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20 Tips for Emergency Preparedness

You may have noticed that the disastrous emergency events of 2017 felt like a dress rehearsal for Armageddon. First it was the horrific hurricane that flooded Texas and the Gulf States, before the second hurricane arrived and destroyed just about everything on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. And just when we were starting to get a grip on those massive disasters, the wild fires hit and burned thousands of acres of California. The fires were the most unexpected of our recent catastrophes, many leaving victims with only minutes to abandon their property before it was taken down in flames.

As tragic as these disasters have been and will continue to be, they have hopefully served as a lesson in making us all more aware of how important emergency preparedness is to our family’s security. Remember what the great statesman and inventor, Benjamin Franklin said about the subject, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” With that in mind, Augason Farms has compiled a list of 20 easy, yet crucial tips for making sure you’re ready for any emergency.

  1. Create a family emergency evacuation plan. Make sure that everyone in your family understands two things: how to vacate your house or apartment in a safe way; and where you are to meet after evacuation. Your meeting place should identify two locations – one near your house and one that is outside of your neighborhood.
  2. Make an emergency communications plan. Be sure that everyone identifies a person and their contact info that they can reach out to in the event of separation. Pick a friend, neighbor or relative that you all know and will all contact via phone or Internet to ensure everyone knows where all your family members are located.
  3. Don’t forget your furry friend’s safety. You should make a plan to ensure all of your animals are going to be safe in an emergency. Things like checking to see if nearby emergency shelters will accept animals; being sure that your Vet’s contact information is listed on your emergency contact card; and finally, proactively store extra food and water in anticipation of your pet’s emergency needs.
  4. Know your children’s school emergency plans. Obtain a copy of their plans and keep it with your emergency kit. Discuss the plans with your kids on a regular basis so that it is ingrained into their memory.
  5. Rehearse your children’s personal information with them. If your children are young, be sure that they know their full name, address and phone number. Teach them how to use the 911 system and explain how important contacting help in an emergency can be.
  6. Start and maintain an emergency food storage program. Regardless of your budget, you should start and maintain a supply of foods designed for emergency situations. You can start small and add more as your finances allow, but every home should have at least a three-day supply of food and water on hand at all times. For information about the kinds of emergency foods available and how easy they are to prepare, visit www.augasonfarms.com.

During March 2018, visit your local Associated Foods Store for a FREE CASE OF WATER with the purchase of any Emergency Preparedness Kit valued over $25.

  1. Make some “Bug Out” backpacks for quick evacuations. These small backpacks are filled with everything you need to survive for at least 72 hours. Emergency foods, water filtration bottle, duct tape, a premium First Aid kit, multi-tool, solar radio, cooking kit, emergency blankets, flashlight, toiletries and other items you deem necessary. Once you’ve compiled your kits, place them around your house in strategic places. Once you decide it’s time to evacuate, all you have to do is grab your bag and hit the road.
  2. Keep your car’s gas tank at least half-full at all times. Since you never know when an emergency situation could arise, you can never be sure your local gas station will be open and pumping. Often, major refineries are forced to shut down during hurricanes and floods, reducing the amount of gas that’s available nationwide.
  3. Keep some cash on hand to get you through the first week of a disaster. Some of the first things to go down during a hurricane or other weather related events are the ATM machines. And since most banks close during crisis situations, you cannot depend on them for your monetary needs. Experts recommend keeping at least $200 on hand (in small bills if possible) to cover your expenses for the first few days of any emergency event.
  4. Keep extra medications in your go bags. You should keep some extra over the counter drugs (aspirin, nausea and anti-diarrheal pills, etc.) as well as any prescription medications anyone in your family is taking.
  5. Learn where your utility shutoff valves are and how they work. Regardless of what type of place you live in, (house, apartment, condo, etc.) it’s important to know where your electric, gas and water shutoff valves are located. Be sure to keep any necessary tools required nearby and in a place that everyone in your family knows the location of in case they are the ones to turn everything off.
  6. Buy insurance and document your valuables. Since an emergency can strike at any time, it’s good to preplan by having an updated homeowners or renters policy in force at all times. You should also take the time to photograph your valuable objects so there is no misunderstanding of what you need to replace with your insurance company’s adjuster. It will definitely help when you file your claims for storm damage, etc.
  7. Keep your vaccinations up to date. From flu shots to tetanus, knowing your family’s vaccinations are up to date will give you piece of mind when you are facing the kind of conditions you may be forced to do during an emergency. Make sure you have a written record of all of your vaccinations. And, don’t forget your four-legged friends’ vaccines, either.
  8. Get to know your neighbors. Through neighborhood associations, school events, etc. it’s important to know your neighbors and to encourage them to be prepared for an emergency too. When a real emergency strikes, it’s neighbors who will depend on each other to get through the first crucial hours or days.
  9. Keep a pair of hard-soled shoes by your bed. You have at least a 30% chance that any emergency that hits suddenly will do so at night, so you need to get in the habit of performing some simple steps to help ensure your safety – hence, the hard-soled shoes. These will help reduce the chance of you stepping on broken glass or any other sharp objects you may incur when evacuating your home at night.
  10. Place an emergency kit in your car. In addition to a flashlight, you should keep a small emergency kit in your car that contains some food and water, a small first aid kit, an emergency blanket and some waterproof matches. You can make your car kit much more inclusive, but just including these few, basic items will guarantee your car will always be a source of emergency assistance.
  11. Take a first-aid/CPR class from your local Red Cross or YMCA. Knowing how to perform CPR or how to stop bleeding can be two lifesaving skills everyone should know. Don’t wait until you need to know these skills – be prepared by taking these classes now. Visit this site to find a class near you: http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/cpr. You may also want to take the same classes for your four-legged friends too.
  12. Keep photocopies of all your important papers in one central location. Make copies of your drivers licenses, passports, birth certificates, social security cards, insurance information and medical histories and keep them all together for easy access. Be sure to place these in your bug–out bag so they’ll go with you during an emergency evacuation.
  13. You can never have too many working flashlights. By placing flashlights in different parts of your home (especially in your bedroom), you will always be able to see what you are facing and how to escape from immediate harm
  14. Practice, practice, practice. It may sound silly, but in order to consider your family “emergency ready,” you’ve got to practice and discuss all the ways you will face an emergency together. Rehearse evacuating your house and meeting in your pre-designated convening area. Check your bug-out bags regularly and make sure all your water and food and medications contained within them are not outdated.

Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!


Augason Farms Sheperd’s Pie

  • 3 cups Augason Farms Potato Gems (prepared)
  • 2 cups Augason Farms Vegetarian Meat Substitute Taco
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 cups Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Red & Green Bell Peppers
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Augason Farms Tomato Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Carrot Dices
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Freeze Dried Peas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

To 4 cups boiling water add 2 cups taco, onions, peppers, tomato powder, beef bouillon, carrots and peas. Cook until all vegetables are soft. Pour into 9×13 pan. Drop potatoes by spoonfuls on top of vegetable dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place in 325 F oven for about 20 minutes until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.

Winter Preparedness with Augason Farms

January is the month we all plan to make changes…to our diet, our careers and our overall plans for the upcoming year. However, one thing we usually ignore is getting our food storage pantry ready for the winter months that still lie ahead. Winter storms and natural disasters are just a couple of the things that can happen to remind each of us how unprepared we are to handle an emergency situation. By taking the time to prepare for the unexpected now, we can be assured that we’ll have an adequate supply of nutritious, easy to prepare food to see us through the worst of the remaining winter storms.

January is the Time to Stock Up on Hearty Food Storage

Winter meals require nutritious ingredients that can provide the fuel our bodies need to keep the winter out. Augason Farms understands how important having the right food storage products on hand can be in giving you the selection and options you’ll need for nutritious winter meals.

Besides convenience and taste, buying Augason Farms products will save you money. To help make it easy to stock up now, we’re offering these great products for just $8.99 each through January!

  • Gluten Free Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • Gluten Free Red & Green Peppers
  • Gluten Free Beef Flavored Vegetarian Meat Substitute
  • Hearty Vegetable Beef Flavored Soup Mix
  • Hearty Vegetable Chicken Flavored Soup Mix

All of these terrific products can be combined into heart-warming dishes like stews and chilies that will warm your body and soul. Here’s a great tasting recipe to fortify your body from the frosty January weather. It’s an easy and hassle-free way to make dinner!

Veggie Beef & Rice Recipe

  • ¼ Cup Augason Farms Beef Flavored Meat Substitute
  • 1 Tbsp. Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • 1 Cup Augason Farms Hearty Vegetable Beef Flavored Soup Mix
  • 3 Cups water
  • ¼ cup Augason Farms Long Grain White Rice, prepared

To prepare, bring water to a boil. Add soup mix and onions. Cook for 10 minutes. Add beef substitute and cook additional 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice and enjoy!

**To make a “meat-lovers” version simply substitute Augason Farms Beef Flavored Meat Substitute with Augason Farms Freeze Dried Beef. A chicken version of this recipe can also be made using Freeze Dried Chicken (or Chicken Flavored Meat Substitute) and Hearty Vegetable Chicken Flavored Soup. Whichever version you make, it’s guaranteed to take the chill off and provide you with a nourishing, great tasting one-pot dish.

(Remember that by taking advantage of these low prices now, you’ll avoid the necessity to have to go shopping when it is snowing outside.)

January is also the perfect time to keep your pantry winterized by filling it with all your family’s cold weather favorites like Augason Farms Chocolate Morning Moos chocolate milk mix to make the world’s best hot chocolate!

Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!

Simplify Holiday Cooking with Augason Farms

Whether you and your family like to eat them on their own or add to a favorite recipe, there’s no denying that vegetables are an essential part of any holiday cooking. Even the pickiest eaters can’t resist those traditional hearty dishes that are a staple at Thanksgiving dinner.

This month, Macey’s and Augason Farms are teaming up to offer you a great deal on freeze-dried and dehydrated vegetables that will be sure to simplify your holiday cooking. Because while everyone loves the food served at Thanksgiving dinner, no one likes to be stuck in the kitchen all day chopping, dicing and slicing when they really want to be spending time with family who traveled to be together just for the holiday. This Thanksgiving, Augason Farms can help you save time in the kitchen so you can really enjoy the holiday.

In-Store Savings for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

All Thanksgiving dinners have their indispensible seasoned stuffing mix, and Augason Farms is making it even better for you this year. During the month of November, when you purchase any two Augason Farms vegetable items, you’ll receive $2 off Stuffing Mix. Speaking of which, no stuffing mix is complete without Augason Farm’s dehydrated onions and celery, which saves you from the worry of cutting and chopping (or getting teary-eyed while doing it) and gives that stuffing a traditional flavor you all love!

Simplified Holiday Recipe Ideas

Stuffing isn’t the only dish you’ll need to go along with the turkey this year. Here are a few other ideas for simplifying your holiday cooking on Thanksgiving with Augason Farms veggies:

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mashed Potatoes

You’ve washed, peeled, chopped, and boiled your potatoes only to realize you were so distracted checking on the turkey you boiled them too long! If this is a familiar story, cut out the time and the hassle of made-from-scratch mashed potatoes this year and instead let Augason Farms do the work for you, but still enjoy the same great taste. Augason Farms Potato Gems are complete mashed potatoes that just require water and heat! There’s practically no labor and no stress involved. If you want to add an extra twist to these, try add-ins like:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh herbs like chives and parsley

With the delicious taste of these potato gems, you’ll have everyone fooled that you didn’t slave away in the kitchen all day just to make them!

Crockpot Cream Corn

Finding space in the oven is a struggle each year for all of those warm, hearty sides you want to serve along with your turkey. Free up some space with this delicious crockpot recipe for cream corn! Use Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn in this recipe to get that just-picked flavor in this dish that many consider to be a true comfort food.

In a crockpot, just combine:

  • 20-30 oz. Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn (rehydrated)
  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup Augason Farms Butter Powder
  • ½ cup Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
  • 1 tsp. Augason Farms Iodized Salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until all ingredients are melted and combine easily when stirred. It’s really that simple!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Every Thanksgiving gathering needs some delicious appetizers to keep everyone’s hunger at bay while the turkey is finishing up. This recipe only requires a few ingredients and a couple minutes to put together. Plus, with Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes, making this yummy appetizer is even easier!

In a pan over medium heat, combine the following until melted:

  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Then stir in:

  • 1 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes (rehydrated)
  • 14 oz. artichoke hearts (chopped)

Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat, stir in 4 minced garlic cloves, then season with salt and cayenne pepper.

Here’s to a delicious, easy (and stress-free) Thanksgiving!

New Augason Farm Products!

This month, Augason Farms is so excited to introduce a lot of new and delicious products. Like all of our items, all of the raw ingredients and foods that we are introducing are carefully selected, blended and packaged into unique recipes that are “Family Approved,” delicious and nutritious, and will stand the test of time.

As a way to celebrate our new product releases, Augason Farms is offering a special deal to all of our customers—buy $25 in new products, and get $5 off. Here is a list of our new items.

New #10 Cans

We are bringing you some new items that are staples in most kitchens, which means you’ll be able to always have these staples in your pantry. When 5 o’clock rolls around and you feel like you don’t have anything in your fridge, you can go to your Augason Farms arsenal and whip up an amazing and delicious dinner.

  • Peanut Butter- This timeless favorite is always good for a sandwich, but you can also throw it in smoothies, cookie dough or sprinkle it on ice cream.
  • Nacho Cheese Blend- This Mexican blend of cheese is great to have on hand anytime your family is craving nachos or to sprinkle on enchiladas.
  • Colby Jack Shredded Cheese- This sharp cheese is perfect for a hot, bubbling dish of macaroni and cheese.
  • Black Bean Burger- This is tasty meatless twist on a classic hamburger. 

#10 Fruit Cans

Augason Farms is bringing you four new freeze-dried fruits. They’ll be perfect for quick snacks, cobblers, breakfast or anything you can think to put fruit in! Freeze dried fruit is a fantastic option because it helps retain more nutrients and flavor. Here are our new fruit cans:

  • Freeze-Dried Diced Pears
  • Freeze-Dried Blackberries
  • Freeze-Dried Red Grapes
  • Freeze-Dried Mangoes

Super #10 Cans

Our new Super #10 Cans are the ideal pantry item. These cans are filled with 4-6 serving size pouches, so it’s easy to portion out just what you need. Our new maple brown sugar oatmeal is a great and easy on-the-go breakfast item. We also have delicious soups and meals for quick lunches and dinners that will also fill you up.

  • Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • Creamy Stroganoff
  • Creamy Chicken Rice
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Lasagna
  • Corn Chowder
  • Chicken Noodle Soup

Organic Soups Special

In addition to our special offer on our new products, Augason Farms is also offering a special offer on our Organic Soups- buy 2 of our Organic Soups and get $1 off. Our organic dry mix soups are a tasty and easy dinner option. Simply add water and simmer for 15 minutes. With delicious flavors like Chicken Noodle, Butternut Squash, Roasted Red Pepper, Corn Chowder, Cheddar Broccoli and Tomato Basil, it’s easy to find a soup that your family will love.

Here at Augason Farms, we aim to be constantly evolving to be a better company for our customers and take special attention to ensure that every item we put on your shelf is top quality. We plan on continuing to bring the best items to you in the future.

Celebrate the Big Game with Augason Farms


Big Game Prep is Easy with Augason Farms

In a month that usually has lull of post-holiday festivities and cold weather, thank goodness for the NFL big game! It doesn’t matter if your team is playing for the championship or not, everyone loves the final game of the season, the clever commercials and—most importantly—the food! With Augason Farms, all of the food prep will be easy and delicious, so you can spend more time enjoying your favorite part of the day.

Yummy Meals to Feed The Crowd

The only thing that may be more exciting than the big game is all of the game day food that goes with it! The entrees and soups from Augason Farms will make a delicious spread that everyone will love. Plus, when you buy two soup or entrée items from Augason Farms, you’ll save $1 on shredded cheese! We all know that cheese is a key ingredient to any big game meal. Here are a few ways you can incorporate our soup and entrée products into your party:

Have a Soup-er Bowl Bar

Our yummy dry soup mixes will make everyone think you spent hours in the kitchen cooking, when all you had to do was add water and simmer for a few minutes. Your guests won’t know what to choose! Our Chicken Noodle Soup is a lighter option of noodles, vegetables and spices. All you need to do is set out yummy bread bowls and cheese for topping.

Our popular Cheesy Broccoli Soup is also a versatile classic! It is an amazing topping as a cheese sauce—just add less water and let it stand until thickened. Once ready, drizzle it over baked potatoes, add onion, spinach and cream cheese to top on toasted bread or add on chicken wings. Everyone loves some cheesy goodness.

Super Sloppy Joes

The Southwest Chili Mix has a classic sweet and spicy flavor and is the perfect base for delicious Sloppy Joes. Add water to the chili mix and stir to combine. Throw in some cooked ground beef or turkey and then simmer it all together. Pile the delicious mixture high on a hamburger bun and enjoy. The messier, the better!

Don’t Forget the Snacks!

If you’re more of a snacks-throughout-the-game type of person, our entrees and soups are perfect for a lot of big game favorites.

Sweet and Spicy Potato Skins

If you’re looking for a twist on a classic comfort food, Augason Farm’s Potato Gems Complete Mashed Potatoes are a great starting point for loaded mashed potatoes. After you’ve cooked the mashed potatoes, fold in bacon bits, our Southwest Chili and some green onions. You have a hearty and delicious meal that will give you plenty of energy to cheer your team to victory

Loaded Nachos

Nachos are synonymous with football food! After you’ve melted all your cheese on those chips, sprinkle tomatoes, green onions, and our Bacon Flavored Bits of top for a more filling and satisfying dish. Or, add our Southwest Chili Mix to your queso and drizzle it over our favorite chips. Ooey gooey nachos have never tasted so good.

Prepping for your big game party doesn’t mean you have to play benchwarmer in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the game. Augason Farm products can help you save time while creating delicious dishes that will leave you with the MVP award when the game is over.



Spend $50 in Baby save $5

Being a parent comes with a lot of joy and fun. It’s wonderful! However, after purchasing diapers, food, toiletries, gear and accessories; your budget may be suffering a bit. That is why we are here to help!

Take advantage of our current Baby Club promotion:


Each time you spend $50 in baby products* with your rewards account in one month, you will instantly save $5.  Watch the bottom of your receipt to see when you reach $50. Stop by today and save on your baby’s needs.

*$50 can be spend throughout the month during multiple trips. Excludes baby formula.

Food Storage Club October 2016 Newsletter


FALL Into Great Savings During This Month

October is here and so is the LDS General Conference! This occasion brings several of Macey’s customers together for two days to view and attend this event. Many of the church leaders mention how we live in uncertain times, where there are many unknowns when it comes to world problems like uncertain shifts in the economy and job market that may require you to be aware and better prepared. Whether you are a church member or anyone interested in preparedness, the best way to tackle with the unknowns you may be facing, is by having food security and storage. Knowing that your family will be taken care of creates a peace of mind.  In honor of the Conference, Macey’s features reduced prices and discounts on food storage products from National Geographic Live Prepared and Augason Farms food storage products like:

  • 25% Off National Geographic Live Prepared Emergency Food and Supplies – Great options to stock-up for both the hunting season as well as preparedness. Just add water to meal pouches like cheesy broccoli and rice, beef stroganoff and brown sugar oatmeal with strawberries. Along with food, Maceys brings to you emergency supplies like Live Prepared’s first aid kits, water bottle filters, emergency blankets, hexamine fuel tablets, and much more.
  • Discount on Augason Farms 72-Hour Emergency Pails – A complete grab-n-go pail with the entire food and essential supplies one person would need in a 72-hour emergency.
  • Reduced prices on several popular Augason Farms food storage products Stock up and save big on sweet corn, granola, dry milk, sweetened banana slices and more!

Deals like this don’t come around often, so you won’t want to miss out on this chance to get your emergency kits in order.

Introducing Augason Farms Organic Soups: True Food in Minutes

Augason Farms Organic Soup

Just in time for fall, Augason Farms is now offering scrumptious USDA-certified, just-add-water dry soup mixes. The first organic dry soup mixes on the market; Augason Farms Organic offers a better-for-you option with all the same convenience, flavor and quality you expect with varieties like:

  • Corn Chowder
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Roasted Red Pepper
  • Butternut Squash
  • Tomato Basil with Pasta
  • Cheddar Broccoli

As a USDA-certified product, these dry soup mixes are made with all organic ingredients that give you the peace of mind knowing that you’re feeding your family only the best quality. With an 18-month shelf life, they are the perfect addition to your pantry for a quick, hearty and healthy meal. Just add water, heat and enjoy!

New! Augason Farms Funeral Potatoes – Comfort Food To Die For

Funeral potatoes: church functions and family gatherings just wouldn’t be the same without them. This familiar cheesy potato casserole has become beloved staple not just at funeral luncheons, but also at potlucks, Sunday dinners, holiday meals and more. With Augason Farms, whipping up a batch of this hearty side dish has never been easier. Each convenient shelf-stable pouch contains the hearty goodness of shredded potatoes, sour cream, onions and cheddar cheese. All you have to do is add water, top with cheese and pop it in the oven—no peeling, chopping or grating required! Plus, you can add your own unique flair with corn flakes, breadcrumbs, green onions, bacon, or even jalapenos. The options are endless! Don’t wait to grab this off the shelves—Augason Farms Funeral Potatoes are a special item that will be available for a limited time only!

We’d like to extend a special thank you to our consumers for being loyal Augason Farms Brand users! We’d love you to try our new products and give us feedback as we strive to continue to provide you with the best quality products and selection for your Food Storage and Every Day Needs!

September is National Preparedness Month – Are You Ready?

Asian Family spending time together in the kitchen

Each year in September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month that helps educate and empower Americans to prepare for emergencies and natural disasters.

FEMA recommends that all American families should have a basic emergency supply kit assembled and easily accessible in their home that includes essentials like:

  • 3-day supply of non-perishable food
  • 3-day supply of drinking water (one gallon per person, per day)
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape
  • Garbage bags, moist towelettes and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener
  • Local maps

This month, Macey’s is teaming up with Augason Farms and National Geographic Live Prepared to offer huge savings and convenience, helping you get your emergency food and supplies in order.

Food Storage Newsletter- August 2016



Are you familiar with the Survival Rules of 3?  The emergency preparedness and food-storage experts explain it like this:

In an extreme situation you cannot survive for more than:

  • 3 minutes without air
  • 3 hours without shelter
  • 3 days without water
  • 3 weeks without food

Our Newsletter this month focuses on the third and fourth Survival Rules—Food and Water.

 READY TIP:  Be Prepared with Plenty of Food and Water  


To be adequately prepared for any emergency or disaster, health agencies recommend you store 1 gallon of water per person per day. For a 72-hour emergency kit, you need 3 gallons of water per person.  For each gallon of water, plan on drinking 2 quarts and using 2 quarts for personal hygiene each day. It might be difficult to store a year’s supply of water, but it is such a necessity, it would be a good idea to try and store 14 gallons of water per person, to last about 2 weeks.

When storing water in clear plastic containers, it is important to store them in areas with low light and heat and keep the containers off the floor. Pallets, bricks or shelving should be used to store your water supply. Commercially packaged water comes with a best-by date and should be rotated or replaced about every 4 years. If you must use older stored water, the taste can be improved by pouring the water back and forth between two containers.


Adults typically need 2200 to 2800 calories per day in an emergency situation; children typically need less–about 1400 calories per day. When planning your emergency food storage, consider how much each person in your family typically eats in a day and match the caloric value of long-term food storage products. Most people start their emergency food storage by preparing a 72-hour kit for each family member. Over time, it is good to increase your amount of long-term food and supplies. Long-term food storage buckets and bulk food storage should typically include enough supplies for three months. Purchasing pre-packaged emergency food kits are helpful, because they take up less space and take out a lot of the guesswork.

 A Note About “Shelter”:  Don’t forget that Maceys and Augason Farms can definitely assist on the “Shelter” front with our National Geographic product line. From emergency tarps and blankets, to fire starters, to flashlight radios, we’ve got you covered.

BIG SAVINGS:  Free Water with Purchase 

Maceys and Augason Farms has come together to offer a FREE CASE of Western Family Water with the purchase of any 3 AUGASON FARMS Entrées and Soups. Mix and match these favorites any way you like!

  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Pasta Alfredo
  • Chili Mac
  • Creamy Potato Soup
  • Cheesy Broccoli Soup
  • Hearty Vegetable Chicken
  • Hearty Vegetable Beef