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    Question Food In the Field

    What do you guys do for food in the field when on a back country hunt? Does anyone eat MREs? If so what ones do you like the best? I suppose I could try some before I go on my next hunt, but I was just seeing if people had some that they would definitely not eat again.

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    Mountain House meals here......much better to eat (taste) and easier to digest, IMO.
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    I 2nd that. I like the chiken and rice, beef stew and teriyaki chicken flavors the best. Chicken & rice has high protien and calories, so i tend to eat more of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by BOHNTR View Post
    Mountain House meals here......much better to eat (taste) and easier to digest, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    What do you guys do for food in the field when on a back country hunt? Does anyone eat MREs? If so what ones do you like the best? I suppose I could try some before I go on my next hunt, but I was just seeing if people had some that they would definitely not eat again.

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    Drew

    I take MREs with me when I go sans some of the side items. I just get a box of 10 before hunting season and they seem to do the trick depending on how much time I spend in the back country. They are solid meals and one meal with performance bars seem to be adequate.

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    I like the Mountain House meals, but now is the time to try some out and see if you like the taste. Some of them are not very good and when your miles in the back country is not the time to decide dinner tastes like crap.
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    I like the Mountain house type dehydrated meals, not always the mountain house brand. My pallet isn't that discriminating after a long day in the high country and if some other brand is 2 bucks a bag, I'm there. I don't take MRE's firstly for the weight, and secondly for the expense. North of 49th those things get pricey.
    I also make my own powerbars when I go out. Tasty and close to 400 cal for a regular sized bar. I love them.
    People in SUV's and suburbs will kill more game animals than a man with a bow, ever could.

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    I tried Backpacker's Pantry this fall when all the Mountain House were out of stock. A bit more expensive, but very good tasting meals and very large portions. I burn a ton of calories when chasing critters and these were a nice item to have on hand.

    I do take 1 MRE with me on each trip. Very handy if I get cold or tired - just open and eat. They are quite heavy though....

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    I usually take mountain house meals, I pretty much lived on MREs for 3 months in Iraq in 2003 so I definitely knew which ones I liked and didn't. They may have come out with some new ones, I haven't had one for about 5 years now. Beef stew was probably my favorite, beef frankfurters were the worst in my opinion.

    Some of the main meals aren't as good but they come with better snacks, the pound cake and jalapeno cheese are pretty good (not together). Field stripping your MREs (getting rid of all the packaging and and anything you won't eat) will save a lot of weight and space but they are still heavier than dehydrated meals. If this was all you were eating you could save some weight by leaving the stove, fuel, and pot at home, not sure if that would make up the difference though.

    How much does a case cost? I've never seen them for sale anywhere.
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    Mountain House are excellent for dinner and breakfast, but I'll bring a bunch of peanuts and dried fruit. Another low-cost, lightweight food is Ramen noodles. Lots of fat and calories and a really fast meal.

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    I like mountain house on longer trips and stripped MREs on sub 3 day trips
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