Chef's Banquet ARK Emergency Food Storage: 335 servings dehydrated food, sealed mylar pouches with oxygen absorbers-essential for grab and go kits, camping & outdoor food. Best long term disaster survival preparedness rations for peace of mind
- 335 Servings of Long Term Emergency Food
- 20 Year Shelf Life
- 11 Simple and Quick to Prepare Varieties sealed in individual zip seal pouches
- Easy and Safe to Stack for Optimal Storage
- Delicious Just Add Water Meals with No MSG
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Whether sheltering in place or grab-and-go evacuating, this 335 serving bucket is your first line of defense after your 72 hour kit.The ARK bucket contains enough calories for 1 person for 1 month. The 11 entrée varieties are mildly flavored so they won’t make the throat, eyes & nose of the mild palated prepper bleed during an emergency. Like your food a little spicy, tape a bottle of Tobasco sauce to your bucket. For preppers & campers looking for a more well-rounded macro & micro nutrient profile, the ARK pairs naturally with the Chef’s Banquet Fruit or Vegetable bucket. Or add a sprouter & sprouting seeds for your living greens.
Light and stackable or easy to grab-and-go- The Ark can be repurposed for food storage, bailing water, moving dirt, sand or debris.
- Meals come in sealed & resealable mylar pouches with oxygen absorbers & make for excellent backpacking or outdoor meals.
- Amazon customers have called the ARK “a great deal per meal for dry storable food compared to anyone else.” Another said “I highly recommend this product for your food storage program."
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If I'd been more attentive to detail, further assessment of the product prior to purchase may have deterred me from making this purchase.
Freeze dried food, yes, although not packed per serving or double serving (my bad for not investigating). Several cryo bags with content of each variety in one or two large packs.
Have been brewing up the chicken stew and giving the spoon a lick the last couple hours, reveals salty but palatable. Shouldn't be surprised by salty, it's dehydrated food meant for long term stability.
My suggestion for those interested in purchasing this product based on my initial assessment of viability for immediate consumption and long term storage is...
Good to go for weekend campers, bring a squeeze bottle of Sriracha to take the salty edge off with some heat, open a pack or two and put a couple different varieties in freezer bags, prepare for more water and fuel to reconstitute than advertised to the degree of three times, have a cooking vessel with a tight fitting lid essential to rehydrate, low and slow as expected.
You will need:
- rehydratable food (this kit, for example)
- clean water, water purification tablets, or personal water filter plus storage bottle
- Kelly Kettle or similar camp stove with cook kit - for heating water
- eating utensils & dishes/bowls
- wash up supplies
It is surprisingly heavy, so has a lot of food in it. A good START for food storage/emergency prep. They say it has a shelf life of 20 years under certain controlled conditions. Since most homes do not offer those conditions, you might have to cut that in half - still, 10 years is pretty good. A few things to be aware of though:
* Most importantly, all of the food is white flour and potato-based carbs - it may offer all the CALORIES you need to stay alive, but it will not offer the NUTRITION you need to stay healthy. It is a good base, but you will need to add tinned/dried meats/fish (or legumes) and vegetables to each meal, and eat fruit (fresh or freeze dried) as well, if you want to stay healthy.
* Each envelope has from 9 - 18 "servings" (I think the average adult would eat 3-4 of their "servings" for a typical meal), which is fine if you are feeding a family or crowd, or have access to refrigeration. If you are saving this for true emergencies, however, the power is likely to be off, so if there are just one or two of you, some of the food is likely to spoil before you can eat it.
* The meals take, on average, 20 minutes of constantly applied heat to cook. That's fine if the power is on or you have a wood stove and lots of fuel. But I suspect most will be buying this in case of earthquakes or hurricanes when there is no power. Under those circumstances, unless you have a very large reserve off-grid fuel supply, you are better off with MREs or just-add-boiling-water meals like Mountain House.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Got this for my son, we never open it. Hope its good if ever the time arrive.Published 7 months ago by donna
Very good deal, considering the amount of meals vs. the cost. The competitors offer much smaller portions at a much higher price. Very happy.Published 16 months ago by darcy lapointe
Very fast delivery time; always good to a product like this in storage, incase of economic, environmental or war in this very unstable world we live in.Published 20 months ago by Julian