Cooking mtn house meals from the #10 cans versus the mylar bags

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I decided to go the bulk route on my Mtn house meals this hunting season. Partly because its cheaper in bulk and also because I don't always want to eat a whole bag meal at a time. That being said, can any of you recommend a method or piece of gear (vacuum thermos bowl, etc?) to cook and eat the meals out of since I wouldn't have the mylar bags to cook in?? I looked at Cabelas today for some sort of heat holding bowl or cup but didn't find one I thought was big enough. Any recommendations? Thanks.
 

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I have been taking the regular meals, adding instant rice, Top Raman noodles and instant mashed potatoes to them and resealing them in vacuum sealed bags for years.
 

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I've thought of adding some ingredients to them but haven't gotten around to that. This might be the year since I bought the bulk cans. Other than the contents settling they are easy to work with. I just need a cooking vessel to replace the normal mylars they come in..
 

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They make vac pack bags that you can boil, the should hold boiling water I would think.
 

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I would look at good vac bags. It is a very appealing way to go since they burn easily. Burning mt house bags takes a very hot fire which can be challenging to build in many areas of the state and I hate packing around trash that smells of food for obvious reasons!
 

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Oven bags from carrs or safeway? They hold up to oven temps far above boiling and work great in a muffpot on a sled. I would think they would work great to boil up a mh meal.
 

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I just use my (i think they are 8 mil bags from ak butcher supply) to vac pac them in and i did not have any issues with bags leaking and they are lighter and burn. The meals are a lot cheaper this way as well.
 

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Try the ziplock freezer bags. I put eggs in them and then drop the bags in boiling water and voila, scambled eggs. Might work for freeze dried meals, too.
 

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The Problem with cooking your food in the plastic is, the chemicals in the plastic ending up in your food. A small/med titanium/stainless bowl might work...
 

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To clarify I am re-packaging bulk canned mtn house meals. I have several means of making water boil. I was trying to find an insulated vessel to let the mtn house sit in and rehydrate and eat from.

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To clarify I am re-packaging bulk canned mtn house meals. I have several means of making water boil. I was trying to find an insulated vessel to let the mtn house sit in and rehydrate and eat from.

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Insulated vessel? What about one of those insulated drinking mugs with a lid (like for coffee).
 

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That's one thing i have been considering. There's plenty vacuum insulated vessels but they tend to run small. I'm not done looking though ..

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