Emergency food is especially sought after in times of social crisis, which could undermine the normal food supply, especially in our globalized world, where we are used to walking into a supermarket and buying what we like best.
In modern society we use long-life food in the pantries, “what more just in case”, generally they are canned products that have a very long shelf life, usually meat, fruit in syrup and vacuum-packed dry foods.
Man has always tried to preserve, for lean periods or for the winter, the foods he usually consumed, but by treating them in different ways to prolong their life, we think of dried meat, smoked fish or even the salting of meat and fish and fruit drying. With modernity we have come to freeze-drying, cold drying, thus creating a food that does not expire or that in any case lasts for years.
Industries that have been using emergency foods for a long time are those that need nutritious foods that are light and easy to carry and prepare, such as the military, adventurers and hikers. The military is often far from the supply lines, think of the recent Afghanistan, you have to carry nutritious foods in your backpack and prepare them in the simplest and fastest way. The same goes for adventurers who need a serious caloric intake on an expedition to Antarctica or Siberia, but have little space in the sled. Even those who face long trekkings in self-sufficiency prefer emergency foods , nutritious, light and easy to prepare.
So whether you are military, adventurers, preppers, survivalists or are waiting for the zombie apocalypse, the important thing remains the right choice of the right emergency food, to face the mission or the crisis that awaits you. You will have to eat freeze-dried foods for days, so choose healthy (as natural as possible), tasty and nutritious products.