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  • Mountain House: Rave Reviews from Customers

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    “If this is “emergency” food, things don’t look so bad!” This is what Nancy, an Emergency Essentials customer, said about Mountain House® Lasagna with Meat Sauce.

    Our customers are raving about Mountain House®—everything from the delicious flavor to the long shelf-life. And why not rave?

    Mountain House Beef Stroganoff

    Tested and used in the harshest conditions by people whose lives depended on them, Mountain House® freeze-dried meals are perfect for military, outdoor enthusiasts, or to use during emergencies. But these meals aren’t just for those who find themselves in less-than-ideal conditions. Mountain House® meals have been a favorite for people just like you for years—whether for camping or just a crazy weeknight at home.

    Check out what others have to say about Mountain House® meals:

    FiveStars
    “One of our favorites!”
    - Trade (Beef Stroganoff)

    FiveStars
    “This is so good I couldn’t wait for a disaster. We ate it up and ordered more.”
    -Meredith (Beef Stroganoff)

    FiveStars
    “This is amazing! The flavors blend perfectly and have a wonderful taste.”
    -Cynthia (Sweet and Sour Pork)

    FiveStars
    “Great diversion from humdrum meals.”
    - Bruce (Chili Mac)

    FourStars
    “Satisfying! Great for camping and emergencies.”
    - Kenneth, (Chili Mac)

    FiveStars
    “Tasty and you get a lot of cheese…and I mean a lot!”
    - Bradford (Macaroni and Cheese)

    FiveStars
    “We love it…we can’t get enough of it.”
    - Cassandra (Noodles and Chicken)

    FiveStars
    “Another winner from Mountain House!”
    - Jennifer C. (Noodles and Chicken)

    FiveStars
    “If this is “emergency” food, things don’t look so bad!”
    -Nancy (Lasagna with Meat Sauce)

    FiveStars
    “We NEVER expected to love Mountain House foods as much as we do.”
    -Sandi (Lasagna with Meat Sauce)

    FiveStars
    “You will not believe that it could possibly be freeze-dried… Better than homemade!!”
    - FL gal (Lasagna with Meat Sauce)

    If you don’t believe them, try out a can or two for yourself. You’ll love them. We guarantee it.

    What’s your favorite Mountain House® meal?

     

    --Kim

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  • What Makes Mountain House so Awesome?

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    What makes Mountain House so Awesome?

    It’s no secret that here at Emergency Essentials, we love Mountain House food. Not only does Mountain House taste great, but it’s also perfect for emergencies or your everyday needs with great quality, selection, and shelf life.

    But you don’t have to take our word for it. The history of the Mountain House Company and their unique freeze-drying process help the product speak for itself.

    Here are six reasons why Mountain House is awesome:

    1. They’re perfect for long-term storage: Mountain House has been in business for 40+ years. They’ve perfected the art of freeze-drying and packaging freeze-dried meals for long-term storage. Their products have been scientifically proven to store for at least 25 years.

    2. Each meal uses fresh ingredients: Since Mountain House only uses fresh ingredients, the nutritional value, color, and texture of the food is preserved during the freeze drying process. This means that you can enjoy the same nutritional benefits you would from eating a fresh apple each time you bite into a Mountain House freeze-dried apple slice.

    3. Each meal has a home-cooked taste: Instead of freeze-drying each individual component in the meal and then packaging it all together, Mountain House prepares and cooks each meal before freeze-drying. To ensure optimal flavor and to enhance the quality of each meal, Mountain House adds noodles into the package after the freeze-drying process.

    As you add water to your meal, the noodles will cook in the same time it takes to reconstitute the other components, so you’ll have tender noodles to enjoy with each meal. This method of freeze-drying gives each Mountain House meal a home cooked taste that everyone enjoys.

    Added bonus: each meal is cooked by trained, professional chefs (no wonder it’s so good!)

    4. Each meal is quick and simple to prepare: The best thing about Mountain House meals is that they are easy to prepare. All you have to do is add hot water, wait 8-10 minutes, and voila, dinner is served.

    5. You can use Mountain House for more than just emergencies: Mountain House isn’t only good in emergencies, but it is also perfect for camping trips, a quick hot meal for when you don’t feel like cooking, and for preparing a quick meal for an ailing neighbor.

    Fun fact: Did you know? Mountain House’s parent company, Oregon Freeze-Dry began by selling freeze-dried meals to the military during the Vietnam War. Since 1968, Mountain House has been trusted to feed troops in every theater of combat.

    6. Mountain House is improving each day: Mountain House has a dedicated team of researchers that work each day to ensure that Mountain House foods taste great. They even have a sensory group that evaluates the taste, texture, and flavor of each meal to make sure that each product is high quality.

     

    Check out this video to learn more about Mountain House’s Research and development team and why Mountain House is just plain awesome:

    What do you love about Mountain House products? Let us know in the comments

     

    -Angela

     

    *Editor’s Note about the Image at the top of this post: Although this picture looks like Mountain House cans are stored in the garage, we do not recommend keeping your food storage in a garage for long-term storage. Fluctuations in temperature, odors, and other chemicals can lessen the quality (and longevity) of your food.

    For more info on studies about Mountain House, check out the results of this Oregon State University study on Mountain House products  http://safecastle.com/documents/OSU-Sensory-Report.pdf

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  • Last Day for February Sales

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    Friday, February 28th is the last day to purchase February sale items like our Freeze-Dried Fruit and Vegetable Favorites Combo. Don't forget to check out our large selection of over 95 preparedness items on sale this month.

    This date also marks the end of our month-long Mountain House sale where you can save 25-45% off of your Mountain House favorites. To see all the products on sale this February, click on the links below.

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: sales, sale, monthly sales

  • Mountain House Sale: One Day Left!

    There's only one day left to get Mountain House cans on sale!

    There's only one day left to save 25-45% on all your Mountain House favorites! The sale ends February 28 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to shop all Mountain House cans while they're still on sale!

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: mountain house sale, #10 cans, sale, mountain house, food storage

  • Mountain House Rice Entrees to Die For

    Several of the Mountain House Entrees on sale this month include rice. If, like me, you’re fond of rice-based dishes, you’ll definitely want to try these! Mountain House produces some of the most popular, best-tasting entrees in the business. Most of these meals are fully-cooked before they are freeze-dried, not just made of separately freeze-dried or dehydrated ingredients tossed together during the canning process. Here are a couple of my favorites:

    New Orleans Style Rice with Shrimp and Ham (Sale price $22.12, regularly $39.49)
    Reminiscent of Creole Jambalaya, this spicy entrée includes black beans and flavorful seasonings along with shrimp, ham, rice, and vegetables. This dish is a quick, hot meal to make on a cold winter evening!

    Mountain House Rice Entrees: New Orleans Style Rice with Shrimp and Ham

    Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice  (Sale price $27.75, regularly $39.49)
    Pork, rice, onions, green and red peppers, all in a delicious pineapple sauce—yumm, a taste of the islands! We just sampled this yesterday, and the flavors blend beautifully. The pork is in small-enough pieces that it reconstitutes quickly and completely, and the pineapple and peppers balance each other nicely. The “sour” part is just right—not overwhelming.

    Mountain House Rice Entrees: Sweet and Sour Pork with Rice

    Other rice-based entrees include

    • Rice and Chicken, which combines bites of chicken with perfectly-seasoned rice and bits of pimiento.
    • Mexican Style Rice and Chicken, which features scrumptiously spicy chicken, brown rice, tomato, kidney beans, olives, peppers, and onions, as well as a wealth of spices to warm up your winter.
    • Chicken Teriyaki with Rice, including bamboo shoots, mushroom, bell peppers, peas, and onions in a tangy teriyaki sauce which one reviewer said “passed the picky teenage daughter test.”

    These are just a few of the great Mountain House products we have on sale this month. Check out all the Mountain House cans at beprepared.com. You can buy with confidence, knowing our satisfaction and low-price guarantees are there to back up your purchase.

    I’m planning to stock up this month—how about you?

    --Sharon

    Posted In: Uncategorized Tagged With: Rice dishes, emergency cooking, freeze dried food, #10 cans, freeze dried, emergency preparedness, sale, preparedness, mountain house, food storage

  • Mountain House Cans 25-50% off!

    Now through the end of February, you have the chance to get your favorite Mountain House cans for 25-50% off!

    Crisp vegetables like Sweet Corn and Garden Green Peas, savory entrees like Chicken a La King, and desserts like sweet Raspberry Crumble will help add a gourmet feel to your meal while camping, at home, or in an emergency. Mountain House’s wide variety of options makes it easy to satisfy even the most selective taste buds.

    Mountain House, a part of Oregon Freeze Dry, pioneered freeze-dried food, making it weigh less and taste better. Mountain House has been trusted to feed U.S. troops in every theater of combat since the 1960s. Their 40-year legacy has provided high quality, fully cooked, nutritious meals for troops and citizens alike.

    Check out some of our favorites:

    Beef Stroganoff with Noodles

    Just add boiling water and enjoy the succulent combination of tender beef, mushrooms, and noodles smothered in a rich sour cream sauce.

    Mountain House Sale: Beef Stroganoff with Noodles

    Breakfast Skillet

    Start your day off right with a big morning breakfast—a delicious blend of eggs, hash browns, pork sausage, onions, and peppers all scrambled into one delightful skillet. Great to eat on the go or as a sit-down meal with the family.

    Mountain House Sale: Breakfast Skillet

    Raspberry Crumble

    For a flavorful dessert to put your sweet tooth to rest, enjoy this premium raspberry sauce topped with chocolate cookie crumbs.

    Granola with Milk and Blueberries

    Hearty granola with milk and tart blueberries— it’s irresistibly delicious! Eat it as a filling breakfast to keep you going all day or as a snack when the “mid-afternoon munchies” hit. Either way, you’re adding flavor and nutrition to your diet for 25% off!

    Mountain House Sale: Granola w/ Milk and Blueberries

    Lasagna with Meat Sauce

    Spend the evening in the heart of Italy with this traditional entrée that combines tomato sauce, pasta, beef, and cheeses. This family favorite comfort food will leave you satisfied—and your kids will love it, too.

    Chili Mac with Beef

    Make a nutritious meal for your family with this savory combination of macaroni, beans, and ground beef smothered in a delicious tomato based chili sauce. Just add water and voilà—a flavorful meal adults and children will love.

    Mountain House Sale: Chili Mac with Beef

    Don’t miss your chance to get these delicious food storage meals and more at a price that’ll have you running back for more. Check out all the Mountain House sale items here.

    Do you have a favorite Mountain House meal?

     

    -Kim

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  • January Sale Items are available

    It’s a new year, a whole new stretch of opportunities, and the season for newfound motivation. Whether you’re a gung-ho resolution-keeper or, um, not (be honest, did you go to the gym much after January?), it’s a great time to think about your family’s preparedness goals. And our January sales can make it even easier to meet those goals! Here are just a few of the great deals going on this month, broken down oh-so-helpfully by prepper philosophy.

    For the "Bare Minimum" Prepper
    You’re tough, you fly solo, and you’ve been known to survive for weeks at a time on Ramen and Cocoa Puffs. However, it has occurred to you that Cocoa Puffs might be scarce in a disaster. Get started with the basics this month:

    Stormproof matches and case ($18.00 value, now $5.69)

    • A basic tool, like the High Uinta Gear 13-Function Pocket Knife ($6.95 value, now $2.99);

    • Some duct tape  ($2.50 value, now $1.99), and you’re practically McGyver.

    • Throw in a can of Peanut Butter Powder  for protein ($16.75 value, now $13.39), (and you can last right through the zombie apocalypse.)

    January Sale Item: Peanut Butter Powder

    “Slow and Steady Wins the Race”
    You’ve been building up your stash of food and gear for a while now, and you've decided this is the year to fill in the gaps. For example, all that freeze-dried lasagna looks great, but won’t let you get particularly creative in the kitchen. Stock up on those few items you always seem to forget about, like:

    Shortening Powder ($12.75 value, now $11.49, or $10.99 if you buy 6+)

    SAF-Instant Premium Yeast  ($4.95 value, now $3.99).

    • Don’t forget the Champion Lid Lifter for those big bins ($14.95 value, now $12.99).

    January Sale Item: Champion Lid Lifter

    “Go Big or Go Home”
    This is it. This is the year you finally get prepared. You’re going to do it, and you’re going to do it right. Are you ready? We’re ready.

    MRE One-Year Food Supply  ($7647.00 value, now $4099.99). 750+ lbs of food; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks; even vegetarian options, if you get really crazy with your New Year’s resolutions.

    Kelly Kettle Stainless Steel Base Camp Combo (MSRP$132.92, now $114.95). Get a kettle and a cook set. Boil water and make meals. Be prepared and be awesome.

    Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Super Pack  ($139.88 value, now $119.99). Never be without power for all those devices you couldn’t live without in an emergency. ‘Cuz, I’m sorry, but not playing Angry Birds is simply not an option.

    January Sale Item: Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Super Pack

     

    Bam. Did you see how we did that? Yeah.

    Whatever your preparedness goals are this year, get started the right way by saving tons of money with our January sale. Happy January!

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  • Last Chance December Sale Items

    There are just two days left in the year 2013! So you know what that means, right? There are just two days left to check out our December sale items, too. Now that the holiday season is dying down, you can sit back, relax, and look through our December sale items as you ring in the New Year.

    In case you didn’t get a chance to check out our sale items during the hustle and bustle of the last few weeks, here are some items selling at great prices this December!

    Trekker II-Emergency Kit (two person)-- On sale this month for $87.99 (a $147.59 value). This Emergency kit includes basic survival gear for two people to survive for up to three days. The best part is that buying extras of this kit will prepare you for a variety of events that may arise in 2014: birthdays, as a gift for your nephew’s wedding, or for your cousin who has two kids and is trying to get the family prepared. Each kit comes with a medium and a large backpack and includes hygiene items, water, calorie food bars, warmth items, first aid necessities, a Tube Tent, radio, and so much more!

    Trekker II Emergency Kit (two person)

     72-Hour Food and Water Supply— Each combo includes meals-ready-to-eat and water for one person for three days. This combo has a variety of MRE entrees, sides, and desserts to choose from, as well as 18 water pouches, and much more! You can mix and match to create unique meals. You can even use this combo to add more food to your pre-made Trekker II kit or the emergency kit you already own. It’s on sale this month for $52.99 (at $90.50 value).

    72-Hour Food and Water Supply

    Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes—Hash browns are a special treat to have for a weekend or holiday breakfast. After partying on New Year’s Eve, why not wake up on New Year’s Day to the delicious smell of hash brown potatoes cooking in the skillet? Better yet, you can eat these hash browns as a side dish or create a breakfast casserole; there’s just so much you can do with one can of hash browns!  Get them this month for only $7.89 (20% off the regular price of $10.99).

    Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes

    Steripen Ultra— As you start preparing for the upcoming spring/summer camping season, make sure you have a water purifier on hand as you hike on the trails. The Steripen Ultra is a rechargeable, ultra-violet water purifier that can purify up to 50 liters of water per charge! This pen can neutralize over 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, and protozoa in your water. On sale this month for $79.99 (regularly priced at $119.95).

    Steripen Ultra

    As you celebrate the New Year, don’t forget to check out our December sales. All of these items will help you to be prepared not only for 2014, but for many years to come!

    Happy New Year!

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  • New Products and Combos Available!

    Just in time for the holidays, new products and combos are here! New flavorful meals, tangy drinks, cutting-edge survival tools, and more can help you (and Santa) check off your holiday shopping lists this year.

    Peaches and Cream Flavored Oatmeal--$20.95

    Eating a hearty breakfast doesn’t have to taste bland and boring. Just try the Peaches and Cream Flavored Oatmeal. The sweet blend of flavors gives you a delicious, filling breakfast to give you energy throughout the day.

    New Products: Peaches and Cream Oatmeal

    Grape Fortified Drink Mix #10 & MyChoice -- $16.95/$5.95

    This new thirst quencher gives you a flavorful, refreshing drink . . . and we LOVE it around here. With this tangy drink, you get more than just a flavored, sugar-based beverage. This grape drink mix is fortified with vitamins and minerals to help you stay hydrated. Great for kids!

    New Products: Fortified Grape Drink MixNew Products: Fortified Grape Drink Mix

     Breakfast Variety Combos

    These Breakfast Variety Combos are probably my favorite food storage products. We have three unique combos that include a variety of our best breakfast options so you can enjoy them every day or in an emergency. The best thing is that these three combos are on sale throughout December!

    Breakfast Variety Combo A--$109.99 (Regularly $141.28)

    Enjoy the mouthwatering flavors of the Breakfast Variety Combo A: Savory Scrambled Eggs with Ham; sweet Strawberry Slices; a full-on Breakfast Skillet with hash browns, eggs, sausage, onions, and peppers; Cinnamon Almond Granola; Instant Milk; and hearty Peaches and Cream Oatmeal (win, win, the oatmeal is a new product!).

    New Products: Breakfast Variety Combo A

    Breakfast Variety Combo B--$119.99 (Regularly $163.78)

    If the flavors of the Breakfast Variety Combo A aren’t quite your style, Combo B might be more your cup of . . . well, breakfast favorites. This combo gives you scrambled eggs with bacon and scrambled eggs with sausage. Love granola for breakfast, camping, or on the go? With this combo you get granola with freeze-dried blueberries AND granola with freeze-dried cinnamon apples. But don’t worry, we haven’t left out the always-needed hash brown potatoes (which, let’s face it, make every breakfast complete) and sweet banana slices (great to mix in with the granola).

    New Products: Breakfast Variety Combo B

    Ultimate Breakfast Variety Combo--$199.99 (Regularly $305.06)

    For the true breakfast lovers, or those who just can’t decide which breakfast items they love more, the Ultimate Breakfast Variety Combo gives you everything. You heard right—you get the granola (cinnamon almond, cinnamon apple, AND blueberry), you get the eggs (with bacon, sausage, AND ham), you get the Hash browns, the Breakfast Skillet, the strawberries and bananas, the Peaches and Cream Oatmeal, and milk! Mix and match the different breakfast items in this combo to get the exact meal you want.

    New Products: Ultimate Breakfast Combo

    Ultimate Emergency Power Combo--$2099.99 (Regularly $2679.90)

    Don’t ever be left without power again. With the Ultimate Emergency Power Combo, you get a Yeti 1250 with Roll Cart to power your home, your camp, or your recreation silently and emission-free during an emergency. The combo also includes a Solar Tripod that fits the included four Boulder 30M Solar Panels. The tripod helps position each panel to sit at an angle to absorb maximum light. To top it all off, four Light-A-Life’s are included to help you distribute the stored power as light when you need it most.

    New Products: Ultimate Emergency Power Combo

    Jetscream Whistle--$3.99 (Regularly $6.95)

    The Jetscream is unlike any whistle you’ve heard before. Its pitch reaches 122 decibels. Let’s look at it this way: if speaking is around 60 decibels, rock concerts are usually 105, chainsaws reach 110, and jackhammers are 120, a 122-decibel whistle, like the Jetscream, is pretty loud. It’s a great addition to your emergency supplies; it will help others locate you among the noise of emergency vehicles, aftershocks, or frantic crowds during an emergency.

    New Products: The Jetscream Whistle

    Sparkie Fire Starter--$5.99 (Regularly $10.99)

    The Sparkie Fire Starter is a one-handed fire starter that allows you to aim the sparks to hit your tinder every time. The Sparkie is easy to use and safer than matches or flint and steel. It has a retractable flint-based bar and built-in carbide striker. When the two are pressed together, a spark is generated and voilà— you’ll have a toasty fire in minutes.

    New Products: Sparkie Fire Starter

    These new products are great ideas for holiday gifts or stocking stuffers this year—or to add to your own [emergency kit]. Many of them are already on sale, too, which makes last-minute shopping easy and painless.

     Happy shopping, happy prepping, and Happy Holidays!

    --Kim

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  • 12 Days of Christmas Special Offer--Day Eight

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    12 Days of Giveaways!

    This post is part of our 2013 12 Days of Christmas, 12 Days of Giveaways series. This series will run from December 3rd to December 18th, 2013. Click here to see the giveaway items for Day Seven.

     On the eighth day of Christmas, Emergency Essentials gave to me a special offer on Mountain House Flame Broiled Ground Beef Patties.

    These flavorful beef patties are a part of a special Christmas flash sale—there are limited quantities of this product (and on sale) and they won’t last long, so act fast! Regularly, the Mountain House Flame Broiled Ground Beef Patties are $69.95, but the special offer puts them on sale for 42% off (that’s only $39.99!).

    12 Days of Christmas Special Offer Day 8

    For this remarkable price, you can experience summer all over again, even in the dead of winter. These patties will make your taste buds go wild with their hot-off-the-grill flavor. All you have to do is add water.

    These Mountain House ground beef patties are a great “addition” to top off your condiment-covered buns, chopped up into stroganoff or soup, or to add a flame-broiled flavor to your favorite entrees.

    Bring back the feel of summertime with the flame-broiled flavor of these ground beef patties. They are easy to make and easy to use, creating unforgettable meals. Don't miss this special offer!

    Check back tomorrow on the ninth day of Christmas for another great giveaway!

     

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