Thanks for sharing. Pretty cool item.
Several of the food storage outfits have, over the years, offered something along this line of 72 hr pacs or 'weekender' food packs.
Rainy Day Foods (Walton Feed) offered a 2 person, 3 day package in 3 cans - you were to do all the cooking in the cans. Just food, all other needed items were up to you. 3 days of dried granola and soup isn't much, but as noted elsewhere, it did help pass the time - even if you were still humgry.
Their current 72 hr kit is 165 USD, and I could not find a detail listing of what is carried for food, likely Mainstay bars.
Pemmican is actually a pretty good foodstuff.
I found this site dealing with exploration
- it has a recipe for rolling your own pemmican.
From the site:
Pemmican was basic nutritious food that also had the added advantage of remaining edible for years though it is not terribly appetizing. It was often made up into a thick meat soup when simmered with melted snow known as "Hoosh", this was eaten with butter-laden sledging biscuits.
Amundsen believed the pemmican he chose for his team made a crucial difference to their success. It included both berries and dried peas (the later particularly containing necessary B-complex vitamins, without which their diet was entirely devoid). Scott's was a meat/fat only type. That the death of the latter and his companions was complicated, if not hastened, by scurvy (and probably beri-beri - see the research by Hunstford with nutritionists on this issue) is now accepted and well-known - although the British authorities such as the Royal navy and Geographic Society did their best to hide it at the time. It reflected poorly not only upon Scott's choices but also on the persistence of obsolete theories and poor sources of information and knowledge throughout these institutions - a dangerous heresy during WWI. The considerable propaganda surrounding Scott was to propagate a hero-myth by insisting they succumbed to nature's forces by bad luck and not by poor preparation, questionable leadership and the inflexibility and absurdity of the Navy's cleaving to the outmoded tradition of man-hauling.This BBC history site goes into detail on the food and gear of both parties,
well worth for read for us even today.THis site
is from a fellow that provided the food for a flim about the 'Race to the South Pole" using original food. Again, very intersting.
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