Mountain House Pro Packs

6:56 a.m. on March 9, 2007 (EST)
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Do they actually save that much space in your pack AND do they really fit in the Jetboil pcs while you eat from it?

I actually like Mountain House meals and living in hurricane country, I buy the 2 serving meals by the case. I have a bunch of 'em.

My last backpacking trip for the year is coming up and I'm looking to cut weight and pack space dramatically for this trip.

5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2007 (EST)
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While answers flow into Ed's question, could you also suggest a good place to purchase these (Maybe Ed himself can answer that one)? There doesn't seem to be a discount anywhere and they seem to be a little pricey.

Thanks.

Blackbeard

5:52 p.m. on March 9, 2007 (EST)
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Steve,

here are the best prices I have found...

http://shopping.yahoo.com/search?p=Mountain+house+pro+pack&cop=mss

6:21 a.m. on March 10, 2007 (EST)
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I say yes to room saving. I like the Pro Packs for two reasons. One: they fit in my pack better and two: the two severing seems to be just a bit too much. I have found the one serving, generally 16 onces is just about right for me. The two severings are generally about 20 onces and is a tad too much.

The weight difference is very little.

As for the GCS. I eat them out of the bag. I cannot see any reason to dirty a pot when the bag even has a zipper seal so that I can shake them up a bit.

Hope that helps.
-John

6:27 a.m. on March 10, 2007 (EST)
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John, thanks for the response.

I too like to eat directly out of the mountain house bag, but the pro pack is advertised as being able to fit inside the pcs cup (use cup as a holder - food still in envelope).

Just curious if this claim is true and if the cup is stable with the envelope in it.

Last time I was camping, a deluge suddenly presented itself. In my scramble to get a rain fly up, I stepped on my brewing mountain house meal and the contents shot out like someone stomping on a packet of ketchup :)

A pro pack in a protective cup is exactly what I need.

12:08 a.m. on March 11, 2007 (EST)
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Ed,

I can see where that would be a problem. I am not sure if I would put the bag into my hot cup. I assume you are using the same cup to boil your water in.

Also, I would have to try stuffing the bag into the cup. From memory, it seems like it would fit. I have not had the need as you mentioned for such a container.

The other thing you might be able to do is find a 500ml wide mouth nalgene bottle to place it into.

-John

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