Food storage

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  1. Oregon1986

    Oregon1986 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have food storage in your vehicle for emergency situations? What do you have? I am trying to put a small box together and I was thinking things like peanut butter,crackers,beans and Weiner's,tuna,and jerky
     
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    I don't see a need to store food in a vehicle unless you live somewhere there's a danger of being snowed in on the highway, or you routinely travel through remote areas.

    Having a few bottles of water is a good idea, but most foods don't do well in the Summer heat in vehicles.

    I don't personally know anyone who has ever been stranded in a car long enough to truly need food.
     

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    But you never know what could happen
     
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    I look more at what is more likely to happen than what "could" happen.
    It's more likely a can of Tuna would explode in my truck from the heat than it is I would need that can of Tuna to survive.

    If I needed to venture out in a blizzard or cross a desert or wilderness area, I would take extra precautions, but for every day normal routines I see no need to pack extra food.
     
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    I routinely work several hours from home. My bug home bag has a few of the 2000 cal. food bar packs, a few freeze dried meals, a bunch of water flavorings and a kelley kettle. Pretty much good to go if SHTF.
     
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    Wanted to add a small mess kit and a stove is light weight and can provide drinkable water in all but the worst circumstance.
     
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    105 here today not much will keep long in a car here.
     
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    I love this idea!! Dehydrated goods last thru heat and time, if you do canned foods dont forget to include a can opener. Water and blankets should go in your kit too, plus the requisite first aid kit. . Candy for energy boost. And a lighter or waterproof matches, might as well do survival right if you are going to prep your car.
    My ex husband kept cotton balls soaked in vaseline for starting emergency fires in his rig for years. I dont see your idea as being weird at all, go for it!!!
     
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    Oh the 2000 calorie bars is a great idea
     
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    Oh the 2000 calorie bars is a great idea
     
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    We do the cotton balls in Vaseline as well
     
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    I have MREs in the car, along with a water straw, and a change of clothes that I could walk home from work in.
     
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    Water straws are life saver if ever in a real emergency situation
     
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    I've been stranded on the road in Kansas twice, once was 3 days second time was 5 days.

    Luckily I had water and food on the truck as well as a -10 sleeping bag. Stuff happens it's good to be prepared when it does.
     
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    That's what I said too if you pay attention to everything I said.
     
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    When I actually think about it I grab a box or two of granola bars or something similar. Add to that some bottled water and we're good. For the water I would switch it out regularly or it will go bad due to the heat of summer. Winter you still need to rotate it out but not as often. I mainly keep these on hand for those days when I've got the kids and we're running lots of errands or somebody finished their water bottle from home. Then there's the occasional time when you may get a flat tire or need to spend longer than planned in a waiting room. You've got a snack to keep the kids happy. I try to keep a small pack of cups and spoons handy as well if I let kids grab a snack that's shareable or requires a spoon. If I were headed to an area prone to lots of snow, etc then I would add extra stuff specifically for that situation but not carry them around all the time.
     
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    Mostly what I carry is water and my weapon; comfy walking shoes and socks. That's in the summer - same applies for the winter except I have a couple wool blankets, etc. Water is the main thing. And I carry this in a backpack that I put in and out of the vehicle. You can get a berkey blue sport bottle to use if you think your water will get too hot in the car - or freeze.
     
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    I hardly pay attention to ANYTHING you say...lol
    Sorry to disappoint.
     
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    I know that's not true because you so often try to argue with what I say.
    If you're going to quote me and attempt a rational, factual discussion, you need to pay attention so as to not look foolish.
     
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    I amuses me to make you look foolish so no need to really pay attention to anything you say.