There are a lot of options out there for anyone when it comes to Long Term Food Storage (LTFS) including Do It Yourself Options such as canning or vacuum sealing your own food. If your resources and abilities permit it is the cheapest option to get the most bang for your buck. Honeyville is a Company that I have used and highly recommend it.
I had some issues with some grains having some small bugs twice. They get their grains from Canada – Not sure what was going on there but nevertheless at the end of the day I received a full refund for the products with the bugs. I ended up donating a substantial amount to a local church food bank, not sure if they could use it or not but at least they had the option.
Everything has it's purpose in your systems and Long Term Food Storage is no different. That being said, I would also say that All LTFS is only a backup to other backups you have in place. You should strive to live a life in which you produce your own food - Don't rely on others to feed you. Chances are you will no doubt starve at a rapid rate.
LTFS should not be confused with food that you utilize in your Bug Out Bag / Go Bag or Bug Out Vehicle or in a Cache'
For these systems you should consider MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) and Mainstay Food Ration Bars (3600 Cal.). Both also make great additions to any cache and do not require any water to actually cook / produce. . . . Unlike the Long Term Food Storage options which will require water to make.
Grab & Go should be just that, limit the amount of extra worry in your food preparations. Furthermore, take time to explore, study, and learn about wild edibles - this knowledge alone could save your life.
LTFS = Long Term Food Storage
I have decided to simply put only the best on this web page so you can save all the time looking around - We have done the hard work for you. However, we encourage everyone always to do their research and compare what's out there.
Now I've done the math here and for some of the LTFS options or plans if you would you could purchase Grab & Go Back Packing Options such as Backpackers Pantry. I recently did just that. One thing that really get to me is how the so called LTFS business doesn't include any real meat in their meals - What do you see out there? Pasta, Soups, Rice, Some Beans, and a whole lot of Cheese. I'm not sure about anyone else but I keep thinking of the old Wendy's commercial when they say, "Where the Beef"
99% of the time you have to purchase the meat separately and it's ridiculous in price, so what's another way to move forward with a practical plan that gives you the protein you will need in a stressful situation? Backpackers Pantry or another similar option. Try to go as organic / healthy as possible - if you put "Crap" in your body in literally will get "Crap" out.
Can goods are another great way to get protein on the cheap, relatively speaking that is. Check out your local wholesale club - We shop at BJs and they are doing a great job moving to more organic items.
With any LFTS Company you have to Read the Fine Print and Know what to Look for. There is an Art & a Science to buying LTFS.
Legacy Premium Food - In my opinion (at this time) there isn't a company that can stand toe to toe with Legacy. Legacy is Certified NON-GMO. However, Valley Food Storage is hot on their trails and is showing great promise with the direction of their company.
Valley Food Storage - Welcome to the Block. . . . . A New Comer to the LTFS Business (well at least to my knowledge) with some very innovative and fresh ideas. I have been in contact with Valley Food Storage for a while now and have gotten to know them. They contacted me and asked if I'd like a free sample and to put out a review afterwards. I told them sure but I'm not gonna hold back anything and will be complete up front with people. The company agreed and sent me a small box with some food to sample. So far I have tried the Cream of Wheat and the Pasta Primavera. More to come as time permits, but here is a small sample of my overall thoughts on the taste of the food (only how it taste here, nothing else) A full review is forth coming.
- Cream of Wheat - OMG Get Rid of All Cream of Wheat - I Could not stand the taste of this. I haven't really eaten COW that I could recall previously but just not for me ewww! I am a sucker for granola and blueberries, however. I encourage them to switch that up and put in the granola with fruit.
- I really enjoyed the Pasta Primavera - I wanted MORE, lol - Enough Said.
- Shop Now for Valley Food Storage Meal Kits
FYI Everyone: Valley Food Storage has passed our qualifications and standards. The American Christian Defense Alliance, Inc. is now seeking to partner with this great American company that seeks to serve families with great meals for the hard times to come. If they wouldn't feed it to their kids, they want try to feed it to yours! - Big Bonus Points for that kind of Mentality in this Day and Age. Look for more reviews and videos from us on Valley Food Storage in the Near Future. Please note: The links provided to Valley Food Storage are Affiliate Links and we do earn a small portion with every purchase you buy - So if you want to help support our Ministry and Get Great Quality Storable Food click the Valley Food Storage Link and Purchase what you need to be prepared. We thank you in advance for supporting our Ministry - Your Support is deeply Appreciated.
Grab & Go Options (No Preperation Needed) - Self life of 5-7 Years
- MREs - Genuine Military Mres Box B 13-24
- MREs (Meals Ready-to-Eat) Box B, Genuine U.S. Military Surplus, Menus 13-24
- Mainstay Food Rations (3600 Cal) - Mainstay Emergency Food Rations - 3600 Calorie Bars (Single)
- Emergency Essentials (A Great website, super cheap shipping - $12 Max.
I have order from them on several occasion and Highly recommend them to anyone - despite a contact form the company contacting me a while back asking to be removed from this list. I guess they don't want you the consumer / shopper looking around - Not Sure? I'm still gonna give em a thumbs up for their shipping alone. Buyer be warned though sometimes they don't let you know if something is back ordered. I had an experience last year where I ordered a few radios from them - I had to call to figure out what was going on. Customer Service was good when I called.