During the month of December Mountain House in the spirit of Christmas will be giving away a “Just in Case”… meal assortments every week until Dec 23, 2013. Preparedness Advice has been selected as one of the participants in Mountain Houses 2013 Moveable Feast promotion and will have a drawing to give away one of the assortments. The details of how to enter the drawing are at the bottom of this post.
Now many of you probably already know that I am a fan of Mountain House Foods. I have been using them for many years and include them in my preps. One of the main reasons that I use Mountain House Foods is that I trust them. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to open and try various foods that have been stored for long periods of time. I have never found a can of Mountain House Food that was inedible. Here is a link to a post where I ate Mountain House Chili and Beans from the early 1970’s. Even though they had been stored under bad condition, they were quite edible. Thirty plus year Old Mountain House Chili and Beans
I was first introduced to Mountain House Foods by Freeze Dry Guy http://www.freezedryguy.com/who has been in the business for over 40 years. He told me then that Mountain House Foods were the gold standard of long-term storage foods and he still stands by it. Mountain House Foods have always met my expectations, in taste, quantity, and shelf life.
Mountain House is a brand of Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. which made the food for every single Apollo mission. Their food has fed the brave men and women who serve our country in every theatre of combat since Vietnam.
Freeze drying has all the advantages of frozen foods without having the freezer.
Tastes fresh. Freeze-dried foods, like frozen, retain virtually all their nutritional content and fresh-food taste. Freeze-drying leaves the flavor, but removes the water.
Looks fresh. Freeze-dried foods maintain their original shape and texture, unlike dried foods, which shrink and shrivel because of high-temperature processing. Freeze-drying removes water under low temperatures (typically a maximum of 100 to 130 degrees F), which keeps intact the moisture channels and food fibers. Just add water, and in minutes every fresh food detail returns.
Weighs less than fresh. Freeze-dried foods have 98% of their water removed. This reduces the food’s weight by approximately 90%, making it easier to handle and less costly to ship. For example, twenty-five pounds of celery weigh only one pound after freeze-drying.
Stays fresh. Freeze-dried foods can be stored at room temperature, without deterioration or spoilage. This is because our freeze-drying and packaging removes the two primary causes of food deterioration, water and oxygen.
Shelf life. Our pouches are good for 10+ years from the date of manufacture and our Number 10 cans are good 25+ years.
How do you win a “Just in Case”… meal assortment. It is simple just email your name to preparednessAdvice@gmail.com and include a suggestion for an article you want to see posted on my blog. We will draw a name from the entries, and then contact the winner to get a mailing address for Mountain House to ship you the food. The last day for entries will be Saturday Dec 7, 2013.