Daily Offer 5/9/15: Mountain House Freeze Dried Food

Today at Sport.Woot, instead of one thing in the daily deal spot, we’re giving you ALL THE FREEZE DRIED FOOD YOU COULD POSSIBLY REHYDRATE!!!

And since it’s a special kinda sale, we thought it needed a special kinda discussion place that you can find here.

LINK TO THE OFFER: http://sport.woot.com/plus/mountain-house-freeze-dried-food-10

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Mountain House Freeze Dried Food
Price: $29.99 - 79.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $10 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, May 11 to Tuesday, May 12) + transit
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I’ve had several of these, they are great for backpacking or camping since they are very light. Most of them are pretty good, if a touch bland. I usually add a little season salt or garlic salt to them to help the flavors come out.

I’m not all that sure if the price on woot is very good, I usually buy them for about 7 dollars per pack in store or on amazon.

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I didn’t realize these are family packs, so twice as big as the ones I usually buy, so the price is quite good on woot

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I think the price I saw at Costco this week was better. As was said above, bring a little of your own seasoning and you’ll hardly know you’re eating out of a bag.

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You can get the Stroganoff for $7.19 each and free shipping on Amazon. The diced ham #10 can is a good deal, though.

200-260 calories per 8oz serving(about 5 oz are water as prepared)and high in sodium. 15 servings for $35 with shipping equals $2.33 for each 8oz serving.High price to pay per calorie and too much sodium.890 milligrams of salt in one cup of the stew and 790 in the stroganoff. If you need to add more salt as suggested by some to improve the flavor better make sure you have blood pressure pills with you.

Comments from a previous sale

Remember that these are generally eaten after a day of hiking or doing some type of vigorously straining activity where energy and ultimately sodium from sweat is lost. The high sodium content is more than likely there to help replace the lost sodium content that is being sweat away.

You will probably also be sweating a lot from a zombie apocalypse or when the government tries to take over Texas.

Really now. People in this day and age still believe that extra salt effects blood pressure? Read some current literature please.

I’ve seen these for about 2/3rds this price in a local store. Not worth it.

You’re confusing two different sizes of this product. The ones you saw in the store were the normal size. These are the family packs (twice as big). This price is actually a significant savings over any price you will find locally.

Not only is this an excellent point, but it isn’t necessarily salt that’s being advocated. Pepper, garlic, and olive oil can make a huge difference- and obviously aren’t salt.

Dr. Frank Sacks, Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Harvard School of Public Health, offered insight into the report itself, pointing out that the committee’s conclusions discounted effects of sodium reduction on blood pressure. Noting that direct evidence between sodium level and CVD events and mortality is limited in extent of available research studies, limited in quality, and contradictory, Dr. Sacks expressed dismay that the committee gave so much weight to such a problematical body of research, saying “Discounting the especially large blood pressure reduction going from 2,300 to 1,500 mg in prehypertensives, hypertensives, older adults and blacks who are especially vulnerable to the effects of high sodium betrays an unbalanced weighing of the evidence.” Additionally, the American Heart Association has meticulously reviewed scientific research and recommends that all Americans eat no more than 1,500 mg a day of sodium.

Dr. Walter Willett, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Chair of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, also weighed in on the controversy to explain why The New York Times article should be, so to speak, taken with a grain of salt:

Kolata’s report (No Benefit Seen in Sharp Limits on Salt in Diet, NYT, May 14, 2013) of the recent Institute of Medicine review of sodium and blood pressure is highly misleading. Kolata failed to mention that the primary conclusion of this review was that the US Dietary Guidelines goal of 2,300 mg of sodium per day is robustly supported by evidence. Because the current average intake is approximately 3,400 mg per day, current efforts to reduce sodium intake in our food supply are strongly justified. The report did conclude that evidence to reduce sodium intake further to 1,500 mg per day is insufficient. Although this conclusion is disputed by many, and additional research is desirable, it is not essential to resolve these disagreements until we get close to the 2,300 mg goal. This will take years of sustained effort.

Visit The Nutrition Source’s Salt and Sodium section to learn more.

You obviously don’t know what you’re talking about. Post a peer reviewed study that supports your statement. All reputable medical associations have slammed the few “studies” that imply salt does not affect blood pressure. The fast food industry wants you to think salt is harmless but any educated professional will tell you we consume far too much sodium and it has an adverse effect on our health.

This is NOT a deal. $10 each for the family size is the going rate.
Nice try woot but no cigar for this average retail price.