1. How much space will it take up?
Finding space for food storage is an important consideration. Many mistakenly feel that they don’t have enough space. That would be true if you are buying large bulky buckets and sacks of food. However, if you buy freeze dried food, not only will your food be light, it will also fit in a much smaller space. We package our cases with 6 #10 cans. This allows for a convenient slim box that is stack able. You can fit this box under the bed, or in the closet.
2. How long is the shelf life?
If you are stacking and storing away your food storage, you might be thinking “But how will I rotate it?” Freeze Dried Food can last for 20-30 years. Most people will never have to rotate it. You can see the dates on the cans that will tell you how much longer your food will last. This will let you store the food and forget about it until that job loss or natural disaster happens.
3. How difficult is it to prepare?
Imagine you are in a disaster situation. Do you really want to expend your energy grinding wheat and taking hours to prepare your meals? We didn’t think so. With freeze dried food you have have a delicious, nutrient dense meal in minutes. All you have to do is add water. Stir it up, and you are ready to eat. This will also help you conserve your fuel and other energy sources.
4. Will my family eat it?
Note: Do not buy food storage that your family will not eat. The food needs to be as close to your normal diet routine as possible so that your family will be able to enjoy it during hard times. It’s essential that everyone gets the right amount of vitamins, minerals and nutrients during and after a disaster. You don’t want unfamiliar food to be a road block in making sure your children are fed properly. Freeze Dried Entrees come in many of the meals you are already eating.
5. How does it taste?
Lastly, If it doesn’t taste good, you won’t end up eating it (unless it’s the only option). So make sure you only buy food storage that is delicious. One of the main problems you are going to have with Freeze Dried Food is that you won’t want to store it. You will want to eat it instead! My family uses it almost every day because it is so easy and it tastes so good. Don’t invest in food storage that you won’t wan to eat!