Another survival food supply outfit had it on sale for $2.50 a can. As soon as I got the email alert I went right to that web page, but it was sold out.
Still, the SafeCastle price comes to $3.27 a can.
I've eaten this brand before, and it's just about like the Kraft canned cheese from Australia. A lot better than cheese powder.
Cheese powder is good for flavoring food, but not for slicing up and putting on sandwiches or potatoes like this cheese is.
A case of 24 cans of Red Feather butter is higher, at $160 .00 Red Feather is good butter. I should note it's actual, old time butter and not margarine.
They also have a case of Yoder's canned bacon marked down to $164.42. Usually runs $207.00. There are 12 cans per case, and between 40 and 50 slices of bacon per can.
Safe Castle isn't the only place you can find these items, but after searching all my normal sources on line, they have the best prices as of today. The "no shipping fees" helps a lot too, while they last.
The bacon is already cooked. You can heat it up, or eat it right out of the can.
I store a lot of pilot bread. It's kind of like hard tack. I get "Kleppers Ships Biscuits) in number ten cans at the scratch and dint grocery store when they have any. The cans only cost $5.00 each. Think of big, thick soda crackers. There are different varients of pilots bread or ships bread, some of them are like hard tack. One of the bloggers I read is working on making her own hard tack. She is going to do a post on it when she perfects it, and I'll link to it. Obviously, if you can make your own you are better off than having to buy it.
Right now, a case of Pilot Bread is going for $120.36 at SafeCastle. These are not number ten cans, as far as I can make out. Here's what their web page says about the product:
13 Crackers per can.
Pilot bread is a significant source of food energy in a small, durable, light weight package. Unlike our competitors we are selling our Pilot bread in the smaller #4.11 cans which saves space especially if you are in a crunch for packing stuff for a trip.
Pilot bread tastes good paired with cheese, peanut butter, salami, or dipped in soup or coffee, just to name a few ideas.
Here is some History on Sailor's Pilot Bread for all those who have never heard of it.
Pilot Bread is known by other names such as ship's biscuit and hardtack. The name Hardtack is derived from the British sailor slang for food, "tack". Because it is so hard and dry, pilot's crackers (when properly stored and transported) will survive rough handling and endure extremes of temperature. The more refined Captain's biscuit was made with finer flour.
Many early physicians believed that most medicinal problems were associated with digestion. Hence, for both sustenance and avoidance of illness, a daily consumption of a biscuit was considered good for one's health. The bakers of the time made biscuits as hard as possible, as the biscuits would soften as time went on.
Pilot Bread was even used during the American Civil War and Spanish-American War.
I'm not touting SafeCastle. They have always done right by me, but a can of bacon is the same where ever you buy it. These are just ideas for adding to your long term food storage. There are lots of sources.
This is what I get at the scratch and dint grocery store in North Carolina. They have them about once every month or so. This is a number ten can size, crammed with crackers. They seem to stay good for ever, even after you open them.