Emergency food becomes necessary when disaster strikes and your grocery stores are forced to close or have run out of food. Interestingly, grocery stores only stock approximately one week’s worth of food at any given time. So running out is a real possibility, especially if they’re forced to close due to bad weather or can’t get resupplied.
The question then becomes how much food should you store to keep your family safe. The government would have you believe that 72 hours is enough time for them to restore critical infrastructure and rescue your family. I’m here to tell you that’s baloney. You only have to look at recent examples around the U.S. to see that’s not true. From Hurricane Katrina, Harvey and Irma to the California wildfires and many floods that occur every year.
You should attempt to store a minimum of 30 days worth of emergency food for each family member. Trying to stockpile more than a couple of months worth of food or even a year’s worth is unrealistic and inefficient.
It’s unrealistic because attempting to store that much food will require you to control various factors such as temperature and humidity. You will need to rotate the food to ensure it doesn’t spoil or become ruined by pests. Also, if you’re forced to evacuate you won’t be able to carry all your food, so you’ll have to abandon it.
Unless you are an expert in storing your food, the process will become inefficient. And even if you are an expert, you’ll still experience loss due to pests, rodents, and insects. You’ll also be forced to inspect your food regularly and toss out anything that’s contaminated and spoiled. This process is not only inefficient and time-consuming but could result in very low morale for your family. For a better way, consider storing freeze-dried food that has a long shelf life. In our opinion Mountain House Freeze Dried Food is by far the best and here’s why:
The freeze-drying process used to create mountain house freeze-dried food preserves the finest qualities of the food. More importantly, it retains the natural enzymes in the food, so you are eating healthy. The food is also guaranteed to taste great after 30 years.
Mountain House freeze-dried food is cooked from the same ingredients as home-cooked meals but only takes 10 minutes to prepare. The freeze-dried food is created using three fundamental processes.
First, they source quality raw ingredients. Second, their freeze drying food equipment has distinct advantages over others, making their food taste, look and stay fresher, weigh less and retain more nutrients. And third, their cooking process makes mountain house freeze-dried food, one of the only companies that cook their recipes fresh before freeze drying. Others, merely assemble freeze-dried ingredients in a package.
Mountain House freeze-dried food should be stored under dry, sanitary conditions, without prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures and avoiding any environment that could cause damage to the packaging, such as punctures, dents, or rust.
Mountain House freeze-dried food is your home away from home.