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5/11/12

Posted on 05/11/2012 3:27:50 PM PDT by Kartographer

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I was up to Durango yesterday and found a section of Thread Augason Farms family food storage products.



1 posted on 05/11/2012 3:27:51 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

They can’t keep the stuff on the shelves here in MI.


2 posted on 05/11/2012 3:28:54 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Weekly Preppers’ Thread PING!!!


3 posted on 05/11/2012 3:29:30 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Buying in bulk makes good sense...


4 posted on 05/11/2012 3:31:16 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Kartographer

We had a small section of that stuff here at our wallyworld a year and a half, maybe two years ago. I bought a cart full, but when I went back for more in a few days it was all gone, and hasn’t been back since.

They still have plenty of Little Debbie concentrated sugar snacks though. :-(


5 posted on 05/11/2012 3:36:33 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: Kartographer

I’ll look in our local Walmart, but don’t have a lot of confidence that I’ll find it —

This is the store - in a rural location, surrounded by ranchers, farmers, and a growing community of gardeners - that has never carried canning jars/lids/supplies, and this season has a downsized Garden Department...

It’s just pathetic....


6 posted on 05/11/2012 3:38:17 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Kartographer

I’ve never seen these at my local Walmart, and I was just there this morning. I did notice Target selling canning supplies last fall.


7 posted on 05/11/2012 3:42:07 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: netmilsmom

If you need them badly, get on the website and order them. It is about 25 year shelf life if kept in the basement cool and moderate temps. Avoid attics and garages where summer temps can go to high and ruin the shelf life. You will need plenty of water and means to boil the water and use it to re-hydrate the food. There are companies that sell canned meats like beef, roast beef, chicken, chicken chunks, etc. These cans require a can opener and extra shellac coat where the top/bottom of the can touches the body of the can. This allows for a good seal. Meat are cooked and can be eaten straight out of the can.
Tab open cans are good for about 2 years. Avoid them. Do not mix up the can types if buying can food for good shelf life.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 3:44:27 PM PDT by Fee
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To: netmilsmom

Get together with some other preppers and put in a bulk order to www.waltonfeed.com

I love those guys!

I just ordered a pallet of non-GMO food from them.

Example: I bake bread and resented paying $2-3 for a piddly jar of molasses. I ordered a 6 gallon pail a few years ago for a lifetime supply of molasses. BTW, I heated the molasses on the stove and then poured it into canning jars that I pre-heated and sterilized in the oven at 275F. It should keep for many years.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 3:45:00 PM PDT by darth
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To: netmilsmom

went to auction this week loaded up with cases of canned goods. many dented but all dated 2013 to 2015. also learned how to make laundry detergent. 3 cents a load. works awesome and i have HE washer. look it up on youtube. all ingredients can be found at walmart or ace hardware. amazing. in process of making my own DW detergent n wood cleaner.


10 posted on 05/11/2012 3:45:29 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Kartographer

Been on the shelves in Idaho for several years now.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

I do the homemade detergent and fabric softener (although their formula didn’t work and I now use cheap fabric softener instead of conditioner in it).
So far so good on it.

Are you on Pinterest? Lots of good recipes for cleaning supplies. The shower cleaner with Dawn can’t be beat.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 3:53:00 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Fee

Thanks!


13 posted on 05/11/2012 3:53:57 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Kartographer

I think I saw Mountain House at Wally World the last time I was there.


14 posted on 05/11/2012 3:54:29 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Donnafrflorida

And btw, I tried the dishwasher detergent. It left a horrible powder on my glasses.

I elected to get some phosphate instead and use half the Cascade. Works like a charm at half the price.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 3:56:06 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Kartographer

I wish they would wake up and put it in our walmart here in Pahrump Nevada. I keep telling them there are tons of preppers out here.


16 posted on 05/11/2012 4:01:52 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: netmilsmom

Use Vinegar instead of fabric softener,
1. It is cheaper
2. It works JUST as well
3. I helps sanitize (a bit).


17 posted on 05/11/2012 4:22:32 PM PDT by jongaltsr
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To: jongaltsr; netmilsmom
Use Vinegar instead of fabric softener,
1. It is cheaper
2. It works JUST as well
3. I helps sanitize (a bit).

And your clothes will have that fresh Easter egg smell.
18 posted on 05/11/2012 4:25:21 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

I use vinegar. And a few drops of fabric softener. Does not smell like eggs. Or vinegar....


19 posted on 05/11/2012 4:32:34 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Fee

Do you have tips on what to do (other than moving!) if you live in South Florida (like us)?

We have a pretty large garden and we get a lot from it. We grow three plantings... probably your Spring planting in the Fall, another like planting in maybe late February early March, and a “summer” planting (cowpeas, sunflowers, several types of peppers, sweet potatoes) in mid to late May . But “summer temps” for you are winter here, and we have no basement (water table not too deep).

We do get about 100 avocados each year from our tree, and trade them with our neighbor for mangoes, but more variety is always nice.

We are getting into home canning, but as latecomers.


20 posted on 05/11/2012 4:33:28 PM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: jongaltsr

Also amazing for killing weeds.


21 posted on 05/11/2012 4:35:23 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: PennsylvaniaMom; Ladysmith; GregB; prisoner6; A. Morgan; DollyCali

Q&R Preppers ping!


22 posted on 05/11/2012 4:38:01 PM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: sneakers

Thanks! Just moved new cabinets into the basement. Now we have lots more room to store stuff and load it quickly into the truck if we have to bug out.


23 posted on 05/11/2012 4:42:29 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: Sigurdrifta

” Do you have tips on what to do (other than moving!) if you live in South Florida (like us)? “

Check out your local Historical Society - remember that people lived, and grew and stored food, in your area for millenia before electricity/refrigeration/supermarkets came along...

No sense re-inventing any wheels, after all... ;)


24 posted on 05/11/2012 4:43:20 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Kartographer

If this stuff is sold at walmart, then I will automatically assume that the Augason Farms products were made in china.


25 posted on 05/11/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: aruanan

I did the “Vinegar and conditioner” recipe.
I had SO much static, the kitten stuck to a towel. Only kidding but it was bad. AND it was like sandpaper towels.

Now I get the big cheap bottle of Fabric softener, add three cups of vinegar to one of the softener and my clothes are soft and static free.

I’ve eliminated dryer sheets because of it. Gave the lint screen a good scrub (the chemicals build up) and the dryer works in 1/3 less time. Downy ball (the person that invented those should get a medal!) popped in at the start of the wash and it works perfectly.


26 posted on 05/11/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Augason-Farms-30-Day-Emergency-Pail/20532432
limited items are carried at Walmart.com these can be shipped to any Walmart store for free and they are offering free home shipping at the moment.


27 posted on 05/11/2012 5:02:10 PM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: Sigurdrifta

canning is even easier here buy during the glut periods when each crop is coming in and can for later. With all the gardening you are already doing ratcheting up a notch to cover more of your needs won’t be a problem. Florida is also full of wild edible food as well, get a good book and find an experienced forager. There are lots of landscape plants that are also edible and groups have meetings and plant sales all over the state. Your extension office is also a valuable resource.


28 posted on 05/11/2012 5:12:08 PM PDT by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: LegendHasIt

Those things are already made to last forever. :-) like Twinkies...


29 posted on 05/11/2012 5:19:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kartographer

I need to restock.


30 posted on 05/11/2012 5:20:02 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Excellence

No canning supplies in a rural area? You need to get on your local board. We have tons of that stuff available for us.


31 posted on 05/11/2012 5:26:13 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Donnafrflorida

We have a dented can place near us. I really need to restock. I make my own soap. It’s amazing what you can save. We buy 1/4 cows and 1/2 pigs.

My grocery shopping bills are mostly produce. I can do shopping for under $60 a week.

It’s way less during the produce season.


32 posted on 05/11/2012 5:35:54 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Freddd

>”I use vinegar. And a few drops of fabric softener. Does not smell like eggs. Or vinegar”<

How does it taste?


33 posted on 05/11/2012 5:40:05 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: Excellence

I know the Costco near us offers this stuff.
Haven’t seen it at Sam’s Club. Not in the Walmart grocery near us, haven’t been to the big Wal-mart up the highway.


34 posted on 05/11/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: 1_Rain_Drop
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Abraham Lincoln

Augason Farms
Providing Quality Food Storage & Gluten Free
for 40 Years!
About Us

This year marks our 40th year as a leader in emergency preparedness. Since 1972, Augason Farms/Blue Chip Group has maintained the family-owned, high-quality, long lasting (up to 30 years) products food storage buyers have come to know and expect.

Like a master chef, Augason Farms has finely tuned the ingredients that go into each product. We produce and manufacturer our own goods and after finding the finest ingredients, these quality products are made from scratch. Just as specific foods grow during individual seasons, Augason Farms goes out, acquires the ingredients, and then uses their master blenders to create foods such as soups, sauces, gravies, drinks, entrées and an extensive assortment of bakery mixes.

Truly inspiring is that this commanding company is now into its 2nd generation of family ownership. Mark Augason, son of founder Phil Augason, is the president and leader of Augason Farms today. No conglomerates, no big corporations; just good, dependable, family leadership. But don't let that fool you because we sell all over the country, from locally owned businesses to nationwide club stores and giant retailers.

The facts speak for themselves with Augason Farms. When people think of food storage, the idea of monotonous preparations and under-flavored freeze-dried food begins to spin around in their heads. Food fatigue is a big concern which we have addressed. Taste and flavor are our passion. Specific, premium-quality ingredients are put into each of the 200+ products offered and the best part in many: just add water! Simplicity without compromising on flavor and zest is what has helped us be successful.

In addition to our piece-of-cake preparation, Augason Farms has become an innovator --thinking outside the box. Our line of gluten-free products has set a standard. Today, 1 in every 133 people has gluten intolerances. Persistent requests and a change in dietary fads led to the creation of gluten-free foods like chocolate-chip cookies, buttermilk pancakes, dried fruit, and even bacon bits. To top this, we've recently released our everyday size cans. We realize that not every family consists of five or more people and so we've tried to cater to the needs of smaller families and to those who want to use our items every day. Located in Salt Lake City, UT, we have a local outlet store permitting easy access to our foods at very reasonable prices. Over the years, a number of companies have tried to compete and duplicate a classic, but Augason Farms continues to lead the way.

40 years ago, Phil Augason started with a delicious alternative to dry milk. That idea led to the Augason Farms known today. Even now, one will still see Phil's wife, Jacquie, laboring to make sure that quality and flavor are put into every product. After 40 years, taste, quality and family are still the driving ideals.


35 posted on 05/11/2012 5:52:59 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: netmilsmom

did you use lemon sugar free kool ade? it has citric acid which cuts down on film. 2 packets unless u have hard water then 3 or 4.


36 posted on 05/11/2012 5:55:02 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: tbw2

Yes, and Costco also has a good variety online, as well.


37 posted on 05/11/2012 6:07:17 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Kartographer

Sam’s Club had a 30 food supply for $99 a couple of weeks ago.


38 posted on 05/11/2012 6:13:16 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Donnafrflorida

I buy the huge jug of citric acid from Amazon for the d/w. So far, it’s lasted over a year (with half left). One Tbs. per load, about every third load. Works great on keeping glasses sparkling, with our (hard) well water.


39 posted on 05/11/2012 6:13:21 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: LegendHasIt

***They still have plenty of Little Debbie concentrated sugar snacks though.***

Made not far from here. I can smell it when they cook the brownies!

Wish I was near Durango or Farmington but my worthless brother-in-law (If you know him he probably owes you money)lives there. I like to keep a distance. like 921 miles.


40 posted on 05/11/2012 6:16:07 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Kartographer
Augason Farms 30-Day Food Storage Emergency All-in-One Pail
41 posted on 05/11/2012 6:28:31 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Kartographer

I hope it isn’t made in China(like most other stuff at WM).

If made in the US, this is very cool! ‘Prepping’ has gone mainstream! Since WM is selling this stuff, it must be a fact that lots of people are buying such things, and there is money to be made.


42 posted on 05/11/2012 6:33:07 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Donnafrflorida

I did. I even got Lemi Shine when the Kool-aide didn’t work. We must have REALLY hard water.


43 posted on 05/11/2012 6:49:44 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: KoRn

See post #35


44 posted on 05/11/2012 7:04:31 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: scottteng

Cool thanks.


45 posted on 05/11/2012 7:31:08 PM PDT by STJPII
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To: Jane Long

I also saw that the Walmart website offers direct to home delivery for a variety of the Augerson Farms items.


46 posted on 05/11/2012 7:51:41 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Kartographer

Think about what we can expect if the communists, socialists, muslims, useful idiots and dead people are able to re-elect Obama in November.

It will be 2008 all over again -

Another round of empty gun racks and sold out ammunition, another run on long-term storage food, staples, TP and other necessities along with skyrocketing prices on everything.


47 posted on 05/11/2012 7:52:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repub's paid as much attention to Rush Limbaugh as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Excellence

I haven’t seen any at our Wally World, either. Is that brand any good?

Did buy some clearance candles at our grocery store this week.


48 posted on 05/11/2012 8:37:49 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Secret Agent Man

Woody Harrellson Lied. They do expire.


49 posted on 05/12/2012 2:24:30 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: scottteng

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Augason-Farms-1-Month-Emergency-Food-Pack/20532426

I just saw this at my Walmart for almost half the price at $72 and loose change, sounds like a decent deal.


50 posted on 05/12/2012 2:57:31 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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