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Mountain House Just In Case... Classic Bucket

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    Preparedness never hurts.

    The Mountain House Just In Case... Classic Bucket provides 29 meals of freeze-dried food for emergency situations, ranging from overnight power outages to devastating natural disasters. Each meal provides approximately 2.5 servings for hearty satisfaction. Included meals are beef stroganoff with noodles, chicken teriyaki with rice, lasagna with meat sauce, noodles and chicken, beef stew, and granola with milk and blueberries.

    Besides emergency situations, this bucket is a great choice for camping and backpacking. Each meal pouch is packable and easy to prepare in the wilderness. Simply add boiling water to each packet, stir, and enjoy it straight from the pouch. No cooking or serving utensils are required, allowing for streamlined packing in wilderness environments and camping situations.

    • Freeze-dried meals for camping and emergencies
    • 12 meal pouches, with 29 total servings
    • 2 pouches of Granola with Milk & Blueberries
    • 2 pouches of Beef Stroganoff with Noodles
    • 2 pouches of Chicken Teriyaki with Rice
    • 2 pouches of Lasagna with Meat Sauce
    • 2 pouches of Noodles & Chicken
    • 2 pouches of Beef Stew
    • Item #MHS0047

    Tech Specs

    [beef stroganoff, single serving] 11g, [chicken teriyaki, single serving] 14g, [beef stew, single serving] 10g, [lasagna, single serving] 10g, [noodles & chicken, single serving] 13g, [granola, single serving] 8g
    [beef stroganoff, single serving] 260, [chicken teriyaki, single serving] 240, [beef stew, single serving] 220, [lasagna, single serving] 220, [noodles & chicken, single serving] 190, [granola, single serving] 250
    Servings Per Container
    [entire bucket] 29
    [beef stroganoff, single serving] milk, soy, wheat, egg, [chicken teriyaki, single serving] milk, wheat, [beef stew, single serving] soy, wheat, [lasagna, single serving] milk, soy, wheat, egg, [noodles & chicken, single serving] soy, wheat, [granola, single serving] milk, soy, wheat, coconut
    Claimed Weight
    5 lb
    Recommended Use
    emergency preparedness, hiking & camping, backpacking

    Tech Specs

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    Same Ole Mountain House Food

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is a great bulk order to for those longer trips, or just to have in the gear closet to gear up for those last minutes adventures. These are not vacuumed sealed (like the Pro-Pak), but I normally take a pin and let air out and then tape over the hole to try and reduce as much space they take up in the pack as possible.

    Feel free to reach out to me for any questions at all or trip preparation!

    Same Ole Mountain House Food

    Has it all!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Has all of the classics, and they all taste great. I'll keep this in the car for car camping trips, and when we're not camping, it makes a great home emergency food kit.

    Great for backpacking but heavy

      I shared this bucket of food with my daughter and son-in-law for a week of backpacking on the AT in N. Carolina. The food is tasty and fulfilled our caloric needs. The packaging is nice in that you hydrate/heat the food in it and eat right out of it. But that's also it's drawback. Heavy packaging. What we wound up doing after the first few days was transfer the food to extra ziploc baggies we had and kept only one original package which we cleaned and reused to heat/eat out of. This solution worked great and reduced the weight!

      Great for backpacking!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have been eating MTN house foods for a couple of years now and still a eating them and bringing them backpacking. This pack comes with a whole bunch of meals so you don't have to keep buying them. Each meal packet is very lightweight when packing and also very nutritious. They taste very good but are a little salty, of course, because they're freeze dried. This bucket is good if you're a prepper, because you can eat during an apocalypse. They get only four stars because of the flavor. Like I said, there very salty, and they sort of all have the same freeze dried taste in them, but it's all good! Like any hot meal eaten outside :D

      Happy with purchase

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Recvd this bucket in 2 days with free shipping! Date of expiration is Oct. 2026. Mountain House meals are the best around. I always take some on my overnight hikes. Better than paying $8.99 each around here!

      Great deal for Scouts

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I got this bucket for a Scout trip. For most of the boys this was their first time eating freeze dried food. They like the flavor and ease of cooking. I think Mountain House has some of the best tasting meals out there.

      Expedition planning

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I purchase the Just in Case Bucket this past fall before a multi day hike in Roosevelt National Forest. Overall youre saving anywhere from 6-12 dollars over buying these piece meal. So if the menu options appeal to you it's a good option. I have a little pantry in our basement that serves dual purposes as a backpacking supply depot and natural disaster rations. For purposes of the trip I subsidized our menus with a package of whole wheat tortillas, a couple pouches of Mountain House Wraps, a few more breakfast options (Biscuits and Gravy and the Breakfast Skillet from Mountain house are terrific) and we were ready for a week in the woods! Know your tolerances, my wife got tired of reconstituted meals rather quickly. As for me.. they sure beat MREs, it's my opinion that Mountain House is really the industry leader here, I feel they're far and away better than Backpacker's Pantry or Wise Foods.

      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!

      Makes long trips way easier

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've always carefully planned a menus for a yearly 2-week canoe trip and never used dehydrated / instant stuff like this thinking it was too expensive and not tasty. I was wrong!

      The time I saved shopping for all kinds of stuff (still had extra snacks) was beyond worth it, and the quality is very good - my kid even loved them. Using this bin of 12 (14?) dehydrated packages entirely spared me from menu hell...boom, it was mostly done but for some fresh stuff like carrots, apples, and light snacks. We buy 2 of these and then snacks, booze, etc around the edges.

      This is now our go-to for 2 adults 7 nites canoe trip and it has taken all the misery (my own creation) and relative previous boredom in camp meal. Highly recommended. !

      Delicious and filling

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Used this for dinners between two people on a five day trip. They all tasted generally good and filled us way up. Lots of calories and protein with 2.5 servings per container.

      Nice variety for long trip

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I used this dehydrated food set to supplement my other meals while backpacking the JMT. It worked well using these to add more variety to the ramen, pasta, oatmeal meals I also brought. The granola was so-so -- I recommend just making your own with bulk granola and powdered milk in a Ziplock. Adding some Ritz crackers to the beef stew and noodles & chicken meals made them a lot more filling. Chicken teriyaki and lasagna were both ok as-is. I usually split one pouch with my hiking partner, then added crackers or olive oil and nibbled on jerky or chocolate to get enough calories. They're best when hot and fully rehydrated (which takes a while if you're over 10,000'), so invest a couple bucks in a plastic bubble mailer envelope to use as a lightweight insulating bag when preparing the meals.

      Nice variety for long trip

      Backpacking/Food Storage Heaven

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I am kind of a food storage/emergency prep nut. These are excellent because they are light, quick, and taste pretty good. I took these on a 4 day backpacking trip. Despite ascending 3000 feet that weekend, these filled me up everyday. Lots of protein and calories for these kinds of situations.

      On a personal note, I recommend using the optimus crux to boil the water. 2 cups of water boil in about 45 seconds. Hard to beat.

      Emergency Prep

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      We are using this for emergency food storage so I can't really review how the taste is. But I can say that it packs away easily and doesn't take up much space and isn't heavy at all.

      Unanswered Question

      I'm vegetarian, how about a deal like this suited to veggies?!