Cardboard Boxes with BPS-Free Plastic Bags and Spigot Are Easy to Fill, Stack and Access for Emergency Use



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Legacy Launches 5-Gallon Emergency Water Boxes, Kits

SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Food Storage, a

manufacturer of gourmet meals for food storage and emergency use,

today introduced five-gallon boxes to help safely and efficiently

store the most important - and often overlooked-emergency item: water.

The heavy-duty cardboard boxes - with thick, BPS-free plastic bags

inside-are simple to fill and much easier to stack than the 55-gallon

blue water barrels often used for emergency water storage.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends storing one

gallon of water per person per day for at least three days. According

to Legacy Food Storage CEO Phil Cox, for cooking, cleaning and

drinking, one gallon "simply isn't enough."

"Water is essential in emergency situations, but people often forget

to include it when preparing their emergency kits - or they just don't

store enough," Cox said. "At Legacy, we want to make storing water as

easy as possible so our customers will make sure they have it when

they need it. We don't want anyone stuck in a major snowstorm, pipes

frozen, with no safe and fresh water."

The water boxes stack perfectly on top of each other to maximize

storage, weigh 40 pounds once filled, and have a built-in spigot for

easy water access. They boxes also keep sunlight from penetrating the

water pouch, extending the shelf life of the water and the pouch.

Single boxes (with bag and filling hose) retail for $20 at both

http://www.preparewise.com and http://www.buyemergencyfoods.com. The

kits, which include multiple cardboard boxes/bags/filling hoses, as

well as Aquamira 2-part water treatment droplets, come in the

following:

-- 30 Gallons (1 Month) - $68.00

-- 60 Gallons (2 Months) - $98.00

-- 120 Gallons (4 Months) - $190.00

-- 180 Gallons (6 Months) - $260.00

-- 360 Gallons (12 Months) - $480.00

-- 1440 Gallons (1 Year - 4 People) - $1800.00

Water Storage Tips

According to Cox, here are a few things to consider when storing

water:

-- Store water in food-grade containers (but not juice or milk

cartons, as the sugar will have created bacteria growth).

-- Store water only in containers that have been thoroughly sanitized

first.

-- Store water away from heat and light.

-- Rotate self-bottled water every six months; store-bottled water

every 12 months.

-- If purifying large quantities of water, use purifying tablets, boil

water for one to two minutes or add 16 drops of liquid bleach to one

gallon of water.

About Legacy Food Storage Legacy's pre-packaged emergency food storage

meals and products provide consumers with good tasting, high-quality

food that is convenient and provides peace-of-mind knowing good food

will be available during times of emergency or need. Legacy's food is

approximately half the price on a cost-per-calorie basis of

competitive products, with Legacy's lasting up to 25 years. Legacy's

products are available through resellers, retailers and affiliates,

including BuyEmergencyFoods.com and PrepareWise.com. Visit

http://www.legacyfoodstorage.com

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SOURCE Legacy Food Storage

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/CONTACT: Kelly Wanlass, Snapp Conner PR, 801-602-4723

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/Web Site: http://www.legacyfoodstorage.com

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