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Article - What To Eat When The Power Goes Out

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  1. twp

    twp Administrator Staff Member

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    Some good advice and lists of what to have in stock.

    http://www.askaprepper.com/what-to-eat-when-the-power-goes-out/

    OATMEAL, Rolled oats! Get more.

    We're in an apartment, so no way to cook with propane or wood. Non-cook foods are a priority. I have precooked canned meats and some jerky for protein. Vegetables are a problem without the ability to cook them. Deserts like pudding and jelly don't last long here and must be restocked on every shopping trip.
     
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  2. Atlas

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    We also keep lots of oatmeal and rolled oats on hand. I keep some in almost all of my kits as well, just because it warms and gives me energy quickly.
     
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    twp Administrator Staff Member

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    "Quick cook" oatmeal is pre-cooked and dehydrated/freeze dried. It can be made with cold water/milk.
     
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    Can it be soaked like pasta in cold water?
     
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    I really like the Ramen cup of soups. It's not going to give you much for nutrition but the carbs and hot soup broth are good on a cold day. Lately ive been testing the Ultimate Survival Technology, 3600 calorie food bars. Mine are/were in apple cinnamon flavor.
    The flavor isn't bad, and they have quite the shelf life. I have been skipping breakfast and eating a part of one for lunch every day while working in a very physically demanding (at times) job. So far a little certainty seems to go a very long way. The pros-
    Lightweight and compact considering the calorie content.
    Ridiculous shelf life.
    Very inexpensive for the amount of calories you get for the money (under $5 at Walmart where i am)

    Cons-
    Flavor is not as good as the Datrex emergency food bar.
    It is one solid brick with no ration sized portions like Datrex.
    It is solid and hard as a rock, you need diamond teeth to eat the thing. It is literally hard enough to be a murder weapon.
     
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  6. Atlas

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    That just made my day. Thank you!
     
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    Correction, 2400 calorie bar., weight 18oz. 5 year shelf life The Datrex come in 3600 size i believe.
     
  8. Atlas

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    Sounds like life boat rations.
     
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    The datrex bars are USCG appoved.
    So they may be one in the same. On a two week oilfield hitch i survived off of one of those, a jar of peanut butter and ramen noodles. I lost quite a bit of weight, but subzero temps and 12 hour days will do that to you no matter what you are eating.
     
  10. Atlas

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    So will a bad cook. I've had some rough hitches like that.
     
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