Bulk Survival Food: Be Prepared For An Emergency

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Part of any preparedness plan must deal with addressing food needs in an emergency situation. Fortunately, there are so many options available. One option, the subject of this article is to purchase bulk survival food from reputable companies, These foods are typically provided as pre-packaged meals and have a very long shelf life. This makes them ideal for long term storage and will help you be prepared for any emergency situation you come across. They will be discussed further below…

Another option, of course is to start gradually building up a stock of non-perishable foods. These are foods you can buy at your grocery store and include canned foods (meats, vegetables and fruits), dry foods like rice, pasta and dry beans and powdered milk. You can slowly build this up, perhaps starting by saving a 72 hour supply; then build up to a months supply and keep going till you build up to a 3 months supply and more. Developing food gathering skills like hunting, fishing, gardening can also be a life-saver and save you a tremendous amount of money!

Buying bulk survival food kits is a way to immediately accumulate enough ready-made meals to last you and your family a certain amount a time. There are several reputable companies to choose from, and the kits come in all different sizes and types of food. The brands we will be looking at carry up to a shelf life of 25 years! This is possible due to a unique packaging process that removes residual oxygen that microbes need in order to break down food. They are then packaged in airtight medal Mylar pouches that have a very strong barrier to oxygen and contribute to the extra long shelf life.

We will take a look at a few brands and what they offer, how to determine the best value and which size you need to see your family through different types of emergencies. While looking for the right kit to purchase, you will notice that each kit has a certain number of servings. This is important, but just as important is the size of the serving. When comparing prices, you should really compare the total weight of the food rather than the number of servings.

Wise Company

Wise Company has a number of long-term food kits to meet your needs ranging from a 72 hour food supply up to a full year’s supply (from one person up to a family of 6). They are perfect for unplanned emergencies! A full meal is contained in an individual pouch and requires about one cup of water to prepare for eating. That’s it!

Each pouch contains the exact amount for a meal which reduces waste. Furthermore, the Mylar pouches are arranged in durable polyethylene buckets. Arranging the meals in polyethylene buckets provides another level security for the food and makes for easy compact storage.

1080 Serving Package


The 1080 Serving Package is enough to supply a years worth of food for 1 adult or 3 months supply for a family of 6 (2 adults and four children). It consists of the following:

6 Entrée buckets, each bucket containing 120 servings for a total of the following Entrées. Each Entrée bucket contains:

  • 72 Servings of Stroganoff
  • 72 Servings of Three Cheese Macaroni
  • 72 Servings of Pasta Alfredo
  • 72 Servings of Creamy Pasta and Vegetable Rotini
  • 72 Servings of Teriyaki and Rice
  • 72 Servings of Cheesy Lasagna
  • 72 Servings of Creamy Ala King and Rice
  • 72 Servings of Chili Macaroni
  • 72 Servings of Tomato Basil Soup
  • 72 Servings of Hearty Tortilla Soup
  • 3 Breakfast buckets, each bucket containing 120 servings
  • 120 Servings of Apple Cinnamon Cereal
  • 120 Servings of Brown Sugar and Maple Multi-Grain Cereal
  • 120 Servings of Crunch Granola

Wise Company 72-Hour Emergency Food Supply


The food in the 72-Hour Emergency Food Supply kit also has a 25 year shelf life due to the packaging process! Food preparation consists of adding boiling water to the contents of a package and waiting 15 minutes. This is an inexpensive food supply to get you through a short emergency, which is probably sufficient for most emergency situations. It’s also very convenient for backpacking and camping.

It includes the following products:

  • Brown Sugar & Maple Multi-Grain Cereal
  • Apple Cinnamon Cereal
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Cream Pasta & Veg Rotini
  • Southwest Beans & Rice
  • Whey Milk

Valley Food Storage

Valley Food Storage 1 Year Food Supply: Value Kit

Valley Food Storage also provides long term emergency food with a shelf life of up to 25 years. This is possible using a process of freeze drying and nitrogen flushing. Valley Food Storage seems to stand out among its competitors for the quality of their products. You will find that they use high quality ingredients that are not only nutritious but also taste delicious!

This particular kit consists of 800 servings of assorted foods. Depending on how you mix and match your meals, it ought to supply between 900 to 1100 calories per day. It’s really meant to keep you going during the emergency period and not much more. The kit includes 400 breakfast servings and 400 entrée servings, split pretty evenly between:

Breakfast

  • Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
  • Apple Oatmeal
  • Blueberry Pancakes
  • Buttermilk Pancakes
  • Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • Multi-Grain Cereal
  • Strawberry Cream of Wheat
  • Strawberry Oatmeal

Lunch/Dinner

  • Baked potato soup
  • Chicken & Rice Pilaf
  • Chicken à la King
  • Chili mac
  • Classic Chili
  • Enchilada Beans & Rice
  • Irish Pub cheddar potato soup
  • Mac & cheese
  • Mango Habanero Chili
  • Pasta Alfredo
  • Pasta Primavera
  • Southern style Chicken Rice
  • Sweet and sour asian rice
  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • White Bean Chili

Valley Food Storage 1 Year Food Supply: Premium Kit


The Premium Kit offers 2,330 servings and is meant to provide you with more caloric content (around 2000 calories per day), similar to what you would consume in a normal diet. The premium kit is also distinguished from the value kit in that it is transported in food grade containers that add extra protection for your food and make it easy to store. The kit offers enough food to feed 1 person for a year, 2 people for 6 months, etc… The food provided in this kit does not contain MSG’s and is non GMO. It is also made in the United Sates. Meals from the premium package include the following:

Breakfast

  • 90 Servings of Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
  • 90 Servings of Apple Oatmeal
  • 90 Servings of Blueberry Pancakes
  • 90 Servings of Buttermilk Pancakes
  • 90 Servings of Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • 80 Servings of Multi-Grain Cereal
  • 80 Servings of Strawberry Cream of Wheat
  • 80 Servings of Strawberry Oatmeal

Lunch/Dinner

  • 90 Servings of Baked Potato Soup
  • 90 Servings of Chicken & Rice Pilaf
  • 90 Servings of Chicken à la King
  • 90 Servings of Chili Mac
  • 90 Servings of Classic Chili
  • 90 Servings of Enchilada Beans & Rice
  • 90 Servings of Irish Pub Cheddar Potato Soup
  • 90 Servings of Lasagna
  • 90 Servings of Mac and cheese
  • 90 Servings of Mango Habanero Chili
  • 90 Servings of Pasta Alfredo
  • 90 Servings of Pasta Primavera
  • 90 Servings of Southern Style Chicken Rice
  • 90 Servings of Stroganoff
  • 90 Servings of Sweet and Sour Asian Rice
  • 90 Servings of Teriyaki Chicken
  • 90 Servings of White Bean Chili

Sides

  • 25 Servings of Basic Muffin-Waffle Mix
  • 60 Servings of Brownie Mix
  • 25 Servings of Cornbread Muffin/Waffle Mix

Mountain House

Just in Case 72 Hour Kit


Mountain House offers a 3-day food supply for one person in this kit. It is perfect for backpackers and campers and also for short-term emergency situations. It consists of the following meals:

  • Granola with milk and blueberries
  • Scrambled eggs with Bacon
  • Beef Stroganoff with noodles
  • Chicken Teriyaki with rice
  • Rice and Chicken
  • Pasta Rrimavera

Breakfast Assortment

These meals have a 12-year shelf life. The pouches are are lightweight and easy to carry, and they are really quite tasty!


Along the same line, Mountain House also offers a Breakfast Assortment consisting of 16 pouches of meals with a 10-year shelf life. This is a little shorter than others. They are freeze dried to retain flavor. The main downside is that the breakfast assortment meals are lower in calories. The buckets consist of the following meals:

  • 4 meals of Scrambled Eggs with Ham & Peppers
  • 4 meals of Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
  • 4 meals of Granola with Milk & Blueberries
  • 4 meals of Breakfast Skillet

Summary

There are many good choices for survival food storage depending on you needs. Do you need something to last you short-term that you could potentially use for a non-emergency situation, like a camping or backpacking trip? Do you need a larger kit to provide food for a family or perhaps to prepare for a longer-term emergency? Many areas have experienced power-outages for longer than a week following a natural disaster. Having a large stock of food can get  you, family and friends through a difficult time.

It can also be a bit pricy to purchase some of these kits. You may find it more economical to build up your stockpile of long-term food gradually by purchasing a little more non-perishable food than you need each time you go to the grocery store.

If you have the means, though, the companies mentioned here provide high-quality bulk storage food that can meet your needs!

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3 thoughts on “Bulk Survival Food: Be Prepared For An Emergency

  1. BLee

    They’re sure starting to get pretty fancy with their packaged meal selections. It used to be, all you would find would be beef stroganoff, Mac and cheddar and some really bizarre type of meal. I really love the selection you getting with a lot of these companies now.

    That Irish Pub Cheddar Potato Soup actually sounds pretty good! Would you happen to know, could any of these be carried in a car as part of your car bug out bag? Or would heat and cold because of them to break down faster?

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  2. Linda

    Very informative and interesting article. We never know when we just might need this. Just last night we were having an ice storm and began to think, do I have candles, flashlights, enough blankets in case the
    power went off. I thought about reading your article and the need to be prepared.

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