I just counted the calories in the EE Deluxe 3 bucket package. I used the nutritional labels. The number I got was 40,980 but what they state is 76,260. Did anyone else notice that?
Question about the Emergency Essential food: are the pouches resealable? Does the food rehydrate and heat based on a ratio of water? For comparison, the pouches Legacy offer are 4 serving pouches. I have found plenty of video on Legacy pouches and I have a good sense of how much goes into each and how to prepared them. I’m having a hard time finding similar reviews for the EE pouches.
I’m storing food for family of three. Will half an EE 8 serving pouch be enough for 3 people? Should I storage zip-lock bags to seal 8 serving pouches that still have 4 servings remaining?
I’m also finding the serving sizes for EE and Legacy are different. Legacy uses 1-1/2 – 2 cup servings sizes while EE uses 1/2 – 3/4 cup serving sizes. Does this mean an EE 8 serving pouch is the equivalent to a Legacy 4 serving pouch?
Also, has anyone tried to simmer a dish using a sterno like heat source? I’m assuming that I won’t have gas in one of my emergency scenarios. I find it frustrating that these foods are marketed as emergency food but then all the demos are done using a full sink. I’m won’t be using these with running water and with no gas. With EE and Legacy I’m going to be simmering food for a long time and then using stored water to clean and rinse pots and dishes. Can I use 2-3 fuel cells to get the water to a boil and then 1 to keep a simmer?
Thank you for this site, by the way. It’s the only prep site that doesn’t make me feel paranoid or irrational.