Mountain House Classic Bucket Review
EASY TO PREP
Without food and all the valuable nutrients in it, we wouldn’t be able to survive. While you can go for a couple of days (or a few weeks if you are lucky) without any caloric intake, having a nutritious and balanced diet is key to physical and mental health.
But what would you do if you found yourself on a camping trip or in an emergency with no fresh food sources around you? Have a survival food kit ready. A bucket of prepared dried food will go a long way if you don’t have the necessary equipment to cook yourself a balanced meal.
Luckily, these are quite popular, and finding a tasty and convenient kit is not a problem. Of all companies that provide such services, one of our favorites is the Mountain House brand. What makes them stand out and what is so good about their Classic Bucket kit?
Mountain House Classic Bucket
If you enjoy food and you don’t want to miss out on tasty and healthy meals while you are on the road, the Mountain House Classic Bucket is the perfect product for you.
This survival kit contains 12 pouches which can cover 3 to 4 days' needs, depending on your appetite and caloric requirements.
Convenient, versatile, and with a long shelf life, the Mountain House Classic Bucket is a must-have if you are going on a camping, hunting, or a backpacking trip.
Who is this product for?
To be honest, this product can be used by anyone. While the primary purpose of this survival kit is to cover the needs of people that are on a backpacking, hunting, hiking, or camping trip, these meals can be used on an everyday basis as well, if you don’t feel like cooking or you simply don’t have enough time to do it. Also, it is the perfect product if you find yourself unprepared and in an emergency situation.
The most important question is what are you getting for the price you pay. We are talking about six versatile dishes including two pouches of beef stroganoff, two pouches of chicken teriyaki, two pouches of granola with milk and blueberries, two pouches of beef stew, two pouches of lasagna, and two pouches of noodles with chicken. Overall, there are 12 balanced meals that can cover the needs of any hungry camper.
Overview of features
Mountain House is a company that has been in the survival kit market for quite a few decades, and that is the main reason why we don’t doubt the quality of this product. Still, while the brand itself is quite recognized, the price of this product is a bit higher than what you would hope for.
As we previously mentioned, the Classic Bucket includes 12 different meals all balanced and rich in macro and micronutrients. Starting with the beef stroganoff, it is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner as the added noodles and mushrooms are enough to keep you going. Along with that, chicken teriyaki is a great way to spice up your trip and enjoy the refreshing taste of an oriental sauce. The granola with milk and blueberries is the ideal way to start your day. The beef stew, lasagna, and noodles with chicken all come with vegetables, which means you will not miss out on the important vitamins and minerals you need.
Unfortunately, all the meals seem to include more sodium than necessary, but this may be handy if you have perspired a lot and need to replace the lost sodium. Overall, these are great tasting dishes that are well-spiced and textured.
The Mountain House has guaranteed that these meals can last you around 30 years if sealed and stored properly. While you will probably eat the whole bucket in a matter of a few weeks or months once you get it, this guarantee is still an important feature.
Taking everything into consideration, this survival kit is excellent for people that enjoy versatile and tasty food, and don’t mind paying a bit more for the desired high quality that these meals provide.
How to use it
Preparing the included meals is as easy as putting water in the pouch and leaving it to stand. If you have access to boiling water you will be able to prepare it in a matter of a few minutes and have a hot meal. On the other hand, if you are using water that is just room temperature, it may take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes.
- Easy prep
- 12 pouches
- Pricey for some
- Too much sodium
Wise Company Camping Food
The Wise Company Camping Food is a great alternative to the above-mentioned product. While it is a 6 pack, it is still much cheaper than the Mountain House Classic Bucket so you can get a few of these for the same price. Healthy and with less sodium, these pouches are great for any camping trip.
Proper organization and planning is the key to a worry-free camping or hunting trip. By investing in the Mountain House Classic Bucket, you will have 12 easy-prep meals that are going to cover your nutritional and caloric needs.