When disaster strikes, you don’t know how long you will be cut off from the rest of civilization. You don’t know how long you would be physically prevented from accessing normal sources of food and water supplies. It’s really important to store your food in a form that can keep for a long period of time.
Ideally, you should keep food in a state where you only need to add hot water so you can consume your meal. The best way to do this is not to store fresh food. First of all, fresh food is perishable. You need a lot of refrigeration to keep them in great shape. Also, even with the best refrigeration, they will eventually spoil. You can freeze them, but the problem with freezing is that you need a reliable source of electricity to ensure that your stored food remains frozen. This is why it’s always a good idea to keep your emergency food in freeze-dried form.
Freeze-dried food has had all their moisture sucked out of them. Best of all, they are very easy to reconstitute. You only need to add hot water. Certain types of freeze dried food can be eaten as is. Put simply; you can just pop them in your mouth to enjoy the calories they bring to the table. Thanks to modern freeze-drying technology, we enjoy a greater variety of meals in freeze-dried form. Also, we can enjoy larger portions because modern freeze-drying technology ensures that less food is destroyed through the freeze-drying process.
As you probably could tell from my description above, freeze-dried food is faster to prepare. In many cases, you only need to add hot water to them or some kind of fluid regardless of temperature. Freeze-dried food also maintains its nutritional value for a longer time. Who knows when you’ll have to break open your food supplies? It can be a year after you bought your supply or it could be 5 years. It’s important to make sure that your food’s nutritional value is preserved. Freeze-drying is definitely up to the job.
Also, as far as storage goes, freeze-dried food are less of a hassle because they weigh less. In many cases, you can stack up lots of freeze-dried food in very compact storage units and still have a lot of space to spare. When it comes to transportation, freeze-dried food is a life saver because you can lug around quite a lot of calories without weighing yourself down. Freeze-dried food tends to weigh much less than fresh food. Keep these advantages in mind when planning your emergency food stockpile.
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