Have the recent natural disasters around the world got you thinking about what you would do in such a situation? If so, you certainly aren’t the only one, as thousands of people across the country are beginning to think more and more about emergency preparedness. So what is involved in being prepared for an emergency? There are lots of different aspects, but one of the biggest things to think about is how you would feed yourself and your family in the event of a natural disaster. Here we’ll take a look at one option – dehydrated survival food.
Dehydrated survival food is food that has had the water removed from it – that’s what the word “dehydrated” means. Also commonly called freeze dried food, dehydrated food is good food storage option, because it is easy to store, lightweight, and can last up to 30 years. Because of these three benefits, this type of food can be used both for at home food storage, and in emergency kits such as 72-hour kits. Dehydrated food can also be stored in the car alongside other roadside emergency items such as blankets and flares.
But dehydrated survival food has more benefits than just being long lasting and easy to store and carry. Dehydrated food is also nutritious – because of the process used to dehydrate food, it is able to retain nearly all of its original nutrients, with very few being lost in the dehydrating process. And once water is added to reconstitute the food (make it full of water again), it tastes almost exactly like fresh food. Another benefit is that while dehydrated meals may taste better warmed up, they don’t require a source of heat to be safe to eat – something that is a very real possibility in the event of a natural disaster.
Dehydrated survival food comes in two options – individual types of food, and meals. Dehydrated meals are by far the most common choice for food storage, although individual freeze dried foods are often used in survival kits for cars and for hiking. This is because freeze dried fruits don’t need reconstituted to be eaten, or even to taste good. Above all, choosing the best food storage should depend entirely on what your family could actually use in a natural disaster or other emergency. This is why dehydrated survival food is by far one of the best choices and most popular choices for food storage, because it is the easiest food to use in a real emergency.