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Dbltapglock
05-27-2012, 21:43
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UneasyRider
05-28-2012, 05:38
Has anyone ordered from this company? Got any feedback? I just ordered some of their samples. The downside to this food is that it requires about 4 cups of water to prepare, so you would need to have access to a lot of water.

You are going to need a lot of water to live anyway, I would give them a try! Please report back and let us know what you think.

NBT
05-28-2012, 06:03
Yes, company is GTG.... I ordered the 1 month food supply's after taking advantage of the "Try 6 free". I received the order promptly, since your ordering right from the MFG.
I/we also have a month of Mountain House here as well.
The E-Foods does taste slightly better than Mountain House IMHO...both are certainly better than a standard MRE.

On a side note...I didn't know that Sams Club offers meals ready to eat...

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/category.jsp?navAction=pop&categoryId=1760103

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 10:47
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Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 10:48
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DoctaGlockta
05-28-2012, 10:54
I looked at them some time ago. They seemed to be a dried soup company. Not a lot of selection. Prices seemed a little rich for what you got (dehydrated soup). I opted for Mountain house and others. Good luck.

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 13:06
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cowboy1964
05-28-2012, 14:04
I tried their samples once, wasn't too impressed with the taste. I'm sticking with MREs and Mountain House.

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 14:18
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SFCSMITH(RET)
05-28-2012, 14:59
The only downside to those two is the shelf life, which is significantly less than efoodsdirect. I do have a bunch of MREs though.

Mountain house is 30 years.. what is this companies claim?

mac66
05-28-2012, 15:28
I kinda of like these guys. They have lots of specials and the food is pretty good.

http://gofoodsglobal.com/products/

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 15:54
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Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 17:33
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Pardoner
05-28-2012, 19:16
I kinda of like these guys. They have lots of specials and the food is pretty good.

http://gofoodsglobal.com/products/


I have serious issues with a company that advertises and misleads people with a "1 month supply" that gives you less than 1000 cal/day... That is if you also have a serving of whey milk (only 16 servings available) and one of the fruit snacks (only 8 servings available).

If you don't have a fruit snack and the whey milk, you are under 700 cal.


efoodsdirect are doing the same exact thing. You better be eating their "bonus" items to get yourself to 900 cal/day.

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 19:20
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Pardoner
05-28-2012, 19:27
Dang! Good observation dude.

I just love this part from the lawsuit filed against COSTCO for doing the same exact crap!


14. To put things in perspective, the Nazis provided concentration camp inmates at
Auschwitz with a diet of 1,300 calories per day for light work prisoners and 1,700 calories for
hard labor. The average prisoner at Auschwitz died of starvation within three months on this diet.
Of the many millions murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz, probably just as many died from the
effects of starvation as perished in the infamous gas chambers. Costco’s “Emergency Food
Supply – Three month food supply for one person” would therefore provide approximately onethird
the daily caloric intake of the starvation diet that the Nazis imposed at Auschwitz.

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 19:31
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Pardoner
05-28-2012, 19:42
To take it another step.

I put myself on a 1500 cal/day diet for a couple weeks last year with a lot more protein than these products supplied while I continued to do my normal work routine (a lot of walking, but not too physical). I also cheated on the weekends.

I lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks..... If we look at that long term, yes my body would slow it's metabolism, but these products carry very little protein and you won't be able to cheat on the weekends like I did. That would be 60 lbs in 3 months if you carry it out. I think a family member you have me "Baker Acted" after the second month.

Baker Act is kind of a FL term that allows for involuntary examination for up to 72 hrs.

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 20:13
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Pardoner
05-28-2012, 20:51
Definitely not a 1 month supply when you look at the caloric content, so overpriced. Looking at Mountainhouse, seems they have the same amount of calories, so not much difference between these products. MREs definitely have more calories, just a very short shelf life in comparison.

The BIG difference is that Mountainhouse is not advertising their product as a "1 month", "3 month" or whatever starvation diet you choose.

These companies are intentionally misleading the uninformed masses.

A few posts ago you were thinking "WOW! A great and easy way to store a month's worth of food! All in one bucket!". You took the time to ask and educate yourself.

You could have purchased a few buckets thinking you now have 3 months of food stored up for an emergency. Now what happens to the family when the emergency really happens?

These crooks won't be anywhere to be found by your starving family.

Store the shelf stable basics: rice, beans, etc along with Mtnhouse.

Count out the calories... a cup of rice is 200 cal and add a serving of Mthhouse beef stew on top of the rice is 200 plus a couple of their pilot crackers for another 100. That puts you at 500 for that meal. Not counting what you drink. Your already half way to what those buckets give you for the whole day.

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 20:57
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Pardoner
05-28-2012, 21:11
At least the Sam's Club give you some more information:

Packed with over 50 different products, Augason Farms 4 Person 1 Year Kit ensures you will have a wide variety of foods to choose from and provides over 1,200 calories per day for an entire year. Augason Farms crafts their food for both everyday and food storage use

"Over 1,200 calories per day"..... How many average consumers know that the FDA suggests 2,400 to 2,600 for a moderately active adult male 31-50 years old?

Pardoner
05-28-2012, 21:15
I appreciate the info, it's big bucks we are talking about. Might still get some from different companies, but with the realization that it is not a 1 month supply etc. I am definitely better aware now and know what to look for and what to expect.


It does get expensive.... I do wish I stocked up on a lot more MtnHouse back in the days of the group buys.

The mylar bags in buckets with O2 absorbers isn't too expensive for shelf stable stuff and I watch for Mtnhouse on sale to add variety. With its 25-30 year shelf-life, you can add a couple cases here and there without having to worry about rotation.

You can go cheap and live on rice and beans, but would you want to for any long period of time?

I have the rice and beans, but with Mtnhouse to keep things interesting.

Dbltapglock
05-28-2012, 21:28
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SFCSMITH(RET)
05-29-2012, 05:59
2 things to note..

Factory prepared dehydrated and freeze dried is THE most expensive way to put back emergency rations. It can be quick, and easy to do though, but you HAVE to be aware of the calories you are putting back, not some arbitrary serving number (which the OP is all over now..)

You put back rice and beans.. and all the stuff you want to put/have with them to avoid menu fatigue.. but in an emergency, darned if you can't live on just rice and beans.. heck doesn't have to be an emergency.. had 'em last night, along side a 2" pork chop and grilled asperagas..

There are many guides out there to help you get started in both storage and using your storage..

Dbltapglock
05-29-2012, 22:43
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UneasyRider
05-30-2012, 06:07
I can definitely survive on rice and beans and use the dehydrated stuff just to dress them up.

Me too! I love rice and beans right now so in a SHTF scenario I don't have to worry a lot about losing weight. I will add just about anything to rice and beans, a can of chicken and a can of green beans makes for a nice dinner.

Dbltapglock
06-18-2012, 20:41
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NBT
06-19-2012, 07:01
Just got this in the email....


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Pardoner
06-19-2012, 07:18
[QUOTE=LibertyGlock;19104834] It took 5 cups of water to cook and made 4 servings.

It actually filled me up


http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q571/libertyglock/IMG-20120618-00343.jpg


Remember they actually expect you to eat 1/4 of that packet for a meal.... ie 262 calories.

That makes these a pretty bad deal for food storage.

At $9.95 for shipping on their "Free Sample", I could go to my local grocery store and buy similar dried mixes for less.

And it would taste great!

http://beprepared.com/

Has 20% off Mountain House.

Dbltapglock
06-19-2012, 08:37
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DoctaGlockta
06-19-2012, 08:57
[quote=Pardoner;19106149]

Yes, I'm keeping that in mind. I'm getting both efoods and Mountain House and for the most part I don't plan to use these foods as stand alone meals, but to dress up rice and beans. Since my kids liked the sample, it wouldn't be a bad idea to get some.

IMO if you are just getting soups from EFD go to www.costco.com (http://www.costco.com) and look at their buckets of food storage. Soups in there and lower cost.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11649759&search=emergency&Mo=77&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=emergency&Ntt=emergency&No=32&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

Pardoner
06-19-2012, 09:14
[quote=LibertyGlock;19106398]

IMO if you are just getting soups from EFD go to www.costco.com (http://www.costco.com) and look at their buckets of food storage. Soups in there and lower cost.

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11649759&search=emergency&Mo=77&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=emergency&Ntt=emergency&No=32&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

This looks like a FAR better deal for the $99.00. It actually gets you to 2100 cals for 30 days in one bucket.

efoods one month pack runs $149.00 and doesn't come close to the calorie count you need.

kirgi08
06-19-2012, 09:36
Read the stats folks,calories/fats are the base.'08.

Dbltapglock
06-20-2012, 16:51
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UneasyRider
06-20-2012, 20:01
That looks like a great deal at Costco. Do they have that at all of their stores?