4Patriots Reviews

( 41 reviews )
Website: 4Patriots.com

4Patriots is a Nashville, TN based company that specializes in survival food for people hoping to become more self-reliant and independent.  Here’s what you need to know.

How Does 4Patriots Work?

4Patriots sells a wide variety of emergency food and other equipment intended to help you deal with emergency situations or become more independent in general.

When it comes to survival food, they have several options.  You can purchase items such as 72-hour up to 4-week survival food kits, or you can purchase freeze-dried food individually.

Their freeze-dried foods include things like berries and vegetables, as well as emergency food bars.  Freeze-dried food is a great way to ensure you have a good supply of nonperishable food on hand.  In fact, many varieties can last up to 25 years.

These are sold in one and four pack units and are designed to meet daily nutritional requirements according to U.S. Coast Guard standards. 

The packs are heat resistant and have a five-year shelf life, making them a great choice for your bug-out bag or hurricane box.

4Patriots also sell a wide assortment of survival products, such as solar power chargers and generators, power cells or solar batteries to power your home or solar cooker. 

For example, their Sun Kettle Solar Cooker offers a way to cook your food without electricity by using the power of the sun. 

Although there are no air purifier options listed on the the website, you can find options for water filtration that can help get you through a serious emergency.

4Patriots also sells other essentials, such as tactical flashlights for example, which are essential to any emergency preparedness kit.  The company also sells a 'Freedom Fridge', a refrigerator that can help keep your food cold during a power outage.

Cost and Price Plans

The cost of 4Patriots food varies and items are paid for individually.  There are also Survival Kits starting around $27, but can be as much as $399 depending on the content and quantity.  Supplies also vary in price.

Online Customer Reviews/Complaints

One of the customers’ favorite features of 4Patriots is the fact that the company donates significant amounts of its proceeds to charity. 

4Patriots donate to A Soldier’s Child Foundation, a charity that helps the children of fallen soldiers, as well as to the Fisher House Foundation, another military-focused charity.

4Patriot products are generally well-received by consumers.  For example, reviews of their battery pack state that the cell not only works well, but is an inexpensive and reliable option for charging your phone in an emergency.  4Patriots have a B+ rating with the BBB.

Customers also appreciate their fast shipping policy, where you can receive your order in as little as five business days.

There aren’t many complaints about 4Patriots, but one common issue is that the foods aren’t necessarily healthy or made of natural ingredients.

For example, the list of food bars ingredients is long and includes preservatives and food additives with unrecognizable names like delta tocopherols, tartrazine, pantothenic acid, and others. 

The foods are calorie-dense, which is what you need in an emergency, but aren’t necessarily the healthiest for you otherwise.

Customer Service

The company has a customer-centered approach that has worked well in its marketing and day-to-day functioning. 

You can get a hold of a representative Monday through Saturday by phone at 1-800-304-4202.  You can also email [email protected].

The return policy is relatively straightforward.  All products are backed by a 365-day, 100% money-back guarantee. 

4 Patriots states that if you're dissatisfied for any reason during the first 365 days after your purchase, just return the product to the shipping warehouse to get a full refund.

Where to Buy?

You can only buy 4Patriots products by visiting the company website.  There are a small number of emergency food rations available on Amazon, too.

Competitors and Alternatives

When comparing 4Patriots to its competitors, you’ll find lots of alternatives.  Many customers make the comparison of 4Patriots vs. My Patriot Supply.

The companies are similar both in name and in function.  My Patriot Supply specializes more in instant meals and long term food storage options, both of which average 2000 calories per day and can last up to a year.  These are packed in rigid, sustainable buckets.

The main difference between the two companies has to do with shipping. 

Although both companies are experiencing delays as a result of the global pandemic at the time of writing this article,  4Patriots seem to have a faster shipping calendar than My Patriot Supply.

The Bottom Line

If you want to purchase emergency food and equipment to keep your family safe and secure during a crisis, you need to invest in a company that has reliable sourcing and won’t delay shipments for any reason.  4Patriots is one of those companies.

If you have any experience with 4Patriots or their products, please leave your reviews below.

4Patriots Customer Reviews

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Horrible Customer Service
September 7, 2023
I had to contact customer service today because the power output button would not stay green. I’ve owned the unit 18 months and used sporadically for tool charging and battery charging maintenance. While using only 300 watts, the unit would not discharge its power. Customer service advised no repairs, replacement, or anything other than a $150 discount on a new $2,500 unit. I now own a $2,000 door stop. The unit still charges, but has a bad inverter. This sucks big time. Stay far away from this company because they do not stand behind their products. Boo!!

Bought for the 25 Year Shelf Life NOT the gourmet chef!
June 28, 2023

I have read these very negative reviews and can not believe this is the same company. I have ordered from 4Patriots and recommended to all my family and friends! My first order was the regular standard food package for 3months. We tried the 72hour package and it was NOT gourmet but definitely acceptable in an emergency!!! I then needed a more health conscious food choice for me so I ordered two Plant-Based Protein Kits and a Fruit, Veggie & Snack Survival Food Kit. Then I ordered three large cans of the Black Bean Burger Mix. All ingredients were acceptable as Healthy IN AN EMERGENCY!!! They came packaged in easy to stack /labeled container's with locking lids and very sturdy! Easy to store FOR A 25 YEAR shelf life!!!

Some of the first order was wrong and a few packages came damaged due to the way it was delivered NOT the company. AND Customer service was very helpful and sent me all the damaged items with no questions or problems. Another time my charger was damaged and had no idea how it broke and even though it was a free gift for purchasing something else Customer Service replaced it easily!! Every time I have a problem or a question I always get the kindest people to talk to. My sister has had the same experience.

So I highly recommend this company...They truly are an AMERICAN company! And the employees are treated very well! Where all these negative comments are coming from makes me suspicious of the source???

Please, if you are looking for easy preparedness food ...Do not hesitate to order from Patriots!!! But not if you are interested in gourmet meals ;)

Buyer Beware
June 24, 2023
Bought a Side Kick in 2011. Didn’t use very often, but spoke to a technician recently when it wasn’t functioning correctly. He took me through several steps to check its functionality, but, ultimately, we agreed the product was defective, and the warranty was only for a year to make matters even worse. The fact that the generator is made in China, when they claim to be pro American, is very disappointing as well.

Order not found
March 10, 2023

I ordered and paid for three 72 hour food kits on 3/7/23, called 4Patriots customer service and they say I don’t have an order, but they charged my credit card. This is the second time and I will never order from them again. I will file a complaint with the BBB and open a fraud case with my credit card company. So disgusted with 4Patriots. Y. Smiley

4Patriots experience
February 21, 2023

I have bought many items from 4Patriots and spoke with their customer service as well. Every item was delivered in a timely manner and when I did have a question, I would ask to talk to the manager or someone higher. Everything was handled extremely well and professionally. I didn’t eat their food yet but their solar items work better than expected. Gotta say that my husband threw out the short cakes ‘cause he didn’t like the taste. Yes, he is a professional chef and is extremely picky. He didn’t understand that it was for an emergency. What this company is trying to do to help the American people to survive is outstanding. If you don’t like what you ordered, then call them and explain. They will help you. Then, you can choose another company. You have a choice.

No one has paid me to state my facts and I am a verified customer of 4Patriots.

February 6, 2023
I ordered the 72 hour pack to try it out. So far I have tried only the oatmeal with maple. The first time it was a little bland. The second time I realized the brown sugar was a little ways down in the package. I added that with some honey (the shelf life of honey is ridiculously long) It was good. The bag has a zip lock top to reseal. I ate it over a 5 day period and it was fine. I will try the rest in the future.

February 1, 2023

Plugged in a little bathroom heater and within 15 minutes the power bar dropped from full charge down to one bar. Very disappointed!! Glad I have a Mr Buddy ( Big Buddy) heater on standby.

The most flavorless food on the market!
December 30, 2022
I would only eat this in an absolute emergency, and it would have to be a pretty dire situation where I was starving. The 2 items I tried, were some of the worst, most flavorless food I’ve ever encountered. I tried the Mac and cheese, and the Alfredo. The Alfredo was like eating noodles swimming in low fat milk. Zero, I mean zero flavor! And the Mac and cheese, well that was so much worse than regular old boxed Mac and cheese. Zero cheese flavor. How do you manage to screw up and make something worse than boxed Mac and cheese??! I don’t know, but 4Patriots managed to do just that. If you love the taste of cardboard, this product might be perfect for you. But I would recommend you take your money elsewhere.

Do not buy! Donate your money to patriots instead!
September 8, 2022

Just to start the review by saying I love what 4 patriot is all about and hope that a good percentage is going to our Patriots and vets!

All I can say is the only packages I can stand is the dried bananas, and the oat meal grannies oat meal!

The Fire side stew is an embarrassment it’s like eating weeds and dirt!

The macaroni and cheese is nasty watery cheese flavor reminded me of my poor childhood where my mom tried to stretch out food for us kids!

All I can say is good thing 4 Patriots promotes a 25 yr shelf life, so you can sell all you can within the next 25 years before anyone tries it!

Food products are for family use.
July 2, 2022

Waste of money.

I purchased the 1 year food supply. Upon finally trying some today, I found that they require excessive time and energy to prepare and then the resulting portion is for a family of 4, not for individual use.

They claim to have a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee which I will attempt next week.

Solar chargers are to be solar charged in emergency only...duh?
June 6, 2022

Pamphlet quote on solar charger; 'Solar charging is recommended for emergency recharges only. Recharging via USB power is preferred as the primary charging method.' Dummy me bought 4 for camping friends who are away from power and need to charge cell phones.

Nothing in advertisement advised not good to solar charge. They graciously thanked me for these solar chargers that aren't recommended to solar charge, but I was embarrassed. Apparently 4Patriot's solar charger is a misleading misnomer, but you don't know until after your purchase and you read the manual.

Long Cook Times
May 21, 2022
I should have spent just a bit more time doing research This company's food NEEDS A LOT OF FUEL to cook. It's more of a secondary supply. Find some freeze dried goods for an immediate survival situation. Then consider 4patriots for the long term (months) survival. Or just vacuum pack hamburger helper, rice-orony or other such dry goods, and save yourself a few hundred bucks.

Day 4 of Nightmare
May 17, 2022

This is only one segment of this ongoing melodrama.

Again with the games....your last emails confirmed all charges reversed/refunded...LIES!!!

This order ($125 with a second $125 in a month pending) and the Affirm order/loan ( $97) both finalized as completed this morning. So, the TRUTH is you refunded nothing other than one shipping charge ($16).

This is fine except for the lies and consumer abuse...I did intend to order my items...4 count solar cells, 4 week food kit and 72 hour food kit (including all bonuses advertised)...and i am responsiblefor the orders (as originally purchased)...but I did not signup to be jerked around, have you play games re my finances/accounts, etc..

You have ONE package PENDING shipment with UPS...it will become a lawsuit next Monday (delivery currently estimated for Saturday) should it arrive with anything less than my complete item set (undamaged and without defect - 4 count solar cells, 4 week food kit and 72 hour food kit)....

I will continue to inform/warn the public and appropriate legal authorities until you correct this situation and make right all the damages your actions have and continue to cause.

Rev. Tiffany S. PhD

BroxtonMassey May 18, 2022

i have found that there is another company pretending to be 4patriots advertising on FB that is not real. https://4patriots-us.com i got scammed by them as well. it shows to be based in California but paypal is non US based

Who Processes The Food?
May 13, 2022

Product is average tasting for a freeze dried product. Very edible at an affordable price. My main complaint is the misleading sales pitch. They say the items are packed in America. They might be, but my tracking number had China as the point of origin.

Good Experience
April 15, 2022

Been buying for years and I have never had an issue with anything. Yes as of late it is taking a bit longer to receive items but even Amazon is taking longer with most items. I would recommend to anyone.

Paula December 21, 2022

I agree. I have made several purchases, all of which were shipped from within the U.S., and only once had anything damaged or missing. I called them and 3 days later that item was delivered to my doorstep. I fully recommend this company.

Shipping Timeframe is completely unreliable
February 12, 2022

I placed my first order last August (2021) and was told it would arrive in 2 weeks. I actually finally received part of the order mid October (2021) and part of the items were missing. I ordered the 3 month kit that was supposed to come with seeds, the solar kettle and free books.

The seeds finally arrived in December. I called customer service many times and they said the solar kettle was out of stock. I asked then why I keep getting emails saying order now because they are back in stock.... The last time I called they said the package I ordered did not come with a solar kettle. I thought ok so everyone messes up now and then.

Last week I ordered their sidekick generator because I have medical devices that I must have, and we lose power a lot where I live, and we do like to camp. I was assured that the order would arrive in plenty of time for our next trip. I received the tracking number that is invalid. Then I received a text with a different tracking number and told to call a toll-free number for details. It's actually a 3rd party called Shophelp.

He told me that it would actually be 14-18 more days. Now I need to buy or rent a generator for my trip. I get that 4Patriots is not Amazon, but at least be realistic about the shipping dates. We have not tried the food yet so can't speak to the quality. Bottom line is if you order, plan on several months for delivery and expect things to be missing.

Not for diabetics!
January 21, 2022

My disappointment was in discovering there is no meat whatsoever in these meals. Any protein supplied---which is minimal---is soy protein. The meals are mostly all carbohydrates, which will give you calories all right, but for a diabetic this meal plan would be disastrous. Might keep you alive or might send you directly into a diabetic coma. I got the $600 intro package plus 2 of the 3 day emergency kits.

For what you are getting food-wise, they are incredibly overpriced. I believe I could have purchased all of the foods for $100 or at most $200. Pasta, rice, flour, and oats are cheap and these things comprise most of the meals. A sugared Kool-aid type drink mix.

The packaging is mylar and that's good. I am a diabetic and If I had it to do over, I wouldn't. Make your own kit, folks. You can choose what to buy and get by a lot cheaper.

ElaineDiAntonio May 01, 2022

I agree, my husband just bought the My Patriots 3 month supply, and there is nothing in there that we could've purchased and stored for much, much less. Easier to purchase individually. Oh well, if needed, he will be eating a LOT of pasta products, oatmeal and rice!

Made in China. Chinese owned?
January 15, 2022

What they normally don't tell you.

2 stars because they actually e-mailed the truth to me. Products made in China. I can supply the e-mail message. Now I am going to find out if the "American based" company is really Chinese owned. Some of the text in their offers is poorly translated as expected with translated Chinese. Example: "It is recommended to re-charging batteries every 3-5 months for the fullest batteries on use."

Mr.Pissed June 19, 2023

Exactly! I spent alot of money at 4 patriots just to find out, yes their warehouses are in the US but it's all MADE IN CHINA! I'm pissed.

They seem to operate out of desperation,
December 19, 2021

Not good at all. I would look elsewhere. They ignore your email request and and give you a bunch of baloney. I have never received a confirmed purchase order printout even though I requested it multiple times..., So I have to guess what I ordered. when you talk to someone on the phone, they act like they know nothing about the company or the management and cannot answer questions about what is going on. they cannot connect you with management.

My last order came in a box that said 2 of 2. I did not get 1 of two and half my order should be in the other box.., or at least half my order has not been delivered yet, even though this is the 3rd shipment.

This missing part of the order I did not want. but they said they did not have any of what I wanted and they suggested I get what they suggest since they had plenty of it. I have gotten one of what they said I would bet plenty of.

So, it is a mess and had I known they were this bad I would have gone elsewhere.

Bruce September 21, 2023

contact your bank for a chargeback

good nutrition including vitamins whose scientific names are long
October 26, 2021

I have a 4Patriot 72-hour food pack and some other 4Patriot items that were given to me by a friend. Thus I do not have any firsthand experience in regard to customer service and shipping times, but my friend was satisfied and wanted to share some items with me so I would have something in case of emergency and so that I might consider also buying products from 4Patriots. I disagree with the main review in regard to the ingredients being unhealthy.

The main review mentioned pantothenic acid - this is the name for Vitamin B5 which is an essential nutrient, and tocopherol refers to Vitamin E. The most used form of Vitamin E is alpha tocopherol, but I know that there are supplements of "mixed tocopherols" that would include delta-tocopherol which was listed above as an ingredient in some of the food.

These are names that are unfamiliar if you are not educated about nutrition, they are the scientific names for vitamins, not weird additives or toxins, and they do not make the foods unhealthy. I would not take that into account in worrying about these foods.