Datrex Emergency Food Bars 3600K

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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.

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
  • No Preservatives
  • All natural ingredients
  • Not affected by high heat or freezing cold 
  • 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)


Taste Comments from our Customers:

  • "Not bad, sort of like a coconut flavored cookie"
  • "Excellent flavor with no bad aftertaste"
  • "Kinda like a cereal cookie bar"
  • "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:


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  • 5
    Datrex food bars

    Posted by Beatrice Murphy on Apr 8th 2024

    Received just as ordered. Thank you

  • 5
    Surprisingly Delicious!

    Posted by Jannyce on Apr 11th 2023

    These appear like they will be rock hard--but no! Instead, they are like eating a butter cookie. They are soft and crumbly, but they stay on your lips as you bite vs crumble all over your lap. The flavor is yummy. Even my picky pup loved them. I did not need to drink to get their powdery buttery soft crumble down (which is how they designed them). They made my mouth salivate and they were very satisfying. Loved that EACH bar is seal packed so you can place them in various locations you may need an emergency food bar. Great value and calorie volume in a very good flavored bar! I will be buying more.

  • 4
    Just Misses 5 stars because it crumbles easily

    Posted by Good taste - But Crumbles on Mar 8th 2012

    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

  • 5
    Love the taste- love the packaging

    Posted by Sgt Cigar on Jun 10th 2011

    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!

  • 5
    Food = Life

    Posted by .308Winner on Apr 25th 2011

    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.

  • 5
    Datrex 3600: Food = Life.

    Posted by .308Winner on Apr 25th 2011

    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.

  • 5
    Great job

    Posted by H on Apr 11th 2011

    Perfect condition! Outstanding packaging! Keep up the good work:)

  • 5
    Perfect For Extending Preps....

    Posted by Mark on Aug 18th 2010

    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...

  • 5
    Great Emergency Ration!

    Posted by Lou on Jul 27th 2010

    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!!

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