Over the edge?

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Went out shopping with my new found wealth from my "one mans trash is another mans treasure" outbuilding sale (aint got many garages round here), and purchased a hedge against the possible bug-out scenario by purchasing a number of cases of Sopakco MRE's. Have I gone over the edge? They were $64.00 per case of 12. Was I ripped off or was this a fair price? If not, anyone know any cheaper suppliers? They are expensive, however if kept at 60 degrees they last at least 3 and a half years, at which point they become expensive dinners on extended hunting trips in the wilderness! Also purchased a

freeplay radio for $67.88. I have been told they are the "Baygin" (sp?) radio but they sold out and are know called freeplay. Did I do ok? I still am holding onto my belief that this will be no worse than a 5...... Its just that I believe in being prepared DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!

-- Charlie P. (nospamforme@maybelater.com), March 29, 1999


I'm not an expert at this, as some are. The radio is a good buy. I have one and it works like a champ. On the dark side , use a battery until you realy need to crank. MRE's I have some in car now, I got them at $10.00 per 12. They should be held back for when you'r in deep muck. Check supermart adds still got some good deals. I'm not one thats only stocking Beans and Rice! Good Luck. 20 lbs of Coconut Yuck.

-- && (&&@&&.com), March 30, 1999.

Sopakco is a new brand to me. BUt the price is about right for nowadays.

THere's a site about MRE's that might be of interest to you:


I'll check out that brand you mentioned.


-- Jollyprez (jolly@prez.com), March 30, 1999.

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