Pro Pak versus the standard Mountain House packaging. Note the hand written date on the upper left corner that helps me maintain my inventory of perishable supplies.
Mountain House now offers a better ration for us solo ounce counters. The Pro Pak line of products have all the air sucked out of them, hence the wrinkled appearance, and contain two servings instead of the usual three which cuts the overall size and weight.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say they are delicious but they are pretty darn satisfying especially after a long day on the mountain. This is one of my favorites but it is a good thing I am usually out there by myself because it has an effect on me that I like to call chili winds. It is even more pronounced at altitude. Whoo.
Now, I have a couple tips for you newbies. My fellow water boilers probably already know this but I like to lay a little knowledge on the nuggets when I get the chance.
One, always remove the oxygen absorber packet from the inside of the pouch before adding water. I don’t know what is in that stuff but I am not interested in eating it. Two, don’t trust the seal when rehydrating the meal. It will fail, make a mess and burn your wittle hands. I fold the top over and use two small binder clips to secure it. Three, if the package says let stand for 8-9 minutes, double it so that everything is thoroughly reconstituted. That makes a big difference in my opinion.
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