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GaryOKC6
03-20-2014, 08:30 PM
I just came from this store opening. If you like camping and backpacking this place is for you. Everything to survive in the wilderness.


New Emergency Prep Store Opens in Oklahoma City, Offers Legacy Food Storage to Tornado-Prone Region


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SOURCE Legacy Food Storage

Homestand Preparation Station Enables Oklahomans to More Easily Stock Storm Shelters with Emergency Supplies; First Brick-And-Mortar Store to Feature Legacy

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Food Storage, a Utah-based manufacturer of emergency food storage and other essentials, is teaming up with a new emergency preparation store in Oklahoma City, Homestand Preparation Station, to make it easier for those in this tornado-prone region to stock their homes and storm shelters with food, water and other items critical during and after a natural disaster and other emergencies. Opening Thursday, Homestand is the first brick-and-mortar store to sell Legacy products, which have previously been available exclusively through online distributors.

Legacy Food Storage, which manufactures the Legacy Premium line of good tasting, high-quality gourmet meals for food storage and emergency use, adds its Legacy Essentials line to give families a convenient way to buy individual products, including fuel and water, in large quantities.

According to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey, the state sees an average of 53 tornados a year, with some years showing as many as 100. As of May, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has invested more than $57 million in 11,768 private and public storm shelters in Oklahoma, more structures than in any other state. The increased demand has resulted in a backlog of orders for more of these shelters throughout the state.

"Residents of Oklahoma and other nearby states know first-hand how important it is to take shelter during an emergency, but they often neglect to stock their storm shelters or homes or cars with essentials their family may need until help arrives," said Scott Harper, general manager, Homestand. "Legacy Food Storage has everything needed in case of an emergency, with dehydrated meals and other emergency products such as water containers and fuel packages that are portable and easy to store. Their food even tastes good, which is more than anyone can ask for in an emergency."

Legacy Food Storage provides complete meals in Mylar pouches that only require water (preferably boiled) to prepare. Water and other related supplies from Legacy, including cases of water bottles, boxes of distilled water, water purifiers, and purifying tablets will be available at Homestand to be used for preparing foods as well as other water needs.

After witnessing the May 2013 tornado that devastated entire neighborhoods in central Oklahoma, a group of Oklahoma City investors established Homestand to help Oklahomans prepare their families and homes for Oklahoma's harshest weather conditions. In addition to carrying the latest emergency products and technologies, the 2,384-square-foot retail space will offer workshops to educate the public on emergency preparedness.

"This venture with Homestand is a giant step forward in helping Oklahoma residents be prepared in an emergency and just as big of a step for our company as we strive to get closer to where are products are most needed," said Phil Cox, founder and CEO of Legacy Food Storage. "In a place like Oklahoma, where natural disasters are more a matter of 'when' than 'if,' having the necessary supplies for safety and survival is essential. We want to make buying those supplies as easy and as painless as possible."

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. For more information, visit www.legacyfoodstorage.com.

About Homestand
Homestand Preparation Station is committed to delivering a well-rounded customer experience in order to help keep families safe, prepared and knowledgeable during times of duress and uncertainty, with the first store located in Northwest Oklahoma City at 63rd Street and May Avenue. Homestand features the latest products and technologies that supply power, water, food, light and shelter to families during times of emergency, as well as educational courses. A calendar of classes and product details are available at www.HomestandReady.com.

MWCGuy
03-22-2014, 03:15 AM
Sounds like a good concept however, I would be hesitant to shop there because I know I would be paying extra for just about everything because it is a specialty store. You could probably pickup everything you need for less than $50 at any Walmart, Academy or grocery store.

All you truly need is water, a first aid kit, a whistle, flashlight, batteries, a battery operated radio and some snacks (candy bars, pop top canned goods). The longest you are going to be in your storm shelter is maybe 24 at the most (that is only if you are under a pile of debris and forgot to register your shelter with the city or county.

GaryOKC6
03-22-2014, 07:56 AM
Some of it is pricey but some is very reasonable. I like the selection of dehydrated food and the have some really functional hanging water bags that purify the water. These are essential for backpacking and Walmart does not have it. As for the basic first aid stuff I totally agree. The also have some really cool solar and hat activated usb chargers.

PennyQuilts
03-22-2014, 06:03 PM
I'll check it out! Thanks.

metro
03-26-2014, 03:01 PM
Sounds like a good concept however, I would be hesitant to shop there because I know I would be paying extra for just about everything because it is a specialty store. You could probably pickup everything you need for less than $50 at any Walmart, Academy or grocery store.

All you truly need is water, a first aid kit, a whistle, flashlight, batteries, a battery operated radio and some snacks (candy bars, pop top canned goods). The longest you are going to be in your storm shelter is maybe 24 at the most (that is only if you are under a pile of debris and forgot to register your shelter with the city or county.

Not everyone shops there for "storm shelter needs", backpackers, preppers, campers, etc. and Walmart doesn't have a very deep selection, nor do they carry quality brands.