There may be a day on the horizon when food and water is the currency of the day. Dollar bills will be fire starters, and insulation. The mama with a garden full of new greens and a pantry full of food storage will be the richest person on the block.
And the companies with the food storage know it. Prices have skyrocketed in the last few years as fears have increased about the future of our economy and whatever may come in 2012.
Mountain House, Morning Moos, and Emergency Essentials are at the top of the heap for expensive. The LDS church is still the cheapest I've found, but I've been working since May to get into a location without much success.
I recently stumbled across EfoodsDirect, a company committed to the taste of food storage instead of a 50-year shelf life, and they've been doing it for the last 30 years. Because of the way they process the foods, it has a 15 year shelf life with the same level of flavor, then loses a bit of the "garden fresh taste."
And it's about a tenth of the price.
I was so impressed I signed up to be a distributor. If you use the link below, I get a kickback, but even if you don't choose to use my link, I highly recommend this product over anything on the market - for price and taste.
To take some of the guesswork and time out of the food storage planning - they also have an option for an autoshipment plan if you want. Even the autoshipment is cheaper than regularly buying Mountain House every time I stop at Walmart.
I'm still going to work to get into the LDS food pantry, but in the meantime, this is a great way for me to fill in the holes in my food storage.
My Efoods Site- The Survival Mama