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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Several years ago there was some controversy in how much oxygen was in Wise freeze dried pouches. Does anyone know if that issue has been resolved? I have been doing taste test videos and was wondering if I should do some on Wise pouches? Here is the playlist for my Mountain House videos -...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Overall, I found the Mountain House turkey tetrazzini, equal to beef stew and beef stroganoff. Sodium content - if you eat half the pouch that is 780 mg. If you eat the whole pouch that is 1,560 mg of sodium. For someone with high blood pressure or heart disease, that is a full days...
  3. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Mountain House Beef Stew is probably one of the better rounded meals from Mountain House. The beef, peas and carrots were all consistent with each other. The gravy had plenty of flavor. There was nothing bland or overbearing about the beef stew. Overall, this is going to be added to my preps.
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Review of the Mountain House Breakfast Skillet. Probably the worst mountain house meal I have tried so far. Very bland with an overpowering potato taste.
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The Mountain House Beef Stroganoff With Noodles was pretty good. The instructions called for 3/4 cup of boiling water, which is six ouneces. I added just a tad under 8 ounces. Let's say 7 1/2 ounces. Even with that, next time I will add a little over 8 ounces. Some of the pieces of beef...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Mountain House sweet and sour pork was ok. I have tasted better from Mountain House. The sweet and sour flavor seemed a little weak. The pieces of pork were about the size of a pencil eraser. This should of been called sweet and sour rice with pork, because there was more rice than pork...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This might upset some of yall, but I feel it needs to be discussed. Stockpiling food is like a road, a dead end road, in that sooner or later the food will run out. By developing self-sustaining food sources, the dead end road turns into a loop. The food sources do not have to be complicated...
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In this video I talk about various food preps. They are divided into two, maybe three groups. Short term: Canned foods Frozen food Dried rice, beans, pasta, noodles. MREs Long term: #10 cans Mountain house pouches Food strored in mylar bags Forever foods: Gardening Chickens Goats Pigs...
  9. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I posted a video on youtube about stockpiling freeze dried food. Several people commented that mountain house pouches are now rated at 30 years instead of 7 years. Does anyone have the details as to when and why mountain house extended the life of their pouches? Did mountain house change...
  10. Food and water
    Hey guys... Well I ordered my first kit (50 1gal bags/50 - 300cc OAs) from discountmylarbags (best prices I found and even better when I used the site discount). Anyways... I'm picky about oatmeal... not sure why but I am. Found that I can get 10# boxes of quaker oatmeal from Jet.com for...
  11. Food and water
    I have been storing and using my food preps for several years now. Up until now my food storage has basically been a huge pantry which I use FIFO style. I want to begin storing more long(er) term food at my BOL but here is the situation: My BOL is vacation property in Northern Wisconsin. It...
  12. Food and water
    Hello everyone, Me and my husband have decided to store approximately 6 months to 1 year worth of food starting this spring. We are 2 adults and have a 2 year old. I think I have a good idea of how much we would need. In addition, I know to store what we eat. Anyhow, we have a lakefront...
  13. Food and water
    Lately I've noticed a number of online ads and suggested products on Amazon from "Bannock Outdoors" offering what appears to be camping/LTS food pouches. Anyone know more info about them? Most search terms I could think of just yielded a bunch of hits for Bannock bread. Though I did find their...
  14. Food and water
    So in my long term food storage journey I've read about Wise company that didn't fare well with oxygen testing in their "20 year" shelf life food. I know that Mountain House is rated as one of the best and that the Mountain House brand is owned by Oregon Freeze Dried. My question is what labels...
  15. Food and water
    My wife and I are in the market for a pressure canner. What do you think are some of the better ones on the market? We have decided to get away from factory made canned foods and start canning our own. By next spring we would like to have everything ready to go to grow and can our own foods...
  16. Food and water
    I don't know wether to post this here or in the religious section, so mods, please move it to wherever you see fit. I've recently gotten into the idea of prepping, and I would like to start soon. I read somewhere on this site that the priorities should be water, food, shelter, so I bought around...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    In your opinion if I have to feed 2 adults how many real servings will we get from a Mountain House #10 can. I'm thinking one decent meal. Thanks.:)
  18. Food and water
    Hey guys. I'm obviously new here, but I've been researching long term food storage and am up to date on most of the basic techniques for doing so. I'm in the planning stages of getting my food ready. I have to acquire my buckets and pick and store the foods that I want to keep until I get...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Is plain rice as opposed to rice mixes (like rice a roni) preferrable? I know the cost is lower, yet I always read that we should serve what our family is used to. There's also the issue of convenience of a rice mix. Storage of smaller mixes is also a factor. I looked in the forum, but...
  20. Financial Forum
    This is something I did up today. My goal was to figure out the best way to get 2000 calories a day in basic food staples. This is meant as a means of survival not as a gourmet diet plan. However, if you were to add other things to it such as canned fruits and veggies, you are on your way. I...
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