Due to the Corona Virus outbreak we have seen unprecedented demand for emergency food and water filters.
As a result we are currently out of stock of most items.
Here is the latest update on availability of emergency food and water filters…
Update on Emergency Food Stock Levels and New Product Available
Wise Company Long Life Emergency Food – Container Has Landed
A container of food with all different bucket types of Wise Company long life Emergency food has now landed in New Zealand. We should have all Wise Company products available for sale in the next week. Leave your name and email on our Contact page along with the product you are interested in to join our priority queue for food when it gets here.
Emergency Food Available Now
While Wise Company food buckets are not currently available to order, we do have other options.
We have the NZ made Back Country Cuisine 40 serve carton available:
This has a 4 year best before date. Although as the manufacturer says, it is safe to eat beyond that, provided it’s stored appropriately and the packaging remains sealed. The manufacturer states:
“We know from our advanced shelf life testing that our meals are safe to eat well beyond four years as long as the bag hasn’t been opened or damaged.”
Other types of dry food only last a year or less.
The Back Country 40 Serve Carton contains one vegetarian main option and one vegetarian breakfast option. So that can be made to be vegetarian by selecting those two flavours.
These Back Country options are more expensive than the Wise Company foods. But if you want some Emergency Food Supplies now, Back Country is the only option available.
Gluten Free Option:
6 of the 10 meals choices in the Back Country Cuisine 40 serve carton are gluten free. So as you can choose what meal flavours are contained in this pack it can be gluten free:
Otherwise if the Back Country options aren’t suitable, we can email you when the new Wise Company stock arrives.
We’ll also let you know of any updates as they come to hand.
Berkey Water Filters
We ordered more Berkey stock including Black Element filters and PF2 Fluoride arsenic reduction elements water filters on the 19th May.
There are significant delays due to the volume of sales. So it is taking Berkey USA much longer to dispatch these than usual. There are also delays with air freight currently. If you’re interested in any Berkey products please email us with what you’re after and we can also let you know when they get here.
Our apologies that we can’t meet the demand. However worldwide this has been quite unprecedented.
Editors note: This post was first published 13 March 2020. Updated 6 April 2020 with latest stock availability dates.