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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Default Heatable meals

    Bob, 2 years ago, you described a better tasting alternative to Heater Meals. What was that brand again? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007


    Chef 5-Minute Meals. They're smaller than Heater Meals so you'll need to supplement more, but they tasted better. Amazon has them.


    1) I used them in the 2006 SH TransPac - things may have changed.

    2) They include a lot of waste (plastic tray, the box, etc.) Not green.

    3) "Better tasting" is relative - sort of like a hard hit on the head vs. a semi-hard hit on the head. Amazon sells them in the Gourmet Food section - that's a stretch.

    They'd probably be okay for a LongPac but for another SHTP I'd either use some good backpacker stuff from REI (Mountain House sells a self-heating kit you can use with their meals) - or I'd learn to cook.


    Come to think of it, Mountain House meals with their self-heating kit is what I used in the 2011 LongPac. Pretty decent as I recall, and not having to use the stove that year was huge. More expensive but it's only 3 days' worth.
    Last edited by BobJ; 06-14-2013 at 10:00 AM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2010


    I will bring a Mountain House Beef Stew to the Long Pac Awards Ceremony and serve it up in small doses. If that isn't an additional and compelling reason to attend an SSS meeting, I don't know what is.

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