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#36565 - 01/21/05 07:54 PM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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wasabi peas

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#36566 - 01/25/05 03:40 AM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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If you decide to use "lifeboat" style rations, another option is made by Datrex. They are very similar to Mainstay rations. They come in a brick of 18 bars, packed in six separate sub-packs with 3-bars in them to keep them fresh. One "brick" is enough for one person for 3 days. (In theory <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />)

They taste ok, I did a 2 day trip with only what I could carry in my fanny pack, and a brick of these Datrex rations kept me going with some jerky thrown in for variety. They are not supposed to be thirst provoking, but, I always drink lots of water with them for some reason, probably because I've always been hiking when I have eaten them. I think that the Mainstays have more of a lemon cake flavor, these are more like coconut flavor. I happen to like that better than the lemon, but, you'll get bored of either one if it's all you're eating. Then again, if it's all you have, it'll taste pretty good.

I leave a couple bricks in the car kits, and have some on my boat. They take minimal space, and can handle heat, cold, whatever. Here's a link to one place you can get them:

http://www.nitro-pak.com/product_info.php/products_id/554
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#36567 - 01/25/05 04:16 AM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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I tried datrex. They have coconut in them. My wife and I both hate coconut.
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#36568 - 01/25/05 06:35 AM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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Registered: 11/14/03
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Has anyone found emergency rations to cause constipation problems if adequate amounts of water are not available?

I know the "runs" are more hazardous to health, but being blocked up is a lot harder to relieve.

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#36569 - 01/25/05 02:57 PM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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Why would you eat if you're low on water?
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#36570 - 01/25/05 03:08 PM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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It's funny, but I've never had "that" particular problem out in the field and so have never really thought about it. I have sure had my share of the loose variety however. What is a safe way to deal with backup without carrying yet another medication? I'm sure there are natural remedies--any thoughts?

Regards, Vince

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#36571 - 01/25/05 03:38 PM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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The forest is certainly full of fiber. If you're in the desert you've got problems though. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#36572 - 01/25/05 04:41 PM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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Thanks for the tip! But rather than twigs and bark, I was thinking of something more along the lines of pine-needle tea or cactus cacciatore. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Vince

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#36573 - 01/25/05 04:58 PM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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Registered: 11/14/03
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Brian:

The problem with available fiber in the wild, even if you know it is safe to use, affects things "coming down the pipe" later. If you are already "stopped up", using the mathematical professors solution is rather hard to do if you are alone.



















The professor worked it out with a slide rule. <img src="/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#36574 - 01/25/05 05:01 PM Re: 72 Hr Kit Food
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Registered: 11/14/03
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Norad45:

If you have never been "stopped up" in the wild, how do you know the tea or cacciatore will work on the existing problem?

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