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  • What Is The Best Survival Food With A Long Shelf Life?

    Look, no one wants to spend the next 25 years planning for a disaster to happen, but statistics show that you should definitely be preparing for it anyway. A big part of that preparation is ensuring that your family will be self-reliant when it comes to long-term food storage and water in case of an emergency, and our job is to make that as simple as possible for you.

  • Is Rice A Good Emergency Food?

    Your body, even if you saw a dreaded disaster coming, still has a natural fight or flight response that makes it run at a different pace than you’re typical day-to-day. You need to fuel it accordingly. Now don’t be surprised when we tell you that rice is a great way to do just that.

  • 5½ Easy Tips For Building Your Emergency Food Supply

    As crazy as it might sound, you’re doing part of a step simply by reading this. Preparing your mind for the task ahead is a key component of building your emergency food supply. You have to know a little about what you’re getting into and researching tips for the best way to build your emergency food supply is essential! So BAM—step .5 complete! Super proud of you.
  • Dinner For Backpacking Adventures

    If you’ve ever prepared your own pack for a backpacking trip, you’re familiar with the Tetris-level difficulty of getting all the exact right bits of clothing, gear, and food in all the exact right spots so there is nothing important getting smashed, all the frequently used items are easy to reach, and all the weight is distributed evenly so you’re comfortable for the trip and don’t tip backward off the trail. Seriously, it’s puzzle work for a professional.
  • Best Way To Cook My Food Storage

    Seriously, buying and cooking your food storage from Hibernate is truly simple, and incredibly delicious, to boot! (No, it doesn’t taste like a boot.) Just imagine a world where all the terrible things you used to believe about food storage vanished...
  • How Long Can You Survive Without Water?

    Getting an answer to the question, “How long can you survive without water?” is a little more complicated than you might think. But there is no direct, all-encompassing answer because all of our bodies and circumstances are so unique. Some people have generalized that a human can go 48 hours without water, or even up to 72. But that answer fails to take into account the specifics of every individual situation and therefore can’t be accurately relied on.
  • Nutritional Benefits Of Dehydrated Food Storage

    Everyone knows that what you put into your body matters, big time. You are what you eat, as they say!


    Well, at Hibernate, food storage nutrition is a top priority—meaning, it’s about more than just great flavor and value (though you’ll get that with our food, too). What we’re saying is, we have zero intention of forcing you to practice a well-it’s-remotely-edible-so-I-guess-I’ll-endure-it type situation when you’re already suffering through an emergency and all that entails. Simply put, emergencies suck, but your food shouldn’t. And that includes the nutritional quality of your freeze-dried food as much as anything else.

  • What Food Never Expires?

    Almost every food designed for human consumption has an expiration date. And what that date is will depend on a dozen or more factors: open or sealed, raw or cooked, refrigerated or frozen, ground or whole, dry or wet, etc., etc. But did you know that there are a few foods—we’re using that term loosely and you’ll find out why below—that may never actually expire?
  • What Is The Best Emergency Food Supply

    The best emergency food supply is the one that is perfectly tailored to your specific household needs and location. But let’s dig a little deeper ...
  • How Do You Store Your Emergency Food Supply?

    Think of this post as your basic how-to for storing your emergency food supply! Read on to find the answers to the most important questions about keeping your food storage safe, edible, and as convenient and accessible as possible for you and your family.

  • Camping Food Ideas

    Is there anything worse than having to come up with food ideas for camping that are going to taste good, be remotely healthy, and are easy to prepare while smack dab in the middle of nowhere? Look to Hibernate to solve all those problems and more this camping season!

  • How Much Food Do I Need To Feed My Family In An Emergency?

    We need to be prepared to protect those we love most, no matter the circumstance. We help you calculate how much emergency food you may need to feed your family in a crisis.