Will I need to cook my Hibernate food storage?

Not in the traditional sense—there are no recipes other than adding water. (Though feel free to mix things up and get creative...see our Instagram page for great ideas on making even more deliciousness out of your Hibernate food!) Some meals do require heating and simmering in order to rehydrate, and some meals are just more enjoyable eaten hot.

How much food do I need for 30 days?

One person needs to consume roughly 60,000 calories to comfortably live for 30 days. That’s based on a 2,000-calorie diet of nutritious food that will fuel your body with protein, carbs, and the right vitamins and nutrients to maintain a normal lifestyle. One of Hibernate’s 1-month food supplies will supply a person with all of the above plus you get to eat delicious meals like maple brown sugar oatmeal, hearty vegetable soup, cheesy broccoli rice, and even vanilla pudding for dessert! You could even snag one of these buckets and use it as a two-week supply for two people, safely storing it for up to 25 years!

Do the meals in the premium food storage supplies contain real meat?

To maximize your value, we provide calories and protein (and all of the other nutrients you need) through healthy grains, dairy, and vegetables. Try it, and we promise you’ll love it. We even back that promise up with a 90-Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee. For those that can’t go without real meats, we have some great options like our freeze-dried chicken and freeze-dried beef that can be added to your meals.

How many calories are in your meals?

Great question! Our premium food storage supplies provide over 2,000 calories per day. Most other food storage companies lower their prices by lowering the calorie count —so don’t fall for that trick!

How long will my Hibernate Food Storage last on the shelf?

Our foods are prepared and packaged using the most effective preservation methods available. Most of our foods will last for up to 25 years on the shelf! Some of our add-on items will last up to 10 or 15 years. See the product descriptions pages for the shelf-life details of all of our foods.

How do I store an emergency food supply?

First, store your food in a cool, dry place preferably away from accident prone areas—like the water heater closet. Next, follow the rule of first in-first out—meaning if you have things in your food storage supply that will go bad in your those first, before they expire.

What if I don’t like my Hibernate food storage?

We’re sure you will—but if for any reason you’re not satisfied, we offer a full 90-Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee. Just send an email to and we’ll get you all taken care of!

Why should I buy emergency food storage?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that every household be prepared with at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food and water for every person. A major disruption in our food supply could leave people needing much more than three days of food. Recent events have reminded us that preparation is key to reducing stress in unexpected and drastic times of need. It just makes sense to have a supply of food and water on hand for whatever may come. Consider investing in emergency food storage as a form of food insurance that you should never be without.

What are some best practices when it comes to food storage?

The absolute most important rule of food storage is to have it. You don’t need to have to have an entire year’s supply of emergency food storage now. Just get started with a supply of food for 30 days and build from there. Be sure to store foods that will allow you to maintain proper nutrition (2,000 per day, plenty of protein, lots of variety). Know how to work with the food supply you’ve got. Experiment cooking your Hibernate foods, it’s easy—just add water and simmer!

How much food do I need for 6 months?

How much food required for a 6-month food supply is dependent on a few factors. Consider how many people are in your household, what each person is typically consuming in terms of calories on a daily basis, and what they actually like to eat. For six months, each person will need plenty of protein and carbohydrates to maintain energy and nutrition. You could start off with a 6-month supply of food, and then supplement with other great options like fruits and veggies, eggs, and even pancakes to ensure everyone stays happy and healthy.

How much space will I need for a 3-month supply of food?

With Hibernate, a 3-month supply of emergency food storage will come in 3 conveniently stackable and lightweight buckets. The buckets weigh 36 pounds. The measurements for each bucket are 18” X 12” X 12.5”. We pack our buckets to the brim, so you can store more food in less space.