Free Food Friday: An Interview With Legacy Food Storage

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Can you believe it is Friday already?  I don’t know about you, but each time a Friday rolls around and there has not been an emergency situation in my own household, I breath a sigh of relief and kick back with a celebratory cheer.

Today I have another Free Food Friday for you.  Whether you want to cheer or groan, listen up because this week my guest is Phil Cox, the CEO of Legacy Premium Foods and Backdoor Survival sponsor, Buy Emergency Foods.

Legacy Foods Pasta Primavera Giveaway

I first learned of Legacy Foods early on in my blogging career and have had a pleasure of enjoying their meal pouches whenever I am stressed for time yet want something more than a bowl of cereal (or popcorn) for dinner.  One of my favorites is Pasta Primavera, very delicious, filling, and yes, even healthy.

You might recall that a couple of months ago I reviewed the new Legacy dog food product (Mikey Likes It!) and gave away a huge bucket of pet food to a BDS reader.  We have another giveaway this week.

In addition to the interview, Phil and his team at Legacy Foods will be giving away a bucket consisting of their the 32 Serving Family 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit.  More about that in a moment.  First, enjoy the interview; it is a good one.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Legacy Foods and More

1. To get the ball rolling, tell me a little about how Legacy Foods got started.

Legacy Food Storage officially launched with product in October of 2011. Prior to launching Legacy Premium, most of the owners of Legacy Food Storage were owners in reseller businesses that sold ready-made meals in Mylar pouches, which required little time to prepare. We all dreaded having to grind wheat and bake food in order to manage through an emergency.

By spring of 2011, we had the opportunity to create our own product line in partnership with a company that has prepared grocery store ready-made packaged meals for approximately 20 years. We really wanted to deliver a healthy, high quality, great tasting, better packaged, and better priced offering, something our customers had been asking for since first launching our reseller businesses.

2. In the past few years, I have seen a lot of food storage companies come online. I have tried samples from many of them and some are great and others? Well, to be polite, not so good. That said, someone once told me that there were only a handful of companies manufacturing freeze-dried or dehydrated food.

So first of all, is that true?

Yes, there are only a few companies on the market selling freeze-dried and dehydrated foods, which simply stated, offer a longer shelf life, better taste, and greater convenience than any other method of food storage. They also tend to be healthier than other food storage options because the freeze-drying and dehydration process retains the original nutrient quality found in the food.

If you start with healthy ingredients, the freeze-drying and dehydration process keeps those intact until you are ready to eat them, in large part because the process removes the water from the food, leaving it a condition that will keep microorganisms from growing.

And if so, is the product you get from one company going to be the same as another product by the same name with just a different label?

No, these products aren’t all the same with different labels, as you noticed during your sampling. I am extremely picky on the ingredients I put in our foods, and as a result, very hands-on in picking the ingredients with our vendors. What’s the point of purchasing food storage if no one will eat it?

I’m never satisfied until the food tastes delicious and you’ll notice that difference in the myriad choices we offer. While not everyone will like everything (that’s not how people work), you can ensure your family will find plenty of meals that they will eat during an emergency or even as part of a regular meal plan.

Legacy’s freeze-dried meals are among the healthiest options because we use real ingredients along with ingredients that are certified by our vendors as “GMO free” with no cholesterol, no trans fat, low sodium, and high fiber.

3. How are your recipes developed and how often are they changed, if ever?

Legacy changes recipes and ingredients on a regular basis as new ingredients and processes with higher standards become available. Legacy is always going through the process of qualifying for additional certifications. Legacy is working towards having more certificates and higher supplier production standards than anyone in the industry. Status quo is not acceptable at Legacy.

Legacy Premium meals are developed by professional chefs and formulators, but the meals’ standards and flavoring is influenced by input or comments from Legacy owners, management, employees, resellers and customers. In fact, we love customer feedback and regularly track it to improve our business and product offerings.

The recipes are generated in part by claim needs such as Non-GMO or Gluten Free and the source of ingredient requirements. We also take into consideration the fact that Legacy Food Storage wants to provide meals that are appetizing and delicious. Only ingredients that pass the claim needs and source of ingredient requirements are used in the formulation process. Once a formula is developed, tested, and approved, it is either added to the current product offering mix or used to replace an existing product we wanted to improve.

4. I see that Legacy Food products are GMO- and in some cases, Gluten-Free. What type of testing or certification has been done to assure the consumer that these statements are true?

We require verification from our supplier that the ingredients we use are GMO-free.

Also, when manufacturing our gluten-free products, we ensure that our facilities are free from cross-contamination with other foods containing gluten. The clean room is cleaned before gluten free items are run. Different product items are packaged on different days. The rooms are completely cleaned between running new items.

Finally, Legacy is taking action to add a gluten-free clean room that is dedicated to gluten-free items only. Within the next few months, our products will be packaged in one of the highest rated facilities in the country. In the meantime, our current production facility is highly rated for its cleanliness and the production room (clean room) is cleaned in such a manner to prevent cross contamination.

5. Let’s talk about packaging. I see that Legacy Food Storage sells their products in pouches rather than tins. This includes bulk products such as butter, egg and honey powders. Why have you chosen this type of packaging?

We like Mylar pouches more than tin cans because they are more convenient for individual use; package easier into plastic buckets, which are good for storage; they don’t rust, and are easy to carry. In addition to being easy to store and carry, Mylar bags help keep oxygen from contaminating the foods. In fact, it’s crucial that residual oxygen levels be below 2 percent to keep food from spoiling.

Nitrogen flushing and oxygen absorbers are two things we use with our Mylar pouches to keep the levels in our packaging below this level. If your food storage is not packaged in these ideal conditions, and then stored appropriately (low temperature and low light), it is going to spoil long before you might need them.

6. It seems as though everyone is on a budget these days. What advice do you have for someone who only has $500 to spend on emergency supplies?

If you only have $500 to spend on emergency supplies, buy a solid emergency bag that has both food and water storage, emergency items, and the basic items necessary to keep one warm and protected in an emergency. A good emergency bag with everything can be bought between $300 and $800, depending on what you want in the emergency bag.

7. Two fun questions: What is both your favorite and least favorite FD product?

My favorite is Chili and least favorite is Hawaiian Style Sweet N Sour.

8. Do you have plans for any new products?

Yes. In addition to all of the meal options we sell, Legacy Food Storage is devoted to making overall emergency preparedness as simple as possible. We’ll be introducing enhanced 72-hour kits and emergency-specific packages for specific emergency situations, such as tornados, hurricanes, snow storms, etc.

Also, recognizing that water is the most important item in emergency preparedness, we have developed 5-gallon water storage boxes that can be filled at home long before an emergency happens. We have also just released our MegaOne Meals, a 100 percent natural meal replacement shake with complete nutrition in every serving, ideal in emergency situations for the elderly or the infirmed that might not be able to eat solid foods.

On the other hand, when prepared, most of our entrée foods are soft food as well, such as all of our soups and breakfast items.

9. Is there anything else you would like to share with the readers at Backdoor Survival?

This year, Legacy will be introducing a lot of new emergency items, including various bug out bags and kits, a bug-in kit, a sanitation kit, and food fuel water packages as well as a new line of camping food.

Legacy has put a lot of time and resources into the development of new products to meet customer requests and hopes to be able to continue to satisfy the requests of our customers long into the future.

The Giveaway

The giveaway this week is a Legacy Foods 32 Serving Family 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit.  Included are eight food pouches of four servings each.  The meals include Pasta Alfredo, Pasta Primavera, Enchilada, Beans, and Rice, Stroganoff, Loaded Baked Potato, Chili Mac, Cheese and Broccoli Soup Mix, and Classic Chili Mix.  No boredom here!

So what do you need to do to win?  On the honor system, jump on over to Buy Emergency Foods and look around.  Then come back here and answer the following question:

If you could store only one freeze-dried product, what would you choose?

To enter the giveaway, you need to respond in the comments area at the end of this article. The deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific next Thursday with the winner selected at random and notified by email.  He or she will have 48 hours to claim the winning prize.

Note: If you are reading this article in your email client, you must go to the Backdoor Survival website to enter this giveaway in the comments area at the bottom of the article.

The Final Word

What can I say?  These occasional Friday giveaways have morphed into something so much bigger.  I have been blessed that sponsors such as Buy Emergency Foods have generously partnered with Backdoor Survival to offer readers and followers a chance to win some great products.

Today I would like to thank Phil and the Legacy Foods team for offering this giveaway.  They are the best!

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!

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Free Food Friday: An Interview With Legacy Food Storage — 191 Comments

  1. The freeze-dried item I would choose would be one of the egg products. I have a daughter who does not like to eat meat and in a time of crisis the protein factor would come and play with my family and eggs are good way to get that.

  2. The items I would buy would be meat and eggs. Meat can be mixed with a huge amount of other foods to complete one pot dinners and eggs would be wonderful to have for a great start to the day!!

  3. Regarding the Legacy Foods give-away…. If I could store only 1 freeze-dried product, it would be the freeze dried beef. I very much enjoyed roaming over the Legacy site (as I had not been aware of them before) and likely will be ordering in the near future. Best wishes, & thank you!

  4. I think the meal replacement shakes look good and seem reasonably price. Someone who has tried them said they are actually quite good! I’d give that a try!

  5. I would buy the 120 breakfast, lunch and dinner bucket. This appears to offer a great variety of products at a very affordable price.

  6. the beef as we love eat and potatoes and i could grow the potatoes sure is alot of great items honey and eggs would also be good

  7. Love the article. I will have to try the Lefacy Food.
    Thanks for all your hard work and keep the information coming.

  8. The 60 serving mango dice bucket. There’s no way I could grow them if they ever became unavailable, and they are one of my household’s favorite foods. They would also make all the rice and flour products I’ve stored taste a lot better – and taste and variety do matter.

  9. Definitely, my choice would be the assorted freeze dried meat package. The most “bang for the buck,” plus Mountain men, plains Indians and the like survived on “jerky” type products for hundreds of years.

  10. If I could store only 1 freeze-dried product, it would be the freeze dried beef. I feel the nutritional value versus price is a great deal. In a SHTF scenario your body will be burning calories at a rate much faster than normal.

  11. Nowhere in the above is any mention of the absence of MSG (monosodium glutamate). It has been my experience that even the big names in these storable foods is loaded with MSG. As I had a butcher once tell me “MSG is used to make poor quality ingredients taste better” and that was why he never used it. MSG causes severe 3-day migrane headaches for me. I bet many people who have migranes have the same allergy. MSG is toxic, like aspartame.

    So, question…… is there MSG in any of the Legacy products?

  12. Cheese! We have chickens and rabbits for meat and eggs, a large garden for veggies and some fruit trees… but no dairy goats or cows, so milk and cheese would be luxuries!

  13. I would go with the chicken dices, since I could could use chicken in a lot of recipes for the kids, and myself

  14. the product i would choose would be freeze dried potatoes because they can be added to anything or eaten alone…and we all love potatoes

  15. If I could store only one freeze-dried product, it would probably be meat. Other things could be stored in other ways, but the meat would be hardest for me to store in other ways.

    I love that Legacy has the gluten-free options. My husband has to eat gluten free or he feels terrible. He always tells me that if it were a real emergency, he would eat whatever I have, but I know he would be easier to survive with if he doesn’t have a tummy ache. 😉 Thanks for the chance to learn more about Legacy foods and the chance to win!

  16. I really like the idea of mylar bags as opposed to tins! I think that would provide the ability to store food in multiple locations and it would be easier to carry in a bug out bag. Because I think that comfort food is so important I would want to store easy to reconstitute soups and especially the chili that Legacy Foods offers!

  17. First off thanks for the article, I’m always interested to hear about the process which goes into making the meals.

    After looking at the site I’d really love to be able to get the Mega Sampler pack, that would be a great way to try different items and decide what we like. From our recent emergencies, ice storm & flooding, we’ve dug into our food stores & have been able to tell the difference in the meals. So I want to start storing what we like. Also I saw they had coffee as a beverage, which I think will be like gold when things happen.

  18. I hope to never be put in the situation where I have to only choose one. lol. If I did, though, it would have to be beans and rice, even though I’m not much of a bean eater.

  19. If I had the finances I would get the 120 serving combo. It has a wide variety of meals in addition to breakfast meals.
    (Of course, if I had the money, I’d really opt for the Premium 4320 combo!)

    One suggestion for them – why not make some single one person serving sample packs? I know you would have to charge more (per serving size), but it would give people a chance to determine whether they like the product before spending too much on it.

  20. Interesting site. I had not looked at Legacy FD food before now. If I could store just one FD food it would have to be chili. Lots of protein, warm, comforting. Easy to pair up with rice, macaroni,or baked potatoes.

  21. I would go with the Enchilada, Beans and Rice. With that, I’d be getting filled up, some protein and with a bit of creativity can spice the dish up so it can seem like a different meal a few times.

  22. If I had to pick just one I’d go with one of Phil’s favorites, Chili. In rough situations or when dealing with the cold chili is great. I do find it odd that someone who likes chili doesn’t like sweet n sour. As an IT professional I would like to add that Legacy has a very well laid out website. Companies of all types could learn a lot from visiting Legacy’s home page.

  23. If I could only get one thing, it would be either milk or cheese. Those would be the hardest to acquire in an emergency situation, and powdered milk doesn’t last at all.

  24. I would buy the pasta alfredo as my family loves alfredo and in an emergency it would be nice to have a meal they would really love I could fix easily.

  25. If I could choose only one freeze-dried item, it would be Freeze Dried Chicken Dices. It would be good protein that you could use in a variety of ways.

  26. I would have to say beans and rice as you can do almost unlimited meals with the combination that are filling and when shtf times come you don’t need fancy food, just food that you and your family can survive on. I have grandchildren and I have made sure they understand that in the times that are coming to be thankful for everything – no matter how little it is – They are why I prep. GOD BLESS AMERICA

  27. I would choose the freeze dried beef. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I have been a prepper for awhile but need to really up my game.

  28. If I had to choose just one freeze dried product I would choose the eggs, especially since Legacy is the only company that says their eggs can be stored for longer than the 5-7 years I see on other sites. If we couldn’t find chickens(in a SHTF situation) I could provide protein for my family and stretch the food storage more.

  29. I would choose eggs. I can meat and veggies; rice, beans and pasta come already dried and easy to store, but eggs? No. Eggs are a great protein and needed to transform dry ingredients such as flour and sugar into baked goods.

  30. I would opt for the entree combo pack. To supply variety and ward off food boredom.
    Lacking that option it would be the meat combo pack for the protein content.
    Would love to try some of these samples.

  31. I would definately choose the meat package. But I would like to see lamb in small packages to variation from beef and chicken. It would necessarily cost more, but could be used for special meals.

  32. I would have to choose a combo of dairy and egg products. We live in the mountains and have plenty of wildlife for protein, and plenty of space for garden veggies and herbs so cheese, milk, and eggs would be a big plus to our storage supplies.
    Thanks BDS!!

  33. I would choose eggs. You get a lot from them. I think they provide more of what you need in one item than other foods.

  34. Meat would be my choice. I could grow and find vegetables and fruit easier than raise animals and butcher them.

  35. Wow – So what ONE Freeze Dried item would I choose — the chili as an entree looks good, however the bulk refried beans is one single item i would choose – really – any of the entree buckets. And my preference would be the MEGA ONE Vegan Meal Replacement Variety Pack – I like the idea of little or no meats – I have an egg/poultry allergy and most preparedness companies with prepared foods “leave out” important information like the eggs and chicken/poultry stocks – you clearly note Vegetarian Chicken Stock – I liked that ! making for easier choices! Thanks for the giveaway –

  36. I’d load up on the freeze-dried pet food. One of my biggest concerns during an emergency is not having enough food for the fur kids. A couple of buckets of freeze-dried pet food would go a long way in easing those fears.

  37. Only 1 type of item? Hmmmmm, so hard to choose, but I think I would go for the freeze dried meat package. Protein might be hard to come by.

  38. I live in the mountains with plenty of wildlife for protein and space for fruits, veggies and herbs so I think dairy and eggs would be a great addition to our stock! Thanks BDS

  39. First, thanks so much for what you do and the quality site you have developed. I believe you are truly here to help out the prepping community at large (we are not all the “lunatic fringe” as many believe) and not for individual gain. Your articles are well thought out, presented coherently and without bias, and cover most every facet of prepping. I really appreciate your product reviews (yes, and your giveaways). Actually, it says a lot about your priorities that you offer so many giveaways. (I also just bought 2 of the mini Cree flashlights you link to with reward points-no cash changed hands-COOL!) I went to their site and, once again, you have identifed another excellent prepping resource. It really looks like Legacy has established their business model to support the prepping community and not trying to gouge the wallets of their customers. The value they provide (vice other suppliers)appears excellent. I do wish I could find peanut butter more readily available though. I am a breakfast guy (particularly pancakes). Legacy offers old-fashioned pancakes, strawberry creamy wheat, multi-grain cereal or oatmeal with brown sugar, so I would definitely have to try the pancakes, if I can only choose one. Thanks again Gaye, for all you do. It is appreciated.

  40. Everything on the site looks delicious and my, what a great selection.
    My one item would have to be a gluten free product because my son is gluten intolerant and it is difficult to find gluten free products that will store for a length of time. Also planning gluten free meals from storage is a nightmare but the Enchilada, beans and rice package looks like a ready made meal and what could be easier?

  41. I can’t pick just one. Any of the entries and I am short on veggies too.. They are great for single people. And I especially like the GMO free statements. I have tried asking several times with other companies and never got any answers

  42. If I could only store one freeze dried product it would be the freezed dried meat (beef and chicken). We have a good amount of rice and beans as well as dehydrated potatoes and vegetables, so the meat would be a welcome addition. (Which is not to say that the other products don’t look good!).

  43. The freeze dried mashed potatoes would be an interesting choice. They are after all the greatest comfort food.

  44. I’d pick cheese. I know it’s something that could be made, but it’s so much easier to just open up a pouch and sprinkle it on something!

  45. freeze dried butter, yes they have it…what a great staple to have around not to mention skipping the work of making it (not that I know how to)

  46. I’m well stocked on beans, rice, pasta, grains and veggies, but not much in animal protein. For me, the Freeze dried Meat package would be the most helpful.

    Thanks for introducing me to a new food supplier. They certainly look superior to other suppliers.

  47. In regards to the Legacy Food Giveaway; If I had to choose one product, I’d pick an entree package, especially one containing protein (meat, eggs, ect) If I was limited to a single, individual entree, it would be either the beef or chicken freeze-dried pouches. In an semi-urban setting, there’s not much hunting options in an emergency.

  48. I go for the chili mac. High protein value with low sugar and low sodium – Tasty – and really good for you

  49. I’d go for the freeze dried beef or chicken, they’re tough to source or maintain bacteria-free in a SHTF (stuff hits the heavens) situation. Thanks for making the effort to supply quality solutions..

  50. I am also going with freeze dried beef or chicken. I have a pretty good garden and neighbor has chickens so eggs are readily available. Meat protein will be needed after our canned goods are gone.

  51. I know this has been posted several times but I’d pick freeze dried meets. My reason is different from what others have posted. Preserving meet in the traditional fashion for long term storage takes great care and skill. Be it smoked, canned, or salted. I’ve not yet competent in my ability to can or salt meats safely.

  52. Milk. Web page did not say if it was Freeze Dried or just dried. If not, then cheese. As both of these are the most difficult to replace in an emergency for me.

    Question for Phil Cox: I saw the various bags of FD fruits. Is it possible to make a bag with mixed fruits in it? Like several berries, bananas, mangos, pineapples, etc. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

  53. I would store either freeze dried meat or textured vegetable protein. I think protein will be the h hardest thing to find in an emergency.

  54. I am new to Prepping and am seeing a lot of brands. I am looking to supplement meat that i harvest from the woods.

  55. I would get the 60 serving Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner bucket. It has all that is needed to cover a well rounded meal, and can be stretched out if needed.

  56. IF I could choose only one thing it would have to be Bacon.

    Thanks Gaye! Your information is always very helpful and interesting.

  57. I’d like the 120 serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner bucket. I figure this would help in any disaster situation where going to the grocery store would not be an option.

  58. It would be cheese. I have a garden, fruit trees, chickens. Cheese would be a nice addition to the vegetables, eggs and chicken.

  59. If I could only store one freeze dried item it would be beef. Gotta have that protein! Have fruit trees and a garden but meat will be scarce within a year.

  60. The 4 Person 72 hour 2,000 Calorie per day Kit. I’m a singleton and this would get me through 2 weeks easy. I love things I can just grab and put in the car.

  61. If you could store only one freeze-dried product, what would you choose? The 183 meal sample pack. Since it gives the most variety and can sit on the shelf for 25 years this is the one I would choose. I have the shorted term needs already covered pretty well.

  62. I would buy either the eggs or chicken dices. Proteins will be the most difficult items to obtain in a long term SHTF as hunting and fishing will not be sustainable.

  63. I think it would be the bulk whole egg powder. I have a garden and I do a fair amount of canning of soups and veggies. But I don’t have any fall back for eggs besides being my favorite breakfast item, they would help out in making comfort food items and snacks.

  64. For me I would have to go for the Chili Mac, it looks delish! I love pasta dishes. I live in the mountains so I can readily have meat, grow my veggies and chickens can lay eggs. Gotta have pasta!!

  65. My one choice would be the bucket of 120 servings of breakfast, lunch and dinner…………but I would also like to try the new chocolate meal replacement shakes!

  66. I can grow fruits and veggies, but I would LOVE to have dairy, meats, and entrees! Pasta alfredo…oh yum! We are serious cheese and meat eaters! Thanks!

  67. If I had to choose one product, I would choose diced chicken . . . if I chose one entree, I think it would be pasta alfredo; but I’d like to taste it first.

  68. If I could store only one freeze dried product I’d choose the egg powder. We would find lots of ways to use it!

  69. Although my first thought was the fruit options, I would choose the freeze dried chicken for a versatile protein that could be added to a variety of meals.

  70. Legacy – as big a package as possible with a variety of good things – especially beef cause I grow potatoes and some veges but can’t grow beef!

  71. I’d store FD beef, because I have chickens, and a garden, but think it will be very difficult to get meat, particularly beef, where I live.

  72. My one choice would be the FD meats. That is one area that we don’t have covered yet. Love your articles. I am constantly learning from you & appreciate all that you do to help the prepardness community.

  73. The obvious choice would have to be FREEZE DRIED BRUSSEL SPROUTS!

    When the zombies start storming the neighborhood looking for handouts, place a few cans at the end of the driveway with a sign ” Free Food “.
    Maybe I could rustle up a few cans of ” Dehydrated Water to go with them.

    At any rate, I seriously doubt anyone will come back.

    Sorry, it’s been a long week!

  74. If I can only take “one” freeze dried item, it would have to be the Potato Soup. I love Potato Soup and a salad.

  75. Would Hate to Just pick one. Sounds Good. I would chose the freeze dry chicken for protein. I’m hungry.

  76. I would choose. TVP product since I’m vegetarian like beef, I could add it to a lot of different dishes . Although not sure if that’s FD, if it isn’t I would choose refried beans or another high protein combo dish that comes freeze dried.

  77. I would choose the 120 serving breakfast, lunch and dinner bucket. Looks like a lot of variety there.

  78. I love the quality & commitment to GMO-free products of Legacy! If I could only store one kind of FD product it would have to be a meat product, as it is an expensive item and would be hard to aquire if you didn’t grow your own. And having a freezer full go bad during an emergency would be a tremendous financial loss. Other items are easily purchased in canned or dried forms.

  79. If I could only store one freeze dried product it would be cheese. With cheese I could make a lot of different dishes with the other items I already have stored.

  80. For me and my family it would be eggs and beef. We eat gluten free so choices are minimal for us. Eggs and beef are a sure bet!

  81. all of it! what one person won’t eat another will. If no one in the house will eat it, then it will become a trade item.

  82. I don’t see it as a listed product but I’d have to go with freeze dryed beans, along the lines of pinto or black beans. A couple of reasons. They’re high in protein and fiber. They’re versatile and filling. They’re relatively inexpensive. Maybe Legacy could develop a bulk line of this type of product.

  83. There’s a lot of stuff that looks good. But I would have to say, I’d get the freeze dried meat package. Us mid-westerner’s have to have meat for about every meal.

  84. If you could store only one freeze-dried product, what would you choose? I would choose CHICKEN the body needs protein and it maybe hard to come by i have plenty of grains,rice beans(yes i know beans are protein) but after a month of eating rice and beans some meat wold be a God send

  85. If I were to pick just one… would be anything with beans. One can forage for plants and fruit, but bean is an over-all excellent protein and fiber.

  86. I would choose one of the gluten-free breakfast, lunch dinner combo buckets. My grandson has gluten allergies. He would like the enchilada, rice and beans.

  87. I would go with the Premium 1080 Serving Package, it’s large enough that I can divide it across the 3 places my family would most likely be.

  88. I would choose the Chili. I have buckets and buckets of rice, so the rice would act as a great “extender” to the chili.

  89. while I would like just about anything that you offer, I would probably go with the eggs as well because it would be protein and it would be something that would be hard for me to get if things got bad

  90. I would say I would do the chicken as it would go with just about anything else I have to make a complete meal or in a soup.

  91. Either the freeze dried rice or powdered eggs – I can’t decide.
    I too would like to know about MSG. Also, it appears the meals are not listed for the buckets so you don’t know what you are buying.

  92. I would go for the beef and add the mashed potatoes. Actually, there are many more items I would like to try as I have a bunch of picky eaters at home.
    Thanks for the info on these products

  93. I would go with some type of multi-day pack with a variety of meals in it.

    On a side note, I liked your article on water storage. I did not know that water containers should not be stored directly on concrete. I learned something new today; thanks.

  94. I checked out the website, and products look and sound great. Can’t wait to try some. If I could store only one item, it would be the 2 week 2000 calorie per day heart healthy bucket.

  95. My budget would have me start with the 72 hour emergency food kit. Like the free shipping because I could spend more towards other items. The Mega meal drink would be next. I want a good balance of nutrition in my storage.

  96. If I could store only one of the products offered, I would choose the chili Mac. They mostly all look good,
    but when you talk about only one, I believe the chili Mac is what I could the most day after day. Thanks
    for the opportunity to add to my preparedness.

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  98. What I would really like are non GMO soybeans packed for long term storage either alone or in a meal, however, I would appreciate the eggs, too!

  99. I found a website called that says the non-gmo claim is questionable at best, and actually is not to be believed. Too many questions left hanging for me to think this company is legitimate.

  100. I ordered some things from a company called “Thrive ??” I’ve asked more then a couple of times , if their products are non GMO, organic. They have yet to answer me. After Jan. I will not order from them anymore. All though I think most of us have GMO chemicals in us right now, I don’t want to keep adding to it. No answer from them is incriminating. I must say they have a very few organic products, but GMO? Can’t believe anybody anymore. I committed to a three month thing, to get some perks, so that’s why I have one more month.

  101. I have ordered freeze-dried and dehydrated pordoucts from another company. But when I asked several times, if they are non GMO, I didn’t get an answer. So, I’m looking for another company.
    The freeze dried food, I would like to store the most of would be vegetables…..of all kinds.

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