Originally posted by Catalyst317
I know when building your BOB canned foods is a dirty word, however, sometimes the benefits of canned foods may out weigh the drawbacks or that may be the only thing people can grab if they are under prepared. My question is, what canned foods would be the best to pack. Canned foods that have a high calorie count, protein, vitamins, etc.
I was thinking canned chili, re-fried beans, fruit, chicken, or tuna. What do you think? What do you think the best canned food is for a bob?
I have 1 can of chili in my BOB so I can heat it quickly over a fire and still be able to use the can afterwards.edit on 5-7-2012 by Catalyst317 because: (no reason given)
keeping the sodium content down to a minimum
Originally posted by MojaveBurning
I'm no expert, but I would consider the amount of people you plan to feed. For example, my current BOB is set up for myself and my five year old. While beans are high protein, am I likely to get my child to eat them before she reaches the point of starvation? Not likely.
edit on 5-7-2012 by MojaveBurning because: to fix a typo
Originally posted by NotApplicable
Canned yams are inexpensive and nutritional. IF I made a BOB I'd have a lot of Spam, canned veggies and fruit, canned soups, canned fish and chicken, beans, chili and so on. The more variety, the better in my opinion.
Originally posted by Ben81
Canned food is damn to heavy
but its good to have at home but not in a bug out bag
maybe 2-3 cans but thats it
water is the most important and already very heavy
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
reply to post by schuyler
If you gotta run, the lighter, the better. Consider nuts and dried fruit. You could go a long time on those.