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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    The Mountain House individual pouches are good for at least 30 years. Not too worried about shelf-life.

    The #10 cans are good for 30+ years as well. I'm going through 20+ year old cans right now, and they seem just fine.

    I prefer the cans for large-scale storage, and the pouches for more regular pantry rotation - they are tasty enough that they make fine meals when I am in a hurry.
    Mountain House is mentioned in today's Bloomberg article about how preppers as a subculture are becoming more mainstream. People are driven by fear of climate change and geopolitical instability, and hence have more of a food hoarding mindset these days.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/ar...b4WUUgZ-fD_BwE
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    I know a lot of campers who use MH meals. They’ve been available in the camping aisle at Walmart and and outdoor stores for a number of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    I know a lot of campers who use MH meals. They’ve been available in the camping aisle at Walmart and and outdoor stores for a number of years.
    It's definitely a world I'm not familiar with, as I don't identify as either a camper or a prepper. But still interesting. My idea of prepping is making sure there's enough half and half in the fridge for my morning coffee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    I know a lot of campers who use MH meals. They’ve been available in the camping aisle at Walmart and and outdoor stores for a number of years.
    I think REI has has them forever.

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    As the human servant of two cats currently and three previously, not to mention all of the various cats that friends and family have served for over the years, I'm impressed by their ability to find either the warmest or coolest place in their home depending on the season. Our current cats figured out a couple of weeks after moving in with us that the second from the top step on our staircase (with open stairs) is directly in the path of the dining room furnace vent's airflow. Our previous cat Christian quickly figured out that lying on my feet when I was in bed was a good way to get extra warmth from below. My sister's long passed cats figured out that the fridge blew hot air out the bottom and hung out there so often that sister put a cat bed there and it became their favorite daytime napping spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    There is apparently an entire subculture devoted to collecting and taste-testing antique MREs.

    https://www.youtube.com/@LetsGetThisOutOntoATrayNice
    It's interesting how some of the WWII era kits seemed to contain a five pack of no filter smokes. I imagine there was some bargaining for favorites. I've high graded deserts from a few of mine.

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    So true about the cats seeking warmth - my old Siamese parks his butt over the heater vent in the floor on cold mornings.

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