Augason Farms Emergency Food & Water Storage Family Kit (1 year, 5 people)
Augason Farms has made it very easy for you to protect your entire family. They have taken the basics and the favorites from our emergency food storage kits and put them together with enough calories and servings to feed a family of 2 adults and 3 children for one full year. Everything you will need to create great-tasting meals for your family either in an emergency situation or using the product every day.
The Family Kit with 76 different items ensures a broad selection of foods to choose from. With a shelf life of up to 30 years, it is ideal for long-term storage with plentiful amounts of our finest items for breakfasts, main dishes, desserts, entrées, bakery items and even snacks – enough to feed your family of 5 for one year. These products are so good and easy to prepare, you will want to break into your supply and use them every day.
Plus, Augason Farms is including a 72-hour Emergency Grab n Go Food Storage Pail with your kit. This is the perfect size to keep in your car, truck or RV, just in case.
Having plenty of water is a necessity in any emergency situation. Not only do you need water to drink, and for sanitary purposes, but you will also need water to re-hydrate and cook your meals. In the Family Kit, Augason Farms has included 4 of the 55-gallon Water Storage Kits. The 55-gallon water barrel is a durable container designed for closed water storage. The siphon hose is easy to use and will transfer up to five gallons of liquid per minute. The included Aquamira liquid water treatment drops are ideal for water storage treatment (up to 30 gallons each), and are effective on bacteria, viruses and cysts. No unpleasant aftertaste and meets stringent EPA guidelines.
Augason Farms makes emergency preparedness simple. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, Augason Farms has refined its recipes and sources the finest ingredients to create the highest-quality, long-term freeze-dried meal solutions in the business. While most emergency food companies contract their production and packaging to outside manufacturers, Augason Farms produce and package all of its food items from beginning to end – giving you peace of mind and their promise of the best quality and value you can purchase.
When buying any emergency food kit, always consider the length of time the kit will feed the number of people being served and most importantly, the average number of calories the kit provides each person in a day. Note that the number of servings is important, but not all servings are the same size. Calories will sustain you and your family, not the number of servings.
Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative (60 servings)
Self-filtering Water Bottle with Microbiological Filter: The safe and convenient way to drink clear, clean-tasting water anywhere is with the Aquamira Water Bottle and Filter system. It includes a high-quality 22-oz. (650-ml) Nalgene Sport Bottle with a sturdy push/pull valve system and polycarbonate flip cap to keep the drinking valve clean. A single filter treats up to 582 refills (100 gallons), and the bottle fits in most bicycle water bottle cages and backpack pockets. The Aquamira Microbiological Filter is a special thick-walled “porous plastic” filter designed to provide greater effectiveness than common thin-walled fiber filters. Tiny intricate pathways in the filter trap >99.9% of harmful Giardia, Cryptosporidium and other pathogens. Activated carbon reduces waterborne chemicals and improves water taste. Miraguard Antimicrobial technology suppresses the growth of bacteria, algae, fungus, mold and mildew within the filter media. Miraguard does not protect users against food-borne or disease-causing bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease-causing organisms. This lightweight easy-to-use system is ideal for wilderness or adventure travel, daily use at home or work, camping, bicycling, emergency kits and more. It makes it easy for you and your family to have a continuous supply of safe drinking water.
FireOn Emergency Fuel-Heat Source-Fire Starter: Easy to use as a fire starter or a sole heat source. Effortlessly started with a match, the intact disk will burn for up to 30 minutes. Since most meals require only about 15 minutes cooking time on a small, portable camp stove, FireOn can be extinguished and re-lit or broken in half for dual use. Add to any fuel source to start your fire.
Sealed cans and pails, either containing oxygen absorbers or nitrogen flushed, are the most effective long-term method of controlling the deteriorating effects of light, moisture and oxygen on the contents.
*Sealed/Opened to 1 year. Best when stored in a cool, dry place at temperatures between 55˚F and 70˚F (ideal humidity 15%).
**Special entrées must be refrigerated after opening and will have a 1-month shelf life.
Most Augason Farms items may ship to you in multiple deliveries from the freight carrier.
Storage Needs for the Family Kit
Food consists of 83 cases of (6) #10 cans in each = 84 cubic feet of space
#10 can cases are 18.5" x 12.5" x 7.5"
72-hour pail is 1 pail in a case = 11" x 11" x 14"
Q: How do I compare “servings per can or pail” to product weight and calories? A: The truth is you cannot. Serving sizes and number of servings per can are set with respect to government guidelines on food nutrition and recipe requirements for each product. You will find some recipe creations may require multiple servings of specific products to create the recipe. When reviewing food storage kits, a good comparison is based upon number of persons, calories per day, length of time and calculating the total number of meals possible. For example: 1-Person, 1-Year (3 meals per day, 365 days = 1,095 total meals), 1,700 calories per day. Your decision should be based upon average calories per day per person and not the total serving count.
Q: Once I open the product, how long do I have to use the product? A: Shelf life varies by product and is affected by temperature and moisture. Once the can/pail is opened, the storage life for most products is approximately one year.
Beans, Freeze Dried Fruits and Vegetables: 30 years
Grains: 30 years (Exception – Brown Rice: 7 years)
Dehydrated Fruits and Vegetables: 25 years (Exception – Banana Slices, Potato Gems: 10 years)
Freeze Dried Meats and Entrées: 25 years sealed - 1 month opened
Delight Drinks: 15 years
Vegetarian Meat Substitutes, Cereals, Bakery Mixes, Eggs and Dairy: 10 years (Exception –
Morning Moo’s: 25 years, Chocolate Morning Moo’s: 15 years)
Soups and Sauces: 10 years (Exception – Vegetable Stew Blend, Hearty Vegetable Chicken or Beef Soup Mix: 25 years)
Q: How will my product be shipped? A: Most items are shipped by small parcel carriers like FedEx. The larger kits will arrive in multiple boxes from a single carrier.
Q: What do the numbers mean that are marked on my Food Storage Kit Boxes? A: To facilitate fulfillment of your order, all kit boxes are pre-assembled with specific products, then pulled from inventory to assemble your order. Numbers on the boxes may not be in sequential order. Pail items will be shipped in separate cases.
Q: Why when I open the cans/pails, are some only partially filled? A: With some products, settling occurs and is expected. Cans/pails are sold by weight and not by volume for that reason.
Q: Where should I store my product? A: Product is best when stored in a cool, dry place at temperatures between 55˚F and 70˚F (ideal humidity 15%). Heat shortens the storage life of any food – the cooler the storage, the longer the storage life. Once product is open, please ensure the lid is secure when storing and use within the guidelines.
Q: If a can gets dented, does it affect the quality of the product?
A: SMALL DENTS MAY OCCUR IN CANS FROM SHIPPING, AND THIS IS NORMAL. THEY DO NOT POSE A PROBLEM, PROVIDED THE SEAL HAS NOT BEEN BROKEN AT TOP OR BOTTOM OF THE CAN. IF THE SEAL HAS BEEN BROKEN AT THE TOP OR BOTTOM OF THE CAN, PLEASE CONTACT SAM’S CLUB CUSTOMER SERVICE TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE: 1-888-746-7726.
Dents should not occur from shipping in pails. You may however, see indentations in the pail from air pressure changes in shipping. This will not harm the product inside and should straighten out over a short period of time.
Q: Are the cans/pails marked with "use by" dates? A: Cans/pails are marked with a production date called a Julian date. For example, 17022 means the can was produced in 2017 on the 22nd day (January 22). Each can is also marked with the expected storage life.
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Standard - 2 to 6 business days
shipped by FedEx with 88 boxes in which the order may not deliver all at once.