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Food for Emergencies

We all know how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. That’s why stocking up on the right kinds of healthy, freeze-dried food is always a smart move. Many of our products were created for emergency situations and they do far more than give you a calorie boost — they’re also tasty and full of flavor. If you want to make sure you’re prepared for the unexpected check out some of our all-time favorite Backpacker's Pantry emergency preparedness picks, straight from the outdoor food experts.
With so many meal options, it's tough to choose which ones to stock up on. Here are some of our all-time favorite Backpacker's Pantry picks -- straight from the outdoor adventure experts!
Breakfast
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Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

#10 Can: Granola with Bananas & Milk an>(32 Servings)

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Indian Rice Pudding (2 Servings)

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Granola with Milk and Blueberries (1 Serving)

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Mango Sticky Rice (2 Servings)

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Whole Milk (4 Cups)

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

#10 Can: Granola with Bananas & Milk an>(32 Servings)
Now you have a simple, tasty breakfast in the convenience of a #10 can. This granola features a hint of vanilla, bananas, and whole milk powder. To prepare 1 cup of dry mix, simply add 1 cup of water to 1 cup of dry ingredients. Stir, serve, and enjoy! With a 25+ year shelf life, you can always be certain that you’ll have the food you need to keep going. Once the can is open, the remainder of your granola with bananas and milk should be consumed within seven days.

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Indian Rice Pudding (2 Servings)
Spice up your next breakfast with our traditional Indian rice pudding. This low sodium, soy free delight is full of almonds and raisins, plus an exotic spice blend of cardamom, orange peel, and honey. All you need is boiling water, a stirring utensil, and 15-20 minutes. You can also create a make-ahead cold breakfast with 2 cups of water and several hours of hydration time. And here’s another little secret: this dish is also perfect for dessert.

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Granola with Milk and Blueberries (1 Serving)
Preparing breakfast doesn’t get any easier than our wholesome granola with oats, real butter, almonds, blueberries, coconut, and milk… and that’s just what you need when you’re out hunting, exploring, hiking, and more. It’s an explosion of flavor and nutrition that you can make right from your sleeping bag! Simply add 1 cup of hot or cold water to the pouch and dig in.

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Mango Sticky Rice (2 Servings)
Our mango sticky rice is a sweet, black sesame seed-topped Thai delight that’s vegan, soy free, and full of all the delicious mango and coconut flavors you’d expect from this classic dessert. Here’s a bonus secret — our mango sticky rice also makes for a nourishing breakfast. All you need is 1 - 1.5 cups of boiling water and 15-20 minutes of patience, making it a great breakfast to have on hand, no matter where you are.

Breakfast Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Whole Milk (4 Cups)
Keeping your diet balanced while also consuming enough calories can be tough when you’re out in the wilderness… and that’s why powdered milk comes in handy! Just add 1/2 cup water to the pouch, stir until smooth, then add an additional 3-3 1/2 cups of water and stir well. Let it sit for 10 minutes, and then enjoy it solo, add to coffee, mix with granola or nuts, or whatever else sounds tasty
Entree
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Entree Picks for Emergency Preparedness

#10 Can Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry (14 Servings)

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3-Day Meal Kit

Entree Picks for Emergency Preparedness

#10 Can Mashed Potatoes with Gravy & Beef (23 Servings)

Entree Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Best Seller’s Bucket

Entree Picks for Emergency Preparedness

#10 Can Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry (14 Servings)
With a 25 year shelf life and 14 one cup servings, our #10 can of beef and broccoli stir fry is one meal you’ll want to have on hand. This flavorful mix of beef, broccoli, carrots, and white rice in a tangy garlic soy sauce is always a palate pleaser. No matter how deep into the wilderness your adventures take you, all this meal requires is some boiling water and a bit of time. Once the can is open the contents should be consumed within seven days.

Entree Picks for Emergency Preparedness

3-Day Meal Kit
This is the ultimate meal kit to carry you through your hunting, backpacking, and other outdoor adventures. This 12 dish kit includes 3 breakfast dishes, 6 entrees, and 3 desserts. Most can be prepared right in their pouches, though the two egg dishes and the hot apple cobbler dessert do require cooking in a skillet. Toss a 3-day meal kit in with the rest of your gear so you’ll always be prepared… and well fed.

Entree Picks for Emergency Preparedness

#10 Can Mashed Potatoes with Gravy & Beef (23 Servings)
This hearty entree of all-natural beef, classically creamy mashed potatoes, and a rich beef gravy was designed for one thing: to satisfy your hunger, no matter where your favorite activities take you. To prepare one cup, mix 2 cups of boiling water with 1 cup of dry ingredients. Stir well, cover and let sit for 13 minutes, stir again, and dig in.

Entree Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Best Seller’s Bucket
Want to be ready for anything? That’s what this sturdy, stackable, watertight bucket full of meals is for! It contains twelve of our most popular entrees, with three two serving pouches of pad Thai, Louisiana red beans and rice, shepherd's potato stew with beef, and rice with chicken. Less than 2 gallons of water is needed to prepare all of these meals, and you’ll have more than 39 cups of gluten free prepared food when it’s all rehydrated. Each product has a 6+ year shelf life.
Snacks
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Snack Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Salsa (1 Cup)

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All-Natural Peanut Butter (4 Pack)

Snack Picks for Emergency Preparedness

Salsa (1 Cup)
Taking fresh salsa on your outdoor adventures adds extra weight you don’t need… until now. Our salsa can be made however you like it: hot, mild, or something in between. A jalapeno spice packet is included with this delicious chunky salsa, so you control the heat. To prepare, remove the jalapeno pepper packet, add one cup of water to the remaining contents, stir it all up, and add your kick of spice (caution, these peppers are hot!), and kick back for 5 minutes while everything hydrates.

Snack Picks for Emergency Preparedness

All-Natural Peanut Butter (4 Pack)
We can’t take the credit for this one, but we’re sure you’ll love these little packets of nut buttery goodness from Peanut Butter & Co. Every packet is full of delicious, all-natural peanut butter that’ll keep your body fueled and ready for whatever your camping trip brings. It’s great on it’s own, or paired with apples, crackers, bananas, celery, and anything else you can think of!
Dessert
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Dessert Picks

Hot Apple Cobbler (2 Servings)

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Creme Brulee (2 Servings)

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Coconut Key Lime Pie (2 Servings)

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake (2 Servings)

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Mocha Mousse Pie (2 Servings)

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Hot Apple Cobbler (2 Servings)
Our hot apple cobbler is full of sweet cinnamon apples topped with a delicious savory cobbler crust. Cooking your cobbler is a multi-step process, but we still like to keep things simple. You’ll need boiling water for the apples and sauce, 3 additional tablespoons of water for the cobbler mix, and a non stick pan. The best part? You can be enjoying your dessert by the bonfire in less than 10 minutes

Dessert Picks

Creme Brulee (2 Servings)
Our chef's sweet and satisfying twist on this classic French treat is sure to have you looking forward to dessert after setting up camp. If you’re wondering whether this treat comes complete with a burnt sugar topping, never fear — you’ll get the full creme brulee experience, no blow torch required. You won’t even need hot water for this one, because this sweet treat can be made with cold water.

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Coconut Key Lime Pie (2 Servings)
Do you enjoy a bit of tanginess with your sweet desserts? If you do, our refreshing coconut key lime pie is the perfect flavor combination you’ve been craving on your backpacking adventures. Tangy lime and sweet coconut come together under a graham cracker crumb topping, and all you need to prepare it is 2/3 cups of cold water, something to whisk the mixture with, and 10 minutes of patience.

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Dark Chocolate Cheesecake (2 Servings)
Sinful dark chocolate cheesecake that only requires cold water? It is possible! Our dark chocolate cheesecake is rich, creamy, and comes complete with chocolate cookie crumbs to top it all off. Once you’ve added water, mixed everything up, and sprinkled the chocolate crumb topping over the filling, a mere 13 minutes is all that stands between you and a dessert you’ll want to bring along hiking again and again.

Dessert Picks

Mocha Mousse Pie (2 Servings)
This not-too-sweet dessert is just what you need after a long day of backpacking in the wild, and preparing it is a breeze. The only prep work standing between you and your chocolate mousse (with a touch of coffee flavor) is 1 cup of water, 2 minutes of brisk whisking, and 13 minutes of (im)patient waiting. Don’t forget to add the delicious graham cracker crumbs!
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