Free 72-Hour Survival Food Kit From Food4Patriots: Is It A Fresh Find… Or Will It Leave You With A Bad Taste In Your Mouth?
I have tasted a ton of survival foods over the years, from dehydrated and freeze-dried, to canned, and even ration bars. And, unfortunately, most of them have left a pretty bad taste in my mouth.
Most of them are bland, chalky, or just plain bad.
So, needless to say, I was a bit skeptical about Food4Patriots’ “Free 72-hour Survival Food Kit.” But I bit the bullet, placed my order, and waited for about a week for it to arrive. I’ve got to say, overall, I’m pretty impressed with this little setup. It does have a few things I would change, but for a 3-day meal kit it’s pretty dang good.
(Pro Tip: always make sure to pack your own seasonings in your bug out bag. You can never go wrong with extra salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc. You can make your own seasoning kits – and, in a crisis, you’ll thank yourself). But don’t just take my word for it, grab one for yourself – it’ll be $15.00 well spent (and, if you’re not satisfied, they’ve got a pretty stellar money back guarantee).
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Check out my review and exactly what I thought of this 72-hour survival food kit below.
While $14.95 seemed a little steep just to cover the “shipping” for this 3-day supply of food, I understood why as soon as I picked it up. You get different packs of carb-heavy and extremely filling food dropped on your doorstep. The same amount of food from something like Backpackers Pantry or Mountain House would be around $30 – $40. Here is what they sent me:
(Let me know in the comments if you get something different and what you thought of it).
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Expectation Vs Reality – How Does It Look?
We had a small cold snap here, so I decided to make the Homestyle Potato Soup to take away the chill… so how’d it fare? See below.
The potato soup does have a great smell while it’s cooking… very “homey.”
As a “pro tip” (or a tip from someone who made this mistake), pour the ingredients in slowly and whisk quickly…. otherwise, it ends up chunky and you spend a lot of time breaking down the chunks for even cooking.
Expectation VS Reality
(Remember, I’m not a food photographer by any means… but this isn’t far off from what the website showed! I’m rather impressed).
But the real question is…
How Does It Taste?
I’ve got to be honest… I’ve tried this brand before (a long time ago)… and they have definitely made some improvements. It is very thick and filling, and has a good base flavor. It definitely needed some black pepper and salt, but it wasn’t near as bland as I was expecting! Hell, the only thing missing is a big hunk of cornbread!
I’d give this a 4 out of 5 for taste! And I’d be more than happy to have this in a crisis… or even just to eat around the campfire!
Lightweight: The Food4Patriots meal kit is surprisingly lightweight (not as light as freeze-dried food, but I’ll give it a pass since it doesn’t have that telltale “freeze-dried taste”).
A Good Chance To Branch Out And Try New Survival Food: I’ve tried quite a few different survival foods, and most of them are pretty awful. And, if you wanted to try this same amount of food, it’d cost you nearly double the cost of the free shipping (+ taxes), so getting to try 3 new survival foods for under $15.00 is a win in my book!
Resealable Bags: Unlike ration bars that hit a countdown timer the second you open them, these can be closed up and used for multiple meals (though I do have my issues with this – see below).
High Calorie – High Carb Ratio: Lets set the record straight… if you’re in a survival situation, you are not on a diet. You need calories and you need carbohydrates. If you have a medical reason that you can’t have carbs, this kit is not for you. But, for most people, the high amount of calories and carbs would be a fantastic asset in a crisis since it helps you keep your energy up and your mind sharp.
No Directions For Single Serving: While this food has a resealable top, you only really get directions for cooking the entire package. I’m sure that you could split it into multiple meals, but you’d get inconsistent mixing and flavors.
Needs Clean Water To Cook: Unlike ration bars and MRE’s, you do need both clean water and a heat source in order to make this food edible. It’s great as a base camp food, but it’s definitely not a trail-ready meal.
Inaccurate Cooking Times: ]This is probably my biggest gripe about this 72-hour kit. I found that if I cooked the food exactly as they describe it, you still end up with crunchy rice and undercooked potatoes. I’d recommend you let it simmer at least 5-10 minutes longer than they state on the package.
BYOS (Bring Your Own Seasonings): This food tastes fine, but it is a little on the bland side… at the bare minimum, bring extra packets of salt and pepper (I prefer the potato soup to be extra peppery, but that’s just my opinion).
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Why It’s Free:
Honestly, they want you to try the food. They’re going to give you several opportunities to upgrade your order to a 1-week, 1-month, or even a 3-month supply immediately after you say yes to the free 72-hour kit. And, if you’re serious about prepping, it might be a good opportunity for you to stock up quickly for a relatively low price (compared to others on the market).
Shipping & Handling:
Shipping is $14.95 and it comes to your door via USPS Express. I was surprised at how fast it actually showed up!
Food4Patriots offers a guarantee that is almost unbelievable… it’s a double guarantee
You get a 365-day guarantee where, if you’re unsatisfied with the product at any time in the next year, you can return it for your money back.
But you also get a second “BONUS” guarantee (one that I assume they wouldn’t expect anyone to actually act on). If you find ANY of your meal packs have spoiled at any time in the next 25 years, they’ll give you 3x your money back. Don’t believe me? See for yourself:
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What’s your opinion? Is this a “fresh find,” or does it leave a bad taste in your mouth?
Let me know in the comments below.