This review is excellent, however if I may suggest a better and cheaper way….these emergency pails, while satisfying the main nutritional basics, are hardly health food. You can’t expect maximum performance on macaroni cheese. (although it is psychologically comforting.) I order freeze dried vegetable powders, which are highly nutritious and tasty. They are also cheaper than buying fresh (and higher nutritional value as they have been snap frozen just after picking.) Combined with rice or buckwheat and tinned beans, you can whip up some really tasty vegetable curries, etc very quickly. I use these powders and staples in normal life such as adding to smoothies, omelettes, etc, so keeping fresh stock on hand is not a problem. Keeping some supplies in a airtight pail would be an option for those that need a handy “grab and go” 2 week supply option. This is a MUCH cheaper and healthier option, and very space and weight efficient, when compared to the commercial options.