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Datrex 3600 Calorie Emergency Food Bar for Survival Kits, Disaster Preparedness, Survival Gear, Survival Supplies, Schools Supplies, Disaster Kit 25.4 oz.

by Datrex
4.1 out of 5 stars 215 customer reviews

Price: $9.40 - $39.95
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  • Value Pack of Two 18 Bar packs, Total of 36 bars with 200 Calories per bar, 3600 calories per pack
  • Tabletized and sub packaged for ease of rationing and storage in your survival and disaster kit
  • All natural ingredients with no preservatives and superior coconut flavor
  • USCG approved; small and lightweight with a 5 year shelf life
  • High energy value; ready to eat; non thirst provoking

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Product Description

Even if you haven't witnessed a disaster firsthand, you've seen the devastation they cause and you know that you can never be too prepared. If you are out on the water; preparation is even more important. Food rations from Datrex are made from all natural ingredients, have high energy value and are tabletized and sub packaged for easy rationing. They have a five year shelf life and are also USCG approved so you know you can count on them when you need them.200 calories per bar/2 packs of 18 bars.

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  • ASIN: B018F10SCU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,331 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Size: 2 Pack Verified Purchase
I have several stashes (office, home, car, storage locker) of emergency rations and several 'bug-out' bags as I cannot be certain where I'll be if and when the poop hits the propeller.
I have had to re-order this item on several occasions to replenish my office stash as I keep snacking on the darn things.
Several Points:
1) The 'brick' is aluminized plastic vacuum wrapped around 18 individually wrapped bars.
2) The brick is heavier than you would expect as the moisture content is very low to allow a tightly packed food source in minimal space.
3) Due to the low moisture content you will want a liquid to drink although the bars themselves DO NOT enhance thirst.
4) Once the outer wrapper has been breached, the 5 year shelf life is no longer applicable. The individual bars are wrapped in ultra thin cellophane.
5) The 18 separate bars TOTAL 3600 calories. The Three day calculation is bases on 1,200 calories per day (3 meals a day for 3 days at 2 bars per meal).
6) For those of you who rightly observe that 1,200 calories per day is below the prescribed minimum...keep in mind these bars are coast guard approved emergency rations. They are MISSION SPECIFIC. I.E.: They were designed for the relatively low caloric consumption of sitting, inactive, in a life boat while awaiting rescue.
That fact, however, does not diminsh the wisdom of having a supply on hand for emergencies and/or bug-out ration suppliments.

One Complaint: as I mentioned before, they use a thin cellophane wrap on each bar (no doubt to further minimize bulk of packaging).
The problem is that it is a B*TCH to unwrap. If you do it wrong, the bar will crumble. My technique is to sliide the side of a pocket knife around the flat side of the bar (Much like you were honing the knife on a whet stone) until the edge of the knife catches the edge of the wrapper and then gently work the wrapper off.
Bon Appetit'
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Size: 2 Pack Verified Purchase
My friends ask, "What do you need 3-days of food in your car for?" so I tell them just in case, because if I explained all the terrible things that could possibly happen at any given moment, they'd feel uncomfortable and I'd look paranoid.

-15 bucks
-6 Days of Food
-Lasts up to 5 years.

Because McDonald's won't be there when your dying.
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Size: 2 Pack
This stuff is kinda tasty, stays fresh for a long time, and packs small.

I suggest it for any survival kit where space is limited but still available. In other words, get cheaper bulkier stuff for your home. (Mountain House Hardtack is good there, along with some peanut butter and canned goods). This is for your car, boat, plane, or office. It's standard issue in many lifeboats. It does not require cooking and is moist enough so that it's not thirst provoking.

*WARNING!* Contains coconut, and not just a trace. Do NOT buy or consume if you have coconut allergies! I had a friend break out in hives just for being in the same room
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Size: 2 Pack Verified Purchase
I ordered this 2 pack about a week ago, the package came today, and only had one bar in it. I left the seller a message saying theyre mistake, and they almost immediately (less than an hour) contacted me back saying they will correct theyre mistake. fantastic service. Ive never gotten such quick responses from anyone.
As for the product, top quality stuff. Its smaller than i expected, which is good as its easier to pack away. Its not a bad taste at all, strong coconut flavor. also, with many of these 5 year shelf life items, you need to worry about getting one thats already a year or so into its life, but these were manufactured june 2010, giving me almost a full five years on them.
Top notch stuff.
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Size: 2 Pack
This product makes a lot of sense. The challenge for me has been that the packaging is weak - I had 3 in a backpack, surrounded by soft clothing, 1 week, no hiking, just sitting there in a closet, and 2 of 4 lost their vacuum seal (now how long will it last?). Better to learn the lesson while you have options.

With the 2 that did not fail, I plan to pack them inside of a hard container by themselves.

The best option, even if more expensive, would be for the manufacturer to individually wrap each bar (more redundancy), or provide a hard outer container - anything to make this more field worthy would be great.
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Size: 2 Pack Verified Purchase
I am very disappointed in this product. I purchased two packages last year they arrived vacuumed sealed and were stored in a cool dry cabinet. One of the two packages turned yellow and lost its vacuum seal. I decided to try again this year and purchased another two packages. They were not vacuum sealed upon arrival. I live in an area that is prone to hurricanes and it is essential that I have emergency supplies that I can depend on. I won't try this product again.
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Size: 2 Pack
I wouldn't recommend this for camping or long-term food storage as a rule. It is compact high calorie food that is palatable. I took some out and tested it. The taste and texture is that of a shortbread cookie with the slight flavor of coconut and coconut oil. My stomach can tolerate a variety of foods however this product left me with indigestion and mild discomfort. As a rule, I say, all of your emergency products should be tested by you and the people who will be eating or using them. Make it fun. Test it out. If no one likes it get rid of it. Throw it out and replace it with something good.
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