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13th Feb '17 1:29:38 PM margdean56
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* Ship's biscuits or hardtack, a very durable cracker/biscuit, has a few samples in museums that are a century and a half old. Some say the "hardtack made 140 years ago 'tastes just as good' now as it did back then." This is not an impressive claim; however, it may be as close to {{Defictionalization}} as dwarf bread will get. There was one incident which some people made some hardtack according to the old recipes and fired it from a cannon. It went over a hill and through the windshield of a parked car. The hardtack was undamaged (The people performing the experiment paid to replace the windshield).

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* Ship's biscuits or hardtack, a very durable cracker/biscuit, has a few samples in museums that are a century and a half old. Some say the "hardtack made 140 years ago 'tastes just as good' now as it did back then." This is not an impressive claim; however, it may be as close to {{Defictionalization}} as dwarf bread will get. There was one incident which where some people made some hardtack according to the old recipes and fired it from a cannon. It went over a hill and through the windshield of a parked car. The hardtack was undamaged (The (the people performing the experiment paid to replace the windshield).



* In 1908 the Arctic expedition of Baron Toll left a food cache in the permafrost of Novaya Zemlya island, consisting mostly of the canned foods that was in Russian Army standard issue rations. In 2008, another expedition opened that cache and tested some of the cans -- both chemically... and directly. The permafrost had done its job so well (hey, it's -40C below there!) that the food remained perfectly edible for a full hundred years. Or at least as edible as it had ever been.

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* In 1908 the Arctic expedition of Baron Toll left a food cache in the permafrost of Novaya Zemlya island, consisting mostly of the canned foods that was in were Russian Army standard issue rations. In 2008, another expedition opened that cache and tested some of the cans -- both chemically... and directly. The permafrost had done its job so well (hey, it's -40C below there!) that the food remained perfectly edible for a full hundred years. Or at least as edible as it had ever been.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumpy%27nut Plumpy'nut]] is a type of peanut butter used to fight malnutrition in famine stricken countries by having an extremely high calorie value (a single pack contains 500 calories). They can be stored without refrigeration for up to two years, and requires no cooking or preparation.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumpy%27nut Plumpy'nut]] is a type of peanut butter used to fight malnutrition in famine stricken countries by having an extremely high calorie value (a single pack contains 500 calories). They It can be stored without refrigeration for up to two years, and requires no cooking or preparation.
13th Feb '17 1:20:24 PM margdean56
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--->'''Mad''': Why, if it wasn't for our dwarf bread we'd never-\\

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--->'''Mad''': Why, if it wasn't for our dwarf bread we'd never-\\never--\\



* The sailors and Marines of ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' (by the same author, writing as Jack Campbell) frequently have to subsist on ration bars left behind on mothballed enemy facilities in [[DyingTown worlds bypassed by the]] [[PortalNetwork hyperspace gate network]]. The best that can be said about them is that they make fewer sailors complain about short rations. Their still being edible despite being WayPastTheExpirationDate -by ''decades'' in many cases- is justified by their usually being stored in hard vacuum. A possible example also exists in the utterly revolting Danaka Yoruk bars, which nobody on either side will eat if they have an alternative (They apparently taste better than stale Syndic rations, but that's their only known virtue). Geary is amazed that they're still making the things, given that they were reviled back when he was put into cryo a century previous, and Desjani counters that they stopped making them a century ago, but the Alliance is still trying to get rid of the ones they already made.

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* The sailors and Marines of ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' (by the same author, writing as Jack Campbell) frequently have to subsist on ration bars left behind on mothballed enemy facilities in [[DyingTown worlds bypassed by the]] [[PortalNetwork hyperspace gate network]]. The best that can be said about them is that they make fewer sailors complain about short rations. Their still being edible despite being WayPastTheExpirationDate -by WayPastTheExpirationDate--by ''decades'' in many cases- is cases--is justified by their usually being stored in hard vacuum. A possible example also exists in the utterly revolting Danaka Yoruk bars, which nobody on either side will eat if they have an alternative (They apparently taste better than stale Syndic rations, but that's their only known virtue). Geary is amazed that they're still making the things, given that they were reviled back when he was put into cryo a century previous, and Desjani counters that they stopped making them a century ago, but the Alliance is still trying to get rid of the ones they already made.
3rd Feb '17 8:58:53 AM Bissek
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* The sailors and Marines of ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' (by the same author, writing as Jack Campbell) frequently have to subsist on ration bars left behind on mothballed enemy facilities in [[DyingTown worlds bypassed by the]] [[PortalNetwork hyperspace gate network]]. The best that can be said about them is that they make fewer sailors complain about short rations. Their still being edible despite being WayPastTheExpirationDate -by ''decades'' in many cases- is justified by their usually being stored in hard vacuum.

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* The sailors and Marines of ''Literature/TheLostFleet'' (by the same author, writing as Jack Campbell) frequently have to subsist on ration bars left behind on mothballed enemy facilities in [[DyingTown worlds bypassed by the]] [[PortalNetwork hyperspace gate network]]. The best that can be said about them is that they make fewer sailors complain about short rations. Their still being edible despite being WayPastTheExpirationDate -by ''decades'' in many cases- is justified by their usually being stored in hard vacuum. A possible example also exists in the utterly revolting Danaka Yoruk bars, which nobody on either side will eat if they have an alternative (They apparently taste better than stale Syndic rations, but that's their only known virtue). Geary is amazed that they're still making the things, given that they were reviled back when he was put into cryo a century previous, and Desjani counters that they stopped making them a century ago, but the Alliance is still trying to get rid of the ones they already made.
20th Dec '16 3:32:37 AM LadyJaneGrey
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** A deleted scene in "Mother Simpson" shows that the twenty-year old candy in the never-delivered care packages (including Space Food Sticks from the 80s, which are no longer made) was still edible, Homer all-too eager to scarf it down.
19th Dec '16 4:35:53 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* In one of the old ''WesternAnimation/PacMan'' cartoons, Pac-Man finds Power Pellets in a ''mummy's tomb''. "A little stale, but still good!" he quips.
10th Dec '16 10:37:10 PM DRCEQ
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* Similar to the vinegar example listed above, soy sauce won't expire unless given long exposure to heat and sunlight.
4th Dec '16 3:27:17 PM gemmabeta2
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* World War II American D Rations were bars of chocolate that were essentially bricks that tasted like cardboard. They were so hardy that they were used in a tactic to feed trapped pockets of your own soldiers, firing "D shells" from heavy artillery that deployed parachutes. Apparently they could survive even if the chute didn't deploy.

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* World War II American D Rations were bars of chocolate that were essentially bricks that tasted like cardboard. They were so hardy that they were used in a tactic to feed trapped pockets of your own soldiers, firing "D shells" from heavy artillery that deployed parachutes. Apparently they could survive even if the chute didn't deploy. Actually ''eating'' the D-rations requires some work as just biting straight into a bar would more than likely break a few teeth.
19th Sep '16 6:00:32 PM BattleMaster
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* Permafrost's done better than that. For centuries, natives of northern Siberia have been stumbling over frozen mammoth carcasses. It's long been rumored that mammoth steaks can be eaten with no ill effects, but this is considered to be false given how every documented case of a frozen mammoth being found has had the carcass spoil almost instantly once thawed.



* An extra feature in the DVD for ''Film/SuperSizeMe'' has Morgan Spurlock keep various UsefulNotes/McDonalds burgers, and fries, in jars to see how long it takes for them to go bad, with a local independent burger joint providing a control. The indie burger and fries went bad within the first week. The [=McBurgers=] lasted a few weeks longer. The [=McFries=] went for ''ten weeks'' without looking any different, at which point the intern accidentally threw the fries away. One could infer that the fries could last even longer. This was intended to imply how artificial they are, but anyone who knows basic biology will know that mold requires moisture to grow, and the [=McDonalds=] burger and fries were much too thin to hold water for long, thus they dried out before any mold could take.

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* An extra feature in the DVD for ''Film/SuperSizeMe'' has Morgan Spurlock keep various UsefulNotes/McDonalds burgers, and fries, in jars to see how long it takes for them to go bad, with a local independent burger joint providing a control. The indie burger and fries went bad within the first week. The [=McBurgers=] lasted a few weeks longer. The [=McFries=] went for ''ten weeks'' without looking any different, at which point the intern accidentally threw the fries away. One could infer that the fries could last even longer. This was intended to imply how artificial they are, but anyone who knows basic biology will know that mold requires moisture to grow, and the [=McDonalds=] burger and fries were much too thin to hold water for long, thus which combined with their high sodium content meant that they dried out before were an environment that was simply too dry for any mold could take.or bacteria to grow.
19th Sep '16 5:54:47 PM BattleMaster
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* Permafrost's done better than that. For centuries, natives of northern Siberia have been stumbling over frozen mammoth carcasses and eating them, with minimal ill effects, more than ''ten thousand years'' after the animals died. Even the undigested grass seeds in the mammoths' stomachs could still be consumed.

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* Permafrost's done better than that. For centuries, natives of northern Siberia have been stumbling over frozen mammoth carcasses and eating them, carcasses. It's long been rumored that mammoth steaks can be eaten with minimal no ill effects, more than ''ten thousand years'' after but this is considered to be false given how every documented case of a frozen mammoth being found has had the animals died. Even the undigested grass seeds in the mammoths' stomachs could still be consumed.carcass spoil almost instantly once thawed.
16th Aug '16 10:49:20 PM PaulA
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* In the first novel of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', Aral claims that his Barrayaran emergency military rations can go for years without spoiling... and probably have already.

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* In the first novel of the ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'', ''Literature/ShardsOfHonor'', Aral claims that his Barrayaran emergency military rations can go for years without spoiling... and probably have already.
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