Mountain House® Pouches

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      For nearly 50 years, consumers have continued to choose Mountain House as their favorite brand of freeze dried food for on-the-go adventures, emergency preparedness, and survival. Mountain House Freed Dried Foods offers an extensive line of freeze-dried gourmet foods that taste superior to competitor products because of the ingredients used in the food-making process. Unlike other companies, Mountain House uses fresh or frozen foods, and then cooks and prepares them, with the final stage of freeze-drying. Thus, all the goodness, flavour, nutrition, and taste are locked in as if you had hand-made them from scratch. Mountain House Pouches Cans taste as close to fresh, frozen, or better as you can get. Backpackers, for example, have consistently rated Mountain House is #1 year after year as one of the best tasting foods and one of the easiest to prepare. 

      How to Prepare a Mountain House Pouches?

      1. Get some water boiling.

      2. Read the directions. It’s important to read the directions on each pouch, as the directions may be different for each pouch. Some will require more water than others and some may require longer cooking time.

      3. Open Pouch. 

      4. Remove the oxygen absorber.**

      5. Fill the pouch with indicated amount of boiling water.

      6. Stir.  This step we found rather important, as we have found that the contents of the pouch are dense. Sometimes water cannot penetrate the entire pouch, especially around the bottom corners. Stirring helps integrate all of the product so that everything is mixed thoroughly and rehydrated correctly.

      7. Close and time. Each pouch will have there own cooking time indicated.

      8. Open, stir and serve!

      Benefits of Mountain House®

      Our Taste Guarantee

      The Mountain House Taste Guarantee was created to let you know that we stand behind our shelf-life promise. We guarantee your Mountain House meal, in our pouches or cans, will still taste good in 30 years!

      Longest Proven Shelf Life. Period

      Mountain House® takes pride in the shelf life of Mountain House freeze-dried foods. Our nearly 50-year history of using top-quality ingredients, the highest processing standards, and premium packaging materials allows for a shelf life that is unmatched.

      Mountain House® is the only brand to fully cook our meals before freeze drying. Mountain House® food also doesn't sit in the warehouse forever either. This means when you buy our food from us, it will still have the longest proven shelf life in the freeze dried emergency food industry.


      Pouches — 30-Year Shelf Life

      Mountain House products have raised the shelf-life on pouches to 30 years. Remember that the recommend storing of your pouches should be unopened and avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures above 75° (24°C) to maximize shelf life. 

      Best Survival, Long Term Emergency Food On The Market

      Specially packed in airtight #10 cans, Mountain House freeze-dried foods have the longest proven shelf life available. Period. Mountain House® canning process meets stringent U.S. Military (MilSpec) specifications. Your food is protected until you are ready to enjoy it.After opening, we recommend using the dry contents within one week for best results and taste, using the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses. After hydration, treat any leftover hydrated food as you would fresh food. Because we have the longest proven shelf life in the industry and the best flavor, it is easy to see why people consider Mountain House the best survival food money can buy.

      The rest is up to you: store food under dry, sanitary conditions, without prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures and avoiding any environment that could cause damage to the packaging, such as punctures, dents, or rust. Simply follow these common sense storage tips and you will have emergency food when you need it.