# Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Last night, Vikki and I taught the first version of a class on “survival cooking” for our local CERT program.  We talked about scenarios to plan for, what kind of food to store in case of emergency or disaster, and how to cook it once you find yourself there.  If you are interested, the handout from the class (with references) is here.  The class went quite well, and we got to eat the fruits of our labors. :-)  The biggest learning I came away with is that Datrex brand survival rations are much tastier than I would have thought. 
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 3:11:14 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I was surprised at your comments in the survival cooking PDF vis-a-vis MRE's. Generally, I have found them to be quite tasty, and when we used to keep them on hand for family 72-hour kits I had to keep them out of sight because my kids liked them too, and if they could they would eat them all up. My experience with the MRE heaters, too, differs considerably from yours. I found that they were effective and relatively easy to use, although most of the main MRE meals were good enough to eat cold.

I spent eight years in the Army infantry eating the old C-Rations, and I liked *most* of them, too.

Maybe I'm just weird.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 3:59:31 PM (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-07:00)
I must admit I've only tried a couple, so maybe I've just been eating the wrong ones. :)
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