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Signature Elite Series™
Provides 1 People for 6 Months with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Meals,
Side Dishes, Desserts, Snacks and Beverages. All-Inclusive!
Here’s a smaller version of our ‘Quik & EZ Family Reserve’ that’s ideal for one person whether you be newly weds, empty nesters, seniors, or just need to be prepared for two!
It’s one of the BEST FOOD RESERVES we have EVER offered (or anyone else has for the matter)! It is an INDUSTRY FIRST! Nothing, and I mean nothing even comes remotely close to this incredible food reserve for your investment dollar.
What makes our Signature Elite ‘QUIK & EZ 6 month so different?
1) All lunch & dinner entrées are PRE-PACKAGED in large hearty sized 20-24 oz Dual-Serving 30 YEAR SHELF-LIFE foil sealed pouches!
2) You’ll get a total of 25 DIFFERENT breakfast, lunch & dinner INSTANT meals to choose from PLUS get side dishes, desserts and beverages included!
3) ULTRA-convenience & super fast meals…“just add water and eat” straight from
the pouch with no dishes to clean! NO COOKING or PREPARATION needed!
4) REAL Freeze-Dried Gourmet Meals your WHOLE family will love! Most are made with REAL Freeze-Dried Meats!
5) Comes packed in multiple easy to store cases (12 meals per case) that can also be easily divided between family & friends if the need arises!
6) Provides over 2100 Calories per person per day!
Our Lightest, Simplest & Fastest Preparing Reserve Ever!
The Signature Elite ‘QUIK & EZ ’ has been designed to feed you for 6 months with #1 RATED delicious tasting Mountain House freeze-dried foods!!
We developed this unit because we have had numerous requests to make a food reserve unit that uses pre-packaged lightweight foil sealed pouches instead of cans. Now you’ve got it!
Nothing has been held back in putting this incredible food reserve together! Mountain House pouches definitely have many advantages. They are lighter in weight than #10 cans and can also be easily divided up for storage or dispensing to family or friends in an emergency. This unit was also designed so you can use the pouch to add hot water into and eat straight from the re-sealable pouch! What could be easier?
1) All dinner/lunch entrees are pre-packaged in super lightweight dual serving pouches.
2) All dinner/lunch entrees provide hearty 10-12 ounce servings per person (standard is 8 oz).
3) You’ll get the LARGEST SELECTION of any food reserve unit we’ve ever seen or offered… a total of 28 DIFFERENT MEALS to choose from. No one, and I mean no one offers you this many choices!
4) Plus you’ll get over 2100 calories per day per person!
A real meal S.W., Milford, NH
I could not believe that any freeze dried meal could become exactly like a real fresh cooked meal. THIS ONE DID!!! Everyone that tried my meal wanted to know where to find it. This meal could be served in a four star restaurant.
Each ‘Quik & EZ Family Reserve’ includes the best of Mountain House’s dinner & lunch entrees from classic favorites like savory Beef Stroganoff, Sweet & Sour Pork, mouth watering Lasagna, Chicken Teriyaki to premium top-of-the-line freeze-dried Grilled Chicken Breast Patties! Enjoy 24 different lunch & dinner entrees and 4 additional breakfast entrees like hot Breakfast Skillet with hash browns, scrambled eggs & sausage or a classic favorite like Blueberry Granola. Most of these entrees include REAL freeze-dried meats that you’ll not find elsewhere. In addition to the main course entrees for each meal, we have also included dinner side dishes, desserts, drinks, and other yummy snacks your whole family will love!
This is what I call a “no-brainer” food storage reserve. WHY “No-Brainer”? Because it requires NO Meal Preparation, NO Cooking, NO Meal Planning, NO COOKBOOKS, NO GRAIN GRINDERS and best of all, NO Dishes OR CLEANUP…EVER!! (Even kids & husbands are happy to prepare meals with this awesome food reserve!)
Every delicious tasting meal is as EASY as adding hot water (cold water can be used in a pinch) directly into the “cooker” re-sealable pouch, wait 5–8 minutes, and eat. IT’S THAT EASY!!! You can even eat straight from the pouch. In addition, these meals are SUPER-LIGHTWEIGHT and come conveniently packed 6 pouches per box (12 meals each) which make for EASY STORAGE anywhere in your house!
Shelf-life for Mountain House food pouches and cans is a PROVEN 30 years when properly stored. Some of the other non-entrée items and snacks may have a shorter shelf-life and will need rotation. See full listing of contents for all shelf-life information.
Just like all of Nitro-Pak food reserve units, should an item become unavailable, we will substitute it with a similar item of equal or greater value.
There is something here for even your fussiest and pickiest eaters!! Don’t expect to find anything remotely close to this awesome family food reserve unit anywhere else! IT IS A NITRO-PAK EXCLUSIVE! Get better prepared and order yours today!
We use only Mountain House FREEZE-DRIED entrée pouches because they are simply the best tasting, highest quality, longest storing and fastest preparing food reserves available ANYWHERE! Read on and I’ll tell you the whole story.
Over the years, we’ve tasted just about ever brand out there and nothing comes close for taste and ease of use. You see, other “pouch meal” or plastic bucket food storage manufacturers use inexpensive and cheap to make dry blended powdered “soup base” mixes. They then toss in a sprinkling of freeze-dried or dehydrated vegetables and say, or imply, that they are “freeze-dried meals”. Don’t believe it. This is why other brands look & taste like watery soup mixes, because they are!
Mountain House is the ONLY, yes I said only company that actually prepares, cooks and FREEZE-DRIES their own meals and foods. This entire process ensures their full flavor and gourmet taste are preserved together for long term storage.
I’ve personally been to their corporate headquarters and factory and what I saw was amazing. I’ve never seen quality control and standards this high before. I’ve visited many food storage packaging companies around the country and nothing comes close to Mountain House or their parent company Oregon Freeze-Dry’s facilities. They are the Kelloggs® or General Mills® of the industry. Every step of the freeze-dry process is tightly regulated to insure a perfect product every time. This is a sizeable company that is USDA approved and makes freeze-dried foods not only for their own brand but for a variety of other food companies and even the U.S. military.
1) They start by using fresh foods like you would at home and add seasonings to
make their proprietary gourmet recipes.
2) Next they mix the meal ingredients and fully cook them to perfection.
3) After cooking, they FLASH FREEZE them to as low as 60 degrees below zero.
4) They then FREEZE-DRY the foods in “space sublimation” chambers to remove
98% of the moisture & water out of the food. The final product retains its same
shape, texture and full flavor.
5) The final step is to package the freeze-dried product in either pouches or cans with an oxygen absorber inside.
There is much more to it than this, but you get the gist it. It’s the secret of why their foods taste superior to the competition because everything is cooked together just like you would at home THEN freeze-dried to lock-in that goodness and savory flavor.
One of the ‘5 deadly enemies’ to food storage is oxygen. You see, whether it is freeze-dries foods or powdered blend mixes, oxygen MUST be removed from the final packaging for long term storage. The best way to do that is by using an oxygen absorber packet (about the size of a sugar packet). Properly sized for the packaging, they will absorb over 99% of the residual oxygen. Residual oxygen otherwise will oxidize and ruin the food over time. The more the residual oxygen left in the package, the faster the food oxidizes and goes bad.
Having the correct size oxygen absorber packed in every pouch or can is ESSENTIAL to insure a long shelf-life. Beware: MOST POUCH BUCKET COMPANIES DO NOT USE OXYGEN ABSORBERS!
We recently had one company tell us that they “nitrogen flushed” their pouches before sealing them to remove the residual oxygen. We had our doubts and decided to hired not one, but two independent outside testing firms to test for residual oxygen levels in several company’s pouches, including Mountain House. Both testing companies came back with the just about same results which were down right scary.
We found some company pouches had over 20% OXYGEN content inside (the air we breathe is about 21% oxygen)! That meant that their bogus “nitrogen flushing” claims were worthless. Other’s oxygen levels varied from package to package and company to company. None used oxygen absorbers. Mountain House was the ONLY company that was consistently 99%+ oxygen-free. The industry standard is at least 98% oxygen removal to ensure long term storage. No other brand we tested consistently met that standard except Mountain House.
We recently did some research on food pouch material and what works best for long term storage. We were very surprised at what we found. Nearly all food storage pouch food storage bucket companies use a 1 to 3 layer mylar material for their pouches. Most of these materials you can see straight through when held up to light (light is another of the ‘5 deadly enemies’ to food storage). Nearly all would allow for light and oxygen transfer through the pouch to the inner food, thus GREATLY reducing their shelf-lives.
Realistic shelf-lives with companies using these materials (with or without a nitrogen flush) is probably closer to 2 to 5 years, nowhere close to the 25 years they tout. Even if an oxygen absorber were used in these pouches, the oxygen transfer through the material would only be accelerated because of the vacuum effect caused by the oxygen absorber inside.
Conversely, Mountain House uses a 7 layered pouch that includes an actual layer of foil sandwiched between the layers. This multi-layered food pouch has been proven superior over the test of time. With nearly 50 years of research & testing and selling millions of pouched foods to campers and the U.S. military, they have a tract record second to none with proven results to backup their claims. These pouches cost a little more (as any premium product does) but the protection it provides, like a well made home security safe, is well worth the extra cost. Yes, their 7 layered pouch is a VERY BIG DEAL!
Compared to dry blended powdered mixes the difference is huge. Once reconstituted, freeze-dried foods look and taste just like freshly cooked frozen foods from the grocery store. That’s what customers want… great taste and super long shelf-life! We have conducted consumer taste test over & over and Mountain House has always been the clear winner… even with picky kids! I’ve seen kids time and again come back to our booth display at expos and ask for seconds or thirds. That says a lot!
AWESOME!!! D.L., Casper, WY
This is the best food in a pouch I have ever had. The chicken was tasty and moist and the taters had that freshly peeled potato taste.
Their superior taste, especially over long term storage, is incomparable. We have actually tasted Mountain House freeze-dried pouched food that was over 30 years old and it still tasted and looked great.
Another big reason they are better is their ease of preparation. Because Mountain House is fully cooked, prepared and freeze-dried, they reconstitute nearly instantly with hot water in just 5-8 minutes compared to powdered mixed blends that require cooking or simmering for up to 20 minutes or more.
Consider this important fact. No other company actually FREEZE-DRIES their own meals except Mountain House. Freeze-drying is not a cheap process like blending dry powdered ingredients that anyone could do themselves. That’s the reason no other company does it. It requires an incredibly expensive investment of specialized equipment, tons of quality control steps and a lot of time to make each item, but it is the SECRET of why their foods are superior. This process is also the secret of why their food will actually store for 30 years in cans and pouches.
Mountain House has been in business for nearly 50 years and is the largest freeze-drying company in the world. No company in any industry stays in business this long without making a superior product and that’s just what they do.
Most of the competition has been around for only 2-6 years yet boast unsubstantiated claims of 25 year shelf-life. How can they make such claims when they have been only around for a few years? Where’s their 25 year real life data to back up their claims?
Know what you are really buying and not just hype!
Here’s some final closing advice from someone who has been is this industry nearly 30 years. You are spending good money to protect you and your family, just like an insurance policy, or buying high quality home security safe, so get the best for your investment dollar.
For my money, Mountain House offers the best tasting, fastest making and longest storing food reserves in the industry. They are ones you can count on when you really need to use your food reserves.
Harry R. Weyandt
President, Nitro-Pak Preparedness Center, Inc.
|Product Supply Type||Food|
|Shelf Life (Opened)||7-14|
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