Level 4 Lockdown Update
As an essential product, like we did last year, we will continue to ship emergency food during the level 4 lockdown. There may be some delays with shipping as the couriers make changes.
We continue to see high demand for emergency food supplies and water filters due to ongoing fears around the Corona Virus.
As a result we are out of stock of some items.
But 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 – Awaiting Expected Delivery Date
The last delivery of food with all different bucket types of Wise Company (Now Readywise) long life Emergency food arrived in late June. We again have 120 serve gluten free fruit or vegetable buckets. However there are no 84 serve breakfast/mains combo buckets. So they remain unavailable. We ran out of 90 Serve Organic Buckets at the end of July. And sold out of 60 Serve Mains buckets on 24 August. As of 13 September we are also out of 120 Serve Fruit and 120 Serve Vege buckets.
A container of new stock is due to leave in September, delivery is not expected until early to mid November. Please leave your name and email on our Contact page along with the product you are interested in to join our priority queue when the next shipment arrives. Or just sign up to the waitlist on each product page.
All other Readywise buckets are still available.
Emergency Food Available Now
We also have the NZ made Back Country Cuisine 20 meal 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.
Back Country Food Emergency Bucket
We also have the NZ made Back Country Cuisine 7 Day emergency Bucket available:
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 the ability to choose what individual meals are included in your Emergency Food Supplies, Back Country is the only option available.
Gluten Free Option:
We have an 84 serve gluten free bucket and also 120 fruit and vegetable buckets which are gluten free. Also 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 too:
Berkey Water Filters
More Berkey water filter systems arrived on 24 August. But these sold out very quickly so we have very little Berkey stock left. Berkey are currently all out of sightglass spigots. So we don’t have an ETA on them unfortunately.
There is still high demand. So Berkey USA are allocating stock to distributors such as ourselves as it becomes available. It is taking Berkey USA much longer to dispatch these than usual as well. There are also some delays with air freight. If you’re interested in any Berkey products please email us with what you’re after and we’ll let you know as soon as they get here. Or simply join the waitlist on the product page you are after.
Sorry if we don’t have what you are after right now. However worldwide there is still high demand for emergency supplies.
Editors note: This post was first published 13 March 2020. Last updated 13 Sept 2021 with latest stock availability dates and Level 4 lockdown update.