Mountain House calorie countsContributors to this thread:
elk yinzer 30-Apr-18
Rut Nut 30-Apr-18
Cheesehead Mike 30-Apr-18
I can find the ounce info, but can't seem to find a place to get the calorie counts for the different types. Any help?
Go to mountainhouse.com. Select entrees. Select an item like beef stroganoff. There are three photos on the page that you can choose. One of them is the nutritional info.
Calorie counts for the single serving are pretty low. I like the 2-3 serving size for a meal. Breakfast is fine at 1 serving but it’s hard for me to live in the mountains on 1200 calories a day. What can I say though I’m probably in the minority that gains or at least maintains weight on an elk hunt,lol.
Make sure you select the larger sizes. The Pro Packs are smaller, and have fewer calories. If you carry some olive oil with you and mix a little in, it ups the calorie count significantly.
From: elk yinzer
That is assuming you can digest it.
I've used Mountain House a lot and agree, it ain't enough. Thinking about getting some of the cans and vacuum packing myself.
From: Rut Nut
I found the Pro Paks to be just right! The 2.5 serving size always was too much for me. And I like that they(PRo Paks) are vacuum packed and thus take up less room. It's just too bad they seem harder to find!
Foil pack tuna augments some of the chicken and vegetable dishes very well...2.5 or 4 ounce size. Also dry mashed potatoes added to almost any of the dishes really fills them out and weighs almost nothing.
From: Cheesehead Mike
Yep, Idahoan potatoes for dessert...
I just carry an assortment of Lara bars for dessert. ;)