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Single Serve Pro-Pak Meals

Single Serve Pro-Pak Meals

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Single Serve Pro-Pak Meals

Manufacturer: Mountain House

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Page By: tarol

Created/Edited: Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 24, 2007

Object ID: 2028

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Product Description

These convenient vacuum-packed meals take up less space in your pack (or bear canister) than traditionally packed dehydrated or freeze-dried meals. They do not expand at high elevations. They are also a hearty single-serving (16 oz) and cost about $5 at REI and other retailers. To make, you open up the pouch, which stands up on its own, remove the little preservative pouch, then add 2 cups of boiling water and stir it up. Close the pouch and let it sit for 8 minutes, then open it up... and voila, you've got a yummy meal :)

Please note, the photo shows the Chili Mac Flavor, but they come in lots of flavors. The Lasagna with Meat Sauce is really good, as is the Chili Mac.



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Voted 5/5

The lasagna with meat sauce comes with me on most of my backpacking trips. It is very tasty, unlike some other brands of dehydrated/freeze-dried food that I've tried. It's also very cheesy and the sauce is flavorful. I also like the Chili-Mac but this one is a little spicier than the lasagna. The 16 oz serving is just about right most of the time after a long day hiking.
Posted Jan 24, 2007 5:58 pm

MelbaToastBeef Stew Sucks

Voted 4/5

I really, really didn't like the beef stew. It had too many peas, potatoes, carrots, etc., that taste bad. Seems like it shouldn't be too hard but this one made Dinty Moore look truly gourmet. I'll try the chili mac next time.
Posted Jan 28, 2007 4:48 am

TQWGood stuff

Voted 5/5

The ultimate in fast food! A lot of calories, nutrient fortified (usually...), and tasty as well. I usually go with finger-food that doesn't need to be cooked, but this stuff is so easy (and dang if it isn't nice to have a hot meal after a long day), I've been bringing along the stove on more and more trips.

I agree with Melba about the stew, it just isn't good. I like all of the pastas, and a lot of the meat + rice combos.
Posted May 25, 2007 12:03 am

mtybumpoGood stuff.

Voted 5/5

Mountain House makes pretty good tasting food for freeze-dried. Very light and easy to pack. I don't find them completely filling sometimes though.
Posted Aug 23, 2007 2:11 am

OJ LoennekerGood product

Voted 4/5

For the most part. They are compact, and seem to have plenty of for for one person. (Or maybe I am not as hungry as other people) I tend to stay away from the beef products, since I can't stand the little "nuggets" that look like and probably taste like deer shits.

And I will third that the Beef stew is pretty nasty.
Posted Jan 2, 2010 3:10 pm

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