A: It’s recommended that most folks start with a 3-Month Survival Food Kit for each person in their family and build their stockpile up from there. That’s a solid start to your food supply and it puts your family in a good position to get through the most common disaster situations.
Keep in mind that caloric needs vary based on your age, gender and physical activity level. Every person’s needs, goals and desires for nutrition and calories is different.
Our kits are intended to provide you with energy and nutrients during stressful emergency situations. They are not intended to be complete caloric replacements during “normal” times. In general, an average adult needs approximately 2,000 calories per day to meet their energy needs. Our 3-Month Kits on average provide 1,206 calories per day. For most people, this caloric intake will be enough for survival, although it may not be enough for optimal nutrition, especially for an extended period of time such as 3 months.
Every person’s access to supplement with other foods on hand (canned, bulk, refrigerated, frozen, etc.) and their likelihood to supplement by acquiring additional foods (via fishing, hunting, gardening) during an emergency situation is different. For that reason, we recommend that you customize your food plan to meet your unique needs. If you prefer more variety, need more food each day or want to feed multiple people, we offer a number of supplemental products, including food bars, meat packs, fruit and vegetable packs, etc. By combining a 3-Month Kit with these additional products, you can ensure that you have 2,000 calories per day available to you during emergency situations.
We’d be happy to discuss your particular preparedness goals, and to help you select more or less survival food to meet your unique needs. Just call our friendly Customer Service team at 1-800-728-0008. We’re available 24/7 to help.