Survival Food Tabs
Watch this Survival Tabs VIDEO - It's Cute.
NO That is NOT me in the Video. I don't have any kids.
I had an older sealed bottle of these that I bought on Ebay some time ago.
They were already getting a bit aged.
Since I have some extra $$$ laying around these days I figured that it would be a perfect time to upgrade to some fresh units.
So...I just called in an order for 3 spanky new bottles in the CHOCOLATE flavor.
I'll probably oder a few more soon.
The female that answered the phone was polite, personable, and quite professional. Shipping was free.
I paid with a credit card. They update you with a E-mail Shipping notification & provide a Tracking Number when they ship.
About 2 weeks ago I popped open the older bottle and decided that I would test the survival tabs as part of a review for DefensiveCarry.
I decided to limit myself to only my morning cup of coffee ~ (I absolutely NEED that) but, I decided to only drink it Black & No Sugar. And as much water as I wanted. No other liquid refreshment except plain, unsweetened Black or Green tea.
That way I figured that I would be basically living on ONLY the tabs as a nutrition source.
The first couple of days were tough. I am used to eating at least one hearty meal a day & I typically burn a lot of calories in an average day.
Yes, I'm on DC a lot but, I also Strutt & Run The Mutt a long one every day & work out a little bit every night.
After the first 2 days life got easier as (I guess) my stomach contracted and I really did not feel hungry though I was getting sort of grossed out on the older flavor of the Survival Tabs.
I did 6 days total.
The newer Chocolate ones are reported to taste lots better. SEE THE VIDEO. KID TESTED. Yum Yum.
In short - I survived - I did seem to "run out of gas" quicker than normal.
I did lose some body weight - close to 10# in six days. I am not "overweight" but, losing that 10 was OK.
I do not feel that I lost muscle mass which was a very positive plus.
I WAS extra crabby for some odd reason but, pretty much was able to stick to my normal daily routine.
Reportedly some people have lived on these for MONTHS at a time.
I think THAT would be tough but, do-able if the S ever Hit The Fan.
So Bottom Line...Buy two bottles and that will give you a month of "rock bottom" basic, survivability in a pretty tight package.
WATER is an absolute necessity & I drank a lot of it - NOT because I felt dehydrated from the Tabs but, mostly to get something/anything into my stomach.
How it Works?
SURVIVAL TABS are intended for those emergency conditions where a person must travel light and live on whatever food they can actually carry with them for weeks or even months at a time. Twelve tabs per day supply a considerable portion of the calorie requirements of an active adult. It may be assumed that if the person living on them is required to "hole up", their energy requirement will be considerable reduced. When traveling across country, it may be assumed that at least some other food will be found occasionally. Survival Tabs eliminate the risk or wasted time that might be required to actually hunt for food or go out of one's way to obtain it.
With most food products, 30 to 60 percent of the theoretical calorie content leaves the body unused. Survival Tabs are so completely digestible that 99% of their calorie content can be actually utilized for energy and 97% of the protein is actually available for repair or replacement of essential body substances such as blood, muscle, nerves, etc. Twelve Survival Tabs per day provide more than enough protein so sustain essential body tissues.
By placing one Survival Tab in the mouth every hour or so and letting it dissolve slowly during a 15 minute period of time, assimilation of all nutrients will be maximized and appetite will be fully satisfied.
The Survival Tabs container is of such size and shape as to fit and be carried within a regular G.I. canteen pouch. The small empty space under the lid of this container is filled with and extra plastic bag. If and extra water canteen is needed, the Survival Tabs can be poured out into the plastic bag and be carried in a pocket or backpack while the container is used as a canteen.
There have been several individuals who have lived on a diet of Survival Food Tabs exclusively for 4-5 months. This was done out of necessity, because of their inability to eat or keep down any other foods.
In controlled studies which we have conducted, we've found that when living on a diet of Survival Food Tabs exclusively, one loses from 5-8 lbs. the first week. This is mainly due to the emptying of the intestines of all food previously eaten. After the first week, there is a leveling off and a minimum weight loss of 0-2 lbs. per week. This is in consideration of a normal active daily routine.
The Survival Food Tabs provide greatly larger amounts of calories and nutrition than any other product available. The high caloric content, combined with a carefully balanced amount of all the essential nutrients, provides a "state of the art" product as far as survival rations are concerned.
The Survival Food Tabs are presently marketed to the pilots, yachtsmen and other outdoors-men, who use them as emergency food rations, as well as an energy pick-up food supplement. They are also popular with long-distance truck drivers who don't want to stop to eat.
Survival Food Tabs are a perfect lightweight, emergency food ration for use in survival kits - and a vast improvement over candies and other quick-energy "fixes" that are currently used.
This is a true "survival food" that will keep you alive and moving for months on the amount you can carry in your own pack.
The Survival Food Tab Concept
When the Survival Food Tabs were formulated, a host of factors were considered in order to adapt them to their purpose as a lightweight, emergency, life-sustaining food ration:
1. The less intake of food, the more efficient the body becomes. Basically, when food intake is reduced, it remains in the digestive tract longer and assimilates more completely.
2. Generally, of the food we eat, a great deal of it is not digested and used up as calories. The Survival Food Tabs are 100% digestible as well as completely assimilated by the body. The quality of the food we eat is more important than the quantity. Poor quality protein, carbohydrate and fat can put a strain on the digestive organ, especially the kidneys.
In the Survival Tabs, we have used protein of a high biological value, which is 100% utilized. This helps protect the body from cannibalism of its own protective tissues. The fat is composed totally of fatty acids which provide the essential ingredients of fat. The carbohydrates are of the high quality and 100% utilized too.
3. In 90% of all survival situations, some additional food will be available. The Survival Food Tabs are designed to be the Margin of Survival. For example, if one were lost in a jungle area, one might have to find grubs, insects, berries, small animals or whatever to eat. One would have to adapt to the circumstances quickly until he found his way out or was rescued. The Survival Food Tabs would be that Margin of Survival, along with whatever one could gather, to sustain oneself as long as necessary. Another example, would be desert or sea survival. In these cases, little supplemental food may be available.
The Survival Food Tabs would sustain one as long as he would expect to live normally, before being overcome by exposure, the elements, or lack of water.