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Posted: 8/19/2017 5:19:59 PM EDT
For whatever reason the civil unrest we're seeing on the news recently has made me go back to my BOB and check everything and do some upgrades. I realized I have a huge gap right now and that is food. What do you guys have for food in your packs? Just trying to get some ideas for mine.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 6:17:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 6:37:07 PM EDT
Beef jerky holds up well in rough environments.  Just makes me very thirsty.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 7:24:02 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 7:54:13 PM EDT
Get home bag.  SOS brand lifeboat rations.
Link Posted: 8/19/2017 8:20:52 PM EDT
Mountain House freeze dried.  I have a water purifier too.  MREs are heavy.  Water is heavy.  I do keep one MRE as a quick meal.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:50:27 AM EDT
have what you know you like, agrees with you, and gives you what you need. Dont know? Go take a weekend of hiking around on only what youve got in your bag. Jerky and nuts don't do anything for me in feeling like Ive got energy to keep going, certain protein bars give me gas like no other, and I cant imagine that life boat rats will satisfy anything even if they technically will keep you alive. MREs, mountain house, Energy gels and the right granola bars will keep me going while backpacking, so thats what I have stashed.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:02:22 PM EDT
MRE components, primarily.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:22:47 PM EDT
Mountain House
Tuna and crackers
Beef Jerky
Datrex Bars
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 11:09:59 AM EDT
Life boat rations.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:39:06 PM EDT
Lifeboat rations and MREs
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 6:35:49 PM EDT
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Lifeboat rations .
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:45:13 PM EDT
MREs and Millenium bars.

But to be more specific, high protein and fat content MREs for more sustained energy,
right now that's the pork sausage patty, spaghetti with beef and sauce, and chicken pesto
pasta. If I need carbs I'll put water in the orange drink mix (usually pack 2-3 of those).

I only pack about 2000 calories as its meant to be a get-me-somewhere bag and to
deal with minor emergencies (broken down car or whatever.)

I usually toss some jerky, snickers and gatorade in there with the intent they'll be consumed
during the trip if we're actually traveling somewhere as well, but that loadout happens the
day before/day of, rather than always in the bag. Those also help keep my traveling companion
content so I can focus.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 1:30:10 PM EDT
Mountain house. Canned tuna.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 4:50:28 PM EDT
Peanuts, granola bars, honey.

I don't have a BOB, I have a GHB.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:01:21 PM EDT
Jar of peanut butter and instant coffee.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:35:29 PM EDT
Two Backpacker's Pantry meals and two broken down packs of soup (the decent, low sodium kind that comes in a cup that I repacked into a small vacuum sealed bag.  One pack of the cinnamon life boat rations (they're still pretty nasty).  Be aware that most of the foods we think of for long term storage tend to be very high in sodium, often MSG, so if you're sodium sensitive look for lower sodium options; even if you're not you need to plan on having enough water to combat the thirst.  

I keep other food in the truck that I rotate out as I go camping.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:39:02 PM EDT
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Millenium bars.

Only in my GHB.  No BOB at the moment.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 1:57:21 AM EDT
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Mountain House
Tuna and crackers
Beef Jerky
Datrex Bars
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Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:49:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 10:52:48 AM EDT
Millenium bars in vehicle-kept bags.

Millenium bars, MRE meat entrees, and a couple MH pouches.  

Have to watch sodium now, so consumption will be limited for the entrees and pouches...
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 11:02:52 AM EDT
Some type of hard tack cracker things that are in a can(many even forget about that), water, water, instant anything, the means to cook things.  I do not bug out I bug in-  Been through a lot over here over the years.  If I bug out shit is going down and I got a front row seat.
Link Posted: 8/28/2017 6:37:39 PM EDT
Right now 6 MRE's in 2 sustainment pouches
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 1:52:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/31/2017 5:26:18 PM EDT
BoB food = trimmed MRE w heater, a couple of pouches of Mountain House, peanut butter, some instant hot chocolate, and some candy.  And caffeine pills.

Trimmed down MREs with heaters are heavy BUT a hot meal can really turn around morale for the better, esp kids in shock.

I can go a long way on peanut butter and caffeine pills.  So that and the water filter and I am good to go, but the rest is to keep my family going in case only 1 bag makes it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2017 7:39:21 PM EDT
I went on a long hike with high sodium, protein-rich snacks.  I will never do that again, no energy and water retention.  Carbs, carbs, carbs for energy, including fast and slow-digesting carbs.  Nothing wrong with including a little bit of protein.  I think peanut butter is a good choice, even though it has salt, as long as you are staying hydrated. You will want to replenish your sodium levels.
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