The Food Insurance Essentials Kit, put out by the Food Insurance Company is one of their most popular items. It is mainly appealing to single adults or couples. There is enough food in the Food Insurance Essentials Kit to last for up to two weeks for one person. But even more important then that, is it’s water purification features. Included within the pack is a water filter that has a 1500+ use. This is perfect for drinking and purifying on the run, weather camping or in an emergency situation.
One of the most important things to consider when buying a food emergency pack is how the food is stored. In the Food Insurance Essentials Kit, all the food is packed in its own sealed bag. These specially made bags help keep the food protected from anything that could contaminate the food. These bags also aid in keeping the food fresh, so that when you need the food, it is ready for you.
Another thing to consider when getting a food emergency kit,s how to heat the food that you have in your pack. This kit has it’s own reusable heat source in the form of a lightweight solid fuel stove. This is good for an emergency, but in a long term scenario, I would suggest getting another stove or fuel source for this one. That being said, the solid fuel will float and burn on water, in a rain storm, hurricane, flood etc… so from a survival standpoint, it is a good bet.
This kit seems to be very convenient. Everything is packed very nicely in a hiking backpack. The only thing that is missing, is the water that you will need to hydrate and prepare all the meals. However, since the kit comes with the water filter that I have mentioned, this seems to be of little consequence.
Shelf life is of great importance when considering what emergency food kits to by, and in the Food Insurance Essentials Kit, the shelf life for these foods is about 7 years. This will ease one’s mind, that once you have bought this product, you don’t have to worry for a long time about your food security.