Mountain House Staff Picks: Gifts That Matter More

Tis the season for stuff, stuff, and more stuff. And we don’t know about you, but all this stuff is leaving us feeling a bit, well … stuffed! We love the feeling of giving a gift that really lights up someone’s face. Something that will actually be used and appreciated, and won’t hit a landfill by this time next year (or sooner!). It really is the thought that counts. And there’s  no shortage of ways to imbue thoughtful gift giving into this holiday season. Here are a few of our favorites. Mountain House Staff Picks: Gifts That Matter More #1 – … Continue reading

How to Boil Water When the Power is Out

It goes without saying that the ability to boil water ranks right up there among both at-home and backcountry necessities, whether you’re looking to cook a meal, prep the (all-important) morning coffee or tea, or purify water for drinking. An electric stove or coffeemaker sure makes the process easy, but what do you do when the power’s out, or when you’re deep in the wilderness? To many folks, the answer may seem obvious. But we actually get asked this fairly often, “What about if the power is out at home?” Well, whether it’s a weekend backpacking trip or a genuine … Continue reading

Mountain House Spotlight: Honoring Our Veterans

Here at Mountain House, we’re proud to join the rest of the country in the observance of Veterans Day. We welcome the special attention the holiday draws to active and former members of our armed services, but of course we believe honoring these men and women (and the families who support them) is truly a 365-days-a-year affair. Our parent company, OFD (formerly Oregon Freeze Dry), partly got started supplying freeze-dried food to troops during the Vietnam War. Our roots with the U.S. military therefore run deep, and we’re proud to say that Mountain House meals continue to be enjoyed by … Continue reading

Cabin Dreaming: 7 Houses in the Mountains

When the forest begins to tuck itself away into a blanket of snow, we start dreaming of winter getaways to cozy cabins! There’s nothing quite like escaping to a cabin in the woods to put a pause on the frantic pace of everyday life, and to instead find wintry inspiration and sanctuary while enjoying breathtaking surroundings.  Here are 7 cabins that we would love to borrow for a weekend or more: This California A-frame is nestled among Redwoods and a short drive to wine country. It offers a mix of rustic roots and modern conveniences, and features an adorable loft that you might have … Continue reading

The Mountain Film Fest is Calling And We Must Go …

Mountain House is honored and excited to be a Major Partner for the 2017 Banff Mountain Film + Book Festival! There will be so many jaw-dropping films to watch! So many incredible speakers! So many books to add to our “must read now” list! We’re going to do our best to let you in on the Banff action. Tune in on Facebook and Instagram between November 2 and November 5 for stories, secrets, and giveaways. Wanna win a beanie??? If you’re headed to Banff as well, be sure to swing by and say hello! We’ll be dishing up samples and giving away … Continue reading