During a crisis, food shortages are one of the most common problems. If you’ve been
a responsible prepper, you’d have stored enough food supplies such as grains, flour,
canned foods, etc.
Food bars are generally the best emergency type of foods to store. Unlike vegetables
and meat, these items can last a long time. While canned foods such as sardine and
tuna are great too; sometimes if you just want a quick meal without the hassle of
opening a can or cooking, a food bar will be an excellent substitute mean.
On Amazon, hundreds of reviews give high ratings to the extremely popular Datrex 3600
Emergency FoodBar. With the plethora of similar food bars available online, it’s
impressive that Datrex has performed so well as compared to competing brands. Each bar
contains around 200 calories. There are 18 bars in a pack. So, you’re looking at 3600
calories per pack. The bars are individually packaged for easy rationing and each bar
is relatively lightweight.
The Datrex 3600 emergency food Bar has the advantage of tasting good. Most of the reviews from
satisfied customers mentioned how the bar wasn’t overly sweet and had a pleasant taste
with a hint of coconut.
The bar itself is made with all-natural ingredients and doesn’t make you thirsty. The
low sugar content will make it suitable for diabetes patients too. This is a USCG
Some people may find the bar a little crumbly and dry. What you could do is break it up
into a bowl, pour some hot water to make it into a cereal-like paste and eat it. It’ll
be more filling and you’ll be satiated.
Ideally, you should buy this item and give it a try first before buying it in bulk.
It’s important that you like the taste of the food supplies you store. Ask your family
members to taste it and if they like it, you can buy the Datrex bars in bulk to save
on shipping costs.
Do note that it’s better to store freeze-dried foods in your bug-out bag. These bars
take up space and are heavier than freeze-dried food. Since you’ll be carrying your
bug-out bag, you do not want it to be cumbersome.
Of course you can use the side compartment of the bag to add 3 or 4 Datrex bars.
But generally, this is one of those food items that are best stored at home. During a
crisis, you can add a bar or two in your pocket or handbag so that you have some fuel
while on the go. It is highly convenient.
Datrex bars are not snacks. While you can eat them during emergencies, do not buy them
to eat daily if you have access to normal foods. These are not protein bars. Even
protein bars are high in sugar and other additives and not recommended for daily
Stick to normal food during peace time. Do remember to record the date of expiry when
you purchase the food bars. It will make it easier to remember when the bars expire
instead of going down into your basement to check on the stores.
If your bars expire in a month or two, you can use them for a camping trip or you may
consume one or two bars a week so that you slowly finish up your stores and they don’t
go to waste.