Dog Food ?

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Gordo323, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Hi, yeah I’ve searched thru previous posts but couldn’t find any questions regarding a B.O.B. for a dog.
    So does anyone know of an MRE type dog food? I Googled it and could only find some vacuum sealed pouches, not designed for weight savings and only had a couple of year shelf life.
    I found a little pack for him so he could pull his own weight. Already did a couple of backpacking/fishing trips with him and he loves it!
    He’s been such a loyal and ask for nothing in return friend, that I couldn’t imagine leaving him behind if the S did ever HTF. He would also be an ever vigilant sentry as he alerts me to any noise, or commotion.
    Any input is appreciated!:)
    Gordo
     
  2. CHLChris

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    I'm not sure this is what you're looking for, but I treat dog food purchasing like many other things. I never let my supply get below one full bag...and I mean one of those huge bags that last over a month. Whenever my second, open bag gets near the bottom I buy another full bag and then open the bag I bought last month that way. And then my "store" of dog food is always being rotated, like our stores of so many other things.

    I'll always have enough that way. At this point I don't have more than a month of food for my family, anyway.

    Is this what you were asking about?
     

  3. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Yeah thanks, but I was looking for something with a long shelf life, lightweight, that I could store for a quick "head for the hills" scenario that would keep the dog alive for a few weeks in an emergency.
     
  4. CHLChris

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    Which is why you discuss the whole bug-out-bag issue. Well, if there was truly an emergency after which you did not have enough time to pack up extra provisions, then why not feed them people food out of your family's food? That's at least an option.

    To this point, I have not seen the need for me to set up a BOB. I have been putting together the materials so I could pack up our family within a few hours, though. I'd probably just pour the dog food into 5-gallon buckets with sealable tops that I've been collecting.

    But my system is definitely not ready for immediate bug-out.
     
  5. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Yes, I would gladly share my food with the doggy, and I'm sure he'd like it better than dog food, but they tend to develop worms, etc. after eating people food for awhile.
    Nobody has the perfect BOB, but sounds like you and I are one step ahead of those who haven't thought about it, God forbid it ever comes to this:confused:
    But I for one see it getting closer at an alarming rate!:(
    Have a Happy Independance Day!
     
  6. CA357

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    We have a fairly good stock of food for ourselves and we keep the cats food backed up as well. We also rotate it regularly.

    We haven't had a dog since our last dog passed away. But we do have cats and they are considered part of the family.

    As far as a pet BOB, we don't have one. But I guess after reading this thread that I had better put one together.

    We're prepared fairly well for a nasty situation, but the pet BOB is a great idea. Thanks for bringing it up.
     
  7. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    We usually have 2 bags and 1 sealed (closed) emptied into containers for the 5 dogs! No canned food at our house, its seems the dogs do not like it.

    Do wish they make an MRE specific for animals, i.e. Cats, Dogs.
     
  8. Gordo323

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    Yeah, cats are cool too, however they already have the BOB ingrained in their DNA, they will survive no matter what!
    My Chopper dog on the other hand, depends on me to feed him, and I depend on his unconditional love, therefore we are a team, he does not have the BOB in his DNA ,and neither do I, so we both depend on each others strengths and weaknesses .
    Any how I don’t how I got off on this tangent, but yeah still looking for lightweight, dog food for a BOB for mans best friend!
     
  9. CHLChris

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    mresforpets.com

    Here's a business opportunity. I bet it'd sell great at Costco and CheaperthanDirt.com.

    "Think the end of the world is near? Maybe you live near a high-value military target. Perhaps you live in New York and fear another terrorist attack. Maybe you are a right wing fear-mongering extremist. We have the product for you!"

    I'm not making fun of the concept, just the possible marketing hits my funny bone.
     
  10. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    No, it was a serious question!
    So I leave you with this, and suggest you read it! Over and Over again!
    WHEN in the Course of human Events,
    it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
    WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great- Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
     
  11. CHLChris

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    Amen to that!

    No, I am not thinking the question isn't serious. Preparedness is one of the most important things we should be doing right now, I totally agree. Not a day goes by lately that I do not take at least one step forward in my preparations for...whatever, really.

    I just think humor can be found anywhere. Sorry about detouring your thread about light-weight long-term food appropriate for our pets.
     
  12. Gordo323

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    Alrighty then CHL, I'm going to bed! I will sleep tight now, knowing that all in FTF is good!
    Thanks!:)
     
  13. freefall

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    How about vacuum sealing some Iams? I'd think it would keep quite a while that way.
     
  14. colmustard

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    We use big bags of dry dog food which last a while, but what about canned dog food? what kind of shelf life does that have? Will it last as long as regular canned food? If so, is the weight of the dry dog food vs. the canned dog food about the same with quantity of protien and nutrion? Just a thought.
     
  15. DrumJunkie

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    I would imagine that with dry food as long as you can keep it dry it should have a pretty long shelf life. o bagging or using those 5 gal. containers with a snap tight lid would get the job done. I use those buckets now for my horse sized dog as is. I hadn't actually though about a BOB situation but it's stored in a basement. I've never had water in the place but one never knows. I figured that was one I dotted. Vacum packed food for a smaller dog could be carried easier. I might have to look into a flat bed trailer for my monster hound though. And she's pulling it!:rolleyes:
     
  16. murraywc

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    Dry dog food is as lightweight as it comes and has a long shelflife. For hiking go with one of the real high protien ones such as IAM which if very expensive but a dog does not need to eat as much of it. Their dry food packs more per weight than an MRE but it has more volumn. Other than that give a little of your beef Jerky
     
  17. Gordo323

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    Yeah, thanks for all the info, I guess I’ll just pack some dry food in the Dogs pack. and maybe a little more in my own.
    On another tangent, why do dogs only live for such a short time, Chopper, the dog I have now is only 4 years old, but will be lucky to live another 10 years I have had a dog since I was born, and am on my5th dog now, and I will probably outlive him too!
    Why do dogs have to die?:confused: