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Old 09-21-2017, 3:08 PM
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Any recommendations for pre packaged emergency food supply ? I see all types and kinds with varying prices . Any supplier you guys have used and reccomend?
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Purpose?

That is, portable, as MRE, or bug-in as Mountain House 1-year ?
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Look at the grocery store ads. . Start by spending an extra $20 for emergency food. Look for the canned goods specials when you have to 10 to get sale price.
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Traditional canned foods are good, but they're big and heavy. Assuming you have an emergency water plan already in place I always go for the freeze dried stuff. Mountain House tastes good. Like really good. Almost as good as "real" food and their selection is pretty darn good too. As some will tell you, it's a little pricier per calorie than some other options... but to get you a good and real start towards emergency food storage they're hard to beat IMO.

Buy a couple pouches and see.
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I've got a little pantry cabinet with everyday non-perishables at my Oregon place and it's easy to go a month without making a substantial dent in it. One merely switches from 'live to eat' to 'eat to live'. Great way to lose weight too for those of us who need to.

It's pretty easy to eat a balanced diet right out of the pantry without any fancy survivalist stuff. However, long-term, like you're going off the human race for good, I'll defer to others. I'm not ready for that yet. I did the freeze-dried thing back when in Scouts and bicycle camping and IMO it's fine but just not my cuppa for day to day living.

I bought a place with a full-time creek so I could keep stuff cool as well as grab water to purify in a pinch if no power for the well ten feet from it. Temperature seems to stay pretty steady between 40-45 degrees as it comes from a drinking water lake and is mostly shaded.

So, if doing the dried stuff, definitely plan on having a steady supply of usable water. Emergencies can be all-encompassing and the body, while it can survive on very little food, even none for periods of time, needs water. No water = die.
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Canned goods and food pouches. You can find a big variety at your local supermarket. Grab a gallon or two of distilled water while your at it.
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There are at least 20 threads in here about this subject.

But I'll post it again...

This is probably your easiest solution with a decent cost/calorie ratio for a long-term storage solution.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/af-30-...lp:product:1:1

You can get a better cost/calorie ratio at the LDS cannery's, but they just have the basics like rice, wheat, milk and beans. You have to know how to prepare and process those. And rice and milk is probably not a meal your family is accustomed to.

A simple bucket with ready-meals and a 25-year shelf life that needs nothing more than water is probably your best solution.

You need to have a plan for water. Storage, filtering, whatever. Water is your main concern.
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There are at least 20 threads in here about this subject.

But I'll post it again...

This is probably your easiest solution with a decent cost/calorie ratio for a long-term storage solution.

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/af-30-...lp:product:1:1

You can get a better cost/calorie ratio at the LDS cannery's, but they just have the basics like rice, wheat, milk and beans. You have to know how to prepare and process those. And rice and milk is probably not a meal your family is accustomed to.

A simple bucket with ready-meals and a 25-year shelf life that needs nothing more than water is probably your best solution.

You need to have a plan for water. Storage, filtering, whatever. Water is your main concern.

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Hmm. Works for me. ??

Just go to samsclub.com and search for 'emergency food'.

Click this -

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Thanks

https://m.samsclub.com/ip/af-30-day-...d/prod20380167

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Ahhh...you're trying to connect on a mobile URL link.

Samsclub programmer conversion fail.

Glad you found it.
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i see your in san diego -- If you are ever in Rancho Cucamonga area check out the honeyville store they have terrific options when it comes to emergency preparedness items & long term Food Supplies @ reasonable prices too!
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Any recommendations for pre packaged emergency food supply ? I see all types and kinds with varying prices . Any supplier you guys have used and reccomend?

LDS Home Storage Center, 4722 Mercury St. SD CA 92111 phone # 858-279-2664. They have a general store area & a bulk food area. Totally separate from each other. Bulk food area is where the best prices are IMHO.

Call before you go there to make sure they will be open. I know you don't have to be LDS to purchase the bulk food items but I'm not sure about the general store items. I've only purchased bulk food items in the past.

It's staffed by church volunteers. Great folks, be nice to them. And BTW, cash is king. Good Luck.
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The Ready Store https://www.thereadystore.com/ has lots of options. I have bought quite a bit from them, mostly #10 cans of dried food but also canned butter and cheese as well. Good customer service.

We put this into our regular rotation and consumption, so the shelf life extends as we replenish our stock.
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LDS Home Storage Center, 4722 Mercury St. SD CA 92111 phone # 858-279-2664. They have a general store area & a bulk food area. Totally separate from each other. Bulk food area is where the best prices are IMHO.

Call before you go there to make sure they will be open. I know you don't have to be LDS to purchase the bulk food items but I'm not sure about the general store items. I've only purchased bulk food items in the past.

It's staffed by church volunteers. Great folks, be nice to them. And BTW, cash is king. Good Luck.

You can also go this route.
https://store.lds.org/webapp/wcs/sto...6706370_-1___0
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Any recommendations for pre packaged emergency food supply ? I see all types and kinds with varying prices . Any supplier you guys have used and reccomend?
If you are Bugging In:

I recommend canned food. Store them in a cool place. If they're not dented or bloated it will last you decades.

If you're bugging out:

I recommend MREs.

Dehydrated foods: Great for bugging in or out. Just remember you NEED water to re-hydrate.
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Our emergency prep is a little lacking in this area. We have some food, but not a lot. We have some regular canned food that we actually eat (Spam, Chili etc) and we rotate it out as they get close to expiring. This way, we're not stuck eating stuff that we wouldn't normally eat. This is more of a bugging in type of situation where weight isn't a major concern.

As far as the freeze dried stuff, we did try some of the Mountain House stuff, it's o.k, but would definitely fall under the 'I really don't want to eat this, but I don't want to die of starvation either' category. Seriously, some of it wasn't that bad. I'll have to check out some of the above links as those look really good. Appreciate it!
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OP.....3 words I failed to mention.

Water.....Water.....Water !

Clean, safe water (and lots of it) is an absolute must have to your survival supply. There's many thread on this topic. Bottled, 55 gal drums, etc. Do your homework Find out what works best for you.

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Our emergency prep is a little lacking in this area. We have some food, but not a lot. We have some regular canned food that we actually eat (Spam, Chili etc) and we rotate it out as they get close to expiring. This way, we're not stuck eating stuff that we wouldn't normally eat. This is more of a bugging in type of situation where weight isn't a major concern.

As far as the freeze dried stuff, we did try some of the Mountain House stuff, it's o.k, but would definitely fall under the 'I really don't want to eat this, but I don't want to die of starvation either' category. Seriously, some of it wasn't that bad. I'll have to check out some of the above links as those look really good. Appreciate it!
And that puts it about 5 notches above Wise Foods.
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And that puts it about 5 notches above Wise Foods.
Maybe I should just stick with the Stagg Chili and Spam???
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OP.....3 words I failed to mention.

Water.....Water.....Water !

Clean, safe water (and lots of it) is an absolute must have to your survival supply. There's many thread on this topic. Bottled, 55 gal drums, etc. Do your homework Find out what works best for you.

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Yes, we ALL need water regardless of our situation (Bug-in/out). We have a few of the large water bottles next to our bug-out bin that we can either take with or use if bugging-in. We also have a portable Katadyne Hiker-Pro to filter water just in case. That goes with us in our Emergency bag. I looked into the Lifestraw and the Grayl. Both had some major downsides with the Katadyne system being the most versatile of them from what I've seen. I'm sure there are others with more research/experience, but this is what we've decided on for the time being. If anybody wants to chime in, please give us your recommendations.

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Check out Walmart, they have internet stuff and free shipping over 35.00. Augason farms sells thru them, much of it has a 20 year shelf life.
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+1 for the LDS store. I checked out my local one last weekend and came away with $200 worth of 30-year freeze dried cans of this and that. Their #10 cans are like 1/4 the price of the #10 Augason 30 year cans at Walmart. I can't vouch for how they taste, but if I am ever eating them it'll be a situation where I'll be thankful to have them.
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It depends on what you are planning for. If you want to store food at one location, you can get #10 cans of the freeze dried/dehydrated foods at Winco, Walmart, etc. WalMart is nice, since they have free shipping on orders over $35. So, ordering about 3 cans at a time won't break the budget.
If you have a pressure cooker, you can can your own, especially meats. As someone mentioned here, Top Ramon. Getting some of the freeze dried veggies and meat chunks added to Top Ramon will make fair meal.
If you are planning a bug out bag, while the Mountain House freeze dried foods make for a convenient package, they sorely lack in calories(fats, etc.) for any kind of extended use. My son had a geology field camp last year which involved lots, and lots, and lots, of walking/hiking in rough terrain. He and a buddy took cheeses and things like salami to snack on, and did fine. Another kid took nothing but the Mountain House foods and was eating about 5 a day, and was constantly hungry.
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