I came across the Emergency Survival Food Supply 275 Meal Pack the other day and it got me to thinking about all manner of things. Self sufficiency is one thing but I wonder what would happen if there was no access to the shops for a few weeks. Maybe some form of a backup plan is on order.
Here is the link to the product in question
As you can see it is pretty cheap, actually a lot cheaper than I would have imagined. The product itself is a bucket full of food that needs to be re-hydrated to eat. There is a fair bit of variety in the meals although it does appear from the reviews and comments that it may not be the tastiest food in the world. But we are talking about survival here not gourmet dining.
Do We Need To Have Emergency Food
I am in somewhat of a quandary about the issue to be honest. I am not one to get too concerned about world events if I am honest, but some things are a bit of a worry. Rioting in the UK, the US in dire financial straits, and all manner of problems make you wonder about what would happen in the future.
It seems that the simplest thing can turn in to a major event that disrupts people’s lives and turns what were once respectable people in to mobs that think going out and shoplifting a big bag of rice is perfectly acceptable, and has a point, I might add.
So, should we buy a big bucket of dried food just in case the world suddenly goes bonkers?
I honestly don’t know.
If I think about what we have in the cupboards then I know that we would be fine for a few weeks but we don’t really have enough tinned and canned goods to last for more than that.
To store enough food to take care of a family for weeks or months would be no easy thing. The amount of tins and jars would be nightmarish and take up a huge amount of space. Dried food is obviously not going to take up anywhere near as much space and is certainly an easy option.
The emergency survival food supply I came across does seem like a good idea if you want to be ready for the worst and be able to eat, albeit not the tastiest food. But if it stops you from starving while the Zombies are out attacking anything that breathes then I guess fine dining is not going to be at the fore in your mind.
Trying to figure out how to get the axe out of the shed will probably be first in your mind!
I really am in two minds about the whole thing. There are so many survivalist sites out there talking about the impending collapse of the Western world which I simply do not buy into.
But the other half of me thinks that a simple bucket full of grub for an emergency such as an earthquake, hurricane, other natural disaster, the rise of the Zombies or the breakdown of the monetary system itself may not be a half bad idea.
Bucket of dried Cacciatore anyone?
I have no idea what that is by the way
What do you think?