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Old 09-05-2017, 04:13 PM
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So I keep a Get Home Bag in both of our vehicles and add more items to it for the Winter. I try and keep food that will stay good through temperature changes such as Nuts, Canned tuna, chocolate, freeze dried fruit, etc.

What type of food do you keep in your GHB during the colder months?
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Great question! When I lived in New Hampshire in the 1980s the climate was very similar to yours in MN. We didn't call it a GHB then, but it served the same purpose. Primary objective was to be able to melt water from snow and to boil it to kill giardia and to hydrate rations and make hot beverages to warm up.

Carried an MSR multi-fuel stove, a quart of K1 fuel, 2 liter pot, USGI canteen cup and spoon. Lots of teabags, dry soup mix, freeze-dried LRP-CW rations, maple syrup, sugar cubes, tinned evaporated milk, Red Feather tinned butter, WASA crispbread, instant oatmeal, etc.
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A good book. If you're stranded, you're going to get bored. If there's more than one of you: playing cards, dice, board games (Yahtzee!!).

A like to have a couple boxes of various granola bars in the truck for food.
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For winter, I remove the meal replacement bars that I carry during summer because they freeze into solid blocks that will break your teeth when you bite into one. I put a jar of "chunky" peanut butter with a spoon into my GHB. A single jar should last me the 2-3 days it will take me to walk home plus it has lots of protein.

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Mine is more of a INCH bag but...

I have the packaged tuna in my bag because it's a lot lighter than canned. It even comes in different flavors. Also hot coacoa. Small Stanley kit and alcohol stove for boiling water.

I keep some Mountain House (chicken & taters, breakfast skillet) in my vehicle.
Dry foods that only need water like Easy Mac, Zatarans beans and rice, and instant Oatmeal. Some box dinners have a decent amount of nutrition and shelf life. A larger Stanley cooking kit. Granola bars, nuts, jerky. Hot chocolate. Bottled water. The water rarely freezes at work and even though my garage isn't heated, but is attached, the water doesn't freeze overnight.

It's not food related but I strongly recommend a Stanley Fatmax 700 or other similar jumpstarter. Not only as a jumpstarter but it also has an air compressor for putting air in the tires. I can charge my phone via USB, or power a portable electric heater for a few hours with an AC adaptor. It also has a light for seeing under the hood but it's not very bright. I can recharge the jumpstarter itself when the car is running. I can't tell you how often I run into people while coming out of a store, who need a jump. Even if they have cables, they are still at the mercy of a stranger. It's inexpensive at about $50.

Fix-a-flat will freeze and become utterly useless in winter.
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Assorted granola/energy bars. Can be thawed on the defroster vents if I'm stuck or inside a shirt or pants pocket under my coat or bibs. Even just dropped inside a tucked in shirt if no pockets for some reason. Could even stick between my sock and leg.
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Canteens over camelbaks (or other brand hydration pouches with tubes). The water in the tube of a Camelbak will freeze on you as I've found with experience during winter drills in New Hampshire.

If you don't want to use canteens use water bottles or nalgene bottles of some sort.

Keep in mind your GHB is simply to get home. You shouldn't need tons and tons of high speed low drag gear and weeks worth of food an water.

Mountain House should do you well as it is freeze dried food and just needs water.

An MRE or two is a great choice as well.
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