Legacy manufactures their products for local and online market places such as RC Willey stores, Amazon.com, and Off Grid Outpost, among other leading retailers, making it simple for consumers to find what they need while running errands. Should consumers wish to market and sell their products, they have that option by calling the toll free number on their website. Consumers will also find a complete product catalog, along with product information and small bits of educational references, directly on their website. They also offer a table graph to help individuals calculate how much food they really need to store for their families for up to a year. This graph can be found on the bottom of their FAQ page.
As with many companies, they provide several products with up to a 25 year shelf life. We noticed that the website information is a little conflicting with one statement saying up to 25 year shelf life, whereas another statement says 25+ years. Either way, 25 years is the average shelf life of most food storage. Single buckets come in as small as a 16 serving option up to 183 servings. One of the positive attributes of this company is they offer a gluten free product line providing nine different entrées, which is pretty impressive compared to some of its competitors.
For the pet lovers out there, they also offer long-term, 30 pound buckets of dog or cat food with a 10 year shelf life. Pet food has all the necessary requirements such as grains, veggies and fruits, vitamins and minerals, as well as high-quality protein such as chicken and eggs.
For those who enjoy staying up to date on products via social media, they provide up to date articles providing the latest news and information concerning survival, holidays, emergency prep tips, etc.
Because of certain state regulations, some kits and products may not be shipped to states such as AK, AR, CA, DC, FL, HI, MA, NC, NJ, NV, NY, or SC. This is not a negative factor against this business, it’s only something to consider when making a purchase.
Products must be purchased at local retailers and may not be purchased directly through their website. This method leaves room for merchants to hike their prices, rather than getting those distributor prices consumers seek. However, if consumers are unable to locate goods locally, their customer service team is willing to offer assistance by calling (888) 545-6265. There is one major influencing factor in the purchasing decision they conveniently left out of their website and product catalog – the prices. It is more likely a sales tactic to get consumers on the phone as we found reviews stating the prices were exceptionally fair. For example, one consumer stated a 183 serving container came in at $280, which is a little bit pricier compared to other companies we have reviewed.
Being such a large corporation of emergency prep goods, it’s a bit odd knowing they have yet to demonstrate local relief efforts during times of natural disasters. One aspect they have stepped up on is teaming up with an Oklahoma based emergency prep business providing them with essential goods for the state’s high rate of natural disasters, although this still seems as though it is more focused on sales, than humanitarian efforts.
Do they offer local assistance?
What do they offer in terms of learning materials?
Educational materials may be found on their social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, G+, and LinkedIn. Information such as building fire pits, five gallon bucket planting ideas, safety tips and much more is posted daily.
Do they offer a variety of goods?
Product category varies from individual “grab-n-go” options to survival kits and pet food storage, as well as stoves and fuel. Food options range from entrées to individual product buckets, and include some of the following:
- Soups and Sides
- Pasta Dishes
- Bean and Rice Dishes
- Freeze dried Chicken and Beef
- Cereals and Oats
- Pancake Mix
- Assorted MegaOne Shakes
- Banana Chips
- Parboiled Rice
- Refried Beans
- Green Beans
- Instant Potatoes
A selection of survival kits are available and may include:
- Nylon Bags
- Kimber Blaster
- Home Foggers
- Red Pepper Gel
- Self Defense Key chains
- Hand Restraints
- Up to 165 Piece First Aid Kit.
Water and other drinks, gluten free products, and freeze dried meats are also available.
While there seems to be a lot going on in the company website, consumers will find that it is simple to navigate, organized, and without broken links. Information is relevant and within context, images are clear, as well as readability.
Time in Business
5 years. This business launched in September, 2010.