Survival stuff

Discussion in 'Survival Zone' started by gunlover, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. gunlover

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    Was at my local Walmart and saw this on the clearance isle. Anyone got any of these? I'm new to the SHTF supply game.

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  2. FirearmFanatic

    FirearmFanatic "The Enabler!"

    Not really familar with that brand, but I have a few of the Wise brand kits similar to those. You just never know when they might come in handy. Power outages due to environmental issues such as huricanes, toranados, etc. They are also useful when you go hiking or camping and dont want to drag along a lot of things. I dont think you can go wrong in investing in some.
     

  3. gunlover

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    It was $63 on clearance. I know nothing about these, is that a good deal or should I shop around some?
     
  4. gunlover

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    Looks like $63 is a good price on these.
     
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    FirearmFanatic "The Enabler!"

  6. ajole

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    If you have ANY preps, these aren't a good deal.

    They include things many preppers already have, like a cheap stove and fuel, a water filter of sorts, and a first aid kit.

    But they are a good way to start, if you have nothing. While you are saving up for better stuff, you won't be empty handed.
     
  7. gunlover

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    I'm literally just getting started.
     
  8. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    Your name is showing ;)

    Sounds a little steep for 3 day food supply, $21/day

    But I have a lot of the stuff needed to "roll your own" so to speak.
    vacuum sealer, food dryer, mylar bags, o2 absorbers. Never really
    heard of that brand, I know Wise and Mountain House are popular.

    https://sdbullion.com/survival-food...00-organic-gmo-free-food-supply-40-daysnights

    40 day Organic Staples, (needs more prep) $250 so it's around $6/day
    or $2 per meal. There are better deals out there, but one of these
    "variety starter packs" could be a decent deal if you add these others
    to it. Gotta figure out what you like and a budget for this. You will
    also have all your (currently) fresh food, but may not have cold storage
    to keep it as long as you like. SD Bullion has some other great options.
    they also carry Wise
    https://sdbullion.com/survival-food/wise-food-company

    and numanna
    https://sdbullion.com/survival-food/numanna-gmo-free-food-storage

    All of these look to be more economical than the Walmart clearance.
    But some are $2-$3 per SERVING, where yours was $7 per MEAL.
    Total Calories is what you really need to compare, then mix it up!

    SD Bullion also sells Silver, Gold, precious metals... and
    LEAD, BRASS, (ammo!) along with the survival food. Plus colloidal Silver!
     
  9. gunlover

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    Thank you! I'm gonna look around at some of the local surplus stores as well.
     
  10. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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  11. ajole

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    Your entire post is moot, as your underlying assumption is totally incorrect.

    It's not $63 for food...it's also stove, fuel, water bottle and filter, matches, and a first aid kit, plus other stuff.

    You're going to have to do a much better breakdown to compare apples to apples.;)
     
  12. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    Mole confused. He doesn't need any thing to eat except worms and grubs.
    He is unndeRGRound. :D
     
  13. sarahsmom

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  14. ajole

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    You are correct.

    I'm still trying to figure out how this is a 3 day 1 person kit, with the servings listed as they do:

    Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal (10 servings)
    Creamy Chicken Rice (7.5 servings)
    Honey-coated Banana Slices (6 servings)
    Dehydrated Apple Slices (6 servings)
    Creamy Potato Soup Mix (6 servings)


    Pail also contains ten survival items:
    Five (5) FireOn® Fuel Disks
    One (1) Portable Folding Stove
    One (1) Pack of Waterproof Matches
    One (1) 2-quart Aluminum Kettle
    One (1) Water Filtration Bottle
    One (1) 6-in-1 Multi-Functional Camping Tool
    One (1) Plastic Measuring Cup
    One (1) 7-1 Survival Whistle
     
  15. gunlover

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    I'm just getting into this and want to find some good stuff to get me started.
     
  16. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    It would definitely be a starting point. Then you can add more, and better. But it would be a good jump start.
     
  17. FirearmFanatic

    FirearmFanatic "The Enabler!"

    +1. You have to start some where. I started with MREs than started accumulating the Wise buckets.
     
  18. gunlover

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    Think I'm gonna get a couple resealable buckets and gradually add some stuff to them.
     
  19. BCseacow83

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    Getting your own buckets and building them is not a bad way to go. I had a few pails that I did NOT rotate properly due to a couple moves and my sheer carelessness. These were plain Jane 5gals buckets from walmart with walmart lids. The food stuffs inside were regular store bought goods such as dehydrated potatoes, corned beef hash and canola oils. They were all expired by at least three years and even the oil was still good surprisingly. So knowing I can get 3+ years past date on regular store bought stored in a cheap bucket with nothing other than stable temp and no light really makes food storage cheaper as long as I rotate them properly. I still have the 30 year stuff but nice to be able to pick up stores every week at my regular shopping locals.
     
  20. sarahsmom

    sarahsmom Supporting Member

    Take a $100 and go to the 99¢ store and stock up on rice, pasta, beans, canned goods, etc. You would be surprised how much you can get that away! Just don't put off doing it. The bucket from Walmart is a good jump start, but if not getting that - don't put off starting! Don't forget to get something to cook on, fire starters, etc. Then there is first aid, water and water purification, shelter, etc. There is so much more you should have on hand. All kinds of prepper sites online to help you out.