Backpacker’s Pantry Launches First-of-Its-Kind Build Your Own Emergency Meal Kits

September 12, 2023

New DIY offerings allow you to pick the meals you want that fit your diet, with multi-day options available

Boulder, Colo. (Sept. 12, 2023)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Boulder, Colo.-based Backpacker’s Pantry, a family-owned maker of gourmet adventure meals, announces a revamped Emergency Meal Kit offering that allows you to build your own custom kit for three or seven days, and choose the meals you want to have included in your own personalized survival meal kit. The available kits include a meat, vegan, and vegetarian, and each custom kit offers a diverse range of meal options, from homey classics to global favorites. For those looking for a fast, decision-free, and quick shopping option, the company also announces revamped pre-built meal kits for three, seven or 14-days that are thoughtfully designed to provide a well-rounded balance of carbs, proteins, and fats, and also available in meat, vegan, and vegetarian options.

The need for emergency preparedness has been escalating in recent years. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration there have been 15 individual weather and climate disaster events that exceeded one billion dollars in losses since the start of the year, through July 2023. This is the highest number of billion-dollar disasters ever recorded for the first seven months of a year since NOAA began tracking these events in 1980.

“Our new emergency meal kits are a game-changer in the industry,” said Duane Primozich, CEO. “Not only do we provide the convenience of three, seven, and 14-day pre-built kits, but for the first time ever, we’re empowering our customers to create their own custom kits tailored to their dietary needs. Whether you prefer meat, vegan, or vegetarian options, this adds another layer of security, preparedness, and personalization all in one package.”

The new custom meal kits bundle breakfasts, lunches, and dinner entrees in an easy to customize check-out experience. Simply select the specific meals you prefer from each category and save 5-10%, depending on the quantity.

Backpacker’s Pantry’s freeze-dried meals have up to a 10-year shelf life and offer balanced, nutritious, and reliable sustenance to have available for those critical situations when conventional food sources are unavailable. Each meal is packaged in waterproof pouches, making them easy to store in an emergency kit, and are simple to prepare with just water. Additionally, the variety of meal offerings in each kit ensures that even in emergency situations, meal times can still be enjoyable.

These kits add to Backpacker’s Pantry’s lineup of best-selling single meal or 6-pack entrees, including Pad Thai, Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken, and Three Cheese Mac & Cheese. Desserts and breakfast are also available, in addition to freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches and fruit made by Backpacker’s Pantry’s sister company, Astronaut Foods.

The new Emergency Meal Kit offerings are now available for purchase on the Backpacker’s Pantry website, starting as low as $70 USD, depending on your selected meals. For more information about Backpacker’s Pantry, please visit: backpackerspantry.com.

About Backpacker’s Pantry

Backpacker’s Pantry is a Boulder-based, family-owned producer of gourmet adventure meals made with healthy and sustainable ingredients. Since 1951, the company has been delivering high-quality freeze-dried meals with an emphasis on taste. To give back to the community we love, the places we adventure and the planet we must protect, Backpacker’s Pantry donates 1% of every sale, every day to nonprofits around the world through 1% For the Planet and is 100% solar powered. Today, Backpacker’s Pantry is sold in over 2,000 stores in North America. For more information and a complete list of products, visit https://backpackerspantry.com.

About American Outdoor Products

American Outdoor Products (AOP) is a food manufacturer located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO. Established in 1951, American Outdoor Products remains an independent, privately held, family-owned and operated company distributing products throughout the world. Inspired by a passion for unique cuisine and exciting adventures, the company produces Backpacker’s Pantry, adventure food for the outdoors; Astronaut Foods, out-of-this-world novelty treats; Chef Soraya grab-and-go plant-based meals; and Colorado Spice, all-natural and organic artisan spice blends. To learn more, visit: https://backpackerspantry.com