Although most people will build a pantry over time by shopping at their local grocery store, sometimes it makes sense to purchase a food supply or food storage pack. In this post, let’s look at what kinds of things are available and who might benefit from investing in emergency food.
When I originally wrote this post several months ago for my forum, emergency food was widely available and shipped almost immediately. It is now backordered for months in many cases. If this is something that is important to you as you pursue being a prudent and prepared homemaker, you would be wise to order whatever it is you want now so it will eventually make its way to you. You won’t get it any sooner by biding your time.
Who Should Buy a 14-Day Food Supply Pack?
A food storage or food supply pack could be an excellent choice for some individuals and familes. Here are a few people who would be wise to consider making an investment in something like this.
Limited Physical Abilities
First, these could be very helpful if you are concerned about your ability to physically function well in an emergency. If you have health issues, stamina issues, etc. that will make the extra work of preparing food in an emergency more of a burden, then ready-to-eat foods might be a very wise investment.
High Probability of Evacuation
Two, if you are concerned about evacuations these could be a huge blessing. You can easily throw a few weeks worth of food into your car and leave. You put yourself in a much better position of not being dependent on others for your food while away from home. These packs are compact so you can take them with you much more easily than you could if everything was in cans, canning jars, boxes, etc. from your pantry.
Quickly Establishing Food Storage
Three, this could be the way to go if you want to accomplish a food prep goal quickly. If having a food supply concerns you greatly because of your particular location or situation, you can order these and be done with it as compared to spending weeks or months slowly stocking a pantry based on sales and grocery shopping.
Limited Storage Space
Four, if you have limited storage space because you live in an apartment or a house without adequate storage space, these could work well. If you don’t have a basement or pantry, it can be much more challenging to find places to create a deep pantry.
Ready-Made Food Supply Companies
There are a number of companies that sell ready-made food supply packs for every time frame from two or three days to a year. If you aren’t familiar with them, here are several packages available on Amazon by different companies so you can get an idea of what they include and how they are structured price-wise. Due to my food restrictions, I haven’t tried any of them. I know they all have their fans and at the time of compiling this list they all had excellent reviews.
- Mountain House Just In Case 14-Day Emergency Food Supply
- Mountain House 5-Day Emergency Food Supply
- Mountain House Classic Bucket
- Mountain House Breakfast Bucket
- Mountain House 3-Day Emergency Food Supply Kit
- Legacy Bulk Dehydrated Survival Food Storage: 720 Large Servings – Emergency Freeze Dried Supply
- Legacy 6 Day Emergency Food Supply Kit
- Legacy Freeze Dried Survival Food Storage: 1080 Large Servings – Emergency Disaster Preparedness- 1 Person Year Supply
- Augason Farms 30-Day Emergency Food Storage Supply
- Augason Farms Breakfast and Dinner Variety Pail Emergency Food Supply
- Augason Farms Breakfast Emergency Food Supply
- Augason Farms Deluxe 4-Month 1-Person 10-Pail Kit Emergency Food Supply
I think food storage packs could be a wise purchase for some families. They are pricey. For some of my readers, I know this isn’t within the realm of possibility. Other readers could order the most expensive packs on the list and not think twice about laying out that kind of money. Many readers are somewhere in-between. We each have to choose what works best for our situation. These are one option for some people.
Read All the Posts in the Prudent & Prepared Homemaker Series
- Becoming a Prudent & Prepared Homemaker
- Why You Should Keep Written Pantry & Emergency Notes
- Creating and Stocking a Pantry
- 3 Important Pantry Building Tips
- How to Afford Stocking Your Pantry
- Why Most “First Things to Buy” Prepper Lists are Worthless
- Dealing with Anxiety Related to Emergencies
- Understanding and Preparing for Emergencies
- 3 Important Emergency Preparedness Tips
- How I Prepare for a Coming Storm
- The Critical Necessity of Safe Water
- Should You Buy a 14-Day Food Supply Pack?
- Emergency Preparedness with Children