What are survival food kits
Survival food is shelf stable foods that are designed to last a long time and provide increased nutrients in smaller serving sizes. Examples of these are MREs, or meals ready to eat, originally produced as rations for the military. Wise brand survival foods, which consist of individual packaged meals, which are then packaged into larger durable containers and sold, in sets. Other examples include Backpackers Pantry and Valley Food Storage. For the purpose of this post we are going to focus on the Wise Survival Food Brand.
What do Wise Survival Food kits contain?
Wise offers numerous different options one of these the Long Term Gourmet Entrée Meals comes in a single bucket which contains 120 servings that are first packaged in Mylar foil and then stored inside of the large crush resistant bucket. Due to this double packaging, the company touts that the foods can last up to twenty five years making them Ideal prepping choices.
The Long Term Gourmet Entree Meals contain.
The Long Term Gourmet Entrée Meals contains 4 servings of Teriyaki and rice, 8 servings each of pasta alfredo, chili mac, cheesy lasagna, loaded baked potato casserole, hearty tortilla soup,potatoes and chicken pot pie, cheese macaroni, and 12 servings of tomato basil soup with pasta, southwest rice and beans, savory stroganoff, creamy pasta and vegetable rotini, chicken flavored noodle soup. For a total of 120 servings. These numbers are then divided to 4 per package making it relatively easy to prepare the correct portions. If it is only one person consuming them they can be divided prior to water being added and the remaining portion consumed at a later time.
Why choose Wise survival food over other options.
According to the company’s website, it holds several key value points. The first being the extended shelf life of up to twenty-five years, next it is convenient to store due to the stack-able square buckets that it comes in. They indicate that a one-year food supply for one adult weighs less than 60 lbs and costs as low as $1.50 per serving making it one of the cheaper options. However, it is important to note that it is describing a serving of a single item, where MRE’s and offerings from Backpacker’s Pantry contain a more rounded meal.
Preparation of Wise Survival Foods
Most of the Wise Survival Foods that I checked out appear to be either freeze dried or dehydrated. You then reconstitute them by just adding hot water making most preparations relatively simple. However, you will need to ensure you have some way to heat the water. One of the largest advantages of freeze drying/dehydrating the foods is it removes all of the water weight and volume while leaving behind the majority of the flavors. This makes it so that you can store a lot of food in a relatively small space. As well as making it light enough to easily carry large amounts.
Wise Food Review Videos
I have included links to several wise food review videos compiled by other users of the food. This should give you a better idea of what to expect.
The first Wise Food Review is by Food Box HQ
This next Wise food review was done by Reviews_and_more
First, just to be clear I have not personally tried the Wise survival food myself. But I went about this checking to see if it were an item, I would purchase myself. The biggest drawback that I see is first the multiple servings of the same item inside of the pouches. The second is the issue of there being only one item per package. So in order to get a meal for myself I would have to open a package, split it into fourths, then select other items and split them up as well if I was using only Wise products. This would make it difficult to keep everything separated. Where with some of the other options, I can just open a single package to achieve a balanced meal.
I feel that they are a decent buy as the majority of the reviews that I was able to locate were positive; many commented that the taste was good or acceptable for dried foods. The price isn’t that far out of line of similar products and I think that these would be a good addition if you were set up to provide supplemental foods such as vegetables or fruit from your own garden. The other consideration would be size of the group that you are feeding. For 3 or 4 people these would be a good choice but more or less it becomes questionable. I think for my purposes I will consider other options before I make my purchase.
Hope you enjoyed this short review of the Wise Survival Foods. As I continue my research, I will list some of the other options I come across. I may possibly do a more in depth comparison of them at that time. While your here make sure you check out my articles on creating a Prepper food List and on Why You Should be a Prepper. As always I appreciate your time and look forward to your comments below. Do not forget to sign up for our newsletter if you haven’t done so already.
You can see another reviews opinion HERE.
You can check out Wise for your self HERE.