Food in your emergency bag

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Re: Food in your emergency bag

Post by jansman » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:53 pm

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Re: Food in your emergency bag

Post by grenfell » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:23 pm

I must admit that nowadays i rarely keep anything in the van . I did used to keep a few tins of food along with drinks and a small gas stove but it never got used and besides nowadays in normal day to day life i'm rarely more than 15 miles from home . I usually have water but that's about it , a day of hunger isn't going to give me lasting harm. If i'm going to a re-enactment i normally have enough food to feed a dozen or more people for a weekend and on the way back there's normally bread , cheese and fruit that's left over. If we are going on a trip somewhere my wife normally makes up sandwiches , tea and the like.

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Re: Food in your emergency bag

Post by Deeps » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:43 pm

jansman wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:52 pm

I have a plastic cup in there. I have shoved in tea bags, dried soup ,pepperami, and a microwave vegetable rice, which I could boil in the bag to warm it up.

As Arzosah says, it IS an individual thing. It’s not something that was at the top of my list until yesterday, when I wanted some halfway decent grub. Incidentally, walking down the food aisle in Home Bargains there is a good range of ready to eat ‘lunchtime ‘ foods but they all seem to contain bl@@dy tuna !
Totally, as we've discussed before, my bag might have to keep me going for a couple of days if I end up having to walk from my mum's to mine which is generally the worst case I take it for. If like today I was at football I would have to be a bit more 'creative' about getting home as I can't take my bag everywhere.

Another option is to decant a pot noodle or similar into a wee container, breaking some of the noodles down, same with the cheap packet noodles, especially if you have some dehydrated veg to toss in, if you've got a stove then you can get some relatively tasty carbs down you.

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Re: Food in your emergency bag

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:22 pm

I suffer with reflux so I graze all day long.. I've usually got a few packs of biscuits in the car and at work ..

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Re: Food in your emergency bag

Post by peejay » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:41 pm

Having recently moved from a town centre with 3 mile commute to a semi-rural location 26 miles away I think I might be investing in some winter tyres myself this year, especially as we have a very steep driveway to add to the interest. Currently thinking about what I want in a winter GHB/Car bag.

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Re: Food in your emergency bag

Post by featherstick » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:20 pm

Lots of grains-in-pouches, fruit-in-pouches purees, and so on around, can be eaten cold. Cans of coffee. Peperami or kabanos. Fruit bars. Tins of rice pudding. Dehydrated fruit. Bags of nuts. GORP.

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Re: Food in your emergency bag

Post by Deeps » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:13 pm

featherstick wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:20 pm
Lots of grains-in-pouches, fruit-in-pouches purees, and so on around, can be eaten cold. Cans of coffee. Peperami or kabanos. Fruit bars. Tins of rice pudding. Dehydrated fruit. Bags of nuts. GORP.
One thing to bear in mind with the fruit purees and other high fibre stuff is that if your body isn't used to it, it will go through you like an Exocet so maybe worth having some extra tissues or the like. :o

Immodium is something else to have handy maybe.

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Re: Food in your emergency bag

Post by featherstick » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:56 am

Yep good point Deeps.

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