Well, let’s see. Here are some of the foods I recommend you keep in your car kit. Some of these are personal preference, and some are what I keep min my car. First, however, I want to let you know I keep a minimum of two liters of water in my car kit as well as a bottle of iodine tablets so that I can purify water for drinking and/or cooking in the event I get stuck or decide to do some impromptu camping.
That said, here are the foods and components I keep in the kit:
- MREs – Meals Ready to Eat. I keep at least two in my truck. With as many as 3,000 calories in a meal, it has enough energy to keep you hiking for about 10 miles before you need to fuel up again…
- Oatmeal packets – Good for breakfast in a pinch providing you with some good carbs. I keep’em in my truck in the kit.
- Dehydrated vegetables – you can eat them dry or you can boil them up as a soup.
- Ramen Noodles – Why? They’re dehydrated, easy to store in your kit, you can eat them dry or cooked. A good source of complex carbohydrates. I put my dehydrated veggies in the pot with the water, boil them up, and then add the noodles. You get the carbs and more fiber in the noodles this way.
- Dehydrated soups in a bag – Generally a good source of carbs, fiber and protein, you can ration them because they are powdered.
- Dehydrated emergency foods – from such vendors such as Wise or Mountain House. You can buy Mountain House single serving packets at Walmart if you are so inclined…
- Power and Energy bars – I think these go without saying.
- Bag of trail mix from the grocery store.
Other items you may want to keep in your food portion of your kit:
- 18oz steel camping cup to boil water and cook food in.
- WWII style mess kit
- Mini stove with Trioxaine fuel bars
- One Gallon plastic zip-lock bags
- One five gallon collapsible water container
- Aluminum foil
So that is what I have in my kit in a backpack in my truck for food. It is always there in the event I need it.