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Long shelf life foods

Discussion in 'Survival Forum' started by Admin, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Admin

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    It's funny that you bring this up. I just got a catalog from this place, not sure how I got it sent to my house. But they have TONS of long term storage foods.

    Emergency Essentials
     
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    There was a big group purchase done via some volunteers at the survival forum at ar15.com recently. I don't know when they might do it again (seeing as the shelf life is 10-30 years on the stuff people bought), but the prices were about 50% of retail for the mountain house stuff when they did it.
     
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    I'm tempted to try some just to make sure it is palatable.
     
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    Remember... In a true survival situation, you will just be glad you have something to put in your belly.. Good taste comes second!

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  6. MrsWildweasel

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    I will dig up some of the other resources I have.
     
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    I contacted Emergency Essentials in becoming a group leader to do group buys. Let you know when I get the info. I have also contacted Mountain house to see what we have to do also to do a group buy through them. I also suggest people try out some of their products to see what you like and don't like.
     
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    Sue,

    I suggest that all group buys be done thru the Paid Members forum as one of their benefits.
     
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    +1
     
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    That is fine by me. I am just getting things in the works to see what has to be done and I guess tackle this.
     
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    I agree, but since I'm planning ahead I got the luxury of making sure I like it.
     
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    Which is why I suggest that those that are interested get some single serving ones and try them and make sure they buy what they like. That way you won't have things you don't.[wink]
     
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    Some of the stuff out there can put a healthy man or woman in the hospital. It's a damn good plan to try this stuff before you have to depend on it. One source I have suggests you gradually alter your diet to match what you have stored long-term so that the changeover from you're used to eating to the survival stash, in the event that it's necessary, won't be a big blow to your system.
     
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    The Tasty-Bite lentils and other indian food, is sold at Trader Joe's, (repackaged with Trader Joe's brand name). They have about 2 year shelf life (18 months anyway on the package) and are way way better than MREs.

    I eat the lentils virtually every day for lunch, with some whole wheat tortillas ("chapati" to an Indian person) heated over a stove burner.
     
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    I think if you look closely, you will see that those Rammen noodles that you can get for .10 a package do not have any expiration date!

    Adam
     
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    We have that as one of the staples for the kids.[laugh]
     
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    Adam,

    They probably do, but they are written in Chinese, so that doesn't count! [wink]


    I agree, they seem to be good forever! And an added advantage is that they are so cheap that a C&R collector can still afford to eat while buying guns at an uncontrollable rate! [devil]
     
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    Just had some of the "Lipton Sides" pre packaged pasta last night, and I looked at the package. I'll be dammed if those don't expire either. The only problem is that you needed milk to make them. So I go to the pantry and check out the others that we have. There were a couple we had in there that didn't require anything but plain water. I checked those out as well, and no expiration date listed either...
     
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    FYI I heard on another forum that Mountain House is backordered about 2 months on freeze dried food.
     
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    Yup have heard the same thing.
     

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