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#112661 - 11/16/07 02:01 AM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: CDVXF7]
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I've eaten them for two weeks (12 per day). I'm not sure why but I wasn't hungry myself. I found it great that I didn't have to waste time eating, cleaning dishes or cooking. My only issue with them is that I didn't have to defecate after the second day. True, that did save time smile but it concerned/disturbed me somewhat.

I wasn't doing heavy labor though. I was just training medical staff.


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#112790 - 11/18/07 03:25 AM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
Cookie, is that you???



Yep. decided to join a couple of forums.

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#112791 - 11/18/07 03:31 AM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: NIM]
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Originally Posted By: NIM
I've eaten them for two weeks (12 per day). ... I found it great that I didn't have to waste time eating... My only issue with them is that I didn't have to defecate after the second day. True, that did save time smile but it concerned/disturbed me somewhat. ...
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That's a couple of other things I noticed, too. No messy food prep & the lack of restroom activity; but I figured low input, low output... saved on TP.
These would probably be good when you are on the move.

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#112876 - 11/19/07 12:58 AM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: Basecamp]
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#121726 - 01/28/08 02:44 PM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: OldBaldGuy]
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NIM and Basecamp

Decreased defecation, according what I've read is due to the way you consume these tabs, allowing nearly 100% of the intake to get absorbed. Since it's all used and burned, nothing much in the way of waste to produce.

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#121739 - 01/28/08 03:58 PM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: Be_Prepared]
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Registered: 12/22/07
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Originally Posted By: Be_Prepared
There are a couple other flavors for the Millennium bars, like Orange if I recall. I have been using them for hiking, and I have a bunch in each car for backup. They actually taste pretty good to me


Millenium bars are made by SOS Food Labs, which also makes survival bars in 1200, 2400 and 3600 calories. I think they taste much better (like cookie dough) than Mainstay or Datrex (sawdust).

They are tricky to find, especially the 1200 cal. size which are the most useful. www.emprep.com has the larger ones, but I've had to contact the company directly and wheedle a retail sale to get the smaller ones. Now I just use a 2-3 Millenium bars instead.




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#162546 - 01/12/09 03:58 AM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: Basecamp]
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More fun with Survival Tabs. This couple tries 4 days on only Survival Tabs. A candid review by non preparedness types.4 part series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmJUPm6Hqd4

Before I found these vids I tried my own test of Survival Tabs. I also found the 12 a day/240 cal to be an exercise in starvation. I thought about food all the time and it became very difficult to concentrate after 8 hours. I decided to try to get about 2000 calories for the day, divided into 3 meals of 33 tablets, eaten 10 an hour. Although I felt more satisfied I still felt hungry all the time.

Nutritionally, energy wise and comfort wise I am better off eating 2000 calories worth of Balance bars or similar. The Survival Tabs appear to be just dried milk and sugar. They taste like sweet, powdered coffee creamer. They don't dissolve quickly in hot coffee or at all cold milk.

The Original Food Tabs have a slightly different formula and flavors. I plan to try them for fun, so I'll report back later. They are made by the same company.

http://www.foodtabs.com/catalog/


Edited by CDVXF7 (01/12/09 04:32 AM)

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#162572 - 01/12/09 11:45 AM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: CDVXF7]
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Registered: 12/18/08
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It sounds like trying to survive on vitamin pills.
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#162639 - 01/12/09 05:18 PM Re: Has anyone actually eaten Survival Tabs? [Re: CDVXF7]
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Originally Posted By: CDVXF7
More fun with Survival Tabs. This couple tries 4 days on only Survival Tabs. A candid review by non preparedness types.4 part series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmJUPm6Hqd4


The day 4 video is actually pretty funny, the two "normal" people turn into survivalists after eating Survival Tabs for a couple days. The girl is seen cleaning a gun in the background as the guy, dressed in camo, is talking. I've lived on essentially lifeboat rations and water for a couple days, but, never tried the survival tabs. Not enough bulk there to fill you up.
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