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Whats you favorite survival food?

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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Mine too!!!! But I would have the "Lite" version




posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Do MREs (Meals ready to eat for those who don't understand that military terminology) count? Doesn't matter what kind, unless you're really picky. Even has enough content( meals, snacks, candy, condiments, koolaid, a heating source) all you do is add water.

It's perfectly ideal, really



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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Hmmm... what exactly is the science behind HEATER MEALS??? Not sure I would want to ingest anything that activates with water to create heat.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:36 PM
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So if i bring the boat along side and happen to throw some cans into canada....what are they worth?

jk



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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If needed you can use cold water to prepare they are light weight to carry can provide the minerals to survive.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by Magnificient
Mary Kitchen's Corned Beef Hash or Dinty Moore Beef Stew. The plus with the stew is that it can be stretched nicely with white rice and yellow cornbread. Corned beef is best with scrambled eggs, which might be rare in a survival situation.


Oh I don't know, you can find eggs, if you don't mind little blue ones.
What???

They used to eat hmmingbird tongues by the plate full in Rome, a few Robins eggs won't be missed.

You know what are good though? Duck eggs. And geese eggs. I have had those and lots of other kinds growing up on farms. Ducks lay eggs like chickens in the spring.

I suppose you could bring some powdered eggs. I have heard that is much better than the freeze dried scrambled eggs and bacon meals in a pouch. Better to just scramble them yourself otherwise they are like soggy cardboard so they say.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by WickettheRabbit
My favorite camping food is peanut butter, SPAM, and pita bread (not all at the same time, sicko!). The problem is that pita bread isn't going to be a good survival food because it's not shelf stable.

So maybe rice as the starch or, even better, instant potatoes!


I have heard a lot of people say they bring naan bread when they go on hiking trips. Maybe it lasts a long time I don't know.
They say that rye bread, can keep for up to a month.
But I guess you need to get the dark rye. Maybe the German rye.

Another thing you can get that lasts a long time is theMelba Toast. Shelf life of one year. Crackers also have a long shelf life.

But I eat a lot of powdered mashed potatoes since they finally figured out how to do it. Betty Crocker is an example, roasted garlic mashed potatoes
You can not tell that it isn't fresh mashed. At least I can't. And it is excellent and weighs nothing.


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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by Shadowalker
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So if i bring the boat along side and happen to throw some cans into canada....what are they worth?

jk


On the black market? An arm and a leg. Get it? Oh you will.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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I make bread before I go out ...what I do is, mix all dry contents together, and make it ...to just add water. Add your water and make your dough, then wrap it around a stick or lay it on a rock...to cook. It is amazing.

Banyok, and pemicin are great things to have with you. A little corn meal, flour, salt and pepper...you can do a lot with it. If you get any animal or fish..those also help with making it taste even better.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by DivineFem
Do MREs (Meals ready to eat for those who don't understand that military terminology) count? Doesn't matter what kind, unless you're really picky. Even has enough content( meals, snacks, candy, condiments, koolaid, a heating source) all you do is add water.

It's perfectly ideal, really


Other people say the same thing.

I compared the price of MRE's at Sam's Club with Heater meals, a different meal that is similar technology, and well have a look at the comparison...

Heater Meals EX (extended shelf life 5 years) 48 meals 210 bucks

MRE (Meals ready to eat) 12 in a case so 4 cases = 48 meals 4x83 $332 roughly speaking.

Auguson One Month Emmergency Pack $150 bucks.


A: Shelf life varies by product and is affected by temperature and moisture. Once the can is opened, the storage life for most products is approximately one year.

Beans, Freeze Dried Fruits & Vegetables, Grains: 30 years (Exception – Brown Rice: 7 years)
Bakery Staples: 30 years (Exception – Ultimate Gel, Shortening Powder, Flour, Vital Wheat Gluten, Dough Enhancer: 10 years)
Dehydrated Fruits & Vegetables: 25 years (Exception – Banana Slices, Potato Gems: 10 years)
Freeze Dried Meats & Entrées: 25 years sealed - 1 month opened
Delight Drinks: 15 years
Vegetarian Meat Substitutes, Cocoas, Cereals, Bakery Mixes, Eggs & Dairy: 10 years (Exception – Morning Moo’s: 25 years, Chocolate Morning Moo’s: 15 years)
Soups & Sauces: 10 years (Exception – Alphabet Soup Mix, Vegetable Stew Blend, Hearty Vegetable Chicken or Beef Soup Mix: 25 years)


The downside is probably that the Auguson doesn't taste as good as the HeaterMeals Ex.
I am thinking that Heatermeals are giving the MRE's a run for their money right now.


Heatermeals 3 250 bucks for 48 entrees, shelf life 3 years, but comes with the snacks and drink mix and fruit etc per meal kit.
Like the MRE.

If you buy 12 in a box, its 65 bucks. So you aren't saving much. 4 x 65 = $260 but if you do that, then YOU can decide which meals you want and maybe not opt for the cheap vegetarian pasta and sauce one.
Just choose the ones you want.
You know buy 4 cases Just the kind you like

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Its not just that tho with the heater meals and MRE's

YOu have to look at the caloric contents in them


MRE's arent just made to be conventient food.............they are higher calorie content to offset the issue of strenuous activity/survival calorie deficit........


Im not sure those other ones can compete just because there might be "more food" or dif stuff, doesnt mean it will sustain you in a real survival situation



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
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Its not just that tho with the heater meals and MRE's

YOu have to look at the caloric contents in them


MRE's arent just made to be conventient food.............they are higher calorie content to offset the issue of strenuous activity/survival calorie deficit........


Im not sure those other ones can compete just because there might be "more food" or dif stuff, doesnt mean it will sustain you in a real survival situation


Well thats true. MREs are probably higher calories and more survival based, for military and disaster relief, but heatermeals taste better.

Thats the trade off. They are a bit cheaper, better tasting.

But guess what? When TSHTF, you can just get a bunch of vending machines, and post an armed guard, and fill em up with heatermeals, and you will be a tycoon. Watches jewelry, trade for tokens, the tokens work the machine. Bobs yer uncle

Don't steal my idea.

Check this out, the carton weights pdf
Notice that heatermeals + as opposed to heatermeals 3 or heatermeals ex, weighs in at 36 pounds for 12. Thats a 3 lb meal. If there are 12 in a box. 3 pounds? I am all over that. Bring on the 3 pound dinner packs.
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:35 PM
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Lazy bachelor heaven.

I think I am going to get some of these for camping, and really get out there over the next 6 months and put my gear and these food ideas to the test.

You can trap your squirrels, and your possum, and try to lassoo a dear, or make your own bow and arrow, or use your slingshot, and try to kill a rabbit, I will be there in my shelter, steam comin off the heatermeal, thinking of you as I enjoy my fruit snacks, and my 3 pound buffet in a box.

Mind you carrying around a 36 pound box with only 12 meals in it, will require an assistant or a dog with saddle bags maybe. 2 boxes in sadlle bags, one each side. Better get a large dog. A skinny one so he don't eat much. Like a grey hound or something.




Heatermeals Plus

Ohhhhhhh hoh ho hoh, arrrrrrgghhhhh mmmmmmmmmm

The reason Heatermeals Plus is so heavy, is that they put the drinks right in there with the kit.
For instance a can of iced tea.

So I think what I will do, is maybe get the meals only, and then put together snack packs for them and conserve the weight by using powdered drink mixes.

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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Sounds good roasted over a spit lol. What's a kangaroo taste like? I've always imagined being close to venison but theres not too many marsupials jumping around in my neck of the woods. Unfortunately.....



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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On hiking and hunting trips my favorite has been jerky, apples, trail mix and some canned homemade venison or pheasant soup. Hot soup at the end of the day sitting by a fire really hits the spot after a long day of ranging.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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You can trap your squirrels, and your possum, and try to lassoo a dear, or make your own bow and arrow, or use your slingshot, and try to kill a rabbit, I will be there in my shelter, steam comin off the heatermeal, thinking of you as I enjoy my fruit snacks, and my 3 pound buffet in a box.


Great, then what happens when you run out of them?



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
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You can trap your squirrels, and your possum, and try to lassoo a dear, or make your own bow and arrow, or use your slingshot, and try to kill a rabbit, I will be there in my shelter, steam comin off the heatermeal, thinking of you as I enjoy my fruit snacks, and my 3 pound buffet in a box.


Great, then what happens when you run out of them?


Just before TSHTF I am going to order a tractor trailer full of em, with my credit card, 12,000 meals in a box. And then, since the SHTF, I won't have to pay.

I will bury them in strategic locations, 48 meal cartons, and live like a king. A KING I TELL YOU.


Or maybe not.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by QuestionsEverything
On hiking and hunting trips my favorite has been jerky, apples, trail mix and some canned homemade venison or pheasant soup. Hot soup at the end of the day sitting by a fire really hits the spot after a long day of ranging.


Pheasant soup? Oh thats really roughin it. Canned venison. Now there is a great idea. Can your own venison stew if the power goes out.
Providing you can find enough canning jars.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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If you take just add water bread mixes, rice, chicken or beef seasonings, a bag of dry beans, and a seasoning kit from wally world..its got 6-8 spices...you can actually make your own noodles and or bread and have a great stew, all you need is some squirel, rabbit, pheasant, turtle, frog, deer or even raccoon, ground hog, possum, and muskrat...any of them, properly cleaned and cooked, are great tasty meals out in the woods.

You can do stews, roast them, fry them...The trick is to clean them good and slow cook them...while slowly turning them on a spit. Damn, my mouth is watering as I type


Tabasco is always a good thing to have too.




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