After the war, the fact that outdoorsmen everywhere need good tasting, healthy and filling meals was realized and the brand name Mountain House began! Gluten-free, grain-free, milk-free, soy-free and nut … You may unsubscribe at any time. The spice company Colorado Spice is under the same ownership as Backpacker’s Pantry and the two brands have a pretty neat partnership going. By signing up, you agree to receive emails from GearJunkie and Aparso. If you're an exclusive vegetarian or vegan, then chances are you'll gravitate to the meal brand, GOOD TO-GO. I am a MH guy as well. Sam Hardy is an outdoor enthusiast with a penchant for survival skills. But it's been over a year and I still can't bring myself to eat the other AA package... Has anyone tried Heather's Choice? There are also some more typical backcountry meal options available like Classic Marinara with Penne. AlpineAire has unique foods, especially when compared to Mountain House. Your IP: Our Cabeleas in Winnipeg has both but more selection with the Alpineaire. This is a brand that prides itself on its ingredients, striving to create freeze dried meals that both tasty and healthy. We’ll give you an overview of both companies, talk about their features and weigh their pros and cons. Last summer I bought two Alpine Air meals to test out, I'm getting burned out on MH. Mountain House is my personal favorite brand that produces dehydrated meals suitable for backpacking. Foods come in self-standing pouches, as well as cans and boxed kits. Mitch in some granola with blueberries and mile MH and I Am complete. She’s owned and operated several successful restaurants in New York City and has also worked as a renowned wedding and event caterer along the seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire. Bottom Line: Mountain House or AlpineAire? The flavors are absolutely present but also not too bold, it’s a nice balance between not being too bland nor too powerfully “camp-food” tasting. There’s no such thing as a good time hiking when you’re left hungry after eating, and nothing more disappointing than a mediocre tasting meal when you’re truly starving. Blog covering events, interviews, and outdoor tips. Single serving bags are around three ounces while double servings are around six. These cans of food are more economical than the purchase of individual serving packets. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. —Stephen Regenold. The size and weight of these pouches is totally comparable to the competition (around six ounces) so although there’s in some cases more than twice the energy content these meals don’t pack any heavier or more cumbersome. The okra, chicken, rice, and other ingredients soak it in, converting the dry constitutes into a dinner so good you can eat it at home. Extra Attention to Emergency Preparedness. There are even 10 serving sized cans available specifically suited for long term storage and disaster preparation. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. These meal pouches come as either a double or single serving.