Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dontpanicbobby, Apr 29, 2019.
Have any of the companies that produce this been in business for 25 years?
For some reason (appropriate given my avatar) the thought of food with a 25 year shelf life calls to mind the conversation in one Red Dwarf episode about the fact that they'd run out of cow's milk months ago and were now drinking the emergency supply (dog's milk):
Holly: Lasts longer than any other type of milk, dog's milk.
Holly: No bugger'll drink it.
That wasn't in front of the Cat was it?
Hah! I don't recall him being part of the conversation, so if he was around he wasn't paying attention (which would of course be in character ).
Thinking of regional disasters.
No Ballpark Franks
I know it's drink, but you can't just eat without any drink.
Probably the only sensible option in the event of nuclear holocaust, or zombie apocalypse, is to drink yourself into oblivion.
I consumed quite a bit of WWII rations back in the late sixties that were gifted to my local Civil Defense chapter. Was certainly nothing great about the food but I ate it on camp outs and the like for it was doomed to be tossed. I, and everyone that indulged, lived to tell the tale. Dried eggs, milk, pancake mix, lemonade and the like were pretty good actually. The canned beef and stews were just okay. Spam in a can is spam in a can. It doesn't get better with age.
I'm not a prepper but I have a buddy that is. He's not into buying MREs and the like but he does have an impressive stockpile of buckets that he's personally prepared to last years.
He rotates his stock so nothing he's put up is over five or six years old. All dry consumables like beans, rice, flour, and the like. I understand he is quite happy with his efforts.
When one is considering the long term without a supply chain, I would think medications would be a huge concern. I don't take meds but as a whole, we are a creature dependent on corrective, preventative, and supplemental medications. They all have a fairly short shelf life. I don't know how a person that's dependent prepares for a shortage or no supply. A well prepared first aid kit will last decades... medication, not so.