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#134234 - 05/31/08 02:40 AM Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT
Todd W Offline
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http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7811642

Not a bad price / setup for not having to do the work to piece it together. Def. enough food / energy for 3 days, probably more if you spread it out.

Anyone have this? I think I may get one or two (or maybe piece together to save $) and keep them in my cars.

-Todd
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#134262 - 05/31/08 02:29 PM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: Todd W]
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Not bad looking

-I think a lot of this spawned out of the tax free hurricane supplies thing walmart had going recently

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#134274 - 05/31/08 04:13 PM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: ]
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Wow! I didn't here about the tax fre huricane supplies! Maybe cause I A) don't shop at wal-mart and B) don't live in hurricane country
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#134293 - 05/31/08 07:12 PM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: climberslacker]
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Not a bad price at all considering the main courses go for around 6$/each.
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#134368 - 06/01/08 11:53 AM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: SARbound]
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Florida won't be having a tax holiday for hurricane supplies this year. They're also not going to have back-to-school tax holiday either. Budget's too tight.


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#134369 - 06/01/08 12:02 PM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: Todd W]
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It looks like a good deal and should hold up well in a car trunk. A car(or in my case truck) is a great place to store a 72 hr kit. If I'm home I have way more than 72 hrs of kit. Getting stuck somewhere away from civilization, 72 hrs of food rations can make a big difference. I'll need to check this at WM.

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#134396 - 06/01/08 03:10 PM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: Russ]
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Loc: New Jersey

Great price...I'm gonna buy one for my car..
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#134433 - 06/01/08 09:25 PM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: Todd W]
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FYI observation from having been there & done that...be careful how and where you store your freeze dried foodstuffs.

In my case, I had a handful of the FD eggs and ham single serving packages and placed them in a vehicle. Even though they were protected from crushing, the vibration from driving around many miles and over many bumps took their toll on the food. When I finally opened a package and rehydrated it, I realized that dry product had been bounced around so much that it had started breaking into smaller pieces. The taste was still OK but the texture was more like a slightly lumpy scrambled egg pudding than scrambled eggs. Later on, I compared a subsequent package (same product / vendor / lot) from the vehicle with one stored at home and there was a BIG difference in texture.

Not really sure what the solution is for keeping this from happening, just accepted it as a fact of life, traded texture for ready convienence and taste. I still keep FD items in the vehicles, just moved them more to the center of the vehicle rather than keeping them closer the ends of the vehicle. YMMV

Regards,
Comanche7

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#134578 - 06/03/08 01:05 AM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: Comanche7]
red Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
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Another caveat...have you eaten mountain house before? I've tried some of it. The granola was good...not much else to say.

Check out http://backpackergeartest.org for some unbiased reviews of freeze dried foods. I know people's taste buds differ, but some of the freeze dried stuff is truly awful.

Hmm, now that I think about it, maybe it doesn't matter so much if you're starving, but I'd think a little morale booster might go far to making your 72 hours more bearable.

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#134583 - 06/03/08 01:39 AM Re: Wal-Mart / Mountain House 72hr KIT [Re: red]
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Originally Posted By: red


Check out http://backpackergeartest.org for some unbiased reviews of freeze dried foods. I know people's taste buds differ, but some of the freeze dried stuff is truly awful.


Did you mean Backpack Gear Test?
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