Will Mitt Romney Help Country Prepare for Natural Disasters in Wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Storm of the Century?

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy many are considering purchasing emergency food according to Legacy Premium Emergency Foods. Where did this trend come from? Mormon culture can take credit. Many would ask if Mitt Romney (being an active Mormon) will help the country be better prepared for natural disasters if elected.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy this week, many are left wondering, “How can I prepare my family better for the next catastrophe?”

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy this week, many are left wondering, “How can I prepare my family better for the next catastrophe?”

Images of starving people diving into dumpsters to find food have woken many Americans up to the fact that emergency food storage is now becoming a necessity, not a luxury.

Mitt Romney, as a Mormon, believes that the best way for people to be prepared in times of trouble is to help themselves and their community. “If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear,” their doctrine teaches.

“Mormons” have been preaching the necessity of building and keeping food storage since 1937 when it was first announced that every household should have “enough food and clothing, and, where possible, fuel also, for at least a year ahead” -President J. Reuben Clark, Jr. April 1937.

In 1980, Mormon leader, Ezra Taft Benson, (who was also a former White House Secretary of Agriculture under President Eisenhower), added urgency to the message by declaring “[Food Storage] may be as essential to our temporal welfare today as boarding the ark was to the people in the days of Noah.” Ensign, Nov. 1980

Today, Mormons are encouraged to maintain a three-month supply of food and water, while building up a supply of food that can last a long time when properly packaged. But, how long will emergency food last?

Philip Cox, CEO of Buy Emergency Foods, a leading online retailer of storable food located in Salt Lake City, Utah--the survival food capital of the world--says, "We currently sell 19 dinner entrees and four breakfast items that will last 25 years."

And, how does it taste?

New developments in packaging with low moisture and low residual oxygen levels have made it possible for manufacturers like Legacy Premium Foods (the brand Buy Emergency Foods sells) to offer high quality, all-natural foods for storage.

Cox adds, “This isn’t your old fashioned, military type food. These meals are restaurant quality, made in the United States, with no MSG, no GMO, and no preservatives.”

Companies that specialize in emergency foods have reported a significant increase in sales across the mainstream market over the past five years lowering costs to consumers considerably.

“What once was something only survivalists and Mormons seemed to really care about is now being embraced by everyone, especially those whose families have been affected by disasters – both personal and national. We see more and more orders from all over the country each time a disaster like this one strikes. We just hope they order in time.” -Chris Atkin, Prepare Wise

So if you are concerned about your family’s welfare and safety in these changing times, you might consider starting your own food storage today. Or, at least - make friends with a Mormon who might be willing to share with you.


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