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Quik & EZ™ Family Dinner Entree Reserve
Includes: 180 Total Pouches, 360 total servings
You’re going to love this new reserve we have created just for your family. It is an industry FIRST! We developed this unit with super ease of meal preparation, convenience and nearly air-lightweight storage.
It provides dinner entree's to feed a hungry FAMILY of 4 for 3 months, or 2 persons for 6 months with delicious mouth-watering Mountain House premium freeze-dried foods!! Our Quik & EZ™ series provides all meals in pre-measured, convenient long-term storage dual-serving foil-seal pouched which also doubles as a disposable “cooker” for every meal. ALL meals require NO COOKING, NO PREPARATION and NO CLEAN-UP.
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. -- S.W., Milford, NH
Quick, Simple and Truly EZ Meals… Even for Kids!
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 makes for EASY STORAGE anywhere in your house!
Ideal also for when you need to run-and-flee in the event of an evacuation.
Mountain House Super Long 10+ Year Shelf-Life!
Shelf-life for all Mountain House food pouches have now been extended to a conservative 10+ years when properly stored after purchased. Mountain House considers their shelf-life guarantee based on there being no distinguishable differences in look, taste, flavor or nutrition between their freshly made freeze-dried foods and their foods eaten 10 years from manufacture. Both will taste, look and be just as nutritional as when first made. No one else comes close to making such a guarantee of freshness!
Now I have PERSONALLY tasted Mountain House pouched foods that were over 30 years old and found them to still be very good tasting and appetizing. I would not hesitate to eat any Mountain House foods that were 25 years old or more since tasting these results.
You get a total of 360 HEARTY SIZE 10-12 oz. servings (standard is 8 oz) so you’ll get more food per meal!
Complete unit includes <u>15 different entrees</u> packed in 30 easy-to-store inner cases. Self-life is a minimum of 10 years when properly stored. Unit provides best Mountain House food selections from classic favorites like Beef Stroganoff & Cheesy Lasagna to premium top-of-the-line Grilled Chicken Breast Patties! There is something here for even your fussiest eaters!!
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.
Why Choose Mountain House® Pouched Reserves?
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 every brand out there and nothing comes close for taste and ease of use as Mountain House freeze-dried foods. You see, other “pouch meal” food storage manufacturers use inexpensive and cheap ingredients 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”. 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 starts with fresh foods, prepares them, seasons and blends them like you would at home, then fully 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. No other “food storage” company actually makes and FREEZE-DRIES their own meals.
I’ve personally been to Mountain House’s corporate headquarters and factory and what I saw was amazing. I’ve never seen quality control and standards this high before. Every step of the freeze-dry process is tightly regulated to insure a perfect product every time. This is a company that is USDA approved and makes freeze-dried foods not only for their own brands but for a variety of other food companies and even the U.S. military. Your foods are made to the same exacting standards as the U.S. military or big cereal companies get!
Why is Removing the Oxygen from the Package so Important?
One of the ‘5 Deadly Enemies to Food Storage’ is oxygen. You see, whether it is freeze-dried 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.
We recently had one big pouch company tell us that they “nitrogen flushed” their pouches before sealing them to remove the residual oxygen. We had our doubts and decided to hire, not one, but two independent outside testing firms to test for residual oxygen levels in several different company pouches, including Mountain House. Both testing companies came back with just about the same results which were downright scary.
We found some company pouches had over 20% OXYGEN content left inside (the air we breathe is about 21% oxygen)! That meant that their “nitrogen flushing” claims were worthless. Other’s oxygen levels varied from package to package and company to company. None of the other companies used oxygen absorbers. Mountain House was the ONLY company that was consistently 98%+ 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.
Why is having a 7 Layer Foil Sealed Pouch that Big a Deal?
We recently did some research on food pouch material and what works best for long term storage and that could actually provide a 10+ year shelf-life claim. We were very surprised at what we found. Nearly all food storage pouch companies used cheap 1 to 3 layer mylar material for their pouches. Most of these pouches you can see straight through them 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.
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 with proven results to backup their claims. These pouches cost a little more (as any premium product does) but the protection and insurance it provides, like a well constructed home security safe, is well worth the extra cost. Yes, their 7 layered pouch is a VERY BIG DEAL!
Why do Freeze-Dried Entrees & Foods Taste Better!
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!!! 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 -- D.L., Casper, WY
Their superior taste, especially over long term storage, is incomparable!
Faster, INSTANT Gourmet Meals!
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 full cooking or simmering for up to 20 minutes or more. The other brands require more fuel and heat to cook compared to Mountain House, which in a crisis, may be critical when fuel resources may be scarce.
Why Doesn’t Any Competitor Freeze-Dry Their own Foods or Meals?
I can answer that in one word, expense. You see, freeze-drying is not a cheap process like blending dry powdered ingredients together that anyone could do in their own home. Mountain House is the ONLY company who has the ability to make any type of freeze-dried food you can imagine including fruits & vegetables, real meats to completely cooked entrée meals. To do this requires an incredibly expensive investment of specialized equipment, specialized personnel, tons of quality control steps & inspections, and up to 2 days of time to make each food item, but it is the SECRET of why their foods taste superior, are nearly instant to prepare and store much longer.
This is the reason why no other company actually freeze-dries their own foods or meals. The cost is way too expensive for them to do it. If it were not for Mountain House’s ability to produce such huge batches of freeze-dried foods for emergency food storage and backpackers at the same time, the cost to do it would be much higher to purchase.These bulk savings are what makes Mountain House foods so affordable.
Why we Trust Mountain House’s Conservative 10+ Year Shelf-Life Guarantee!
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 can stay in business that long without making a superior product and that’s just what they do.
Nitro-Pak has sold their products now for over 18 years. We stand behind them 100% as the best money can buy. When you invest your hard earned money in any product you want the best bang for your buck and Mountain House delivers just that! They truly offer a superior product for long term food reserves and short term camping or backpacking adventures.
Most of the competition has been around for only 2-6 years yet boast unsubstantiated claims of having a 25 year shelf-life. Don’t believe it! 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?
The bottom line is that if any company touts a 25 year shelf-life make them show how they came to that conclusion since they haven’t been around for 25 years. You’ll probably hear something like “we have some XYZ college studies of individual freeze-dried ingredients we found”. That doesn’t count. There is no question of freeze-dried vegetables, fruits or meats can last for 25 years when packed in cans and stored. That’s not what they are selling.
Here’s some final closing thoughts from someone who has been is this industry for nearly 30 years. You are spending good money to protect you and your family in the event of a job loss or crisis with a food reserve. Just like an insurance policy, or buying high quality security safe, you want 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 the one you can count on when you really need to use your food reserves!
Harry R. Weyandt
President, Nitro-Pak Preparedness Center, Inc.
Serving Size Servings Per Container 450
* Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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