Q: Where should I store my Wise Food?
A: This depends upon where you live. Meals made of both freeze-dry and dehydrated components are affected by temperature, moisture and light. Optimal storage conditions for our meals are in cool, dry places.
Q: How much water will I need?
A: On average, each individual serving requires 1 cup of water.
Q: Do I have to use boiling water?
A: Hot water speeds up the process of reconstitution. Meals will be ready to eat more quickly when hot water is used. However, many of the meals can be re-hydrated and ready to eat with any temperature of water.
Q: How are the meals packaged?
A: 100% of our meals are packaged in mylar pouches. These pouches are then arranged in durable polyethylene buckets for easy storage. Please see our Smart Packaging section for more information.
Q: How long do the meals last in storage?
A: Studies have proven that freeze-dried and dehydrated foods will last up to 25 years or even longer. For optimal storage life it is suggested that food be stored in a cool, dry place, such as a basement, with room temperatures of 50 to 55 degrees.
Q: Why use both freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients?
A: Certain ingredients set-up and taste better when freeze-dried (vegetables, fruits, meats) while others do better dehydrated.
Q: What alternative uses are there for your product?
A: In addition to storing meals for an emergency situation a number of customers have found our products to be versatile enough to be consumed on a day-to-day basis. Entrees are also often used for camping, hunting and backpacking trips. Others pull them from the pantry at home or take them to work when they don t have time to prepare a meal or go out for lunch.