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#210703 - 11/01/10 03:29 PM Re: Emergency cooking set-up Show&Tell. [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
sotto Offline

Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
Originally Posted By: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor

The only problem with the Moutain House Meals is basically the cost and that they cannot be eaten without being re hydrated.

For about $10 I can get this at the local supermarket.

Heinz Spotted Dick Pudding - 285 grams net = 960 Kcal - $1.50

(Note: rest of Am_Fear's list edited away by me to save space)

I do and I don't want to know what Spotted Dick Pudding is.

I have a mix of emergency foods: some canned for convenience, some freeze-dried also for convenience. I never pay retail. One thing I always try to do is never put anything but clean water in my cooking pot. I hate wasting water washing, sterilizing.

OK, I just plain hate washing dishes.

And ironing. I hate that even more.

I will make the bed occasionally--under duress.

Thanks for all the good info and photos, Am_Fear. I didn't know you were in the UK.

I've decided, I definitely don't want to know what Spotted Dick Pudding is even if it's loaded with calories and nutrition. ;-)

#210712 - 11/01/10 06:38 PM Re: Emergency cooking set-up Show&Tell. [Re: EMPnotImplyNuclear]
MDinana Offline

Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2196
Loc: Beer&Cheese country
Originally Posted By: EMPnotImplyNuclear
DRI for Vitamin A is 900g/day for adult male
Upper limit is 3000g/day
170% of 900g is 1530g

1 IU is the biological equivalent of 0.3 g retinol, 1530g/0.3g = 5100IU

Originally Posted By: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_A#Toxicity
Acute toxic dose is 25000 IU/kg of body weight
Low level for liver toxicity is 15,000 IU per day
Children can reach toxic levels at 1,500 IU/kg of body weigh
In people with renal failure, 4000 IU can cause substantial damage

Conclusion, if you're not an infant, and you don't have renal faliure, you're safe eating 5100IU of Vitamin A in this meal smile

Apparently. Good info! 25K IU per kg of weight huh? That's some serious dosing.

#210715 - 11/01/10 07:26 PM Re: Emergency cooking set-up Show&Tell. [Re: sotto]
MostlyHarmless Offline
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Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 982
Loc: Norway
Originally Posted By: sotto
It was triggered by yesterday's find of some squarish pieces of metal flashing/shingling I found at a hardware store. When I picked up a piece and put a few gentle bends in it, my immediate thought was "WINDSCREEN".

Ah... lucky you! Good find, congratulations smile
I've been looking for some wind screen material for quite some time, but haven't been lucky so far.

Am_Fear_Liath_Mor: I've been looking for - and trying to make - a compact setup like yours for quite some time, thanks for the tip. I've tried making my own stand, but the tatonka seems to be EXACTLY what I'm looking for. Inexpensive, too.

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