The basis of my food storage program is mostly canned goods and other typical food from my local grocery store. Freeze dried food has been part of of my system more recently – adding a little here and a little there over the past 18 months or so. I have a combination of Mountain House cans as well as pouches. With the pouches having a 10+ year shelf and found locally – it is not difficult to get a few every couple of weeks and build up a decent inventory in a short period of time.
What I really like about freeze dried food – specifically Mountain House is their offerings of egg varieties. I have tried and like many of the available long-term food storage products including GoFoods, WISE, and eFoods. As a lover of eggs and bacon in the morning – Mountain House has to be included in my system.
Recently I cooked up some Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon for my kids. It had been awhile since either one had tried any. Rather than opening one of the #10 cans I figured a pouch would be fine. Opening the mylar pouch the freeze dried eggs and small bits of bacon can be seen. Important to remember to remove the oxygen absorber – they are not tasty.
Preparation is simple…..boil some water, pour it in the pouch, seal the pouch,
and let it sit for 10 minutes or so.
Once some time has passed the pouch is opened, stirred up one last time – and any excess moisture drained off.
That’s it. Pour the eggs out onto a plate and enjoy.
These pouches are great for backpacking, inclusion in a “Go Bag” in the trunk or your car – or for adding some specific foods to a food storage program. #10 cans make the per serving cost less and store for much longer -up to 25 years.
Hey – do you have a favorite freeze dried food?
By the way – here is a video of my oldest son from 2 years ago tasting Mountain House Freeze Dried Scrambled Eggs with Bacon for the first time.