We had a small earthquake in Cache Valley the other day. Things like that get you thinking about how prepared you are, should a real one occur. In addition to my rotating grocery stockpile, I have a three-month supply of freeze dried foods for my family that can be reconstituted with water. However, this isn’t something I could easily grab and carry with me if I needed to evacuate my home. I like the idea of these emergency food supply options from The Ready Project.
With any of the following three options, you’ll get a variety of 2,000 calorie meals such as vegetable stew, red beans and rice, and polenta. They come in Lindon Farms food storage containers that have a handle on them for easy carrying, and they have a shelf life of 20 years. All you need to do is add water to the meals. Plus, they are made without MSG or high-fructose corn syrup.
- $55 for food storage for one week (a $117 value)
- $215 for food storage for one month (a $432 value)
- $595 for food storage for three months (a $1,190 value)
The likelihood that you’ll need to use this food within 20 years? Unfortunately, it’s pretty likely. Emergencies happen all the time, whether it be an earthquake, flooding (my neighborhood flooded last year), power outage, or a financial emergency where you simply don’t have funds to purchase fresh food. But if you don’t NEED to use the food, you still can use it for fun activities like camping, or just for a simple meal when you don’t have time to cook.