Everyday Emergency Food Storage
People have a lot of different ideas about how to make emergency food storage work for themselves and their families. It’s true that despite what ends up in our pantry, the end goal is to be ready for anything—even if that means having enough food on hand to satisfy a midday craving, or prevent a full blown no food in the house crisis. Every once in a while a product comes along that ends up getting utilized well beyond its intended purpose. Such is the case with the Legacy Premium products offered on the Buy Emergency Foods site. The delicious servings are packaged and promoted as emergency food storage solutions, and are also a great option while camping or backpacking. But what about solutions for everyday living? There are a lot of people who think that once emergency food storage has been purchased and neatly stacked away that it has to stay there until there is a real disaster. Well, define your disaster. There have been days in my house that involved three very hungry people who were all ready to eat immediately. Cooking was out of the question, deciding where to go out and eat was seemingly impossible, and there were no quick dinner options in the house. This might be as small scale as they come, but my wife and I both consider this a family dinner emergency.You could opt for greasy takeout (which is fine from time to time) but wouldn’t it be nice to have another option? One that was fast, easy and nutritious? Well if you’ve been loading up your emergency food storage with Legacy meals you’ve got the solution staring you in the face.The truth is, life happens. Most of us experience those moments where the demands of the day mean the chances of you making dinner for the family are slim to none come 6pm. Other times it may be that the house is a mess and you’ve got no desire to add to the disaster by preparing a meal. Its days like these that demand fast action.If you have Legacy Premium meals you don’t have to worry about letting your family experience a miniature internal food crisis. Go and pop open a bucket, pull out enough Chicken a la King for everyone and make things easy for once during your hectic day. Just remember to not eat yourself out of emergency food storage. It’s critical to stick with the original storage target you’ve established and replenish any food you eat from it.Having access to food anytime we need it is a luxury, so don’t feel strange making the most of your food storage by letting it help you in those tough day-to-day situations—that’s what it’s there for.—Jared Matkin—Jared Matkin is a Salt Lake City based freelance writer and outdoor enthusiast who is continually on the lookout for innovative and usable products designed to help improve the way we live.