Mountain House Food Giveaway

Mountain House Foods

Some of my preps, you will notice the cans on the right are from the 1970's and I still trust them to be good.

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 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 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. 

Take a look at mountain Houses Website and Facebook Page for more information about their products,


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15 Responses to Mountain House Food Giveaway

  1. Tom d says:

    I would like opinions on safe rooms. For natural disaster and unwelcome invaders. Please involve both urban and rural situations. Are they a defense or a tomb

  2. Delta1 says:

    Bug out location -for winter in New England – river edge + upper pine area….. suggestions for making small pallet shack hide- away – 1/2 underground – maybe 2″ concealed above/below…..just enough to sleep/stay warm for 2-3 days? (like to make perm – ideas?)

  3. ke4sky says:

    While I don’t need the info myself, others may be interested in the basic process of conducting their own home risk assesment and a hazard vulnerability analysis to realistically prioritize the known hazards where they live, assess their risks tothose hzards which are most likely to occur, and then have some pointers into developing a llan to prepare for, and to mitigate the effects of the most likely hazards.

    Also some discussion of all hazards planning and evaluating the need to plan for low risk, but high consequence hazards, vs. the common, expected realities of ordinary life.

  4. Morning Star says:

    More recipes for traveling people who love to take Mountain House with them where ever they go!!! /*

  5. I’ve tried a couple of your foods and I love the scramble eggs and bacon the best , it’s great for camping because it’s light weight and compact to carry . Thanks for a great meal that’s easy to use and eat and the kids love it .

  6. Joe K says:

    Some ideas on preserve of the kill, like deer or wild boar large game. What to do with 100 pounds of meat with no power.

  7. Chuck says:

    Trapping game animals for food and tanning fur bearer hides for cordage or leather repairs would be great info to share. I enjoy this site immensely, Thanks!

  8. james allen says:

    I’m not sure I understand how to enter? Just commenting on this post?

  9. Jana Switzer says:

    Thank you so much for this site & all the great info. What you share, I share and so the knowledge goes on & on. May your daze be beautiful & blessed…;)

  10. Jana Switzer says:

    Is it better to store already prepared foods or is it just as important to store dried foods like beans as well? Prepared foods are important, but if you have to find refuge on foot, you can carry more of the dried foods, but then would need water to rehydrate those foods. I’m assuming to have both available to you is your best bet and to have Mountain House foods is better…;)

  11. Cactus Pete says:

    How about info on cold frames & root cellars?

  12. Pat says:

    I would like to see more articles on bugging in. I am sure there are lots of people who are unable to bug out due to health conditions etc.

  13. I would like to see info on DIY storm shelters/bomb shelters/underground safety in case of societal collapse without having the shipping crate, etc., collapsing on us!

    • Veteran Who Is Preparing says:

      If you are planning on burying shipping containers you need to reinforce the walls and roof. Because all the support is in the corners on the containers. You also need to rust proof the exterior otherwise it will just rust out over time and still end up collapsing.

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