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Have your kids tried the survival food you have?

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posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 05:29 PM
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Today I picked up my son went home after drill and realized he never had any of my dehydrated foods , and I was tired so seemed a perfect time to just heat up some mountain house beef stew for us both.

Boy tore it up, hes gonna need a bath but ate a good portion.

So for those of you with kids have you introduced them to the food you have set aside for an emergency?

If not why not?

I know part of the reason is he didnt need a high sodium content at his age, and part waiting for him to be good enough with a spoon to eat on his own.

It is good I think for all of us to try any dehydrated foods, canned foods, or preserved foods periodically to make sure we can still eat it.




posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 05:30 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

To be honest, i was just planning on eating one of the kids.



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 05:35 PM
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At least sort out a suitable recipe then, preparation is the key 👍a reply to: andy06shake




posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 05:48 PM
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a reply to: kingparrot



Covered.



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Drill, are you in the Guard or something? If your in the US I’d let your kids try out an MRE, because that’s what the Guard will be slinging out if there’s a national/state level quarantine.

They aren’t bad at all, just clog you up a bit. My friends kids “kinda” like them.



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 06:07 PM
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Since I have always canned everything, yes my kids were raised on it.

To the point of empty shelves. Because 2 teenage boys can put a hurting on canned taco meat.


But I agree, it's a good idea to get them used to it.

It may just come down to a time when money is tight, and you have no choice.



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 06:34 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Not just the kids, but the adults should also try their survival food. Some of that Mountain House stuff is fantastic and the wife and I use it while camping, some of it on the other hand is almost inedible. I hit up REI or Amazon sales on the stuff that I don't stock and haven't tried, just so I can see if the wife and I enjoy it. Some we use regularly while camping, some is good enough but not on the regular rotation, and some are complete fails. I love the freeze dried chicken and ground beef, just wish it wasn't so costly, so I plan on getting a freeze drying unit when my house is complete just to supplement the pre-packaged stuff.



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: chiefsmom

I was going to post the same thing....

Have my kids eaten elk, deer, rabbits, trout, canned stuff from my garden and orchard?

Why yes, they have eaten my survival food.




posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 07:14 PM
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Yo Dogg, I Just picked up My cat after "Drill". Homeslice didn't respekt that last OG Fresh Slice Can of Chunk.

If You wan'ts a litter box tomorrow, You best knowz da "Drill"

Fo Real



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 07:15 PM
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a reply to: Lumenari

I canny even get mine to eat meat off the bone ffs.

Not even in KFC! LoL

Weans are weird these days, well mine any road.



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 08:10 PM
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If things get really bad I'll wait until they get so hungry that they couldn't refuse any food.

Under regular circumstances, they know there are other options if they don't like survival food.



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 09:37 PM
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You mean the bottles of vitamins, can soup, tuna packs, protein bars, and apples I am already living off of?



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 09:53 PM
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Yeah, they just picked all the jerky off the racks I brought in tonight, Mom leading the way(!)

I have a 3 gallon pickling crock I just put in the laundry room. Every single human who has come in the house today, has lifted the lid to see what it was. Just in case its pickles. Sorry--not sorry. It'll be rohtkraut, with little green apple slivers and some carrots.

Little guy said I should just stock "the hole" and all its shelves with row after row of fruity pebbles, the kid's cereal. Teenager said peanut butter.
Tweenager recommends pop tarts (pop tarts not allowed in my house, unless homemade)
La principessa asked why we don't load up on crates of Nutella (its treated as frosting IRL)
The Boy Scout says just load up on cans of polar peppered herring and kipper snacks.

It's probably going to be canned garden produce and canned chicken noodle soup.


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posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 10:03 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Well no, it's a perfect opportunity to let them experience " eat what you're given or go hungry."

I survived 7 years of boarding school, I can tell you from experience they will eat.



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 10:05 PM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed
a reply to: Irishhaf

Well no, it's a perfect opportunity to let them experience " eat what you're given or go hungry."

I survived 7 years of boarding school, I can tell you from experience they will eat.


The Texan translation of that = "Ya'll git whatcha git. An ya don't throw a fit!"



posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 10:18 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
Today I picked up my son went home after drill and realized he never had any of my dehydrated foods , and I was tired so seemed a perfect time to just heat up some mountain house beef stew for us both.

Boy tore it up, hes gonna need a bath but ate a good portion.

So for those of you with kids have you introduced them to the food you have set aside for an emergency?

If not why not?

I know part of the reason is he didnt need a high sodium content at his age, and part waiting for him to be good enough with a spoon to eat on his own.

It is good I think for all of us to try any dehydrated foods, canned foods, or preserved foods periodically to make sure we can still eat it.


1. Im surprised they are using Mountain House dehyraded food for drill? Usually we just ate the regular MREs we were provided, which were way cheaper lol, and the reg gov issue is still given to my Grandson when he does drill, when did they start using Mountain House as a gov provider?

2. During my time the "MRE" was horrible , now its much better, but I dont buy those, I buy bulk dehydrated food and its fantastic.


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posted on Mar, 8 2020 @ 11:04 PM
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We have regular food in rotation except for ten pouches of good quality powdered eggs, each pouch makes about a dozen eggs. We tried those crystal eggs when we got them maybe six years ago, they are good for about ten years or so if I remember right. We just bought a couple of bags of powdered milk, it is pretty good stuff, we always try things.

If you switch over to all that dehydrated stuff too fast it can negatively effect you. Lots of anhydrate chemistry. We do start building enzymes but it takes a while to build enough to switch right over. Sulfites form from sulfur chemistry, nitrites form from nitrogen containing foods. If you jump those two chemistries up too quick you can have some problems if you do not have boosted enzymes in your body. As soon as lettuce hits your gut, the nitrates form nitrites. That is normal, so to prepare for nitrites, you should eat a little salad every day. For sulfite enzyme boosting, just eat some prunes occasionally. But make sure to eat some higher molybdenum foods to help to increase the Molybdopterins and the MOCO enzymes to make up for the dried foods. You can just get a bottle of molybdenum supplements to add to your reserves, they are reasonably priced. Mineral pills last a long time unlike vitamins. They do not have to be big supplements, maybe one hundred to two hundred percent your recommended allowance, some multivitamins and multiminerals have that much in them.



posted on Mar, 9 2020 @ 06:41 AM
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The mountain House was what I had set aside for the last hurricane, I keep my spare mre's in another location.



posted on Mar, 9 2020 @ 07:41 AM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
To be honest, i was just planning on eating one of the kids.


Talk like that is just wrong.



posted on Mar, 9 2020 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Unless of course, i was referring to a Goat, then it's Kosher.



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