Datrex 3600 Emergency Food Bar
|Price:||$5.90 - $219.99|
- Package of 18 survival 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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Here are the details from the package:
(front of package)
APPROVED BY: US COAST GUARD
09027/BV MCA APPROVED
Other Approvals Pending
Approx. 15075kj (3600 kcal)
This ration consists of 18 bars of compressed concentrated food.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR EMERGENCIES:
Lifeboat / Liferaft at Sea:
Eat one bar every 6 hours per person
eat in small pieces - chew well
Other Emergencies on Land:
Eat one bar every 4 hours per person
eat in small pieces - chew well
(back of package)
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
SERVING SIZE 1 Bar (38 gm.)
SERVING / PACKET: 18
CALORIES (838 kj) 200 cal. TOTAL FAT (26%) 10 gm.
PROTEIN (7%) 3 gm. SAT. F/A (21%) 2 gm.
CARBOHYDRATE (55%) 21 gm. MONO-UNSAT. F/A (65%) 7 gm.
SODIUM 0.75 mg. POLY-UNSAT. F/A (14%) 1 gm.
CHOLESTEROL 0.378 mg.
PERCENTAGE U.S. RDA FOR ADULTS
PROTEIN 7% THIAMIN 8%
VITAMIN A 1% RIBOFLAVIN 5%
VITAMIN C 1% NIACIN 4%
INGREDIENTS: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Shortening, Cane Sugar, Water, Coconut, and Salt.
PRODUCED BY: DATREX INC.
Kinder, Louisiana 70648
TEL: (337) 738-4511
FAX: (337) 738-5675
Mfg. Date: 05-10-AF
Exp. Date: 05/15
Lot No. L330
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!
I have boxes of MREs, canned food and water for months, ammunition, weapons and all the Survival gear you can think of, in my detached garage. That is for my long term survival supplies.
My medium term survival gear is in my Mini Van. Those supplies will last my family at least a week. So it is the trimmed down version of what is in my garage.
Then in my 72 hour bag, I have emergency gear, and 8 Datrex packs for 4 people. You do not need 2000 calories per day to survive. I used to eat only 1600 calories a day. I can survive on 1/2 a pack a day and not really feel hungry. If you really want to survive a catastrophic event, you have to start training yourself to eat less so that your system will not go into shock if you suddenly have to cut your caloric intake. When I was on weight watchers, they kept me on 1600-1800 calories a day just to maintain my weight.
Canned food is heavy, and not advisable for carrying as you will use up needed calories and water just carrying it. Power bars are not packaged efficiently, so it tends to use up a little bit more space. The goal of the bug out bag is to keep you alive. You need to be able to move, and move quickly. You cannot be carrying heavy things, except for water.
This is what I have in my Teton Explorer 4000 with internal Frame BOB:
1. 8 Datrex 3600 packs.
2. 2 Crank Flashlights.
3. Motorola Emergency MR350 Radios.
4. GERBER bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife(Flint, Knife Sharpener, Survival Knife,Whistle in one package)
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First of all, I see a lot of people looking for food to put in their 72-hour bag, or go-bag. None of these emergency rations are made for that situation. None of have enough protein or calories for a 72-hour 'situation'. You are better off buying MRE's for your 72-hour bag. These emergency rations are intended for a lifeboat or fallout shelter where you are sitting all day for several weeks not expending much energy. Maybe you can leave some in your car if you travel the back roads during the winter or the desert during the summer and it might be days before you are rescued. They are NOT FOOD. They are low energy survival rations.
The Datrex food bar comes in a 3600 calorie package. Inside the package there are 18 bars that are 200 calories each. Each 200 calorie bar is wrapped in thin plastic wrapper so you can just open the amount you want to eat. Once you open the outer package it cannot be re-sealed. It would be better if they had a ziplock closure on the outer package to protect the contents from the elements. I don't think the thin plastic wrapper will keep mice, moisture, or insects out of the bars.
The Datrex brand is very crumbly when you bite it. It is easy to bite into but very crumbly so you need to be careful when you eat it. It essentially has no taste. Just a slight sugary aftertaste is about all. That is typical of all survival bars. They are not really suppose to taste good, they are not a snack. Of all the bars I tried this brand had the fewest vitamins - less than 10% of vitamin A or C and less than 30% of Thiamin, Niacin, and Riboflavin if you eat the daily recommended amount of 800 calories.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Tastes horrible and is very dry and leaves a bad after taste. Bought for 72 hour kits and will never buy again.Published 27 days ago by J. Tylee von Kampen
Not bad if I had to survive on it I would recommend better packaging because its allot of blocks to drag around for a few days. But its edible.Published 1 month ago by leobardo m trujillo
Great value for the price; the bars are tasty and I honestly enjoy their flavor. You can read other reviews to see what it tastes like, but my tongue enjoys the taste. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chickety China the Chinese Chicken
This doesn't taste too bad , it taste like a light dried sugar cookie . The only downside is that it crumbles while you're eatingPublished 2 months ago by Paul W
When bought in bulk, it's hard to beat the price - you get about 550 kcal per dollar for something that's ready to eat, fairly balanced nutritionally, quite palatable, and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by one bad cat