When someone says, “ready-to-eat food” what probably comes to mind is things like frozen pizzas. While we can totally understand why you would want to stay away from stuff like that, they are not the only option when it comes to ready-to-eat food. In fact, long-term food storage is often anything but frozen foods. A lot of it is dried and/or powdered so that you can taking camping or still use it even if the power goes out. But there are a lot more reasons than just those to have ready-to-eat food on hand.
Here are the top five of those reasons:
When you’re hungry, going through all of the motions and taking time to cook is beyond annoying. Ready-to-eat foods are exactly what they sound like. They are available for you to eat whenever. Of course, some of them require some cook time, but that’s only half an hour at most. Not too bad, right?
It keeps you prepared
We all want to think that nothing bad will ever happen to us. And it could be that nothing bad ever happens to you. But peace of mind is something that is so valuable. Having stored food that doesn’t require you to keep it frozen or refrigerated could give you that peace of mind that you are prepared just in case something goes wrong.
One of the hardest parts of prepping for camping is trying to decide what food to bring. Then you have to worry about keeping your food stored properly while you’re out in the wilderness. That’s pretty stressful. But with ready-to-eat foods, you have your meals all planned out for you and there’s no need to worry about having enough ice for your cooler. All you need to do is make sure that you have enough water to make the meals (but you should be making sure that you have enough water no matter what).
Cooking while camping is not for beginners. Unless you have some massive RV with a kitchenette, it’s pretty difficult. Most ready-to-eat food only requires, at most, hot water. Some of it doesn’t even need that much. You can just eat it straight away. How easy is that?
As mentioned, ready-to-eat food isn’t all microwave pizza. A lot of it is actually very healthy, with meals like bean medleys, veggie mixes, and oatmeal. These meals have great caloric value without those calories being based in junk.
These are only a few of the reasons why having ready-to-eat food is a great idea. So, if you’re looking to have some good, on-hand meals for camping, or are just wanting to feel prepared for whatever life may throw at you, ready-to-eat food could be a perfect solution.