Emergency planning can be fairly overwhelming so purchasing a back up supply of food bars can provide a great start. Firstly begin by calculating your own or your entire family’s daily caloric intake so you know how much food you will need per day to continue living comfortably. In a crisis, the last thing you want is to be running in a caloric deficiency especially if you need to work to clear debris of a storm, make repairs to your home or hike a distance to evacuate. A guide to caloric intake is approximately 2500 calories for an adult male and 2000 for an adult female.
Food bars are the perfect option for long term food storage because of this shelf-stable nature. They are the right type of food to put into your Bug out Bag, or to keep in the office or in your car as they are small enough store the recommended three days worth of food at all times in case of emergency. Food bars also do not need any form of heat, water or additional equipment to prepare. They are specifically designed as a highly convenient ‘grab and go ‘meal so knowing you have a box of food bars will give you peace of mind in the unfortunate scenario where a disaster strikes.
For these reasons food bars are often employed by the military or emergency responders – so follow their lead and stock up now.
Nutrition and Taste
Emergency Food Bars deliver proper nutrition. And the ingredients have been carefully chosen to be the least likely to produce an allergic reaction in anyone. The Mayday brand bars have absolutely no nuts or nut oils used in their production. Those who may have an allergy to nuts will be able to eat these products without any problem. In order to protect those who are subject to potentially serious nut allergies, these bars are produced in machinery that has never been used with nuts.
The flavor of
Mayday Bars have a pleasant apple cinnamon taste with texture similar to a cookie. These bars have been reviewed to be a pleasing taste and texture. Mayday bars are designed not to promote thirst, an important factor when water may be short. The bars may appear to be quite dry, but consuming them will not make you crave water. The larger Mayday bars are meant to broken into smaller pieces to either share or eat as small meals or snacks. Helpfully, the bars themselves are scored into 400 calorie servings so you can easily break them apart with your hands. It is recommended to seek out bars fortified with vitamins and minerals to keep your body functioning at a healthy level. Mayday bars are enriched with vitamins – specifically 100% RDA Vitamin A, E, B5, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Niacin, Copper, C, D, Calcium, Folate, Biotin, Iodine, & Zinc. 4% RDA of Iron.
The Millennium food bar range is designed to be a nutritionally balanced but calorically dense food. At 400 calories this is a small meal packed into the size of a candy bar. It also boasts 8 grams of protein making it great for satiation. These bars come in a variety of enjoyable flavors; Apricot, Blueberry, Cherry, Coconut, Lemon, Orange, Raspberry, Tropical Fruit, or Vanilla. Reviewers rate the taste of these bars as “a subtle flavor that receives a thumbs up from the entire family”.
They have a typical protein bar texture that is similar to a chewy cookie and their taste is very popular among outdoors enthusiasts. These are also enriched to provide balanced nutrition with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Calcium, Iron, and Niacin.
The Guardian food bars have an enjoyable shortbread cookie flavor and come in portion controlled 400 calorie packs which prevent the loss of food by not having to break pieces off single larger bars.
All bars come in specialty vacuum packed bags and carry a 5 year shelf life and are produced under strict food handling procedures to provide you with an easy and safe food choice to contribute to your emergency management plans.
Vacuum packing also guarantees that your food is safe from contaminates. In the case that your food storage becomes flooded, or damaged by storm debris as long as the packaging stays intake and sealed your food will remain safe.
There is a difference in the sizes of the bars available. Mayday Bars are available in
400 , 1200, 2400, and 3600 calorie sizes. You should always keep in mind that once the packaging is broached, the emergency ration will have to be consumed within a certain period of time before deterioration sets in. The smaller 400 calorie size gives you the option of only opening what you may need at the moment, and not have to worry about unused portions spoiling.
Bars are quick and easily portable emergency rations that are nutritionally complete, and can be stored for up to 5 years. There is no better way to get a nutritious meal without having to stop and prepare something.