Dehydrated food is never going to taste as good as regular fresh food. But when it comes to a disaster situation, and the grocery stores aren't open — and you may not be able to even leave your house for days, you need a guarantee of dependable food.
Mountain House has a dependable product, but most importantly, this 14-day pack actually does what it promises: Gives enough calories (and variety) for one adult person over two or so weeks.
The biggest issue with this — or any dehydrated packet — is you need a source to boil water. And enough water to cook the food, of course. NOTE: This really is only enough for one person for two weeks. So if there are four of you in the family, you'll need 4 orders.
Mountain House 14-Day Emergency Food Supply Kit
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Bottom line: 14 days of reliable food for one person. Just add boiling water. In the packet, even.
Recommended for: All shelters; plus individual packets can be placed in vehicle and go bag.
No. of units recommended: Here's the catch: You'll need a minimum of one or two 14-day supplies for every member of your family. Better to have a whole month's supply for each member, if possible. So that adds up quickly.
You’ll also need: A way to boil water. We also highly recommend supplementing with other long-lasting food supplies. Oatmeal is a good one. So are canned beans.
Be aware: You'll need that boiling water! Cumulatively, it comes out to around 5 gallons of water, total, for each 14 day collection.