I have tried several of the Mountain House food packets and have no complaints as far as taste goes. This is survival food, not fine dining. I got enough food in the freezer and pantry to go at least two weeks before I have to hit my survival food stash. Keep a good supply of coffee, salt and sugar to barter with.
Point well taken, but as I said I'm one of those kind that prep for TEOTWAWKI.
So I live off my survival foods and rotate through the stash. One important thing
to remember is to keep your spirits up. I'd be pretty depressed if I had to live off
Mountain brand for a month. A couple of days out hunting in a primitive wilderness
area eating that stuff is enough for anybody. I've done it. I'd go with Pemmican
and hard tack, next primitive wilderness trip.
Also better barter is alcohol, tobacco, et al. Things people may have habits for.
I quit drinking coffee 12 or so years ago, but I know people that try as they
might can't stop smoking.
Keep on Prepping!