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Long-Term Food Storage
Vegetarian Variety Packs
Mountain House, Wise, Legacy and Food Supply Depot, are our outstanding brands of vegetarian food products. Vegetarian emergency food supplies can include breakfasts, entrees, and beverages. The beverage variety bucket contains 100% real milk, chocolate milk, grape, and orange refreshing drinks.
The vegetarian entree variety bucket boasts gourmet favorites like Nantucket potato soup, wild mushroom risotto,rotini a la marinara, and Wisconsin cheddar and pasta. The staples variety bucket contains white rice, pinto beans, and black beans which provide high protein and essential nutrients.
Of course, these foods have a 20+ year shelf life and come in sealed Mylar packets or #10 cans with food safe plastic buckets to keep out moisture, pests, and air. They are all quickly and easily prepared by adding hot water
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Keeping Them Honest ...
All USDA studies and statistics are based on a 2000 calorie per day diet. And by a vast majority, we all eat around 2000 calories a day.
So, the easiest and best way to keep the food producers honest is to simply compare each one of their packages by the cost per 1000 calories. Just remember, calories are the ONLY constant among food producers and calories do not lie.
Creating a Food Plan
When you buy your long term food storage by calories as opposed to servings you will ensure that you and your family are well fed and satisfied. All you need to do is to come up with a good estimate of how many calories you and your family eat each day and then multiply that number by the amount of days you would like to have.
7,100 Total Calories Daily x 30 Days = 213,000 Calories Needed
Using this formula gives you the ability to focus on what’s in the food package, i.e. entrees, breakfasts, as opposed to the food package stated servings, serving sizes and time estimates. If you know you have the right amount of calories for the right amount of time, all you need to do is choose your menu!
You can also look into combining your own meal packages by buying individual items like freeze dried fruits, veggies, meats and staples instead of all in one packages. You can use Our Calorie Calculator and shop all of our calorie based packages here.
Just remember, calories are the ONLY constant among food producers. Next, Why You Should Ignore Servings When Buying Food Storage.
Every company sells their own 720 serving main meal package. So, we picked three random 720 serving packages to compare:
So, if you were comparing these packages by servings and price you would see three packages each having 720 servings and priced at: $1430; $1349 and $759. The best deal is obvious, the one for $759 since they all have 720 servings, right? Look again.
Did you see that? What looked to be the most expensive package, Legacy, actually turned out to be the best deal. It lasts the longest time, has larger servings and blows the others away in cost per serving. Do you now see why we detest displaying our packages by the serving?
By the way, this is not a condemnation of the other brands; each brand will stack up differently for their various packages. If you were to compare three different sized packages you will have completely different results.