Codeblue wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:44 am
So which brand is the best combo of shelf life, "taste", and price point?
I went with a blend of both some mountain house and a couple Augusta farm pails personally. I think both are mentioned here. Best bang for ur buck. It’s two different styles. Mountain house are add water and u have a tasty meal individual pouches and the Augusta foods are pails of staples like rices and beans. More of the long haul stuff. The leg up is the buckets aren’t much more than what u would pay at Costco for a bag of said staples, but they come in vacuum sealed tubs which grant them their long shelf life.
But there is soo much out there. If I was a hardcore prepper and wanted super tasty food. The self cooking GI MRE’s are legit. Expensive as hell, but it’s a full on dinner. They also have companies like Wise that cater to a higher budget and have fruits and other things they sell in gallon pails.
It doesn’t need to be fancy though. If you just had a 50 Lb bag of rice from Costco, plenty of spices and a 25 pound bag of sugar, which can all be had for very cheap. That’s all u need.
It is crazy tho, our local Costco was sold out on some waters and low on others. The staple foods I mentioned were largely picked over. I can’t remember if it was the WHO or the CDC but they just doubled the possibility of a global pandemic to 40% this evening from what I read.
I saw the pope sweating like the Iran health official on the news as well. They claimed cold, but that guy is exposed to soo many people, I kinda feel like he’s got the virus. Poor guy.
Odds are U won’t ever need it and U’ll have another Miller lite truck feeding u beers, but who knows. During the LA riots and Katrina, the police were told to stand down until the unrest settled due to them being greatly outnumbered and the risk of life was too high due to violence and looting. Soo, u just never know what might happen. I’ve got kids and it’s peace of mind knowing I can provide regardless what may happen at a moments notice.
Odds are I’d pack them up depending and get the F out of dodge, but if nothing is open selling food or is looted, what would we eat? Simple. Just throw the pails in the car or truck and roll. No need to make any stops except for gas on the way out.
Call me silly, but I keep 2 extra bags of dog food on hand for my pups as well, just cuz, well, they’re family too.
Until you can welcome, accept and enjoy folks who’s views, looks, thoughts, struggles & values are polar opposites to yours, then you have NOT lived.