Augason Farms Company Background
Augason Farms is a company that has been founded since 1972 and became a leader in the food storage industry for over 40 years. The company is based on Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
It is a food company that specializes in manufacturing and distributing food storage and gluten-free products.
Why choose Augason Farms?
When we say Augason Farms is the LEADER in the food storage industry, we literally mean it. Here are some reasons why Augason Farms is the top performer in its industry.
1. Excellent customer service
Augason Farms provide excellent customer service.
Their customer service will go to extra mile to ensure that everything was received in good condition. Furthermore, they will even ask whether you are happy with the product and service.
As for the shipment, they will arrive as expected. Even if there are slight delays for shipping, the only reason is because there’s too many orders at once. Make sure to reach out to their customer service if you are concerned, I’m sure they will address your query sufficiently.
2. Excellent quality products
Being an industry leader for 40 years is no laughing matter.
This is only doable because Augason Farms is able to produce high quality products. They even strive to constantly improve the merchandise to accustom themselves to current market demands.
Their products are HIGHLY in demand.
Augason Farms products are known to taste really good and have an organic taste. You don’t have to believe me, just go through the reviews, you should be able to see people talking about how ‘high-quality’ the product is and how they are pleased with the outcome.
3. Certified gluten free products
If you want to avoid consuming gluten because you have Celiac disease for example, Augason Farms product would be for you.
In fact, most gluten-free food available in Augason Farms are not easily available elsewhere, especially certified ones. For example, you can’t buy gluten-free sugar easily, but you can get it at Augason Farms.
4. QSS AND QSS+ Certifications
Quality Survival Standards or in short QSS has two certifications namely the QSS AND QSS+ Certifications. For a survival food brand to be certified under those certifications, the food has to meet a certain standard of nutrition set.
These standards were set after thorough research was done to determine what are the criteria that needs to be met for a person to survive.
The first standard is that the survival food has to supply a minimum of 1,800 calories per person per day.
The second standard is that QSS-certified foods has to provide a minimum of 40 grams of protein per person, per day as it is necessary to help keep a person alert during a survival situation.
Augason Farms has made a commitment to fulfil both criteria to qualify for the QSS certification. This will definitely benefit their consumers in one way or another.
Top Augason Farms products in the Market
Be warned, the top Augason Farms products in the markets almost always gets SOLD OUT.
You will need to be vigilant to check that the products are in stock. If they are in stock and you want to buy them, I highly recommend you immediately get them. They will be out of stock soon.
Augason Farms cover a wide variety of food products Food, Water, Kits and Gear.
Augason Farms have 8 categories of food provided by Augason Farms: (1) Baking; (2) Diary; (3) Drink Mixes; (4) Entrees; (5) Fruits & Vegetables, (6) Meat & Protein, (7) Soups and (8) Grains & Berries.
Since Augason Farms sells more than 400 food items, with most of them sold out, I thought it would be best that I cover a limited scope of product which Augason Farm sells, and handpick the best ones.
Since most people prepping stock up on Augason Farms emergency food kits, instead of a specific entrée or product, I will talk about the best Augason Farms emergency food kit you can stock up on.
Unlike most survival food companies, Augason Farms actually provides a range of ingredients (such as banana chips or scrambled egg mix) which allows you to prepare a wide variety of menus.
However, since most survival food companies offers set-based survival food kits, we will talk about the products offered by Augason Farms in a high-level perspective,
In Augason Farms website itself, there are Bulk, Bundles, Duration Kits and Meal Kits.
However, for purposes of this article, we will give a general overview of the Augason Farms’ product offerings so that a comparison can be easily made.
1. Short Term Food Kits
Short-term food kits are essentially food kits that are designed to be stored for less than a month.
This means it can be a 72-hour food kit, a 7-day food kit or a 14-day food kit.
Augason Farms has a range of short-term food kits including:
– Augason Farms 2-Week 1-Person Emergency Food Supply Kit (140 servings) – (Total of 25,600 calories) with 1,828 calories per day and 9 meal varieties
– Augason Farms 72-Hour 1-Person Emergency Food Supply Kit (42 servings) – (total of 8,000 calories) with 2,667 calories per day
– Augason Farms 30 Day All-In-One Emergency Food Storage – Total Calories: 54,670 calories; shelf-life: 20 years.
The above selection of short-term food kits by Augason Farms are one of the more popular options and should be able to give you a good grasp on why Augason Farms is standing on the top amongst giants.
One of the more popular option for the short-term food kits is the 72-Hour 1-Person emergency food supply kit. It’s mainly popular because it is value for money, and the product is fixed at a price range most people are comfortable purchasing.
In comparison to other food manufacturers, Augason Farms foods kits comes with higher-than-average calorie allowance.
However, there is few variety of meals for each food kit which may be a problem for some people who prefers eating a variety of food. But, of course that wouldn’t be the most important thing to think about during an SHTF situation.
You can check out the short-term Augason Farms emergency food kit in the video below as well.
2. Long-term food kits
Long-term food kits in Augason Farms can be splint into 3 categories:
1. Evacuation food supplies – This often comes in heavy-duty food supplies that would last one person for 9-months to around 1-year;
2. Shelter-in-place food supplies – Usually, this type of food supply comes in cans of bulk food which is made to be stored in your house.
3. Emergency preparedness supplies – This supplies usually involves a mix of cans of bulk food and evacuation food buckets. You can either buy food kits that can last a person for more than 1 month or stock up on survival food buckets with 1 months’ worth of food supply.
If you are stocking up on food buckets, you can purchase emergency kits like the Augason Farms 5-20100 72-Hour 4-Person Emergency Food Storage Kit which has 176 servings of food that are carefully crafted to nourish 4 people for 72 hours. On average, every person can get 2,230 calories per day. This is great for stocking up in your home.
One popular option for a food bucket that can last a person for up to 30 days is the Augason Farms 5-20100 72-Hour 4-Person Emergency Food Storage Kit 14 lbs 7 oz. It has over 176 servings and a total of 26,440 calories. If a person ate this every single day based on the recommended servings for lunch and dinner, it should last for 45 days. This food kit has 11 different entrees and soups, this makes it suitable for people who likes to consume a variety of food.
Key Criteria and Ratings for Augason Farms
In this section, we will be going over some of the key criteria and ratings for Augason Farms products.
Rating: 4.7 / 5.0
Augason Farms products are often out-of-stock because the brand is well-known and its products are reasonably priced. Their products are affordable enough for the average joe to purchase and stock-up.
To give a rough idea of Augason Farms pricing, a 30-day emergency food supply from Augason Farms cost around $139.50, while Mountain house 30-day emergency food supply kit goes for $699.
To give a head to head comparison of the price offerings of the best brands in the market, I have listed them down in this table:
|Augason Farms||Augason Farms 30-Day 1-Person Emergency Food Supply||1,854 calories per day,||$183.45|
|READY HOUR||READY HOUR 4-Week Emergency Food Supply – 284 Servings||2,000+ calories a day for 4-weeks||$284.00|
Now, let’s compare Augason Farm’s pricing for a 72-hour 1-person emergency food kit, here’s a comparison:
|Augason Farms||Augason Farms 72-Hour 1-Person Emergency Food Supply Kit||2, 667 calories per day||$39.99|
|Mountain House||Mountain House 3-Day Emergency Food Supply||1,706 calories per day||$73.99|
|4Patriots||4Patriots: 72-Hour Emergency Food Supply Survival Kit||1,253 calories per day||$27.00|
Based on market survey, it is clear that Augason Farms are pricing their products competitively. This explains why the volume of sales for Augason Farms is extremely high.
2. Range of Products
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
The variety of of Augason Farm food kits is limited, but the range of products for pantry ingredients is unparalleled.
The limited number of Augason Farms emergency food kits include:
Something to note is that Augason Farms provides a limited variety of food in emergency food kits as well, which ranges to 12 different variety of entrees. This is less than what Mountain House provides, such as the Mountain House 14-Day Emergency Food Supply Kit which provides a total of 18 entrees. You can read more about the best survival food kits on our blog too.
The range of pantry ingredients provided by Augason Farms is tremendous, the list of available pantry products is really long, but here are 10 of the most popular pantry products from Augason Farms:
Just by looking at this list, I think you get the idea that Augason’s farms pantry ingredients isn’t something to sneeze at. Since they are affordably priced, many preppers have been stocking up on both emergency food kits and pantry ingredients from Augason farms.
There are brands like Mountain House or Valley food storage that has almost similar range of products when it comes to emergency food kits. When it comes to pantry products, none of these brands sells a range of products like Augason Farms.
Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Augason Farms products generally taste pretty good. In comparison to the general competition, Augason Farms has above-average taste for its emergency food products.
However, the taste of Augason Farms pales in comparison to emergency food from Mountain House.
In terms of specific products, the potato soup by Augason Farms is known for tasting pretty good, while there are some complaints of that products like the Brown Sugar Oatmeal which doesn’t taste like oatmeals.
You can check out how people test the taste of specific products in Youtube as well, which can be found here:
Rating: 4.6 / 5.0
The time period required for shipping may vary depending on several factors including:
a) Which platform you purchase the product from;
b) Where are you purchasing the product from; and
c) Where do you want the product to ship to.
If you purchase Augason Farms from Amazon for example, you will be getting your product (if you are staying within the United States) within 2 days for Amazon Prime members or 5 to 8 days for non-Amazon prime members.
If you purchase Augason Farms products off their website, if you are in the United States, the products typically arrives within 5 to 7 business days. Augason Farms has transparently stated that 2 to 3 business days is for Processing Time while 3 to 5 business days is for transit time.
Even Mountain House’s standard shipping takes 5 to 7 business days. While Valley Food Storage will ship your product within 5 business day if the product is in stock.
Therefore, the shipping time by Augason Farms can be considered as pretty decent, meeting the industry standards.
5. Ease of Cooking
Rating: 3.5 / 5.0
Food from Augason Farms aren’t too ‘easy’ to cook. More often than not, you have to spend around 15 to 20 minutes to prepare the meals because they are not designed to be instant meals.
To prepare the ingredients proper, you will need proper cooking utensils because you need to boil water and let the ingredients simmer for a few minutes.
To get an idea how Augason Farms products are to be prepared, you can check out this video here:
6. Shelf Life
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Generally, Augason Farms products has a shelf life of 10 to 30 years. It’s obvious that Augason Farms made the products with long term food storage in mind.
This is generally fine because preppers often finish or rotate their food supplies once every 10 years.
After opening the cans or sealed packages, the food should last you up to a year, with proper storage conditions of course! Make sure you get proper food storage containers for storing your emergency food.
All in all, Augason Farms is a pretty solid choice for preppers because of its competitive pricing, large selection of products, decent quality food and high quality service. You can’t go wrong stocking up on Augason Farms food kits.