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

Mountain House 72-Hour Kit Checklist

72-Hour Kit Checklist No one likes thinking about emergencies. Not only do they make us feel apprehensive, but most people’s lives are so busy that we never “get around” to putting together even a 72-hour kit. Some people don’t even know where to start. As part of National Emergency Preparedness Month, we’ve put together a list of things everyone should have at home as part of their 72-hour, earthquake or storm kit.

Health Benefits of the Going Outside

Go Outside, Be Healthy It is a fact of life that most American adults spends around eight hours a day sitting at a desk.  This has significant health consequences. We at Mountain House are all about going outside and the more excuses we can get to enjoy nature the better. Here are some of the many health benefits of being in the great outdoors.

Poisonous Plants That Can Ruin Your Hike

Watch Out For These Poisonous Plants The last thing you want when hiking is having to deal with an irritating, painful and extremely itchy rash — or worse! Yet, that is exactly what will happen if you brush up against these poisonous plants. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common irritating plants and one you should avoid at all costs!