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Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:02 pm
by prepper7
According to a Popular Mechanics article The Ultimate Survival Preparedness Kit for Your Car, Canadian Arctic rescue teams suggest drivers carry a can of dog food in their cars.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:40 pm
by Alpha_Zombie
Thats some of the dumbest shit i ever heard of. They be trollin hard.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:45 pm
by FlashDaddy
So the OP's link explains it like this:
Canadian Arctic rescue teams suggest drivers carry a can of dog food in their cars. Sound crazy? It seems that when people crash their cars into a snow bank on the tundra, they tend to eat their emergency food too soon. The dog food is less palatable and so stranded motorists will wait to eat that can of puppy chow until they really need it.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:27 pm
by raptor
The other nine pages in the link are better advice.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:43 pm
by Murph
FlashDaddy wrote:So the OP's link explains it like this:
Canadian Arctic rescue teams suggest drivers carry a can of dog food in their cars. Sound crazy? It seems that when people crash their cars into a snow bank on the tundra, they tend to eat their emergency food too soon. The dog food is less palatable and so stranded motorists will wait to eat that can of puppy chow until they really need it.
And by that logic, you might as well bring a dog instead of the dog food... :roll:
Canada, eh?

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:04 pm
by Assault Life
Or, now this might sound crazy so bear with me....





Ration your emergency food. Also, instead of packing puppychow, maybe pack, oh I don't know... more emergency food?

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:06 pm
by RAKKASAN SNIPER
you could pack proper food and exercise some discipline. that being said I do carry several cans of dog food in my truck, for my dog.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:51 am
by Burncycle
The advice isn't that bad, and although I don't personally it's not the first time I've heard of people doing it.

The FDA regulates dog food and it's perfectly digestible. If you have trouble keeping yourself from raiding those MRE crackers and cheese it's certainly an option ;)

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:12 am
by gundogs
My mother still tells the story of catching me,as a 2 yr old,eating out of the dog's bowl.
I'm still kicking 60 years later. HAHAHA.
2 of my dogs often ride with me,so I do keep some food for them in the truck,although it's dry food.
I would have no compunctions about eating it

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:20 am
by Fletch
Compressed ship's biscuits = dwarf bread

So horribly bad I always keep some spare and they never get eaten

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:51 am
by Norcalbowhunter
I don't know why all the hate on eating dog food. Okay so maybe the advice wasn't the BEST out there, but dog food is edible for humans... Sad to say this but one day I decided to try some of my dog's food. It was the dry kind that had moist chunks in it. It actually tasted just like beef jerk and never made me sick.

I don't make it a habit to eat dog food, but I have. I could see people eating dog food in a PAW setting. It has enough nutrients to keep them alive.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:33 am
by Fu Shen
And here I thought it was so you'd have something to give the doggies when they come to get you.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:53 pm
by Sworbeyegib
Ok, so I get what point the original article is making, but there are much better choices out there. Self control for one. More food for another. Maybe some sort of ration that isn't very palatable, but still "people food".

I have a pretty "iron stomach", I can handle just about anything. On the flipside, I know people that have incredibly sensitive stomachs, and would most likely immediately throw up the dog food after a bite or too, regardless if it is and safe to eat.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:00 pm
by gundogs
Norcalbowhunter wrote:I don't know why all the hate on eating dog food. Okay so maybe the advice wasn't the BEST out there, but dog food is edible for humans... Sad to say this but one day I decided to try some of my dog's food. It was the dry kind that had moist chunks in it. It actually tasted just like beef jerk and never made me sick.

I don't make it a habit to eat dog food, but I have. I could see people eating dog food in a PAW setting. It has enough nutrients to keep them alive.
It's not "hate" for me. I just figure I can pack human food in a space instead of dog food

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:01 pm
by cricketdave
I'm pretty sure I have some dog food in my emergency gear in the truck……oh wait thats a beef stew mre.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:03 pm
by Doctorr Fabulous
cricketdave wrote:I'm pretty sure I have some dog food in my emergency gear in the truck……oh wait thats a beef stew mre.
Old beef stew or new beef stew? The new stuff is pretty easily on par with Campbells. The old stuff...I'd prefer fresh possum.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:07 pm
by cricketdave
Its one of the older ones thats why its in the car kit. The new ones are much better. I'd rather eat alpo from a can than dinty more though.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:41 pm
by Kevin108
Assault Life wrote:instead of packing puppychow, maybe pack, oh I don't know... more emergency food?
This. I only have trail mix and granola bars right now but I don't venture far from home.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:12 pm
by LyraJean
Fu Shen wrote:And here I thought it was so you'd have something to give the doggies when they come to get you.
I was thinking the same thing.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:16 pm
by uncleben03
My neighbor tells me a story about "back in the day" when his wife used to be a raging bey00000tch. Him and his buddy came home from fishing late one night and she locked them out of the house. He yelled through the door that they were starving, so she threw 2 cans of dog food out into the garage. The went and sat in the boat on the trailer in the driveway, drank beer and ate dog food and passed out. He said it really wasn't that bad.

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:41 pm
by Norcalbowhunter
gundogs wrote:
Norcalbowhunter wrote:I don't know why all the hate on eating dog food. Okay so maybe the advice wasn't the BEST out there, but dog food is edible for humans... Sad to say this but one day I decided to try some of my dog's food. It was the dry kind that had moist chunks in it. It actually tasted just like beef jerk and never made me sick.

I don't make it a habit to eat dog food, but I have. I could see people eating dog food in a PAW setting. It has enough nutrients to keep them alive.
It's not "hate" for me. I just figure I can pack human food in a space instead of dog food

That is understandable and makes sense. I do understand why they suggested it though. Since most people will generally be stupid and eat their food without rationing it. When it comes to dog food though, they will probably wait till they are starving a week later before touching it.

I do agree though, just pack some human food and have some control and will power to make it last you a while. I have a dog though so I pack Dog food anyways and sadly if it came to it, I would eat it XD

Re: Pack a tin of dog food in your car kit

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:44 pm
by jnathan