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Mountain House Spotlight: Honoring Our Veterans

Here at Mountain House, we’re proud to join the rest of the country in the observance of Veterans Day. We welcome the special attention the holiday draws to active and former members of our armed services, but of course we believe honoring these men and women (and the families who support them) is truly a 365-days-a-year affair. Our parent company, OFD (formerly Oregon Freeze Dry), partly got started supplying freeze-dried food to troops during the Vietnam War. Our roots with the U.S. military therefore run deep, and we’re proud to say that Mountain House meals continue to be enjoyed by … Continue reading

Is Breakfast Really the Most Important Meal of the Day?

We’ve all heard it said: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While many of us agree that breakfast is the most delicious meal of the day (pancakes and bacon for dinner, anyone?) we might not know the health and wellness benefits from eating a hearty morning meal. Breakfast in the States is unique and varied, from rich hollandaise-dripping eggs, Super Food smoothies, bacon-wrapped everything, and classics like biscuits and gravy (fresh or freeze dried!).  Americans tend to have strong opinions on breakfast, either “Nah, I’m more of a lunch person,” or “Heck yeah! Feed me, Seymour!” In cities … Continue reading

5 Essential Pieces of Gear for Off-Roading

Guest Contributor: Brooke Jackson Regardless of what activity gets you outside and adventuring, preparedness is essential. As a first time off-road experience, the Rebelle Rally taught me a lesson (or two, or three) about how to be self-sufficient when driving in the world of off-roading. Through these realizations, not only did I leave the event feeling capable of getting myself out of just about any situation my little Jeep could get into, I also gained a new perspective for just how far I can go if I have the right gear in my rig. With that said, there were a … Continue reading

The Ultimate Hurricane Survival Kit Checklist

With the impacts of hurricanes Florence and Michael still being felt along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, and the Category 5 Super Typhoon Yutu currently bringing winds of 180 miles per hour to the Northern Mariana Islands, we wanted to highlight some fundamentals of hurricane safety here at the Mountain House blog. A Reminder of Hurricane Danger As last year, when hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastated Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and other parts of the U.S., the past couple of months have demonstrated the vital need to understand the dangers posed by tropical cyclones, the proper precautions … Continue reading

Prepping for Home, Work, and Auto

The unexpected can come a-knockin’ at any time: a bad storm, a grid breakdown, a flood- or fire- or other weather-triggered evacuation. Yet many of us are a bit blasé when it comes to prepping ourselves for such derailing emergencies, even as we take the responsible steps to pack backup and safety supplies on our hiking and camping trips. Or maybe you’re on top of disaster preparedness when it comes to your domestic space, but you haven’t really considered the possibility that the SHTF situation might occur when you’re away from home, at work or on your commute. That’s another … Continue reading