The Mountain Fresh Farms 14 Day Meal Foundation Emergency Food Kit is designed to serve as caloric foundation for your emergency food supply. Designed and packaged to last up to 25 years if stored properly, the 14 Day Meal Foundation Kit provides a whopping 20.5 lbs and 25,760 calories of nutrient rich white rice, pinto beans, salt and soup base (for seasoning or comforting chicken soup broth). All Components are packaged in durable Mylar specifically designed for long-term food storage using state-of-the-art Modified Atmosphere Packaging methods in our duel-inspected USDA/FDA manufacturing and packaging plant in Western North Carolina.
This product can be enjoyed either as a stand-alone meal or used to stretch existing food supplies. It is designed to work hand-in-hand with your existing food supplies in that the components allow you a caloric base from which nearly anything from canned soup to fresh vegetables can be combined. These meals provide sufficient calories AND protein high enough your family will not be left hungry.
Remember SERVINGS DO NOT EQUAL MEALS!! Your average meal today might include 5-12 servings and work out to a per-day total 1,500-2,000 calories a day. Thus, these meal kits that include “3 servings a day” might total a mere 240 calories. Think about it, when you eat a meal do you have “1 serving” of mashed potatoes and put your plate away? No, you might have a serving of 3-4 things (consider the traditional “meat and three” ) and then an extra of something. As a benchmark, the average caloric total of an “MRE” (the military ration) is 1,200 calories.
The largest challenge those in disaster type situations where food supplies are scarce face is how to survive until additional food becomes available. The Meal Foundation Kits provides the large quantity of the basic staples needed to extend your pantry to meet the need. When combined with even the most random items found in most pantries and freezers (if you have electric) such as spaghetti sauce, canned soup, canned vegetables, etc. the 14 Day Meal Foundation Kit can be extended to meet the needs of several people.
We have many food options to choose from!
Why choose freeze dried emergency food?
There is a direct correlation between moisture content and shelf life. The higher the moisture content, the
shorter the shelf life. Dehydrated food looses quite a bit of moisture–up to 90 percent! Home dehydrators may only remove 80% of the water in food, leaving it with a shorter shelf life. However, most top end dehydrated food will still maintain a shelf life of up to 15 years, and depending on the type of food, in some cases up to 25 years.
Freeze dried food is best to store for long-term. Freeze Dried Food has a shelf life 25 years or more. Cooler temperature helps lengthen shelf life. Store Freeze Dried food in a cool, dark and dry location when possible, which will prolong shelf life.
Prepare Freeze Dried Emergency Food for Eating
To prepare freeze-dried food, you add water and eat when rehydrated. Your food will taste so close to the original that you may not know the difference. Dehydrated food is different in the way you prepare it. To prepare dehydrated food will likely boil to rehydrate it. This can take 20 minutes, depending on the food. .
Freeze‐dried food maintains most of its nutrients throughout the process. Once rehydrated, the food is similar in nutritional value to its fresh counterpart. Dehydrated food only retains 60‐75% of original nutrients. Freeze‐dried food retains about 97% of it original nutrients.
Flavor is important in food. If it doesn’t taste good, why would we eat it? Both freeze‐dried and dehydrated food taste great, however freeze-drying preserves more nutrients. Freeze-drying keeps in the flavor, retains original texture, and maintains the natural aroma. Dehydrating food uses heat, which causes food to loose flavor, nutrients, and texture. Most people agree that freeze‐dried food wins the taste test.