Guest Post by Greg Boudonck
Over the years, people have begun to consider the possibilities of a world in which survival would be a primary factor.
What would happen if a major war would start in the United States?
Or if nuclear or biological weapons were used?
It is not something that everyone discusses around their evening meal, but some actually do talk about these possibilities.
While some people consider them on the fanatic side of situations, many others have come to an agreement that it is better to be prepared than to be left in need.
They are called Preppers.
They are survivalists, and over the years, this movement has grown in numbers.
There was a huge wave just before the year 2000 when there were predictions of catastrophic events that would occur when 1/1/2000 arrived.
While nothing real serious did happen, many humans are still geared to any possibilities.
There is even a network of Preppers you can see here.
In 2004, Steve Palmer and Jason Budge felt they could help within this survival network.
Jason’s inventive mind came up with the idea of a shelving system to store survival foods.
Steve had the marketing side and together with each of their wives, they made Shelf Reliance work.
As the shelving systems gained a following, the idea of items to fill those shelves took place.
Using their survival brains, the Palmers and Budges developed the combinations of freeze drying and dehydrating food items that will last for years.
In 2007, Thrive Life products were introduced.
The next year, the Q feature was instituted where Preppers could set a budget and have Thrive survival items delivered on a regular basis within their budget.
And, in 2009 Thrive Life started using the multilevel marketing business approach which would allow independent distributors a way to start their own Thrive Life home base Prepper business.
Thrive Life is based in American Fork, Utah.
The majority of products they sell are American made.
I have decided to use a variety of sources to determine the top 20 Thrive Life products.
These come from online reviews, sales figures and some of my Prepper friends.
I am not affiliated in any way with Thrive Life.
I am just providing this information for your benefit so you can determine if Thrive Life may be a company you would like to work with.
So, starting with #20, here are the top 20 Thrive Life products.
#20 Freeze Dried Blackberries
These blackberries have a tart taste as if they were just picked.
They are certified gluten free.
The instructions say that you should add 1/2 cup of water to 1 cup of the blackberries.
Let them soak for 10 minutes until they are tender.
They make great smoothies.
#19 Freeze Dried Sausage Crumbles
These sausage crumbles can be added to almost anything.
They are great in scrambled eggs, on a salad or add to that homemade pizza.
Some people delight in eating them plain.
You simply add 1/4 cup of warm water to 1 cup of the crumbles.
Let them sit for approximately 20 minutes until they are tender.
#18 Freeze Dried Mango
As a person who lives in Puerto Rico, I pick delightful mangoes off trees and I love them.
But, when I lived in the Midwest United States, it would cost me dearly to be able to eat a fresh mango.
This product from Thrive Life is a great way to enjoy those delicious mangoes, and you need not worry about them going bad.
Just soak 1 cup of the mangoes in 1/3 cup of water for 10 minutes and enjoy them however you like to eat your mango.
#17 Elbow Macaroni
It seems that those who use the Thrive elbow macaroni claim they not only have a better taste then store bought, they also have a much longer shelf life.
There are no GMOs in this macaroni.
So make your Chili Mac or Mac & Cheese and enjoy.
#16 Freeze Dried Pears
These freeze dried pears have a wonderful taste after they are re hydrated.
You can make delicious pear jam, add them to cereal or salad or make a fruit smoothie.
Similar to the other Thrive fruits, just soak 1 cup of pears in 1/3 cup water for approximately 10 minutes and enjoy.
#15 Vanilla Yogurt Bites
These freeze dried bites of yogurt are a huge favorite directly out of the can, or they can be added to cereal, ice cream or even a salad.
They are certified gluten free.
They are best after being refrigerated. Just add 2 tablespoons of water to 1 cup of the bites.
Let them sit for 10 minutes.
Stir until it is smooth and store in the refrigerator.
#14 Freeze Dried Organic Raspberries
Raspberries are great for our immune systems.
These Thrive raspberries are USDA certified organic.
Simply add 3 tablespoons of water and shake.
Let them sit for 10 minutes and enjoy your raspberries.
#13 Basic 1 Year Supply of Freeze Dried & Dehydrated Thrive Foods
If something terrible would happen, this supply will feed a family for approximately 1 year.
There are a total of 9,900 servings of various Thrive foods.
There is such a huge variety, that it would be best just to visit this link to see them all.
#12 Freeze Dried Ground Beef
This freeze dried ground beef is pre-cooked, certified gluten free.
When you add 2 1/2 cups of freeze dried ground beef to 2 cups of water, it equals 1 pound of ground beef.
This can be used in any of your recipes that call for ground beef.
#11 Fudge Brownie Mix
Doesn’t everyone love brownies?
These are delicious, and all you do is add 1/2 cup of hot water to 3 3/4 cups of the dry mix.
Bake in a greased pan.
Let cool and enjoy your brownies.
#10 Freeze Dried Ham Dices
These pre-cooked ham dices are a great additive to omelets, casseroles and other dishes.
They are certified gluten free.
Just add 1/2 cup of warm water to 1 cup of the ham and let sit for 20 minutes.
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#9 Whole Egg Powder
Eggs are a much needed item, but it would be difficult to store normal eggs for a long period of time.
This egg powder from Thrive will last for a very long time.
1 tablespoon of powder with 2 tablespoons of water make 1 egg.
Yes, both the whites and yolks are in this powder.
#8 Freeze Dried Banana Slices
These banana slices can be eaten upon opening the can, or re hydrated to use in recipes or in a smoothie.
Bananas are a great source of potassium, so these are a great addition to your Prepper storage.
To re hydrate, just add 1/2 cup of the banana slices to 1 cup of cool water and let stand for about 10 minutes.
#7 Instant Milk
Thinking back to those brownies, we will need a glass of milk won’t we?
In bad times, the storage of refrigerated milk can be difficult.
16 cups of water with 3 cups of the powder makes 1 gallon of delicious milk.
#6 Freeze Dried Peach Slices
As you can see from this list thus far, the Thrive fruits are a huge favorite.
The peaches are near the top.
1 cup of peach slices with 1/3 cup of water will re hydrate after about 15 minutes.
They make a great peach cobbler.
#5 Freeze Dried Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
This freeze dried cheese is a perfect topping to add great flavor to your dishes.
Just sprinkle 1/4 cup of cold water over 1 cup of cheese.
Stir briskly until all the water is soaked in and put in a zip-lock bag in the refrigerator overnight.
#4 Freeze Dried Chopped Onions
Most recipes are not complete without onions.
Just add 1/3 cup water to 1 cup onions and let sit 10 minutes.
Now they are ready to use and you won’t get tears chopping them yourself.
#3 Honey Whole Wheat Dough Mix
Just add yeast and water, and you can make fresh bread, rolls, pizza dough and more.
Great tasting and there are no GMOs.
#2 Freeze Dried Chopped Chicken
Chicken is a meat that is great in many ways.
Have a sandwich, or mix in your noodle dish.
Chopped chicken is also good mixed in macaroni and cheese.
Just add 1/2 cup of warm water to 1 cup of the chopped chicken and soak for 20 minutes.
#1 Freeze Dried Blueberries
Yes, the blueberries come in 1st.
These taste as if you just picked them.
They are great on top of cereal or in a smoothie. Just soak 1 cup of blueberries in 1/3 cup of water for 10 minutes and enjoy these great tasting Thrive fruit.
You don’t have to be a Prepper to be prepared for an emergency.
It is just wise to have a supply of edibles on hand for emergencies.
If you may be interested in using Thrive Life products, or even becoming a distributor, I recommend visiting their website.
You can find it in the reference section below.
If you have some favorite Thrive Life products, please give us your opinions in the comment section below.
Disclaimer: Neither I nor the Online MLM Company is affiliated in any way or form with Thrive Life. This is not a paid review. It is written strictly for your information.
- Thrive Life website
About the Author
Greg Boudonck is a freelance writer and the author of over 50 books. He writes on many different topics, but business subjects are one of his primary areas of writing expertise. You can see more about Greg and his work by visiting his website at Lancerlife.com.
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