Mountain house or peak refuel?
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Contributors to this thread:
Hessticles 13-Jul-21
DanaC 13-Jul-21
DanaC 13-Jul-21
Hessticles 13-Jul-21
WI Shedhead 13-Jul-21
SBH 13-Jul-21
midwest 13-Jul-21
BOWUNTR 13-Jul-21
standswittaknife 13-Jul-21
kscowboy 13-Jul-21
Sivart 13-Jul-21
WapitiBob 13-Jul-21
Z Barebow 13-Jul-21
Matt 13-Jul-21
jingalls 13-Jul-21
'Ike' (Phone) 13-Jul-21
160andup 13-Jul-21
Predeter 13-Jul-21
jdbbowhunter 13-Jul-21
TD 13-Jul-21
Predeter 13-Jul-21
walleyes 13-Jul-21
WapitiBob 13-Jul-21
walleyes 14-Jul-21
Nick Muche 14-Jul-21
jingalls 14-Jul-21
Mule Power 16-Jul-21
kadbow 16-Jul-21
Z Barebow 16-Jul-21
Mule Power 16-Jul-21
Snuffer 17-Jul-21
Whocares 17-Jul-21
Glunt@work 17-Jul-21
Bowboy 17-Jul-21
Glunt@work 17-Jul-21
Dyjack 18-Jul-21
From: Hessticles
13-Jul-21
Which is better and where is the best place to buy a 10-12 day supply?

From: DanaC
13-Jul-21
Any reason not to bring some of each?

From: DanaC
13-Jul-21
https://www.rei.com/c/food

From: Hessticles
13-Jul-21
No reason I guess, I've never had peak refuel but I can eat almost all the different MH meals.

From: WI Shedhead
13-Jul-21
It’s pretty hard to find much for deals this time of year because everyone is gearing up for September. Thier is a significant difference between the meals especially relating to sodium and carbohydrates. I would buy a heathers choice, mountain house, peak refuel, and any other high end dehydrated meal and try one before you make an investment. Many of the meals have me wanting to take a dump in the middle of the night due to carb overload. It’s all about calories in the mountains though so make sure thier ounce you calorie ratio is high

From: SBH
13-Jul-21
I prefer Peak and have been buying them online when on sale throughout the year from various sites. All stocked up over the winter.

From: midwest
13-Jul-21
Anyone tried the Stowaway Gourmet?

Another low-carb option is Next Mile Meals. I haven't tried either of these yet.

From: BOWUNTR
13-Jul-21
Peak has better flavor but smaller portions. I mix them up with favorites of both. You can find deals online but I support my local shops. Ed F

13-Jul-21
mh... They are the most consistent.

From: kscowboy
13-Jul-21
Costco carries Mountain House, so does Wal-Mart. I bought a bunch for a hunt but tagged-out early and was able to return them.

From: Sivart
13-Jul-21
Peak has way better macros. More protein. I haven't tried Peak yet, but when you compare the nutrition info bet the two, peak wins hands down. I may try some Heathers Choice as well.

From: WapitiBob
13-Jul-21
Peak refuel, my mt house stays home. Sierra trading has the best prices although midway had some at about 40 off a while ago.

From: Z Barebow
13-Jul-21
Peak Refuel is consumed first. MH are in case the hunt exceeds the number of Peak meal on hand. I used to think MH tasted good, until I used Peak last year. The best ones blew MH out of the water.

From: Matt
13-Jul-21
I recently had the peak chili mac and prefer it to the MH version. Not sure about relative portions, calories, etc., just talking taste.

From: jingalls
13-Jul-21
Peak has better flavor and nutritionally better. I buy them on sale from goHunt. But I have both Peak and MT House. Buy some of the Mt House meals strictly on price. Peak does take a little longer to rehydrate.

13-Jul-21
I switched to Peak also…Whole lot better taste, least for me!

From: 160andup
13-Jul-21
Gohunt had a good sale a couple weeks ago, stocked up on MH and grabbed some peak too. Sales pop up every now and then. Was able to get the MH for half the price of the peak refuel normal price, and never had an issue with the MH they're good enough for me.

From: Predeter
13-Jul-21
Peak is way better IMO. Better calories/food value and better tasting. I also like that most Peak meals use less water than MH.

Still bring a couple MH biscuits and gravy and Stroganoff but that's it.

From: jdbbowhunter
13-Jul-21
Actually did a comparison in last few months. Both were good IMO, but would say peak was a little better.

From: TD
13-Jul-21
Do both chili macs have the same BTUs in after effects?

From: Predeter
13-Jul-21
Midwest,

I tried the Stoaway Gourmet Shrimp Currey. Good flavor but the rice didn't rehydrate very well and consistency was a little weird. I let it sit for a long time too. I'm planning to have a couple with me this fall just for something different.

From: walleyes
13-Jul-21
Peak. Even the breakfast selection is better IMO

From: WapitiBob
13-Jul-21
night and day difference with the breakfast skillet

peak is $10 at sierra but limited choices

black ovis has a 5 pack for $45, the other packs are overpriced

smarler has some decent "pack" pricing

From: walleyes
14-Jul-21

From: Nick Muche
14-Jul-21
Peak

Amazon

From: jingalls
14-Jul-21
TD…Yes, YES they do! 8^D

From: Mule Power
16-Jul-21
Will Peak fill me up? A MH with 2 servings is perfect after a long day of elk hunting. Taste is important but so is volume.

From: kadbow
16-Jul-21
Peak isn’t bad but I prefer MH for flavor. Serving sizes are similar. Take some of both for long trips.

From: Z Barebow
16-Jul-21
MP/Joe- Yes they fill you up. (In the past I have used the MH 2-3 serving sizes) The may not fill you quite as much as a 3 serving MH. But I enjoy the Peak much more. The primary difference for me is I need to let Peak rehydrate longer. (Longer than instructions) Once I dump water and stir packet, I wrap my puffy around packet and do other camp stuff (While it rehydrates)

From: Mule Power
16-Jul-21
Thanks Z!

From: Snuffer
17-Jul-21
MH here and only chili mac. 2 per day .

From: Whocares
17-Jul-21
Suffer, you hunt solo?

From: Glunt@work
17-Jul-21
Lol

From: Bowboy
17-Jul-21
I can see why Snuffer has no bear problems! :)

From: Glunt@work
17-Jul-21

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From: Dyjack
18-Jul-21
Peak is my favorite right now. I can't justify a MH unless someone else has it.

They have the only freeze dried breakfast I actually enjoy. You can get the Elk ragu one and it's got a ton of calories and protein. It actually gets hard to finish.

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