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  1. How large are the actual servings?
    I know many survival foods companies really promote the number of servings in their offerings to make it look like people are getting a lot…but you’d have to eat 3-4 of those “so-called” servings to make a meal.

    Can you give us some examples of serving sizes?

  2. I know some companies promote a “serving” as a complete meal, and that isn’t fair…and it’s hard to say what constitutes a full meal – how many servings does it take before you can call it a meal? Just hard to answer this question with any finality for everyone. I just know that, going by what they called a serving, was a pretty good size.

  3. Just ordered a few things from them to try.

    On the positive side, their website says their products are non-GMO. You have to look hard for this, as the information is not on the labels.

    However, in looking at the nutritional information, their entrees are extremely low in protein. You would have to purchase their meats too in order to beef them up with enough protein to keep you going. This raises the effective price considerably.

    Worse yet, the chicken in their entrees is “artificial chicken” from some un-named source, probably soy.

    Their breakfasts are all carbohydrates, no eggs at all. They don’t even have eggs in their dairy section, so if you want some eggs to put your tasty sausage crumbles in, you will have to buy them from another company.

    Their “desserts” are only fruit, unless you count the yogurt.

    The yogurt dices list sugar as the first ingredient. They have six times as much sugar as they do protein. Yogurt is supposed to be a source of protein.

    I recommend looking very carefully at the ingredients list, and also at the protein content in the nutritional information.

    In hard times, carbs may give you energy, but not strength. Living on carbs results in poor health, fuzzy thinking, and exacerbates depression. Their entrees will go on to your belly instead of your biceps, unless you buy their meat (which seems good) to add protein power.

    That said, with the added meat, I’m looking forward to trying their food.

  4. One correction: Mountain House guarantees almost their entire product line (pouches & #10 cans) for 30 years. While I haven’t kept any of their stuff in storage that long, I’ve noticed no degradation in the things I have opened (unlike other brands, which I’ve seen go bad in as little as 3-5 years).

  5. I would have been interested in trying 5 or 6 different items to make sure we liked the items before ordering multiple servings. They do not offer this option unfortunately, so I will stick with what I know we like

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