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    Quote Originally Posted by SethB View Post
    I remember you telling me once about food that couldn't be bought at any price.

    Changed the way I think about things.
    That is something that will happen. But in the initial stages money is usually a good item. Once that stage is meet where people no longer care about it the items in your bag become even more important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hatidua View Post
    Ear plugs.

    In 2004 I evacuated hurricane impact zones three times in Florida, usually going at least 400 miles to find available hotel rooms. In every single instance, the ear plugs I had in my first aid kit were of tremendous value as no matter how far away you are from the disaster area, motels/hotels are full of fighting adults, screaming children, and barking dogs that are upset to be away from home and often intoxicated.

    Ear plugs.
    Always have some in my luggage since I am a light sleeper.

    A near downside only happened once in a business trip where I recalled having a dream about an air horn. Next morning at breakfast co-workers asked me if I had made it all the way outside before the fire alarm got cancelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertTheTexan View Post
    MRE’s are a winning idea over canned food.... even the glorious SPAM. You just can’t get the same calorie count to weight ratio, IMO.
    I have some MRE’s in a climate controlled area. I’ll push past expiration date on those for sure. In Bosnia we got issued some old MRE’s that were expired. Quite a few cases in fact. We were not co-located with US Forces. But we ate them, aside from tactically relocating some rations and local cuisine, we ate em. Ate a lot of them and found the cheese is just as “plugging” expired as it is new. Crackers in some were crumbly but edible. I also keep some high caloric bars that taste like sawdust but are supposed to have a really long shelf life. I keep them in a bag in my truck. I’ve wondered how the heat affects them, but then I reminder th old MRE’s that were probably in some conex on West Ft. Hood in all kinds of heat and they were fine. Well I assume they were.
    I know we are talking about leaving out, that being said....

    MRE's and backpacking food are great for mobility, but stocking them up beyond what someone can tote around....vehicle, foot, or however....without investing the dollars past that point in canned foods seems to be a bad idea since canned food is much cheaper and likely will last even longer. Some people are just home bound for whatever reason and a years supply of MRE's they can't move would work out to several years of canned food with the same transport issue for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbhike View Post
    I know we are talking about leaving out, that being said....

    MRE's and backpacking food are great for mobility, but stocking them up beyond what someone can tote around....vehicle, foot, or however....without investing the dollars past that point in canned foods seems to be a bad idea since canned food is much cheaper and likely will last even longer. Some people are just home bound for whatever reason and a years supply of MRE's they can't move would work out to several years of canned food with the same transport issue for them.
    Very true, depends on the purpose and MREs arenít the best for long term prepping and storage. But, a bug out bag means that youíre leaving, as you acknowledged. Few things are better for mobile food.


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