Three Things You Should Consider Before You Buy Emergency Food Storage
Be Aware of These Important Elements of Survival Food
It’s easy to get caught up in today’s mania of being prepared for disasters of all kinds. And this is especially true when you get ready to buy emergency food storage for yourself and your family.
And we understand that there is much to be concerned about: America’s economy may be on the brink of collapse; many infrastructure systems are under-funded and/or failing; our political climate – at home and abroad – is precarious at best; and of course we always face the potential of storms, floods and other natural disasters. Not to mention, zombies!
Obviously, being prepared with some extra food on hand (and water, and power, and some other tools and gear of various sorts) is a wise decision. It’s always better to have and not need, rather than needing and not having!
However, too many people begin their prepping activities in a haphazard fashion, and wind up purchasing too much stuff, too little stuff, or stuff they’ll never really use.
When it comes to getting ready to buy emergency food storage, spending a few moments to consider what you truly need, and what you and your family will actually eat, will pay huge dividends in the long run. And take a close look at the companies from whom you’re buying, and what they have to offer … that is also time well spent. You’ll be happy you did.
Below, we have outlined what we believe to be the three most critical aspects to consider when you buy emergency food storage products.
1. Do You Have Enough Food?
Will Your Emergency Food Storage Supply Provide Adequate Calories & Nutrition?
Serving sizes in the emergency food storage industry can be very confusing, and unfortunately, sometimes misleading. In some instances, portion sizes are ridiculously small, resulting in a total daily caloric intake well under 1,000 calories per person. Simply put, that is not enough food to survive, especially during a stressful emergency or survival situation. So you either eat more food, using up your supply sooner than expected … or you suffer from under-nourishment. Either way, this can be a serious problem.
Don’t Be Caught Short! Determine your family’s food storage needs: simply figure about 2,000 calories per day per person. Multiply the number of people times the number of days, times 2,000 calories. That is the total number of calories you need in a food storage package. Obviously this figure may vary based on individual factors such as age, appetite and metabolism, activity levels, etc. But 2,000 calories per day per person is a reasonable base number to work from. Anything less than that will probably fall short of your needs.
Be Confident Your Food Will Last: Read our article, and check the Number of 2,000-Calorie-Days in our product descriptions … you can be assured that we offer the best value for your food storage dollar!
2. What Is the Actual Shelf Life of Your Food Storage?
Will Your Food Be Edible in 5 Years? 10 Years? Even 20 Years?
The most critical factor for long shelf life involves removing residual oxygen from the food’s packaging, and then preventing further infiltration of oxygen or other contaminants. A nitrogen flush forces oxygen out of the packaging. Then, adding an oxygen absorber will further reduce oxygen levels for many years. Finally, using tough, high quality, light-resistant pouches that are properly sealed assures the food will remain fresh for years. Buckets provide an additional layer of protection, as well as being convenient for transporting, storage and usage.
Our Food Packages Have a Long Shelf Life: Our food storage suppliers utilize the best methods of packaging, so you can be assured that your food will be fresh and edible when you need it. Most of our products boast a shelf life of 15, 20, 25, and even 30 years!
3. How Does Your Food Taste?
Will Your Family Actually Eat It? Is It Simple to Prepare?
These questions might appear trite … nonetheless they are practical! If you can’t stand the taste or the texture of your food, it may keep you alive, but you will not be at your peak performance. And being disgruntled with your food will not help any stressful situation! Additionally, if your survival diet lacks variety, you will quickly suffer from the survival food boredom blues!
Enjoy the Best Tasting Varieties of Emergency Food: All of our foods are delicious … they do not taste like your average survival food. Our brands pride themselves on their gourmet recipes, many of which have been in their families for generations! And all are simple & easy to prepare: just add hot water, stir, and enjoy!