Emergency food becomes necessary when disaster strikes and your grocery stores must close or have run out of food. Interestingly, grocery stores only stock approximately 1 week’s worth of meals at any given time. So running out is a real possibility, particularly if they’re forced to close due to bad weather or can not get resupplied.
The question then becomes how much food should you shop to keep your family safe. The authorities would have you believe that 72 hours is plenty of time for them to restore critical infrastructure and rescue your loved ones. I’m here to tell you that’s baloney. You only need to look at recent cases around the U.S. to find that’s not true. By Hurricane Katrina, Harvey and Irma into the California wildfires and lots of floods that occur each year.
You should try to store a minimum of 30 days worth of emergency food for each family member. Attempting to stockpile more than a few months worth of meals or even a year’s worth is unrealistic and wasteful.
It’s unrealistic because trying to store that much food will ask you to control several things such as temperature and humidity. You’ll have to rotate the food to make sure it will not spoil or become ruined by pests. Moreover, if you are forced to evacuate you won’t have the ability to carry all your food, so you will have to abandon it.
Unless you’re an expert in storing your food, the process will become inefficient. And even if you are an expert, you will still experience loss due to pests, rodents, and insects. You’ll also be forced to inspect your meals regularly and toss out anything that’s contaminated and spoiled. This process isn’t only ineffective and time-consuming but could lead to very low morale for your loved ones. For a better manner, consider storing freeze-dried food which has a long shelf life.
The freeze-drying procedure used to make mountain home freeze-dried food keeps the best qualities of their food. More importantly, it keeps the natural enzymes in the food, therefore you are eating healthy.
Mountain House freeze-dried food is cooked from the exact ingredients as home-cooked meals but only takes 10 minutes to prepare. The freeze-dried food is made using three fundamental processes.
First, they source quality raw ingredients. Secondly, their freeze drying food equipment has distinct advantages over the others, making their meals taste, look and stay fresher, weigh less and retain more nutrients. And third, their cooking process makes mountain home freeze-dried food, one of the only companies that cook their recipes refreshing before freeze drying. Others, simply assemble freeze-dried ingredients in a package.