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More taste per ounce.
- Add boiling water directly into this bag, reseal it, and wait for your meal to cook to perfection
- Compact vacuum pack won't take up much room in your pack or expand at high elevations
- Contains protein and carbohydrates to keep you going in the backcountry
- Check the tech specs (on right of page) for complete list of ingredients and nutrition facts
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I brought this Chicken a la King entree along with me on a 3 day backpacking trip into the Uintah mountains and it was the perfect meal to top off a day of crushing trail and climbing mountains. I split this with my homie after we got to camp in a worn out weary state, and it provided us with the necessary fuel to stomp out of the wilderness the next day. It is a 3 serving entree, but after hiking 10+ hours in a day it was a good amount for the both of us, didnt have to force feed or waste any of the creamy chicken goodness.
One of their best, but a LOT of food
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I'm a backcountry guide in Yosemite, and I do a lot of personal backpacking and climbing trips. Sadly, I eat a lot of these meals. I'm incredibly familiar with almost all of them.
I definitely have my favorites, and this is one of them. However, this is one of the few meals they have in this size that is 3 servings. Its nearly 800 calories for one person. Not a bad thing after a long day climbing. I usually plan my meals out for low mileage, easy days... and then long climbs. This is my meal of choice for a really long day when I'm getting to camp on fumes and I know I want a lot of food.
Really tasty. Creamy vegetables and chunky chicken. If you're not hungry share it with some friends or shovel it down the hatch. Packing it out is no fun!
PS. Its a little complex and heavy for high altitude. Above 11,000 or 12,000 feet this meal can sit in your gut for a while.
Favorite Mountain house
This is my favorite dehydrated meal. It's very filling and has loads of protein necessary for recovery. If you're hungry you can definately polish off the whole thing. But it's simply delicious. If I'm doing an epic hike with lots of elevation,this is great for recovery because the whole meal will give close to 50 mg of protein. Simply delicious. I usually add slightly less water than the directions say to mountain house meals so they're not as runny.
I usually buy a few of these freeze dried meals for backpacking trips, and Chicken ala King is definitely on the menu.
If you're HUNGRY, you can eat the whole thing, but it might need a little snack to go along with it if you're sharing with another.
One of the better Mountain House meals for sure
Used for emergency kits
- Gender: Male
I picked up many different meals and sizes of this product for an emergency kit rather than for use camping or backpacking. I have used this brand for backpacking in the past and I am always impressed with their flavor and how fulfilling the meals are.
Perfect for sharing
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
We usually buy a few different kinds before we head up. The amount is perfect for sharing and the taste is pretty amazing. Overall love MH for perfecting these meals.
3 Servings is a lot!
After hiking all day at 10 to 11000ft I ate the whole three servings and was stuffed! This was almost too much for one person but was great!
My backcountry menu:
Rather than write a small review for each individual item I recently purchased I thought I would share it all in one concise review. (Note with most Mountain House I add 2-3 oz less than it recommends)
Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Blueberries and Milk Favorite :) (serve warm)
AlpineAire Strawberry Honey Granola With Milk healthy and good! (serve warm)
Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet (needs pan) best quick eggs I have tried.
Mountain House Chicken Ala King Favorite :)
Backpacker's Pantry Katmandu Curry - Yum
Mountain House Macaroni And Cheese Oh to be a kid again!
AlpineAire Chicken Gumbo Delicious
Mountain House Potatoes And Cheddar With Broccoli Favorite :)
Mary Janes Farm Organic Garlic Pesto Fry Bread I love bread! (bring oil)
Mountain House Peas Eat your veggies! Add 1-2 oz less water
Mountain House Corn Favorite, Add 1-2 oz less water :)
Mountain House Green Beans Add 1-2 oz less water
Mary Janes Farm Organic Brownies Yes really good!
Mountain House Ice Cream Sandwich Dont get the Neapolitan, this is much better.
Mountain House Blueberry Cheesecake Nice size berries, make in a bowl NOT the package. (Note it will NOT keep
Backpacker's Pantry Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes The Mountain House Potatoes and Cheddar with Broccoli are MUCH
better even the resident mouse in our cave didnt like it.
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Bacon - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs With Ham - Backpacker's Pantry Denver Omelet is much better IMO but requires a pan.
Mary Janes Farm Organic Couscous And Lentil Curry Not bad but I like my curry with more curry!
Mary Janes Farm Organic Black Bean Corn Bread Not bad but NOT cornbread just a bread with some cornmeal in it.
Mountain House Noodles And Chicken Yet to try will update
Mountain House Pasta Primavera Yet to try will update
Mountain House Mexican Chicken With Rice Yet to try will update
Mary Janes Farm Organic Alfredo Pasta Yet to try will update
Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala Yet to try will update