Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is 4Patriots Survival Food?

A: 4Patriots Survival Food is pre-packaged, high-quality, dehydrated food designed to last for up to 25 years.* Most kits are packed in secure, lightweight, water-resistant storage totes. You can order a variety of kits to meet your needs. We also offer several supplemental survival food kits to boost the taste, variety, and caloric value of your stockpile.

*25-year shelf life under proper storage conditions. Excess heat and/or damage to packaging may decrease shelf life.

Q. What is the calorie count per day?

A. Our kits are intended to provide you with energy and nutrients during stressful emergency situations. They are not intended to be complete caloric replacements during “normal” times.

In general, an average adult needs approximately 2,000 calories per day to meet their energy needs. Our time-based kits generally provide 1,200+ calories per day. For some people, this caloric intake will be enough for survival, although it may not be enough for optimal nutrition.

Keep in mind that the estimated number of calories a person needs varies greatly based on age, gender and physical activity level. Every person’s needs, goals and desires for nutrition and calories is different.

For example, someone’s ability to supplement their survival food stockpile with other foods on hand (canned, bulk, refrigerated, frozen, etc.) or the opportunity to acquire additional foods (via fishing, hunting, gardening) during an emergency situation is different.

In order to supplement your daily intake, we offer a number of specialized survival food kits, including food bars, meat assortments, and fruit and vegetable kits. By combining our time-based kits with these additional products, you can optimize the amount of food you’ll have on hand during emergency situations.

Keep in mind that the estimated number of calories a person needs varies greatly based on age, gender and physical activity level. Every person’s needs, goals and desires for nutrition and calories is different. Every person’s access to supplement with other foods on hand (canned, bulk, refrigerated, frozen, etc.) and their likelihood to supplement by acquiring additional foods (via fishing, hunting, gardening) during an emergency situation is different.

In order to supplement your daily intake, we offer a number of supplemental products, including food bars, meat packs, fruit and vegetable packs, etc. By combining our kits with these additional products, you can ensure that you have 2,000 calories per day available to you during emergency situations.

We’d be happy to discuss your particular preparedness goals, and to help you select more or less survival food to meet your unique needs. Just call our friendly Customer Service team at 1-800-598-5012. We’re available 24/7 to help.

Q: Where can I go to see customer reviews on 4Patriots food?

A: Thousands of customers have left honest reviews about their purchases on Google and Facebook for you to see. You can read customer reviews on our site by clicking here. clicking here.

Q: I don't have a credit card, can I send a money order or check?

A: Yes! Simply click here to request a catalog, or call 1-800-598-5012.
Here’s our address in case you need to send a check:
4Patriots
1204 Elmwood Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

Q: Can I order 4Patriots Kits if I live outside the USA?

A: Due to the costs and regulations associated with shipping food products internationally, we are only able to ship to customers residing within the USA or Canada.

Q: Can I use Paypal?

A: Not at this time. This may change in the future, so feel free to check back with us at a later time. For help with payment options, call our US-based customer service team 24/7 at 1-800-728-0008.

Q: Is it safe to buy online?

A: Buying online is absolutely one of the safest ways to shop! SSL Certificates authenticate our identity and encrypt the information that visitors enter on our site. When an SSL Certificate is installed, you can rest assured that the information you send is secure. This is the same type of technology used by Amazon to protect their shoppers.

We use a third-party credit card processor that meets strict international standards for data security. We do NOT store your credit card number.

We at 4Patriots understand that you are putting your trust in us when you purchase from us online. We go to great lengths to ensure that your information is safe from beginning to end and we thank you for your confidence in us.

If you have any questions or prefer to order by phone, please call us 24/7 at 1-800-728-0008.

Q: How do I open and view the bonus manuals?

A: Once you've downloaded the manuals to your computer, you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Don't worry, Adobe Acrobat Reader costs nothing and it's already installed on most computers. If you don't have it or for some reason your book still won't open, please visit www.Adobe.com to download the newest version and install it.

You'll need a video player like Quicktime to watch the videos. If you still have problems, please contact our customer service representative at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-728-0008.

Q. Where is your food made?

A. Your food is made in the USA and packaged at a family-owned facility in Utah. These folks have decades of experience in the food business. Our facility is SQF certified and registered with the USDA and FDA, all to protect the quality of your food.

Even your totes are made in America. Our goal is to make you the best food at a fair price… and to get it to you as quickly as possible.

Q. What is the shelf life of 4Patiots Survival Food?

A. Your survival food is designed to last up to 25 years on the shelf.* The secret is in the packaging: first, your food is preserved using a proprietary dehydration process. Then, it’s carefully packed in Mylar** to protect it from heat, light and moisture.

Storage conditions can impact the shelf life of your food. Your survival food will last longest when in stable, cool temperatures… away from moist air.

So for best results, always protect your food from heat, air and moisture. Avoid prolonged exposure to temps above 75 degrees F. And keep your food sealed until you’re ready to eat it. Shelf life will vary based on storage conditions.

While most of our food is good for 25 years, some products, like eggs from our Breakfast Kit or our Emergency Food Bars, have shelf life expectancy less than 25 years. Shelf life is marked on the sales pages for these products.

*25-year shelf life under proper storage conditions. Excess heat and/or damage to packaging may decrease shelf life.

**Mylar® brand is a registered trademark of Dupont Tejjin Films. Dupont is not affiliated with and has not endorsed or sponsored this product.

Q: What is your return policy and instructions?

A: If for any reason you're dissatisfied at any time during the first 365 days after purchase, simply return the product and ask for a full refund. You'll get your money back. That's a firm promise and commitment. Please see this page for full return instructions.

Q: How large are these kits and will I have enough room to store them?

A: All our survival food totes are designed to be able to stack nicely and can be stored in your kitchen pantry, cabinet, basement, or even under a bed. You can even split up the pouches within the totes to take with you on a trip in your car, truck, RV, or boat. It’s all up to you where you decide to store them – just be sure to follow the storage instructions. Totes are water-resistant, sturdy, and a great solution for long-term storage.

  • 1-Week Food Kit: 1 box - 14" long x 10" wide x 4"high
  • 4-Week Food Kit: 1 tote - 25.75" long x 18.37" wide x 7.13" high
  • 3-Month Food Kit: 2 totes - 25.75" long x 18.37" wide x 7.13" high
  • 1-Year Kit: 8 totes, each - 25.75" long x 18.37" wide x 7.13" high
  • Fruit, Veggie & Snack Survival Food Kit: 1 tote - 18" long x 12.63" wide x 7.13" high
  • Meat & Protein Survival Food Kit: 1 tote - 18" long x 12.63" wide x 7.13" high