It may be hard to imagine you or your family in an emergency situation, but natural disasters and financial burdens do happen. By focusing on preparing the essentials for you and your family during these stressful times, you can be better equipped to cope with anything that comes your way. Emergency Essentials is one of the best emergency stores and they carry everything you need to be prepared from MRE's, water storage, communication, dehydrated and freeze-dried foods, first aid kits and tools.

The ability to build your own emergency first aid kit is one of our favorite features of this disaster preparedness service and there are so many individual items and kits available to add to your first aid emergency supply. From basic survival items to equipment you would have never thought to add, this feature allows you to purchase materials your family will need and can use on a daily basis or during emergency situations.

Variety is the spice of life. Emergency Essentials covers all the survival food basics, including grains, dairy, entrees, soups, fruits, vegetables, and desserts. Each food storage item has the calories, protein and vitamins your family needs to stay healthy. Emergency Essential has a wide variety of foods, and offers a variety of packaging and sizes. You can purchase dehydrated foods and freeze-dried foods in the traditional number 10 cans, but you can also increase the amount of basic food storage you collect, like lentils, sugar and wheat, by purchasing these items in Emergency Essential's Superpails, which are equivalent to eight number 10 cans.

While many of the freeze-dried and dehydrated-foods such as fruits and vegetables could technically be classified as gluten- and lactose-free, we were disappointed that Emergency Essentials does not have food storage items categorized to meet specific allergen and special dietary needs. We would like to see these needs met with individual number 10 cans as well as specific year supplies.

Information and connectivity are two of the most important tools a company can provide you. Emergency Essentials has done a fantastic job at both. They provide outstanding emergency preparedness and disaster preparedness articles for your family to study, as well as easy-to find contact information. If you need to contact Emergency Essentials for any food storage or survival equipment questions or orders, you can email or call them. You can also connect with them through their Twitter and Facebook accounts, read their blog and subscribe to their monthly email newsletter.

Emergency Essentials Summary:
7.8/10

Emergency Essentials is an emergency preparedness store we recommend for families and individuals. Their website is packed with the essentials your family needs in an emergency. From food and water storage to survival equipment, they have everything you need for disaster preparedness.

 
 
 

Emergency Essentials

Pros
Emergency Essentials has a fantastic variety of food storage and survival equipment as well as invaluable emergency preparedness education.

Cons
There are no food storage options for special dietary needs.

The Verdict
: 7.75/10

Emergency Essentials provides you with quality food and materials your family will love eating and using.