Emergency food

What do you eat and drink on the playa? Share ideas, recipes and advice here.
User avatar
Kikikukiki
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:24 pm
Burning Since: 2018
Location: KL, Malaysia
Contact:

Emergency food

Postby Kikikukiki » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:00 pm

Hi all.

Was browsing WallMart online web and stumble upon Augason Emergency Food. We dont have them here. The reviews are positive and good. Have a good and stable shelf live, no refrigeration and easy mix. Price range from USD 8 to about USD 70 with multiple servings.

Question: Did anybody tried it for BM?
How about for a larger camps (feeding multiple burners)?

I bet if you already had them for emergency situations and near to expiry date/ best before date, it may be a good time to try and replenish a fresh supply at home.

There are some at USD 8 that I could try for my solo burn.
So many IF's but I'm still planning ahead! Burning Man 2018 here I come! SOLO YOLO 8)

User avatar
Popeye
Posts: 529
Joined: Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:39 pm
Burning Since: 2013
Location: Where the east wind blows

Re: Emergency food

Postby Popeye » Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:34 pm

https://www.google.com/search?q=eplaya% ... gws_rd=ssl

https://www.google.com/search?ei=KLQ8Wo ... xcC5WrUctM

You can google eplaya: whatever topic you are interested in for a lot more information.
nobody wants to live in a world with only one flavor...

User avatar
Sham
Moderator
Posts: 7971
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:10 am
Location: The hidden mythical place.....

Re: Emergency food

Postby Sham » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:31 am

Personally, I would spend my money on more "real" food for the week. You will end up paying a large premium for this shelf stable food when you could buy fresher food that only has to last a week.
I have tried the freeze dried food, and it seems to give me stomach distress. I do have a large pail of this at home, but hope I never really have to eat it.
Given a choice, I would make a large list of all the food and drinks you think you'll need for the week, and buy what you need in a grocery store.

User avatar
Token
Posts: 3553
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 2:55 pm
Burning Since: 2001
Location: Gold Country, CA

Re: Emergency food

Postby Token » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:25 am

Ice, both block and crushed, is sold on playa and is used for keeping things cold in camping coolers.

Do a search as noted above with google and you can get great information on this topic.

User avatar
Captain Goddammit
Posts: 7849
Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2003 9:34 am
Burning Since: 2000
Camp Name: First Camp
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: Emergency food

Postby Captain Goddammit » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:50 pm

One of the awesome things at Burning Man is eating like a king.
Man, emergency rations... that’s eating like a dog. An abused dog.

Bring real food, especially for a camp of several people!!
GreyCoyote: "At this rate it wont be long before he is Admiral Fukkit."
Delle: Singularly we may be dysfunctional misfits, but together we're magic.

User avatar
gaminwench
Posts: 2677
Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:57 am
Burning Since: 1999
Camp Name: DOTA, EoD, OBOP, Destiny Lounge
Location: Shangri-la

Re: Emergency food

Postby gaminwench » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:58 am

Actual yummy food is SO GOOD in the desert. 8)
"the prophecies of doom were better last year" trilo

User avatar
TT120
Posts: 1652
Joined: Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:43 pm
Burning Since: 2012
Camp Name: Orphans TOO!
Location: Sacramento, CA.
Contact:

Re: Emergency food

Postby TT120 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:43 am

I bring some fresh food as well as some camping or survival food. Sometimes I don't feel like cooking or just don't have time to prepare something so a quick Mountain House or MRE is just the ticket. Any fresh food that won't make it a week in the cooler gets eaten early in the week and I always bring more than enough so I can share as well.

Appetites get all wonky out there, some people don't eat nearly as much as normal and others get ravenous. How it will affect you is anyone's guess.
Life's a bitch, then you go to Burning Man - Unjonharley

W6BJD

User avatar
Savannah
Moderator
Posts: 12377
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Burning Since: 2018

Re: Emergency food

Postby Savannah » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:12 am

Emergency food/Camping food is always egregiously priced. I refuse to shell out for that--but I don't like cooking on the playa either.

This is my favorite thread about quick, easy, normally priced food.

Realistic non-cooler based menu planning
viewtopic.php?t=35430

The dry ice thread might be a good one for someone who wants to bring high quality food, such as fresh meat, and doesn't have an RV kitchen.

Dry Ice
viewtopic.php?t=3232
*** 2017 Survival Guide ***

"I must've lost it when I was twerking at the trash fence." -- BBadger

"Snark away, ePlaya, you magnificent bastards." -- McStrangle

User avatar
Kikikukiki
Posts: 9
Joined: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:24 pm
Burning Since: 2018
Location: KL, Malaysia
Contact:

Re: Emergency food

Postby Kikikukiki » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:46 am

Yup. That is the direction im heading. Been browsing Wall Mart online for all the stuff I will need. To my suprise, the prices are cheaper even after i factored in the 4x exchange rate. That to say everything back home is overly priced. Eg 6 to 10x. Omg!
So many IF's but I'm still planning ahead! Burning Man 2018 here I come! SOLO YOLO 8)

User avatar
Token
Posts: 3553
Joined: Tue Sep 02, 2003 2:55 pm
Burning Since: 2001
Location: Gold Country, CA

Re: Emergency food

Postby Token » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:01 am

Kikikukiki wrote:That to say everything back home is overly priced. Eg 6 to 10x. Omg!


True, but when you get sick with strep throat back home you go to the doctor and they make you better.

Here, we go to the Leech, where they use a blue jay to peck at your ear.

While you are doing that you are calling your accountant to see if you can afford to see a doctor.

If you are lucky, you can, and then you call your doctor and the earliest appointment is 6 weeks from now.

So you end up going the emergency room where you wait for 8 hours and they give you a course of antibiotics, charge you $800 per pill.

So there you go, cheap fast food but ridonculous medicine.

Fair trade, plus a hint of new age Darwinism.

User avatar
ACfromSAC
Posts: 297
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:14 pm
Burning Since: 2019
Camp Name: SLAYER!

Re: Emergency food

Postby ACfromSAC » Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:16 am

If you're looking for something easy and delicious, look into Tasty Bites (http://tastybite.com/). Boil water, throw the bag in (unopened) & let it heat up for a few minutes. Serve and enjoy. Really tasty food, minimal cleanup required. Plus on cold nights, something warm in your tummy hits the spot.


Return to “Food & Drink”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AfricanFire and 2 guests