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Great tasting, easy meal while camping/hiking,
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I have long been a fan of Mountain House foods, makes camping a breeze. This set gives you a "best of" collection all in one order. The food is amazingly good, you would not know it was freeze dried, even the texture of the meat and noodles, etc is amazing. My only issue is the HIGH salt content. Not sure why they have to jack the salt so much. Some of them have 60% of your daily salt intake. If they fixed that it would surely be a five star product
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Initial post: Jul 10, 2012 6:45:31 PM PDT
Mary Hanson says:
You need extra salt when you are hiking (due to sweating) so the sodium content is high. It's also to make it taste good!
Posted on Jul 11, 2012 3:03:58 PM PDT
Bob M. says:
Hooray! Mountain House has addressed the high sodium issue!
I bought a couple boxes of this same meal assortment at a local warehouse store today, mainly to have on hand in case of an extended power outage like many in neighboring areas have recently experienced. Same number of packets and assortment of meals, same net weight, basically the same product.
So how did the folks at Mountain House address the sodium issue? It appears that they used the tried and true method of Relabeling! The carton shown on Amazon and other retailers shows "10 Entrees/20 Servings", while the ones I just bought show "10 Entrees/25 Servings". Voila! Instant reduction in sodium per serving! Brilliant! It's good to know that at least some manufacturers are listening to their customers!
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2012 10:18:11 PM PDT
Wow. A little investigative work and see what happens. Thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2012 10:21:48 PM PDT
But if you are sitting around waiting for the electricity to come on for eight days that much sodium is a heart stopper.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 6, 2012 2:27:46 PM PDT
Timothy G says:
If you didn't eat so much you'd be fine. You can always offset sodium with more water.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 7, 2012 2:43:31 PM PDT
Edward C. Nummelin says:
well at least theres one real outdoors person who knows what they are talking about. salt is very important when camping and hiking, these meals were obviously created by outdoor enthusiasts who also know what they are talking about.
Posted on Dec 18, 2012 2:12:58 AM PST
I'd like for the company to post here, if they have any plan to fix that.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 1, 2013 3:03:12 PM PST
Don't forget...salt is a preservative. It's what they used before refrigeration...
Posted on May 24, 2013 2:19:00 PM PDT
D. S. Perrin says:
I just read an article about salt which described a study that found the government's daily recommendation is too low. Also, it said that while salt intake will increase blood pressure a short time after eating, that is not necessarily the case for the long run.
When I was in Vietnam in the late 60s, they had salt tablet dispensers near some of the mess halls, and urged the troops to take the salt tablets because of the oppressive heat ,which of course caused a great amount of perspiration in the summer months. If you had on dryh clothes, then took a 100 yard walk in the heat, your clothes would be completely soaked in sweat.
I read another article about eggs about 15 years ago and it said that there was not nearly as much cholesterol in an egg as had been believed.
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