When putting together an emergency preparedness plan, many people are concerned about the storage space that will be required for their food and supplies. We have been thinking of ways you can dual purpose your preparedness supplies. One simple solution is to combine your camping supplies with your preparedness supplies.
Food storage is a great way to prepare your family for emergencies. However, bacteria and other contaminants can invade your emergency food and render it useless. Here is a list of the top ten ways to keep your food storage safe and secure! Continue reading “Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Food Storage Safe”
On June 8th, 2012, Food Insurance™ announced a new fundraiser for Homes For Our Troops. Homes For Our Troops is a four star charity that provides specially adapted homes to severely wounded soldiers. These homes are customized so that everyday chores such as cooking, cleaning and moving about the home are made easy for those service men and women who have lost and had severely damaged limbs while on active duty.
We recently received an email from a Food Insurance™ customer about his experience with Garden Seeds. With his permission, we’d like to share his results:
In an emergency, certain items become scarce. People aren’t going to be flocking to stores in search of luxury items; they will be hunting for basic survival needs (think Maslow’s hierarchy). Because many people don’t have a supply ready and expect the government to come to their aid, a chaotic situation may erupt in the aftermath of a disaster. Preparing now will ensure your family’s security in a time of crisis. Continue reading “Ten Items to Stock Up On”
Food Insurance™ is continually looking for ways to help you prepare for whatever the future may hold. In recent months, we have seen an increased desire from you, our customers, for disaster specific emergency kits. Based on your feedback, we have researched disaster recommendations from across the country and have created 5 new kits to help you prepare for disasters, which potentially could affect the area where you live. To view potential disasters by region, click here. Continue reading “Food Insurance Introduces Disaster Specific Kits”
Having peace of mind doesn’t mean that you have to completely dwell on the fact that an emergency could potentially happen. It is important to keep things in perspective when preparing your family for the future.
On Friday, June 8, 2012 Food Insurance™ announced via Facebook, that it will donate $1 to Homes For Our Troops for each new “like” received through July 4, 2012. Continue reading “Food Insurance Supports Homes For Our Troops”
There seems to be a lot of confusion in the emergency food market regarding the quality of products that appear to be comparable. One common question is: are all freeze-dried meats created equal? The simple answer to this is no. Several companies have introduced freeze-dried meats that are full of fillers and preservatives; many times these are sold as “pre-seasoned” freeze-dried meats. These meats contain things like hydrogenated oils (shelf-stable fat), meat flavoring (flavor enhancement for poor grade meat), and preservatives. Quality freeze-dried meats do not require preservatives to obtain a 25-year shelf-life, but they do require proper packaging (Food Insurance™ has data supporting a 25-year shelf-life when meats are stored in a can, but does not have data supporting a 25-year shelf-life when meats are stored in pouches). Continue reading “Are All Freeze-Dried Meats Created Equal?”
A reliable heat source will be invaluable during a crisis. Heat is crucial to human survival. Being unprepared during an extend power outage can quickly become a serious situation. Continue reading “The Importance of a Reliable Heat Source”