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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

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I do not consider myself a prepper but I do like food, and I do not like to be without it! I am also Type1 Diabetic so food is essential to my survival, along with insulin. Most people can go awhile without eating, but diabetics need to be sure to eat regularly. Besides, no one wants to be hungry and in an emergency we all need our energy! 



We live in Kansas, so living in tornado alley we always have an emergency kit by the door.



Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

When it comes to food our emergency kit contains pretty much just ramen noodles, and some canned food items so I decided to check out a couple emergency food prepping companies.

Wise Company makes it easy to get your own sample, so I hope that you all will! 




Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

Yes those apples look yummy but fruit isn't going to keep for long if there is an emergency so having emergency food on hand is a great idea. What I love about real emergency food is unlike canned goods, it does not take up much room, nor does it weigh much in your survival kit! Unlike ramen noodles, it won't get crushed, nor will the pouches rip, leaving crumbs of what was supposed to be your nourishment in your emergency bag! Let's face it, ramen's really do not provide much in the way of nourishment anyway. 


Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

Prepping food, such as that from Wise Company however does provide a good source of nutrients. 


Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

The sample I received was the Creamy Pasta and Vegetable Rotini. I am pretty sure this is the standard sample they send out so if you request one, you will probably get this as well.


Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

When you open up the package it looks a lot like any dried pasta package you would buy at the store. The difference is Wise Food lasts up to 25 years. I am not sure how long your average dried foods would last but I doubt it is 25 years. Now sure, we could replace our emergency foods every year or so, and I have done this, but I will admit, I have forgotten about our emergency food supply and when I do remember about it we are usually grabbing our bags to get to a local storm shelter! I like not having to worry about our emergency food supply and I love not having the expense of wasted food that did not get used before a year was up. 


Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

This is what the Creamy Pasta and Vegetable Rotini looks like when poured into a bowl, and this is what it looks like once you add the boiling water:


Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

I will admit I was not overly excited at this point but I was hopeful. Below is the Creamy Pasta and Vegetable Rotini in it's finished form: 


Only 2 Out of 10 Americans Say They Are Ready - Are You? Survival Food, Start Prepping! Plus, Survival Bag Packing Tips.

Looks alright, right? So was it good? Well yes, it was good, but was it "gourmet"? One would have to have a frame of reference. Was it gourmet compared to actual gourmet food? No. Was it gourmet compared to my ramen and canned beans? Oh indeed yes

It was more than edible, and I rather enjoyed it. To be honest, I figured I would take a bite or two in order to tell you if it was palatable or not, then toss the rest. I mean who wants to eat emergency food if they do not have to? On the other hand, we do have people starving all over the world, so I set out to finish the meal, be it horrible or decent. What I discovered was it was as good as, if not better than most of our grocery store packaged meals, which many of us buy to feed our busy family on a day to day basis! 

I would say based on my one sample from Wise Food Company that I would recommend them. The food is more than adequate when it comes to taste, packaging, and shelf life. Wise Food Company also has other food options such as Gluten Free. 

Be Wise, Be Prepared! 

And now .... 

What I have in my survival kit:

1. Medical Supplies. Mine are for diabetes of course, but I also have aspirin, an epi pen, and other basics such as bandages, gauze, ointments, and the necessities. 

2. Flashlights, headlamps, lanterns. 

3. Matches, flint stone, and other ways to start a fire. 

4. Water purifying tablets, Acquapura water filtration system as seen in this article

5. Can opener

6. Hand crank radio

7. Knife

8. Emergency blankets (potato sacks)

9. Some bottled water to use until a safe water source can be found. 

10. Bacardi 151 Grain Alcohol - both to help with any pain and to pour on any open wounds

11. One roll of toilet paper

12. Hammocks

13. Batteries

14. Circuit tester - you never know we may find electricity somewhere.

15. An old fashioned phone book - to locate places that my have emergency shelter or supplies. 

16. A tin pan/pot to cook things in. 

17. Coming soon, Wise Company Emergency Food.

18. Sanitary items such as tampons, pads, plastic bags for disposal of toilet paper and sanitary items. 

19. A large bucket, a lidded kitty litter bucket is perfect for a place to "go". 

20. Survival items such as rope, duct tape, plastic sheeting, rubber gloves, masks, and some tools.

21. This is very important to me, as a pet lover, PET FOOD! Canned tuna seems to satisfy both cats, and dogs. Yes we have to replace it every year or two, but better safe than sorry. 

I hope that my list helps you start your own emergency kit. If you have suggestions for mine please let me know in the comments. I would also love to hear your thoughts on Wise Food in the comments as well. 

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