Calorie Boosters For ECW Meals

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sand Spyder, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Sand Spyder

    Sand Spyder Monkey

    One of the chatters in a room I have was asking for suggestions on how to boost the calorie content of military Extreme Cold Weather meals. Now he's a big eater and want a 2500-3000 calorie meal when he repacks them. I suggested pemmican and a few Datrex bars but beyond that I drew a blank. When I asked in Shoutbox I was urged to start a thread on it. So here are the requirements he stated to me.
    Minimum three year shelf life.
    High calorie.
    High protein a plus.
    Compact with high nutritional value to size.
    No heating required.
    Hopefully the more experienced here will have better suggestions for him than I did.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator


    Never goes BAD, and easy to eat....
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
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  3. Sand Spyder

    Sand Spyder Monkey

    Just popped in to check this thread. Thanks BTPost, I'll pass that along to him.
  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    if he is in a extreme cold environment add fat, it won't go rancid for a while in the cold. It has more calories per oz and it makes all food taste better. Coco does have fat in it.
  5. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Pemmican would be my o to. I also carry oats. Easier to cook and ea than beans, high value in them.
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