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Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Pouches Camp Trail MRE Emergency

Mountain House #10 cans and freeze dried pouches have an estimated 30 year shelf life when stored in a climate controlled environment. Freeze dried pouches are an excellent choice for camping, backpacking, hiking, or emergency preparedness. The #10 cans are for when you have a group of people that need to be fed.

Mountain House 30166 Rice and Chicken Freeze-Dried – # 10 Can X 6 COUNT – $119.99
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*Estimated 30 years shelf life
*MPN: 30166
*Model: 30166
*Type: Freeze-Dried
*Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
*UPC: 0041133301664

Mountain House Freeze Dried Meals! Backpacking, MRE, Emergency, Camping – $11.99
Features:
*Easy to store
*Estimated 30 year shelf life
*Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
*Type: Freeze-Dried

Mountain House Classic Bucket Freeze Dried Backpacking Camping Food 24 Servings – $92.00

Mountain House Freeze Dried Food Pouches for Camping or Emergencies

Mountain House 30166 Rice and Chicken Freeze-Dried – # 10 Can X 6 COUNT – $119.99
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About this product Product Identifiers Brand Mountain House MPN 30166 UPC 0041133301664 Model 30166 eBay Product ID (ePID) 21039775318 Product Key Features Type Freeze-Dried

Mountain House Breakfast Skillet | Freeze Dried Gluten-Free #10 Can X 3 COUNT – $119.99
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Model: Mountain House Ckn Noodle
Type: Freeze-Dried
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States

Mountain House Classic Bucket Freeze Dried Backpacking Camping Food 24 Servings – $92.00
Description:
About this product Product Identifiers Brand Mountain House MPN 0081635A UPC 0041133816359 Model Just In Case eBay Product ID (ePID) 15037680808 Additional Product Features Type Food Bucket

Mountain House Freeze Dried Emergency Food, – Variety Pack, 6 Pouches

New to Mountain House freeze dried pouches? One of the best ways to experience freeze dried foods for the first time is with a variety pack. This way you get an assortment of pouches to try out. These are an excellent choice for hiking, backpacking or prepping. When stored properly the pouches have an estimated lifespan of around 30 years, which make them ideal for long term storage.

I like to get an assortment of Mountain House meals then store them in 5 gallon buckets.  Each bucket holds a different type of meal.  One bucket is for breakfast with the others are for side dishes, lunch and dinner meals.

Priorities in preparing plans

Drinking water after SHTFThere are 3 basic priorities in prepping plans – food, water and shelter. Some people like to throw in fire, or the ability to make fire. But if you throw in fire, you need to crawl out from under your rock from time to time.

Some things should be a given, such as packing medicines, fire, or considerations for special needs people. Its impossible for someone to list all of the considerations people might face. Whether its medicines, flood insurance, homeowners insurance, preps for people with special medical needs,,,,, only the reader is going to be familiar with special plans they need to make.

Items such as first aid kits, flashlights, copies of important papers are a given. Do you really need to be reminded of things you should already know about? Do adults have to be reminded to brush their teeth or take a shower before they go to work? We know we should be doing certain things, so I see no reason to go over the same list everytime the discussion comes up.

Now that the special needs and the given items are behind us, lets talk about priorities in a prepping list.

Identify your personal priority.

Take steps to minimize the priority during a disaster.

United States Society Not Prepared for a Disaster

Stockpiling canned foods for SHTF / TEOTWAWKI

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I went to Sams Club in Beaumont Texas. One of the main things I wanted to pick up was some freeze dried foods in #10 cans. The food is listed on the Sams Club website, so I thought the store would have some in stock. Guess what, the store did not have any freeze dried food in #10 cans. After walking up-and-down the isles, I finally decided to stop and ask an employee. I was told that the store had not got any emergency type food in a couple of years.

For those of you that do not know, Beaumont sits just a few miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico. In the past few years Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike have made landfall close to Beaumont. Why wouldn’t a major outlet store sell some kind of emergency food in a Hurricane prone area? I think its a lack of forward thinking, and maybe even a lack of demand.

A couple of nights ago my wife and I went to Lowes in Jasper Texas, we were looking for some kind of can rotation system. Wal-mart in Jasper sells a wire rack for rotating soda cans, but a regular sized chili or soup can will fit in the rack. So my wife and I have been buying the wire-racks and setting up a can rotation system on a set of shelves.

What really surprised me was the Lowes store in Jasper does not carry any type of can rotation system. Why wouldn’t a hardware store that sells cabinets sell some kind of system to keep can goods organized?

Wasting food after a disaster

Wasting food after shtf

On the weekend of September 17th and 18th family and I rented beach house and spent a couple of days at the beach relaxing. This was our last summer bash before old man winter arrives.

Something that was observed during breakfast reaffirms my belief that children will waste the most food then any other group during a long term shtf survival situation.

During breakfast my granddaughter looked at her eggs, saw some pepper and thought the pepper was dirt. To make matters worse, she said the black specks of pepper were “poo-poo”.

Usually, when a child says something like “po-po” in their food, and adult puts the thought in the childs head. As innocent as it sounds, asking a child if the food taste like po-po puts the thought in the childs head that feces is in their food.

To help the granddaughter know that there was no dirt or po-po in her food, I took a pepper shaker, put some pepper in my hand and showed the pepper flakes to her. After she saw the pepper in my hand, she seemed to be more open to eating eggs with pepper in them.

Thoughts on stockpiling food for SHTF

eversafe meal mre survivalist foodOne of the survivalist mindsets that has been around for a long time, is that you need 1 years worth of food stockpiled; that you should have 1 years worth of food for every member in the house. If someone has the time and money to manage such a project, then good for you. But personally, I do not have the room, money, or time to put towards maintaining a 1 year food stockpile. Its no easy project to maintain all of that food without letting it expire or spoil. Expiration dates need to be kept along with a running inventory. If you eat out of your food stocks to keep everything rotated, then list will need to be kept as to what was eaten and what needs to be replaced.

I never have been one that subscribed to the “massive stockpiling of food” mindset. Stockpile food – yes. But not to the point where rotating your food and keeping track of inventory consumes a lot of your time. Over the years I have seen people that have dedicated a massive amount of time to their food stockpile – everything from calorie counting, to spreadsheets that list every single little item.

My plans are more like stockpile what you eat, and have normal food rotation. Instead of having 1 or 2 jars of pickles, have 3 jars. Instead of having 2 or 3 cans of ravioli, have 4 or 5. Instead of having 10 pounds of rice, have 30 pounds, instead of having 1 jar of honey, keep 2 or 3 in stock.

On top of that, I keep a nice stockpile of seeds for gardening.

I look at survivalist food preps as layers:

Food Sources in a Post Apocalyptic World

Bugging out to the wilderness

Lets discuss food sources in a post apocalyptic world after SHTF. Survivalist have a wide range of ideas on how to get food in a post apocalyptic world. Some of these ideas cover everything from living a hunter-gather lifestyle, to living off of food stocks until society recovers, to farming and gardening. Lets take a look at some of these ideas and make some comparisons.

The plans that each Survivalist has will vary widely depending on actual experience and training. The plans range from the very well thought out and tested plans, to spur of the moment ideas.

Lets set the tone for this article – a new virus has developed that has a 90% fatality rate. This is like what the Black Death was in 1348 – 1350, where 1/3 of Europe died. Society has broken down to the point where no food or fuel supplies are being shipped. People will not leave their homes except to find food – which gets more difficult to find. Finally, people have to do “something” so they do not starve to death.

One survivalist approach is to Bug Out to the wilderness and live off the land – this is also called the “Bug Out Bag” theory. In the event of a world wide disaster, the survivalist is going to grab their Bug Out Bag, then take their family out to the wilderness to live off the land.

This is reminiscent of prehistoric man living a hunter-gather subsistence lifestyle.

Problems With Bugging Out To The Wilderness

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