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Old 02-09-2020, 1:00 PM
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Anybody know when Mountain House will be having a sale? Good product, but very expensive per serving...
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Old 02-09-2020, 7:00 PM
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Buy from the Mormons instead. Find a warehouse near you.

https://providentliving.churchofjesu...nd%20locations

I’m not promoting their religion, just their awesome prices on food preps.
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Old 02-09-2020, 7:41 PM
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Anybody know when Mountain House will be having a sale? Good product, but very expensive per serving...
They just had one but Amazon's regular Mountain House price was similar or cheaper than the Mountain House website sale price.
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Old 02-09-2020, 9:09 PM
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They were very cordial to me in Stockton. I visited there and was asked to make an appointment which I did. At the time I had $40 to spend and they helped me make it go along ways. Im not a fan of their faith and enjoy my own to which they seemed to care less and said nothing.


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Buy from the Mormons instead. Find a warehouse near you.

https://providentliving.churchofjesu...nd%20locations

Im not promoting their religion, just their awesome prices on food preps.
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Old 02-09-2020, 10:38 PM
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Someone correct me if the information at this link is wrong but the Mormons don't make freeze dried food like mountain house and many other companies do, they just sell canned food staples, usually in the big number 10 size cans they sell short list of foods that are mainly vegetable based products (carrots, potatoes, onions, pancake mix, granola, peanut butter, spaghetti, honey, sugar and wheat of different types a few fruits like canned sliced apples Etc.)

You've got to remember it's mostly in big number 10 cans so if you're in an emergency situation without refrigeration and you're only one or two people, there's a possibility of the food going bad before you can finish it, as I don't think the Mormons put lots, if any, preservatives in their food.

Here's a link to their web page about it and you can look for your local location, there's one in Concord and I think there's one in Sacramento but I've never been to them.
*Also a quick warning that if you want to see their PDF one page pre-order forum and you click on the "look at it in your browser link" it's still going to download a PDF form to your phone or computer.

https://providentliving.churchofjesu...s-map?lang=eng

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Buy from the Mormons instead. Find a warehouse near you.

https://providentliving.churchofjesu...nd%20locations

Im not promoting their religion, just their awesome prices on food preps.
I need to check them out.
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:23 PM
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it's been a bit since i used them, but i remember theepicenter.com having pretty decent prices on MH and a few other prep items too.
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I signed up to their newsletter, once a while I would receive an email about their sales.
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Default don't recall freeze dried

It is true. I don't recall anything freeze dried on their stores. It is all #10 can stored. I dont imagine in a crisis it would go back - I'm single and can imagine using everything before it goes bad. My guess is the shelf life on the Mormon goods is a lot less then Mtn House.

I've bought some mtn house style goods - from costco and walmart. Mtn house always seemed expensive to me. Rather then meals I went for stored bulk rice, beans, lintels, cornmeal, flour, pancake mix, and the like.


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Someone correct me if the information at this link is wrong but the Mormons don't make freeze dried food like mountain house and many other companies do, they just sell canned food staples, usually in the big number 10 size cans they sell short list of foods that are mainly vegetable based products (carrots, potatoes, onions, pancake mix, granola, peanut butter, spaghetti, honey, sugar and wheat of different types a few fruits like canned sliced apples Etc.)

You've got to remember it's mostly in big number 10 cans so if you're in an emergency situation without refrigeration and you're only one or two people, there's a possibility of the food going bad before you can finish it, as I don't think the Mormons put lots, if any, preservatives in their food.

Here's a link to their web page about it and you can look for your local location, there's one in Concord and I think there's one in Sacramento but I've never been to them.
*Also a quick warning that if you want to see their PDF one page pre-order forum and you click on the "look at it in your browser link" it's still going to download a PDF form to your phone or computer.

https://providentliving.churchofjesu...s-map?lang=eng
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mountain house went up in price on amazon, I ordered just 4 weeks ago before this virus and most #10 cans was around $20-$25 now they are all around 30
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It is true. I don't recall anything freeze dried on their stores. It is all #10 can stored. I dont imagine in a crisis it would go back - I'm single and can imagine using everything before it goes bad. My guess is the shelf life on the Mormon goods is a lot less then Mtn House.

I've bought some mtn house style goods - from costco and walmart. Mtn house always seemed expensive to me. Rather then meals I went for stored bulk rice, beans, lintels, cornmeal, flour, pancake mix, and the like.
Here is the Link to the LDS Home Storage Centers web site - https://providentliving.churchofjesu...enters?lang=en

You do not have to be a member and it is cash and carry if you wish, or you can use a CC. They will not brow beet you or question your motives, proselytize or anything else. I am not with their church but enjoy chatting with them about their preps and what recipes they have personally used with the food stocks you can buy there.

You can buy through their online store but it is 5%-10% more. Their food stuffs have either a 10 or 30 year shelf life and are clearly labeled as such.

They have a price list here that shows you the available items to purchase. Keep in mind, the prices are per case, which has six #10 cans. However, you can put together your own cases of mixed cans.

I like to pickup six cans as listed below and two pouches of Nonfat Dry Milk every so often to hand out to neighbors should an event arise. If there are no neighbors around, that it just deepens my larder.

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I went to the Fresno store last week. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever meet. Not even once did my not being a member ever come up.
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MH is good stuff, maybe a bit salty, but I rarely find it for any meaningful sale prices really. It's expensive. The Mormon places are better from the purely financial aspect. They can have their nutty religion, but other than that the Mormons have a lot of things right and prepping is one of them.

That being said, their stuff is more along the lines of canned staples vs. freeze dried prepared meal entrees like MH.
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MH is good stuff, maybe a bit salty, but I rarely find it for any meaningful sale prices really. It's expensive. The Mormon places are better from the purely financial aspect. They can have their nutty religion, but other than that the Mormons have a lot of things right and prepping is one of them.

That being said, their stuff is more along the lines of canned staples vs. freeze dried prepared meal entrees like MH.
I camp a lot and like to try out the various freeze dried packets. They are all somewhat bland if served as part of a normal diet. They just don't have the fat content as it it reduced/removed to allow for longevity as it will go rancid. And the flavors are ever so slightly off. But again, that is if you are on a normal diet.

Now if you are starving or have been working your butt off all day and are HUNGRY...they taste damn good.

Once you have your preps in order and have all the basics covered, go buy more of the spices you like as you will be using them a lot if you are going to move to a 100% freeze dried diet.
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Old 02-10-2020, 8:36 PM
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I'm a Mormon. Cost per calorie is what you want. I can't think of a better value than the Pantry. The church used to let you can your own food stuffs at the center but the government said we were putting the public at risk.

It costs more now but is still a huge value. Anybody can shop there and we don't try to convert anyone. You won't find better people anywhere.

We have our own canner and buy food by the ton for the ward.

My wife help run the Bishops Kitchen up here and teaches classes on canning and the such. We are blessed to help people learn how to care for themselves.
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Wally World in the San Diego area seems to be getting rid of their batch of Mountain House. I found some on clearance in the camping section. Not a big markdown the 2 serving packages were $7 but I found one location that had them for $4/package.
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Old 02-12-2020, 2:14 PM
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I am planning on staying in my location in an event, but something could change my mind depending on the type of event. We have all the usual stuff stashed away---canned, dry items, water, etc. Looking at MH and similar to add some variety and for ease of potential transport---other brands have made gains in taste in recent years, except Wise products which in my opinion, are WAY too salty... I'm open to trying other brands and seek recommendations...
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You just missed a 40% off sale at REI. They don’t sell cans, but got enough pouches to cover my backpacking trips for the next couple of years.
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I camp a lot and like to try out the various freeze dried packets. They are all somewhat bland if served as part of a normal diet. They just don't have the fat content as it it reduced/removed to allow for longevity as it will go rancid. And the flavors are ever so slightly off. But again, that is if you are on a normal diet.

Now if you are starving or have been working your butt off all day and are HUNGRY...they taste damn good.

Once you have your preps in order and have all the basics covered, go buy more of the spices you like as you will be using them a lot if you are going to move to a 100% freeze dried diet.
I backpack a fair amount, burned out on MH and BP.
Slightly heavier and still pricey, shorter shelf life, but really delicious, I mean really good even on day 8 of 8 day trip, is Packit Gourmet https://www.packitgourmet.com/
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I backpack a fair amount, burned out on MH and BP.
Slightly heavier and still pricey, shorter shelf life, but really delicious, I mean really good even on day 8 of 8 day trip, is Packit Gourmet https://www.packitgourmet.com/
Which ones are your favorite meals from Packit? meaning to try them out.
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