Intro Survival Guide
Rev "A" 10/01/2010
Weather Proof Bucket
Costco Item # 104893
The entre' item, "Vegetable Barley Soup" was selected at random from
the bucket. Instructions call for the contents of the five serving
packet (~ a one cup mixture of vegetables and barley) to be added to
five cups of boiling water and then simmered for 25 min. The current
interest was a quick meal, so after bringing two cups of water to a
boil in a Jetboil, 1/2 the package was added and simmered for 10 min.,
then allowed to cool for three minutes.
Almost everything but the peas were soft with this amount of cooking.
While 25 min. would certainly do the job, 15 min. might be sufficient
for this dish. For those content with soup (as opposed to more of a
stew) the contents would supply the advertised five servings. However,
for a hungry individual that wasn't trying to conserve rations, two
servings per package would be more reasonable. For those wanting a
thicker result, one package in three cups of water might yield a better
In regard to taste, it was completely acceptable and also completely
bland. It would certainly do the job for survival food, but once salt
and other seasonings of choice are added, it should be perfectly
acceptable for any use.
While other food item types from the bucket will be reviewed, for
planning purposes one might want to de-rate the servings. An
estimation of 100-110 serving per bucket would be more conservative,
with the knowledge that the serving number could always be stretched if
one had to do so.
Our goal is to provide "storable" emergency communications packages and kits for individuals
and organizations wishing to develop their potential communications
ability beyond simply having a CB radio and a cell phone, but perhaps
do not have the expertise or time to integrate their own systems.
Currently we are custom building packages "to order". However, we
hope to soon be able to offer several packages at significantly
different pricing levels. Our packages include:
- Citizen's Band Transceivers
- GMRS Transceivers
- Amateur Transceivers
45" x 30" x 24" Shack-in-the-Box, Communications Pack
Our "ComPacs" all contain everything you need to setup multiple modes
of wireless communications. Contents include, but are not limited
*Note: Kits are designed and tested such that there is no
requirement to remove them from the box and test or otherwise prep
them. However, users are encouraged to familiarize themselves in
advance and complete all licensing requirements.
Separate antennas for each transceiver.
Stand alone, high-quality, short wave receiver.
Voice capable transmitters operational on one or more of the common ham bands.
CW capable transmitters operational on one or more of the common ham bands.
One base Citizen's Band radio.
One portable Citizen's Band radio.
- Common electrical hand tools
- Instruction manuals
- Licensing manuals*
New visitors are invited to our "private" area to listen to an interview with James Rawles, author of "Patriots".