My Patriots Food Supply pouches include oxygen absorbers for added long-term storage. Your food can stay fresh for up to 25 years. Foods are grown and packed in the USA. Foods are easy to prepare. To make a meal, all you do is boil water, pour in the food, simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, stir, and serve up a great meal. Feel free to include some of your favorite spices. Add items from your garden or pantry to enhance your meals, add nutrition, or season to taste.