Getting Started, MRE’s, and Igloos

The SurvivalCache newsletter features links to articles I find throughout the week on other Survivalist’s Blogs that I want to share with our readers. This week we have getting started tips for new survivalists, everything you ever wanted to know about MRE’s, and how to build an igloo.

1. Erich over at TacticalIntelligence.net put together a good article for new survivalists that addresses the question “How should I start food storage?” His suggestions are simple, easy, and not overwhelming.

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Getting started with food storage

2. The TEOTWAWKI Blog pulled a great article out of his archives this week all about MRE’s The article covers military versus commercial meals, buying tips, pros and cons, shelf life, storage, taste, and other tips.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about MRE’s

3.  Check out this youtube video on building igloos.  (click here)

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20 thoughts on “Getting Started, MRE’s, and Igloos”

    • hey all,

      one of the things that is often forgotten in your gear listings is BOOKS. they can help the most inexperienced person learn about how to survive without all the bulky gear. Yes the gear is some times nice but like Tom Brown Jr. I love making my own tools like flint knapping a knife or using a forge and making my own nails, knifes, or in one case a tomahawk. you can learn the skills needed before the call goes out but keep the gear for those that dont know what you know.

      that is just my thoughts on it.
      Chuck

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      • The pork patty was AWESOME! Same for the dehydrated beef puck, err.. patty. I’d love to have a few hundred of those in my stash now.

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  1. Hey everyone. Question for you all. I have been looking for some Cases of MRE's for sale, and the best deal is 12 meals for $73 found @ http://tinyurl.com/3h3kbs3 What is the best place to find MRE's and at about how much? is this the best we can do? after the math i got about $6 a meal, which is not bad, but buying all the meals at once is a good chunk of cash…
    -We cant afford to wipe with $100 bills, but knowledge is free, study up.

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  2. MRE’s may taste good at first or once in a while. Anyone who has ever had to eat them routinely or for an extended period of time will hate them. The novelty disappears very quickly. If you’re looking to buy some, try to find a Reservist or Guards member. They often have some on hand. I know a lot of guys who would bring their own food to weekend exercises in the field because they knew we’d get MRE’s. The MRE’s get picked through for the candy and thrown away or they end up in their gear closet at home.

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