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06/28/2014 08:30PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
It's been almost two years but the large Mountain House boxes are back at Costco, little different selection, includes some breakfast skillets and one desert, 13 packs in total, $57, so each pack is avg $4.38 which is cheap considering most are $7.50-$9 each. Just thought id give a heads up for anyone that might be interested.
 
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OBX2Kayak
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06/28/2014 09:02PM  
Go to the Mountain House web site. A #10 can of beef stroganoff is about $30 ($3.00 per serving).

Mountain House #10 cans
 
06/28/2014 09:54PM  
quote OBX2Kayak: "Go to the Mountain House web site. A #10 can of beef stroganoff is about $30 ($3.00 per serving).


Mountain House #10 cans "



There is 34 servings in that box, so $1.68 per serving, and you don't have to eat the same thing for every meal
 
sirlips
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06/29/2014 12:22AM  
Nope. 10-1 cup servings per #10 can of most mountain house items. Including the stroganoff
 
06/29/2014 05:44AM  
A #10 can supplies 10 1-cup servings at $2.90 per serving. A pouch supplies 2.5 1-cup servings for $7.49 or $2.99 per serving.

As a side note, a #10 can has 10 1-cup servings providing 260 calories and has 760 mg of sodium per serving.

Each pouch has 2.5 1-cup servings providing 260 calories and 790 mg of sodium per serving, which is 650 calories and 1,975 mg of sodium! if you eat the entire pouch.

Sic caveat emptor.
 
OldFingers57
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06/29/2014 05:59AM  
I've used the #10 cans for things like the freeze dried chicken and taken it out of the can and vac sealed two person servings. Wokrs great that way for backpacking and canoeing, lt wt and easy to add to Freezer bag style cooking recipes.
 
Savage Voyageur
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06/29/2014 07:43AM  
Great to hear, I just used up my last box I bought there. Thanks for the heads up.
 
06/29/2014 07:50AM  
quote sirlips: "Nope. 10-1 cup servings per #10 can of most mountain house items. Including the stroganoff "

"nope" ??

Like bonnie said there are 2.5- 1 cup servings in the large entrees, of which there are 9 in this box, so that's $2.5 per serving and you still get another $30 in breakfast skillets and deserts, I'm no math major (but my wife is!) but I do know this is about as cheap as they get, just a matter of if you like the flavores assembled, I personally don't love any FD food but I do love the weight, short cook time and lack of dishes to do. Also I have bought the big containers before and didn't enjoy the added time and money involved in repacking into usable portion sizes, but that's just me.
 
sirlips
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06/29/2014 06:32PM  
I thought you were saying there were 34 servings in a #10. Miss-understood what your were saying :)




 
msnature
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07/21/2014 01:41PM  
What do you suppose the shelf life might be if the contents of a #10 can are repackaged in foodsaver vacuum bags. i just don't wanna eat that much of any one item - I'd probably use it over a 5 year period.
 
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