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READY BOX FAQ’S

Why should I get a Ready Box?

Based on our experience of survival in the rugged outdoors and our research, we include the best quality, affordable and practical emergency survival products for families in our boxes. We are also a New Zealand-based and registered company so you can trust us to deliver.

What is included in Ready Box pack?

All the essentials for a family in the vital period after an unforeseen or emergency event, while you await emergency teams to come to your aid or services to be restored. Note: this box does not contain food or water – long-life food items can be purchased separately.

See the full list of what our box contains here

When and how do I use the pack?

Your Ready Box is for use in emergency situations or when you lose access to clean water, power, warmth, and shelter. This may be during a natural disaster like an earthquake or an extreme weather event. We recommend you store your Ready Box in a dry, safe place with easy access.

Why not put my own kit together?

Weve thought of everything and sourced the best products we can find both in New Zealand and overseas. We have real-world experience and expertise at endurance and survival, so we know exactly what you need. We also include instructions for what you should do in the many likely disaster situations…available as a downloadable PDF HERE!

Our goal is to get a Ready Box into every household across Aotearoa. With this in mind, we provide the Ready Box with a price tag that is significantly less than buying the products individually. This could not be achieved without the generosity of our business partners and suppliers.
ReadyBox Survival kit x 2 with products displayed in front of stacked boxes

Long life Food FAQ’S

Where should I store my ReadyWise Food?

This depends upon where you live. ReadyWise products are made of both freeze-dried and dehydrated components and are affected by temperature, moisture, oxygen and light. Optimal storage conditions for our foods are in cool, dry places.

How much water will I need?

On average, each individual serving requires 1 cup of water.

Do I have to use boiling water?

Hot water speeds up the process of reconstitution. ReadyWise foods will be ready to eat more quickly when hot water is used. However, many of the foods can be re-hydrated and ready to eat with any temperature of water.

How are ReadyWise foods packaged?

100% of our foods are packaged in airtight Mylar pouches. These pouches are then arranged in durable polyethylene buckets for easy storage. Please see our ReadyWise Quality page for more information.

What allergens are contained in ReadyWise products?

Milk, soy, and wheat (gluten) are the common allergens found in ReadyWise products. For specific ingredients by product type please consult the nutritional labels.

Does the ReadyWise manufacturing facility produce other food products that contain allergens presently?

ReadyWise’s manufacturing facility does manufacture a limited line of products that contain tree nuts.

Are any of these allergens found in ingredients or raw materials sourced by ReadyWise?

ReadyWise does source raw materials from suppliers that manufacture other products in a facility that could contain shellfish, fish, peanuts or tree nuts.

What steps are taken to ensure that these allergens do not end up in ReadyWise products?

ReadyWise has a very aggressive allergen control program. We require each of our raw materials suppliers to provide us with a Certificate of Analysis with accompanying test results verifying that the raw materials provided are free from any trace of shellfish, fish, peanuts and tree nuts. Additionally, through our own internal allergen identification, storage segregation, and sanitation practices, we are taking every effort to ensure our products are allergen free.

Why use both freeze-dried and dehydrated ingredients?

ReadyWise uses a combination of technologies to achieve the best taste and quality.

Certain ingredients set-up and taste better when freeze-dried (vegetables, fruits, meats) while others do better through dehydration. In these cases, dehydrated ingredients offer all the benefits and better value than foods that have been freeze-dried.

Freeze-Dried and Dehydration Advantages:

ReadyWise takes a unique and innovative approach to food production for camping and long-term emergency preparedness. Our ready-made entrées, meats, vegetables and fruits may be freeze-dried or dehydrated.However, both processes promote an extremely long shelf life.

  • Food maintains its original flavor, shape, color, and texture
  • Food better retains its nutritional value
  • Food is condensed, taking up less space
  • With all of its water extracted, food is extremely lightweight
  • When water is added, the food completely reconstitutes itself

ReadyWise customers enjoy greater peace of mind because of the food’s long shelf life and great taste.

How long do the meals last in storage?

Studies have proven that freeze-dried and dehydrated foods will last up to 25 years or even longer. For optimal storage life it is suggested that food be stored in a cool, dry place, such as a basement, with room temperatures of 50 to 55 degrees.

Preparing for Natural Disasters in New Zealand

A variety of natural hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, erosion, and extreme weather, pose a threat to New Zealand. While flooding is the most frequent natural disaster, earthquakes and tsunamis have the potential to cause the most destruction and chaos.

Diseases and illness are more likely to spread when important infrastructure and services such as water, sewerage, and electricity are disrupted.

Here’s how you can prepare:

  • Have a Ready Box Emergency Kit
    You might want to add prescriptions, medication, or other important documents like passports or insurance information.
  • Have a ‘Family’ plan
    Make sure your family members know what to do in an emergency and where to go, whether you are at home or out and about.
  • Educate yourself about possible natural disasters in your area
    Research past occurrences in your region and create a plan accordingly. Monitor your property frequently for any changes in slopes or retaining walls, such as cracks or movements, and take necessary measures to minimize the impact of earthquakes. Additionally, consult your local council to obtain a flood plain map to mitigate potential flood risks.

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