Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations
Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations

Official Preparation Instructions

  1. Add 8-16 (check package) ounces of hot water (~⅓ canteen cup) to pouch
  2. Stir, wait ~5-10 minutes until fully rehydrated
  3. Hot water can be added in stages to keep food hot.

Recommended Best Practices

  • Meals should be fully hydrated per the official instructions, and left to fully absorb the water.
  • Eating too fast can mess with your mood, your metabolism, and your digestive system. Pace yourself and eat at a normal speed.
  • Rehydrating the meal just means that the meal is rehydrated. You are still in charge of hydrating yourself. Make sure to drink adequate water.
  • Minimize exposure to direct sunlight and temperatures above 75°F to maximize shelf life. Like most things, if stored in a dry cool place it will last longer. Proprietary Mountain House packaging preserves flavor until 2029, and viable calories beyond that.

Meals

Full Ingredients and Nutritional Info

 Menu Calories Protein Fat Carbs Weight Dims
cm
Dims
in
Western Omelet 380 31g 22g 16g 2.65oz (75g)

8.5 H
6.0 W
7.5 L

3.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Breakfast Skillet 450 17g 27g 32g 3.18oz (90g) 9 H
6 W
7.5 L
3.5 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce 520 27g 11g 75g 4.3oz (122g) 11 H
6 W
7.5 L
4.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Beef Stew 570 43g 18g 63g 4.94oz (140g) 13 H
6 W
7.5 L
5.1 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Spicy Oriental Chicken 580 32g 5g 99g 5.29oz (150g) 13.5 H
6 W
7.5 L
5.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Chili Mac w/
Beef
570 31g 15g 77g 4.8oz (136g) 11 H
6 W
7.5 L
4.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Turkey Tetrazzini 610 36g 21g 59g 4.41oz (125g) 11 H
6 W
7.5 L
4.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L

Specs

  • Produced by Oregon Freeze Dry under the ‘Mountain House’ brand
  • U.S. Military contract overrun. Unobtainable any other way.
  • Freeze-dried food condensed, and vacuum packed in "brick pack" pouches
  • Proprietary Mountain House packaging preserves flavor until 2029, and viable calories beyond that.
  • Minimize exposure to temperatures above 75°F to maximize shelf life.
  • Meets U.S. military nutritional requirements for active soldiers in the field, providing a high calorie count with plenty of sodium and carbohydrates.
  • Lightweight and compact, high nutrient food almost you can store almost anywhere

Size Matters

One of the advantages of this product is it's compactness. How compact are they exactly? Well, here is a table of various containers as well as how many MCW's you can fit in each, along with the corresponding calories.

 Container How many MCW's you can fit Total Calories
French Rubberized Dry Bag 161 98,210
SADF Grootsack 141 86,010
French F1 Rucksack 141 86,010
Polish M93 Rucksack 111 67,710
Polish WZ89 Pack 111 67,710
Swiss Expanding Messenger Bag 80 48,800
German Alpine "Gebirgsjäger" Backpack 66 40,260
East German Combat Pack 23 14,030
Finnish Shoulder Bag 19 11,590
Flektarn LKS Main Pouch 17 10,370
Spongebob Lunchbag 14 8,540

*values estimated using Turkey Tetrazzini

Return Policy

Once the seal on the bag is punctured we cannot accept a return on this item. The meals are consumables and once consumed void warranty.

Mountain House MCW Long Range Patrol Rations

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Official Preparation Instructions

  1. Add 8-16 (check package) ounces of hot water (~⅓ canteen cup) to pouch
  2. Stir, wait ~5-10 minutes until fully rehydrated
  3. Hot water can be added in stages to keep food hot.

Recommended Best Practices

  • Meals should be fully hydrated per the official instructions, and left to fully absorb the water.
  • Eating too fast can mess with your mood, your metabolism, and your digestive system. Pace yourself and eat at a normal speed.
  • Rehydrating the meal just means that the meal is rehydrated. You are still in charge of hydrating yourself. Make sure to drink adequate water.
  • Minimize exposure to direct sunlight and temperatures above 75°F to maximize shelf life. Like most things, if stored in a dry cool place it will last longer. Proprietary Mountain House packaging preserves flavor until 2029, and viable calories beyond that.

Meals

Full Ingredients and Nutritional Info

 Menu Calories Protein Fat Carbs Weight Dims
cm
Dims
in
Western Omelet 380 31g 22g 16g 2.65oz (75g)

8.5 H
6.0 W
7.5 L

3.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Breakfast Skillet 450 17g 27g 32g 3.18oz (90g) 9 H
6 W
7.5 L
3.5 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce 520 27g 11g 75g 4.3oz (122g) 11 H
6 W
7.5 L
4.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Beef Stew 570 43g 18g 63g 4.94oz (140g) 13 H
6 W
7.5 L
5.1 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Spicy Oriental Chicken 580 32g 5g 99g 5.29oz (150g) 13.5 H
6 W
7.5 L
5.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Chili Mac w/
Beef
570 31g 15g 77g 4.8oz (136g) 11 H
6 W
7.5 L
4.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L
Turkey Tetrazzini 610 36g 21g 59g 4.41oz (125g) 11 H
6 W
7.5 L
4.3 H
2.3 W
2.9 L

Specs

  • Produced by Oregon Freeze Dry under the ‘Mountain House’ brand
  • U.S. Military contract overrun. Unobtainable any other way.
  • Freeze-dried food condensed, and vacuum packed in "brick pack" pouches
  • Proprietary Mountain House packaging preserves flavor until 2029, and viable calories beyond that.
  • Minimize exposure to temperatures above 75°F to maximize shelf life.
  • Meets U.S. military nutritional requirements for active soldiers in the field, providing a high calorie count with plenty of sodium and carbohydrates.
  • Lightweight and compact, high nutrient food almost you can store almost anywhere

Size Matters

One of the advantages of this product is it's compactness. How compact are they exactly? Well, here is a table of various containers as well as how many MCW's you can fit in each, along with the corresponding calories.

 Container How many MCW's you can fit Total Calories
French Rubberized Dry Bag 161 98,210
SADF Grootsack 141 86,010
French F1 Rucksack 141 86,010
Polish M93 Rucksack 111 67,710
Polish WZ89 Pack 111 67,710
Swiss Expanding Messenger Bag 80 48,800
German Alpine "Gebirgsjäger" Backpack 66 40,260
East German Combat Pack 23 14,030
Finnish Shoulder Bag 19 11,590
Flektarn LKS Main Pouch 17 10,370
Spongebob Lunchbag 14 8,540

*values estimated using Turkey Tetrazzini

Return Policy

Once the seal on the bag is punctured we cannot accept a return on this item. The meals are consumables and once consumed void warranty.

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Reviewed by R
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Rated 5 out of 5
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gooooood

great stuff, a bit chewy but that may have just been how i cooked it. better than mre entrees to be sure.

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Reviewed by Mike B.
I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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MH Quality in a Tiny Size

I bought a fistful of these for backpacking and have already used a handful. They are just as good as traditional Mountain House meals, in a tiny package.

Those of you not familiar with freeze dried food and are on the fence; essentially these are lightweight, dehydrated meals that are pre-cooked. All you need to do is add boiling water and you have an entree, ready to eat in minutes. What Mountain House (MH) is famous for is somehow adding magic to every pouch to make them all somehow delicious, which cannot be said for all (most) emergency/lightweight meals. That, combined with a ridiculous shelf life (something like 30 years), it simply cannot be beat.

Those of you who are familiar with Mountain House should know the drill; these are essentially the same as the pro-packs, vacuum sealed, but an even smaller size.

How are these better than regular MH packets? Size. These bricks are about 1/3 the size, with the same calorie content. In addition to the price point (and recent price gouging of regular MH), these are an awesome deal. In backpacking, size and weight means everything. And If I can carry enough of these to feed a small army 20 miles away in a day, that's saying a lot.

Two things to keep in mind that I've found:

1) The foil packages are fragile. I've lost two vacuum seals; one due to opening the package by slicing across the top with a knife, my bad. The second one came DOA with a vacuum seal broken from what appears to be the top being bent back and forth…

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Reviewed by Hanz L.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Scrumptious Mountain House

Lightweight but fills you right up!

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Reviewed by Dylan P.
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Rated 5 out of 5
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Excellent Rations.

Purchased the variety pack and couldn't be happier. Had shipping issue with one of the meals and customer service was lightning fast on remedying that issue. Incredibly small packaging for what turns into an entire entree. Ideal for deep woods.

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Reviewed by J M.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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Saving for a Rainy Day

Larger than I expected in terms of size of packaging. Probably pretty good though. Looking forward to eating these come the apocalypse.

Pic unrelated (adding a piccy-wiccy for the sweet discounty-wounty uwu)

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