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It has been asked what type foods are available and suitable for use in a vehicle supply ( ie. BOB ).


Meal items are beginning to be sold in pouches in grocery stores. Go look at the stores in your area to see what they carry.

http://www.packworld.com/article-11061



In addition Tuna and other fish are sold in pouches.

http://www.chickenofthesea.com/product_search.aspx


Other fish products sold in pouches.

http://www.bumblebee.com/Products/Family/?Family_ID=1


There are the plastic cup Microwavable packaged food items ( such as pasta bowls ) which might serve well as vehicle food supplies.

Here a few examples.

http://www.healthychoice.com/products/products_fresh_mixers.jsp

http://www.shopfoodex.com/canned-foods-canned-goods-microwaveable-cups-c-1944_1401.html

http://www.hormelfoods.com/brands/dintyMoore/default.aspx

http://www.faribaultfoods.com/brands/pasta_select

http://www.campbellsoup.com/microwavable.aspx

http://www.walgreens.com/store/product.jsp?CATID=100638&navAction=jump&navCount=1&id=prod398067

Amazon.com: Progresso Soup, Minestrone, 15-Ounce Microwavable Bowls (Pack of 6): Grocery

http://www.nissinfoods.com/chowpasta/



The micowaveable can products may prove to be another choice.



Effects of Freezing On Foods in Microwaveable containers.

http://www.hormelfoods.com/faqs.aspx#can1

Microwaveable Containers
If the product is frozen, will it affect shelf life? Should I freeze the container in order to provide a longer shelf life?

We do not recommend freezing the container. Freezing will not harm the integrity of the container, but the quality of the product may suffer in loss of texture and flavor. For example, vegetables that have been processed have a tendency to lose both flavor and texture when frozen.

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Trail and Error is the Acid Test by which these type food products will be determind to meet the particular individual's circumstances. One should always field test all survival items.
 

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The question you have to ask is "How will the food in my car hold up/store in high heat and freezing temps?" MRE's for instance are supposed to stay good for 5 years or so if stored in 70 degree temps or lower, but if in 120 deg temps their life expectancy drops to only a couple years (please don't hold me to the numbers I'm doing this from memory, but you get the idea.)

For me, "in the car" foods have to be dried as this SW Florida sun will put the inside of my car at 140+ deg almost every day all summer long... For me it's the Datrex bars and Mountain House.

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From november to about april,I stay away from any foods that will solidy if frozen. Crackers,dry fruit trail mix,nuts,poptarts,granola bars,stuff like that seems to be pretty good.
 

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What ever you do........no can food, with the heat they would explode.

Best ones would be pouches and boxes......don't forget the water and a small heater.
 

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pack of cup o noodles here. unfortunately I keep eating them for lunch lol
 

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Best ones would be pouches and boxes......don't forget the water and a small heater.
Raman noodles will actually 'get done' in cold water in about an hour. Although, I would imagine everybody here would have a way of producing fire.
 

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What ever you do........no can food, with the heat they would explode...
Say what???

Consider that can was cooked at 160 degrees F after it was sealed and before it left the canning factory (that's how they kill organisms inside the can, giving a long shelf life). Short of having bacteria growing inside the can and creating a high pressure situation, totally unrelated to the temperature in the vehicle, why would the can explode in your car?

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Actually,hard freezing can cause cans to rupture.Look what it can do to schedule 40 steel pipes when frozen.If you do carry cans in the more moderate climates,they can be heated while you drive.Find a relatively flat spot on the engine,poke a small relief hole in the can,and either foil wrap ot tie it to that area on the motor.You can also cook potatoes and stuff on a motor.
 

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I keep granola, Mtn House, Mre's, but I have to keep restocking the stuff. Maybe I should put the bag out of arms reach. Might last longer.
 
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