Storing food for a disaster or an emergency protects you the same way homeowner’s insurance protects you against damages to your home. Having some food on hand will insure that your family will be able to weather disasters and major emergencies.
We are living in very turbulent times and they are about to get more turbulent. Storing food is no longer an activity just for “survivalists”. More and more, people in the mainstream are looking at the world around them and realizing they need to prepare.
The value of Mountain House Freeze Dried Food is that its shelf life has been proven by laboratory testing to exceed 30 years. However, Oregon Freeze Dry, the maker of Mountain House Freeze Dried Food generally claims 25 years on their website.
Mountain House Freeze Dried can be prepared with only hot water (in a pinch, you can use cold water), and it is ready in less than 10 minutes. Mountain House quality is unsurpassed. Which is why it’s been the choice of backpackers, preparedness-minded individuals, and NASA for over 40 years. If it’s good enough for the astronauts, it’s good enough for you and me.
Freeze-drying provides unique benefits and advantages over other food processing methods. It combines the best of all food processing methods. It locks in the freshness, color, original shape, texture, and aroma of frozen food while providing the shelf-stable convenience of canned or dehydrated food.
Freeze-drying is a unique process that begins with fresh or cooked foods. Food is then flash frozen in a special vacuum chamber that reaches -50°F. Then, low-level heat is applied (much less than dehydrating), and the ice crystals evaporate without going back to the liquid phase. This process is called sublimation, and it removes approximately 98% of the moisture and thus prevents the food from spoiling. Freeze drying is the ultimate in long term food storage.
I read a statistic recently that said 250,000 people are born on the planet every single day. That’s 2.5 million people every 10 days. In another article, I read that the U.S. now produces less food than it consumes. So, it is only a matter of time until we have a food shortage in the United States.
If you look around, you will understand that having a few days of food in the house is no longer a good practice. Remember all the news reports you have watched where people in the southeastern coastal U.S. were preparing for a hurricane. Every single time, the store shelves are stripped clean within a few hours. What would you do in that situation if you couldn’t get food to feed your family? What would you do if no amount of money would get you the food your family needs?
I know I am pummelling this point in this post, but I look around in my area and don’t see people doing anything. As long as people can get to the grocery store and there is food on the shelves, they think everything is all right. And it will be, until some unforeseen event occurs. Then what will they do? What will you do?
The big three items of basic preparedness are as follows:
- medical supplies (first aid, prescriptions, OTC medications)
If you only store these three things, you will be ahead of the majority of people, and you will be providing insurance for your family. Remember, food is the only insurance you can eat.
Store food for your family today. Your family will thank you when the unexpected happens.