Pilot Bread Crackers are the perfect choice for daytime snacking or a crunchy companion to soups or casseroles. These lightweight snacks are used as survival rations in pilot emergency kits since there is no cooking, preparation, or rehydration needed—just pop the lid and enjoy! These freeze-dried crackers are known for their 30 year shelf life.
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Pilot bread is a significant source of food energy in a small, durable, light weight package. Pilot bread comes in the smaller #2.5 Can / 9.9oz 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.
note: Does NOT contain a BPA lining
INGREDIENTS: Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegetable Shortening (Contains one or more of the following partially hydrogenated oils: soybean, canola, cottonseed), Sugar, Corn Syrup, Whey, Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Ammonium Bicarbonate), Salt.
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Pilot Bread Crackers
- For the price I thought I would be getting a #10 can of crackers. However it is a small can, 9.9 oz. I admit that this was error was mine, however, the price of $7.95 for 9.9 oz makes it $0.80 per once, and though they are in a sealed can, I think a couple of bags of plain old flour and a receipt for Hard-Tack would serve better.