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REI Mountain House Fail

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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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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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but then you have to set foot inside walmart :yuck:
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@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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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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@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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Hey peeps, free mountainhouse here: http://www.mountainhouse.com/pdf/TryMeF ... teForm.pdf
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Switch to MRE'S, the new entrees shredded beef and pot roast is very good.
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Costco stopped carrying MH too. I buy mine the cheapest in bulk on Amazon now.

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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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Can you dehydrate your beer and add water later? :lol:
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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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I recently saw dehydrated peanut butter at Fry's - thought what a great thing for backpacking!
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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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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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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 >
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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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big_load wrote:Justin's Nut Butter
Seems like the HAZ :pk: filter isn't working right. :sk:
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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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