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ALPINEAIRE® GOURMET RESERVES FOOD STORAGE, POUCH PRODUCTS AND SELF HEATING MEALS

Gourmet Reserves (shelf life: 5 to 10+ years)
The Gourmet Reserves product line is unique in the industry as it provides the largest variety of foods available in shelf-stable cans appropriate for long-term food storage. Our menus consist of everyday foods and meals that are enjoyed by adults and children. Various systems are available, tailored to meet the needs of any customer. Our foods are created to be consumed anytime/anywhere with hot or cold water convenience.

Gourmet Reserves has shelf stable food systems and individual items designed to meet your needs with food that is nutritionally sound, convenient, and familiar. Our systems are practical and easily incorporated into your daily diet. Our exclusive "No Cooking Required" systems are easy to prepare. Items are eat-as-is or prepared by adding hot or cold water to reconstitute. We have selected the very best quality foods, (freeze-dried, dehydrated, instant) completely free of artificial additives. The systems are assembled to supply both your long-term and short-term needs.

Most of our food storage items are either freeze-dried or dehydrated. These processes are ideal for long-term food storage. Freeze-dried foods keep 90% of their nutritional value, dehydrated foods keep 80%, and canned goods from grocery stores keep 50% to 60%.

FREEZE-DRYING

Freeze-dried products make up the majority of ingredients used for Gourmet Reserves. For instant or quick rehydration of certain dried foods and for products which retain their shape and texture, freeze-drying is the preferred method. The first step in freeze-drying is to rapidly freeze the food. The water content, now frozen, is turned directly into a gas and withdrawn from the food during the next steps, vacuum and heat, thus avoiding the shrinkage. Many of Gourmet Reserves products are custom freeze-dried to suit our strict quality requirements. Freeze-dried products include: grains, beans, fruits, meats, seafood, pastas, vegetables, and eggs. Using this process, 98% of the moisture is removed.


Key Advantages of Freeze-Drying:


DEHYDRATION

The standard method of dehydrating vegetables and spices is to place the items on a conveyor belt and run them through an oven at a high temperature for a relatively short time. Between 90% and 95% of the moisture is removed. Cobbler...

Some vegetables are more suited to this form of drying than others. This means that with the addition of water, the product rehydrates back to its original state more easily. Preferable items include: onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, celery, carrots and mushrooms. Dehydrated items such as peas, corn and green beans do not rehydrate as well as freeze-dried.


REHYDRATION

Almost all of our food items require rehydration. Rehydration requires that you add water to the freeze-dried or dehydrated item and wait a few minutes til the food saturates all the water or rehydrates. It is a simple and quick method to prepare most food storage items.

SELECTING A FOOD STORAGE SYSTEM

Some day you may actually need to depend on a food storage system. The purchase of a food storage system represents a sizable investment. The consumer should be discriminating in selecting the manufacturer. The questions and information below provide a valuable process by which one can identify and determine the most suitable food storage system. Picture of Gourmet Reserves

The following questions will assist you in identifying a food storage system for you and your family:

  1. Under what scenarios do you anticipate the need for using food reserves?
  2. Will you be mobile?
  3. Will food preparation facilities, supplies, and fuel be available?
  4. Have you determined the length of time you desire the system to sustain you and your family?
  5. How many people will be depending upon your food?
  6. Are there special nutritional requirements? Click here for Nutritional Data.
  7. How important is ease of preparation?
  8. Have you considered your budget?
  9. How many calories do you require per person?

SPECIFIC FEATURES OF A GOURMET RESERVES® FOOD STORAGE SYSTEM

  1. PURITY OF INGREDIENTS - Gourmet Reserves foods are all natural, NO artificial preservatives, flavorings, colorings, MSG, or white sugar. Click here for Ingredients.
  2. FAMILIARITY - Your food system should be familiar everyday foods easily recognizable and reflect a balanced diet offering good taste. Gourmet Reserve foods offer the best selection from which to choose.
  3. PREPARATION CONVENIENCE - Gourmet Reserves offers many convenient food storage systems which can be prepared with a limited amount of fuel and water.
  4. SHELF LIFE - Shelf life of any food reserves is always critical. Gourmet Reserves uses the latest technologies available to ensure long shelf life. Excessive heat will shorten the shelf life of all products. A rule of thumb: the cooler the better. Click here for Shelf Life information.
  5. VARIETY - We have over 170 selections that will prevent appetite fatigue.

WHAT MAKES GOURMET RESERVES® FOOD STORAGE SYSTEMS DISTINCTIVE?


FOOD STORAGE PACKAGING

Can of Gourmet Reserves All GOURMET RESERVES® products are packed in #10 size cans (approximately one gallon) or #2 1/2 size cans (approximately one quart). These cans are heavy-gauge metal and enamel-coated on both the inside and outside to guard against rust and moisture. We use a "state of the art" oxygen absorber in all of our cans and pouches to maintain freshness and shelf life by eliminating oxygen. This procedure ensures the very best in shelf life. Resealable plastic lids are included in all systems and on individual cans.

FOOD STORAGE

It is crucial that you store food reserves properly:

It is best to store all items in a cool and dry environment like the basement, under a bed is also good. The 55 gallon drums we offer for water storage are designed to have weight stacked on them when filled with water, these would serve as a good base to stack your food and also save space while keeping your food storage and water storage together.


ALPINEAIRE® POUCH PRODUCTS AND SELF HEATING MEALS

Welcome Outdoor Adventurers!

Pouch Products (shelf life: 2 to 4 years)
We offer serious campers, hikers, and backpackers the best outdoor recreational food in the world. All foods are packaged in sturdy foil pouches with no cooking required. All items are easy and convenient to use with minimal time needed for preparation. No fuss, no mess, no cleanup. Many of the items are "eat-as-is" or instant. We offer quality nutrition in a wide variety of exciting recipes. Our reputation for nutrition is surpassed only by our distinction for outstanding taste. There are no artificial preservatives, flavorings, colorings, MSG, or white sugar in our foods. We select only the best freeze-dried, dehydrated ingredients and spices available for our gourmet recipes. A "state of the art" oxygen absorber is added to each pouch prior to sealing to ensure freshness.

Self Heating Meals (shelf life: 18 months)
No time, no oven, no water...no problem. Now, thanks to a new food technology, you can have a delicious entree at the mere pull of a strap. These hassle-free Inferno meals are ideal for outdoor activities and everyday use. Now, whether you backpack, bike, hike, surf, ski, canoe or sail, you can have a hot meal at your fingertips. Currently, you can choose from entrees such as Chicken Pasta Parmesan, Hearty Beef Stew, Homestyle Chicken Booyah, and Mountain Chili. For more information about our Inferno self heating meals click here Self Heating Meals.


Members of the 35th Anniversary Everest Assault party say, "When food tastes great above 17,000 feet, you know it's high quality." After three separate Everest expeditions fortified by AlpineAire, they know what they're talking about.

Read This Before Making a Final Decision on Your Food Storage Investment

* * * KEY POINT TO REMEMBER WHEN CONSIDERING FOOD STORAGE COST * * *

ALPINEAIRE GOURMET RESERVES® ARE UNIQUE (FREEZE-DRIED, DEHYDRATED, & INSTANT) STORABLE FOODS, THE VERY BEST VALUE IN THE INDUSTRY, AND WILL NEVER GO TO WASTE. YES, THERE ARE CHEAPER DEHYDRATED FOOD STORAGE SYSTEMS AND ITEMS OUT THERE, BUT YOU WOULD NEVER EAT THOSE FOODS UNLESS YOU HAD TO IN A CRISIS, BECAUSE THEY SIMPLY DON'T TASTE VERY GOOD, ARE LESS CONVENIENT, AND THEIR NUTRITIONAL VALUE IS LESS.

 
THEREFORE, IF MANY YEARS GO BY WITHOUT A CRISIS AND THE FOOD HAS TO START BEING USED (AFTER TEN YEARS OR SO) - YOU PROBABLY WON'T USE FOOD THAT DOESN'T TASTE VERY GOOD, AND YOUR TOTAL FOOD STORAGE INVESTMENT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WASTE.
 
ON THE OTHER HAND, ALPINEAIRE FOODS ARE TASTY AND DELICIOUS, COMPARABLE TO FOOD RIGHT FROM THE GROCERY STORE - FOR ABOUT HALF THE PRICE OF STORE BOUGHT FOODS. YOU CAN EASILY SUBSTITUTE YOUR SUPERMARKET FOOD WITH ALPINEAIRE GOURMET RESERVES® AND BE COVERED BOTH WAYS (CRISIS OR NO CRISIS) NEVER WASTING A DIME. THIS IS WHY ALPINEAIRE FOODS IS THE BEST INVESTMENT AND VALUE IN THE INDUSTRY. THE BOTTOM LINE IS - YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

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