Mountain House in Ziplock Bags

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Mountain House in Ziplock Bags

Postby The Bass Assassin » Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:55 pm

Has anyone had any experience with cooking the freeze dried meals in ziplock bags rather than the bags that come with the meals? Its been a while since I weighed them, but I'm thinking you can save about an ounce per meal if you removed them from the bags that come with the meals. The thing I'm not sure about is whether the meals will cook properly in a ziplock bag or if they need the metalic insides of the factory bags. Also, are the ziplock bags too hot to use once the water has been added? Any thoughts would be appreciated!

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Re: Mountain House in Ziplock Bags

Postby Steve Green » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:33 pm

If you don't use the Mountain House bags, you'll probably want to use a pot. With the single meals you don't save much weight by re-packaging. With the double meal servings, you save more. Steve
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Re: Mountain House in Ziplock Bags

Postby far_west » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:04 am

I have used ziplock bags to cook mountain house meals they turn out fine.

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Re: Mountain House in Ziplock Bags

Postby ArleneHarper » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:54 am

Zip lock bag is a good idea to keep the food safe. It can be consumed the next day also.

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Re: Mountain House in Ziplock Bags

Postby AkiKazeta » Fri May 23, 2014 12:18 pm

The following link is a brief article on the use of food bags for sous vide. It's a little short on the science but does indicate which plastic materials are considered 'safe' for cooking.

http://modernistcuisine.com/2013/03/is-it-safe-cook-plastic/
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Re: Mountain House in Ziplock Bags

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Re: Mountain House in Ziplock Bags

Postby thomasusa80 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:34 am

Zip lock pack is a decent thought to keep the nourishment safe. It might be expended the following day likewise.
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