Get Home Bag Food
Get Home Bag Food like all things Preparedness related is a hotly debated topic. If you ask the Preparedness/Survival community what they have in the Bug Out Bag or Get Home Bag be prepared to get a hundred different answers, moderate a few squabbles, and deal with an all out brawl or two.
After carrying Beef Jerky, some Cashews, and a few Power Bars I’ve recently settled on the 3600 Caloire Mainstay Ration Bars. The Mainstays have a 5 year shelf life, are stable through a huge range of temperatures, and actually taste okay.
I liked having the Jerky and Cashews in my bag just a tad to much . Sadly, for food that was supposed to be in there for an emergency, I kept eating it! I like using the stuff in my bag regularly so it doesn’t get old, and I know how to use it, but I kept ending up with an empty food compartment, and way to many 2000 calorie “snacks” during the week. The Mainstays taste good, but I’m not going to open one up just to stuff my face. The 3600 calories that the Mainstays give are more than enough for 99% of the conceivable scenarios that I would have to use my get home bag contents for. And while I generally like to go with the concept of using unprocessed foods for Preparedness purposes, sometimes the specialized stuff just makes good sense. I’m also going to add them to the car kits and see how they handle the temperature swings that the kits see in the trunks of the cars.
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