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Truly an essential.

The Mountain House Just In Case... Essential Bucket contains twelve entrees for backpackers and campers. Slip a couple into your pack when you're hiking far away, or leave the whole bucket in your car for camping trips ... just in case.

  • Rice & Chicken (four pouches)
  • Chili Mac with Beef (four pouches)
  • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (four pouches)

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5 5

Great deal, good food

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you are looking at this, you have had mountain house before. You know what you are getting. Great, freeze dried food that is a tasty change of pace on the trail or on the weekend campout with pals. Buy it, keep it around and use as needed, its not going bad. They claim 12+ years, but I see that as a lowball, and they will last a whole lot longer. I have one in the back of my car in case the grim reaper tries to get sneaky and break my car down in the middle of nowhere, as well as another I piece out one by one for camping.

One thing that I have heard complaints on for these types of items (deep bag freeze dried food) as well as hate myself, is how deep the bags are. You burn your hands on either the bag or the steam half the time. However, I found a PERFECT item to remedy that and it has become part of my backcountry eating repertoire, the Kung Foon (honestly I half bought it for the name). If you type GSI2260 into the search bar, you can check it out and take a look at my review. Get your speedy tasty food on!

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5 5

Great Deal & Great Meals

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

By purchasing these meals in bulk it turns out your actually saving money. These meals are excellent & I look forward to eating these while backpacking. Its hard to beat a warm, tasty meal just before it is time to crawl into your bivy...

5 5

Lived on 'em all summer.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I took a box and a few extra of these to Alaska this summer for the fishing season. We were set-netting and living on an old wooden boat that was rescued from a dump and turned into a place to hang out and sleep between openings. These meals are all great. Super tasty, and packed with all of the nutrients you need. My friend and I ate them almost every day, we augmented most of the meals with a salmon filet, but we were often too lazy to filet one and would just go for it stock. They taste great just the way they come (I've also eaten them when out of money...), the Beef Stroganoff is the bomb, and the breakfast ones are super good too. My box came with the granola ones for the morning, and they were great. I'd highly recommend these if your going on a longer pack trip with a partner or anything of the type.

Lived on 'em all summer.

what is in the emergeny container for a...

what is in the emergeny container for a family of 5?

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There are 12 packets of food (4 each of Rice and Chicken, Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, and Chili Mac with Beef) for a total of 32 servings. The ingredients and nutritional information can be found in the detail photo above.