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  • Mountain House Sale 2013

    For all of us shopaholics out there, Black Friday and Cyber Monday just haven’t quite quenched our desire for GREAT deals. The doorbusters are gone, all of the sales seem to have disappeared, so what do we do?

    Well, it’s not over yet. During the Mountain House sale, all Mountain House cans are 25 to 50% off, but the sale ends tonight at midnight, giving you one more chance to save BIG on all cans of Mountain House food storage items!

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    Mountain House entrées are fantastic meals to have when you’re camping, in and emergency, or just sick of the dishes piling up while you cook. They’re simple—just add water for a delicious meal or snack.

    I’m really a breakfast fan, myself. I could probably eat breakfast for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So with this great sale, I’m thinking about getting the Mountain House Breakfast Skillet complete with succulent pork sausage, spicy onions, peppers, eggs, and hash browns all mixed into one tasty dish.

    If you’re a breakfast lover, too, but have some picky eaters in your family, the Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon might be a better fit. Mountain House has dozens of meals for you to choose from, so you can get just what you (and they) like.

    Don’t miss your chance to get tasty Chili Mac, Lasagna, or Chicken a La King for 25 to 50% off. How about adding some dessert to your storage with our sweet Raspberry Crumble?

    No matter what you choose, you’ll save a bundle and walk away with delicious food that is prepared and packaged for long-term storage so you’ll have it when you need it most.

    All Mountain House products are 25 to 50% off until 11:59 p.m. Mountain time TONIGHT. Hop to it!

     

    --Kim

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  • Mountain House Sale 2013

    As Yogi Berra famously said, “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over!” The same principle applies to the Mountain House sale—it’s not over until December 5th, 2013 (while supplies still last). There are still plenty of great Mountain House products to choose from at great prices. You can get up to 25 to 50% off of these excellent products! So even if you missed out on our Black Friday or Cyber Monday deals, you can still get a great deal for these Mountain House products.

    The best part: unlike Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you can order many of these sale items online, by phone, or by mail! (Those labeled “Special Buys” are only available online.) But in order to get these special prices, make sure you meet the following deadlines before the sale ends:

    Your phone call must be placed by 6 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (Remember 6 p.m. MST is—8 p.m Eastern Time,; 7 p.m. Central Time, and 5 p.m. Pacific Time); The phone lines tend to be very busy at times like this, so skip the wait and place your order online if you can.

    • Your online order must be placed by11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Dec. 5th.
    • Your mail order must be postmarked by December 5th. Please note that some items may be sold out before we receive your mail order.

     

    Click here to see all our Mountain House items on sale, or check out some of the most popular Mountain House Items on sale below: http://bit.ly/1eMBs3A

    Beef Stroganoff for $20.25 (regularly $28.49)

    Beef Stroganoff

    Granola with Milk and Freeze Dried Blueberries for $28.12 (regularly $39.99)

    Granola w/ Milk & Blueberries

    Freeze Dried Chicken Dices for $34.50 (regularly $48.99)

    Chicken Dices

    Creamed Beef for $36.75 (regularly $51.99)

    Creamed Beef

    Raspberry Crumble for $19.50 (regularly $27.49)

     Raspberry Crumble

    Special Buys--online only. (These items were produced in 2011 and 2012 and therefore have a slightly shorter [shelf life].)

    Sliced Bananas for $18.80 (regularly $34.49)

    Sliced Bananas

    Green Peas for $10.49 (regularly $20.99)

    Garden Green Peas

    Granola with Milk and Blueberries for $25.99 (regularly $39.99)

    Granola w/ Milk & Blueberries

    Green Beans for $11.99 (regularly $23.99, a saving of 50.02%)

     Green Beans

    Remember, when these and the other sale items sell out, they will no longer be available to order at the special price, so keep in mind these other old sayings: “The early bird gets the worm,” and “He who hesitates is lost.” These bargains will be flying off the shelves, and this is an excellent opportunity to add to (or begin) your food storage at great prices!

     

     

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  • Thanksgiving Made Easy

    In my family, my mom’s usually the one caught up in the kitchen all of Thanksgiving Day making the holiday memorable. And we all know that cooking Thanksgiving dinner takes a lot of hard work. With so much needed preparation, and so little time to pull it all together, we, here at Emergency Essentials, want to help with your holiday feast.

    The Thanksgiving Dinner Combo, only $126.04, gives you all of the delicious flavors of Thanksgiving, but with less work and less stress; making your cooking time shorter, and giving you more time to spend with family and friends.  Succulent, tender turkey, fluffy mashed potatoes, crunchy green beans, and a sweet, decadent raspberry crumble—all memories of holidays at home—are included in this new combo.

    Here’s What We Did

    Freeze Dried White Turkey

    Thanksgiving Dinner Combo:White Turkey

    A dish that usually takes all day to cook, took me less than 10 minutes—of course, it wasn’t a whole turkey needing to roast.  The freeze dried white turkey is precut into pieces to make your job simpler. This dish tastes great on its own or even in a turkey casserole. Simply follow the instructions on the can to reconstitute and voila!—you have your main dish for Thanksgiving dinner.

    Spice It Up:

    I added Provident Pantry Iodized Salt and Provident Pantry Black Pepper to my turkey to give it a little more flavor--you’ll also want to add the chicken gravy that comes in the combo so don’t worry too much about the turkey flavoring yet.

     

    Instant Mashed Potatoes

    Thanksgiving Dinner Combo: Mashed Potatoes

    These are the easiest mashed potatoes I've ever made. Simply follow the instructions on the can, adding the right quantity of potatoes for your guests to boiling water.

    When the water begins to boil, pour your instant mashed potatoes into the water, immediately stirring them together. It will foam a bit and then turn into fluffy mashed potatoes. Personally, I’m not a potato type of girl—I can’t ever eat potatoes plain. If you’re like me, or would just like to add a little flavorful kick to your potatoes, try spicing it up some.

    Spice It Up:

    I sprinkled on some Provident Pantry Ground Black Pepper and Provident Pantry Garlic Powder to give my potatoes a flavorful taste. Add as much flavoring as you and your family would like, taste testing it every once in a while to make sure you have your desired blend of seasonings (Hey, there’s always an excuse to taste test . . .)

     

    Chicken Gravy Mix

    Turkey and mashed potatoes are just not the same without gravy. Simply add water to the gravy powder, mix, and you’ve instantly made traditional gravy that adds moisture, flavor, and overall satisfaction to the two most crucial dishes of your Thanksgiving dinner.

     

    Freeze Dried Green Beans

    Thanksgiving Dinner Combo: Green Beans

    Simply reconstitute your beans, and enjoy the familiar taste of this fresh, crunchy vegetable.  These green beans are great to use as a side all by themselves, or to create a fun, tasty dish. These green beans will make a great addition to your Thanksgiving meal and to your table throughout the year as well.

    Spice It Up:   

    My family’s favorite way to spice up green beans is to add some Provident Pantry Freeze Dried Mushroom Slices.

    While my green beans reconstituted, I sautéed the reconstituted mushroom slices and Provident Pantry Minced Garlic over medium heat. After sautéing them for 3-4 minutes, I added my green beans. I sautéed them for another 2-3 minutes until the mushrooms turned golden brown.

    This dish is unique and flavorful, giving your dinner a tasty surprise. (Be careful, even a little too much garlic can be overwhelming.)

     

    Corn Muffin Mix

    Thanksgiving Dinner Combo:Corn Bread

    Provident Pantry Corn Muffin Mix is great for making individual muffins for every member of the family. I love this food storage item because you can choose exactly how much you want to make.

    I made half of a batch (6 muffins) which was eaten up immediately! Simply follow the instructions on the can for a delicious, fresh out of the oven side dish. After 20 minutes, my batch came out golden brown on the outside, soft and delicious on the inside.

    Spice It Up:

    To mix it up a little, try adding Provident Pantry Freeze Dried Red or Green Diced Peppers before baking for a spicy taste. You could also add butter and honey afterwards for something a little more sweet.

     

    Raspberry Crumble

    Thanksgiving Dinner Combo: Raspberry Crumble

    After dinner is all cleaned up, who wants to spend even more time cooking over a hot stove for dessert? This decadent dessert is created by simply adding boiling water and letting it sit for a few minutes.

    Spice It Up:

    To make a complete, beautiful dessert, add some vanilla ice cream to the side. Mmm!

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    This is what I did to make a complete Thanksgiving dinner using the Thanksgiving Dinner Combo, but you can also supplement other side dishes to go along with the combo to give you the perfect Thanksgiving for your loved ones.

    For a more complete meal, try adding sweet potatoes, veggies, or rolls.

    So however you celebrate the season, enjoy this time with your family, friends, and loved ones.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Kimberly

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: food storage, preparedness, dehydrated, freeze dried, #10 cans, holiday, Thanksgiving

  • September Sale Items

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    Our September sale items will bring you remarkable savings this month. After looking through the September catalog for great deals, I found 8 sale items that would help you cover the essentials for emergency preparedness—light, food storage, shelter, water, and emergency and first aid kits.

    Light

    Charger Hand Crank Flashlight-on sale for $5.89 (50% off this month!). This flashlight has 3 LEDs and 2 brightness modes. One minute of hand cranking charges the internal NiMH battery for up to 30 minutes of light. Can charge basic cell phones (excludes most smart phones). The perfect addition to your emergency kit.

    CL-L330 EEI Red Charger Light copy

    Food Storage

    Supreme Pizza Combo-on sale for $99.99 (31% off this month!). This combo includes all the ingredients you need to make a supreme pizza—sausage, onions, peppers, mozzarella, dough mix, and sauce. This versatile combo comes in four Provident Pantry®#10 cans and four MyChoice™ cans. You can use the ingredients in other recipes as well.

    SPECIAL SALE- All Mountain House #10 cans—on sale for 40-50% off this month!

    For the whole month of September, we are having our best sale EVER on our Mountain House #10 cans. If you love Mountain House products, now is the time to stock up and get incredible savings on your favorite items like chili mac, raspberry crumble, and granola with blueberries and milk. Check out all the great Mountain House Deals for September.

    Mountain House Chili Macaroni at the dinner table

     

    Shelter

    Deluxe Portable Privacy Shelter-NEW item! On sale for $69.99 (22% off this month!) This portable pop-up shelter is perfect for camping, pool parties, and outdoor events. It’s the perfect size for one person to sit or stand comfortably while changing, showering, or for sanitation needs. Provides cool features like a detachable tarp floor, towel hanger, and toiletry pockets for the ultimate privacy and convenience.

    CH-S110 Portable Privacy Shelter copy

    Water

    SteriPen Emergency Handheld Water Purifier-On sale for $36.99 (26% off this month!). Use UV light to destroy waterborne microbes that could make you sick. Eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa in water. Treats one liter in 90 seconds, and ½ liter in 48 seconds. Perfect for backpacking and hiking to purify water found on or off the trail.

    WP-P525

    Emergency Kit

    Roadwise Emergency Kit-on sale for $32.99 (originally $38.95). This car emergency kit can serve as a second emergency kit if you evacuate your home during an emergency. Kit includes hand warmers, poncho, water boxes, toilet paper, a multi-tool, headlamp, and 400 calorie bars, and much more! It’s the essential “bug-out-bag.”

    KC-A600 Roadwise Kit

    First Aid Kit

    Medic’s (192 piece) First Aid Kit-on sale for $69.99. (originally $79.95). Includes 175 medical items traditionally used by paramedics and emergency medical technicians. Comes with EMT shears, fine point tweezers, and a Wilderness and Travel Medicine Guide. The perfect item for a comprehensive emergency kit.

    KF-M100

     

    We’ve got some incredible deals this month, so don’t miss out! Remember to check out our Mountain House #10 can sales—with 40-50% savings, items are bound to go fast. Happy Prepping!

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  • Mountain House® Lasagna with Meat Sauce is a customer favorite that combines tomato sauce, pasta, beef, and cheeses. It’s freeze dried and packed for long-term storage, generally 25 years. But just because it’s packed for long-term food storage doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate it into your everyday meal plan. 

    The aroma when opening the package is like taking a fresh home made lasagna out of the oven. Some of us have been taste-testing for lunch at work, and this is the unanimous favorite for flavor. Use a little less boiling water than instructed, then add a little more at the end if you need it. Don't make it too loose. ~ Dave T., California 

    Each #10 can of Mountain House® Lasagna with Meat Sauce contains around ten servings. I think the serving size is generous, especially when you pair this entrée with sides like bread and a salad or vegetables. I also liked the heartiness and felt like I was eating a substantial meal that would keep me satisfied for a while. 

    The regular price of the Mountain House® Lasagna with Meat Sauce is $34.49; right now it’s on 20% off until March 21. And if you buy it with 5+ other #10 cans of your choice, you’ll get it for 25% off. 

    Happy shopping! 

     

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  • Mountain House Travel Tip

    Ok, I mentioned a great travel tip in Friday’s post about our sale on Mountain House’s freeze-dried and dehydrated foods. I love the idea SO much that I’m expanding on it today…

    First though, I should give credit where it’s due. This tip came from Grant in Utah, via Sarah here at Emergency Essentials. He took his family of eight to Disneyland for a week and took two #10 cans of Mountain House entrees.

    Here are three benefits that we see to taking freeze dried food on your vacation:

    1 – The #10 cans are light. That means you can pack them and they won’t push your luggage over the weight limit. Unless of course you’re taking your Yeti with you just in case the Pirates of the Caribbean ride shuts down. (Like it did when I went in 7th grade. Sigh.)

    2- Save on money. According to Grant’s calculations, even if his family ate on the cheaper end of the spectrum, like McDonalds’ Dollar Menu, they would still end up spending around $50. So, deciding to save their moolah for those cute little Mickey Mouse ears, they brought along Mountain House Mac n’ Cheese (regular price, $28.99) and Beef Stroganoff (regular price, $28.29).

    3 - Save on time. Here’s what Grant had to say about it,

    At the end of a long day at Disneyland, we were tired, hungry, and some of us were a little cranky. The last thing you want to do is go find somewhere to eat that will make everyone happy. 

    Great point, Grant. Thanks for the helpful travel trip!

    To prepare freeze-dried and dehydrated entrees all you have to do is boil water (which you can easily do in the coffee maker in your room), add it to the contents of your #10 can, and wait 10-15 minutes. You won’t have to suffer through clean up either since there won’t be any pots and pans to wash up! 

    All Mountain House #10 cans are 20% off through March 21, 2013. If you buy six or more of the same item, we’ll give you 25% off!

    If you’ve used freeze-dried or dehydrated foods on your family vacation we want to hear about it! Comment below and let us know how you used your food storage.

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: mountain house, sale, family, #10 cans, Travel Tip, save money, save time, freeze dried food, dehydrated food, vacation, Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean

  • Emergency Essentials is rolling out another great sale starting today, March 15th, and ending March 21st. All Mountain House #10 cans are 20% off. If you buy six or more cans, of the same item, we’ll give you 25% off!

    As long as it comes in a #10 can, you can pick from any Mountain House product. You can mix-and-match your favorites, or try out a few new entrees. If you’re totally new to freeze-dried and dehydrated foods, read about them here, and check out our best-sellers:

     Beef Stew

    Beef Stroganoff

    Turkey Tetrazzini

    Lasagna with Meat Sauce

    Chicken a la King with Noodles

    Mountain House entrees could be a pillar in your food storage supply. They have a 25-year shelf life and provide life-sustaining nutritional value for even longer.  Here are some ways to use the Mountain House entrées even when it’s not an emergency:

    -          Put individual portions in zip-top bags (or other compact containers) and take them with you on your next backpacking trip.

    -          Make a quick meal at home when you’re busy or have surprise visitors.

    -          Consider stocking up if you’re taking a family vacation and want to save money and time on meals.

    We’ll be highlighting a different Mountain House #10 canned item every day until the sale ends. You’ll get more information on popular entrees and on some surprising additions to the freeze-dried food line up. I can’t let the cat out of the bag but you’re not gonna believe what they’re freeze-drying at Mountain House…

     

     

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  • Peanut Butter Powder

    "...For those dieters out there, the reconstituted peanut butter has a third of the calories and fat of normal peanut butter -- and no added anything! You can even control the sodium, which is wonderful. As far as taste, it is very peanutty, and is best when reconstituted with milk instead of water, for a little more flavor. And it's great in baking! Gives baked goods a delightfully peanut taste without all the sugar..."

                                   Kumie, CALIFORNIA

    "... I use a TBSP or two mixed in with a protein shake to add a little extra protein and to add the peanut butter flavor. Good stuff."

                                            Jim, WYOMING

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  • Grains in white bowls

    There are a few factors that determine how long food will last after it is opened. They include the following:

    • The quality of the food at the time it is opened
    • The degree to which food is exposed to oxygen and moisture
    • The degree to which food is exposed to heat and light

     

    The quality of the food at the time it is opened:

    The older food storage gets and the more it is subjected to fluctuating temperatures (meaning below freezing and above 80 degrees), the more deterioration has probably occurred to the food inside the container.

    The degree to which food is exposed to oxygen and moisture:

    The moment the container is opened, the food is exposed to air. Air contains both oxygen and moisture. Many organisms require oxygen to survive. The higher the humidity (moisture content) of the air, the faster the product quality (nutrition and taste) deteriorates.

    The degree to which food is exposed to heat and light:

    Temperature greatly affects the speed at which food deteriorates. The higher the temperature is, the faster the quality (nutrition and taste) deteriorates and the shorter the time that food stays edible and safe. Since many organisms require light to grow, exposure to light also causes deterioration.

     

    Recommendation:

    Once you have opened your food storage, you can prolong its shelf life by eliminating the adverse affects listed above. Store your food in the coolest, darkest and most airtight environment possible.

    Consider the following options to extend the life of food, once the container has been opened.

    • Pour what has not been used into a zip-top freezer bag and seal the bag. Place the bagged food back into the can and replace the lid (to eliminate light).
    • Pour the remaining food into Snapware® containers, which offer an airtight seal.
    • Commercially available sealers can create an airtight environment. Put the food back into the can with the plastic lid secured.
    • Generally speaking, refrigeration or frozen storage can extend the life of food. If you do not have much refrigeration or frozen storage space, use a pantry, cupboard, etc.

    As a general rule, food stored in a #10 can or a bucket, depending on the above factors, may stay good up to one year after opening. Use your best judgment in deciding which food items to use. One way to determine if food is still of acceptable quality is to verify that it smells normal. Another way is to taste it or cook with it. If the quality of the finished product is satisfactory, continue to use it. Although food will lose nutritive value over time, old food retains some caloric and mineral value. It may have some life sustaining nutrients remaining.

    The information above are general guidelines intended to help make an educated decision. Each situation is unique due to many contributing factors.

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