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#237444 - 12/16/11 03:17 PM Car Prep: food stash
Dagny Offline
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Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1890
Loc: Washington, DC

Do you have a food kit in your vehicle(s) or looked at it lately?

Went through all the stuff in my car (a periodic habit that reacquaints me with what's in there, where exactly it is, and what could be added or subtracted) and removed some MoJo bars past their sell-by date. Also took out the old soup and put it in my kitchen cabinet to be consumed this winter.

Now have in the car (Honda Element) a Lock & Lock container filled with Lipton Cup 'o Noodles packets, energy bars, small jar of crunchy peanut butter, peanut butter-cheese crackers, Earl Grey (double bergamot) tea bags and honey sticks. And a few morale-lifting mini-Milky Ways....

My pup has in there a mini-bag of quality kibble (Orijen) and a couple cans of her daily food (Merrick's).

98% of my time is spent inside the Beltway, but this past January an epic snowjam on the GW Parkway (stranded thousands of motorists for 13 hours or more) was a vivid illustration of how you could find yourself in a serious situation smack in the middle of civilization.

That was just a few miles from my home but while I was cozy and warm during the modest snowstorm, thousands were stuck on that road wishing they'd gassed up and had something, anything, to eat and drink.

The situation would obviously be exponentially more serious if you were stranded by yourself for days out in the boonies.

Nice to have something to cook over the cookstoves many of us have in our vehicles. That Lipton Cup 'o Noodles would be some delightful comfort food in a cold crisis.

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#237446 - 12/16/11 04:42 PM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: Dagny]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1375
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
car bag has a Swiss Ranger stove and sterno...couple packs each of
ramen
foil packs tuna
boullion cubes
cocoa powder
tea bags
GatorAid mix
Crystal lite tub
lift ring mixed fruit
18 pack 1L water
toilet paper

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#237448 - 12/16/11 05:16 PM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: LesSnyder]
hikermor Offline
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Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5716
Loc: southern Cal
mini-Trangia stove set and separate fuel containers; lighter and matches
Constant Comment tea
canned beef stew
canned fruit
water
Tanka bars
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#237449 - 12/16/11 05:42 PM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: hikermor]
ILBob Offline
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Registered: 02/05/10
Posts: 776
Loc: Northern IL
I am not real worried about going without food for a few hours. I do have a jar of peanuts in the Jeep though.

It would be nice to have some hot beverage available if one is forced to wait along a road side for some extended period of time.
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#237473 - 12/16/11 10:04 PM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: Dagny]
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Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 2652
I have some Mainstay bars in my BOB and some beef jerkey for those days where I can't stop for lunch. The Mainstay bars are good for five years and I eat the beef jerkey often enough that it doesn't have time to go bad.

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#237475 - 12/16/11 10:15 PM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: Dagny]
bacpacjac Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3523
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I keep a bag of trail mix and a couple of bars in the cabin of the car. I've got 2 or 3 days worth of food in my GHB, and some snacks in each of the hiking packs that also live in the truck. There's also plenty of water and fixings for hot drinks in there too.

We always repack the snacks before and replenish immediately after a hike, so they're good and fresh.
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#237478 - 12/16/11 11:27 PM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: Dagny]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4434
Loc: SOCAL
I've got a cooler that I use for storing all sorts of goodies that shouldn't get too warm: D/AA/AAA batteries, water, MRE's, free dried entree's, snack bars -- all good.

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#237481 - 12/17/11 01:20 AM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: chaosmagnet]
hikermor Offline
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Geezer

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 5716
Loc: southern Cal
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
I eat the beef jerkey often enough that it doesn't have time to go bad.


I think the time required for beef jerkey to go bad must be geological in nature. I recently found a pack with an expiration date of 2005 - it was just fine....
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#237483 - 12/17/11 01:24 AM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: Dagny]
jzmtl Offline
Addict

Registered: 03/18/10
Posts: 530
Loc: Montreal Canada
Some granola bars and bottle of water, space is already tight enough in a jeep tj.

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#237486 - 12/17/11 01:57 AM Re: Car Prep: food stash [Re: Dagny]
Byrd_Huntr Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 01/28/10
Posts: 1145
Loc: Land O' Lakes & Rivers - MN, U...
3-day pack Datrex
2 Ramen
several cocoa packs
one MRE
Esbit stove and cubes
small cooking pot etc
water container(empty in winter)
peanuts
Constant Comment green tea
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