It has been a while since I have had a “Free Food Friday” so what better way to kickoff the Fall food storage season with another fabulous giveaway from sponsor Buy Emergency Foods!
In the event you are not familiar with Buy Emergency Foods, they sell the Legacy brand of freeze dried emergency food including individual items as well as meal pouches and a premium dog food. That being said, up for grabs this week is the Legacy Foods 32 Serving Family 72 Hour Emergency Food Kit.
In this kit are eight food pouches of four servings each and they all are good. Included are Pasta Alfredo, Pasta Primavera, Enchilada, Beans, and Rice, Stroganoff, Loaded Baked Potato, Chili Mac, Cheese and Broccoli Soup Mix, and Classic Chili Mix. I know because I have tried them all!
Taste Testing Legacy Freeze Dried Emergency Food
Last week I held a personal refresher course on preparing and tasting some Legacy food products. I made my selections from the Sample Pack which, by the way, includes four, 4-person meal entrees in pouches for $38 with free shipping.
I was reminded of a couple of things. First of all, these are very filling! When coupled with a salad of fresh greens and tomatoes or other veggies from your garden, you are going to be completely satisfied although realistically, I would say that the 4 person meal pouch is more suitable for 2 adults and 3 children, or 3 adults.
The other thing, and this is common with every single brand of FD meals I have tried, you need to cut back on the water. So, for example, the Chili called for eight cups of water. We used seven cups which was perfect.
You may be surprised to learn that the meals were not overly salted and did not leave any type of weird or undesirable after taste. They were as good as anything I would make myself and certainly were convenient.
One huge advantage of meal pouches over tins is that they are portable; throw them into your pack and go. They are lightweight and easy to use, no can opener required.
How to Enter the Legacy Food Bucket Giveaway – The Rules
All you need to do to enter the giveaway is to select one or more of the options on the Rafflecopter form below. You can sign in with your email account or Facebook, the choice is yours. Please note that the winning item can only be shipped to an address in the United States.
The giveaway will end on Thursday, September 25th and the winner will be notified by email on or before September 28th. Note that the winning entry will be verified and the winner will have 48 hours to respond.
The Final Word
Tucker the Dog (see Will Mikey Eat it?) may disagree, but in my opinion, where Legacy Foods shines is with their meal pouches. That plus the fact they are GMO free. Legacy also offers gluten-free meals and shipping is always free.
I would like to thank Buy Emergency Foods for sponsoring this giveaway. Please do enter and if you are curious, consider purchasing the sample pack so that you can do a taste test yourself.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
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Curious about freeze dried foods but don’t know where to start? Consider this sample kit for Buy Emergency Foods. Taste test all four and find your favorite. Mine? Pasta Primavera!
Bargain Bin: Here are some of my favorite food storage items. Whether you are just getting started or a seasoned pro, here are the items you will need when purchasing food in bulk for long term, SHTF needs. And for help with your food storage questions, get my 99-cent eBook: The Preppers Guide to Food Storage.
FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer: As long as the unit has an accessory port (and this one does), an in expensive FoodSaver will work just as well as the fancier models. That is my two cents, at least.
FoodSaver Wide Mouth Jar Sealer: Already have a FoodSaver? If so, check out this jar sealer which can be used to vacuum seal your Mason jars. This is a great option for short to mid term storage of items such as beans, rice, sugar and salt. Store your jars in a cool, dark place and you are set with the added advantage of removing a small amount for current use without having to disrupt your large Mylar bag or bucket of food. There is also a version for regular sized jars. See Fast Track Tip #4: How to Use a FoodSaver for Vacuum Canning.
Mylar bags & Oxygen Absorbers: What I love about Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers is they protect against every single one of the food storage enemies. Prices do vary but for the most part, they are inexpensive and easy to keep on hand. And while you can seal them up with a FoodSaver, some tubing and a common clothes iron, I find it infinitely easier with a cheap hair straightening iron that you can pick up $20 or less.
60 – 300cc Oxygen Absorbers: This is one area where you want to make sure you are getting a quality product. Currently, a pack of 60 (in three 20 unit packs) is about $10 with free shipping.
Ball Regular & Wide Mouth Jar Storage Caps: I must have 30 or 40 of these. I love to use mason jars for panty storage and for those items I go through quickly, I see no need to use the vacuum seal gizmo that goes with my FoodSaver.
Sharpie Permanent Markers: Sharpies were invented for preppers! And without question, Amazon is the cheapest place to buy them. Typically, the price on Amazon is less that $7 for a dozen.
Conair Ceramic Instant Heat 2″ Straightener: An inexpensive hair iron such as this one is perfect for sealing Mylar bags. It can also be used on your hair so it can serve a dual purpose. For an even cheaper alternative, consider this one that works equally well but has smaller blades.
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