Food Insurance

March 11, 2011

Emergency Food Supply
Disasters like the earthquake in Japan get us all thinking about how prepared we are for the unexpected. While most people pay for a variety of types of insurance, including auto, home, you have insurance for your access to food? Unlike policies that send you a check after something bad happens, Wise Food Insurance, sells an interesting line of disaster preparedness kits. Their products range from $28 kit for a couple to survive for 72 hours, up to the Ultimate Family Pack for $19,999 to feed a family for a whole year! Amazingly, it contains 108 buckets of food and over 3 million calories! The contents are freeze dried and specially packed in mylar pouches filled with nitrogen; supposedly this will give you 25 years of shelf life on this "insurance policy."

Package specs include:

3 4,320 Food Serving Package
2 Water Pitcher with Filter
5 Replacement Pitcher Filters
10 24 oz Water Bottle with Filter (Dom)
13 Replacement Bottle Filters (Dom)
1 Year 6 Months
Total Calories 3,017,952 3,017,95
Number of Days 365 180
Calories Per Day 8,268 16,766
Number of People 5 5
Calories Per Person/Day 1,654 3,353

  • Beef Teriyaki and Rice
  • Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • Cheesy Lasagna
  • Cheesy Macaroni
  • Chicken Ala King
  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Creamy Chicken Pasta
  • Creamy Potato Soup
  • Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
  • Honey Glazed Granola
  • Multi-Grain Cereal
  • Southwest Bean and Rice
  • Stroganoff

While we like the idea of being prepared, we wonder where would the average family store nearly 2,000 pounds of food! Most disaster preparedness guidelines suggest at least three days of supplies, but something between these extremes is likely the best choice for most of us. Are you ready?