What You Need to Know About Mountain House

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A few months ago, Mountain House sponsored a freeze dried food giveaway and the giveaway question asked you to submit a question to Mountain House.  Today, Mountain House is back to answer a number of your questions, and, no surprise, offer another giveaway to Backdoor Survival readers.

This time around, the giveaway will be for their “Just In Case 4 Day Emergency Food Kit“.

Before we get started, though, I want to share with you two of their newest products: Chicken and Dumplings with Vegetables and Cheesecake bites.

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Can Chicken and Dumplings be Freeze Dried?

To be honest, when I received the pouches of chicken and dumplings, I had my doubts.  I just could not imagine how reconstituting with water would result in an old fashioned, chicken and dumpling experience.  But it did.  It was delicious albeit more in a chicken pot pie type of way.

Each pouch holds 2 one cup servings.  You already know that to me, that is meaningless. What really counts is the calories.  The entire pouch is 610 calories so assuming that is all you will be eating while in emergency survival mode, this could be construed as 1 large serving.

After making that calculation, I prepared both pouches by adding 3 cups of water that I boiled on my Solo Stove (more about that next week ** hint hint wink wink **).  In hindsight, I forgot that most meal pouches call for too much water and I should have cut back a little.  That said, we devoured our meal even though it turned out to be a lot of food.

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Always try to check the nutritional value before making a purchase.  Note that this pouch contains a total of 30 grams of protein.

We added a green salad and to round things off, and for dessert, tried the cheesecake bites which are eaten out of hand,  Open the pouch and eat; no cooking required. The cheesecake bites look like little cookie-cubes and, to me, taste like Lorna Doone shortbread cookies.  Does anyone remember those?

Okay, enough about my gastronomic adventures.  Kenny Larson is here to answer your questions.  Be sure to check in below for the giveaway.

Mountain House Responds to Questions from Backdoor Survival Readers

How does the cooking-freeze-drying process affect the vitamin and nutritional content of your food?

Our cooking process is the same as what you do at home, granted our cook pot is a bit bigger :).

The freeze drying process has negligible, if any, effect on the nutritional content. Compare this to other dehydration methods, often used in other popular dry-mix survival meals, that can have significant effect on overall nutritional content.

I’ve never seen freeze-dried food in a can, only in pouches. Is the quality better, worse or the same in a can?

Cans provide a sturdier structure than pouches. The primary benefit is greater pest and environmental protection and potentially longer shelf-life.

While I can’t speak for other brands, foods in Mountain House cans are identical quality to the foods in our pouches. That is to say, pretty darn tasty!

Can I rehydrate Mountain House foods with tap water? What if boiling water is not available?

Yes you can but it will take longer for the food to hydrate in cold water. Beyond the fact that hot food generally tastes better, the heat energy in boiling water helps drive water deep into the dried food for maximum hydration in the shortest period of time.

How would your freeze-dried foods hold up in extreme temperature fluctuations (such as a vehicle or garage). Where I live it is well below zero in the winter and gets into the 100’s in the summer?

Extreme temperature fluctuations have the potential to shorten shelf life of all foods (including those other than survival food) depending on other environmental factors like humidity.

That being said, our products are the most rigorously tested in the market. We use real-world conditions and not extrapolations from accelerated lab-testing. While I can’t speak for other brands, we stand by our stated shelf life. The technical expertise and experience that goes into making Mountain House is the same as what goes into meals we make for the United States Special Forces.

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MREs prepared and packed for the US Military

Similarly, can Mountain House take the extreme cold or will it degrade the product?

There is no need to worry about extreme cold. Our meals regularly feed people on expeditions in Antarctica, the Himalayas, the Andes and everywhere in between. Our meals are made with extreme expeditions in mind. Due to the proprietary techniques and technology we use, they have the longest proven shelf life of any freeze dried survival meal on the market.

What are some of the new meals you have available? How often do you offer new ones? Do any get discontinued and why?

For the past few years, we’ve launched new meals at the beginning of the year. This year, we launched Chicken & Dumplings, New York Style Cheesecake Bites and Homestyle Chicken Noodle Casserole.

Due to the nature of how brick & mortar retailers stock their shelves, they may or may not be available in your area. However, you can find most of our meals on Amazon and you can always find our entire offering on Mountainhouse.com.

If you would like to help us decide what meals to make in the future, we encourage you to like our Facebook page and join our Email list. We always go to our fans first to help decide what meals to cook-up next.

The Giveaway

This giveaway is for a Mountain House Just In Case 4 Day Emergency Food Kit.  It includes 12 pouches totaling 28 servings calculated at 1,650 calories per day.  (You should  know by now that it is total calories that count!)

Breakfast Skillet 2x — Hash browns and scrambled eggs mixed with pork sausage, peppers & onions. Eat out of the pouch or make a wrap with a tortilla.

Granola with Milk & Blueberries 2x — Perfect with hot or cold water, our Granola and Blueberries has fueled everyone from United States Special Forces to explorers on Antarctic expeditions, and everywhere in between. Made with crunchy sweet granola with real blueberries and milk. Prepared hot or cold, it is a great way to start any day.

Beef Stew 2x — Made with tender dices of all natural beef, potatoes, peas, and carrots. A long-time Mountain House classic.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce 2x —Pasta with cheese in a rich tomato meat sauce. A favorite Italian style entrée.

Noodles & Chicken 2x — A rich and creamy sauce with pasta, red peppers, and pieces of real chicken meat.

Italian Style Pepper Steak with Rice & Tomatoes 2x — Tender cuts of steak with red, green and yellow bell peppers, onions and tomatoes with long grain rice.

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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.

Note:  Due to Customs requirements, this giveaway is only open to residents of the United States.

The Final Word

Mountain House is one of my preferred brands when it comes to meal pouches.  I like the taste and the company, and the fact that they are totally focused on customer satisfaction.

Did you know you can even try a meal pouch for free?  Go to www.freemountainhouse.com and download the rebate form.  Purchase a meal pouch on Amazon, Emergency Essentials, or at a local outdoor retailer and get a refund up to $11.  It is as easy as that.

I want to also mention that Emergency Essentials is a top distributor of Mountain House and has all MH products on sale this month at a deep discount.  Putting in a plug, you might want to check them out.

Good luck in the giveaway!

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Spotlight: 4-Day Just-in-Case Emergency Food Supply

This kit includes 12 pouches with enough food to get you buy for 4 days.  Mix and match with the 3 or 5 day kits to create the desired number of days.  Easily stacked and stored, these kits are ideal for stashing under furniture, in closets, and in areas where space is at a premium.  Also available at Amazon.com.

Bargain Bin:  Below you will find links to the items related to today’s article.

Mountain House on Amazon:  Amazon carriers a large selection of Mountain House and many products include free prime shipping.

Mountain House at Emergency Essentials: Often time you will find the best pricing at Emergency Essentials.  This is especially true in the month of March during their annual Mountain House Sale.

Solo Stove Lite:  This is the stove I used for boiling the water for my Mountain House meal.  Start to finish, it took about 12 minutes to boil once my fire was going.  I used desert twigs and dryer lint as a starter.  Worked great.  I now own 4 solo stoves, including the large Solo Stove Campfire.

Solo Stove 900:  And this is the pot I used.  What I like about it is that the Solo Stove nests comfortably inside the pot for storage.  Also available as a kit.

2 Four-Quart Mixing Bowls: I chose to empty the pouches into a bowl and pour the boiling water into the bowl for mixing. Not normally a prepping item, these bowls are fantastic.  I use them to mix things up, as a tub for cleaning dishes and utensils, and even for hand laundry. The best part is the price; 2 for $9.99 as of this writing.

LifeStraw Personal Water FilterThe Amazon Top Ten Most Wanted Survival and Outdoor Items Backdoor Survival:  The LifeStraw is considered the most advanced, compact, ultra light personal water filter available. It contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It weighs only 2 oz.  making it perfect for the prepper. For more information, see my LifeStraw review.


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What You Need to Know About Mountain House — 122 Comments

  1. I would love for my boy scouts to try these on a backpacking trip. We would cook them on our fold up camp stoves with gel fuel or by adding water boiled over a camp fire.

  2. I first starting buying Mountain House freeze-dried products 20 years ago as a precaution and preparation for hurricanes. Had to use them on more than one occasion and the quality was always good. And let me tell you, there is nothing more comforting than to be able to have a hot meal of good tasting food when the power is out and everything around you is in chaos.

  3. I have some Mountain House as preps, but have never tried it. If you see me trying it, then you know the end is near. Cool name, Mountain House…kind of like my house, up in the Smoky Mountains of NC.

  4. I have several back ups to heating water , heating food , light . Rubbing Alcohol burner , candle , quick stove small wood burner .. There is always a way to heat food up . And Mountain House is a Good Solid Brand of Food .

  5. I would use my Jetboil Sumo to heat the water. Or the homemade rocket stove I made. I love taking Mountain House meals camping. No dishes and takes up no cooler space 😉

  6. Mountain House is a great product; I first started using it in Boy Scouts for long distance hiking. Now it’s in my preps. #10 Cans are great. Good, solid, consistent quality that will last longer than I will! Stash it and forget it, hut give yourself a treat and break some out once in a while. Practice makes perfect and in this case it tastes good too.

  7. Most often I just light the burner of my gas stove with a match. Safety mechanisms prevent you from lighting the oven the same way (like I could with my old 60’s Hotpoint) so I have a Coleman sheet metal oven that fits over a burner and a few smaller sized bake pans that fit inside. Summertime use is the gas grill. Sans gas I would use my fire pit with my cast iron skillet and Dutch oven. Always have a good supply of extra strength aluminum foil on hand as well.

  8. I have a rocket stove made from a .50 cal. ammo can. Great for home emerg, and car camping. Too heavy to hump in a pack.

  9. Love Mountain House. Some of my oldest food storage – about time to start eating it for quick week night meals and get some more! This kit would make a perfect college dorm storage gift.

  10. I have two little one-burner butane stoves. Never used them, but need to have a mock catastrophe, trial run one day soon. I’ve been curious about freeze dried storage foods for a couple of years, but haven’t tried or purchased any. The post was quite helpful. Made my mouth water a bit, too! Not sure why I’ve been nervous about giving any brand a try…..

  11. I actually made my daughter do this as a home school home-ec project! She had to build a fire in the chiminea using a 9v battery and steel wool, then make home made biscuits and bake them over the chiminea on a wire grill in a cast iron skillet. She also boiled water in a camping coffee pot and made the Mountain House beef stew. We ate outdoors and enjoyed everything! It was a great way for her to practice some emergency cooking skills and for us to try the MH beef stew. We just got the cheesecake bites- can’t wait to try them at our next “Prepper try-it dinner”- and I NEED this give-away! I have been dying to try the pepper steak! This is AWESOME!!!

  12. I started using Mountain House pouch meals over 40 years ago. They are great for back packing. They are light weight, easy to stash in your pack, and fairly tasty. Back in those days, they had little competition and what little else was available wasn’t all that great. I still keep a few Mountain House meals in my car emergency kit and my bugout bag.

  13. To heat the water for making these delicious meals I have 3 small 1 burner butane stoves and multiple can of butane, also a propane camping stove (2 burner) a small backpacking stove with propane canister, an Emberlit fold up stove with grill, a second foldup stove that uses gel fuel and a grill to use on the campfire. Not all at the same location so wherever I find myself I will be able to eat the meals. Have eaten several of them and enjoyed the taste and convenience of the food.

  14. If the natural gas line stops flowing I can still cook with my SunOven or my Kelly Kettle if all else fails. But I have a few camping stoves, lots of cast iron cookware including two dutch ovens and some Esbit lightweight stoves if I’m on foot with my GHB/BOB. So cooking is pretty well taken care of for us. Looking forward to trying the Chicken and Dumplings as well as the Chicken noodle casserole.

  15. We have propane tanks, barbecue grill, and natural gas. Cooked all of our meals for 2 weeks in this manner following hurricane Katrina.

  16. I follow your posts on Facebook daily and find a lot of useful information. Thanks for doing what you do and doing it well.

  17. I like the quality of Mountain House meals, but would prefer more gluten free and/or organic choices.

    I have multiple cooking options when the power goes out. I have a gas stove, so the easiest option is to just light my regular stove with a match. The wood stove in my living room has a cooktop, so that’s my inside option number two. I have several camping type stoves including a Solo Stove and a Kelly kettle so I could use any of those outside if my two inside options weren’t working for some reason.

  18. Sun oven
    Rocket stove
    Grill (with extra stored propane)
    Fire pit/wood and charcoal
    Camp stove
    ….I believe in redundancy!!!

    • Oops! Also forgot, have several large tanks propane and kit ready to convert my kitchens natural gas
      Stove to propane

  19. I have never tried freeze dried food. It is an interesting thought. I do my own drying, and canning. Freezing, as well. I learned this from my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Yet this would be easier to take with me, if I had to leave.

  20. I have a wood stove in the house primary back-up. Propane camp stove and a BBQ (with a multiple stored tanks) plus a Firebox for mobility.

  21. The power has gone out and I have dehydrated snacks and food that does not need cooking (and excellent to pack in a bag). I also eat lots of raw food that does not need refrigeration. I’d like to get a camping stove for the food I need to cook.

  22. I have a bbq grill, a Coleman stove with lots of propane bottles, a dutch oven table with a dutch oven and a tripod to cook over a fire.

  23. Having some of this with you for mobile use would be good. Its very good since it stores a long time, is not harmed by cold, is lightweight and takes little energy and time to prepare. The downside of this freeze dried food is the cost. Note to self: I need to get some of this Mountain House to have on hand for mobile situations.

    At home, the advantages of the freeze dried are not as critical. At home, weight, cooking time and freezing storage conditions aren’t such a concern. Therefore for long term bulk food, your money goes much further in terms of calories and nutrition if you to invest more in canned food and dried food such as beans, rice, wheat berries, sugar, salt, etc.

  24. I have tried Mountain House in the past and have liked them. I need to buy some to take camping. I wonder if they are tastier than my 7 day emergency meal paks… hmmm

  25. We have several options: a propane camp stove with plenty of fuel, a charcoal grill with plenty of fuel, a wood burning fireplace and fire pit. We also have access to a built-in gas grill nearby. The last time the power went out, the gas kept flowing so we used it to boil water for coffee and cooked meals on saving our other fuel.

  26. Charcoal grill, wood burning fire pit are my current options. I have been stocking propane canisters and plan on getting a stove soon.

  27. I have a charcoal grill and a fireplace…and can make a camp stove, if necessary. I would like to try the Mountain House options. 🙂

    I would also like to see a hamburger, bean and vegetable option…it is one of my favorite meals. Hamburger, baked beans, black beans, peas, corn, and tomato bits–totally yummy! Probably has sufficient calories and protein to make it attractive, too…

  28. We have a rocket stove and 2 other single burner stoves as well as a fireplace and Dutch oven. The garden is set up for an outdoor cooking spot and we have a woodpile. Should be ok whether we stay or big out.

  29. I don’t have a complete cooking plan *gasp* ….but we do know plans for small rocket stove and I considered sterno. I am new to this but I love your tips! I am excited for the chance to win a bit of a meal plan. 🙂

  30. If the power was out I still would initially have access to my gas stove using matches to light the pilot. I also can use my camp stove, grill, sternos or rocket stove.

  31. I have several ways to cook food. Simple wood fire in fireplace, propane cook stove, lightweight backpacking stove, candles, and in case of wet conditions I have road flares.

  32. I keep a couple of camping / backpacking stoves on hand for emergencies where I need to boil water when electric power is down. The nice thing about the Mountain House meals (especially the pouches which are my favorite) is that they are so easy to prepare. I just add a small amount of boiling water, stir and cover, wait about 10 minutes, and voila – a tasty meal without the hassle of cooking and cleanup.

  33. We love the mountain house at our house and would love to try some of the new ones. We get ours through Emergency Essentials and are pleased with the service and quality they offer. Their price on Mountain House is good. We would love to add more because our son and family don’t prep and we know they will need our help to feed the grandkids

  34. Thank you so much for allowing us the chance to win Mountain House Products. Also, thanks for all the information you provide.

  35. If the power goes out how will we cook our food. We have several methods.

    1) gas barbecue grill – extra bottles 30lbs propane tanks stored
    2) gas camping stove – extra bottles of 1lbs propane store
    3) MRE – self heating
    4) charcoal (have some stored up)
    5) Wood barbecue – wood available in qty
    6) wood fire (smoker) – wood available in qty
    7) fireplace
    8) Generator – to power crock pot (last resort only use this if absolutely needed)
    9) Brick oven – if need be I’ll build a small brick oven out of salvaged materials.

  36. We have multiple ways to cook. Love the Mountain House products. Right now I have a few pouches but would like to try some new items and add them to the food stock. Love the give away’s and Gaye with all of her information!

  37. I have a couple small cooking stoves as well as a propane stove and grill. Also cooking pit with grill grate and cast iron cookware.

  38. Mountain House has always been the ‘go to’ camping / emergency / no time to cook food for me. Keep it at home, work, and in my van. Can’t wait to try the chic & dumplings!

  39. We have an outdoor wood cook stove, a rocket stove and a number of ‘buddy burners’ so all set for cooking. (We do it often anyway to stay in practive).

  40. Ive learned a few different methods of cooking in case of power outage. A “dutch oven” sory of pit, chafing gel hobo stove…plus, theres always good old fashioned grilling.

  41. Depending on the season, I have a wood burning stove in my home to cook on & in. I’d also grill (charcoal) outside in the summer, use my camping pit with grill top to cook on or, to heat rocks to cook on. I’d boil water with all of these methods. I’d love to try Mountain House Freeze Dried Foods, I’m on a tight budget so I try to purchase what I can afford.

  42. I have tried to equip myself with multiple sources, propane, wood, charcoal, etc. Have started putting back freeze dried foods. Trying different varieties each Saturday to get the best tasting. Would love to be the lucky winner!

  43. I have charcoal, propane, butane, and wood cooking options. If necessary, freeze-dried food doesn’t need to be heated at all.

  44. We have a small rocket stove and a small portable propane grill and some spare tanks. Both have worked well on our trips.

  45. We have a propane stove, also have a propane generator. I have my trusty cast iron skillet and camp stove if we needed to cook outside on a camp fire. Would love to have this 4 day supply,

  46. Thanks for covering Mountain House foods! We’ve been checking out different brands and its not always easy to find an honest review or blog! One of our main concerns was cooking survival foods in the cold (we’ve been stuck for over 2weeks after ice storms!). Glad to know Mountain House can stand up in the cold weather!

  47. Have a small brick ” oven” I made in the backyard and lots of chopped wood. Also a propane camp stove and some of the old MRE fuel bars.

  48. Butane stoves and alcohol stoves in both B.O.B.’s, Coleman stove in the house basement, propane stove in camper! Lots of tanks! 🙂 Two is one, one is none. Can you tell I don’t like cold food…..

  49. We have an outdoor grill that runs on propane and wood, a camp kitchen that runs on propane, and I am in the process of pricing out solar ovens

    • What’s holding you back? Getcha some! You’ll be glad you did. We take it camping all the time, and occasionally dip into our stores for a meal here at home.

  50. Fire pit or grill in the back yard. If it is winter and this happened though we would be headed to my parent’s or the cabin, both of which have wood burning stoves.

  51. I have a wood stove in my house, three Coleman camp stoves and a cache of fuel for them, a single-burner backpacking stove and a folding emergency stove…

  52. The chicken and dumpling meal sounds really good. Thanks for the heads-up that I can request a rebate form that will allow me to try one for free!

  53. We have a gas stove and plan to use that as long as we can. We also have a gas (propane) grill. Hubby built a solar oven and a oven made from a 55 gallon drum. We could also make a campfire.

  54. Mountain House has a great rep, but I have never tried their products…..I would love to give it a go……they will be up against Costco Buckets……

  55. We have a barbecue grill outside. Inside we could use our fireplace for boiling water for dehydrated foods.

  56. Let’s see, I can cook on the fire pit, gas grill, propane cook stove, and my single burner emergency/camp stove. I’m sure I have other option that I am forgetting 🙂

    The Mountain House products I’ve tried have been very good. I look forward to trying others!

  57. We have a bbq grill, a fire pit, an outdoor gas stove – lots of wood and briquettes. And mountain house food and mre’s. Love mountain house foods!

  58. We have a gas stove inside the house, so losing power doesn’t affect us much. We do have a propane grill, charcoal, and there’s always building a fire in the backyard (good old cast iron).

  59. I have my camping stove and my grill with enough fuel to last quite awhile, then I have my woodburning stove, then a firepit!! I think I am all set, but would love to try someof the new Mtn House products esp the desserts!!

  60. Our stove inside is gas, so the burners can be lit manually with a match or grill lighter.
    We also have:
    1) a propane BBQ Grill that also has a burner on the side
    2) a propane generator which could be used to power an electrical burner or other electric cooking devices that we have
    3) numerous spare propane bottles to power 1) and 2)
    4) a charcoal grill and stored charcoal
    5) a Sun Oven and a number of different little portable cookers that run on different fuel sources (including twigs, etc.)
    6) a Sun Rocket Kettle and Thermos that you fill with water and put outside in the sun–over time it will bring water to a boil and would be great for heating water to hydrate MH Freeze Dried products!
    We could always dig a pit for a fire and use our cast iron Dutch ovens.

  61. If it’s just street power (electricity) that goes out, our whole-house generator picks up the electrical load. Our kitchen range is natural gas, so we’re usually still be good to go. But interpreting the spirit of the question to mean complete “grid down”, we would use our propane BBQ grill w/ burner for grilling/baking, and boiling water for Mountain House meals and coffee; and/or our ancient Coleman Propane Camp Stove.

  62. being a type 2 diabetic I have to keep my carb intake to a minimum does Mountain house have any low carb items or a low carb product line?

    • Great question. I am not sure, to be honest, whether any of the freeze dried food storage companies have low-carb options. Something for me to check out, for sure.

    • Nothing seems to be marketed that way, but all the nutrition information is available for their pouches and the #10 cans they sell. That said, you’re probably better off buying individual FD items and assembling your own meals to meet your carb requirements. Lots of veggies and proteins supplemented with some carb containing food would make the most sense to me.
      Quickly looking at the newer MH FD entries, the Chicken and Dumplings has 2 servings per pouch for 31 carbs each, just a smidgen over the 60 carb recommendation for a diabetic lunch or dinner. Of course it only has 310 calories per serving, so 620 calories for one meal is a bit light without adding some more bulk. The MH FD Homestyle chicken noodle casserole has 3 servings of 290 calories each, but they are carb heavy at 29 carbs per serving…way over a diabetic meal plan if you were to eat an entire pouch by yourself.
      A better bet is to assemble your own from the #10 cans of MH FD diced chicken, diced beef and ground beef which all have zero carbs per serving. Then add in some veggies, like the MH FD cut green beans at 6 carbs per serving, or sweet corn at 16 carbs per serving, or garden green peas at 13 carbs per serving. You can also add in MH Pilot Bread crackers at 9 carbs per cracker to bulk out a meal carb wise cheaply, so it’s easy enough to make a 45 to 60 carb meal if you get the individual ingredients and are careful with portions. Although it’ll be pricier than the pre-packaged meals because you’ll be much heavier on the meats than most plans call for.
      Actually, I just checked their scrambled egg breakfasts and as long as you stay away from the skillet that has hash, both scrambled egg breakfast entrees are very low carb, 7 carbs for scrambled eggs with ham and bell peppers, and the scrambled eggs with bacon comes in at just 6 carbs!
      It would be great marketing if MH would have a section that calls out their low carb entries, but for now you have to figure it out yourself by going through all the nutrition information on their items or just sticking to the meats and sides for the most part.
      Hope this info helps.

  63. Reading through the other comments, I realized, “hey, I’m actually more ready here than I thought!” Biomass, alcohol, and coleman I guess are my already set methods.

  64. I have used several of the MH pouches and found them to be pretty palatable. I have also found that they tend to be better if do not add quite as much water as they recommend. Consistency seems to be better that way, for me at least. Very handy, lightweight, easy to pack.

  65. If our power goes out for an extended period of time we have a few options. A propane camping stove, which we had to use the first week we lived in our house as our stove took longer than expected to arrive. We have a large grill on our back deck that has propane and charcoal capabilities, and if either of those do not work we have a fire pit, and a huge stack of fire wood 🙂

  66. I have a solar cooker as well as multi fuel camping stove.
    We felt we needed two ways to cook. We use the solar stove
    mostly, weather permitting. With Mountain House we would
    just need to boil water perfect combination for stealth cooking for security.

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