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Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

Post by KnifeStyle » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:58 pm

I'm looking to find some easy kit foods to keep in my car. The snag? I'm in Illinois. It's about to dip below zero again. Meanwhile, this is my work car, lot of days in hot parking lots. What are some temp-stable or relatively stable foods I can keep around with occasional restocking?
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Re: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

Post by roOism » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:52 pm

Mainstays Ration bars have a temperate range of -40F to 300F with a five year shelf life. You can buy them in larger 3600 calorie bricks or smaller portions. They taste like a really dense lemon bar, not too shabby actually.

I did a test a few years ago to see how long I could stand them, the ones I ate were coming up on their 4 year anniversary. Went about 3 days eating nothing but. I had pretty bad cotton mouth and was sick to death of the flavor, but it was doable.

I used these in my car kit in Phx where the interior temps of the car got well over 100 degrees.
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Re: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

Post by Chicago Zombie » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:41 am

We have Millennium Bars in our cars.
https://www.amazon.com/Millennium-Assor ... B00SVX00NU
the New Millennium Energy Bar is a great option for your emergency supplies, This emergency food bar has a five year shelf life, is US Coast Guard approved and holds up to hot and cold temperatures., These emergency food bars are designed to provide a quick, nutritious source of energy in an emergency., Make sure to add these calorie food bars to your survival kit list., They're about the size of a regular candy bar and ideal for school, office and home kits.
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Re: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

Post by LowKey » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:25 am

Both of the posts above have pretty much nailed it.
For small, compact, long shelf life rations that can handle extreme high and low temps it's hard to beat lifeboat rations.
They're relatively inexpensive as well.
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Re: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

Post by Towanda » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:26 pm

Clif bars and dried fruit. I rotate them with the equinoxes.
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Re: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

Post by TacAir » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:40 pm

Towanda wrote:
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:26 pm
Clif bars and dried fruit. I rotate them with the equinoxes.
I'm partial to fruit leather. DItto on Cliff bars or the like.
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Re: Food for car kit storage, extreme temperatures?

Post by txKingfisher » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:48 am

Lifeboat rations are the only thing I've found that work well and handle extreme temps without breaking down.
I use the Datrex ones. They taste good and you don't need water to eat them. They are mind-blowingly calorie and nutrient dense.
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