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Freeze Dried Food is our choice for emergency preparedness and disaster relief meals. These hearty freeze dried food pouches are ready to eat in minutes and provide great taste and essential nutrition, and can be stored for years until needed. Ready made emergency food storage solution.
Mountain House, the #1 brand of backpacking foods has been the choice of backpackers, hikers, campers, those wanting to prepare for disasters for over 40 years. When it comes to long-term food storage and recreational activities like camping, hiking, backpacking and hunting, Mountain House is the #1 choice.
Mountain House® #10 Cans
Mountain House® foods are entrées that are completely created, just as you would create any meal prior to serving. Then, these meals are immediately freeze-dried and canned in a form that’s easy to re-hydrate in small or large portions. Mountain House® freeze dried food canning process locks in the flavor and texture better while preserving the nutritional value of foods. Mountain House® Freeze-dried can foods products are made from quality products from the beginning. Mountain House® Freeze Dried #10 Food Storage Cans. For 40 years, Mountain House® has been providing quality freeze-dried foods for consumers and the U.S. military. You can be assured that the entire Mountain House line of freeze dried food contains the quality needed for camping and disaster preparedness.
Mountain House® Pouches
Mountain House® freeze-dried foods are delicious, easy to prepare, and will taste just as fresh years from now as they do today. Mountain House® foods are not only for backpackers. They are shelf-stable for up to seven years, making them a great addition to your home food storage. Plus, they’re lightweight and easy to prepare, making them a great addition to 72-hour kits. Backpackers and others have consistently rated Mountain House® packaged foods number one year after year for taste and ease of preparation. Why do Mountain House® packaged foods taste so great? The answer is fairly simple: Mountain House starts with fresh or frozen foods, then cooks and prepares them, and finally freeze-dries them. The nutrition, flavor, and taste are locked in almost as if you had hand-made these meals from scratch.
Freeze-dried food, added to a foundation of basics such as grains, legumes, milk, honey, salt, oil, garden seeds, along with many other products form an excellent food storage plan.
The Freeze-Drying Process - explained
During the freeze-drying process, fresh or cooked foods are first flash frozen when the food tastes its best. Moisture is then removed in a vacuum chamber, where a low-level heat is applied to evaporate the ice without returning it to a liquid form. Since the product remains frozen during the process, the product’s cell structures do not change, retaining the freshness, vitamins, nutrients, colors, and aromas of the fresh foods while offering you the shelf-stable convenience of long-term storage. This freeze-drying process allows for quick re-hydration of the product, making freeze-dried foods ideal for your food storage. Freeze-dried products are light; they typically weigh up to 90 percent less than the product’s original weight. Just add water and they are ready to use!
Storage Life & How to Store
We feel the freeze-dried food Preparedness.com offers has the best long-term storage life available today.
Many factors contribute to the quality of stored freeze-dried food. The main factors include oxygen, moisture, light, and temperature. As a general rule, the lower amount of each of these factors, the longer nutrition is preserved in the #10 cans of freeze-dried foods. If product is properly stored, energy (calories) and minerals will store indefinitely. Vitamins, proteins and fats will gradually diminish over time. Recent testing of freeze-dried food has shown some products having significant retention of vitamins, proteins and fats at the 25-year mark. This is encouraging.
Approximately 98 percent of the residual oxygen has been removed in Mountain House® #10 can food meals. The cans eliminate light, and the moisture level is extremely low. This leaves only the heat factor. We encourage you, the consumer, to keep your food in as cool and dry an environment as possible—ideally, 70 degrees or lower. Something else to consider is the fact that the human body, depending on its health, stores nutrients for various amounts of time. If you have food stored, even though lacking in some nutrients, it can help you survive in short-term emergencies by supplying needed energy while relying on the body’s supply of other nutrients.
Products retain quality at different rates depending on various factors. Again, the earlier you use your food the better. Freeze-dried Mountain House® food is quality food, store it the best you can and enjoy it in the years to come.
Advantages of Freeze-Dried
In addition to complementing your other stored foods well, freeze-dried food from Preparedness.com offers the advantage of looking fresh, tasting fresh, staying fresh, weighing less than fresh foods, and adding variety to your meals while being quick and easy to prepare.
After freeze-dried foods are re-hydrated, many are comparable to foods you might find in the freezer section of your grocery store. Since freeze-dried foods re-hydrate well and taste much like frozen foods, they enable the meals you create to taste much like those you create using fresh foods.
The following attributes of freeze-dried foods highlight some of the main reasons they are a storage favorite:
Fresh appearance. Freeze-dried foods are first flash frozen and then have the moisture removed so they maintain much of their original shape, texture, and appearance.
Fresh taste. Freeze-dried food is not dried via heat processing so it retains more of the aroma and flavor of the original food. The freeze-drying process also maintains most of the original food’s nutritional content. Freeze-drying simply removes the water, not the flavor.
Lasting freshness. The freeze-drying process removes water and oxygen, the two primary causes of food deterioration. To further ensure the lasting freshness of these foods, Mountain House® #10 cans and pouches are packed with under approximately 2 percent oxygen content. This helps keep the food tasting fresh.
Low storage weight. Freeze-dried foods have approximately 98 percent of their water removed, resulting in foods that typically weigh 75 to 90 percent less than the original food. The freeze-drying process results in foods that are exceptionally light. This makes the food easy to package, transport, and store. For this reason, freeze-dried foods are excellent in 72-hour emergency kits when you may be required to carry several days of food in a small backpack. At the same time, the reconstitution ratio of these foods is high. A little bit goes a long way.
Easy preparation. The freeze-drying process allows for quick re-hydration of the product, making freeze-dried foods ideal for your food storage. Most freeze-dried items are reconstituted by adding warm water, waiting about five minutes, and draining the excess water. You may then use the food in your recipes.
Variety. Traditional dehydrated food storage items such as wheat, rice, beans, sugar, and dehydrated food staples allow you to create a variety of recipes. Freeze-dried foods add a whole other dimension to what you can create with these stored dehydrated basics. For example, with the help of freeze-dried meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, you can use your dehydrated basics to create family favorites such as pizza or tacos, sweeteners for cereals, additions for soup bases, breakfast, casseroles, desserts and much more.
What Types are Available?
Preparedness.com sells several types of freeze-dried food items in forms that work for your 72-hour kits and long-term food storage plans. The most popular items include food in #10 cans and pouch foods.
Bulk storable freeze dries food for disaster and emergency food preparations, home storage, camping, mountain climbing and outdoor recreation, with great pricing on canned and packaged camping meals and freeze dried bulk storable food for all your long term storage needs. Our line of freeze dried camping meals and diasater preparedness storage food offers affordable meals for your family, including everything from 30 day food units to 1 year food storage supply for 4 people, grains, grinders, soups, stews, vegetables, desserts and freeze dried meats. Fantastic storable food supply selections!
Could you survive a Food Emergency?
Emergencies can take many forms, from storms to power outages. Keeping food on hand for emergencies protects you in the same way as insurance on your home or auto - for the unexpected. With Mountain House® freeze dried foods in your food reserve, you can be ready for just about any unexpected crisis. Imagine, for instance, what a lifesaver these foods can be when your electric power is knocked out for several days by a storm. With Mountain House products on hand and a one-burner stove or candle to heat water (cold water can be used in a pinch), you can still enjoy a hot, satisfying meal in less than 10 minutes. Having a private food reserve makes a lot of sense. Good sense for both financial and security reasons. Use pouches for limited short-term emergencies. Use cans for potential extended emergencies, or an emergency situation affecting a lot of people..
Simple Food Preparation
Our freeze-dried foods are easy to prepare-just add hot water...wait 10 minutes...and eat! If a heat source is not available, room temperature or cold water can be used, too. Because no cooking is needed, these foods require much less water and fuel than most fresh, frozen or dehydrated foods (further conserving these two precious commodities.)
25 Year Shelf-Life
Mountain House® Freeze Dried #10 Food Storage Cans. Mountain House freeze-dried foods are packed in airtight NITROGEN PACKED #10 cans or pouches. Up to 98% of the residual oxygen has been removed. Our unique canning process uses both vacuum oxygen removal and nitrogen flushing. This is a time consuming and slightly more costly process...but well worth it. It is the same process mandated by the U.S. Military for whom we also can. Our foods will have the longest shelf life available...up to 25 years! We've been around for 40 years so we know first hand. Each of our cans is coated with a protective enamel inside and out for double protection, including the lid. The cans contents are protected until you are ready to open and use them. After opening, we recommend using the contents within 1 to 2 weeks for best results and taste; using the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses. Treat any leftover food as you would fresh food.
Taste the Difference!
Mountain House® freeze dried foods taste superior to competitive products because we actually start with fresh or frozen foods, then cook and prepare them, and finally freeze-dry them ourselves. All the goodness, flavor, and taste are locked in just if you had hand-made them yourself from scratch. In comparison, other food companies do not freeze-dry or cook their own foods. They blend the dry components of other companies and package them. Mountain House foods tastes as close to fresh, frozen, or better, as you can get. Backpackers, for example, consistently rate us #1 year after year as the best tasting foods and ease of preparation.
Just In Case...72-Hour Kit
To help you prepare for an emergency, we have introduced Mountain House "Just In Case..."®, a complete 72-hour food unit of Mountain House freeze dried foods consisting of three (3) full meals a day. "Just In Case..."® starts you and your family off on the road to disaster preparedness, and gives you the satisfaction of knowing you won't go hungry in an emergency. If you want to store the best...look no further than...Mountain House.
Isn't your family worth it?
Purchase our long shelf life mountain House freeze dried meals today and have peace of mind knowing you are prepared for an global emergency food crisis. Our can meals are freeze dried and are able to be stored for 25 plus years.
Mountain House® Freeze Dried #10 Food Storage Cans
Mountain House meals are offered in #10 can size to better serve a group of individuals. Purchase our Mountain House meals cans online today and prepare your family or business for future global food shortages due to tained food supplies, terrorism, fuel shortages, weather conditions, etc.
Mountain House camping meals and Mountain House disaster relief food has helped thousands to prepare and enjoy camping trips. Lightweight camping food packaged in airtight pouches to assure quality year after year! Mountain House camping foods offer breakfast selection such as an omelette, eggs and bacon, granola with blueberries and saugage patties. Lucnch and dinner selections such as lasagna, spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken and rice, chili macaroni, beef stew, etc.
Emergency prepared meals, emergency backup food and camping food. While providing the shelf-stable convenience of canned or dehydrated food.
Food storage becomes a wise investment in future stability and an even wiser investment if you practice storing what you use and using what you store. Making your food storage a life-style food storage, rather than a make-do food storage will help you maintain your investment. A freeze dried food storage that matches your family’s lifestyle, means that you store foods that you will use and that you like.
We offer online shopping for Freeze-Dried Food from a great selection of Military rations, sports foods, astronaut foods & outdoor food rations; freeze dried camping & hiking food & more at everyday low prices.
We carry a large selection of emergency food, survival food rations, camping food meals, family food systems. These freeze dried food meals provide the needed calories to substain your family everyday! A survival food supply by Mountain House. Freeze dried camping and emegency food supplies are better than dehydrated foods and are more cost efficient. A low cost freeze dried food storage supply can keep your family safe in the event of an emergency or catastrophic disaster!