All orders, including expedited shipments, are proceed Monday through Friday during regular business hours and are shipped within two business days.

Orders will be shipped via UPS Ground (except APO address) unless you have requested faster freight. Please note at times shipment may be delayed due to inclement weather, holidays, or an increased volume of orders.

Payments will be processed when your orders ships, with the exception of orders paid via PayPal.

Please expect delays in transit due to nationwide carrier disruptions.

You betcha! As soon as your order ships, you'll receive an email notification directly from UPS.

We do not ship food products outside the United States due to import regulations on meat and poultry products. To purchase Mountain House in Canada, please click here.

We can ship merchandise to Canada.

Unfortunately, our common carrier does not deliver to post office boxes. At checkout, please provide a physical address.

Yes! We offer free ground shipping on all orders with no minimum order requirements.

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Sure can. We ship all APO orders through the United States Postal Service. When entering the ship to address leave the State/Province field "Select" and in the Other State/Province field enter APO or FPO. You will be contacted by a customer service rep regarding the freight amount prior to your order being shipped.

All orders, including expedited shipments, are proceed Monday through Friday during regular business hours and are shipped within two business days.

Please note at times shipment may be delayed due to inclement weather, holidays, or an increased volume of orders.

Payments will be processed when your orders ships, with the exception of orders paid via PayPal.

Please expect delays in transit due to nationwide carrier disruptions.

Mountain House's return policy is no returns on food items unless the product is damaged, defective or if there is a receiving discrepancy with your order.

To ensure your claim can be processed and not denied for any damage or receiving discrepancies with your order, all claims must be received with 30 days of delivery. To file a claim, please email info@mountainhouse.com or give us a call at 1-800-547-0244.

You can view our return policy here.

Mountain House Adventure Meals™ are full-size meal pouches that are perfect for outdoor adventures. Adventure Meals™  are lightweight, portable, homestyle meals that are packed with nutrients and full flavors for a satisfying hot meal anytime, anywhere.

We’ve reformulated and repackaged our Pro-Pak® line a couple of years ago to align with military specifications for Meals, Cold Weather (MCW).These Pro-Paks contain one serving, have higher protein, and focused calories than our Standard Adventure Meal™ pouches and can be identified by a red Pro-Pak® badge on the front of the pouch. 

Previous to this, the difference between our Pro-Paks and standard Adventure Meal™ pouches were that Pro-Paks generally held slightly less food, but this varied from recipe to recipe. Our older Pro-Paks were also vacuum packed to prevent expansion at high altitude and to be as compact as possible.

Our Classic pouches are bigger than both our Adventure Meal™ and Pro-Paks pouches. They also contain more servings and are the original recipes.

Just add water, seal, and devour in less than 10 minutes. We’ve put together a quick infographic showing you how to make Mountain House Adventure Meals™.

Store Mountain House food under dry, sanitary conditions, without prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures and avoiding any environment that could cause damage to the packaging, such as punctures or dents.

To maximize shelf life, store food unopened and avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures above 75°F (24°C). Follow these storage tips and you'll have tasty food on your next backpacking trip.

After opening, we recommend using any dry contents within one week for best results and taste. After hydration, treat any leftover food as you would fresh food. It's real food!

Our meals in our Adventure Meal™ pouches, and buckets all have a freeze-dried, industry-leading guaranteed shelf life and Taste Guarantee of 30 years from the date of manufacture. The only exceptions are our ice cream and MCWs which have a 3-year shelf life.

The food doesn’t “go bad” after the shelf life, but the quality will start to diminish. You may notice a slight change in flavor or texture, but we've eaten food from our Adventure Meal™ pouches that were over 30 years old and were still tasty!

Great question! We have updated the shelf life on our foods several times over the years because we found the 'Best Used By' printed on our pouches was too conservative. This is why, based on real-world testing, we've moved to a 30-year shelf life on meals in our pouches (excluding novelty items and MCWs). To learn more about our shelf life here.

To determine the new shelf life of your old Mountain House pouches, you'll need to locate the actual manufacturing date. Add 30 years to the manufactured date to get the new shelf life.

Click here for a guide to help you out!

Don't worry! Your food is still good. Just remove the absorber and discard when you notice it.

Mountain House emergency meals have the longest proven shelf life of 30 years. Our Just in Case...® line includes our trusted just-add-water, freeze-dried meals for emergency planning. With #10 cans, assorted meal buckets, and emergency food kits, stocking up for "just in case" is simple.

Just add water, seal, and eat in less than 10 minutes.

With our #10 cans, you can make an entire can at once or scoop out individual servings. We’ve put together a quick infographic showing you how to make Mountain House #10 Cans here.

Food packaged in our #10 cans are loose, not individually packaged. They make an average of 10 cups of food and are perfect for feeding large groups or your family. You can measure out the amount of food you'd like to prepare or prepare the entire can at once by just adding water.

Store Mountain House food under dry, sanitary conditions, without prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures and avoiding any environment that could cause damage to the packaging, such as punctures, dents, or rust.

To maximize shelf life, store food unopened and avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures above 75°F (24°C). Follow these storage tips and you'll have emergency food when you need it.

After opening, we recommend using any dry contents within one week for best results and taste. For our Just in Case...®#10 cans, use the convenient resealable plastic lid between uses. After hydration, treat any leftover food as you would fresh food. It's real food!

Our meals in our Just in Case...® emergency food kits, buckets, and #10 Cans all have a freeze-dried industry-leading guaranteed shelf life and Taste Guarantee of 30 years from the date of manufacture. The longest proven shelf life in the industry.

The food doesn’t “go bad” after the shelf life, but the quality will start to diminish. You may notice a slight change in flavor or texture, but we've eaten food from our Just in Case...® meals that were over 30 years old and were still tasty!

We know of no other product on the market with Mountain House's 30-year proven shelf life. It's important to note that we use a strict definition of "shelf life", namely that our food will still taste good, even at the end of its stated shelf life! We're so confident that Mountain House will stand the test of time that we've instituted the industry's only 30-year Taste Guarantee.

Great question! We have updated the shelf life on our foods several times over the years because we found the 'Best Used By' printed on our pouches was too conservative. This is why, based on real-world testing, we've moved to a 30-year shelf life on meals in our cans and pouches (excluding ice cream and MCWs). To learn more about our shelf life click here.

To determine the new shelf life of your old Mountain House cans, you'll need to locate the actual manufacturing date. Add 30 years to the manufactured date to get the new shelf life.

Click here for a guide to help you out!

Don't worry! Your food is still good. Just remove the absorber and discard when you notice it.

Whether aiming for a PR, bagging your next peak, conquering the backcountry, or completing a successful mission*, Pro-Paks are designed with the protein, calories, and nutrition you need to achieve peak performance in any environment.  

Mountain House Pro-Pak meals are made to the exacting standards of the U.S. Armed Forces for Long-Range Cold-Weather Patrols.

We reformulated and repackaged our Pro-Pak® line a couple of years ago to align with military specifications for Meals, Cold Weather (MCW). These Pro-Paks contain one serving, have higher protein, and focused calories than our standard Adventure Meal™ pouches and. can be identified by a red Pro-Pak® badge on the front of the pouch.

Previous to this, the difference between our Pro-Paks and standard Adventure Meal™ Pouches were that Pro-Paks generally held slightly less food, but this varied from recipe to recipe. Our older Pro-Paks were also vacuum packed to prevent expansion at high altitude and to be as compact as possible.

Our Classic pouches are bigger than both our Adventure Meal™ and Pro-Pak® pouches. They also contain more servings and are the original recipes.

Pro-Pak® meals contain one serving. We always recommend looking at calories rather than servings and to choose based on individual metabolism and activity level, since these vary from person to person and day to day.

Our meals in our Pro-Pak® pouches have a shelf life of 30 years from the date of manufacture.

The food doesn’t “go bad” after the shelf life, but the quality will start to diminish. You may notice a slight change in flavor or texture, but we've eaten food that were over 30 years old and were still tasty!

Don't worry! Your food is still good. Just remove the absorber and discard when you notice it.

Our new snack brand. We took the best part of peanut butter and made it into a poppable on-the-go snack. Light and airy with no baggage, these 'lil cubes are freeze-dried fun that play as hard as you do.

Each pouch is packed with 7 grams of protein, certified organic, sweetened only with honey, and nothing artificial. A healthy, convenient snack option for anytime, anywhere.

No extra steps required. Our Simple Sensations Organic Peanut Butter Bites are ready to eat straight out of the package. Just open and get to crunchin'.

Store Simple Sensations under dry, sanitary conditions, without prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures and avoiding any environment that could cause damage to the packaging, such as punctures or dents. Store in your pantry, desk, kid's backpack - the options are endless.

To maximize shelf life, store food unopened and avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures above 75°F (24°C). Follow these storage tips and you'll have a good source of protein to seize the day.

After opening, if any peanut butter bites are left, we recommend closing with the zipper in the pouch and using any dry contents within one week for best results and taste.

Our Simple Sensations Organic Peanut Butter Bites have a 2-year shelf life.

Yes! They are organic and made with whole food ingredients.

Everyone loves an original, which is why we re-introduced classic recipes of four fan-favorite flavors in vintage inspired packaging. Our classics line provides more  servings per pouch than our Adventure Meal™ and Pro-Pak® pouches, but that same delicious homestyle taste you’ve come to know and love from Mountain House.

Our Classic pouches are bigger, contain more servings and are the original recipes. Our Pro-Pak pouches are single serving, and have higher protein and focused calories to align with military specifications for Meals, Cold Weather (MCW). Our Adventure Meal™ pouches consist of mainly two serving pouches. With the exception of ice cream, all of our meals have the same just-add-water convenience you’ve grown accustomed to with Mountain House.

Just add water, seal, and devour in less than 10 minutes. No extra cleanup, no pots and pans - just water in the pouch.

Don’t worry! Your food is still good. Just remove the absorber and discard it when you notice it.

Store Mountain House food under dry, sanitary conditions, without prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures and avoiding any environment that could cause damage to the packaging, such as punctures or dents.

To maximize shelf life, store food unopened and avoid prolonged exposure to temperatures above 75°F (24°C). Follow these storage tips and you’ll have tasty food on your next backpacking trip.

After opening, we recommend using any dry contents within one week for best results and taste. After hydration, treat any leftover food as you would fresh food. It’s real food!

Our meals in our Classic pouches have a freeze-dried, industry-leading guaranteed shelf life and Taste Guarantee of 30 years from the date of manufacture.

The food doesn’t “go bad” after the shelf life has passed, but the quality will start to diminish. You may notice a slight change in flavor or texture, but we’ve eaten Mountain House food that was over 30 years old and still tasty!

Swag store orders can only be placed directly on our swag store website at mountainhouse.store.

Unfortunately, our two websites do not communicate directly with one another, so you will have to place a separate order for food and a separate order for merchandise.

Please email our swag store customer service team at mountainhouse@weare-mia.com to update or cancel your order. We’ll do our best to change or cancel your order, however, once the order has shipped, we’ll be unable to make further changes. 

Please note that our customer care agents are not available on the weekends, so we’ll be unable to help in assisting with changed or canceled orders outside of our normal business hours. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Items that are purchased full price and that are unworn, may be returned up to 30 days from the date of purchase. 

Refunds will be made to the original payment method, or in some cases Mountain House store credit. Claims of manufacturer defect or for damaged items must be made within 7 days of receiving your order. Mountain House must receive your returned item(s) within 30 days of issuing your return shipping label.

 You will receive a confirmation email upon purchase with a link to your order status. Once available, the tracking number will be added.

Email mountainhouse@weare-mia.com. They will help you track your order.

All orders placed on our website Monday - Friday, excluding holidays, will be shipped within 3 business days. All orders will be shipped via UPS Ground (except APO addresses) unless you have requested faster freight. Your order should arrive in 7-10 days once it has been shipped. Please note at times shipment may be delayed due to inclement weather, holidays, or an increased volume of orders.

We are only able to ship orders to the U.S. and Canada.

Absolutely not. Information about our customers is an important part of our business. The only information we collect is what you submit to us and is used only by Mountain House for our own marketing and research purposes. We are not in the business of selling the information we collect to others.

We freeze dry our own meals at our plant in Albany, Oregon USA. No co-packers, no other 3rd party companies involved. We do it all and control it from start to finish.

Mountain House makes high-quality, freeze-dried meals. Just add water and in ten minutes or less you’ll have a hot meal for on the trail, on-the-go, or in times of emergency. We’ve been cooking up dependable and delicious meals since 1969. 

ll Mountain House meals are pre-cooked, so the flavors are fully locked in. All you need to do is add water! Just open the pouch or #10 can, remove the oxygen absorber, add the correct amount of boiling water (individual meals vary, so please refer to package directions), stir, then seal. In 10 minutes or less your meal will be steaming hot and ready to savor! In a pinch you can use cold water, just give it about twice as long to re-hydrate.

Novelties like our ice cream and Simple Sensations Organic Peanut Butter Bites are ready to eat...just open the pouch and enjoy.

Our Adventure Meals™ and Just in Case...® meals all have a freeze-dried, industry-leading guaranteed shelf life and Taste Guarantee of 30 years from the date of manufacture. The only exceptions are our ice cream and MCWs which have a three year shelf life.

Our Simple Sensations Organic Peanut Butter Bites have a two year shelf life.

Store Mountain House food under dry, sanitary conditions, without prolonged exposure to extreme temperatues and avoiding any environment that could cause damage to the packaging, such as punctures, dents, or rust.

To maximize shelf life, store food unopened and avoid prolonged exposure to temperatues above 75°F (24°C). Follow these storage tips and you'll have tasty food on your next backpacking trip, during an emergency, or anytime you want a quick meal without the long prep.

After opening, we recommend using any dry contents within one week for best results and taste. After hydration, treat any leftover food as you would fresh food. It's real food!

Yes, we process peanut butter to make our Simple Sensations Organic Peanut Butter Bites.

We are controlling with a combination of Good Manufacturing Practices and Validated Sanitation Practices.

What does that mean or what are you doing?

i. We conduct an in-depth, full sanitation between running peanut butter and any other Mountain House items (items we produce that are non-peanut containing products.)

ii. All direct product contact surfaces using in peanut processing are cleaned, inspected and tested for absence of peanut residue at the level of 1 Part Per Million.

iii. At all times we employ Good Manufacturing Practices with regard to the handling and processing of peanut items, and we employ physical segregation of inventory items when peanuts are processed.

Peanut Butter

All direct product contact used in peanut processing is clean, inspected and tested for absence of peanut residue at One Part Per Million.

No, we test for the absence of peanuts on all equipment prior to processing. Testing is not performed on finished products, only on shared equipment.

i. Milk, soy, wheat, eggs, crustaceans, tree nuts (coconut), fish and now peanut.

ii. We have managed all of these allergens successfully for quite some time.

Mountain House is only able to accept orders through our website with a credit card payment. Mail-in orders are accepted. To request an order form, please email info@mountainhouse.com.

Email our friendly Customer Service reps.  Be sure to include your order number if you can!

Absolutely not. Information about our customers is an important part of our business. The only information we collect is what you submit to us and is used only by Mountain House for our own marketing and research purposes. We are not in the business of selling the information we collect to others.

All orders placed on our website Monday-Friday, excluding holidays, will be shipped within two business days.

All orders will be shipped via UPS Ground (except APO address) unless you have requested faster freight. Your order should arrive 7-10 days once it has been shipped.

Please note at times shipment may be delayed due to inclement weather, holidays, or an increased volume of orders.

Payments will be processed  when your order ships, with the exception of orders paid via PayPal.