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View Poll Results: Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

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    Default Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

    Just like the title says. If there are limits on age/savings, feel free to comment.

    For the record, I recently did. I had the opportunity to obtain a large lot of Mountain House dinner-entrée type food, in #10 cans, for about 35% of the price of new product. They are about 10 years old.
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    Default Re: Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

    While I'll keep my own food long beyond it's expiration date, I wouldn't buy it that way. BTW I do have some really old Mountain House up in my cabin at camp and it still eats good. Once in a while I'll eat one just for the hell of it.
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    Default Re: Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    While I'll keep my own food long beyond it's expiration date, I wouldn't buy it that way. BTW I do have some really old Mountain House up in my cabin at camp and it still eats good. Once in a while I'll eat one just for the hell of it.
    This isn't "expired". It's 10 years into an advertised 25-year shelf life. My assumption is it will be good for longer than that, but even if it isn't, 50% of the shelf life for 35% of the price is still a savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    This isn't "expired". It's 10 years into an advertised 25-year shelf life. My assumption is it will be good for longer than that, but even if it isn't, 50% of the shelf life for 35% of the price is still a savings.
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    Default Re: Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by gnbrotz View Post
    Just like the title says. If there are limits on age/savings, feel free to comment.

    For the record, I recently did. I had the opportunity to obtain a large lot of Mountain House dinner-entrée type food, in #10 cans, for about 35% of the price of new product. They are about 10 years old.
    That cheap, I'd have probably bought it as long as they were sealed cans. Especially if it was chili Mac.

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    Default Re: Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by R L Suehr View Post
    That cheap, I'd have probably bought it as long as they were sealed cans. Especially if it was chili Mac.
    The Mountain House that I bought years ago was some damn good stuff. All of it. Their beef stroganoff and pasta primavera were a couple of my favorites. And the desserts were damn good too. I seem to recall something like a blueberry cheesecake that was good enough to serve in a fine restaurant. It was a far cry from that shit we had in Boy Scouts back in the early '70s.
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    Default Re: Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

    We were fed c rats from ww2 in basic so I probably wouldn't have a problem with the mountain house.

    Mmm..... 40 year old ham and eggs.

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    Default Re: Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

    Why not. Why waste money on something that's unlikely to be needed anyway.

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    I have two cases from ft bragg I got a couple years ago.
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    Default Re: Would you buy "old" preps if they were cheap?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    The Mountain House that I bought years ago was some damn good stuff. All of it. Their beef stroganoff and pasta primavera were a couple of my favorites. And the desserts were damn good too. I seem to recall something like a blueberry cheesecake that was good enough to serve in a fine restaurant. It was a far cry from that shit we had in Boy Scouts back in the early '70s.
    They're pretty good for the price, even better discounted. MH is nice, because you can get the 8lb cans and it's got a long shelf life. I keep some down stairs in case of emergency. I actually like the Peak Refuel meals a little better for taking on trips, but they cost more and don't last as long.

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