Food Issue Solutions
For the Do It Yourself individual, nothing may be more satisfying than having all your emergency preparedness food issues taken care of. Well before the supermarket shelves are empty because of all the last minute, panic-driven masses. Legacy Food Storage is one such solution. Other than that, what food issue solutions are available to you?
So other than Legacy Food Storage, what can you do to for your food issues? I have found that one of the best ways to acquire long term food storage is the tried and true method of canning. Easy and inexpensive to start a new ‘hobby’. And better than that canned stuff you buy in the market.
How Canning Works
Legacy Food Storage For Peace Of Mind
Then there is the really ‘lazy mans’ way out. You will not need a last minute solutio for yourself for about 25 years!
However, you may find yourself questioning your need for that so-called food storage idea of storing freeze-dried food pouches in your basement for a crisis situation.
Do you really need it?
There was a time when a major hurricane crossed over my house and as you might have guessed caused a lot of damage including power loss for several weeks.
There was nothing called Legacy Food Storage in my closet much less in my kitchen and food was running out for my family.
Did I really need it? At that time the answer was yes.
Do you need it? I believe it is a great food solution for you to consider and look into.
Having a handy supply of food stashed away in my house would have made a situation a lot easier to face.
Surviving After A Hurricane
Power was out for over a week and supermarkets were having a hard time re-stocking.
And when they did re-stock, supplies quickly ran out by the desperate shopping of all the people who did not prepare properly.
The National Guard was in town handing out those government-issued MRE’s and canned water donated by Anheuser-Busch. The lines were long and many went away empty-handed and had to try again the next day.
The storm took me and most others completely by surprise due to the fact that it was expected to hit us as a Cat 1 instead of the Cat 4 it quickly grew into.
You never know.
For me, I just went through a major hurricane but for you, it could have been an unexpected fire, flash flood, a tornado or sub-freezing weather.
Power gone, supermarket shelves empty if there are still shelves.
The best way to prepare is to prepare for the worse.
Not long after that storm, I made it a point to check out the freeze-dried food storage products that are available so I would not have to stress over a food situation again.
FEMA’s( Federal Emergency Management Agency)own guidelines state: “every American should have at least 72 hours of non-perishable food on hand in case of a natural disaster.”
Enter Legacy Food Storage
There are many food storage companies out there for mine and your consideration. However, I was sold on Legacy Food Storage for several reasons.
Number one is not the 25 year, ‘peace of mind’ shelf life (all those food storage companies have that), but the fact that the food is good enough for a quick and easy meal after a very busy day.
You do not need a disaster to raid the stored food. Not that I would recommend that, but what I am saying here is that the food quality is that good.
When that crisis does happen, you will be happy to know you will not have to live off rice and canned beans.
You can actually be happy to eat this freeze-dried brand of subsidence.
Legacy Foods has the lowest cost per pound and the largest serving size in the food storage industry. One of those bags contains up to four 1-1/2 to 2 cup servings.
My first try with Legacy Foods was their chile. I like chili, so what better way to give a taste try-out than to start with something you enjoy?
I went the whole nine yards and cooked this the way you or I would. No power, outside on another type of heat source. Yes……you have to boil water. You have prepared for that situation…..right?
I was quite impressed with the taste of this ‘freeze-dried’ chile. it convinced me of the fact that Legacy Foods deserve the ‘Best Tasting Vote’.
While delicious on their own, you may choose to add extra veggies, meats, and other sides to your meals to bump them up a notch which is what all food storage companies suggest and some even offer packages like this.
Legacy Food Storage Facts And Questions
- Meal ingredients are Non-GMO. (that fact sold my wife)
- Legacy has 15 entrees and 4 tasty meals for breakfast.
- Legacy Food Storage also offers gluten-free meals.
- Lowest cost per pound in the food storage industry.
- Legacy goes beyond just food and offers other emergency products to help you make a bad situation a lot easier to manage both mentally and physically.
- They offer a great way to get your food storage plan started so as not to break the bank or your budget.
Is it cheap?
Definitely not on quality, but you might consider the dollar amount a little up there.
The pricing is very competitive with other suppliers. As with many quantity driven situations, affordability per serving increases the more you buy.
Legacy’s 16 serving entrée packs cost about $40 and you can go up to a 4,000 plus serving bucket set priced at a little under $9,000.
Something for everybody regardless of budget.
However, you will not be disappointed with the survival means to an end and the peace of mind investment.
And if you are a hiker or camper consider the lightweight convenience of Legacy Food.
You owe it to yourself and family to consider a one-time investment on your food security if and when a crisis could hit.
Give it a look see. If needed, Legacy could help you out on the budget issues:
Some Questions You Might Be Asking
Can I purchase single-serving packages?: If food storage companies packaged in single-serving packages, they would be pricier than they are now. This is why all companies do multiple servings and some even choose big cans! Packaging costs are ridiculously priced in this industry. Just like the smaller packages at the grocery store vs. the larger - sometimes the smaller ones are not all that much cheaper than the bigger ones!
What are the nutritional facts?: It is fairly well balanced. Per serving the chili meal I made had 360 calories; 7% total fat; 3% cholesterol; 22% carbohydrates; 10g sugars; 18g protein. The sodium could be considered high at 35%, however, this is typical. All survival and camping foods are likely to be higher in macronutrients like sodium and fat due to the fact that they are being eaten by a more active person.
And if these are being used after a crisis situation, you will be a lot more active!
Are the bags resealable if I only wanted one serving? Legacy consciously chose not to put a zip seal on the package which would only increase that package cost to the customer. There are only 4 servings to a package and if you don’t eat all 4 just use a chip clip to close. You have up to 2 weeks (no refrigeration for dry ingredients) to prepare the remaining portion.
Do any of their products contain meat?: Food storage meat is very expensive if you have ever looked at it. The majority of companies either put a little meat in the meal to satisfy, or they use the inexpensive Textured Vegetable Protein. This is a manufactured product and while it does have a place in food storage for its protein, longevity and lower cost, many prefer real meat and always more of it.
Legacy does sell 100% USDA Beef or Chicken as a side package so you may add as much or little as you want to any meal or use it to create a meal of your own.
Are the Non-GMO, gluten-free claims certified?: Legacy Foods require verification from their supplier that the ingredients they use are GMO-free. In addition, when manufacturing gluten-free products, Legacy ensures that their facilities are free from cross-contamination with other foods containing gluten. The clean room is cleaned before gluten-free items are run. Also, the rooms are completely cleaned up between running new items.