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Datrex Emergency Food Bars 3600K

Item #5215

MSRP: $9.95

Our Price: $6.90

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Quick Overview

Datrex Food Ration Bars are excellent tasting and are ideal for emergency reserves, survival kits, earthquake 72 hour kits, and of course, life rafts.

Datrex Food Ration Bars are excellent tasting and are ideal for emergency reserves, survival kits, earthquake 72 hour kits, and of course, life rafts. Each multi-layered sealed pouch contains 18 individually wrapped bars which contain 200 calories each. The outer foil package is heat sealed to maintain maximum freshness and ease of dispersing.

Only the 3600K size rations should be used in 72 hour kits. We do not recommend using anything less.

Datrex Food Rations are is used by the American Red Cross, U.S. Coast Guard and many other groups and organizations around the world for use as emergency survival food. In a survival situation, one block of 18 bars is sufficient to sustain a person for 3 days.

They are make to be high in calories and low in protein so as to provide high energy yet require minimal water for digestion. Specifically developed to be NON-THIRST PROVOKING. No need to "wash it down" when eating. Extra long 5 YEAR SHELF-LIFE! They taste like a crunchy cookie with a slight coconut flavor.  

Datrex Food Ration Bar Specs:

  • Provides 3600 Calories (18 - 200 calorie inner bars)
  • High Energy Value
  • Made to be Non-Thirst provoking
  • Pleasant cookie taste
  •  Small and Compact
  •  No Preservatives
  • All natural ingredients
  • Non affected by high heat or freezing cold (think, car trunk emergency kit or cruise ship lifeboat in Alaska)
  • All natural ingredients
  • Vacuum sealed packaging locks in flavor
  • Individual sealed bars make for easier rationing and dispersing
  • No cooking or heating needed Eat straight from the package
  • Minimum 5 year shelf-life
  • U.S. Coast Guard Approved
  • Canadian Coast Guard Approved
  • EC World Coast Guard Lifeboat Approved
  • Price is for 1 - 3600k ration (3 units shown in photo for illustration only)

Nutritional Information: Each bar contains 200 calories, 3gm of protein, 21gm of carbohydrate, and .75mg of sodium. Total fat is 10gm, saturated fat is 2gm, mono-unsaturated fat is 7gm, and poly-unsaturated fat is 1gm. Cholesterol is .378mg. Additionally, each bar contains Vitamin A and C, plus Thiamine, Riboflavin, and Niacin.


Taste Comments from our Customers:

  • "Not bad, sort of like a coconut flavored cookie"
  • "Soft, light, crumbly, good"
  • "Excellent flavor with no bad aftertaste"
  • "Kinda like a cereal cookie bar taste"
  • "Better than other brands I have tried"
  • "Even my kids liked it. Surprising"

Datrex brand rations are the only U.S., Canadian, and International rations approved for lifeboat use worldwide. (The package states that used as a an approved 'lifeboat' ration, the 3600k unit is met to be a 8-day ration – definitely survival).

Datrex Food Ration Ingredients & Nutritional Information:

Ingredients:Wheat Flour, Vegetable Shortening, Cane Sugar, Water, Coconut and Salt.

Net Wt. 20 oz.

Serving Size: 1 Bar (38 grams)

Servings Per Unit: 18 individually wrapped bars

Each package is stamped with it's manufacture and expiration date.

Nutrition Facts per serving:
Calories 200 Calories from fat 52
%Daily Value*

Fat 10 gm 26%
Sat fat 2 gm 21%
Mono-Unsaturated 7 gm 65%
Poly-Unsaturated 1 gm 14%
Cholesterol .378 gm
Sodium .75 mg <1%
Total Carbohydrates 21 g 55%
Protein 7%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 1%
Thiamin 8%
Riboflavin 5%
Niacin 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Item Number:5215

Ship Weight:1.52 lbs.

Customer Reviews

  1. Just Misses 5 stars because it crumbles easily Review by Good taste - But Crumbles

    Taste is above the competition. I am a mariner and the only downside is they are very crumbly (is there such a word?), in rough seas can be difficult to not spill contents. If they could make it more like a snack bar consistency I would give it five stars (Posted on 3/8/2012)

  2. Outstanding for any purpose. I keep them for emergencies but also use them in my Go Bag's - travel - backpacking. You cannot go wrong with these for any purpose. Packaging is perfect. You can't get a better product for emergencies or use on any occasion. Review by Paladin

    I keep them for emergencies but also use them in my Go Bag's - travel - backpacking, hunting . You cannot go wrong with these excellent tasting for any purpose. Packaging is perfect. You can't get a better product for emergencies or use on any occasion. Buy them like insurance. They maintain taste and texture for years. The new ones taste the same as the 4 year old ones I still have. (Posted on 10/19/2011)

  3. Love the taste- love the packaging Review by Sgt Cigar

    These are much better tasting than the other brands. I even gave one to my brother (a cook) telling him it was a "lifeboat ration" and he actually liked it. I really like the individual wrapping of each portion, much easier to control than the brands that come as one big block. Took one to work and have been snacking on it in the midafternoon; from this "field test" I know that when I really need them, they'll be perfectly palatable. Thanks Nitro-Pak! (Posted on 6/10/2011)

  4. Food = Life Review by .308Winner

    Got 20 packs: 10 for each of us.
    Would be good enough for one month when SHTF.
    Didn't try it yet and not going to, unless it's the emergency. Don't really care what does it taste like, I'm not Ratatouille. It's just an emqrgency food.
    Even if it tastes like a plywood it's gonna be better than a reed root or pine tree cambium.
    Food = Life.
    (Posted on 4/25/2011)

  5. Datrex 3600: Food = Life. Review by .308Winner

    Got 20 packs: 10 for each of us.
    Would be good enough for one month.
    Didn't try it yet and not going to, unless it's the emergency. Don't really care what does it taste like, I'm not Ratatouille. It's just an emqrgency food. Even if it tastes like a plywood it's gonna be better than a reed root or pine tree cambium.
    Food = Life.
    (Posted on 4/25/2011)

  6. Great job Review by H

    Perfect condition! Outstanding packaging! Keep up the good work:) (Posted on 4/11/2011)

  7. Perfect For Extending Preps.... Review by Mark

    First, I'd like to thank Nitro-Pak for their excellent service! I placed my first order last week and it arrived safely as promised - thank you! The Datrex bars were ordered primarily for emergency kits, but also to extend preps. When you think about it, adding a 3600 Calorie bar to a single days rations, can extend that ration into two or more days, (depending on the food of course). Datrex bars just make sense. I added two into my 72-hour MRE-kit, added three more into a 2-week prep and kept one aside to sample. The cube is perfectly wrapped and the individually wrapped bars have a very good taste. As Lou pointed out - a bit dry, (kind of reminds me of Halva), but still not thirst-provoking. A few sips of water and they went down easy. Datrex seems to be an effective and economical way to extend your preps a little further and have a piece of mind for nutrition in emergency situations... I'll be ordering a case as well... (Posted on 8/18/2010)

  8. Great Emergency Ration! Review by Lou

    Purchased one 3600 Calorie cube to sample and was pleasantly surprised! The cube was perfectly sealed. Each of the 18 bars was indiviually wrapped for easy use. They tasted like a regular cookie with a little hint of coconut. Very tasty but a little dry as can be expected. Several people in my office sampled the bars and all were impressed and asked that I buy them a few blocks for their 72 hour emergency kits. I also have sampled the "Mainstay" rations and the Datrex were a lot better in taste, texture and packaging. I'll be ordering a case now!! (Posted on 7/27/2010)

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