For us at Mountain House, this past summer has been marked by an effort to make camping even better than it already is. What could make it better? Accessibility! Finding new places to camp and explore without having to trudge through the murky reeds of the internet to get there.
We partnered with The Dyrt, an online platform for campsite reviews, to give away $8,000 worth of Mountain House in exchange for authentic campground reviews from real campers. The results so far have been incredible. As of September 1st, we’ve given away $6,000 of our summer prizes. But what’s truly invaluable is the way you all have improved the process of finding a campground by submitting your past experiences to The Dyrt (and entering the contest).
Wisconsin camper Daniel B. submitted his canoe-camping review of Big Bay Town Park, WI to The Dyrt as part of our contest.
Finding campsites online can be a pain, and by submitting your reviews you’re helping alleviate that pain. You’re also being entered to win a slice of our $8,000 pie.
Here’s how our contest works:
- Review campsites in one of our two contests, Illinois or Wisconsin.
- You get points for your review. The more you review, the higher up the leaderboard you go.
- At the end of the month, the top 10 reviewers in each state with the most useful reviews each win a 5-Day Food Kit.
June, July, and August each had their own winners. Looking ahead, September’s contest starts fresh with a clear leaderboard. It’s also your last chance to win.
If you’ve ever camped or if you camp in Illinois or Wisconsin by the end of the month, you could win 5 days worth of Mountain House just for helping us make camping even better.
Check out some of our excited winners so far:
PS – You can also get in on some prizes if you’ve never camped in Illinois or Wisconsin–it just won’t be Mountain House coming to your door. See the nationwide contest here: http://thedyrt.com/contests
There are some times that call for taking risks. Safe drinking water should never be one of them. And whether you’re out in the woods on a backcountry trek, building a preparedness kit for your car, or loading up a bug out bag with the essentials, a reliable water filter is a must-have.
Our friends at Survivor Filter® have become especially known for their unbeatable filtration abilities, backed up by their Independent North American Lab Test Results, as well extensive field usage by users in every continent. Today Survivor Filter® has grown into one of the most trusted names in Portable Water Filtration in the USA.
We recently took the Survivor Filter® and the PRO-LE into the woods on a backcountry excursion to do some field testing of our own. The original Survivor Filter® is used like a straw, submerge it directly into the water source and drink up, or, attach it to a plastic water bottle or one of their Collapsible Canteens. A shallow (and fairly murky stream) turned into clear and delicious drinking water thanks to the 3-part filtration system of the Survivor Filter®. (You can geek out on the details here.)
The Survivor Filter PRO-LE is a lightweight, compact, and easy-to use pump. Just submerge the pre-filter end into your water source, clip the outflow/external filter to the provided cup or reusable water bottle, and pump. When done, wrap it up in the convenient carry case.
Survivor Filter® was founded on the realization that water scarcity is the largest security threat influencing conflict and development throughout the world. The company was born to address the global water scarcity crisis by giving people the tools they needed to access Clean Water anywhere on the planet.
Wow. You guys do some really cool things in beautiful places. And we have photo evidence that tells us you really know how to eat well outside. Kudos to everyone who submitted their photos and videos to our #MyAdventureMeal summer contest. From where we sit in Albany, OR, we had a great view of everything from SUP-side dining, to picnicking in Havasupai, to a toddler’s first taste of Mountain House on a camping trip! Good stuff, folks. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for supporting each other in the voting process. And thanks for celebrating adventure with us all summer long.
Alrighty, our vote-determined winners are …..
Grand Prize – Heather Miller
We’re not sure where she’s headed, but with a picnic basket like that, we’re coming with!
2nd Place – MaryBeth Patrick (featuring her daughter, Maddison Lockhart)
This little adventurer worked hard to reach out to her community to help support her photo in this contest, ” … walking all over Boulder asking people to vote for her photo of her favorite Mountain House product (Napoleon Ice Cream)! Its been such a great learning experience for her and I couldn’t be more proud as her father. For that I am deeply grateful to you all for having this contest and encouraging everyone to get out there.” ~ proud papa, Travis Lockhart
3rd Place – Jacky Chan
Nothing says lightweight and delicious like floating Chili Mac against a stunning mountain range. (note – this wasn’t photoshopped, it’s just a super cool trick! Try it at home, kids!)
And our runners up …
These folks each receive $100 gift voucher to load up on all their favorite Mountain House meals!
Photo by Sam Mauldin
photo by Austin Johnson
Photo by Kenzie Farrell
Photo by John White
Photo by Dave Traub
Mountain House is about making it easier to get out the door. Making it easier to pack up and go, without having to think about, “What will I eat in the backcountry?” Making you feel at home in the mountains, the deserts, and the forests of the world.
It makes sense, then, that we partnered with The Dyrt, a platform for user-submitted campground reviews, pictures, and videos. The Dyrt, like us, makes it easier to get out the door.
Have you ever tried to find detailed info about campgrounds online? It’s as much of a pain as planning, purchasing, and cooking a weekend’s worth of camping food. By getting users to submit their stories, tips, and images, The Dyrt is a place to go to find a campsite and actually know what to expect before you get there.
This is just one reason our partnership is exciting. Another reason? Mountain House is giving away 5 Day Food Kits through our contests on The Dyrt over the course of the summer.
We are running two contests on The Dyrt, one for Illinois, one for Wisconsin. If you’ve ever camped in either IL or WI, you could win a 5 Day Food Kit for reviewing your sites.
- Here’s how it works:
Review campgrounds in IL or WI. This automatically enters you into our contests.
- Get points for your reviews. You get more points the more you share: text gives you a minimum amount of points, and photo, video, and social shares all get you extra points.
- Get more points, and you could be one of the top 10 at the end of the month. There are leaderboards that let you track your progress.
At the end of the month, the top 10 reviewers with the most points and most useful content from each contest win
Let us reiterate: the TOP 10 from each contest win. Not just the top 3. And all 10 win a 5 Day Food Kit from Mountain House.
Our August contest just started. It ends at 11:59 pm on August 31st. Prizes will be awarded to the top reviewers the next day. On September 1st at 12:00 am, our last contest for the summer will start.
So, if you’ve ever had camping experience in Illinois or Wisconsin, share it on The Dyrt and you could win!
You know what we’d love to do? We’d like to personally thank every single parent who instilled a love of the outdoors into their kids. So here it is. Our virtual handshake, salute, high five, and chest bump to say “Seriously. Thank you for nurturing another generation of stewards and adventurers!”
In the spirit of Father’s Day we’d like to thank one lucky dad by sharing this sweet prize pack from some of our favorite outdoor brands. Enter to win prizes from Mountain House, Benchmade Knife Company, GoalZero, Keen Footwear, and Teton Sports. Continue reading
It’s hard to resist a long and luxurious nap from the comfort of a good hammock. We say, don’t resist! Enjoy the comfort of a hammock plus the protection from the elements with a tree tent from Tentsile! Tentsile’s range of suspended shelters are unimpeded by wet, rocky or uneven ground conditions and will literally take your camping experience to a new level! All their tree tents are designed to be suspended over the ground, but in dry conditions can also be pitched on the ground like a conventional tent. The Flite is their latest design, the ultimate lightweight tree tent, and perfect for two people. And here’s the best news: WE’RE GIVING ONE AWAY!
Enter to win the Tentsile Flite tree tent PLUS a week’s worth of Mountain House Adventure Meals ™ for two, PLUS two Premium Wallets from Roam Products (designed for those who like to travel light!).
To enter, subscribe to the Mountain House newsletter. Earn additional giveaway entries by following Mountain House, Tentsile, and Roam Products on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We’ll draw one lucky winner on March 15th! Enter below.
*Open to US residents, 18 and older.
Mountain House / Tentsile / ROAM Giveaway!
With winter weather on the way, it’s a good time to double check your emergency preparedness plans. Recently we unveiled our new multi-day Emergency Food Supply kits as a way to simplify emergency preparedness food planning. Made to be as easy to store as the meals are to prepare, they’ll fit anywhere you have room.
Now we want to giveaway one of our 14 Day Emergency Food Supply Kits— a $275 value! Entering is easy. Just register in our prize giveaway tool below and follow the steps. Continue reading
We Have a Winner!
We want to thank everyone who uploaded photos of their awesome adventures to our #ShareYourAdventure page. With every photo upload, we promised to donate 2 pouches of Mountain House meals to The National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR). The results are in and with 2,850 photos uploaded, we will be donating 5,700 Mountain House meals!
There were many stunning, beautiful and out-of-this-world adventure photos uploaded. But ultimately there can only be one winner…