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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 7:23 pm 
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What's the deal with these shortages these days? Mountain House is in high demand. Must be. Look I went to various stores today no Mountain House!! I NEED these!! Tuesday lastest!!!

Now I'm havin' to look at 'em on Amazon. Bezos 'pparantly still carries em. Seein' all these extremely rare flavors!! Italian style steak? Dumplings?? Creamy Mac! Fusilla pasta!! WITH steak. All for higher prices with very few in stock!!

So they're carryin' these high end deals but somehow ya got your various regular ol' run o' the mill type flavors - spaghetti/strog'noff/whatnot  currently out of stock!!! What's the deal!!?

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 8:30 pm 
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people hoarding for the End Days, like they did toilet paper.

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 8:36 pm 
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FWIW:  The Redmond CostCo has had Mountain House packs the last several times I've shopped.
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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 9:19 pm 
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The banana display was bare this morning at the Walmarche.  I had to buy.....organic nanners instead of the dangerous kind.  The humanity!

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 9:31 pm 
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Reminds me of a joke:


Four guys are standing on a street corner in Tel Aviv: an American, a Russian, a Chinese, and an Israeli... A news reporter comes up to the group and says to them:

"Excuse me...What's your opinion on the meat shortage?"

The American says: What's a shortage?

The Russian says: What's meat?

The Chinese man says: What's an opinion?

The Israeli says: What's "Excuse me"?...
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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 9:51 pm 
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Northgate Big 5 had a few varieties still on the shelf yesterday. I grabbed a few.

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 10:30 pm 
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coldrain108 wrote:
Northgate Big 5 had a few varieties still on the shelf yesterday. I grabbed a few.

Might have to grab some on my next QUENCH GUM run

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PostWed Jul 22, 2020 11:42 pm 
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The only thing left at the Monroe Big Five today was the famous Mountain House Chili Mac (which I don’t eat!) and one freeze dried Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich, which I do eat! biggrin.gif
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PostThu Jul 23, 2020 6:14 am 
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Haven't been in for a while, but during the March/April shut down, when other places had none, North 40 outfitters had freeze dried food in the store.  I do not know where the nearest store to you would be.

For a couple thousand bucks, they have freeze drying equipment on sale.

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PostThu Jul 23, 2020 7:36 am 
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Demand has been so high that Mountain House has added a page to their website listing just the in stock items.


https://www.mountainhouse.com/m/category/what-is-currently-available.html
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PostThu Jul 23, 2020 8:05 am 
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We recently bought a big variety pack at Costco.  My wife wasn't even particularly looking for it.

Are other brands equally hard to get?  Backpacker's Pantry has a shorter shelf life since they put packets of fresh(er) stuff in their food.  So maybe it's less in demand with the "end of days" crowd?
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PostThu Jul 23, 2020 8:08 am 
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Probably head back to Wa soon, so I had better stock up on TP before I leave Idaho.

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PostThu Jul 23, 2020 8:13 am 
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I don't think TP is a big issue anymore.
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PostThu Jul 23, 2020 9:12 am 
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Lynnwood REI was extremely picked over when I was there last week.  Only a few packages of anything in the freeze dried food department.  I don't think there were any Mountain House dinners.  A few options of Backpackers Pantry and Alpine Aire.  Maybe a couple breakfast or desert items.
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PostThu Jul 23, 2020 9:19 am 
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BigBrunyon wrote:
What's the deal with these shortages these days? Mountain House is in high demand. Must be. Look I went to various stores today no Mountain House!! I NEED these!! Tuesday lastest!!!

More hikin', less shovin' your face with this overpriced crap!!
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