Types of Emergency Food

Types of Emergency Food

emergency food dehydratedDehydrated foods are not just for emergency food storage.

This is something to keep on hand? You may be asking why should I consider this type of emergency food. There are many reasons, but some of the best benefits to having dehydrated foods is it weighs less, ease of storing it (tightly packed) which requires less space. Even more important is it’s economical standpoint, when reconstituted it yield more than double of what the original weight started. Usually it’s less expensive than wet pack foods, and when you buy dehydrated foods you’re not paying for all the additional water pack.

Your dehydrated emergency food with its many benefits provide one more important value.

You can rehydrate your dehydrated foods for use later. The reconstituted dehydrated foods still taste and store great not to mention in its dry format you can store them for long periods of time. You don’t have to worry about improper storing, bad canning and other issues with doing emergency food storage yourself. Lastly, most dried food items will keep up to 5 to 10 years to support your family.

Freeze dried foods have many of the similar characteristics to dehydrated foods; however, water has all been taken out to it’s even more lighter in weight than it’s dehydrated counterpart. This particular type of food is the ideal and has become the ideal or popular selection for back packers, mountain climbers and other adventurists. You will find it to be a bit more expensive because of the greater complex process to remove the water. There are though more food item selections in the freeze dried foods selection and more commercially available products.

Emergency food items to keep in mind are not only food products for eating but many of the simple small things we probably take for granted. Think of the small items that make your meal easy to consume and be sure to have these stored away for the emergency at hand. Items you may wish to add to your checklist could be paper or plastic products to eat off of during meals. Food sandwich bags in many different sizes or plastic containers. Cooking items or utensils? Think of what you would use from your kitchen during a week and prepare an on the go bag. Just in case you would need to leave your home during the emergency at hand. Other items many forget about are cleaners, personal hygiene products, personal clothing, and other essential items for your family that we’ll dig further into.
Remember when you start purchasing this emergency food stock pile that you must avoid being wasteful. Some of this food can be expensive and not something to take advantage of during the moment.

So be mindful to rotate your emergency food when needed.

Other money savings tips your parents probably remind you of is buy in bulk to save money only on items you know you’ll be using on a daily basis. Planting your own garden now is going by the way side, but an art none the less. Growing your own food could be something that will support you and your family during a long emergency or crisis. Understanding that technology has its place when you think about emergency food supplies though think of it from the understanding you’ll have no access to anything? What would you need to do next?

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