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The art of freeze-drying food started long ago by a random act of mother nature. The Ancient Incas, living at high altitude in Peru, kept their crops in locations where the food would freeze, and the low air pressure vaporized any water within it. During World War 2 there was a need for food and medical supplies that were durable and shelf stable, to send to troops overseas. It was from this need that modern freeze-drying was born. Today, we enjoy the benefits of that freeze-dry know-how with tasty, long lasting freeze-dried meals that are reliably delicious at the campground, … Continue reading

4 Freeze-Dried Camping Food Concoctions

The art of freeze-drying food started long ago by a random act of mother nature. The Ancient Incas, living at high altitude in Peru, kept their crops in locations where the food would freeze, and the low air pressure vaporized any water within it. During World War 2 there was a need for food and medical supplies that were durable and shelf stable, to send to troops overseas. It was from this need that modern freeze-drying was born. Today, we enjoy the benefits of that freeze-dry know-how with tasty, long lasting freeze-dried meals that are reliably delicious at the campground, … Continue reading

How to Prepare Freeze Dried Food

Mountain House freeze-dried meals have been keeping climbers, soldiers, explorers, hunters, anglers, hikers, backpackers, preppers, and all sorts of other people happily nourished for decades. If you’re reading this, we reckon there’s a good chance you’ve already had the pleasure of tucking into one of our dishes—out in some alpine or canyonland campsite, say, or hunkered down in candlelight during a stormy power outage. But what exactly is freeze-dried food, and how do you go about rehydrating it for consumption? When it comes to how to prepare freeze dried food—well, it really couldn’t be easier. Here we’ll serve up (if … Continue reading

Mountain House Receives Top Scores in Third-Party Sensory Test of Emergency Survival Meals

Consumers Have Spoken: Mountain House Scores Best Among Six Popular Emergency Survival Meal Brands   Albany, Ore. – May 05, 2015 – Mountain House has published the results of a consumer sensory study comparing it to other major brands of outdoor recreation, and emergency survival foods. The study, conducted by the Oregon State University Department of Food Science and Technology Sensory Lab, compared taste and appearance of “chili macaroni” dishes.  Mountain House scored significantly better than other brands in both taste and appearance.

Mountain House Forecasts Potentially Soggy Future for Major Survival Food Brands

Third Party Study Finds Shocking Levels of Packaging Permeability in Many Well-Known Survival Food Brands Albany, Ore. – April 2, 2015 – Yet another study casts doubt on shelf life claims made by major survival food brands.  Hot on the heels of the most comprehensive oxygen study in the industry, this new study – also conducted by Fres-co System USA, Inc. – compares Water Vapor Transfer Rates (WVTR) of various brands of outdoor and survival food sold in pouches, which are often bundled into bucket kits. The Water Vapor Transfer Rate of the packaging material is a critical factor in … Continue reading

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