There are many reasons why people preserve food – it’s economical, more nutritious, and a great way to preserve leftovers or garden produce. But, perhaps, one of the most important reasons to create a personal food storage is the peace of mind it gives you knowing that you are prepared for whatever disaster may come your way.
Hurricane Ida was a deadly and destructive Category 4 Atlantic hurricane that became the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to strike Louisiana on record. The storm also caused catastrophic flooding across the Northeastern United States. Extreme damage was recorded, with a very large number of houses being damaged or destroyed, and storm surge and rain causing widespread flooding. High winds knocked down trees and power lines. Days after the storm, there were still over a million people without power.
One of those Louisiana residents without power was Harvest Right freeze dryer owner Christopher Guidry. He made the following comment online:
I just want to give some testimony while I can. I live in Marrero, Louisiana and right now we’re day four into Hurricane Ida kicking our butt. I have been using my small freeze dryer for about a year now, making individual meals (essentially doing my leftovers and such). I never really tested them out (large scale) but for the last three days, I’ve been going through my stash and they all taste like the day I cooked them. This is why I bought the machine and it is not letting me down. AWESOME!!!
We love hearing stories like this. Giving people the ability to be prepared in their time of need is the main reason Harvest Right got into the business of freeze dryers. When you have food storage in your house you don’t have to worry about being stuck at home for several days after a major earthquake, weather event, or any other natural disaster. Stores become chaotic places directly before and after natural disasters and it takes almost no time before grocery shelves are bare. Regardless of where you live, you can experience some sort of natural disaster in your area, so it’s best to be prepared.
You can learn more about being prepared with home freeze drying at our website at https://harvestright.com/emergency-prep/