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    MRE's / USA and foreign

    https://mremountain.com/ This site sells them
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKrhfYf3bJM This guy tests them , very interesting .

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    $85 for a 24hr pack? Seems a bit steep.

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    Gastrointestinal distress in multiple languages....
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    I wish we could find something similar in a soy free version for an emergency.

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    redman, how bad is the distress going to be if it's not soy-free?

    I know my allergy (not soy,) a couple epinephrine injectors, and maybe some Benadryl, probably be ok, talk to another medic asap, etc. Lots of people don't have even generic injectors.
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    Horrible headaches, vomiting and diarrhea. Not life threatening. Very miserable and somewhat incapacitating.

    Thing is, the teen daughter has the same issue now. It is not as bad as her mom, but bad enough and getting worse

    They both can tolerate some in food, but it build over several days, so even a very small amount daily will put her in misery after two or three days.

    Going out to eat, with very few exceptions, is a bad plan. Mexican (small local restaurants only) and sushi (no soy sauce) are two of the few things we can enjoy safely.

    Chain restaurants are terrible. Even something like breakfast is bad as now most of the oils and nonstick sprays actually contain soy.

    I bought a case of pilot biscuits and can't use them as two of the three adults are now intolerant of the soy.

    Anyway, if she had to, we could use a little soy food with a lt of other stuff to dilute it, but that sure makes the point of grab and go long term emergency food a moot point.

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    You can use this mix of MRE's to put together your own type of quick food packs from the grocery shelf .

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    How about the single-ingredient freeze-dried foods from emergency essentials? Still my go-to, since Thrive uses so many of ”here's a complete thing, with our seasoning blend!" (And doesn't list the seasonings, and it's a common enough one that makes my mouth & nose start swelling.)
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    To be fair, both have good single-ingredient foods like the fruit, and I haven't had trouble with the yogurts. They taste good straight up, and rehydrate ok, but with soy issues, I would want label info. Also, talk to Mark (? I'm used to just thinking of him as armor dude,) I believe his wife has more allergies than anyone I know.
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    Lynn, we have freeze dried and dehydrated foods that are ok, but right now, I keep a few packets of emergency go food, no heating, no cooking at the ready. Nothing has a decent shelf life though. That is where an mRe shines. Tornado, bad storm, local evac for something like a gas leak, etc, I would love to have a long shelf life, quick meal on the go.

    We had a gas leak that kept up out of our home for 2 days. It overwhelmed the local restaurants with people, motels were packed, and so on. It just would have been much simpler to have something like an mre. The same as when I get stuck at the clinic on snow days for several days running. I can get out, but there is nowhere to go if I do.

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