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Mountain House Essential Bucket

Review Last Updated: March 19, 2020
Terry Daine
Product Review by Terry Daine


Today we'll be reviewing the Mountain House Essential Bucket.

Our reviews are based on in-depth research and product analysis. Let's dive in!


  • Simple and easy to prepare
  • Great for families and large groups
  • Fantastic durability
  • 30 Year shelf life/taste guarantee


  • Bulky container is hard to carry

Mountain House Essential Bucket Product Review

The Mountain House essential bucket is an assortment of ‘Just in Case’ foods that will fill you up and increase your survival chances.

It offers a 30-year shelf life, and with that comes a taste guarantee. It is a decent choice to have on hand just in case you’re faced with an emergency and need to feed a large gathering.

You can rest easy knowing this assortment has your family covered in times of emergency, whether that be today or thirty years from now.

This product doesn’t provide meat (or meat alternatives,) but they offer pouches with meat-flavored rice and pasta. The taste creates comfort with the illusion of having a home cooked meal.

No pots or pans are needed, as they are ready-to-eat in ten minutes by adding water – preferably hot water.

The container is bulky in weight, so it mightn’t be suitable to store in your bug-out-bag for when on the move. Instead, this meal assortment kit is best suited to those with a car or to be stored at home.

This product can potentially stretch out budgets, but we believe it is an excellent survival ration choice and will be an excellent long term investment.

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