Thursday , 27 July 2017

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You have reached the best site on the internet for food storage reviews! Julie and I have been preparing and working on a more self reliant lifestyle for about 8 years now. In 2008, after the bank collapse I lost my job in the ensuing recession. We were put in a rough position due to our short-sightedness. Had we known then what we know now we would have had food and other preparations stored away for such a rainy day.

Aside for preparing for job loss there is the real possibility of natural disasters no matter where you live. Kim grew up in Southern California, while I grew up in the Bay Area. We are both very aware of earthquakes and general disasters that can strike at any time. After living in Utah for 15 years we have recently moved to Arizona. No matter where we find ourselves, there are always dangers out there but now we’re better prepared to confront them.

The peace that comes from a more self reliant lifestyle is real. We hope to share our experience while learning from you as we take a look at the different products and companies that are helping our family prepare.


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  1. Hello,
    I am new to your website. I have been reading up on your website for about 2 hours now. I thank you for taking the time to give interested people so much useful information.
    I need to order a minimum of 6 months worth of food for me, my wife & 3 girls (ages 4, 9, 11) Unfortunately, i don’t have the time to compare 20 companies in the manner that you specified & recommended – to compare side by side the cost per calorie.
    could you please just recommend the top 5 companies and i’ll do the cost per calorie;
    or even better, if you’ve done this already, why not publish it ?
    requested advice:
    I don’t want to order ‘packages’ of assorted meals because i don’t want to pay for food that my family won’t eat.
    I want to keep it simple. I think that if i order things separately, (while more expensive) it would allow me to ensure that what we order will be consumed.
    for example, meats & beans for protein, rice / pasta for carbs, fruits & vegetables, then some deserts.
    do you think this is a good idea or do you recommend something else?

    Northern VA.

    • Shawn Anderson

      Nothing wrong with that approach at all Jay. A lot of people don’t try the food before they buy it and just assume hey if I have to eat it I will be glad that it is there in the first place. While I agree with that to a degree it never hurts to do a little more legwork and make educated choices.

      If I understand you right you are looking to order single ingredients in bulk (beans, meat, pasta, sauces, etc) and make the meals yourself. I think this is a great way to go. You can get ingredients that reconstitute in 10 minutes and will be able to make your own meals similar to Mountain House in how quick and easy they are to prepare by simply combining the ingredients right before you add water.

      If this is what you are looking to do I would recommend the Ready Store and Emergency Essentials. Nitro Pak is either out of business or in the process of being sold to someone else. Even if their owner didn’t just retire I would still rate them as the 3rd or 4th best option. Ready Store and Emergency Essentials will have everything you need. By the way check out the instant pastas and try them vs the normal pastas. They prepare quicker and taste equally as good. They will be pricier of course. Depending on your set up they might make sense.

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