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Datrex Emergency Rations

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:49 pm
by JT1991
Hey everyone,

Just bought this for $8.50 at my local sporting goods store. A vacuum pack of Datrex Multi Purpose Emergency Rations. 18 bars, 3600 calories. Good for 5 years and I'm sure even longer if stored properly.

Have any of you had these or something similar?
Take care all.

- JT1991

Re: Datrex Emergency Rations

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:44 pm
by elandil
Yes. I keep the datrex bars in both vehicles, and in my camping gear. They are about like a thick cookie, crumbles real easy, strong hints of coconut.

Tastewise I actually prefer the lemony flavor of the Mainstay bars, but the individual wrapping of the datrex bars tends to keep them the winner.

I will also use them to boist MRE desserts....added crumbled to spiced apples makes it like an apple cobbler, and gives an interesting texture and boost of flavor to the applesauces.

Re: Datrex Emergency Rations

Posted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:02 pm
by JT1991
elandil wrote:Yes. I keep the datrex bars in both vehicles, and in my camping gear. They are about like a thick cookie, crumbles real easy, strong hints of coconut.

Tastewise I actually prefer the lemony flavor of the Mainstay bars, but the individual wrapping of the datrex bars tends to keep them the winner.

I will also use them to boist MRE desserts....added crumbled to spiced apples makes it like an apple cobbler, and gives an interesting texture and boost of flavor to the applesauces.
Nice! I've heard good things about the lemon flavored ones. I'll have to get some of those. Thanks for the reply. Take care.

Re: Datrex Emergency Rations

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:39 pm
by parafireboy
I've used those for years now in the survival kit in my truck. I like that they are packaged well, have a long shelf life, and are impervious to freezing (something that happens occasionally here in Montana :wink: ). They taste pretty good, though they are calorie-dense (as they are designed to be), so you want to be careful not to eat them like cookies, haha.

Re: Datrex Emergency Rations

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:54 pm
by shawker71
I have had the Datrex but keep a supply of the UST brand that are Apple Cinammon