Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is 4Patriots Survival Food?

A: 4Patriots Survival Food is pre-packaged, high-quality, dehydrated food rated 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 kit add-ons to boost the nutritional and caloric value of your stockpile.

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 1,000 – 1,200 calories per day. For most people, this caloric intake will be enough for survival, although it may not be enough for optimal nutrition, especially for an extended period of time.

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: We have an A rating with the BBB – there are hundreds of positive reviews. And 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.

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 sheer volume of government red tape involved in shipping food products internationally, we only able to ship to customers residing within the USA or Canada.

Q: Can I use Paypal?

A: Not at this time. Please check back with us. For help with payment options, call our US-based customer service team 24/7.

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 visitors enter on our site. This keeps thieves from "overhearing" any exchange between our Web page and another computer. When an SSL Certificate is installed, you can rest assured that the information you send is secured and can't be viewed by cyber crooks.

Our SSL certificate enables the browser and Web server to build a secure, encrypted connection. The SSL "handshake" process, which establishes the secure session, takes place discreetly behind the scenes without interrupting your shopping experience. A padlock icon in the browser's status bar and the "https://" prefix in the URL are the only visible indications of a secure session in progress.

We use a third-party credit card processor that meets the strictest international standards for data security to manage our credit card payments, so no one ever has access to your credit card information. We do NOT keep your credit card number on file.

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 (available here for free) to watch the videos. If you still have problems, please contact our customer service representative at [email protected]

Q. Where is your food made?

A. Our food is made in an FDA-approved and inspected facility right here in the United States.

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. With proper storage, it may be good even longer! You’ll have peace of mind knowing that with proper care… your “backup plan” will be delicious for decades. The secret is in the packaging: first, your food is preserved using a proprietary “low-heat” 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 and emergency food rations, may have shelf life expectancy less than 25 years. Shelf life is marked on the product description.

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: Absolutely! All totes are designed to be able to stack nicely and can be stored in your basement, under a bed or conveniently in a kitchen cabinet. Totes are water-resistant, sturdy, and the perfect 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