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Contributed by Rob Hanus Water is one of the most important aspects of preparedness planning. We cannot live long without an ample supply of clean water and most people underestimate their water needs. People need water for drinking, washing, cooking, and sanitation. Even if you store hundreds of gallons of water, you will at some point, need more water.  This is especially true if you’re forced to evacuate your home. When looking at the options for filtering water there are three main types of filters: Straw, Pump, and Drip. Straw filters are those used like an everyday straw.  Simply dip...

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  Summer's here and for families this usually means hitting the road or taking to the air for family vacation. One of the more difficult times to stay prepared is while traveling but with a little planning, you can still maintain your preparedness level. Do some preliminary research before you get to your destination and find out what kind of disasters are possible and determine what you might need. It's also important to remember being prepared isn't just about disasters; wherever you may be there are plenty of everyday emergencies to be prepared for. Carrying a standard complement of preparedness...

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By Phil Cox, CEO, Legacy Food Storage Disaster can strike at any time, and when it does, you’ll be glad you took time to prepare for potentially challenging events. Survival experts and the Federal Emergency Management Association recommend planning for emergency situations, but knowing how to get started without exhausting your budget can be overwhelming—often so much so that you don’t even begin. One way to start is to outline a food item or emergency supply each month in 2016, and then divide your emergency budget appropriately. By the end of the year, you’ll have a solid set of supplies...

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emergency food storage, protein drinks, unique ideas -

No one can argue our world today is fast paced. We are so busy with our daily life, proper nutrition sometimes takes a backseat to other things higher up on our priority list. What if there was a quick way to get that nutrition without having to put together complex meals or take several pills multiple times daily? Legacy Foods, known for its premium food storage line, asked this very same question and came up with an answer. Legacy Food Storage provides food storage for disasters, economically turbulent times, or personal crisis situations where food might run short. Legacy‘s solution...

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Emergency Food, freeze dried meats -

- Guest Contributor Phil Cox - When unprepared for a disaster – whether natural, financial or otherwise, emergency food ends up being whatever is on hand such as dried mac & cheese, crackers or bottles of energy drinks. But during – and in the after math of – the situation, it’s important to have a stash of food that can deliver sustained energy. Ensuring you have enough protein in your diet can go a long way toward sufficiently fueling your stamina, especially when you need to think clearly and replenish your strength. Here are eight protein sources to have on...

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