Selecting Freeze Dried Food for Your Emergency Survival Kit

I decided to take the slightly more expensive but infinitely easier route and buy freeze dried food for my emergency survival kit. There are a bewildering array of options out there and I had difficulty narrowing down my choices. I investigated a number of purchasing options and selected FoodInsurance as the basis for building my survival kit. They have a number options and I decided to start with the simplest option – just the food without all the extras.

Details of Freeze Dried Food for my Emergency Survival Kit
Each package represents a two week food supply for one adult or two children.
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Details of Emergency Survival Kit Food Selection

This is the details of the contents of the Food Insurance for my Emergency Survival Kit. It appears to be a good variety and a sufficient amount. The biggest challenge is actually testing it. Without taking the plunge and opening and possibly ruining the entire package, I’m left to wonder and hope that it will actually work OK when we need it. I dislike having something in my emergency survival kit that I haven’t tested – especially something as important as food!
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Summary of Emergency Survival Kit Food Selection

I think that every emergency survival kit needs some freeze dried food for the first time period when easy food preparation, possibly on the move, could be critical. There are almost too many choices out there and selection is difficult. Even more difficult is actually testing the product to see if it will meet your needs. Having untested products in an emergency survival kit could be dangerous.

Stored Emergency Food Vs Freeze Dried Emergency Food

I decided that there were three routes I could take to store 2 weeks of food to build my survival kit.  These choices considered the pros and cons of several types of emergency food.

1 – I could buy dried food from the super markets. While this looked like the best idea, it was difficult to decide what food would create a good meal plan and not need to be replaced for several years.

2 – I could “train my wife” to start rotating our weekly food stocks so that we always had 2 weeks worth of food. This was actually the best idea but proved to be a non-starter with my wife.

3 – I could by freeze dried food packages. While a bit more expensive, this actually proved to be the easiest and longest lasting approach to build a survival kit.

Other Options for a Survival Kit

It also occurred to me that it would be smart to have an additional option available while building my survival kit.  I investigated pocket pro survival kits and found a wide array of choices that were quite easy to put together.  I recommend that you take a multi-pronged approach to building your survival kit so that you don’t get caught by surprise.