Thursday, October 28, 2010

Freeze Dried Food - What Is It And How Can It Benefit You In An Emergency?

Wondering about freeze dried food? Freeze dry foods are used by many people for their emergency food storage. They're also used by campers, hikers, hunters and other outdoor adventurists.

This is because freeze dried meals give you several advantages over other survival foods. Before we get to that however what exactly is freeze dried food?

Basically meals are prepared as you normally would make them. Then the food is placed in special machines that gently remove 98-99% of the moisture from the food.

This process is so gentle that most of the vitamins, minerals and nutrients in the food are maintained. All you have to do to prepare the meal is to add water.

While your options used to be much more limited, the good news is that you have a lot of variety to choose from these days.

You can get meals like Beef Stroganoff, Lasagna with meat sauce, Chicken Teriyaki and scrambled eggs with bacon. You can even get freeze dried fruit like strawberries, blueberries and desserts like ice cream and blueberry cheesecake.

So why choose this food for your emergency food storage? Well, it offers some great advantages including:

#1. Long Shelf Life - If you get them in #10 cans, most freeze dry meals will last you up to 25 years. This means you can store it and forget about it until you need it. There's no rotating it out and replacing it every couple of years. This means not only less worry for you but it can also save you money over the long run.

#2. Better Tasting Food - These meals have a much better taste and texture when reconstituted than dehydrated meals. This means your kids are much more likely to eat them. Plus, it always helps to have good food if you have to deal with an emergency situation.

#3. Easy To Carry - Because almost all of the water is removed, these meals are much ligher and easier to carry than cans, MREs, dehydrated foods or other survival foods. It also means a child could carry their own stache in a backpack if they needed to.

#4. Easy To Make - All you do with these meals is add water, stir and wait 10 minutes. Even a cooking idiot like me (toast and eggs are as gourmet as I get) can do this. This also means that a small child could prepare their own meal if they needed to. Unlike other emergency foods which require heating packages (which could burn a small child), these meals are easy and safe to prepare.

#5. High Nutrition Factor - Because most of the vitamins and minerals are preserved, these meals are great if you're concerned about getting the best nutrition from your emergency food.

You can even find freeze dried fruit like strawberries and blueberries to munch on or vegetables. So you don't have to worry about your kids getting their proper nutrition in an emergency situation.

So those are some of the main advantages of freeze dried foods over other emergency types of food. The good news is that you can often get a deal on these foods if you buy in bulk (like a long term food storage package) which makes them even more affordable. And the prices are relatively stable right now (unlike other food items which are rising due to inflation).

So if you're looking for a great source of emergency or outdoor food, freeze dried meals may be right for you.

Want more information on where to buy freeze dried meals? Visit Freeze Dried Food for more information.

Or visit Survival Food Tips for more information on how to prepare your emergency food storage.

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Anonymous said...

If you want to be prepared you need to stock up on freeze dried food.

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