We trace our roots to meals we made for US Special Forces nearly 50 years ago, when the military asked for food that tasted better, lasted longer and weighed less than old K and C rations. Ever since then we’ve fueled expeditions in every climate and situation. Add in our Taste Guarantee, and you can trust Mountain House to taste delicious. No matter what.
At Mountain House, we trace our roots to meals we made for the United States Special Forces.
During the Vietnam Conflict, the military put out a request for food that tasted better, lasted longer and weighed less than old K and C rations. Our parent Company, OFD Foods, LLC (then called Oregon Freeze Dry) responded to that request and won the contract. We immediately started making freeze dried food as Long Range Patrol rations for the military. We've continued making food for the United States Special Forces and other branches of the military ever since.
As the war began to wind down, we took our surplus rations to military surplus and sporting goods stores, where they rapidly sold out. It was then in 1969 that we realized the great consumer demand for good tasting, easy to prepare freeze dried food and Mountain House was born.