The Ready Store Simply Essentials 1-Year Food Supply (formerly the 12-Month Easy Prep Bundle) is the Ready Store’s answer to the Food For Health or Wise bucket packages. This food storage system stacks up nicely against those rivals, and this is how we scored it:
Price per calorie
The price per calorie score of this package is 218 calories per dollar. This package works out to about 1,200 calories a day, which is not quite enough to keep an adult fed. Please note, The Ready Store constantly changes its prices so check back regularly to get the most up-to-date price.
The Ready Store does not state where it sources its food simply saying “they use the top growers and brands in the industry.” We give this package a nice, solid mid-range score for taste based on the wide variety of food and the Saratoga Farms brand.
All of the foods in this package have been freeze dried or dehydrated, which gives them a 15-20 year shelf life. The Ready Store claims 25+ years of estimated shelf life, but that is a little generous for food in mylar pouches.
It only takes water (boiling water is best) and about 10 minutes to get this food ready to eat.
Like a lot of competitors, this package comes in stackable buckets. these rectangular buckets save over 20% in space versus the traditional round bucket. Also, aside from stacking vertically they nest up next to each other very closely, which allows for the most efficient use of any space.
Weight: 299.39 pounds
Dimensions: 15” x 12” x 9” (16 stackable buckets)
Shipping info: Free shipping over $100
Entrees (1200 Servings):
24 – Four Serving Pouches – Lasagna
24 – Four Serving Pouches – Sweet & Sour Rice
48 – Four Serving Pouches – Rice & Chicken
24 – Four Serving Pouches – Granola Milk Blueberries
12 – Twenty Four Serving Pouches – Long Grain Rice
36 – Twelve Serving Pouches – Instant Oats
Snacks/Sides (300 Servings):
12 – Twenty Five Serving Pouch – Pilot Bread Crackers
Drink Mixes (1080 Servings):
12 – Thirty Serving Pouch – Fruit Punch Sports Drink
24 – Thirty Serving Pouch – Fortified Orange Drink
FREE Fruit Fest (FREE 168 Servings – 14 Pouches):
Freeze-Dried Banana Slices (36 Servings)
Freeze-Dried Diced Apples (36 Servings)
Freeze-Dried Strawberry Slices (36 Servings)
Freeze-Dried Peach Slices (36 Servings)
Freeze-Dried Pineapple Chunks (24 Servings)
FREE Milk Lovers (FREE 175 Servings – 7 Pouches):
Fortified Non Fat Instant Milk (175 Servings)
1 FREE 28oz BlenderBottle
In our opinion, The Ready Store Simply Essentials 1-Year Food Supply is a great food storage bucket system that stacks up well to the industry’s leaders.