Augason Farms emergency food tomato basil pasta soup mix pantry packet long term food storage emergency meals prepper food pantry backpacking meals Walmart emergency food Dehydrated Meals Prepping Cooking hi it's AlaskaGranny I'm out at my Granny Camp which is my Alaska off-grid cabin and I'm going to prepare a simple meal with an Augason Farms entree pantry pouch emergency food storage meals in a pouch these are pouches that you can pick up the Augason Farms emergency food meals are similar to Mountain House but I found them at Walmart and they were about half the price of a Mountain House type entree the entrees have a shelf life from 10 to 15 years if you look on the back of the package it tells you this particular flavor of Augason Farms emergency food has a shelf life of 10 years and if you open the package it's still fresh for one year as long as you seal it up and store it properly these food storage meals come in a heavy duty plastic bag with a freshness date printed on it.
that you know approximately when you should use it up the pouches seems sturdy I store the pouches in a five-gallon bucket because I want to make sure that they don't get chewed on by animals or just get in the way.
that the bag or the pouch could be damaged I don't want it to leak and then the food wouldn't be sealed properly for me to enjoy when I want the flavor of Augason Farms emergency food meals I'm trying today is Tomato Basil with Pasta Pantry Packet which is a soup this entree has 8 servings and most of the Augason farms meals seem to have four servings per pouch if you look on the back the nutritional information tells you there are eight servings 150 calories each because this emergency meal food is a soup it requires more water makes 8 servings to me that's too much food for when I'm at Granny Camp.
I'm only going to prepare half the pouch today and it says on the package directions here that one serving size is 1/3 cup.
If I want to make four servings I'm going to measure out for 1/3 cup servings and I know I have half of the product.
I'm going to light my stove and put 4 cups of water on to boil to make half the pouch the cooking directions tell you to add the ingredients to the boiling water and simmer it on low for 20 minutes some of the other varieties you add the water you put the lid on you remove it the heat and you just let it steep.
Pay attention before you choose any of these Augason Farms complete meal food storage meals the amount of servings the amount of water that you add and to the specific cooking directions because it varies from entree flavor to entree flavor each Augason Farms pouch is a little bit different the water 's boiling.
I'm going to open the Augason Farms dehydrated meal food pouch. This is what it looks like and you can see there's an oxygen absorber you remove that dispose of it and there's the Tomato Basil with Pasta.
Since I'm only cooking half of it I'm going to measure out 1/3 cup servings and stir and simmer for 20 minutes if you carefully seal up the package the rest of it will last for up to a year it's been 20 minutes I'm going to stir in some cut-up meatballs give it a little more flavor and variety it is a thick broth you can see the noodles are large there's also some little tomato bits and some little rice type sized pasta bits it looks better with the meatballs it's creamy and thick let's try it it's actually pretty tasty and filling I don't like the idea that you have to cook it for 20 whole minutes I prefer the types of pouch entrees where you just bring the water to a boil add the ingredients and just let it warm through it's the kind of meal I could take to my Alaska off-grid cabin I could take it backpacking or camping and I could stockpile for emergency survival situation meals look for the Augason Farms meals pantry pouches or entree meals dehydrated food storage in a bag see if they might not be a part of your food storage or emergency planning supplies learn more at alaskagranny.com please subscribe to the alaskagranny channel.