4Patriots Product Review
You may or may not know this, but my third book, co-authored with George ‘The Mad Ogre’ Hill is a well received and critically acclaimed cookbook, Grilling While Armed-How to get off the gas and become your neighborhood pit boss in one day. The top 20 recipes. I loved everything about it, especially the writing part! It was years in the making, included a ton of BBQ’ing and picture taking and deciding which recipes to include. You see, grills and smokers are not only incredibly fun but can also be used to cook in an emergency. Imagine going days without power, the apocalyptic asteroid approaching, the zombie apocalypse or the commie marxists actually take over.
I have always planned ahead. I have extra charcoal, emergency kits, bug-out bags and ammo, firearms, and food. LOTS of emergency food. When you live in a hurricane zone as long as I did, you understand the need for emergency supplies, especially food. It’s one of two things you can’t live without, the other being water. Yup, I’m of the mindset that you can’t have enough emergency food on hand.
This product review will be one of several upcoming as I test samplings of my emergency supply from time to time. In this case, 4Patriots chili-mac from one of two three-month food supply kits I received the second week of June, 2020. I won’t go into all of the various menu items but rather will focus on a single food product at a time.
With an advertised 25 year shelf life, this food will likely outlive me at this point. Needing nothing but 9 cups of water and a heat source, which could come from the stream in my backyard at AAR Ranch and one of my grills if necessary, the bag of chili-mac took 20 minutes to heat. With 8 servings, the meal could be shared or stored in a cooler for later use. At my house last week, it didn’t last long.