for emergency food however, other brands donít stack up. Not even close. Wise for example has almost atmospheric levels of oxygen in their meals, roughly 100x more than MH. 

https://blog.safecastle.com/2012/08/osu-lab-test-pits-mountain-house-vs.html?m=1

That stuff is rancid even if it was made yesterday :chuckle:


I had a buddy who found some misplaced mountain house in his basement and took it with him backpacking.  Turned out the scrambled eggs had gone rancid - that sure would suck!  Not sure how old they were but the shelf life is finite.  Probably some meals more than others

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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2020, 02:08:34 PM »
Taste wise itís all personal preference in between brands. If you buy and use them within a year or two, it doesnít matter what you get. Just get what you like the taste of.

If theyíre something you purchase as a long term survival option, just know that there are significant differences in the longevity between brands, as well as significant differences based on the packaging used within the same brands. The vacuum sealed bags have a significantly shorter shelf life (7-10yrs) than the cans (25-30yrs). And cans of individual ingredients would be more versatile than premade meals.

You can also get relatively plain ďmealsĒ like macaroni and cheese and add to them with bacon bits or tuna etc. to make them better than most fully freeze dried/dehydrated meals. You really gotta stir things up to make sure you donít find some semi dry lump of something in those meals too. Newer MREs are actually really good. Canadian MREs have wine in them, but I doubt you can buy those.
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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #57 on: September 26, 2020, 03:23:53 PM »
So I shouldn't trust the best by 2050 stamp on mine

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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #58 on: September 26, 2020, 04:26:34 PM »
Iíve always been a mountain house eater, but was recently recommended to try the Peak meals. Good flavor, less water and better for you. Iím going to sample a few one of these days.

The peak meals are BOMB. Every one Iíve had has been great. The best part is the huge portions - with a MH meal after a hard hunt you better have something else to eat because youíre still gonna be hungry. Not with the peaks.

You must not buy the 2.5 serving MHís. I eat like a horse and have trouble finishing them.
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Re: Mountain house time!!!!!
« Reply #59 on: September 27, 2020, 10:20:24 AM »
I raided my stash and had on hand:
Taking with me, (all MH)
(6) biscuits and gravy
(2) lasagna and meat sauce
(3) beef stroganoff
(1) noodles and chicken
(3) rice and chicken

Trading to poor schmucks, (all MH)
(2) chili burger mac
(1) ice cream bar
(1) scrambled eggs
(2) breakfast skillets

I have also ordered:
(2) Peak refuel pesto
(2) Peak refuel alfredo

The plan is the 13 dinners I take will get me through all my days out. The biscuits and gravy I will get to have every other day and on an off day hot oatmeal. For lunches I normally use bars and junk food items. I think I have a solid layout for my hunt other than I have never tried the stuff from PEAK.



 


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