Datrex 3600 Calorie Emergency Food Bar for Survival Kits, Disaster Preparedness, Survival Gear, Survival Supplies, Schools Supplies, Disaster Kit 25.4 oz.
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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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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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I have had to re-order this item on several occasions to replenish my office stash as I keep snacking on the darn things.
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4) Once the outer wrapper has been breached, the 5 year shelf life is no longer applicable.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.
If you wanted to you could even use these for occasional snacks, though I wouldn't recommend it as they are high in fat (9 grams per bar) also once the outer glazed aluminum foil wrap is breached/vaccum is broken your 5 year shelf life is no more, though you'll probably still get a year out of it. Just a warning to those who haven't bought/consumed these before they are quite small, each bar is about 2 1/2"L x 1 1/2"W and about a quarter of an inch thick, but they are compressed, and made to be eaten slowly and chewed well.
I will update this if anything changes, be smart and stay safe everyone!
What I tell these individuals is that I want to try and be prepared for whatever happens. Floods, fires, blizzards or other situations where have this type of food might mean the difference between surviving or dying.
Every winter you read in the newspaper or hear on T.V. about someone or a family who got trapped on a back road or elsewhere in the snow and it was days before they were found. BUT....I don't recall any of these stories where the trapped people had any prepackaged foods and/or bottled water in their car to survive off of.
Ever hear about a hunter, hiker or camper who got lost and was near starvation when they were found? Or worse.
These bars aren't bad. I initally ordered one pack of these bars just to see what they were like. After all, I'd rather eat something that tasted good as opposed to eating something to just keep me going (think MRE's)
These were a little heavier that I expected but no so heavy as to be a burden in my day pack.
The wife and I tried one of the bars and, to our surprise, they tasted pretty good. Luckily, we both like coconut. They were chewy but not sticky if you know what I mean. Kind of like a granola bar but with a bit more "body."
After our "taste test" I ordered some more of these to keep in both of our cars and in the day packs that we both keep in our cars. I call it a day pack as opposed to a "bug out bag" because our "bug out bags" are kept at home and hold a lot more things than just basic supplies.
Bottom line, these bars taste good, don't weigh too much, don't take up much space and are shelf stable for five years (or maybe more) and will help keep you alive and in pretty good shape should you ever be caught in a bad situation.
Put a couple of packs of these in your car along with a few bottles of water and a couple "space" emergency blankets and you should be set should you ever be caught in a bad situation.
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