What is the better choice for survival food? How do MRE, Freeze Dried Food (FDF), or storing canned food and bulk grains from the super market compare?
Below I have scored the options for disaster survival food against these factors;
- storage life
- storage space
- preparation time
- cost (per meal).
The scoring goal is to have an objective calculation. However the ratings are my subjective opinions, and are based on the facts and information I have been reporting in this blog. I have also added a second level score with a weight for each factor. Again, this is my opinion about the factor’s relative importance to a survival food strategy.
The weighted score total for the survival food options is out of 10.
It is also important to note that the scoring was based on a required food supply that will last 6 weeks to 3 months.
MRE would rate better in a 72 hour survival kit comparison with mobility and easy to heat as factors.
Here are the scores;
You can see that based on the way I have scored and weighted Freeze Dried Food is the superior choice especially for longer term preparedness of 6 weeks to 3 months.