Making the Best of Wholesale Dehydrated Food
Anybody interested in emergency preparedness will take advantage of the opportunity to buy wholesale dehydrated food, since buying storage food in bulk is the most economical way to build up a large supply. To determine what quantities of wholesale dehydrated food to buy, it’s important to organize a food storage plan for dealing with emergencies of varying levels of severity. Begin with a two-week plan for you and your family.
If you have access to the internet, it’s easy to find a variety of food storage calculators to help you determine the proper amounts of wholesale dehydrated food for various durations – from two-week emergencies to year-long catastrophes. Those calculators can also help you organize your emergency pantry in the most effective way. You’ll need a balance of unprepared foods – grain, legumes, dairy, fruits and vegetables – and ready-to-serve entrees. It’s easy to get lost in the world of wholesale dehydrated food unless you get some help.
When planning an emergency food reserve, you’ll need about a gallon of fresh water per person per day. If you don’t have secure access to your own clean water supply (such as a well on your property), you’ll need to store bottled water or have a water purifier. Additional fresh water will be necessary if you rely heavily on wholesale dehydrated food for your main emergency food supply; all of those items will have to be reconstituted in order to be used. This should be taken into account when making a food storage plan and selecting which dehydrated foods to use.
Bulk dehydrated soup mixes, chili mixes, and sauces are easy to store and a really good way to supplement any other food storage staples. However, those items tend to be water-intensive and will make demands of that irreplaceable resource – unless, once again, you have access to your own potable water. If this is the case, you can also obtain a variety of powdered beverages, gelatins, and other items that will expand the palette of choices available in emergencies.
Dehydrated fruits don’t necessarily need to be reconstituted; in fact, dried apples, apricots, and banana chips make healthy and delicious snacks. The same can’t be said of dehydrated veggies, however. In fact, it might be best to can and store your own vegetables – corn, green beans, and the like – if you are concerned about availability of fresh water and storage space. Remember as well that commercial canned foods and peanut butter make really good food storage items, too.
Whether storing freeze-dried foods or wholesale bulk dehydrated foods, be sure to follow the time-tested formula: Store what you eat, and eat what you store. Dehydrated and freeze-dried foods will last a long time, but they shouldn’t be used as furniture, doorstops, or ballast: They should be rotated from storage to the dinner table on a regular basis. This means, of course, that you should choose storage foods that are not only practical but palatable. If you can’t choke it down except under the duress of an emergency, your storage food will be of little use.