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REI Mountain House Fail

Post by rcorfman » Aug 30 2015 5:44 pm

I was going to grab a few Mountain House pro-pack sized meals while I was at REI today. They no longer carry Rice and Chicken nor Spaghetti in that size. That's two of the four flavors I'll eat. Well I wasn't going to buy 5 each of the other two to get the 10% discount. What the heck is REI thinking?
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Re: REI Mountain House Fail

Post by joebartels » Aug 30 2015 6:01 pm

free store pickup if you order online ahead of time at walmart
http://www.walmart.com/search/?query=mo ... pro%20pack
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Post by Tough_Boots » Aug 30 2015 6:08 pm

but then you have to set foot inside walmart :yuck:
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Post by chumley » Aug 30 2015 6:10 pm

@rcorfman
REI still lists both on their website so you can probably buy them online and pick up at store if you don't want to have them shipped to you.

Keep an eye on Walmart MH. I think they are sold at a different size than the ones at REI. 2 servings vs 3 or 1.5 servings vs 2.5 servings, etc.

Not a big deal, except if you are used to eating a certain amount and then realize that you now have more/less than what you normally do!
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Re: REI Mountain House Fail

Post by big_load » Aug 30 2015 6:10 pm

Dehydrate your own food. That way you can get exactly what you want in the amounts you want it. I haven't eaten Mountain House in over 10 years.

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Post by friendofThundergod » Aug 30 2015 7:09 pm

@joe bartels
I tend to agreee with Kyle on Walmart, but you are right their mountain houses are the way to go, 2 dollars cheaper than REI and more sometimes..have not bought one from REI in a long time now...

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Post by oceanwithin » Aug 30 2015 8:13 pm

Hey peeps, free mountainhouse here: http://www.mountainhouse.com/pdf/TryMeF ... teForm.pdf

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Post by Nighthiker » Aug 30 2015 9:32 pm

Switch to MRE'S, the new entrees shredded beef and pot roast is very good.
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Post by skatchkins » Aug 31 2015 8:44 am

Costco stopped carrying MH too. I buy mine the cheapest in bulk on Amazon now.

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Post by hikeaz » Sep 13 2015 6:23 pm

big_load wrote:Dehydrate your own food. That way you can get exactly what you want in the amounts you want it. I haven't eaten Mountain House in over 10 years.
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Post by RowdyandMe » Sep 13 2015 8:07 pm

Can you dehydrate your beer and add water later? :lol:
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Post by The_Eagle » Sep 13 2015 8:31 pm

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Post by hikeaz » Sep 16 2015 4:40 pm

You may want to try this......
I buy the #10 cans of freeze dried meat (chicken, ham, beef, etc.) (My personal favorite > http://beprepared.com/provident-pantry- ... 29-oz.html) and merely mix a handful with one of the various Lipton/Knorr sides.http://www.knorr.com/product/category/245726/sides Just as many calories as a MH meal and much cheaper.
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Re: REI Mountain House Fail

Post by cactuscat » Sep 20 2015 5:30 pm

I recently saw dehydrated peanut butter at Fry's - thought what a great thing for backpacking!
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Re: REI Mountain House Fail

Post by te_wa » Sep 20 2015 7:20 pm

big_load wrote: I haven't eaten Mountain House in over 10 years.
or, at least try Mary Jane's Farm, Enertia trail foods (owned by coleman) or other (better) alternatives?
and Kurt nailed it.. i have a quick beef stroganoff recipe that is great! you'll need to source dried sour cream powder, or in winter months, get the wet stuff free at wendy's.
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Re: REI Mountain House Fail

Post by big_load » Sep 20 2015 7:31 pm

te-wa wrote:
big_load wrote: I haven't eaten Mountain House in over 10 years.
or, at least try Mary Jane's Farm, or other (better) alternatives?
I've heard good enough things about Mary Jane's Farm that I'd try them. It would be hard to beat my own cooking, though. :D

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Post by hikeaz » Sep 21 2015 1:09 pm

cactuscat wrote:I recently saw dehydrated peanut butter at Fry's - thought what a great thing for backpacking!
The add-water types I have tried seem to turn out dry and gritty. If oil is added the results improve dramatically - but brings the 'carry weight' back up to real PB.


This is where I procure my local freeze-dried ingredients >
Honeyville Farms
Tempe AZ Store
7360 S. Kyrene Rd. Ste. 108
Tempe, AZ 85283
From their site... "for best GPS directions enter 7360 S. Roosevelt Tempe, AZ. 85283"
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Re: REI Mountain House Fail

Post by big_load » Sep 21 2015 1:52 pm

I'm a big fan of those Justin's Nut Butter packets, especially the almond butter. It's not as light as dehydrated, but it's convenient and delicious.

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Post by chumley » Sep 21 2015 2:17 pm

big_load wrote:Justin's Nut Butter
Seems like the HAZ :pk: filter isn't working right. :sk:
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Re: REI Mountain House Fail

Post by BRipp » Sep 22 2015 8:13 am

Sportsmans has them cheaper than REI, Big 5, or Bass Pro. A little more than Walmart, but if you don't want to step in Walmart....

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