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Eric Blumensaadt
(Danepacker) - MLife

Locale: Mojave Desert
Food Box on 03/10/2011 14:41:29 MST Print View

I have an entire Rubbermaid box filled with backpacking food. it's HEAVY B/C some of the food is retort pouch seafood and an occasional Spam slice. (It's good fried, diced and mixed with omlette.) True, a full food box is nice in case of a disaster but that hasn't happened in my life and I'm an Old Timer.

Anyway, I really must begin backpacking more and buying food less. My goal is to never have that box get much beyond half full. It will be my barometer of how much I hike.

Anyone else here have a really packed food box?

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Food Box on 03/10/2011 15:38:28 MST Print View

"Anyone else here have a really packed food box?"

I have a bunch of boxes that fill up one closet. #10 cans of f.d. food. Mountain House packages.

I use food out of it as the backpacking season progresses, but then I buy more also. It might come in handy if there is a big earthquake. I could probably feed my neighbors for a month.


Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Food Box on 03/10/2011 16:28:44 MST Print View

We do stock some foodstuffs in bulk, but we cycle through the stock.


Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Food Box on 03/10/2011 16:51:44 MST Print View

I have multiple Rubber maid bins :-D

But yeah, I work through it seasonally so it doesn't go stale or bad.

IMO though I have lived through natural disasters so while you might never need that 'bug out' kit...the one time you do it will be worth whatever it cost you!

I keep my food in the same area as the tubs with all the cooking gear. If need be Kirk knows to grab those main tubs were we to evacuate....

But yeah, nothing wrong with the box - just like any food storage do cycle through it and you won't feel guilty :-)

Matthew Marasco
(BabyMatty) - F

Locale: Western/Central PA, Adirondacks
re: on 03/12/2011 04:18:09 MST Print View

I've got myself a little stash box in my gear room packed with all sorts of Hawk Vittles, Packit Gourmet, Mountain House, etc. I've been stockpiling over the winter! Sarah, I actually just received your book in the mail today so I'm looking forward to throwing some homemade FBC meals in there as well! Plus I got a Nesco for Christmas soooo... looks like I've got quite the tasty Spring coming up!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: on 03/12/2011 10:02:00 MST Print View

And busy! ;-) Have fun drying!