There is something abut Friday’s and Giveaways! As I announced at the beginning of the year, Backdoor Survival has recovered from what I like to call “giveaway burnout” and is working diligently to bring you fantastic new giveaway items that will fill your survival and prepping cupboard for free.
This week is a reader favorite, free food. More specifically, two 48 Hour Emergency Meal Kits from Mountain House have been reserved for one lucky Backdoor Survival reader. These kits are brand new to the Mountain House product line with each providing enough food to provide one person with 2,100 calories per day.
Here is what is included in each 48 Hour Meal Kit.
- 2 x Breakfast Skillet: Hash browns and scrambled eggs mixed with pork sausage, peppers & onions
- 2 x Spaghetti with Meat Sauce: A mouth-watering tomato sauce accompanied by tender pasta and beef chunks
- 2 x Rice & Chicken: Rice and chicken in a savory sauce accented with pimientos
What’s New at Mountain House?
As I mentioned a couple weeks or weeks ago in The Survival Buzz, there are a lot of new things going on at Mountain House, one of which is new packaging. The MH entrée pouches are still blue but the photos have been updated to reflect outdoor locations all around Oregon.
I do have to tell you, though, the meal pouches for the all new Chicken Fried Rice and Italian Pepper Steak look as though they could have been photographed at Quarry Nine here at Roche Harbor where I live.
Setting up “camp” at Quarry Nine
Another aspect of the new packaging design includes showing the protein content and servings size on the front of each meal pouch. Beyond the packaging, the following new entrees have recently been introduced:
Mountain House Italian Style Pepper Steak with Rice and Tomatoes
Made with tender cuts of steak, with red, green and yellow bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes and long grain rice. This new item is gluten-free.
Mountain House Chicken Fried Rice
Made with long grain rice and cooked chicken, scrambled eggs, onions, mushrooms, green peas, red peppers and carrots.
Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs
Back by popular demand are Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs. With 16 grams of protein per serving this offering is both vegetarian and gluten-free.
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Pro-Pak
Mountain House’s breakfast mix of hash browns, scrambled eggs, pork sausage, peppers and onions is now available in their proprietary Pro-Paks. (Pro-Paks are vacuum sealed so they’ll take up less space and won’t expand at higher altitudes.)
Mountain House Precooked Scrambled Eggs with Bacon Pro-Pak
The popular Mountain House breakfast is now available in Pro-Pak.
The Taste Test
You know how I like to try out new things, right?
Last night I sampled both the Chicken Fried Rice and the Italian Pepper Steak. All I can say is that they were delicious! What I love about Mountain House is that you can cook your food right in the pouch. Note though, as is my experience with ALL brands of freeze-dried entrees, use about 3/4 of the water called for in the directions.
I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Here is the part you have been waiting for. To enter the giveaway, you need to utilize the Rafflecopter form below.
The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Tuesday with the winner notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article. Please note that the winner must claim their prize within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected. Winners are usually, but not always, selected on Fridays.
The Final Word
I would like to thank Mountain House and their parent company Oregon Freeze Dry for their ongoing support of Backdoor Survival. Over the years, I have come to enjoy their products time and again when it was 10PM and I still had not eaten dinner. I am never disappointed with their entrees, whether in pouches or #10 tins.
Please enter the Mountain House Emergency Food Kit Giveaway and win some “Free Food Friday” products of your own.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Bargain Bin: Cooking outdoors does not have to be a challenge. Start with the Solo Stove and add some low cost items that will make cooking and bugging out less of a daunting. But first, check out these links to a dehydrator and solar oven.
Mountain House Italian Style Pepper Steak Pouch: The new Italian Pepper Steak as well as a plethora of other Mountain House products are available at Amazon.com.
Nesco 600-Watt Food Dehydrator: This modestly priced dehydrator (less than $60) has over 1000 reviews and comes up as the most highly rated dehydrator on Amazon.
All American Sun Oven: A sun oven is another option for dehydrating food although I have not done so myself.
Solo Stove: I was so impressed that I renamed this the “Amazing Little Solo Stove”. The price is $69.99 but for a small amount more, you can get a version that also burns alcohol. (You will see the Solo Stove in my “setting up camp” photo above.)
Swedish Firesteel: Using this basic pocket fire-starter, you can get a nice fire going under almost any conditions.
Light My Fire Tinder Sticks: Some people prefer to purchase tinder and this is a good choice. I like to use cotton balls soaked in petroleum jelly that I make up myself, a couple dozen at a time. They store well in a small Ziploc baggie or re-purposed mint tin.
Lightweight Anodized Aluminum Outdoor Mess Kit: This is a well-priced, under $20, mess kit that is lightweight and with decent reviews.
Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets: You will be surprised at how warm these will keep you. Be sure to test one out in advance so that you have the confidence to trust the blanket in an emergency. You will be amazed at how small and portable these are; a packet will easily fit in a back pocket.
Emergency Shelter Tent: The Emergency Tent is a lightweight and compact emergency shelter. It is wind and waterproof and easy to set up and is roomy enough for two people. Less than $10.
Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife: This “oh so sweet” knife is solidly built, stainless steel knife that comes razor sharp right out of the package. It will pretty much cut through anything the price is amazing.
Rothco Type III Commercial Paracord: You can get 100 feet of Paracord for about $8. This is a real bargain but be aware that price can vary substantially depending on the color.
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