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