Local Wally World carrying Mountain House
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Phillip Asby
(PGAsby) - M

Locale: North Carolina
Local Wally World carrying Mountain House on 03/15/2013 08:41:49 MDT Print View

I was looking for a dry bag at the last minute and was checking out the Wally World offereings - and was surprised to see our local store carrying at least 8-12 Mountain House meals - chili mac, stroganoff, eggs, etc... some of the common ones. Prices looked to be a buck or so at least less than Dick's or REI. I'm not sure if it's a pilot to see if they sell but worth mentioning.

They also had a few new outdoor products pieces - a $19 coffee press that looked interesting albeit not very lightweight (can't find an image of it anywhere on the web) - but it was smaller than my behemoth REI press mug. I'm still on the fence over Starbucks VIA or taking the weight penalty...

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Local Wally World carrying Mountain House on 03/16/2013 07:25:14 MDT Print View

Both of the Walmarts near us carry Mountain House and I was just there yesterday to find a selection like you describe. Most were $5.88 each. When they're out of stock, they're out, but what a great place to save a buck or two.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: Local Wally World carrying Mountain House on 03/16/2013 08:17:52 MDT Print View

It's been going on for some time, Mountain House sold at Walmart, more than a year in my area.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Local Wally World carrying Mountain House on 03/16/2013 09:37:14 MDT Print View

I've seen MH at Walmart's for at least the last several years--maybe 5? Even when I lived in East Texas, our local Walmart's had them and there weren't any real mountains or significant hiking opportunities within at least 2-3 hours. That was in either 2009 and 2010.

Kat Pink
(KatPink) - M

Locale: Midwest
MH at Wally World on 03/18/2013 17:15:54 MDT Print View

Wow you're lucky. All of the walmarts around me stopped selling Mountain House meals over a year ago. They carry the Coleman meals instead. Haven't tried any of the coleman versions.
I hope this is a sign that they are bringing the MH back.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: MH at Wally World on 03/18/2013 17:24:02 MDT Print View

"All of the walmarts around me stopped selling Mountain House meals over a year ago."

Yes, the meals on the walmart shelves here are the ones that they pulled off the shelves at your store a year ago.

--B.G.--

Paul Mason
(dextersp1) - F
On line suppliers on 03/18/2013 17:28:26 MDT Print View

http://beprepared.com/

http://www.nitro-pak.com/

I use the sites above - subscribe to their emails for discounts.

Also, do the math on a pouch vs #10 can - sometimes the pouch is less expensive.

Marc Kokosky
(mak52580) - F

Locale: Washington, DC Area
Coleman Meals/Mountain House on 03/19/2013 03:09:31 MDT Print View

I noticed that mine was carrying the MH meals again too after carrying the Colemans for the last year or so.

I actually think that sucks. The Coleman meals were even about $1 or so less than the MH and are actually VERY good. I have several of them. To me they tasted better, rehydrated better and were more filling than the MH meals. I'd gladly take the Colemans again. I'll admit that I was pleasantly surprised seeing that I hadn't ever considered Coleman to produce quality food.

robert v
(mtnbob123) - F

Locale: Upstate South Carolina
Coleman meals on 03/19/2013 06:24:01 MDT Print View

+1 on Coleman meals. The ones I tried were excellent. They are still being carried by my local Wally World

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Coleman meals on 03/19/2013 06:27:42 MDT Print View

are rebranded Enertia meals.



http://trailfoods.com/

Edited by kthompson on 03/19/2013 06:28:21 MDT.

Kat Pink
(KatPink) - M

Locale: Midwest
Coleman meals versus Mountain House on 03/19/2013 06:49:48 MDT Print View

Guess I should pick up a pack of the Coleman meals to try. Never realized that they might actually be tasty LoL!

Paul Mason
(dextersp1) - F
check out nutrition on 03/19/2013 07:59:25 MDT Print View

Mac & cheese

http://trailfoods.com/max_patch_mac_and_cheese.html

113 grams of coleman give you 14 grams of protein and 69% of daily sodium


http://beprepared.com/mountain-house-macaroni-cheese-2-person.html
128 grams of MH give you 28 grams of protein and 52% of daily sodium

Marc Kokosky
(mak52580) - F

Locale: Washington, DC Area
My Coleman favorites on 03/19/2013 08:03:11 MDT Print View

If you do I'd recommend the following:

Glacier Garlic Noodles - this one is by far my favorite. I even break it out when I'm home.
San Juan Stroganoff
Cheesy Tomato Pasta
Mac Patch Mac and Cheese

There are some others on there I've never tried but look pretty good. The Teton Teriyaki I remember being very salty and took a long time to rehydrate. Allegheny Alfredo Noodles were OK, nothing to write home about. Cilantro rice was also hard to rehydrate, especially the beans and had LOT of lime flavor

john Tier
(Peter_pan) - M

Locale: Co-Owner Jacks 'R' Better, LLC, VA
also now at JRB on 03/21/2013 10:23:46 MDT Print View

Enertia trail meals were added to the Jacks 'R' Better web site late last Fall. For those already ordering quilts, hammocks or other gear from JRB, simply add any meals you might want/need, saves gas or shipping.

Pan

Eric Johnson
(unimog) - MLife

Locale: Utah
Also at Winco on 03/21/2013 10:59:55 MDT Print View

Our local Winco stores (Utah) carry MH meals even cheaper than Walmart. They carry a slightly different and more variety also. Between the two, I can usually get what I need. After that, Emergency Essentials carries the full line, whether in cans or pouches.

HK Newman
(hknewman) - MLife

Locale: Western US
Re: Local Wally World carrying Mountain House on 03/21/2013 11:44:56 MDT Print View

They've had them for awhile with 12 grams of fiber per serving (see tp thread) but there is some local differences in availability.

Richard Reno
(scubahhh) - M

Locale: White Mountains, mostly.
REI on 03/21/2013 18:10:37 MDT Print View

MH meals are about $7. 10% discount for ordering a dozen at a time; another 10% member rebate and 5% for using the card. Comes to about $5.50. I don't think I've ever seen cheaper... But I'd like to if anybody has!

John Ebner
(JEbner) - M

Locale: Big Thicket
Mountain House on 03/22/2013 07:59:46 MDT Print View

alssports.com has a pretty good sale going on. Use code "likeus" for an extra 10% off the sale price. Most meals come to about $5.00 a package.

http://www.alssports.com/mountain-house/Search

Edward Jursek
(nedjursek@gmail.com) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Mountain House on 03/22/2013 18:46:46 MDT Print View

I just bought a box of 10 assorted MH meals for $44 at my local (Seattle) Costco. REI had them for $7.50 a meal. You would think they were made by Wolfgang Puck for that price.

Erik Basil
(EBasil) - M

Locale: Atzlan
Re: Mountain House box at Costco on 03/23/2013 09:33:12 MDT Print View

The Costco box is a great deal. For those who choose to look for it, it's not generally stocked with the outdoor gear, but over in the dehydrated foods section where you can find the hash browns, etc...

Kat Pink
(KatPink) - M

Locale: Midwest
Wal-mart Outdoor Products 1 liter canteen/bladder on 03/25/2013 12:36:52 MDT Print View

Well, I made it out to wal-mart to pick up a package of Coleman brand meals to try but apparently I'm too late. All of the Coleman foods have been replaced by Mountain House. Sort of bittersweet. I'm glad MH is back on the shelves but I missed out on trying the Coleman. Oh well.

On a different note while there I noticed that Outdoor Products came out with a 1 liter platypus style of canteen/bladder with the push pull cap. They might have been around for a while but I just noticed it. At a little over $2.00 I decided to pick one up just for the heck of it. After I got it home I took off the caribeener that came with it and weighed it. It came out to just over an oz. Not too shabby. Going to keep using my platypus bags because I have them but the Outdoor Products version seem to be a viable contender.

Phillip Asby
(PGAsby) - M

Locale: North Carolina
Platy bags on 03/25/2013 12:49:26 MDT Print View

I saw those OP platypus style 1L bottles as well - didn't pick one up but will have to keep it in mind since I have none of those style and could use one or two.

I also saw a new OP coffee press. It's a nice little size and cheaper than the GSI javapress - interesting design as well with an outer cup and an inner sleeve with the mesh screen at the bottom. It's compact but the inner sleeve design and overall steel construction make it, well, not particularly lightweight.

Edward Zwibel
(YetiEddie) - MLife

Locale: Sunny San Diego
+1 Costco on 03/26/2013 15:52:05 MDT Print View

Costco has the case here in San Diego as well. And the carbon fiber trekking poles for $25. Nice prices!