Mountain House – Scrambled Eggs With Bacon
Early morning bass fishing from my kayak kept me from eating my breakfast until the sun was well up and I was quite hungry. Nestled into the rear storage compartment was a package of Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon.
I’ve had rehydrated eggs many times over the years, and these were exactly what I remembered. Flavorless and off texture. Adding to my disappointment were uncooked bits of egg and a meager portion.
Specification: Mountain House – Scrambled Eggs With Bacon
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Preparing the Scrambled Eggs with Bacon was relatively simple up until having to drain the hot water. Even so, it wasn’t rocket science. Add 1 cup of boiling water to the dry ingredients, stir, wait 6 minutes, drain water, and eat.
- Once the hot water is added, you need to thoroughly mix the ingredients again. We mixed ours for 2 minutes and still had some hard spots of clumped up ingredients.
- Roughly 20 minutes to fully prepare.
- Most of the preparation time is simply waiting for the ingredients to steep in the boiled water, which is added directly to the original package.
- Draining the very hot water out of the eggs can be tricky as most people don’t care a calendar while hiking.
- No recommendation to mix dry ingredients thoroughly before filling the package with boiling water.
- Extremely thorough mixing needed before and after adding hot water.
The taste of Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon reminds me of the true MREs I had while in the military. Which is to say…not very good. While the eggs weren’t watery, they were flavorless and had a very strange texture. I could see the tiniest bits of bacon, but never really tasted them either.
- Not watery.
- No flavor.
- Small amount (1.5 portions) even for a single person.
- Several gritty bits of eggs that were not quite cooked.
At Outdoor Food Lab, we list our weight ratings as such:
- 150+ calories/ounce: / Ultralight Hiking Food
- 131-149 calories/ounce:
- 111-130 calories/ounce:
- 90-110 calories/ounce:
- Less than 90 calories/ounce: