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This is what backpacking food should taste like! Mountain…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $8

Summary

This is what backpacking food should taste like! Mountain House has hit a home run with the Biscuits and Gravy, packing in much more flavor than expected, and really getting the textures spot-on. We take this meal along on pack trips, motorcycle tours, and I usually have one in my work truck for long jobs in the mountains.

Adding an egg, either fired or hard-boiled, extends the meal considerably, and really gives a boost of nice protein energy.

Pros

  • Great taste
  • Easy prep
  • Very filling

Cons

  • None!

Let me start out by admitting that I am a big fan of Mountain House meals. Their foods have been a part of my work and travel mess kit for many years. The B&G meal is pretty much the perfect go-to for any time of the day, and can be made into really tasty, filling fare with the addition of whatever you think might go along. We are fond of doing a couple of over-easy eggs and some sausage in camp, or dicing up some hard boiled eggs and beef sticks if we're on the trail or moving light.  

The B&G has staying power for long days, and tastes much better than any instant oatmeal. Preparation and clean up are typical Mountain House convenient.

This is the meal that I often recommend to people who are trying freeze dried food for the very first time, and I have yet to receive a negative review.  

Experience

We've been eating this meal for years, and it's always in the kit when we head out.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for taking the time to post this review, Al!


16 days ago
Phil Smith

I’ve eaten this meal before and agree with you - it’s delicious! It does have to be stirred very thoroughly to rehydrate the biscuit crumbles at the bottom of the pouch, though.


16 days ago

I'd give this one 6 stars if I could! Fantastic! This…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

I'd give this one 6 stars if I could! Fantastic!

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Tasted amazing

This was the best meal I had the whole week! I took two of these meals and had one for dinner and one for breakfast. Both times they really hit the spot. Just like Momma used to make.

I will never go backpacking again without Biscuits and Gravy from Mountain House!

I started carrying these a few years ago, used to…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

I started carrying these a few years ago, used to have freeze dried pork chops that were a real treat from typical trail food but these are just great with a cup of coffee.

Pros

  • Taste and texture
  • So much better then oatmeal

Cons

  • None

Of all places I happened to find a rack of these at Walmart and bought one for a week-long backpacking trip. After having for breakfast quickly realized I should have brought more. Normal breakfast during such trips is rather unfulfilling on a crispy morning over a small fire. I have also started carrying dehydrated bacon, so what is not to like?

Experience

This is almost as good as their branded blueberry cobbler.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Sounds like these are popular! Thanks for the review, Jeff.


15 days ago

Was skeptical about Mountain House until I tried this!

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $7

Summary

Was skeptical about Mountain House until I tried this!

Pros

  • Good consistency
  • Hearty meal for a cold morning

Cons

  • Price

This was the first Mountain House meal I ever tried. We ate these on a very cold morning on the Lamar River Valley Trail in Yellowstone. It was a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs breakfast that really hit the spot. It was interesting to see that they created biscuit chunks in order for everything to rehydrate evenly.

Super easy to prepare—just add hot water, stir, and seal bag. To make it easier to eat, we cut the top off the bag with a knife when it was done to turn the bottom into a bowl. Two of us shared the two-serving bag and it was enough to fill us up.  

I would definitely purchase these again.

Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Thanks for the recommendation, Megan!


1 year ago
G00SE

Good to know. Of course, I always eat the entire bag myself, no matter how many "servings" it's suppose to hold.


1 year ago

Tasty breakfast, quick and EZ. Nothing is better than…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $4.54

Summary

Tasty breakfast, quick and EZ.

Pros

  • Quick and EZ to make
  • Tastes like home made

Nothing is better than a hearty breakfast in the morning and this one tastes like Grandma made it. Just add boiling water, and you will have a hot, tasty breakfast in less than 10 minutes (cold or room temperature water can be used, but it will increase the rehydration/reconstitution time to about 20 minutes).

David Loebsack

TheEpicenter.com has best price


2 years ago

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