Troops in the field are hungry human beings, and if they aren’t provided with sustainable, nutrient-dense meals, they cannot operate at their peak in order to best serve the country. That said, historically-speaking, from WWI to Vietnam, US troops have served on paltry and unpalatable rations, which do little for satiating hunger and less for boosting morale. Military rations have significantly improved since the Vietnam era, as the Department of Defense stepped up to ensure troops are better fed in order to better serve. There are many different ration types, varying between countries and their respective militaries. Garrison Rations Soldiers have been … Continue reading
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
What is Freeze Dried Food? As our more than 99,000 Facebook fans will attest, freeze dried food has the ability to taste better, last longer and be lighter than food preserved by other means. However, many people don’t know how freeze drying works. Read on and you’ll find out how we do it at Mountain House!