Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon Review

Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with BaconUp for some bacon and eggs for an outdoor breakfast?

The Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon is a tasty way to fill your stomach and get your morning fix when you’re outside doing stuff!

But first, a bit on my philosophy on the purpose of these Mountain House freeze dried meals. They are not everyday table fare, not in my house anyway! I eat them when I am out backpacking, or doing some other outdoor adventure where fresh food is not easily available.

I also keep a selection in my survival pantry in the event of some unexpected crisis.

I DO expect that they taste good, that is why I review them. I DON’T expect them to taste quite like homemade, –hot off of the stove or the backyard grill. If I wanted a homemade taste, I would stay home!

Folks appear to either love it or hate this particular freeze dried meal judging from the customer reviews on Amazon. So I am jumping into the fray and providing my own opinion here on my website for this product review.

With that said, the Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon 1.5 serving pouch is on today’s product review agenda, and I do think they are quite tasty! So there!

Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon

Preparation

When prepared according to the directions on the back of the package, I find that these pouches of freeze dried eggs rehydrate to a nice fluffy consistency, –lot’s of big chunky scrambled eggs with a tantalizing smoky goodness. Yes, there is enough of those bacony bits included for an honestly good bacon and eggs experience.

The directions do recommend an optional stirring after 3 minutes. I always do this step, –and highly recommend that you do this as well. Why, because the hot boiling water you pour into that pouch needs to saturate all of the freeze dried contents. Think about when you make pizza dough, you gotta work out those little dry spots for a good crust.

After that midpoint stir, I let the package sit another 5 to 10 minutes. Probably a bit longer than directed, but I am not usually running short on backpacking time in the morning. Sit back, watch the sunrise, have another cup of camp coffee and watch the critters run about.

Yes, there will be some water that does need to be drained if desired. That is clearly documented on the product packaging. A good number of the Amazon customer reviews commented on watery eggs. Guess they didn’t read the directions for forgot to drain the package.

Be careful when draining so you don’t dump your eggs into the dirt. Take your time and let the water just drizzle out. I use my long handled spoon to help prevent losing any of those eggs and bacon bits. Just hold it across the opening to block anything from making an escape.

The 1.5 serving package is not nearly enough for my morning appetite. I need a bit more to help keep me going until lunch.

I include a few tortillas as they are easy to fit into the backpack. I also will bring along a small plastic zip top bag with some chopped up peppers and pickled jalapeno’s to doctor it up.

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Bottom Line Review

Overall, there are well over 200 customer reviews on Amazon giving this product an average of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In my own review, I am rating the Mountain House Scramble Eggs with Bacon at a 4.5 out of 5. Why? Because the 1.5 serving pouch is just not quite enough for my outdoor breakfast meals. These should be 2.5 serving pouches like their other meals.

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Mountain House Beef Stew Review

I had chance to do a last minute backpacking trip out to the Dolly Sods wilderness area in West Virginia.

Not having enough freeze dried food on hand for the trip, I picked up a load of Mountain House freeze dried single serving meals at my local big box store. Yes, I purchased these myself as I have with everything else reviewed on this site! So no freebies or promotion items reviewed here.

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A view from the Blackbird Knob Trail, Dolly Sods Wilderness Area

The single serving pouches were just under $5.00 each at the big box store. You can get a much better deal on Amazon if you have enough time to plan your trips ahead. There on Amazon, the 2.5 serving freeze dried food pouches average between $7.00 and $8.00 each.

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Mountain House Beef Stew

On the other hand, having a few different single serving pouches is almost like eating from the trough at the local buffet, –getting a chance to try a little bit of everything.

Among the big pile of food I picked up for the trip were a few packages of Mountain House Beef Stew. I also bought extras to stock up my survival pantry, as it was running a bit low.

Preparation

All I have to do is boil 3/4 cups water, –after fishing out that little oxygen absorber packet.

Of course, there is a bit of patience involved. It takes about 9 or 10 minutes to fully rehydrate everything in the food pouch with an optional stir mid-way through. I would recommend that optional stirring to make sure that everything is good and mixed up. Else, you might end ups with some dry areas that didn’t get its share of water to rehydrate. Sort of like when making a pizza dough, you need to get everything good and mixed together.

One benefit of that optional mixing and stirring is that you get a chance to pop open the food pouch and get to take in the aroma and do a quick taste test of what is to come. That is if you choose to lick clean your spoon! Yum!

I had forgotten how good this stuff is! Lots of tasty ingredients in that little pouch, –diced bits meat, potatoes, carrots, and peas all swimming around in a nice rich and beefy almost gravy like sauce. The texture of the food is just like a stew that has been cooking for hours on your own stove.

Not quite like Mom makes, but still, this is a pretty darn tasty meal to feast on after hiking around all day long.

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Bottom Line Review

I am giving this my own rating of 5 stars. Yes, I will definitely have this again on one of my next outdoor adventures. At nearly 200 customer reviews with an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, lots of other folks agree that the Mountain House beef stew is some good stuff!

Don’t forget about stocking up your survival pantry with some long lasting tasty nutrition. Considering the taste and the ease of preparation, $6.99 is not a bad price for this 2.5 serving pouch.

The only drawback is that the single-serving package is not nearly enough to satisfy a hearty appetite after a day of hiking. Yes, it was poor planning on my part for not having the larger 2.5 serving pouches on hand.

But, on the other hand, bring along a selection is a bit like trying a bit of everything off of the buffet line. It also give me an opportunity to update my reviews of other Mountain House freeze dried meals.

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