Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will I need to cook my Hibernate food storage?

A: Not in the traditional sense—there are no recipes other than adding water. Some meals require heating in order to rehydrate the food in a reasonable amount of time (not to mention some meals are just more enjoyable eaten hot).

Q: Do your meals contain real meat?

A: We love meat—but it’s an expensive source of calories and protein. To maximize your value, we provide the calories and protein (and all of the other nutrients you need) by using plant protein. Try it, you’ll love it. And we back that promise up with a 90 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee.

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

A: 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!

Q: How many calories are in your meals?

A: Great question! Our kits and serving sizes are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Most other food storage companies lower their prices by lowering the calorie count (even to as low as 1600)—don’t fall for this trick!

To maintain your weight and health, especially in an emergency, your body needs to maintain the average calorie intake you’re used to in your normal lifestyle.

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

A: Our meals are prepared and packaged in the best conditions—and with the best materials available in order to maximize taste, texture, and shelf life. 

Q: Aren’t all dehydrated food storage kits out there good for 25 years?

A: Not necessarily! Hibernate meals are good for 25+ years and we have the experience to back that statement up. But many, even most of the companies that tout a 25-year shelf life for the products haven’t even been around for 25 years! 

We’ve been manufacturing quality food storage for 75 years now, and we’ve actually saved, tested—and enjoyed—food that is well over 25 years old. We can tell you from personal experience that it tastes as good as the day it was packaged.

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