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Which one do you use, think tastes better? Any other companies?
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There are so many choices out there now.  PackitGourmet & Hawk Vittles might be considered to be gourmet by some, but the truth is their stuff is very good.  Several years ago, 4 of us conducted out own experimental tasting between Mt H, Alpine Aire, BackPacker's Pantry.  We brought the same meals from those makers, and blind tasted them all at dinner.  We would cook up the same flavor from each, and pass them around the kitchen.  In that test, Mt House beat all opponents handily.  Now, if we included Packit and Hawks, I am sure the results would be different.  

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Which one do you use, think tastes better? Any other companies?

That is going to be up to the taster.  Personally I don't want either one.  I prepare my own meals.

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<---own meals..  Dehydrated stuff wifey makes for me..
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Neither. Like Deborah, I make my own stuff. I have used some of the Packit Gourmet meals, and they are okay. I haven't eaten Mountain House or any of the other brands in years.

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Wise is fake meats so do beware of that. Otherwise they all pretty much taste the same to me, unless it is Packit. Packit is that blend of connivence but tastes similar to home made meals - just can cost you ;-)

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Since I found Sarbar's (ALL HAIL THE GODDESS OF TRAIL FOOD!) methods for FBC, I've not even considered buying trail food.

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About three weeks before a long trip, I start dehydrating leftovers and throwing together couscous and rice based home prepped meals. Home dehydrated rice - that way it tastes like rice.

Nothing in those expensive prepackaged meals tastes like food to me, no matter how hungry I am...


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I've recently come back to using MountainHouse dinners. Not familiar with the other company. I'd used MountainHouse in the past then switched to WeePac, which no longer exists, because despite their dehydrated meats requiring more preparation time than freeze dried ingredients, they had more meat and I liked the taste.

Bottom line, like boots, packs and shirts, it's what fits you. Get a selection of the same dinner that looks tasty across a couple of the brands you're considering and find what ones you like. Odds are that like me you'll find some from one brand you like while others come from another brand.

The other variable will be portion size, some are larger than others and that may be factor depending on what you do for a meal, have just the main course or have additional died things.
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Never heard of Wise.  Very rarely I will eat a couple Mountain House varieties.  Otherwise, I am using Packit Gourmet or Freezer Bag Cooking from Sarah's book or website.  Occasionally, I'll try other brands, like if I'm trying to hit a free shipping amount on a Campor or REI order, I'll try something from Mary Jane's or similar.  I bought some Cache Lake meals at a canoe outfitter that I have yet to try, but they look good.

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Huh, Wise looks a smidge like WeePac:
http://wisefoodstorage.com/faq

Not anything aimed at backpacking that I could see… adaptable I'm sure with repackaging, though that reduces shelf life….
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