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Thread: How many days food have you carried without re-supply

  1. #21
    Ultraflex4x4 Guest

    Water water water.

    You can easily carry 30 days food, it's the water that kills you.
    Remember this one thing .
    Filter THEN treat water.
    Why ? Some algae are neurotoxins . If you heat the water Before you remove the Algae it releases the toxic chemical into the water.
    You can use a "LIFE STRAW" and two containers, then simply boil the water or use iodine tincture or aquatabs .
    If you are using iodine do not exceed 1 mg per day.
    It's a process that takes a few hours so make ENOUGH WATER for the day or until your next water feature.
    I use 4 L per day .. and electrolytes.
    Remember just 5Kgs of beef jerky is PLENTY for 30 days.
    about 3 Kg of Dried potato flakes and 1 Kg dried peas.
    Throw in some Brown onion gravy powder .. yum.
    You can take some milk powder and rice if that grabs you .
    If you must take a "cooker" then use diesel / olive oil or a high density fuel like those Zip tablets.
    at least olive oil you can use for many purposes and cross contamination won't kill you..
    When I travelled around OZ
    My emergency food was:
    Beef jerky in 1 Kgs bags (10 off)
    Dried peas about 1 Kgs
    Milk powder 2 kgs
    Rice about 5 kgs
    Curry powder about 500g
    Dried fish about 1 kgs
    Dried onion about 1 Kgs.

    We were flooded in for 32 days and I used this emergency food
    was good to have it .
    Water was filtered through a life straw and then treated with puritabs.
    made 8 L per day

    If you are in really cold conditions and having issues carrying enough carbohydrates then
    you can cook up some onion bacon and suet fat season with some salt and some iodine.
    It's something they use in arctic conditions. You will survive on it .. It does not taste too bad.
    but in hot conditions everything melts.


  2. #22
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    Jul 2009
    The water just falls out of the sky on the west coast of Tas.

  3. #23
    Ultraflex4x4 Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by austastar View Post
    The water just falls out of the sky on the west coast of Tas.
    Before after or during the bush fires ?

  4. #24
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    Jan 1970
    I know some former rebel soldiers from Burma. They carried a bag of rice and water with something to hear it in. They added whatever plant or animal they could find. They love beef jerky.
    They're also skinny little buggers.I don't think I'm suitable to be a rebel soldier, but I admire their fortitude.
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    In the Army you could carry the damned stuff for years and still avoid eating it....

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    7 days rations, 250 rounds of link, and an M60. Then on day 5, my number 2 went down, so I also had the spare barrel, cleaning kit, plus another 500 rounds of link. Good thing I was a fit young bugger in them days!
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  7. #27
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    May 2019

    Red face

    Yes, for about the same number of days as you. It's actually pretty difficult because rationing can't be planned as easily as other things. Also, everyone's bodies react differently when staying in nature, so it's especially difficult to foretell. In my youth, I found a couple of a go-to simple recipe dishes that can be cooked in field conditions, something like Five Great Food Ideas For Your Outdoor Adventure Of course, they work best for shorter trips and some contain freshly caught fish - unless you are a skilled fisherman who knows what he is doing, chances of having such a meal are low but others are quite easy to do because they involve leftovers.

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