We recently had the opportunity to review emergency food items from Mother Earth Products. This company offers dehydrated and freeze-dried goods perfect for preppers, campers and more.
Mother Earth Products is a smaller, family owned company. They believe in low-debt, self-sufficient living. The owner is very “hands on,” and he may even be the person you speak with if you contact Mother Earth Products.
The company offers freeze-dried and dehydrated fruits, vegetables and meat substitutes. You will also find dried legumes, grains and dairy products in addition to soup, dessert, bread mixes and more.
Survival Food Review
We had quite the selection to choose from and have done a bit of experimenting. This was not only our first attempt at many of these dehydrated food items, it was also an introduction to TVP, or Textured Vegetable Protein (aka meat substitute).
We adapted the Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe that was included with our package:
¾ cup dried potatoes
¼ cup dried carrots
1/3 cup dried cabbage
1/3 cup dried corn
2 Tablespoons dried onions
½ cup TVP chicken chunks
1 tsp chicken bullion
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic
Cover with 2 quarts water in crock pot and cook on medium 2-4 hours.
I also made a few of my own creations. I found the TVP products were great for breakfast. Simply soak ¼ cup bacon or sausage bits in ¼ cup hot water while you shower. By the time you are done, your goods should be rehydrated and ready to scramble up with a few eggs for a nutritious breakfast. One morning when I had extra time I rehydrated ¼ cup bacon bits, ¼ cup bell peppers and one teaspoon onion according to the directions and then scrambled it up with three eggs. My husband asked for seconds.
Mother Earth Products packages everything in resealable Mylar bags and offers a variety of sizes. This allows you to simply measure out what you need and seal up the rest for later. No more waste.
While their products are already extremely affordable, the website also educates you about how you can get your emergency food for free by going in with a group of friends of family. They will even supply you with the necessary packaging materials.
Our experience with Mother Earth Products was wonderful. The food was great and easy to use. My contacts with the owner were welcoming and helpful.