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Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried 4 Serving Italian Style Meatballs Pouch

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM HAS A MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY REQUIREMENT*Meatballs add a homemade taste and feel to any meal, and with these freeze-dried meatballs, you can have just that anytime, anywhere! I..

Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried 10 Serving Strawberry Slices Pouch

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM HAS A MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY REQUIREMENT* One of the healthiest fruits around, our Freeze-Dried Strawberry Slices are packed full of nutrients. Combine the valuable vitamins an..

Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried 8 Serving Pineapple Dices Pouch

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM HAS A MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY REQUIREMENT* When stocking up for the ever-changing future, you want good, healthy food in your emergency food storage. Bursting at the seams with ..

Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried 11 Serving Corn Pouch

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM HAS A MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY REQUIREMENT* Pop open some delicious corn with these convenient pouches. These crunchy, flavor-packed corn are freeze-dried, giving you all the ori..

Emergency Essentials® Whole Egg Powder Large Can

Emergency Essentials Whole Egg Powder is one of the most fundamental items to make your food storage versatile. With roughly 72 large eggs in each can, you will add a great source of protein to your s..

Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried 4 Serving Sausage Crumbles Pouch

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM HAS A MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY REQUIREMENT* Add life to your meals with our pre-cooked and freeze-dried Sausage Crumbles! While a delicious part of any breakfast, sausage is als..

Emergency Essentials® Refried Beans Large Can

Emergency Essentials Refried Beans are dehydrated and packaged for long-term storage, so you can use them now or in the years ahead. A nutritious and versatile addition to your emergency food storage...

Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried 6 Serving Shredded Cheddar Cheese Pouch

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM HAS A MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY REQUIREMENT* Life just isn't the same without cheese. Fortunately, freeze-dried cheddar cheese is here to help you get your fix even when tradition..

Emergency Essentials® Peanut Powder Large Can

With peanuts as the only ingredient, this peanut powder is a convenient alternative to store-bought brands. Emergency Essentials Peanut Powder is a powerful asset in your baked goods, shakes, dips, an..

Emergency Essentials® Butter Powder Large Can

Butter is that special ingredient your recipes need to be more than just filler food, and our Emergency Essentials Butter Powder is a must-have staple for your pantry for food storage and even for eve..

Emergency Essentials® Hash Brown Potatoes Large Can

Our delicious Emergency Essentials Hash brown Potatoes are dehydrated and packaged for long-term storage, so you can enjoy this favorite breakfast food now or in the years to come. A great addition to..

Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried Strawberry Slices Large Can

One of the healthiest fruits around, our Emergency Essentials Freeze-Dried Strawberry Slices are packed full of nutrients. Combine the valuable vitamins and minerals found in these strawberries, this ..

Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried Sweet Potato Dices with Peel Large Can

Sweet potatoes are more than just your favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. Sweet potatoes can be used in many different ways. Try them roasted, steamed, baked, or grilled. Add them to soups, stews, ..

Emergency Essentials® Freeze-Dried 4 Serving White Chicken Dices Pouch

*PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM HAS A MINIMUM ORDER QUANTITY REQUIREMENT* Chicken makes nearly any meal better. This pre-cooked and freeze-dried white chicken adds life and power to your meals, with high amo..
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Beef Stew w/ Vegetables MRE

Nothing beats a good, hearty meal while out on the trail, in the midst of an emergency, or simply at your office for lunch. This Beef Stew with Vegetables MRE fits the bill, providing you with a delic..

Emergency Essentials® Carrot Dices Large Can

One of the most widely used vegetables, carrots are loaded with essential nutrients that have been known to help improve eyesight, reduce blood pressure, and boost the immune system, among other key h..
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FOOD STORAGE FOR EMERGENCIES, LONG TERM & CAMPING

There are a number of reasons you should consider establishing an emergency food supply: severe weather emergencies, earthquakes, evacuations, a pandemic, terrorist attack, or even a sudden and unexpected job loss. Each of these situations can trigger the need for emergency food rations. Having a proper food storage supply will sustain you and your household when grocery shopping just isn’t possible. As part of every emergency plan, individuals and families need to prepare for the ‘worst case scenario’ and ensure they have access to shelter, water, food, and other basic essentials.


Whether it’s a natural disaster, job loss, or accident, there are plenty of incidents that can make it difficult to obtain food. That’s where having an emergency food storage comes into play. By having an emergency food storage, you’ll have the food you need no matter what is happening around you.

Choose from a wide variety of options, including fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, and more. Go ahead and shop by category, such as freeze-dried and dehydrated, or shop by brands such as Emergency Essentials® and Mountain House®. With these amazing products and unbeatable prices you can afford to pack your pantry and be prepared for just about anything life throws your way!


WHY FOOD STORAGE

Food storage options of today offer more variety than ever. Emergency food supplies are available in both freeze-dried and dehydrated forms. They include high-quality foods such as meats, dairy products, vegetables, fruits, drink mixes, and snacks from brands like Emergency Essentials® and Mountain House®. All survival food products are designed for long term storage.

To ensure emergency food supplies will meet the needs of your household, BePrepared.com offers several affordable options to help build your food foundation, including bulk pricing, 3-6-12 month food supplies, food combo packages, and even monthly plans. With a broad selection of entrées, desserts, and drinks, you are sure to find appetizing emergency foods suited to your survival plan and taste buds.

All food packages and pouches are easy to store and transport. Emergency food supplies are also the perfect addition to your outdoor recreation gear. Store complete meals in your backpack, with your camping gear, or in your vehicle for quick access to healthy, nutritious meals.

Start building your emergency food supply today and be assured you are prepared for any emergency. Enjoy gourmet foods of your choice and rely on our high-quality food storage containers and accessories as part of your emergency plan.

SHORT-TERM FOOD STORAGE

You probably already have a short-term supply of food in your pantry. In North America it’s common to get enough food to last a week (or more) each time you go to the grocery store.

You probably don’t think of that “extra” food as survival food, but that extra can be the beginning of your food storage pantry. The food in your pantry may help you get by for a short period of time if you can’t get to the store. A three-day supply of short-term “food storage” in the pantry is typical for most households. What you need to focus on now is expanding your food storage supply.

If you live in an urban area and survive by eating out almost every meal, think about building up at least a week’s supply of short-term food you can throw in the cupboards. Also take a look at our article Prepping in an Urban Setting for tips and suggestions for urban preparedness. (Quick tip: MREs and Mountain House pouches don’t take up a lot of room, but they deliver a lot of flavor and nutrition when a disaster makes eating out or hitting up the grocery store impossible.)

LONG-TERM FOOD STORAGE

It can be difficult to find foods that are properly packaged for long-term storage. That’s where Emergency Essentials comes in. We stand by our packaging; we use BPA-free, food-grade plastics, double-enameled, stainless steel metal, and metallized bags that are air-tight and water-tight. Our freeze dried meals and dehydrated foods can last up to 25 years when kept in proper storage conditions (stand-alone pouches and MREs excepted). That means that unlike those cans of tuna fish and sardines, you don’t have to rotate your SuperPails, Emergency Essentials cans, and just-add-water meals. MREs and pouches not stored in airtight buckets have a shelf life of around 7 years if kept in proper storage conditions.

OTHER ITEMS

You may not have thought to add seasonings, heirloom seeds, or sprouting seeds to your long-term food storage and emergency plan. It’s ok to approach emergency food as basic survival food, but we think you should enjoy what you eat during an extended disaster situation! Seasonings, packaged for long-term storage, are just the thing to perk up a post-disaster meal. And having heirloom seeds stored means that you’ll be able to plant a garden and have your own fresh veggies. Sprouting seeds are your food storage’s under-appreciated super hero. Sprouting seeds need very little space, no dirt, and in less than a week you can grow your own nutrient-packed, fresh vegetable. How’s that for handy? Including these items goes a long way to making your food storage go farther. Sprouts will also give you something like a salad in a disaster if you don’t grow your own lettuce.

PROPER STORAGE CONDITIONS

All food storage should be kept in cool, dark, dry places. If you can maintain a 76°F temperature (or lower) your food storage will last for its maximum shelf life—up to 25 years!

CALORIES COUNT?

Calories are a crucial factor in your food storage planning. To determine your family’s food storage needs, think first in terms of calories per person per day, and then in terms of nutrients (protein, vitamins and minerals) provided—and finally, in terms of cost per serving. Measuring servings isn’t reliable because a cup of orange drink, a cup of beef stroganoff, a tablespoon of butter, and a quarter teaspoon of salt all count as a "serving." Depending upon the food choices, a person could consume three servings a day and only get 600 calories!

In high-stress situations we require more calories than usual to operate in peak condition. According to the government’s dietary guidelines, under normal situations most adults need around 2,000 to 2,600 calories per day—more if very active or highly stressed. Children usually need 1,500 to 1,600 calories per day, but remember that they are growing, and by the time you need to use your emergency food supply they may be eating like adults! Read more about food storage and caloric needs.

A NOTE ON STORAGE FOOD

Emergency Essentials is here to change the assumption that storage food is the stuff your Aunt Edna dusts off for family camping trips. Yes, survival food is a great option for camping food, and for keeping in your survival kits. But our selection of gourmet, freeze dried foods are also aimed to improve your quality of life, especially during an emergency or extended disaster situation. They are delicious and provide crucial nutrients in difficult and stressful times.

So whether you’re looking for canned food storage, MREs, sprouting seeds, a wheat grinder, or a dehydrator, Emergency Essentials has it all. With a little preparation, plus some freeze dried and dehydrated food, you can build a strong food storage pantry of your own.

Edited by: Steven M.


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