Datrex 3600 Emergency Food Bar | US$8.45 | www.datrex.com
Bear Grylls is quite a public figure by now and while many have aspired by his myriad tactics for survival, not all are comfortable chewing on raw guts of a camel or sleep within its freshly gutted hide. there’s got to have a better way and as it turns out, other than astronaut’s food, there’s indeed a less ‘gut-wrenching’ way and that happens to come in the form of the Datrex 3600 Emergency Food Bar. dubbed as the ‘Blue Ratio’, it packs in 3,600 of calories (15,075 kj) in a compact package and promised not to provoke thirst – which is an important quality cos’ if you are consuming this, we might as well assume water is equally sacred too. well, if you don’t know what 3,600 calories meant to our bodies, then here’s a little guide: it is enough to give the energy you need for days of survival such as calling for help, trekking through the seeming endless thick vegetation and et cetera. it is approved by the US Coast Guard (we didn’t know they are munching on this, seriously) and it has five years of shelf life, thus making it suitable for stocking up for bad times or if you pack enough of them, let you live through years in the wilderness. as for the taste, we wouldn’t know until we tasted it but as far as survival goes, we are pretty cool with it. seriously, what could be worst than raw camel guts? you can grab yours for just $8.45 for a single package containing 18 chunks of 200 calories each.