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Having a solid supply of long term shelf life foods will provide peace of mind in knowing that you have meals put away in case of an emergency. Most long term shelf life foods are lightweight, quick and easy to prepare, and a great “grab and go” emergency-ready food.

The shelf life of these foods can vary, but generally they are good up to 5, 7, or 25 years.

High calorie food bars do not require any preparation and have a shelf life of 5 years.

Freeze dried meals are super easy to prepare. Just add hot water and most meals are ready to eat in minutes! Most freeze dried meals that include meat have a shelf life of 7 years. Freeze dried meals which have a shelf life of 25 years do not include meat. Instead, these meals include a textured vegetable protein in place of actual meat.

Freeze dried foods are also perfect to take on your next camping or outdoor adventure! Choose the Camping category to view products that include meat. Choose the Emergency category to view products that do not include meat.

Regardless of which type of long term shelf life food you choose, they are ideal for rounding out an emergency kit or bug out bag.

For your consideration: Most people in their everyday lives eat more than the designated portion size indicated on product nutritional labels. Please take into consideration the size of your typical meals and the personal dietary needs of you and your family. Order quantities accordingly.

  • This Organic Emergency Freeze Dried Bucket by Wise carries 90-serving organic entrée and breakfast package that can provide three servings of certified organic food each day. The package includes meals such as pasta primavera and pineapple chipotle chili. (See the description below for more details.) When properly stored, this product can last for up to 25 years.  As long as you do your part to plan in advance, you don’t have to compromise your dietary needs even during an emergency event or natural disaster. Scroll down to view product details.  
       
  • This Gluten FREE Entrée and Breakfast Bucket by Wise carries a unique, gluten-free, 84-serving entrée and breakfast package that can provide three servings of gluten-free food each day. The package includes meals such as loaded baked potato casserole and potatoes & chicken-flavored potpie. (See the description below for more details.) When properly stored, this product can last for up to 25 years.  As long as you do your part to plan in advance, you don’t have to compromise your dietary needs even during an emergency event or natural disaster. You can also try some of our other Gluten Free items in the Products section below to complement your Entrée and Breakfast Bucket.  
     
  • This lightweight food bucket by Wise provides an opportunity to supplement your regular long term food supplies with additional servings of freeze dried meat.  Quick and easy to prepare. Also great for camping! This product has a shelf life of 15 years. See the description below for more details.  
  • Naturally gluten free, this Freeze Dried Fruit Bucket by Wise is a great addition to your other long term shelf life food stores. Mix with yogurt, cereals, or eat by itself for a tasty and healthy snack. Quick and easy preparation. Just add water! This product is not just for emergency preparedness. Because it is lightweight and sealed in a waterproof Mylar pouch, it is also perfect for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities!

    What's included in this package?

    • 4 pouches of Bananas (8 servings ea.)
    • 2 pouches of Peaches (8 servings ea.)
    • 4 pouches of Strawberries (8 servings ea.)
    • 5 pouches of Apples (8 servings ea.)

    Additional Product Details:

    • Freeze dried fruit
    • Easy to prepare. Just add water!
    • Food is safely sealed in Mylar pouches
    • To avoid waste, each pouch conveniently contains 10 servings (peaches are in 9 serving pouches)
    • Lock-in stacking buckets for compact and secure storage without the need of shelving
    • Grab-and-go handles for easy transport in an emergency
    • Total Weight: 2 lbs (per bucket)
    • 20 year shelf life
     
     
  • Naturally gluten free, this Freeze Dried Vegetable Bucket by Wise is a great addition to your other long term shelf life food stores. Add to your lunch and dinner entrees for heartier and healthier meals. Quick and easy preparation. Just add water! This product is not just for emergency preparedness. Because it is lightweight and sealed in a waterproof Mylar pouch, it is also perfect for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities!

    What's included in this package?

    • 4 pouches of Corn (8 servings ea.)
    • 3 pouches of Peas (8 servings ea.)
    • 4 pouches of Broccoli (8 servings ea.)
    • 4 pouches of Green Beans (8 servings ea.)

    Additional Product Details:

    • Includes 1 total bucket
    • Food is safely sealed in Mylar pouches
    • To avoid waste, each pouch conveniently contains 8 servings
    • Grab-and-go handles for easy transport in an emergency
    • 25 year shelf life
    Total Weight: 2 lbs SKU: RW40-62120  
     
  • This lightweight food bucket by Wise makes meal times a breeze when camping or hiking. Each lunch and dinner entree contains real meat. For entrees, add hot water to pouches, wait 12-15 minutes, and your meal is ready! Breakfast are even easier. Simply add cold water, mix well, and enjoy! See the description below for more details.  
     
  • Have some favorite meals? Order them by the case! These are the same meals that come in the camping buckets and kits by Wise. All the camping entrees include real meat and, as always, have a seven year shelf life.  Great for camping, backpacking, emergency preparedness, or just as a quick meal to get you through a busy day at home or in the office.  Made in the USA!
  • This box includes 34 servings of 12 entrees, 8 servings of breakfasts, and 14 servings of milk. See the description below for more details.  
       

  • Searching for an affordable high calorie and long-lasting disaster preparedness food? Well, look no further because S.O.S. emergency food bar packets provide a total of 3,690 Kcal, have a five-year shelf life, and have earned the US Coast Guard's seal of approval. Each packet contains 9 fortified food bars  All the food bars are coconut cookie flavor and are delicious! SOS emergency food bars are able to stand up to hot and cold temperatures. As such, they’re one of the best disaster foods on the market.