Piratesunday: Stacking of Datrex Emergency Bars

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Inflatable Dinghy by H Sollermann under Pixabay

“Black birds tend to like and keep her shiny things.” ~ The Bloody Raven

Back in late 2014 is when I first began to realize that our current financial system was destined to crumble. While it is debatable how and when this would occur, the sensible time to start was now. I was in a temporary transition between positions in the company with cash flow a bit tight but manageable to make some soft preparations for the coming economic upheaval. I got my own ideas how such an event can precipitate but I will leave that to another post.

There will be supply line interruptions and therefore food shortages. I wasn't going to wait until hyperinflation or panic buying to prompt me to act. With each shopping trip I buy a few extra canned goods with reasonably long Best Before dates to tuck away. This will fit the bill with short-termed 1 to 3 year shelf-life foods that my kids already like. I just make sure to rotate this stock on a regular basis. I’ll take up canning one of these days.

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Then I come to this longer termed food solution. Datrex Bars, and you may have though this was about silver bars but no it isn’t. So, I have strategically placed a 5 Troy ounce Sunshine mint silver bar for a size comparison and in keeping with #silvergoldstacker rules. It was inexpensive, novel, 5-year shelf life, on sale, and I had these since early 2015 and now past it's nominal expiration date of October 2019. It’s time to taste test this well after it’s time.

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The listed natural ingredients are; Wheat flour, Vegetable shortening, cane sugar, water, coconut, and salt. Surprisingly no preservatives. Each 720gram package of 18 – 40gram bars supplies 3600kCal of food energy.

Datrex Emergency food bars are very basic and are originally designed for lifeboat survival needs though also useful in other survival situations and travel to remote locations of very limited logistics. And like any sensible Stacking Pirate Captain mom thinking of quick emergency food options, we'll give it a try. So, we inflated the rubber dinghy in the back yard and check with the crew's taste test.

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The Crew reports a passing grade but would have preferred it a little sweeter and that can be fixed with little spread of fruit jam.
I was kidding about the dinghy.

The Bloody Raven’s opinion?

Even after almost two years past date, Palatable. It still has a faint taste of coconut but markedly less taste from when I first tried this over five years ago at the price of $9 CAD per 720gram package.

Today’s price from my same retailer $11 CAD. (And now, Non-GMO too.)
What would the price be during the Anger phase of an Economic collapse with hyperinflation???!

Feeding my family in a time of crisis must be planned before a chaotic reset happens. Hopefully enough until the Anger phase subsides, and reasonable order is maintained. Stacking adequate storable food can be as important as Stacking Precious metals or Crypto because I would hate to pay an ounce of silver for a can of beans. When things come down, I'd rather be at home than out there fighting a hungry mob at the grocery store.

I’ll be ordering another case of fresh Datrex bars to stow away for the next 5 years alongside my other preparations.

Stacking precious metals and crypto is only part of the survival plan.

Aye, so what have you done to prepare for the coming storm?

Thank you for coming aboard my blog today!



The #piratesunday tag is the scurvy scheme of Captain @stokjockey for #silvergoldstackers pirates to proudly showcase their shiny booty and plunder for all to see. Landlubbers arrrh…welcomed to participate and be a Pirate at heart so open yer treasure chests an’ show us what booty yea got!

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P. Image under Pixabay
R. Clip art from 123RF
W. Wiki Commons


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Canning is a love/ hate relationship if there ever was.. I remember canning as a kid.. we would be up all night.. one year we canned 110 quarts of green beans... picked.. washed... snapped.. it took 2 days.. and to this day I still hate green beans

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Ha ha, I currently don't grow enough to warrant canning yet but should I need to, I can convert every square inch of my suburban grass into as much productive veggie garden as possible. It would still be much less than your 110 quarts. I do love Beans.

Thanks for commenting @davedickeyyall

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Much !LUV and Positive Higher Vibrations on @PirateSunday @Kerrislravenhill, This is Going to be a BIG WEEK Ahead..........

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A good Pirate captain looks after the welfare of his or her crew. Man does not live on Hardtack and Rum alone but with a well thought out meal plan for those hard and stormy times.

Good to see you again Captain @stokjockey

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Well i haven’t bought any deep storage food. I always have plenty of beef jerky and other vacuum packed items ready in case. I do vacuum with moisture absorbers so my stuff can handle deep storage. I rotate stock about once a year. All my stuff has tasted very fresh still when opened.

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Sounds much better than a 17th century ship's menu of Hardtack bread, pickled cabbage, limes, salted pork and room temperature rum.
My two sons seem to have a taste for Teriyaki style beef Jerky every once in a while.

Thanks for commenting @silverd510

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I wouldn’t eat that crap. That’s good. I make my own beef jerky most of the time. Well not lately

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It is good to be planning for your family for any eventuality sis!
I too am stack with basic supplies. Which reminds me to cycle them through.

Hugs and Kisses sis 🥰🌺🤙!

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Picking up a few extra cans when they are on sale helps with the annual food budget Sis.
These Datrex bars are okay in a pinch with a pretty good shelf life that can be stretched a year or two. 2 Bars will do me fine as a quick breakfast these last few mornings with a glass of milk or cup of coffee without needing to open any of the freeze dried, nitrogen packed 25 year shelf life entrees. Yes, I have those too.
Then again, I don't really have a dinghy either.

Always, with love 🤗 🌺 💖

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I have done nothing! But after the cluster that was 2020… I always keep an extra pack on TP on hand. 😄

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I began as simply picking up an extra few cans of food every shopping trip. And I don't underestimate the value of decent quality toilet paper either. 😀 "Squeezing the Charmin." 🤗

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@kerrislravenhill I admire how prepared you are for an eventuality, I can imagine how sorted you must have your stuff. Excellent!!!

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No one can predict how things will be like when the system flips. We can hope it will be soft and orderly. But looking at the news I feel certain it would be crazy.
"Hope for the Best, plan for the Worst."

Thanks for the comment @mjvdc

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Hey @kerrislravenhill! We too, have stocked canned goods and do the rotation thing. There is also a company called Augason Farms.https://www.augasonfarms.com/

We purchased gallon sized cans of foods from them back in 2008. Most of their stuff has a 25-35 year shelf life if not opened! They even had a garden in a can that you could purchase should a time come when you couldn't get food, but could grow your own. I even have a can of real beef in gallon size, stored for some time in the future......just in case! They used to be fairly economical; I'm not sure now as I just got the weblink for you and haven't had time to browse. They are also available on Amazon. Just food for thought......(pun intended!). Thanks for sharing sis! Have a good week ahead!💜🌻🤗

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I have a similar product stowed away in my home of 25 year shelf life foods. I did say I have other preparations, in the form of 5 large food buckets "Wise Foods" And I got them just before the Pandemic hit too.

You link looks good and I wonder if they can ship to Canada? There seems issues when shipping food across borders. I always though it would be great ideal.
The Canadian products I have are more pricey but good quality. With the high inflation on food this year the freeze dried long termed Foods may turn out a good food investment.

Everyone should have some of these Foods stored away for emergencies. Thanks @elizabethbit

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You bet sis! Check with amazon.ca and see if they offer it there. Amazon here sells it as well. Take care!💜🤗🌻

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Very good to read that you prepare for emergency's @kerrislravenhill! I see Liz has already added a link to Augason Farms....
They have a good selection of long term storage foods, that are delicious!
Years ago we started to put up store bought canned foods, and quickly learned that rotation is a must.
We had to toss some that we didn't rotate....my bad Lol!🙃

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I'm already ahead of the Long termed food game. As I wrote to Liz, that I currently have 5 big buckets of 25+ year long termed food. And like Stacking silver I add to the food stack as well. When it all comes down this stock could be a lifesaver.

Thanks @silvertop

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Very, very true @kerrislravenhill, it's good to be prepared!
Now you need 5 big buckets of precious metal😇
"Liz don't we need some more Silver Lol"!!🤣

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To stock for the raining days is a very good idea. I am glad you got the insight earlier to stock because some people are not so lucky sometimes to stock earlier maybe due to money problems or no insight all.
That's why it's good to plan ahead.

This is amazing! Keep it up. Our pirate nurse 💕

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I never really cared about math until I understood budgeting and economics sticking to a savings plan as soon as I graduated as a Nurse. For years I saw the buying power of my earnings don't jive with Government numbers. Cost of living rising faster than most of my modest wage increases.

I learned a lot on Economic theories from communities like LeoFinance and other Financial communities on the internet and the evidence of the current system's weaknesses are alarming. It won't be localized like, Wiemar Germany, Hungary, Zimbabwe, and Venezuela as examples but a global one where there would be no escape of the effects.

It's why I am saving in precious metals and Crypto currencies like Hive as a Life Boat for my savings and future earnings.

Thanks for visiting @esther-emmanuel, and joining Hive is a great place for us.

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These bars look great as a Breakfast substitute along with a glass of milk especially when I don't feel like having a big breakfast. Need to split a case of them?

PD

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