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    I was looking for something on the Costco website and ran across this. Seems like it would have a use in Nicaragua. For $79.99 plus shipping, you get a weatherproof bucket filled with 275 emergency meals. Ok, they're vegetarian meals, but that might be to get the 20 year shelf life. With breakfast, lunch, and dinner, one bucket would last one person 25 days.

    These things could have multiple uses -

    After an earthquake
    After a hurricane
    After an economic disaster
    For that Hambre Cero program

    And the bucket can be used as waterproof luggage for fishing or any travel by panga.

    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...se=&lang=en-US

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    Or the wife goes back to visit her mother for a month and there's no Pizza Hut to deliver!
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    Default Hey, wait a minute!

    Quote Originally Posted by John;
    . . . . For $79.99 plus shipping, you get a weatherproof bucket filled with 275 emergency meals. . . . With breakfast, lunch, and dinner, one bucket would last one person 25 days.
    1 person X 3 meals X 25 = 75 (not 275) ???

    $79.99 / 75 = $1.07 Hmm, not bad. Is each meal really nutritionally complete?? I probably shouldn't ask what the food tastes like (even though it says "delicious" and actually does sound pretty good)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixietraveller View Post
    1 person X 3 meals X 25 = 75 (not 275) ???

    $79.99 / 75 = $1.07 Hmm, not bad. Is each meal really nutritionally complete?? I probably shouldn't ask what the food tastes like (even though it says "delicious" and actually does sound pretty good)!
    • Easy to prepare
    • 275 servings
    • Sealed in convenient Weather-Proof Bucket for Easy Transport
    • 30 Servings - Potato Bakon
    • 25 Servings - Corn Chowder
    • 25 Servings - Ala King
    • 25 Servings - Cacciatore
    • 25 Servings - Western Stew
    • 45 Servings - Whey Milk
    • 25 Servings - Blueberry Pancakes
    • 25 Servings - Barley Vegetable
    • Total Weight: 23 lbs.0
    at 1/3 pound per meal, i am thinking 75 meals and not 275.
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    I kinda went by the 25 blueberry pancake meals as 25 breakfasts, the rest being lunch and dinners. Where's the maple syrup?

    However you divide it, it'll last you till the U.S. military arrives with food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    I kinda went by the 25 blueberry pancake meals as 25 breakfasts, the rest being lunch and dinners. Where's the maple syrup?

    However you divide it, it'll last you till the U.S. military arrives with food.
    don't hold your breath....don't think they'll make it to nica...
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    Default And if the blue sky mining company wont come to my rescue

    Hey, hey-hey hey
    Therell be food on the table tonight
    Hey, hey, hey hey
    Therell be pay in your pocket tonight

    My gut is wrenched out it is crunched up and broken
    A life that is led is no more than a token
    Wholl strike the flint upon the stone and tell me why
    If I yell out at night theres a reply of bruised silence
    The screen is no comfort I cant speak my sentence
    They blew the lights at heavens gate and I dont know why

    But if I work all day at the blue sky mine
    (therell be food on the table tonight)
    Still I walk up and down on the blue sky mine
    (therell be pay in your pocket tonight)

    The candy store paupers lie to the share holders
    Theyre crossing their fingers they pay the truth makers
    The balance sheet is breaking up the sky
    So Im caught at the junction still waiting for medicine
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    Hope the crumbs in my pocket can keep me for another night
    And if the blue sky mining company wont come to my rescue
    If the sugar refining company wont save me
    Whos gonna save me?

    But if I work all day...

    And some have sailed from a distant shore
    And the company takes what the company wants
    And nothings as precious, as a hole in the ground

    Whos gonna save me?
    I pray that sense and reason brings us in
    Whos gonna save me?
    Weve got nothing to fear

    In the end the rain comes down
    Washes clean, the streets of a blue sky town

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Demento View Post
    don't hold your breath....don't think they'll make it to nica...
    The maple syrup, or the U.S. military? The military brought relief supplies after the last hurricane before Ortega even visited. Oh, you thought I meant an invasion?

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    This is what I think should be a part of the Nicaraguan Bucket:
    • Masa Corn meal
    • uncooked red beans
    • soy powdered milk
    • presto coffee packs
    • pork rinds
    • uncooked rice
    • dried fruit
    • water purifying tablets
    • matches
    • Chiclets
    Some of the items are for moral, what should be added? I think these buckets can be VERY cheap

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    It also needs cuajada and powdered pinolillo and/or semilla de jicaro

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    It also needs cuajada and powdered pinolillo and/or semilla de jicaro
    How long can cuajada be stored for?

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    As another meat substitute I have eaten many Soy patties in Nicaragua, it almost tastes like a cheap hamburger. So it might be a good idea to put soy beans in there.

    I guess they will need vegetable oil in that emergency supply to.

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    I think we're starting to get away from that 20 year shelf life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    I think we're starting to get away from that 20 year shelf life.
    I think that there should be 2 Nicaraguan containers

    Hurricane / East Coast - 6 month shelf life, after hurricane season the food can be used and refilled with fresh for new season

    Earthquake / West Coast - 1 year - 3 year life span

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 frijoles View Post
    How long can cuajada be stored for?
    Now I am just making a guess here, but to me I think It has enough salt in it to last forever....
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    Default Hey, hey-hey hey

    Hey, hey-hey hey
    Therell be food on the table tonight
    Hey, hey, hey hey
    All this for a flag? Michelle Obama http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/0...our-years-ago/

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