Why Mountain House? - (Click to Open)

The Market Leader & Innovator

Almost every food storage company makes the claim that their food storage has a 25 year shelf-life. Mountain House is the ONLY food storage company that can walk into their warehouse and open up a 25, or even 40, year old can of food and prove their claims.

Now, you may want to take a second and let that last statement sink in. To state it differently, EVERY other food storage company is younger than 25 years old and will have to wait, at least another ten years, to be able to open up a 25 year old sample of their food storage.

The fact is, Mountain House can open up 40 year old cans of food, that are still edible! This is because Mountain House started this entire industry 40 years ago building food for NASA. Mountain House's parent company, Oregon Freeze Dry is the worlds largest freeze dried company as well as a long time provider of LRP'S for the US Military.

Simple to Prepare

Mountain House food is easy to make. Simply open the pouch or #10 can, add hot water and stir. In just 8-10 minutes you’ll have a hot, hearty meal you can enjoy anytime, anywhere! Because you can prepare our meals in the pouch or can, cleanup is a snap. No mess!

Best Tasting Freeze Dried Food

Mountain House meals taste home-cooked because it's prepared them the same way you do. Mountain House mixes their ingredients together in a (very large) pot and cooks them like you do at home! This distinction is extremely important. To clarify. Mountain House cooks all of their meals and THEN freeze fries those finished products. All other brands simply mix raw ingredients and depend on the rehydration process to "cook" the food. The taste difference is significant.

Longest Proven Shelf Life. Period.

All other food storage companies list their shelf life as "up to 25 years," whereas Mountain House is +25 years. This is because they have opened 40 year old cans of food that are perfectly edible. Mountain House pouches will taste fresh on the trail today or on your table a decade from now. Mountain House food is good for 12+ years. When we say Mountain House food is good, we mean it will be virtually indistinguishable from new production as opposed to will sustain life. We add the “+” because we know our food will probably be good for much longer than indicated if stored in proper conditions.

Packed in airtight #10 cans

Mountain House freeze-dried foods have the longest shelf life available. We can confidently claim a 25-year shelf life, because our testing has shown the shelf life exceeds 25 years! These independent university studies were performed on actual 20-, 25- and 30-year-old product stored under real-world conditions, which weren’t always ideal -- not on newer product exposed to an accelerated-time environment in a laboratory. In addition, we have personally tasted cans that were 35 years old and still taste great!

The interior and exterior of the cans are coated with protective enamel for double protection. Our canning process removes at least 98% of the residual oxygen, meeting stringent U.S. Military specifications. Your food is protected until you are ready to enjoy it. After opening, we recommend using the dry contents within one week for best results and taste, using the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses. After hydration, treat any leftover hydrated food as you would fresh food.

Mountain House is the Food the Experts Trust

From the bottom of the deepest oceans, to the tops of the tallest mountains, to the battlefield to the poles and back, Mountain House has fed people in every climate and condition. Our food is delicious no matter where you are. Mountain House is great as camping food, survival food, or an everyday meal. Also great as an MRE alternative, Mountain house should be on any camping or survival gear checklist.

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