Long lasting food stock?

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  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    What kind of food do you recommend that can last for several months to store?

    Where do you buy it?
     
  2. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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  3. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    are you trying to stock up your bomb shelter?

    -spam
    -cheez wiz
    -dehydrated fruits
    -jerky
    -twinkies
    -anything canned with preservatives carry a nice long stock date.
     
  4. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    The stockmarket is below 6800, i have a feeling it's going further south :D
     
  5. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Pork & beans.

    No water required because you might have trouble getting potable water for Mac-n-Cheese. ;)
     
  6. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Lots of peanut butter, nuts & dried beans for protein.
     
  7. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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    No matter what you get, it only lasts so long, and it's easy to forget to rotate it. A good plan would be to get in the habit of, every month, making a point of using however much of your stores you're inclined to (up to a month's worth, of course), then donating the rest of that month to a local food closet organization and replacing it. That way food doesn't go to waste, you're prepared for the apocalypse and you're doing some good in your community in the meantime.
     
  8. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    If you really want to get some food that lasts a while, try some MREs. (Meals Ready to Eat...two lies in one!) You can often pick up some at a military surplus store, or on eBay. I won't comment on how they taste.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Don't worry about the peanuts in the MREs coming from peanut corporation, since they are likely recalled in the retail stores and unlikely to be recalled in these MREs -- just stock up on TP. :p

    Can always get Ramen noodles and vitamins.
     
  10. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    Eww, Ramen noodles. You're making me have flashbacks to my college days. :D

    You actually don't need to worry about the peanuts in MREs being some of the recalled types, since the MREs were probably made about 5 years ago. :) I had a friend who was doing some training in the early 2000s. He opened a pack of M&Ms in the MRE pack, and noticed they were commerative M&Ms...from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. :eek:
     
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  12. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    Surprisingly, a lot of the MRE meals don't taste nearly as bad as you would think. And a few are downright tasty!
     
  13. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Where i can has buy?
     
  14. NightFlight macrumors 6502

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  15. dubhe macrumors 65816

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    You can get the food you find in lifeboats on ships, they're like glucose biscuits and each contain 2500 calories. They come in an airtight bag and last around 5 years. Taste like s**te but you will live :)
     

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