THE SURVIVAL TABS – EMERGENCY FOOD RATIONS
A convenient, compact, lightweight, lifesaving food ration for any emergency.
Ultra high-calorie food tablets provide full vitamin and mineral requirements, protein for strength, carbohydrates, dextrose and lactose for fast energy under desperate circumstances, essential fatty acids for long-lasting endurance when you need it most … and they taste great!
The average consumption of twelve tabs per day may be decreased when other foods are available in adequate amounts and quality or increased in times of complete starvation or extreme physical exertion.
It assures you of a full 100% USRDA of 15 essential vitamins and minerals. This is a true “Survival Food” that will keep you alive and moving for months on the amount you can carry in your pack.
THE SURVIVAL TABS 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:
- The less intake of food, the more efficient the body becomes. When food intake is reduced, it remains in the digestive tract longer and assimilates more completely.
- Generally, of the food we eat, a great deal of it is not digested and used up as calories. The Survival 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 the cannibalism of its protective tissues. The fat is composed totally of fatty acids which provide the essential ingredients of fat. The carbohydrates are of high quality and 100% utilized.
- In 90% of all survival situations, some additional food will be available. The Survival 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 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 Tabs would sustain one as long as he would expect to live normally, before being overcome by exposure, the elements, or lack of water.
There have been several individuals who have lived on a diet of Survival FoodTabs 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 that we have conducted, we’ve found that when living on a diet of Survival FoodTabs exclusively, one loses 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 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 Tabs are presently marketed to pilots, yachtsmen, and other outdoorsmen, 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 FoodTabs is 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.
We have samples of The Survival Tabs produced in 1974-75. They have been stored at room temperature. We test them periodically and found little if any, deterioration or loss of vitamin or food value.
We have also used accelerated storage testing at higher than normal temperatures to determine loss of food value and acceptability. Our results show a negligible loss in these areas.
Freezing temperatures will not affect at all on the tabs.
We would estimate the shelf life on The Survival Tabs to be 1 0 years plus but would suggest rotating them to ensure maximum food value every 2-3 years.