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I got some Legacy long term storage meals recently and wanted to give a review of these products. I'll review the pasta primavera meal today. I will discuss the preparation, how it tasted, how this product can be utilized by the outdoors person, the pros and cons of Legacy foods and some upcoming deals.

In the interest of full disclosure I am an affiliate of Legacy Food Storage.
Legacy Pasta Primavera Meal package
Legacy Pasta Primavera
Meal package
I place their ads on my web site and make a small commission on any sales that go through those links on my site. I was approached by Legacy and asked if I could evaluate some of their product. So I agreed. This is the second of 3 reviews for 3 of their products.

When I reviewed the

Legacy Premium Old Fashioned Pancake Mix

I thought that product was mostly for breakfast and good for various forms of camping but not necessarilly for backpacking. For this product, Legacy Premium Pasta Primavera Meal, I believe that this product is suitable for all types of outdoor camping including backpacking. And it could be eaten for lunch or dinner. Again I was not planning on going camping anytime soon so I made this meal at home. I brought 6 cups of water to a boil in a cooking pot,
The water is boiling
The water is boiling.
then added the entire contents of the package. Though not in the instructions I added a dash of olive oil so that the noodles did not stick to the pot. Once the pasta and water returned to a boil I reduced the heat and proceeded to cook everything for 15 minutes. Once that time was up I removed the pot from the burner at let it sit for 5 minutes. This lets the noodles further absorb the sauce. During this time I was able to make some peas as well as take a pan containing a Trader Joes Garlic Pepper Pork roll out of the oven and prepare it.

My better half Julie called and said that she had to work late. So it would be just me eating this meal tonight. The pasta primavera looked good. The
The pasta primavera is cooking
The pasta primavera
is cooking.
sauce was nice and creamy and there were peas and brocolli mixed in with the pasta. I thought it tasted OK. The noodles themselves had a different flavor than what I was used to. Probably because they contained ingredients that would give it that up to 25 year shelf life.

Now I must admit that I was a lazy backpacker. I did not like to wash dishes. I usually ate meals out of a pouch, sealed it up and carried it in my backpack until I could properly dispose of my hiker trash. But a lot of backpackers that I encountered did have a cooking pot. They would eat freeze dried soups, Lipton (later renamed Knorr) side dishes or ramen noodles in a cook pot. I think that, for this group, the Legacy food would be a welcome addition to their food menu. When long distance hiking you don't want to eat the same thing everyday. Legacy Premium would would be a great alternative. They would place half of the package in a plastic freezer bag and half in another. They would then send these to themselves along the trail in boxes called mail drops. I have also seen backpackers pour boiling water into 2 plastic
Here is the finished product
Here is the
finished product.
freezer bags, stir and eat the meal that way. But I have also seen the plastic freezer bags melt so I wouldn't recommend that method. Chicken in a pouch would be a great addition to this product. Campers of all types would be able to utilize Legacy foods variety and ease of preparation. The car camper, tent camper, RV camper, hunter camper, canoe camper or cabin camper would all enjoy the convenience and taste of Legacy Premium Pasta Primavera.

As I mentioned in the last review Legacy Premium Food has an up to 25 year shelf life. The products
I threw the peas onto the pasta
I threw the peas
onto the pasta.
are non-GMO, vegetarian, selected products are Kosher, selected products are available in gluten free and they are the lowest cost per pound long term storage food company. Legacy has free shipping. And best of all, the food tastes good. The products usually come 4 servings to a pouch. If you are camping by yourself, you will have to split the portions. You can use plastic freezer bags to accomplish this. Legacy packs them this way to keep costs down. Just like they don't put reclosable zip seals on their packages and don't include meat in their products. Nowadays you can buy pouches of chicken, tuna, salmon or beef to add to some of their lunch/ dinner entres. You can add spices as well. The sodium levels in these products are a bit high but they are lower than the competition. This is what helps preserve the food and they use sea salt.

I again belong to the clean plate club!
I again belong to
The Clean Plate Club.
I probably should not be doing this but I will let you in on a secret. Black Friday is when the bargains happen. And, this year Legacy Food Storage is offering some fantastic prices for long term storage food. I can't tell you about everything but I do know that they will be offering some steep discounts. For example, 30% off of a 360 serving package. Now $659.99, MSRP was $955.99. The Black Friday sale at Legacy Food Storage only runs from November 9th through November 30, 2018. (This offer has since expired.) Just don't say that Mike sent you.

For this review I had fun making and eating this pasta primavera meal. Now, my next review will be of Legacy Premium Chili Mac. I love chili mac so I look forward to this one. And I hope to prepare this one while camping in my RV. Finally, please patronize our advertiser at .

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