Forgot your password?

How To Make Emergency Food Bars

By Edited Jun 30, 2014 0 1

1 Year Supply

What is an emergency food bar?

In the event of an emergency situation, it is expected that you should plan on 3 days of no electricity, refrigeration, gas, heat or cooling. Since the possibility of a crisis is fairly high due to natural disasters, terrorism, and other threats, many people take it upon themselves to be prepared for the inevitable risk of being left defenseless. Popular emergency kits include 72 hour supply kits, stored water, canned and freeze dried foodstuff.

If you don't have the time, money or space to store shelves of can and freeze dried meals, there is another option available. Emergency food bars are ready to eat bars that have a shelf life over 5 years. Their purpose is to be only the calories and nutrients you need to survive. They are not intended to be tasty or luxurious. Packed with nutrients and a day's worth of calories (usually 1200-2400 calories per bar) emergency food bars are a great way to be at least prepared to feed yourself in the event of a disaster. Not only are they extremely transportable, high in calories, and non-thirst provoking, but they are also very inexpensive. You can feed a family of 4 for 3 days for around $20 worth of emergency food bars.

Emergency food bar reviews:

ER Bar
3600 calorie ERBar - Packed with nutrients and 3600 calories, the ER Bar is a great choice if you are stocking up on emergency food bars. The taste is not unpleasant and the consistency is similar to stale cornbread. A great choice if you have never purchase a food bar in the past.

Mainstay 3600 emergency food bars - Similar in caloric density, Mainstay emergency food bars are a little pricier, but taste a little better. Some compare the taste to a bad cookie out of a vending machine. They are ready to eat, and enriched with vitamins and minerals that exceed the RDA requirements.

How to make emergency food bars:

With the cost of emergency bars being so low, it may not make sense to make your own. However if you are interested in experimenting with different ingredients to make a bar that you and your family will actually enjoy, here are some tips to make your own emergency food bars:

1. Choose your favorite dehydrated fruits, nuts, potatoes, oatmeal or whatever you like.

2. Mash all of the ingredients into a big mixing bowl until it becomes a big sticky ball of food.

3. Divide and form the mixture into bar shapes on wax paper on a plastic tray. Make sure the tray is small enough to fit into your freezer.

4. Use almond bark to cover each of the bars and "glue" all of the pieces together. Make sure you leave enough room in between each bar so you the almond bark doesn't overlap.

5. Freeze the tray of bars.

6. Remove and individually vacuum wrap each food bar so that they are in neat individual packages.

7. Store the bars in your emergency food supply kit.

Don't forget the shelf life of these bars will be much less than a manufactured emergency food bar, so be sure to rotate the bars regularly.


Jan 27, 2011 12:07pm
I didn't even know they made commercial grade emergency food bars. Time to start stocking up for Dec 2012! :D
Add a new comment - No HTML
You must be logged in and verified to post a comment. Please log in or sign up to comment.

Explore InfoBarrel

Auto Business & Money Entertainment Environment Health History Home & Garden InfoBarrel University Lifestyle Sports Technology Travel & Places
© Copyright 2008 - 2016 by Hinzie Media Inc. Terms of Service Privacy Policy XML Sitemap

Follow IB Lifestyle