Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. was a pioneer in
the commercial development of freeze-dried meals and
continues to be the world's leader in freeze-dry
technology. In the 1960's, Oregon Freeze Dry worked with NASA in adapting
these meals to meet the requirements of
the space program.
This breakthrough in food technology was used aboard
most of the Apollo missions and today Oregon Freeze Dry
continues to produce many of the foods used on the
Emergencies can take many forms, from
storms to power outages. Keeping food on hand for
emergencies protects you in the same way as insurance on
your home or auto - for the unexpected. With Mountain
House® freeze dried foods in your food reserve, you can
be ready for just about any unexpected crisis.
Imagine what a lifesaver these foods can
be when your electric power is knocked out for several
days by a storm.
With Mountain House products on hand
and a one-burner stove or
NuWick Candle to heat water (cold
water can be used in a pinch), you can still enjoy
a hot, satisfying meal in less than 10 minutes.
Having a private food reserve makes sense for both financial and security reasons. Use
pouches and the New Mountain House ProPak for limited short-term emergencies and cans or
Mountain House Emergency Food Kits for
potential extended emergencies or an emergency
situation affecting a lot of people.
Mountain House® freeze dried foods
taste superior to competitive products because Oregon Freeze Dry
actually starts with fresh or frozen foods, then cooks and
them, and finally freeze-dries them. All
the goodness, flavor, and taste are locked in just as if
you had hand-made Mountain House Foods yourself from scratch. In
comparison, other food companies do not freeze-dry or
cook their own foods. They blend the dry components of
other companies and package them. Mountain House foods
taste as close to fresh, frozen, or better, as you can
get. Backpackers, for example, consistently rate us #1
year after year for the best tasting foods and ease of
Mountain House freeze dried foods are
packed in airtight NITROGEN PACKED #10 cans or pouches.
Up to 98% of the residual oxygen has been removed. Our
unique canning process uses both vacuum oxygen removal
and nitrogen flushing. This is a time consuming and
slightly more costly process...but is well worth it. It is
the same process mandated by the U.S. Military for whom
we also can. Our foods will have the longest
shelf life available...up to 30 years! We've
been around for 40 years so we know first hand.
our cans is coated with a protective enamel inside and
out for double protection, including the lid. The cans
contents are protected until you are ready to open and
use them. After opening, we recommend using the Mountain House Food contents
within 1 to 2 weeks for best results and taste; using
the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses.
Treat any leftover food as you would fresh food.
As of 2006, we have changed our shelf
life from 5 years to 7 YEARS!! Based on storage studies
conducted over many years, our shelf life is at least 7
years from date of manufacture, as long as the pouch is
stored unopened in a cool area. After 7 years, a change
in flavor and appearance may be noticed. For best
results, avoid prolonged storage at temperatures above
75° F (24° C).