Preppers Bug Out Bag – Mountain House #10 Cans Survival Food Review

by Mac Hanks

Preppers Bug Out Bag – Mountain House #10 Cans Survival Food Review

Mountain House Beef Stew Survival Food

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Preppers Bug Out Bag – Mountain House #10 Cans Survival Food Review – What Is It?

In previous articles about survival food I’ve mentioned Mountain House Just In Case Buckets. Those buckets have pouches of freeze dried food and come in a large variety of meals. Mountain House also makes size 10 cans of freeze dried food that you can use instead of, or as a supplement to your freeze dried meals.

The Mountain House #10 cans of survival food come in a variety of flavors and are considered to be at the higher end of survival food – sort of “gourmet in a can” if you will. These can have a plastic snap on lid and you scoop out what you need (one cup is one serving) and just add boiling water. After a few minutes you’ve got a hearty serving of food that’s reminiscent of moms home cooked food.

Mountain House #10 cans come in a pretty good variety of flavors. Flavors include Vegetable Stew, Chicken with Rice, Chili Mac with Beef and even Lasagne with Meat sauce. There are also some cans that are more of a supplement to other ingredients, like Diced Beef, Wild Rice and Mushroom Pilaf and Diced Chicken. Lastly there are even freeze dried peas or green beans and even dessert type items like freeze dried strawberries!

Preppers Bug Out Bag – Mountain House #10 Cans Survival Food Review – What I Like

Mountain House Mexican Rice survival food

Mountain House Mexican Rice with Chicken survival food in #10 cans

Mountain House #10 Cans are a pretty awesome idea and well executed for survival food. First of all, the idea that preppers can have a large variety of food items, all freeze dried and easily measured out per portion is pretty ingenious. The fact that they are all “just add water” is super convenient. The fact that these are cans as opposed to foil pouches means that the shelf life is significantly longer – up to 25 years for some products.

They’re also freeze dried which means transporting them is much easier than regular heavy canned goods. No prepper wants to deal with the logistics of hauling around heavy cans of food so these solve that problem nicely. The large selection of items they have will make things a little easier for those preppers with families and young kids, you’ll have less fighting and complaining about having to eat the same thing day after day.

I’ve tried a couple of these so far and I have to say that for freeze dried food the flavor and texture is pretty good. I liked the chicken and rice flavor in particular and the chili mac was quite tasty also.

Preppers Bug Out Bag – Mountain House Size 10 Cans Survival Food Review – What I Didn’t Like

It’s freeze dried food, so know what you’re getting into with that. It is not the same as regular canned food but the trade off is that this stuff will last a quarter century. I’d like it better if it came with a scoop in the can but that’s minor flaw. I’d also like to see this have some sort of built in mechanism for opening the can. This is a #10 can so you’re going to need a big can opener. Make sure you have a couple in with your preppers stuff if you’re planning on using these cans because if you don’t they are going to be a PITA to open.

Preppers Bug Out Bag – Mountain House Size 10 Cans Survival Food Review – Conclusions

Mountain House Noodles and Chicken survival food

Mountain House Noodles and Chicken survival food has a very long shelf life

Having survival food is something that every prepper should not take for granted. You need to have food that’s shelf stable, not because you think that once the balloon goes up it’s going to be decades before things get sorted out but because you want to buy and store this stuff then not have to worry about it going bad of vermin getting into it and these Mountain House #10 cans do the trick nicely. I’ve picked up about a dozen of these so far in a variety of flavors ordering 2 or 3 at a time when I’m getting other stuff for my prepper planning and I recommend you do the same.

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