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Price Comparisons - Survival Acres vs. The Competition

Updated 2/20/14

Price Comparisons!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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E-Foods Direct vs. Survival Acres

E-Foods Direct Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
"Alex Jones Listener Special" 1 Year Family Pack $4995* $4102* $893!
"Freedom" Food Unit $1899* $1614* $285!
"Liberty" Food Unit $1799* $1036* $763!
"Liberty Non Soy" Food Unit $1799* $1054* $754!

* Shipping not included.


  • High Sodium contents on many entrees. We examined their Family Food pack and found extremely low calories per day (less than half of what is required for optimum health). For example: 1-Year Family Food Pack is only 861 calories per day per person!
  • Low calories also means very small meals (only 3 total servings per day on the 1-Year Family Food Pack). This unit would only last 1/3 the time advertised (approx. 4 months instead of "1 Year").
  • Highly repetitive selections in their units, "384 servings of Cheesy Chicken Rice", poor choice of entree selections (they use many fillers such as pasta, rice, soups) and at much higher prices.
  • Commonly used green plastic 'totes' are NOT airtight, and do not present a viable long term storage system.
  • Be sure to read the infamous "Storable Food Watch" scam below, run by E-Foods direct. We find it incredible that a supposedly reputable company would stoop this low.
  • Erroneous advertisements claims are common, "non-GMO", shelf life, size, pricing, etc.

PrepareWise (Legacy Foods) vs. Survival Acres

Legacy Foods Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
120 Serving Entree Bucket $280 $229* $51!
360 Serving Entree Bucket $720 $399 $321!
720 Serving Entree Bucket $1430 $785 $645!
2880 Serving Entree Bucket $5190 $2759 $2431
4320 Serving Entree Bucket $7350 $3899 $3451!

  • * We do not offer a 120 serving bucket - but our larger 180 serving bucket is still cheaper!
  • Calories provided by the Legacy Foods units are barely adequate - only 1,020 calories a day for 1 year.
  • Conversely, Survival Cave bucket units provide over 2000 calories a day for a 1 year!
  • Bucket for bucket our Survival Cave Foods are a considerably better deal!
  • Must Read - Ripoff Reports reveals a gigantic scam involved behind Legacy Foods "non-GMO" certification claims. Buyer Beware!!!
  • Our opinion and that of other suppliers is the "Food Quality Council" referenced is entirely ficticious.
  • We see this sort of thing a lot. Another fine example is "Storable Food Watch."

SafeCastle vs. Survival Acres

SafeCastle Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
Hard White Wheat, 6 #10 cans $82.69* $23.55* $59.14!
Enriched White Flour, 6 #10 cans $94.50* $32.67* $61.93!
White Sugar, 6 #10 cans $93.45* $67.32* $26.13!

  • Item for item, they have substantially higher prices - plus you have to buy a membership.

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MyPatriotSupply vs. Survival Acres

We examined their 1 Year Food Suppy for 1 Person, this is what we found:

Product Servings Calories Totals
Almond Coconut Granola 160 240 38400
Whey Milk 128 90 11520
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal 128 169 21632
Cheddar Broccoli Soup 4 160 10240
Creamy Potato Soup 96 130 12480
Chicken Alfredo Pasta 48 350 16800
White Cheddar Sauce Pasta 48 310 14880
Cheesy Chicken Rice 48 262 12576
Vegetable Beef Stew 96 70 6720
Seasoned Mashed Potatoes 64 235 15040
Potato Cheddar Soup 80 190 15200
Pasta Fagioli Soup 80 100 8000
Chili with Dumplings 48 110 5280
Tortilla Soup 80 90 7200
Beef Stroganoff 48 270 12960
Chicken Noodle Soup 80 110 8800
Au Gratin Potatoes 48 110 5280
Tropical Fruit Medley 64 145 9280
Total Calories --> 636.40

  • This is only 636 calories PER DAY (a starvation unit.) It's nearly 4 times smaller than it needs to be to keep you healthy. At a price of $1495.95 for a tiny unit, you would need 4 of these units to meet the nutritional requirements for the advertised 1 year (or $5983.80 for a truthful 1 year supply), which makes this unit an incredilby terrible "deal" for you.
  • All of their units are extremely low in calories, high in sodium and exorbitantly expensive if you bought the actual number of calories you need to stay healthy for the advertised time.
  • This company doesn't tell you the calories on their units, but once you add them up, you are paying far too much for far too little.
  • The No MSG / No GMO claim is false. Read the ingredients (Corn, Soy and Hydrolyzed proteins, etc.) for a few examples. vs. Survival Acres

We examined their 1 Year Deluxe Family Food Suppy for 5 people, this is what we found:

Product Servings Calories Totals
Granola with Honey & Almonds 200 230 46000
Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal 288 220 63360
Blueberry Pancakes 168 270 45360
Strawberry creamed wheat 280 230 64400
Chocolate protein shake 200 200 40000
Scrambled eggs with sausage 128 225 28800
Mac & cheese with beef 284 210 59640
Beef stroganoff 160 260 41600
Chicken á la king 88 290 25520
Lasagna with meat sauce 160 240 38400
Rotini with beef 320 200 64000
Fettuccine alfredo with chicken 272 230 62560
Cream of potato 216 210 45360
Italian wedding with meatballs 384 210 80640
Chicken noodle soup 304 200 60800
Creamy vegetables w/sausage 240 220 52800
White milk substitute 312 70 21840
Chocolate milk 284 140 39760
Apple drink 372 100 37200
Orange drink 380 100 38000
Rice 368 200 73600
Total Calories --> 1,029,640

  • 1 million calories sounds like a lot - but is it? Considering that this unit is supposed to feed a family of 5 for 1 year, this really means that each person is only getting 564 calories per day (1/4 of your nutritional requirements!) And if you really are going to provide "3 meals per day" as this unit suggests, you will be eating a measly 188 calories per meal.
  • Here again, we have another "starvation package" at extremely ridiculous prices.
  • You would need at least 4 of these units to truly feed a family of five ($9,989 X 4 = $39,596!)

Freeze Dry Guy vs. Survival Acres

Freeze Dry Guy Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
Quick Rolled Oats, 6 #10 cans $59.50* $33.46* $26.04!
Dehydrated Eggs, 6 #10 cans $225.00* $118.01* $106.99!
Dried Milk 6 #10 cans $174.00* $91.84* $82.16!
Pinto Beans 6 #10 cans $95.50* $58.61* $36.89!

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  • Product for product, we are substantially lower on all their dehydrated products, this is just a tiny sample.

Food Storage Chef vs. Survival Acres

Food Storage Chef Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
"Royal Feast" package $7995 $3432.37* $4562.63!

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  • This company has by far some of the most exorbitant pricing out there. Their "Royal Feast" package is downright dishonest in its claims to feed 5 people for 1 year. If this is true, then you are only receiving 513 calories per day, per person! Break it down even further: it is also supposed to provide 3 meals per day per person too - this means each meal only contains 171 total calories! They should call this unit "The Royal Starvation Package."
  • The bottom line: extremely overpriced products, and not a single unit contains enough calories to sustain the advertised number of individuals served.

The Ready Store vs. Survival Acres

The Ready Store Their Price Our Lower Price
"Easy Prep" Instant Favorites bucket $269 $389*

  • The calories in the "Easy Prep" bucket, is only 1181 calories per day. Our Survival Cave units supply over 2000 calories per day for a lot less money and better variety.
  • The "Easy Prep" uses a lot of fillers, with only 5 different meals to be consumed over an entire "month." Yet at only 1181 calories per day, this won't last the full month advertised. At best, this will only last 2 weeks @ $269 making this VERY expensive. You would need 2 of these units per month ($539!) eating the same thing over and over to stay alive.
  • All of the Easy Prep buckets are low in calories with poor selection, low nutrition and high prices.
  • *Our Survival Cave 360 serving (a true 1 month) is $150 less, has more calories and more meal variety!

The Survival Center vs. Survival Acres

Survival Center Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
1 Year Basic #10 Can Unit $1095 $867 $228!
Deluxe 1 Year Unit $1395 $1253 $142!
Non-Hybrid Seeds #10 can $59.95 $31.76 $28.19!
Non-Hybrid Seeds (case 6 #10 cans) $323 $174 $149!

  • They make claims of "Rock Bottom Prices!" on their website - but we find that product for product they are higher than us.

Pleasant Hill Grain vs. Survival Acres

Pleasant Hill Grain Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
"Security FoodPak 1" $1481 $1312 $169!
"Security FoodPak 2" $1162 $961 $201!
Auguson Farms 3 Month 2 Person Kit $745 $639 $107!

Ready Made Resources vs. Survival Acres

Ready Made Resources Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
4 person 1 Year Deluxe $3395 $3291* $104!
UU030 1 Year Supply $1949 $1831* $118!
RD - Green Beans 20oz, 6 #10 cans $117.85 $79.99* $37.86!
RD - Spinach Flakes 8oz, 6 #10 cans $83.07 $50.69* $32.38!

  • * Shipping is to UPS zone 8 - the most expensive zone to ship to. Our delivered price is even less if shipping to zones 2 - 7. Paying actual shipping costs is cheaper!
  • Example: RD - Green Beans 20oz, 6 #10 cans shipped to zone 4 = $88.35, a $29 savings to you! Ready Made Resources with their fixed rate 'Free shipping' will still charge you $117.
  • Individual cans ordered from Ready Made Resources that are less than a full case (6 cans) are charged an extra $5 handling fee.

Buy Emergency Foods vs. Survival Acres

Buy Emergency Foods Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
120 Serving Bucket* $280 $229 $51!
360 Serving Buckets $720 $399 $321!
1080 Serving Buckets $2090 $1099 $991!
2160 Servings Buckets $3990 $2160 $1830!
4320 Servings Buckets $7350 $3899 $3451!

* We do not offer a 120 serving bucket - but our larger 180 serving bucket is still cheaper!

Shelf Reliance (Thrive) vs. Survival Acres

Shelf Reliance (Thrive) Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
Basic 1 Year Food Storage $2331 $948 $1383!
Basic 6 month unit (Costco Unit)* $1216 $517 $636

* 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.

Wise Foods vs. Survival Acres

Wise Foods Comparison Their Price Our Lower Price Our Savings
Wise Food 360 Serving Unit $719 $399 $320!
Wise Food 720 Serving Unit $1395 $785 $610!
Wise Food 1080 Serving Unit $2145 $1099 $1046!
Wise Food 1440 Serving Unit $2595 $1450 $1145!
Wise Food 2160 Serving Unit $3995 $2160 $1835!
Wise Food 2880 Serving Unit $4695 $2759 $1936!
Wise Food 4320 Serving Unit $6995 $3899 $3096!

  • Wise Foods does not publish calories, but we've calculated this out and every single unit they sell has insufficient calories for the time period / number of people specified. In fact, these units are incredibly small and will not last anywhere near the time specified - with daily calories as low as 600 - 700 per person, per day. Consuming this food over the advertised time will quickly lead to poor nutrition, sickness and even death if you had nothing else to eat. Keep this in mind when examining any of their units! Simply put, Wise Foods makes an excellent choice for a rather expensive starvation diet. There is nothing "wise" about this product line.
  • Our Survival Cave line is hands down a far, far better deal with number of servings, realistic calories (2000 per day), and contrary to Wise Foods' repetitive fillers and entrees, has a better variety of food in packaging that will actually last. View the comparison and learn the facts!

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).

Also see -- Mountain House products are exceeding 30 year shelf life!!!

The following statements are from Columbia Food Laboratories, who conducted third party testing on Wise Foods and Mountain House products:

"Oxygen Levels in Wise Company Products were 110 Times Higher Than Mountain House. Mountain House commissioned Columbia Food Laboratories to test 30 samples of dehydrated and freeze dried meals from Wise Company as well as 30 samples of comparable Mountain House freeze dried meals. The results were staggering. Average oxygen levels in Wise Company products were 18.25%, nearly the 21% level found in the atmosphere and 110 times higher than the average 0.16% oxygen found in Mountain House products. The most alarming part is that Wise Company products were manufactured in April of 2012 and already exhibit near-atmospheric levels of oxygen, which would not provide a 25-year shelf life."

Mountain House vs. Wise Foods oxygen content chart

The Mother of All Scams - Storable Food Watch

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.

Top Ten Reviews

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.

Scammers and Snake-Oil Salesmen

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 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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