PROS / The food storage estimator is very detailed and easy to use.
CONS / There are no disaster kits for specific situations.
VERDICT / While there isn't a huge variety on this site, Augason Farms provides food storage with a home-cooked taste your family will love.
Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Emergency Preparedness Stores here.
Augason Farms places a large focus on providing nutritious and delicious survival food in a crisis. In fact, the company even recommends that its customers use its products in daily meal planning. This focus on food alone keeps it from being one of the best emergency preparedness stores, as survivalist customers will only be able to purchase a portion of what they need. This might not serve as a good introductory store for the person investing in survival gear for the first time.
Augason Farms has a tab allotted for preparedness supplies, but it is mostly composed of food bars instead of flashlights, knives and other supplies. There is a small selection of survival kits from one person up to 10 people, and the survival kits come with essential emergency gear. While we were disappointed overall when it came to emergency gear, we were happy to see that Augason Farms provides decent emergency kits. However, there are no disaster-specific kits for floods or earthquakes, and the basic survival kits do not have all the benefits of those.
Most of the emergency food supplies provided by this service comes in #10 cans, which offer an average 25-year shelf life. Augason Farms provides a good mix of the basics such as freeze-dried fruits, dehydrated meals and vegetables, drink mixes, vegetarian foods, and meat substitutes. You will be able to make your freeze dried food bulk fit your dietary preferences.
One of our favorite features on this website is the food storage estimator that you gain access to by signing up for a free account. With this estimator, you can determine how much food you need for yourself, your spouse and your children. The estimator asks you the sex of each family member, his or her daily average food intake and whether he or she has any special dietary needs. You are then able to see the emergency food supply your family needs for one year, six months, three months and one month.
Augason Farms provides you with fantastic emergency preparedness pointers and food storage tips. Among other offerings, there are YouTube videos and other tips on how to prepare your home inside and out for a disaster. You'll also learn what survival supplies to have on hand for each specific disaster.
If you are new to making emergency food and gear investments, Augason Farms' limited selection won't overwhelm you with information. The food selection is large enough to meet your needs, but the lack of disaster kits brings it down. We still recommend it based on the superb food options.