Mom in Training: Always be prepared with The Storage Room

January 12, 2016

Always be prepared with The Storage Room


When I hear "freeze dried" my mind immediately goes to the space ice cream I remember enjoying as a kid when we visited the space museum in school. Then it wonders onto freeze dried fruits because I love them for on the go snacking. I've actually had experience with many different freeze dried foods from fruits, to veggies, to soup mixes. They all are actually quite convenient to have on hand. If you've not tried any of them before let me tell you it's definitely worth checking out. Freeze dried fruits are great for keeping in your car for on the go snacks when you forget to grab something on the way out the door. You don't have to worry about refrigeration, and they are super yummy. Freeze dried soup mixes make dinner time a breeze, just add hot water and let the soup do it's thing! Freeze dried foods can also be used for emergency situations like being without power for an extended period of time, or being stranded in your car.

It seems like until you've actually experienced a situation where you had to do without something you don't really think about "being prepared". I know I never would have even thought about having emergency food and water in my car before learning about it through The Storage Room. It's actually a really great idea, especially if you have children. I know we definitely could have used something like this when we got stuck in a traffic jam coming home from vacation during a winter storm. We spent hours in our van with no where to go and we were definitely not prepared. The Emergency Food & Water For Your Car Kit would have definitely been a blessing to have for my kids to help with with their panic attack about being in the car so long they would starve to death. We weren't there that long, but when kids are young they tend to panic much sooner than us as adults would. Since we weren't prepared we didn't have extra snacks or beverages in the car and having this kit would have provided us with both.

Why Buy Freeze Dried Food?
One of the great benefits of freeze-dried food is that it's easy to use. All you have to do is add hot water. Imagine mixing water with a pouch of food and having ready-to-eat Western Chili a few minutes later. It's that simple. For some foods, like fruits and vegetables, they can be eaten dry for a pleasant crunch. The fruit is also great in trail mix.

Freeze-dried food tastes wonderful, and it's because the processing is very gentle on the food. Some preservation processes significantly alter the food, but that's not the case with freeze-drying. Vitamins, enzymes, and phytochemicals are well preserved. Even the color and shape of the food are intact because the food's cell structure is unharmed during processing.

Through the years, the process of freeze-drying has been refined and perfected, leading to an increased shelf life. Freeze-dried food, if stored properly, can stay fresh for up to 25 years. That's great news for anyone who does not want to rotate through food storage each month. You can just buy some delicious food now and stop worrying about it for a quarter of a century. Unless you're a doctor, that's more years than you spent in school. In fact, if you buy a freeze-dried food supply and have a newborn child this year, you could have a grandchild by the time you need to think about buying more food storage. Yeah, it lasts that long. Freeze-dried food is a convenient way to prepare for an emergency, and there are many reasons why it has gained such popularity and widespread use throughout the years.


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45 comments:

  1. Freeze dried strawberries. Mmmmm. My daughter loved them so much we had to buy them buy the #10 can for a while. Think the strawberries in Special K Red Berries for reference.

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  2. I love freeze dried fruits. Now corn was different.

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  3. Kitty IecvanJanuary 13, 2016

    I like freeze dried blueberries!

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  4. I've tried freeze dried fruit like Crispy Green and like it a lot.

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  5. I have tried freeze dried pineapple and I thought it was good.

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  6. I have not tried freeze dried food but I would love them on hand for an emergency. Living in Minnesota with our winters you never know when you might get stuck and need this.

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  7. I have never tried any freeze dried foods before, that I can recall. It would be great to have for emergency purposes though.

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  8. I have never tried it but I have often wondered about doing so!

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  9. I've never tried it before, but my son and husband did on a camping trip. They said it was a lot of food!

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  10. I have never tried it before, but what a great idea.

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  11. The only thing I can think of that I have eaten that is freeze dried are those two little shrimp in a cup of ramen .

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  12. Cindy MerrillJanuary 13, 2016

    I tried a scrambled egg & cheese freeze dried mix once a few years ago, it was good as I recall. though a bit salty.

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  13. I have never tried it, but i would love to!

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  14. I had won a box of Crispy Green and they are GF which is great because my son is diabetic and has Celiacs disease. It is important to keep food in our car never thought about putting these in there but they would be great too.

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  15. I tried freeze dried food on an extended hiking/camping trip about 30 years ago and just hated it. I haven't tried it since but have friends who swear the stuff available nowadays is pretty good.

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  16. Have you ever tried freeze dried food? No, I cant say that I have. But my family loves dehydrated fruits. We especially love dehydrated bananas.

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  17. I have never tried freeze dried food but would love to try them. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  18. I've tried some freeze dried fruits before.

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  19. i have not tried dried food.

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  20. No i've never tried freezed dried food before; this is a good idea to keep around though

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  21. I have had MRE's and space food, which I believe is freeze dried, and they are all edible. They are certainly better than eating bugs or grass if the emergency situation called for it.

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  22. I have tried freeze dried raspberries. They were so good! Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  23. I haven't tried freeze dried food.

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  24. I've tried freeze dried food before but it's been so long ago (15+ yrs) that i can't remember what it was or even if i liked it or not. But i wouldn't mind eating it if there wasn't anything else around to eat, or while camping.

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  25. I have never tried it, but i would love to try some.

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  26. I have not as yet tried any freeze dried foods!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  27. I have never tried freeze dried foods but I would like to have some for emergencies.

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  28. I haven't had any freeze dried food, but I'd like to try it!

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  29. I haven't had any freeze dried food, but I'd like to try it!

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  30. Me and my husband are survivalists, and we've tried MRE's before. Some are good, some could definitely use some improvement! Don't eat any seafood ones! Ick!

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  31. I haven't tried it, but it would be wonderful to have on hand.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

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  32. I have never tried it before, but my kids have during camp.

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  33. I love freeze dried sweet corn!

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  34. I have tried a few of the freeze dried fruits and vegetables before, but was a long time ago. The ones I tried were pretty good!

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  35. I haven't tried the freeze dried food.

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  36. No, I haven't tried any freeze dried fruit or food, but I would love to try it!

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  37. I have tried the strawberries and I loved them.

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  38. I have not tried freeze dried food, but this is great for the car for emergencies

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  39. I've never tried freeze dried food but wouldn't be against trying it, especially in an emergency. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  40. I frequently use my dehydrator to preserve fruits 7 veggies but I don't believe I have ever tried freeze dried fruit.

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  41. I've tried dried fruit (love some of them), but I don't recall trying freeze dried foods. Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  42. I somewhat like it. But in a disaster, it is great!

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  43. I tried some strawberry ice cream one time! It wasn't that bad, actually!

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  44. I have never tried freeze dried food as a adult. When I was a kid we had freeze dried ice cream and it was awesome!

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