Mar 15, 2013 at 7:41 am #1300491
@pgasbyLocale: North Carolina
I was looking for a dry bag at the last minute and was checking out the Wally World offereings – and was surprised to see our local store carrying at least 8-12 Mountain House meals – chili mac, stroganoff, eggs, etc… some of the common ones. Prices looked to be a buck or so at least less than Dick's or REI. I'm not sure if it's a pilot to see if they sell but worth mentioning.
They also had a few new outdoor products pieces – a $19 coffee press that looked interesting albeit not very lightweight (can't find an image of it anywhere on the web) – but it was smaller than my behemoth REI press mug. I'm still on the fence over Starbucks VIA or taking the weight penalty…Mar 16, 2013 at 6:25 am #1966211
Both of the Walmarts near us carry Mountain House and I was just there yesterday to find a selection like you describe. Most were $5.88 each. When they're out of stock, they're out, but what a great place to save a buck or two.Mar 16, 2013 at 7:17 am #1966219
It's been going on for some time, Mountain House sold at Walmart, more than a year in my area.Mar 16, 2013 at 8:37 am #1966238
@glacierramblerLocale: NW Montana
I've seen MH at Walmart's for at least the last several years–maybe 5? Even when I lived in East Texas, our local Walmart's had them and there weren't any real mountains or significant hiking opportunities within at least 2-3 hours. That was in either 2009 and 2010.Mar 18, 2013 at 4:15 pm #1967134
Wow you're lucky. All of the walmarts around me stopped selling Mountain House meals over a year ago. They carry the Coleman meals instead. Haven't tried any of the coleman versions.
I hope this is a sign that they are bringing the MH back.Mar 18, 2013 at 4:24 pm #1967140
@b-g-2-2Locale: Silicon Valley
"All of the walmarts around me stopped selling Mountain House meals over a year ago."
Yes, the meals on the walmart shelves here are the ones that they pulled off the shelves at your store a year ago.
–B.G.–Mar 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm #1967142
@dextersp1Mar 19, 2013 at 2:09 am #1967332
@mak52580Locale: Washington, DC Area
I noticed that mine was carrying the MH meals again too after carrying the Colemans for the last year or so.
I actually think that sucks. The Coleman meals were even about $1 or so less than the MH and are actually VERY good. I have several of them. To me they tasted better, rehydrated better and were more filling than the MH meals. I'd gladly take the Colemans again. I'll admit that I was pleasantly surprised seeing that I hadn't ever considered Coleman to produce quality food.Mar 19, 2013 at 5:24 am #1967348
@mtnbob123Locale: Upstate South Carolina
+1 on Coleman meals. The ones I tried were excellent. They are still being carried by my local Wally WorldMar 19, 2013 at 5:27 am #1967349Mar 19, 2013 at 5:49 am #1967357
Guess I should pick up a pack of the Coleman meals to try. Never realized that they might actually be tasty LoL!Mar 19, 2013 at 6:59 am #1967375
Mac & cheese
113 grams of coleman give you 14 grams of protein and 69% of daily sodium
128 grams of MH give you 28 grams of protein and 52% of daily sodiumMar 19, 2013 at 7:03 am #1967378
@mak52580Locale: Washington, DC Area
If you do I'd recommend the following:
Glacier Garlic Noodles – this one is by far my favorite. I even break it out when I'm home.
San Juan Stroganoff
Cheesy Tomato Pasta
Mac Patch Mac and Cheese
There are some others on there I've never tried but look pretty good. The Teton Teriyaki I remember being very salty and took a long time to rehydrate. Allegheny Alfredo Noodles were OK, nothing to write home about. Cilantro rice was also hard to rehydrate, especially the beans and had LOT of lime flavorMar 21, 2013 at 9:23 am #1968169
@peter_panLocale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
Enertia trail meals were added to the Jacks 'R' Better web site late last Fall. For those already ordering quilts, hammocks or other gear from JRB, simply add any meals you might want/need, saves gas or shipping.
PanMar 21, 2013 at 9:59 am #1968193
Our local Winco stores (Utah) carry MH meals even cheaper than Walmart. They carry a slightly different and more variety also. Between the two, I can usually get what I need. After that, Emergency Essentials carries the full line, whether in cans or pouches.Mar 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #1968218
@harry-nLocale: Western US
They've had them for awhile with 12 grams of fiber per serving (see tp thread) but there is some local differences in availability.Mar 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm #1968348
@scubahhhLocale: White Mountains, mostly.
MH meals are about $7. 10% discount for ordering a dozen at a time; another 10% member rebate and 5% for using the card. Comes to about $5.50. I don't think I've ever seen cheaper… But I'd like to if anybody has!Mar 22, 2013 at 6:59 am #1968484
@jebnerLocale: Big Thicket
alssports.com has a pretty good sale going on. Use code "likeus" for an extra 10% off the sale price. Most meals come to about $5.00 a package.Mar 22, 2013 at 5:46 pm #1968683
@nedjursekgmail-comLocale: Pacific Northwest
I just bought a box of 10 assorted MH meals for $44 at my local (Seattle) Costco. REI had them for $7.50 a meal. You would think they were made by Wolfgang Puck for that price.Mar 23, 2013 at 8:33 am #1968794
The Costco box is a great deal. For those who choose to look for it, it's not generally stocked with the outdoor gear, but over in the dehydrated foods section where you can find the hash browns, etc…Mar 25, 2013 at 11:36 am #1969396
Well, I made it out to wal-mart to pick up a package of Coleman brand meals to try but apparently I'm too late. All of the Coleman foods have been replaced by Mountain House. Sort of bittersweet. I'm glad MH is back on the shelves but I missed out on trying the Coleman. Oh well.
On a different note while there I noticed that Outdoor Products came out with a 1 liter platypus style of canteen/bladder with the push pull cap. They might have been around for a while but I just noticed it. At a little over $2.00 I decided to pick one up just for the heck of it. After I got it home I took off the caribeener that came with it and weighed it. It came out to just over an oz. Not too shabby. Going to keep using my platypus bags because I have them but the Outdoor Products version seem to be a viable contender.Mar 25, 2013 at 11:49 am #1969403
@pgasbyLocale: North Carolina
I saw those OP platypus style 1L bottles as well – didn't pick one up but will have to keep it in mind since I have none of those style and could use one or two.
I also saw a new OP coffee press. It's a nice little size and cheaper than the GSI javapress – interesting design as well with an outer cup and an inner sleeve with the mesh screen at the bottom. It's compact but the inner sleeve design and overall steel construction make it, well, not particularly lightweight.Mar 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm #1969833
@fuzzLocale: Sunny San Diego
Costco has the case here in San Diego as well. And the carbon fiber trekking poles for $25. Nice prices!
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