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Ive been interested in food items with a good shelf life that do not require water or heat, basically can just be opened and eaten. Energy bars, canned items etc. What items do you recommend?
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Havent thought of moon pies in a long time . Really what comes in a can you cant open and eat?
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Spam Spam Spam Spam Spam.

When I was a boy scout and we'd go on hikes, we'd be outfitted with crackers, spam, bug juice, a few other things that escape me. We'd open the spam, slice it, and eat it between the crackers.

Spam has an indefinite shelf life and has the added attraction of being one of the few ways to keep a source of fat long term.
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Dinty Moore Beef Stew or pretty much anything on the soup aisle with "chunky" in it's name.
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MayDay bars.

I got me from Amazon. They last 5 years, taste like Apple cinnamon, and you only need a little water to eat.

These are all I keep in my BOB.
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Millennium bars...5 years shelf life and a few more flavors than the MayDay bars
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If hungry, there is not much that can't be eaten straight out of the container. I have eaten just about everything from chewing up an uncooked piece of elbow pasta to sushi.

As Goose said, Spam isn't bad straight out of the can either.

Sardines, Tuna, Kippers.
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Right off the top of my head, I say; Vienna Sausages, tuna, ranch style beans (or any of the like), chicken and rice soup (ditto) and beanie weenies. To name a few. Hope that helps!
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Freeze Dried Fruits (strawberries, bananas, apples).

+1 on the Moon Pie
Perhaps the finest preppers food available. (healthy dose of sarcasm!)
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Tiny canned shrimp. Stir that mess with some bottled cocktail sauce and a little extra horseradish, and rest your shrimp cocktail with a spoon or on crackers.

Damn if I'm not hungry now...
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Genuine Military MRE's. I know a guy that sells them....
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MRE's are expensive as a primary and longterm food source. But, for complete meals requiring no preparation that will last for 20 years in a BOB, car or closet they are ideal.

Get one case of MREs for $75-100 and put three of them in each BOB/location.

You only need your BOB, GHB, GOOD or survival kit for 2-3 days. You should use that time to get to your home or BOL where other longterm supplies have been already set aside.
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Downside to MREs is that they're heat sensitive. The only way you'll get 20 years out of them is in cool storage. In our heat, they don't make 3 years.
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