Ready to Eat
A survival food packet must be ready to eat at a moment’s notice. Conditions that they are used in will vary, and heating may not be an option. Preparation typically involves little more than opening the packet or adding water.
Provides Emergency Nutrition
Emergency survival food packets are carefully assembled to provide solid nutrition. The bars consist mostly of carbohydrate calories, followed by fat calories. These calories can sustain the body for several days, and are easy to digest.
Require little or no water
Fresh drinking water is another resource that may not be available during an emergency situation. The compressed food bars are low in protein so that additional water is not needed for digestion. The tea, soup and gravy bases require only 14 ounces of water to prepare.
Long shelf life
Emergency food can be stored for long periods of time, allowing them to be available without watching the expiration date. Typically survival food packets stay good for up to five years.
Easy to carry
Survival food packets are lightweight and compact. This makes them easy to pack and carry. Packets weigh less than one pound; their compressed packing keeps damage during transport low.
Article Written By Sarah Shelton
Based in Oregon, Sarah Shelton has worked as a freelance writer since 2008. She enjoys covering travel, home and garden, and automotive topics. Her articles have appeared nationwide with Internet Broadcasting, Adventure Travel and Real Estate Experts. With a major in biology, Shelton received her Bachelor of Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.