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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. […]

What’s Happening in the Preparedness Industry? An Update

By Denis Korn

This is the time to get serious about preparedness!

What’s happening in the Emergency Preparedness industry during these critical and uncertain times?

Availability and Lead Times

National and international events have stimulated many to take emergency preparedness seriously. This has created a significant demand for certain preparedness products such […]

Deception or Trust? – Buying Emergency Foods

By Denis Korn

Who do you Trust? Why?

Let me be frank about what I am seeing during this time of heightened awareness for preparedness food buying – DECEPTION.

I have been in the emergency preparedness, outdoor recreation and natural food industries for 36 years. I have innovated, created and sold numerous natural, […]

Who is AlpineAire Foods?

By Denis Korn

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 […]

Food Storage Assortments - How adequate are they?

By Denis Korn

There is a food storage company who is currently advertising on many very popular web sites and talk radio shows whose readers and listeners are inclined to self-reliance and may be motivated to prepare because of disturbing current events. Add to this a plastic bucket of small food pouches, being sold at […]

Pre-packaged Food Storage Units

By Denis Korn

There are numerous companies that have chosen to offer dried foods already combined into units. Most of these units consist of large quantities of traditional grains and beans and dehydrated vegetables and sometimes stews and soups. Some companies have specialized in freeze-dried and “no cooking required” units with complete entrees, breakfasts, soups […]

30 Year Shelf Life for Food Storage?

By Denis Korn

30 Year Shelf Life for Food Storage? Where did this longevity figure come from?

I want to begin this article with a very brief explanation of my background and a little industry history so you will know where I am coming from concerning this subject. […]

Gourmet Reserves

In 1989 the food reserves division of AlpineAire Foods was developed and introduced to address the growing need for high quality, convenient, familiar, and real shelf stable food products. Gourmet Reserves was created to meet the needs of individuals or organizations that desire to be self-sufficient during a situation where normal food supplies are not […]