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Posted by admin on March 15, 2012 in Food Insurance Reviews with No Comments

Price: $249
Meals: 90
Days:30 – 1 Person

Ok, so while, I am not a vegetarian, I can understand that some people are, (like my whole family) so while this kit has no appeal to me, rather than seeing my family starve while, I am enjoying Chicken ala King, and Beef Stroganoff, I suppose this product has a place.

While, I haven’t personally purchased this pack, I have tried much of the food it contains, and can say with certainty, that it lives up to Food Insurance’s promise of good food (I wouldn’t call it gourmet, but that is just cause, my vegetarian sisters, are all amazing cooks).

The food in the pack all comes in Mylar sacks, and so it makes a good replacement food source for hiking and camping. Without further hesitation or blathering, here is what you get in the Vegetarian Food Insurance Pack.

40 Servings of Pancakes (no cows in here)
40 Servings of Oatmeal (I was so hoping there would be beef in my oatmeal)
28 Protien Shake (vegetable protien, duh)

14 Servings of Cheesy Mac (Like macaroni and cheese, but gourmet)
21 Tomato Basil Bisque (seriously!!)
21 Creamy Chicken Rotini (wait what……. um, it is meat free chicken)
24 4-Bean Chili
24 Hearty Potato Soup (it is almost lunch time, andI am getting Hungry for soup)

For a grand total of 104 servings…. which if you mix and match a bit, works out to 90 filling meals.

The whole thing comes in a huge box with a tonne of mylar pouched full of food.

Posted by admin on March 15, 2012 in Food Insurance Reviews with No Comments

Price: $699
Meals: 270
Days:90 – 1 Person

Ok, now this is a product that sets Food Insurance apart from the competition in a BIG way. I say that because there are several members of my family with Gluten sensitivities and a few true Celiac’s . Finding survival food for them is next to impossible, as gluten is in everything with wheat or flour.

If you are Celiac, or have a wheat sensitivity, you already know what I am talking about, and if you aren’t then this review isn’t going to help you anyhow.

So what comes in the three month pack, is really a bit limited, but exciting to have none the less. Think about how everyone tries stockpiling 1000 Lbs of wheat etc…. which will do nothing but hurt a Celiac. So as you can imagine, having a supply of food that is your very own, even if it is a bit limited, is a wise, and important thing.

Here is what you will find in your Gluten Free Food Insurance Kit.

40 Servings of Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal (at least it is a nice flavour)
50 Servings of Buttermilk Pancakes (you still have to cook these ones)
90 Servings of White Milk Substitute (Buy your own Corn Chex’s they last forever)

28 Servings of Cheese and Potato Soup (Tastes good)
37 Servings of Cheese and Broccoli Soup (Tastes…. like broccoli soup)
31 Servings of Vegetable Soup (No Comment)
36 Servings of Potato Soup
48 Servings of Chili
92 Servings of Rice
206 Servings of Orange Drink Mix (tastes like is sounds)

All of these are packed in #10 Cans, and the whole package ships in four Big Boxes. There are a total of 658 servings for a realistic 270 Meals enough for one person for three months.

Also you should note that the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America, has certified this pack….. Those intolerant people.

Posted by admin on March 14, 2012 in Food Insurance Reviews with No Comments

Price: $159.99
Meals: 42
Days:14 – 1 Person

Ok, first of all, you need to note, kit has 14 Breakfast portions and 28/lunch dinner portions. I guess they figured, you could eat the same food for lunch as you do for dinner. This pack is great for re-filling after a trip or if you already have your own grab and go bags, for re-stocking the food supplies.

In fact hikers and campers, are the most likely users of this kit. There isn’t much to review here, except to tell you that the kit comes with a bunch of smaller bags packed in a huge mylar bag. If you do buy this, you are free to open it up and divvy out the smaller packs for camping and hiking trips.

If you do open the big bag here is what you will find.

Granola with Almonds,
Chocolate Protien Shake

Orange Powder Electrolyte Drink
Long Grain White Rice
Lasagna with Meat
Beef Stroganoff
Creamy Chicken Rotini  (tastes great)
Rice and Chicken.

Works out to about $3.78 a meal… which is the best deal from Food Insurance, if you are just after the food, and not the backpack and other goodies.

Posted by admin on March 14, 2012 in Food Insurance Reviews with No Comments

Price: $249.99
Meals: 42
Days:14 – 1 Person

The Emergency Plus Kit Features everything in the Essentials Kit, plus adds some other goodies. First off is the Emergency All in One Tool which is more than convenient in a survival situation, and is really high quality for this type of kit.

Next they have added a Flashlight/Radio Combo and some Dust/ Pollutant Masks. The radio is important and sells separately for about $45, and the multi tool is at least a $35 dollar one. So overall for the extra $50 if you don’t already have a dymo charging radio and flashlight, plus your own multitool, this is a good upgrade.

If you are like me however, you will save the $50 and just get the essentials kit, and add your own gear to it.

Posted by admin on March 14, 2012 in Food Insurance Reviews with No Comments

Price: $199
Meals: 42
Days: 14 – 1 Person

The essentials Kit, is one of there most popular models for couples, or single adults, and contains enough food for 2 weeks for one person. Importantly, it also has 1500+ use water filter, for drinking and purifying water on the run.

Everything in the Food Insurance Essentials Kit, is packed in its own sealed bag, which helps with protecting the food and keeping it fresh.

This kit also had it’s own reusable heat source in the form of a lightweight solid fuel stove. This is good for an emergency, but in a long term

scenario, I would suggest getting another stove or fuel source for this one. That being said, the solid fuel will float and burn on water, in a rain storm, hurricane, flood etc… so from a survival standpoint, it is a good bet.

One thing to note about this kit, is you still need water to prepare all the meals, and the shelf life of these foods is about 7 years. The total pack weighs 21 lbs, which is FAR lighter, than anything you could hope to find in traditional survival food. Even MRE’s weigh 5x as much as this.

Posted by admin on March 14, 2012 in Summary with No Comments

Alright, so we all know it’s important to have food in an emergency, but what’s with all these different freeze dried foods?  I had this question when I was trying to search out what was the best food storage security for my family.  Some food storage companies are advertised on programs like Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, but I wanted more info.  I did some research and found that there are some specific things I needed to know about food storage products.

1. What is the shelf life?  I don’t want to worry about rotating food that’s kept for an emergency too often, or having food expire on me.  In fact, I want to be able to buy it, and not have to worry for a long time.  That’s why I buy emergency products!  So I don’t have to worry.

2. How is it stored?  Is it stored in such a way that I can put it in my garage, and not worry about rodents or bugs eating it before I get a chance to?  Is it stored so water and oxygen won’t wreck it?  It’s pretty pointless to get food if it’s not fit for eating in an emergency.

3. What does it taste like? Don’t laugh…in an emergency this is more important that you can imagine.  I’m sure if I were starving I would be grateful for anything, but the whole point of food storage is so that you never starve!  If you are actually in an emergency, simple comforts, like soup that’s warm and tasty, can make even a dire situation less traumatic.

4. What is the company? Especially since this is food, I need a company that knows what they are doing.  A company that is reliable and honest.  I want good costumer service and good product.

I will try to give you the information I’ve found in my research about emergency food storage that I have found useful.  I know I haven’t included all of the food storage companies but, I have tried to include the ones that I feel are the most poignant. If you want to see a seed bank reviewed, just send me an e-mail and I will do my best to have a look at it. If you want to see why this is so important to me click the About Link.