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Offline David0408

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Emergency Food
« on: August 20, 2019, 10:13:01 PM »
Anyone have some easy to buy dehydrated/powdered food that they would recommend? I’d like to have a few weeks worth on hand. Thanks.



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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 10:50:50 PM »
Mountain house. Wait for it to go on sale then get the pails.
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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 12:19:42 PM »
I agree with Grendel's suggestion; especially good if you intend to use some camping etc. so that you can rotate stock.

If you would like to supplement your supply with some staples that can be stored for longer periods that are available at lower cost, the Latter Day Saints online store also offers a variety of products. They are in #10 cans with up to a 30 year shelf life,  and include staples such as rolled oats, cracked wheat, sugar, freeze dried veggies,  etc. Do a search for the "LDS Store long term food storage".  They are happy to sell products to non members.

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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 07:36:13 PM »
something to consider.

you will need water for that freeze dried food.  If you think/plan to have alot of potable water, then its a no brainer. But...

MREs are self contained more or less. You will need the water to survive.


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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2019, 10:50:00 PM »
Great advice guys, thanks! Definitely looking to have a storage of water for drinking only. Now I’ll need another for cooking.


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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2019, 12:02:54 AM »
Keep a gallon or two of common bleach on hand. Half a dozen drops will purify water.
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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 06:45:30 PM »
Bleach absolutely, thanks

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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2019, 08:00:29 AM »
Or you can get some calcium hypochlorite like they use for swimming pools.  Or purchase a Katadyn or Berkey water purifier system.

For survival food, these three sites have a good selection -

 https://www.thereadystore.com/
https://www.beprepared.com/
https://honeyville.com/

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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2019, 05:02:04 PM »
Good luck with that!  ;D
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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2019, 05:08:17 PM »
Or you can get some calcium hypochlorite like they use for swimming pools.  Or purchase a Katadyn or Berkey water purifier system.

For survival food, these three sites have a good selection -

 https://www.thereadystore.com/
https://www.beprepared.com/
https://honeyville.com/

Berkey water filter is just lain great. it will do about 6000 gallons on one set of filters and it will take lake water and make it drinkable.
I got one for my wife and man does she love it

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Re: Emergency Food
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2019, 01:10:00 AM »
I am old school, cheap and lazy. I pick up a few canned items almost every time I am at the store. Could be anything from Campbell's Chunky Soups, to canned meat, or Dinty Moore Beef Stew, but whatever it is,. it doesn't require added water, is easy to open, and has a few years shelf life.
I do rotate stock, too. Dinty Moore is really good with a little Worcestershire and coarse ground black pepper...which leads to another point. For the lightweight run away bag, consider WalMart's camping section, and the plastic camp spice deal they have. It's 6 different ones, IIRC, and one thing you will never remember to take with you in a hurry is salt and pepper...pork and beans by themselves get nasty after a while. Just sayin'.
Of course, with our age and infirmities, buggin IN is far more likely.