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Posted: 3/14/2011 8:10:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 8:15:59 AM EST by mousehunter]
In theory we all have a fully stock bug out shelter. However, if after all our planning, it becomes apparent that you will have to bug out and can not reach your shelter, which would be better to have, water and unlimited rice or Purina?


Lunch was not remarkable today, days like today - oh for a bag of Bachelor Chow with flavor.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:12:14 AM EST
Rice.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:13:38 AM EST
Rice
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:14:08 AM EST
Rice
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:14:34 AM EST
I've actually tasted dry catfood once on a dare.

The chicken, beef, and ocean fish flavors all tasted identical (just a very heavy grain taste), so if you're considering which flavor of kibble to stock up on, it probably won't make much difference.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:15:01 AM EST
Max says dog food.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:15:16 AM EST
I'll take the dogfood.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:16:52 AM EST
fwiw - dog food makes much better bait than rice as well...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:18:17 AM EST
rice and stewed puppy.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:19:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By mousehunter:
fwiw - dog food makes much better bait than rice as well...


This. I've used do food to trap a ton of different kinds of animals.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:19:23 AM EST
As unappealing as dogfood sounds, its better than the nothing but rice alternative.

Dog food for me.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:20:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 8:21:17 AM EST by pen]
Dog food in a long term SHTF situation. Much better protein values.


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:22:26 AM EST
Originally Posted By JLH3:
Max says dog food.

http://www.myoldrv.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/dinki-di.jpg


my first thought
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:30:33 AM EST
Dog food comes from animals that die on a farm or feedlot, almost always from some sort of disease. Sometimes they are dead for a few days and so bloated they nearly pop. The animal gets skinned (the hide has the most value) and the ENTIRE thing gets ground up (head to tail) into a soupy paste, pressure cooked, and the slop is pressed to remove the fats. The meat and bone meal is what is used to make some dog food. I'm in the beef business and the last thing I'd ever eat is dog food. I'll take the rice ( if fresh beef isn't available).
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:33:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:37:43 AM EST
Rice has a better shelf life.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:40:18 AM EST
Rice-unless you are a prawn.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 8:53:50 AM EST
Originally Posted By ED_P:
I've actually tasted dry catfood once on a dare.

The chicken, beef, and ocean fish flavors all tasted identical (just a very heavy grain taste), so if you're considering which flavor of kibble to stock up on, it probably won't make much difference.


As a kid I ate all kinds of stuff. Dog food included.

I'm sticking with rice.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:01:14 AM EST
i'd probably eat the dog
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:03:30 AM EST
Rice will taste better with stir-fried dog.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:10:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Use the dog food as bait to lure in dogs, then shoot them and eat them.

In the SHTF there will be plenty of pet owners who will "release" their pets because they cannot feed them any longer. Easy pickings.

Yep.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:12:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By bcauz3y:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Use the dog food as bait to lure in dogs, then shoot them and eat them.

In the SHTF there will be plenty of pet owners who will "release" their pets because they cannot feed them any longer. Easy pickings.

Yep.


You'd get several meals off of my tub of lard. And I like to think his meat is cleaner than most dogs because he can't lick his butt.

I'd go for rice though.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:25:26 AM EST
FFS, this is GD. Get both.

If I'm going to be eating the stuff long term, I'm springing for Science Diet. I'm a large breed...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:26:05 AM EST
Gravy Train
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:29:44 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 9:31:31 AM EST by Red_Label]
I store 5 gallon buckets of rice. I figure that half the world lives on the stuff, so it's probably a decent storage item. I also store lots of canned soups and meats that would give the rice some much-needed flavor and nutritional additives. Also store various vitamins (and/or multi-vitamins) as suppliments.


ETA: There won't be many dogs around after the SHTF as they'll be eaten fairly quickly. I plan to keep mine inside as much as possible and provide her armed escourt during any outtings...
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:32:16 AM EST
Rice will not spoil. Keep it dry and keep pests out of it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:37:13 AM EST
dog
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:37:22 AM EST
Rice can be used to make wine (sake).

Sounds like it is much more versatile than dog food.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:39:15 AM EST

Originally Posted By David_ESM:
Rice has a better shelf life.


Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:39:33 AM EST
I store rice for me and dog food for dogs.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:47:26 AM EST
You will starve on rice alone.

Rice + beans will work.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:54:20 AM EST
Rice has a better shelf life and makes ALOT more food per lb of rice.
The downside is that it needs to be boiled, thus consuming energy and water.

Energy and water will be pretty scarce in a SHTF scenario.

-ZA
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:55:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 9:59:28 AM EST
rice and spices for me, thank you.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:01:51 AM EST
Dog Food
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:08:07 AM EST
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Use the dog food as bait to lure in dogs, then shoot them and eat them.

In the SHTF there will be plenty of pet owners who will "release" their pets because they cannot feed them any longer. Easy pickings.


The dog food is likely more stable, and less infested with worms or other parasites.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:12:49 AM EST
SHTF = Rice, Dinty Moore Stew, SPAM and MREs
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:19:30 AM EST
Dog food is a lot more useful than rice IMO.

Many others have pointed out using it as bait to draw critters in.

I used it quite a bit when I lived in NC. Take a big bag of dried dog food and some pea gravel. Make about a 50/50 mix of the two and fill up some socks. We'd have 10 or 12 of these when we went fishing. First thing you do is motor out to a few likely fishing spots and drop one or two of these at each place. It'll draw in catfish for the next few days.

Also works on the hook as fish bait if that's all you have.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:27:45 AM EST
man can not live on rice alone.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:29:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By ZA206:
Energy and water will be pretty scarce in a SHTF scenario.

That all depends on your location.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:31:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By stevelish:
Dog food comes from animals that die on a farm or feedlot, almost always from some sort of disease. Sometimes they are dead for a few days and so bloated they nearly pop. The animal gets skinned (the hide has the most value) and the ENTIRE thing gets ground up (head to tail) into a soupy paste, pressure cooked, and the slop is pressed to remove the fats. The meat and bone meal is what is used to make some dog food. I'm in the beef business and the last thing I'd ever eat is dog food. I'll take the rice ( if fresh beef isn't available).


Guess I'll stick with rice.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:32:12 AM EST
1. Feed rice to dog.
2. Eat dog.
3. ???
4. Profit.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:39:48 AM EST
A lot of dog food has "filler"(feathers, chicken feet, etc). Eating a steady diet of that would most likely make you have the shits like you can't believe. Expensive dog foods do not have as much of this filler material which causes your dog to digest the food much better and not poop as much. I would go with the rice option.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 10:56:46 AM EST
Dog food doesn't last as long as people think. In fact, I'm not even sure it lasts longer than a year. Rice however, is pretty legit for a while.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 11:25:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/14/2011 11:25:43 AM EST by ADaughen]
Originally Posted By c22sickle:
Dog food doesn't last as long as people think. In fact, I'm not even sure it lasts longer than a year. Rice however, is pretty legit for a while.



Mine never lasts longer than a few weeks (three 60lb dogs).

But it DOES have a short shelf life (6-12mo) and if it gets wet you'll get maggots pretty fast.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:31:38 PM EST
Rice mixed with the local critters that I'll kill to add protien.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:33:33 PM EST
Rice.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 1:34:34 PM EST
Chow dog.

Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:25:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By California_Kid:
Chow dog.

http://www.dogfacts.org/chow-chow-pictures.jpg



10 million Chinese can't be wrong! (see my recipe above)
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:28:04 PM EST
Rice.


But rice gets really boring, REAL fast unless you have stuff to mix it with.
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 7:36:59 PM EST
I ate some doggy beef jerky by accident at my parent's house, and I can tell you that stuff tastes really, really nasty

Rice. Billions of people can't be wrong.
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