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Possible BOV Food Ideas
« on: November 30, 2014, 02:28:50 PM »
All,

I have been asked on many occasions, "What kind of foods should I keep in my vehicle??"

We have all heard how the freeze/thaw cycle impacts canned foods. We know many dry foods would need to be prepared with boiling water. Jerky could work, but would need to be rotated out every couple of months. Candy works but it leaves big sugar rush/sugar crash cycles.

Recently, I have been exploring different packaging and readily available food stuffs. I may have found a solution for those of you in drier climates.

I forget the name brand, I will try to update that later, but Superstore (Loblaws) sells Salted Cashews in large plastic jars - 1.13kg's. I looked at the nutrition facts and calculated that the one jar (1.13kg's) has more than 7000 calories. So, following a 2000 calorie consumption rate this one item would provide 3.5 days of food, not to mention the fact that a small piece of Cashew could be used to bait a trap to get you some fresh food. These jars of Cashews cost around $17.

The fact that the jars are sealed and the nuts have been roasted and salted, I believe this would be an item to consider to keep in your vehicle in case you where stranded. So, long as the jar was not subject to direct sunlight (which may cause sweating), these should keep quite well in a vehicle - even in the extremes of our Canadian climate.

What have others tried?? What has worked for you??

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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 03:05:46 PM »
Nuts...I should of thunk of that, good point. Light weight to. Use to carry eatmore bars but I don't have enough teeth left to chew them...LOL
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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 07:45:49 PM »
I have a case of Datrex bars for the vehicles.  They are supposed to be freeze/thaw/heat stable, but you never know.
Will have to test that out.

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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 12:21:13 AM »
hard tack
pemican
bannock
dehydrated foods (need water though)
gorp - alla recipe from Jerry
instant health shake, powder
instant milk/milk alternative with instant health shake or other instant meal powder


instant;
mashed potatoes, instant
veggy chili mix, instant
pancake mix
milk/soya instant mix
dehydrated veg
dehydrated soup mix
instant Lemon juice crystals - drink hot or cold
honey in tubes or those little packets
peanut butter
nut bars
kashi or other trail mix bars
chinese noodles wet add water
chinese noodles, those hard ones you get on top of salads?? name?? eat as is
hard candies, mixed in packages
sugar cubes -sugar packages
chocolate bars, like snickers...
coffee/tea/hot chocolate / cocoa in instant packages or make your own with zip lock bags
instant oatmeal, packages or make your own
MRE's / LRPS / Veg and Kosher MRE's - all of them are mil specs and hold up to freeze thaw


I carry a mixture of all of the above, and sometimes all of the above.
also had for a while, tuna in foil packages that you just heated up. Picked up 3 boxes from dollar store on clear out, WalMart wanted $3+ per pouch
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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 12:22:21 AM »
Soldier Fuel Bars, we had a bunch from the 2013 Ontario Prepper meeting donated by Mealkit Supply
everyone loved them...

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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 06:18:26 PM »
I have made my own jerky, plain, with only a touch of salt, and dried to the point of trying to crack when bent, and kept it in a vehicle for years without problem. The more plain commercial jerky without a lot of additives can be taken from the package, dried to a state with much less moisture, and then vacuum packed will last a long time in severe conditions.

I keep jerky, home made Gorp (~16 ounce premium mixed nuts, ~16 ounce plain M&Ms, ~8 ounce diced dates), Millennium Ration bars, packets of hot chocolate, tea bags, coffee (coffee is for others, I do not drink it), bouillon cubes, Horlick's Malt tabs, Chicklets gum, Tootsie Rolls (the larger ones. Midges dry out too fast), sugar, salt, Coffee Mate, and coconut oil in my vehicle year round and have had little problem.

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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2014, 08:22:32 PM »
I also keep the means to heat and boil water along with a Sawyer water filter.
The penny stove, L-can stove fit in a hobbo stove inside a tomato juice can that is used to boil water and west up the food packets.
Inside this as well is a bottle of methyl hydrate for fuel. Beside it are always 3-4 ways to make fire along with some tin foil, and steel wool.
All of this fits inside the tomato juice can.

I also carry a small pint sized paint can that is the to roll heater-cooker with the ca lid remover. Two extra lids one with lots of small holes and one with a large hole, inside the tomato juice can is the welded wire, hardware wire that is used on top of can for pots and such.

Sounds a lot though really are just two cans then the container with food.

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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2014, 05:15:37 PM »
   Here's a product we recently started purchasing....14 bucks at cabellas
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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2014, 05:57:33 PM »
This looks like a product I was given a sample of in the summer. The taste reminded me of shortbread.

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Re: Possible BOV Food Ideas
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2014, 06:00:24 PM »
  With a little hint of lemon
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