I received in the mail as part of a product review Mountain House Food Rations. The flavors I got were 2 Lasagna, 1 Breakfast Skillet which is scrambled eggs with bacon and Beef Stew. Are you preparing for a disastrous event? Do you go camping and carry these in your backpack because they are easier to carry? Well, I would try Mountain House they offer a variety of food rations. They have entrees, desserts, vegetables, snacks, emergency kits and so much more. The pouches of food ration lasts seven years which is a very long time and well worth the price of the pouches. I compared Mountain House to Wise and here are my findings:
Taste: Both tasted great
Contents: A lot of Calories, Carbs and Sodium but that can’t be changed.
Appearance: Both looked good but Wise had more cheese.
I found Mountain House to have great flavor and price. Here is also some information about freeze dried food I did a lot of reading and found to be helpful. Freeze drying is a relatively recent method of preserving food. It involves freezing the food, then removing almost all the moisture in a vacuum chamber, and finally sealing the food in an airtight container. Freeze dried foods can be easily transported at normal temperatures, stored for a long period of time, and consumed with a minimum of preparation. Once prepared, the freeze-dried foods have much the same look and taste as the original, natural products.
The freeze-drying process was developed during World War II as a method of preserving blood plasma for battlefield emergencies without requiring refrigeration or damaging the organic nature of the plasma. The technology was applied to consumer food products after the end of the war. Coffee was one of the first freeze-dried products to be marketed on a large scale. Today, many fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, and food flavorings are freeze-dried. Freeze-dried food has many advantages. Because as much as 98% of the water content has been removed, the food is extremely lightweight; this significantly reduces the cost of shipping. This also makes it popular with boaters and hikers who have to carry their food with them. Because it requires no refrigeration, shipping and storage costs are even further reduced. Freeze-dried food is also relatively contamination-free since the dehydration process makes it virtually impossible for yeast and potentially harmful bacteria to survive. Finally, since the physical structure of the food is not altered during the freeze-drying process, the food retains much of its color, shape, texture, and flavor when it is prepared for consumption by reintroducing water. This makes it more attractive to consumers than food preserved by some other methods. One of the major disadvantages of freeze-dried food is its cost. The equipment required for this process requires a large investment of money, and the process itself is time consuming and labor intensive. These costs are usually passed on to the consumer, which makes freeze-dried food very expensive when compared to other methods of food preservation such as canning or freezing. To see all the products Mountain House has to offer visit the website at: http://www.mountainhouse.com/
Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.