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It’s surprisingly easy to take a tumble walking the pavement and floors of day-to-day life, let alone the uneven surfaces you’ll run into in the backcountry. Whether you primarily hike well-graded trails or your adventures include occasional cross-country travel, here are some miscellaneous tips for maintaining your footing: from techniques for negotiating different types of terrain to how to train for a hike in general. Support Aids for Hiking: How to Use Trekking Poles Bipedalism’s great and all, but more than a few hikers slogging up a tough set of switchbacks have envied the elk or bear its four sturdy … Continue reading

Keeping Your Footing On & Off the Trail

It’s surprisingly easy to take a tumble walking the pavement and floors of day-to-day life, let alone the uneven surfaces you’ll run into in the backcountry. Whether you primarily hike well-graded trails or your adventures include occasional cross-country travel, here are some miscellaneous tips for maintaining your footing: from techniques for negotiating different types of terrain to how to train for a hike in general. Support Aids for Hiking: How to Use Trekking Poles Bipedalism’s great and all, but more than a few hikers slogging up a tough set of switchbacks have envied the elk or bear its four sturdy … Continue reading

45 Quick and Unbelievably Tasty Camping Food Ideas

Much as we all love the wild vistas, the geological marvels, the hiking and swimming and paddling, a whole lot of the joy of camping centers on food, right? It’s a cliché that grub tastes better outdoors, but darn it it’s a fact, too. Just like back home, though, it’s easy to become bored with your campsite cuisine—or, if you’re new to roughing it, hard to know what to make in the first place. Well, that’s where we come into the picture here at Mountain House. First off, of course, our freeze-dried meals make scrumptious entrees requiring no more prep … Continue reading

Introducing New Mountain House Mystery Meals®!

What’s your all-time favorite Mountain House meal? Beef Stroganoff? Classic. Biscuits and Gravy? Excellent choice. Or maybe your sweet tooth craves the cinnamon-goodness of New York Style Cheesecake Bites? Well friends, we have some tasty good news for you. Our expert chefs have been busy in the kitchen taking all your all-time favorites to create a culinary experience that will keep your tastebuds wondering what’s next. Mountain House Mystery Meals® are like a casserole made out of leftovers! Just add water and see what you get! Whether it’s a sporkful of Ice Cream Lasagna, or Turkey Casserole Granola, we’re confident that … Continue reading

The History of Mountain House

These days, what with the outdoor-recreation industry bigger than ever and disaster preparedness on the radar of more and more people, freeze-dried backpacking and emergency food options seem to be popping up all over the place. But there’s a reason why Mountain House is still the gold standard. Well, actually there are many reasons, but one fundamental and overarching one is that we’ve been in the business a LONG time. We’re no flash-in-the-pan company jumping on the prepping or outdoors bandwagon: We’ve been around since the 1960s, pioneering a commercial-scale freeze-drying process that we’ve continually honed over all these decades … Continue reading

Mountain House Staff Picks: Gifts That Matter More

Tis the season for stuff, stuff, and more stuff. And we don’t know about you, but all this stuff is leaving us feeling a bit, well … stuffed! We love the feeling of giving a gift that really lights up someone’s face. Something that will actually be used and appreciated, and won’t hit a landfill by this time next year (or sooner!). It really is the thought that counts. And there’s  no shortage of ways to imbue thoughtful gift giving into this holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites. #1 – America the Beautiful Pass Who doesn’t love an … Continue reading