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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Why is the Government Stockpiling Survival Food?

It really is a small world ... especially in the
preparedness and survival industries. With a community that prides
itself on staying informed, you can't really keep things secret for
long. So it's no surprise that we were among the first to get wind of
some very unsettling news. In fact, it was so disturbing that we felt
it was only right to share with you what we've learned.

One of the nation's largest suppliers of dehydrated food
has cut loose 99% of their dealers and distributors. And it's not
because of the poor economy. It's because this particular industry
leader can no longer supply their regular distribution channels. Why
not? Because they're using every bit of manufacturing capacity they
have to fulfill massive new government contracts. Look, the
government has always been a customer of the industry to some extent.
But according to our sources, this latest development doesn't
represent simply a change of vendor on the government's part. It's a
whole new magnitude of business.

And that's not all.

Apparently, even though they've cut off their regular
consumer markets, the industry leader I've just mentioned still can't
produce enough survival food to meet the government's vast
requirements. How do we know? Earlier this month, FEMA (the Federal
Emergency Management Agency) put out a Request for Proposal, or RFP,
for even more dehydrated food. The RFP called for a 10-day supply of
meals - for 14 million people. That's 420 million meals. Typically,
FEMA maintains a stockpile of about 6 million meals. Why the sudden
need to increase the stockpile by 420 million more? (And that's in
addition to whatever our aforementioned industry leader is
supplying.) It almost seems like they're trying to stock a modern day
"Noah's Ark," doesn't it?

By the way, just days after the RFP went online, it
suddenly went "poof" ... vanished. Could it be that some high level
official suddenly realized he was letting the cat out of the bag?
That people aren't stupid, and would recognize the implications of
420 million emergency meals? Has the government removed the RFP from
the public process and approached potential suppliers privately
instead? We may never know.

But here's what we do know. This kind of spending by a
minor government agency in this economy just doesn't make sense ...
unless there are extraordinary circumstances behind it, circumstances
we aren't privy to. Because Congress has failed to pass a budget, the
government is now operating under what's called a continuing
resolution. The practical effect of this continuing resolution is
that the government stays in business, but all extras are curtailed.
Agencies spend far less on travel and training expenses, for
instance. And they certainly don't start stockpiling supplies.

In this economic climate, you would expect FEMA also to
be minimizing expenses. But clearly, they're not. If you do the math,
the approximate tab for 420 million meals comes to about a billion

What is so urgent that FEMA is spending a billion dollars
on survival food?

Could officials be worried about extensive power grid
damage from solar flares? (A big one hit last week and took out
communications in China.) Are they worried about riots and
demonstrations causing gridlock in communities? (The demonstrations
in Wisconsin and Ohio have been peaceful so far ... but look what
happened in Egypt.) Are they worried about terrorist attacks? (Some
reports say that there's been more "chatter" lately on terrorist
communication networks.)
But here's the most important question. No matter what it
is - are you ready for it?

Are the cans of soup and the extra jar of peanut butter
in your pantry going to be enough? How long will it last you? Because
let's face it, in a true emergency, forget about finding what you
need at the store. You know what it's like when there's even a
moderate snowstorm in the forecast - no bottled water, no toilet
paper, no bread to be found anywhere. The shelves are stripped bare
in hours. Most people simply don't realize how fragile the food
distribution system is in this country. In order to squeeze out every
penny of profits, most stores now use just-in-time inventory systems,
which leave no margin for error. Any kind of natural or manmade
catastrophe would cut supply lines to the stores and leave millions
of people with no way of getting food. And it could be anything.
Power outages. Riots. A terrorist attack. Flooding. Blizzards.

If you've never gotten around to buying an emergency food
now is the time.

If you've been putting off this decision, perhaps it's
because there's a lot to consider. Things like shelf life,
nutritional value, cost, storage space, portability, and even the
packaging. The ideal storage food is shelf stable for long periods of
time, nutritious, great tasting, easy to prepare, and easy to store.
So where can you find the best emergency food supply for your money?

The 72 Hour Emergency Meal Kit from Solutions From
Science fits the bill on all counts. It's shelf stable for up to 25
years, compact, delicious, convenient, and nutritious. We recommend
you get at least one Kit per family member. Each Kit provides 12 meal
servings for one person for 3 days. Plus, you won't have to worry
about eating the same thing meal after meal. The 72 Hour Emergency
Meal Kit gives you six pouches with two jumbo servings in each pouch.
It comes in four delicious varieties: Lasagna, Chicken Ala King,
Creamy Chicken Pasta, and Stroganoff. No other emergency meal kits
give you a better value, and here's why:

Filling and delicious - today, tomorrow, or 25 years from
The food in our 72 Hour Emergency Meal Kit is designed to
last up to 25 years in optimal storage conditions. How is that
possible? First, we use no animal proteins, which can make food
rancid. Next, we remove excess oxygen by flushing the package
interior with nitrogen to prevent food spoilage. Each package is
sealed to protect against moisture, sunlight, and critters. The
compact packaging makes it easy to grab and go, too, if you need to
get to a safer location. You can even keep store some in the trunk of
your car, just in case.

Flavorful enough to eat even when there's no emergency
Every one of our recipes is developed by expert chefs who
understand that survival food is only as good as it tastes. When
you're in an emergency situation, enjoying a tasty meal helps to keep
stress down and morale up. Some people even use our emergency meal
pouches as Plan B when they don't have time to get a home-cooked meal
on the table. It's that good! It's also ideal to take along when you
go camping, backpacking, fishing, or hunting. The secret is in the
careful preservation of the ingredients. Some companies cut corners
by either freeze-drying all ingredients, or by dehydrating all
ingredients. We don't; we use the right preservation technique for
each food. This ensures that flavor, texture, color, and nutrients
are all preserved optimally.

"Stick a fork in it!"
Our unique cook-in-the-pouch technology means you don't
have to worry about finding or washing a cooking pot. To prepare a
meal, you simply open the meal pouch, add boiling water, reseal, and
wait 12 minutes. Then dive in with a fork or spoon and enjoy. It's
that easy! What if you don't have a way to heat the water in an
emergency? Use cold water instead. It just takes a few minutes more.

Who's got the real "value meal?"
If you take advantage of our special sale, you'll pay
just $3.25 per serving. It's a value that can't be beat. That cost is
easily in line with what you'd normally spend per person for lunch or
dinner. You can't even buy a fast food "value meal" for $3.25. And
"value meals" don't stay shelf stable for long periods of time.

To take advantage of this very special sale, be
sure to use coupon code

Wouldn't you sleep better at night knowing you and your
family will have food on the table (or in the pouch), no matter what
may happen? I urge you not to delay; order your supply of emergency
food today.

The first 72 hours in any emergency are critical. Having
a plan in place to ensure everyone has food is one of the top
priorities. That's why we recommend you get at least one Kit per
family member. But if your budget allows, we urge you to stock up and
get even more. We've developed a very special offer for you - but it
won't last long, so hurry! The Meal Kit normally costs $59, but for
the next 72 hours, you can buy it for just $39.97 (plus $15 shipping
and handling). This special sale ends Friday, February 25, at 11:59pm
Central Time. We won't be able to offer prices this low again. To
take advantage of this special sale, order online at and be sure to use coupon
code 72hour.

Be well,

Bill Heid
President, Solutions From Science

P.S. We have ironclad agreements with our supplier so
that our supplies will not be interrupted by government contracts.
But we expect demand to be high, so I urge you to order your 72 Hour
Emergency Meal Kit without delay.

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