Walmart has Long Storage Foods

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by GeoMonkey, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. GeoMonkey

    GeoMonkey Monkey++

    We rarely shop at Walmart, but in a visit tonight I was shocked to find lots of #10 cans containing Freeze-dried foods.
    I got a couple of Honey-Coated Banana slices for $8.69 each, so prices are preety reasonable.

    And "no" I don't work for or own stock in Wally-Mart, just sharing a bargain ;)
  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    The ONLY setback or problem is with #10 cans is that once they are opened, you have to use them in a shorter amount of time...But they are nice, most being lightweight and easy to store! Then you open that can of worms (see: which came first, the chicken or the egg!) Some view canned foods as better, as they already are ready to eat, no liquids required, and others see dehydrated foods as better, being lighter in weight. It's 6 of one and a half dozen of another. I have both! Canned for "right now" food, and canned and dehydrated or vacuum packed dried foods,used as needed. You can make meals of either or....
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  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    No #10 cans at my local Wally's yet, but they have replaced the MH packet meals with the Coleman brand. Smaller packet, 'fancy' meal names. May try a couple to compare with MH.
    Every so often our Publix Grocery will stock emergency items, and I have gotten some "Heater Meals", familiar to many OTR truckers. Not bad tasting, but those heaters WORK! They do get HOT! The fumes would make me NOT want to try one in a truck/van cab or a tent.
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  4. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    I know a guy here that made up his own "heaters", using iron powder (filings) and the powdered citric acid...Just add water and zowie they rock!
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  5. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    Powdered magnesium, salt, and iron filings plus water equals HEAT as well. That is what MRE heaters are made from. If you are McGuyver-esque, filings from a magnesium bicycle frame, a salt packet from a take out meal, and filings from a wrought iron fence (equal portions by weight)...mix in a heat resistant container, add a small amount of water, and BADA BING you got heat. CAUTION: The water will boil (yes it gets THAT hot) and there will be a release of hydrogen gas - THIS GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. Do this in a well ventilated area, away from open flames.

    Do not forget the MOST common prepper/survivalist source of on hand nearly pure magnesium - the fire starter.

    Other common places magnesium can be found: HERE

    Since magnesium has just 64% of the density of aluminum, it is used in a wide variety of industrial applications. It is found most commonly in cars. Of course, because it is soft, it is most often alloyed with other metals.
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  6. bountyhunter

    bountyhunter Monkey+

    does anyone know what section of store the #10 cans of freeze-dried are located in? food section or camping area? my local wm has reg #10 cans fruits and veg located in canned food aisles
  7. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Have not seen them here ...yet! Costco and Sams club has some,but many are order only...not on the shelves here.
  8. Willie51

    Willie51 Monkey+

    Geo, thanks for the heads up. Will go today and look. What section did you find them?
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