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Why I recommend AlpineAire Foods

By Denis Korn

Headquarters of AlpineAire Foods & Gourmet Reserves

At a time of considerable concern about the effects of current events and numerous potential catastrophic scenarios, many folks have been investing in shelf stable foods.  I have written numerous posts at this blog on preparedness planning with an emphasis on food issues.  Why not? – since I have been involved in preparedness foods for 37 years – as a manufacturer, retailer, innovator, consultant and teacher.

Here is valuable information about AlpineAire Foods.  Which I highly recommend – and I should know – since I founded the company in 1979.  Read about them, and if you are in the market for very high quality food reserves or camping foods please give them your serious consideration – you will be pleased.

You may purchase the entire AlpineAire line at our product website PrepareDirect, and I am sincere when I invite you call me personally if you have questions or comments.  There is too much misinformation and blatant deception happening at this time in regards to food storage.  I would be glad to share my experience with you – that’s why I am doing what I do!

Why Choose AlpineAire Foods?

The following list summarizes 14 important points that distinguish AlpineAire Foods:

  1. Experience and reliability since 1979.
  2. Regarded as the finest Food Reserves available, that don’t rely on nutritionally challenged white sugar and white flour, and whose food systems, canned products and pouched foods provide realistic and quality calories for proper nutrition.
  3. Nutritious quality ingredients.
  4. Facilities are federally inspected daily to insure compliance to high standards.  Food safety is taken seriously.
  5. One of the largest established companies in the industry.
  6. The largest selection of quality, completely blended meals and individual ingredients, available in special cans and foil pouches.
  7. Specialists in Freeze-Dried and specially dehydrated products, and an extensive variety of “No Cooking Required” meals and Food Reserve units.
  8. State-of-the-art technology and equipment in a new 25,000 sq. ft. facility.
  9. In house testing and quality control.
  10. Real meat products are used in beef, chicken, turkey, and shrimp meals.
  11. Proven nutritional results by record setting world class and extreme condition expeditions.
  12. Chosen for use by government, military, fire fighters, search and rescue, and demanding adventures.
  13. Significant value for cost.
  14. A very large selection of assortments and Food Systems for a diversity of needs.

AlpineAire Foods (current parent company Tyry, Inc.), has been a pioneer in the outdoor recreation and preparedness marketplace since 1975.  These unique foods were first sold locally, in San Diego California, and then made available nationwide in 1979.  AlpineAire is committed to providing outdoor adventurers and emergency planners with exceptional quality and nutritious shelf stable foods, which have constantly been judged the superior brand of choice.  Preferred by expeditions, rescue teams, extreme sport enthusiasts, and those who know that under demanding conditions the food they eat contributes to the caliber of their performance and the value of their experience.

AlpineAire Foods is currently located in Rocklin, California, near Sacramento, and has a 25,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility.  The parent company with the corporate name of Tyry, Inc. is currently owned by Don Gearing, who has been associated with AlpineAire Foods since 1993.  Denis Korn, founder of PrepareDirect, also founded AlpineAire Foods in 1979.  Tyry, Inc. also owns the Richmoor and Natural High line of pouched outdoor recreational foods.  AlpineAire is one of the very few recreational and emergency shelf stable food manufacturing establishments to be federally inspected to comply with the strictest USDA standards for truthfulness in labeling, ingredient conformity, wholesomeness, and cleanliness.

Besides the availability of a wide selection of over 110 entrees, snacks, and individual items in foil pouches, and over 115 items in shelf stable cans, USDA inspection allows AlpineAire to utilize real meat products in many of their complete meal recipes and individual product offerings.  Most of their foods are free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives.  AlpineAire produces both a canned line of dried shelf stable foods called Gourmet Reserves, and a line of products packaged in poly-coated, heavy duty foil pouches.  In 1997 AlpineAire introduced their “Quick Zip” resealable pouch for added convenience of preparation.

Since the founding of AlpineAire three vital factors have been the cornerstones of product development – nutrition, convenience, and taste.  Serving sizes that are realistic, flavors that are satisfying, a source of sustaining energy, ease of preparation, and value you can trust.  AlpineAire uses a variety of quality non-perishable ingredients in its formulations.  These ingredients are the result of the latest developments in food technology, and are designed to ensure shelf stability, foods that reconstitute back to their original characteristics, nutritional value, and convenient preparation.

Few if any food reserve manufacturers can match the proven success of AlpineAire’s experience in exclusively feeding and sustaining people for a very long term with verified results!  Here are examples of just a few recent expeditions and adventures:

  • The 35th Anniversary Assault of Mt. Everest.
  • Kevin Foster’s bike trek across the Great Wall of China.
  • Official sponsor for Eco-Challenge both in SE Utah and Vancouver, Canada.
  • Brad Van Liew used AlpineAire Foods in his “Around Alone” single-handed 50′ sailboat race around the world, winning each leg as well as the overall race in 2002/2003.

Previous comments since the introduction of AlpineAire Foods include:

“AlpineAire is the epitome of natural, healthy backpacking food.”  “…the result is better taste and healthier eating.  Our tasters ranked AlpineAire tops …”     Backpacker Magazine

“The leader in producing foods that are reasonably priced, meet the taste test, and supply nutritional needs is AlpineAire.”  “AlpineAire is the standout in the freeze-dried field, with tasty meals, realistic serving sizes, no additives, and intelligent packaging…”  “Some of the most satisfying meals in our test came from AlpineAire.”     Outside Magazine

“Nothing is a better end to a long day on the trail than a fine meal, and fine is the word for AlpineAire’s offerings.  They are rated throughout the industry and by SOG as Numero Uno for taste in outdoor meals.”     Serious Outdoor Gear

“I am writing on behalf of the men and women in our squadron who are working in the Middle East for the Desert Storm Operation.  The people in our unit are aircraft mechanics and they are keeping planes flying 24 hours a day… I am writing you because your camping meals are the finest I have ever eaten.”     Robert A. Kowal, Lt. Col.

“We think AlpineAire freeze-dried/dehydrated foods are the most substantial and best tasting of any we’ve had.  Their servings are the most generous and are balanced for good health.  That’s very important to us as we plan to live on it for the next 2 1/2 years.  We are continually reminded and always aware that AlpineAire has been a Godsent for this expedition…  AlpineAire’s healthy, wholesome and nutritious food has been our mainstay through North and South America.”     Verlen & Valer Kruger – Two Continent Canoe Expedition – 21,000 Mile Voyage of Discovery

“The highest quality, best tasting freeze dried foods we have tried.  Well seasoned.  Made in the USA.  Each entree feeds about 2 adults.”     L.L. Bean Catalog

“AlpineAire recreational foods, the pick of the freeze-dried crop… give AlpineAire a try.   We think you’ll agree these freeze-dried foods are everything they’re claimed to be.”     Boy Scouts of America Catalog

“Your products present the palate with the sumptuous tastes one has come to expect from AlpineAire.  The stews, the chili, and the soups – not to forget the essential maple syrup granules -were each terrific.  If food tastes good at 17,000 feet and above – you know it’s high quality.  After three separate Everest expeditions since 1985, I know where to turn for lightweight quality meals and ingredients: AlpineAire.”     Ed Webster

“After 55 days eating AlpineAire Foods I thought I’d let you know they still taste excellent.”     Chris Townsend – Editor ‘Footprints’ Great Britain

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