Introducing the all new Cube Stove!
A lightweight and highly compact survival stove capable of burning a wide variety of fuel sources.
Now available with 1 or 3 month fuel supplies!
Rainy Day Freeze Dried Sample Pak Kits!
Delicious new freeze dried sample kits from Rainy Day. Packaged in a convenient and reusable #10 can - this kit allows you to sample the finest in Rainy Day freeze dried foods!
New 1 Year Deluxe Unit from Rainy Day!
Featuring premium freeze dried and dehydrated cans
and buckets packaged for long term storage! This 716 lbs food unit
contains a wide assortment of breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods and is a
great way to start your home storage!
World Famous Kelly Kettle camp stoves!
The Kelly Kettle camp stoves are an innovative product designed for camp cooking or boiling water - in just mere minutes! We carry the entire selection of Kelly Kettle camp stoves for your every need!
Mountain House - World Leader in Freeze Dried Food
5 stars - based on 17,121 reviews
Oregon Freeze Dry was incorporated in 1963, when we began freeze drying fruit for a General Foods cereal. Later, we worked with the Department of Defense to develop and produce freeze dried military rations that tasted better, weighed less, and were easier to prepare than canned rations. By the early 1970's, we were marketing our own Mountain House line of freeze dried foods for outdoor recreational use. In the 1980's, the Company grew rapidly as we began to manufacture private label packaged food products, and expanded our food ingredient line.
Today, Oregon Freeze Dry is the world's technological leader in freeze drying. Our freeze dried ingredients are key components in the products of some of America's largest food companies. Our private label lines include such products as lunch and dinner entrees for the Nutri/System weight-loss program and the Gerber Graduate Mini's line. We're still a major supplier to the military, and our Mountain House brand continues to be the favorite of backpackers and campers.
Oregon Freeze Dry is located on a 35 acre site in Albany, Oregon, and employs over 300 people. The company has three manufacturing plants, which offer USDA and FDA registrations, according to product. Collectively, these plants represent 32,000 square feet of freeze drying capacity - over 60% of the freeze drying capacity in the US. Oregon Freeze Dry also has affiliate facilities in the United Kingdom and Denmark.
Could you survive a Food Emergency?
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, for instance, 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 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 a lot of sense. Good sense for both financial and security
reasons. Use pouches for limited short-term emergencies. Use cans for potential extended
emergencies, or an emergency situation affecting a lot of people..
Simple Food Preparation!
Our freeze-dried foods are easy to
prepare-just add hot water...wait 10 minutes...and eat! If a heat source is not
available, room temperature or cold water can be used, too. Because no cooking is
needed, these foods require much less water and fuel than most fresh, frozen or
dehydrated foods (further conserving these two precious commodities.)
30 Year Shelf-Life!
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 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. Each of 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 contents with 2 to 3 weeks for
best results and taste; using the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses. Treat
any leftover food as you would fresh food.
Taste the Difference!
Mountain House® freeze dried foods taste superior
to competitive products because we actually start with fresh or frozen foods, then cook
and prepare them, and finally freeze-dry them ourselves. All the goodness, flavor, and
taste are locked in just if you had hand-made them 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 tastes as close to
fresh, frozen, or better, as you can get. Backpackers, for example, consistently rate us
#1 year after year as the best tasting foods and ease of preparation.
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 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).
Mountain House Vs. Wise Foods - Oxygen Testing Results
The following statements are from Columbia Food Laboratories, who conducted third party testing on Wise Foods and Mountain House products:
"For proper long-term food storage, it's important to maintain oxygen exposure as low as possible," said
Lee Goin, laboratory director at Columbia Food Laboratories. "Oxygen causes rancidity in foods containing
unsaturated fats. Even slight rancidity can make a food undesirable. Oxygen causes nutritional value to be
lost, especially vitamins A, C, D and E. Removal of oxygen will kill any insects, larvae and their eggs that may be present."
"Mountain House commissioned Columbia Food Laboratories to test 30 samples of dehydrated and freeze dried meals from Wise Company as well as 30 samples of comparable Mountain House freeze dried meals. The study found that average oxygen levels in Wise Company products were 18.25%, nearly the 21% level found in the atmosphere and 110 times higher than the average 0.16% oxygen found in Mountain House products. The most alarming part is that Wise Company products in this study were manufactured in April of 2012 and already exhibit near-atmospheric levels of oxygen, which would not provide a 25-year shelf life."
Information on Manufacture Date
product manufacturing code appears on the back of Mountain House®
pouches and on the bottom of Mountain House® cans. The date in the code
represents the date on which the product was packaged. As of January 2001 we are now printing BEST IF USED BY
dates on the back of each pouch.
1989 and after: EXAMPLE: 99028 CIA
Julian Date (example = 28th day of the year = January 28)
Production Operator's Initials
Prior to 1989: EXAMPLE: T20394D
Year (example "T" = 1987; see below*)
Julian Date (example = 203rd day of the year = July 22)