Price Comparisons - Survival Acres vs. The Competition
Below is our spot price comparison. We update this page periodically to demonstrate that our prices have consistently been lower than our competitors. We invite you to compare the actual delivered price you would pay from any other company to ours.
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We examined their 1 Year Food Suppy for 1 Person, this is what we found:
We examined their 1 Year Deluxe Family Food Suppy for 5 people, this is what we found:
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* We do not offer a 120 serving bucket - but our larger 180 serving bucket is still cheaper!
* Sometimes found on display at Costco. Most Costco units should be considered seriously inadequate food choices due to small servings, low calories, and repetitive selections.
Independent industry sources report that Thrive food cans are hand packed and packing weights can be off as much as 15% of their declared volume.
Very Important - Mountain House has issued a press release regarding lab tested high oxygen content in Wise Foods. Wise Foods has oxygen levels 110 times higher then Mountain House. This is a huge food storage issue. Please read the entire press release here (pdf file).
The following statements are from Columbia Food Laboratories, who conducted third party testing on Wise Foods and Mountain House products:
This is a extremely deceptive website, supposedly "dedicated" to telling you about food storage companies, but the truth is far different. Owned by none other than E-Foods Direct, this site gives negative ratings to all of their competition, including us. Read the facts!
"The Storable Food Watch website has been created, as a public service, by The J. Michael Stevens Group and eFoods Direct."
Their intention is to paint only themselves in a positive light, while pretending to offer a fair and unbiased "review" of their competition. This company has NEVER contacted us to verify anything, and what they've posted is simply blatant lies. This is a vile and despicable website spreading false information, passing itself off as "Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Way!" There is nothing "American" about deception or false advertisements.
Much like Wise Foods, E-Foods Direct is notorius for 'trolling' the internet and forums with fake user accounts and deceptive guerilla marketing. Be careful whom you support with your hard earned dollars! There are many, many scammers out there who will resort to various tactics, all exceedingly unscrupulous to gain your business. We've long documented the signs of greed on our blog.
No need to go on -- Be CAREFUL to whom you trust with your money. Food is not something you can skimp on to stay healthy, and it's getting more expensive all the time. Be sure you are getting the best deal out there and don't fall for the hype and propaganda that some web sites are resorting to. Many sites are actually selling you "starvation" units, meaning they have barely enough calories (at high prices) that will only keep you from actual starvation. This is not a joke - their techniques to "selling you" a food unit are downright shameful while reaching their hands deep into your pocket. History is full of crimes just like this, but there is absolutely no reason whatsoever that this level of dishonesty should be going on here today.
We've just discovered another bogus "food storage review website", which is another scam probably being funded by the participants. "Top Ten Reviews" has a highly placed Google link to emergency preparedness. Allegedly, the site ranks and reviews food storage companies, providing a "fair" representation of the "best food storage companies". Some of these highly ranked companies are the very ones we've examined above with ridiculous prices, outrageous claims and starvation units. That fact is all you really need to know, but there's more.
A close examination reveals that this "review" is nothing more then paid advertising, picking and choosing what is reviewed to give the chosen favorite the best "rank". We call this "snake oil" because it's very clear to us that these participants were not actually honestly reveiwed for price, selection, quality or sizes of their units despite the advertisement that they were. Heavy empahsis is placed on the "chosen favorite" which is 2 - 3 times our prices. This so-called "review" was designed to give the chosen favorite the best rank. In other words, this is a pure advertisment scam under the illusion of a "review". Hands down, we beat them on price, selection, variety, information, support and food units.
The Internet is chock-full of dishonest companies and even worse advertisers who have resorted to some very low tactics to promote and sell their products. Please do your own research before parting with your hard-earned money. It's very sad to see how many people are being taken advantage of.
We are often asked about other companies out there. There are a huge number of new companies in the food business these days, many of them 'fly-by-night' operations. Most have not been around very long, and we've simply never heard of them. Others make outrageous claims on their food units, selling you units that are terribly small as "one year food supplies". It seems that honesty is a fleeting thing these days. We've checked these out and have consistently found the following: misinformation on the number of servings, higher prices, and lower calories. These units do not meet their advertised claims of the time they will last -- you WILL eat this food far faster because you need sufficient calories to stay healthy, making these units overpriced, misadvertised and misleading at best.
Glen Beck has been promoting foodinsurance.com for months now, but we are substantially cheaper by 1/3 to 1/2 their costs with better quality food from reputable companies. Simply put, our units are bigger, better and cost less. We're not trying to "sell" -- we're interested in making sure you have what you need to survive and stay healthy.
It is actually quite shocking for us to review what others are claiming. Misrepresentation is very common. Their pricing is considerably higher then ours, their units are much smaller, which means you get far less food, and in many cases simply not enough daily calories to keep you healthy. They also make wildly erroneous claims on the total number of servings and calories contained in the products they sell that have no basis in reality.
Oftentimes this is achieved by making their suggested serving size extremely small so as to inflate the numbers in order to make the product appear more favorable. We have seen claims of 1/3 to 1/4 of a cup per serving - ask yourself, would your appetite be satisfied eating a meal based on a 1/3 cup (cooked) beans? In some cases, it is not even physically possible for the containers to hold the number of servings being advertised! Some are so bad that it is flat out embarrassing to think that thousands of well meaning customers are being literally ripped off.
What is going to happen when these customers actually go to use those units? They will quickly run out of food, but the need for daily healthy nutrition will still be there, and now in the midst of a emergency, they will belatedly discover that they have been ripped-off! You need a decent amount of calories with proper nutrition to stay healthy -- and you need these facts right up front, before making a purchase.
Still don't believe us? In case after case, we have compared our packages to our competition. Here is a recent example we found: This is supposed to be a "10 year unit" or "9 - 10 person" 1 year unit, supposedly weighing in at 7,000 lbs.
But is this true? We've run the actual item numbers for these products and put them into our database. This package only weighed in at 2800 lbs which is "remarkable" because it is 4200 lbs less than was originally advertised! Yet it still costs $800 more than our price for the exact same items!
Update: Seems our claim received some notice, now they reduced the food quantity and weight to just 2800 lbs, yet still claim a 10 year supply. Go figure! That's only 280 lbs of food per person per year! That's ridiculous - and flat out dangerous. You will starve to death in short order if this was your actual "food storage" for a year!
GET REAL! A real 10 year food supply needs to be HUGE. Ours is 1026 #10 cans and 40 #2.5 cans and weighs over 4922 lbs!
The age old rule still exists: You get what you pay for. Another rule to remember: Buyer Beware! It's simple economics, and if something looks too good to be true -- it probably is.
Regarding all of the above: We do NOT recommend these units however, as many of them are very small when it comes to calories and actual number of servings. They average only 1300 calories or even less which is a "starvation" level of calories (the "Freedom Unit" is around 1391 calories) for a "year". At best, they are six month food supplies -- at substantially higher prices than our generous 1 year food supplies.
Why do we do it? Because we can, and because we have been on the other side of the table before and made the same mistakes many others have made with unscrupulous dealers. We keep our overhead as low as possible in order to pass the savings on to you! We've made it our goal to specialize in the storable food industry. Thousands of our satisfied customers know. We can do the same for you too!
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