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Just In Case: State of Alaska to Stockpile Mass Amounts of Food and Supplies in Giant Warehouses
SHTF Plan ^ | 8/29/12 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 08/29/2012 4:56:12 PM PDT by Kartographer

Gov. Sean Parnell worries a major earthquake or volcanic eruption could leave the state’s 720,000 residents stranded and cut off from food and supply lines. His answer: Build giant warehouses full of emergency food and supplies, just in case.

For some in the lower 48, it may seem like an extreme step. But Parnell says this is just Alaska.

“We have a different motivation to do this, because help is a long ways away,” said John Madden, Alaska’s emergency management director.

The state plans two food stockpiles in or near Fairbanks and Anchorage, two cities that also have military bases. Construction on the two storage facilities will begin this fall, and the first food deliveries are targeted for December. The goal is to have enough food to feed 40,000 people for up to a week, including three days of ready-to-eat meals and four days of bulk food that can be prepared and cooked for large groups. To put that number into perspective, Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, has about 295,000 people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and Juneau, its third largest, about 31,000.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers
OK call me a Tin Foil hat wearer, but there's way to much such stockpiling being done by various government entities, entities of which many regard preppers as eccentric at best and enemies of the government at worse to be happenstance.
1 posted on 08/29/2012 4:56:20 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!!


2 posted on 08/29/2012 4:57:14 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

It is an odd happenstance.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 5:02:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: Kartographer
I actually think that is appropriate for that area and those conditions. General welfare is a legitimate function of gooberment. It's only a week's worth of food (sorta food in re: MREs).

I hope they rotate the food, unlike the Civil Defense food from the 50's and 60's that just wasted.

/johnny

4 posted on 08/29/2012 5:05:44 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

Who decides when, where, and to whom it gets distributed?


5 posted on 08/29/2012 5:09:55 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: Kartographer

Starting years ago, NEAR telescopes were quickly and quietly installed all over the planet.

Then, massive amounts of seed stock were stored away in cold vaults in the Arctic Circle.

The government clerks want hollow point bullets on their ammo.

Stores now primarily use the JUST ON TIME inventory system, so there are no large inventories to depend on should the general public need food. Stores will run out in 3 days. (The next Revolution is 3 Missed Meals Away)

A new underground city (for the ‘chosen’ people) has been built in the United States, stockpiled with food and water.

We are under the THREAT (having been made very recently) of nuclear, biological and chemical warfare in lands we have military stationed.

Nothing to see here, just move along.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 5:11:27 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Lazamataz
It is an odd happenstance.

A mere wisp of a coincidence.

7 posted on 08/29/2012 5:12:52 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Even when the 1960’s survival crackers were fresh they weren't much fit to eat. The canned water was even worse.

I guess the thinking was hungry people will eat anything.

8 posted on 08/29/2012 5:13:46 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

“Hunger is the best sauce.”


9 posted on 08/29/2012 5:17:37 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Kartographer

I had an odd thought.

Perhaps the asteroid which is supposed to miss us next year....isn’t really supposed to miss us.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 5:33:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kartographer

Tin foil! I haven’t stocked up on tin foil. Thanks.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 5:40:16 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: DuncanWaring

I guess I really can’t fault them.

They had to get something together in a hurry and they did.

Then, people would have eaten it if necessary. They would have complained, but they would eat it.

Today, people would burn down a city before eating it.

People now days don’t know what “sauce” is.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 5:42:40 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Kartographer

“...there’s way to much such stockpiling being done by various government entities, entities of which many regard preppers as eccentric at best and enemies of the government at worse to be happenstance.”

You’re right. They want rid of us so we won’t be around but they will. “They” would be government entities that are “needed” to keep people in line and preppers don’t fit that mold. And, gasp!, preppers have guns and officials really don’t like that. Preppers tend to think for themselves and that is also not popular with officials.


13 posted on 08/29/2012 5:44:04 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Kartographer
The state plans two food stockpiles in or near Fairbanks and Anchorage, two cities that also have military bases.

Where there just HAPPEN to be military bases...

Construction on the two storage facilities will begin this fall, and the first food deliveries are targeted for December. The goal is to have enough food to feed 40,000 people for up to a week

I got a $10 bill that says the stockpiles are not for the masses.

14 posted on 08/29/2012 5:46:54 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I remember the cans of water and the survival food packs we bought in the large square tin cans for our home fallout shelter. We also did weekend shelter drills at the local fallout shelters.

Whittier, Alaska is an unusual place with the large facility built there during the Cold War. The Hodge Building and the Buckner Building. They are both so out of place and unexpected. The area is an ice free port and usually covered by clouds that would have hid it from the prying eyes of Soviet aircraft. I’ve found very little information about what was planned for the base. Construction of the buildings was started in 1948 through 1953.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 5:48:55 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: BenLurkin

If the gov knew of one that was, they would never tell until it was too late to do anything for the masses.

And lets face it, the whole detection system is less than perfect. In the early nineties, an ELE asteroid came close to the earth. Problem was, no one saw it until it was going away...


16 posted on 08/29/2012 5:59:47 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: Sequoyah101

The Hodge building was converted to apartments and condos (this is the one billing in town where everyone lives) it is now “Begich Tower”! The Buckner building was abandoned after the 64 quake and today is an a spooky concrete shell.


17 posted on 08/29/2012 6:09:36 PM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: Kartographer

I live in Alaska and especially during the winter the state is vulnerable to having a fresh food supply line disconnected.

Most of us in rual Alaska normally stockpile in the summer for the long winter. Soon when the Permanent Fund checks are doled out the smart ones swoop down on Costco and nuy in bulk, my wife works at a food warehouse just so she has an inside track on whats up and she gets dented but salvageable items every day, and my self when our local Walmart for the first time ever started to carry the one gallon cans of the Augason Farms dehydrated foods I bought about 80 cans. And thats not all, I have extra water though we have a well and a manual pump.

Alaska has told Obama to go pound sand on many different issues and its probably conceivable that the elected officials might consider doing something ahead of time just in case Obama decided to punish states that defy his pogroms, if there was any tin foil hat to wear I would wear that one.

Bottom line is this, Alaskans know how to survive and have an inner feeling on what to do if they get a gut feeling something is going to happen.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 6:14:08 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: UCANSEE2
It is an odd happenstance.

A mere wisp of a coincidence.

Or mayhap just a fig newton of the imagination?


19 posted on 08/29/2012 6:42:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Eye of Unk

I live in Alaska, too, and I ditto Eye of Unk. We’re never far from a situation - earthquake, blizzard, power outage.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: ArmyTeach
We’re never far from a situation - earthquake, blizzard, power outage.

Or $8.00 a gallon for gas.

That would stop much of the truck transportation.

21 posted on 08/29/2012 7:01:10 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ArmyTeach; All

It sounds to me as though the Alaskan State government is doing its job.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 7:02:13 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Iron Munro
Or mayhap just a fig newton of the imagination?

I wonder if they stockpiled any fig newtons. Those things are great, ... and healthy.

23 posted on 08/29/2012 7:04:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Kartographer

Joseph, son of Israel, bump. Good idea, Alaska.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 7:05:55 PM PDT by madison10
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To: ZOOKER
Who decides when, where, and to whom it gets distributed?

This exercise assumes that the food can get to the people or the people can get to the food. A terrorist EMP attack or a massive solar CME (coronal mass ejection) will wipe out most means of transportation and Alaska is a BIG state.

25 posted on 08/29/2012 7:09:34 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: marktwain
It sounds to me as though the Alaskan State government is doing its job.

Mother Nature is not as forgiving of idiots up in Alaska. Not many OWS protesters sleeping out with the Grizzly Bears either. At least... none that can be found.

26 posted on 08/29/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ZOOKER

Good questions but still, the more they have stockpiled, the more there is to go around. Every little bit helps.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 7:10:27 PM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: immadashell
A terrorist EMP attack or a massive solar CME (coronal mass ejection) will wipe out most means of transportation and Alaska is a BIG state.

Uh... there are always ways.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 7:12:50 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2

We have a railroad, even if for some obscure mechanical reason the diesel electric engines cannot run we have steam powered engines.

I can imagine now a New Alaska rising from the ashes of a global war, all our transportation is done by steam, fuel is from CNG available to all, natural gas heats the homes, fuels the cars, trucks and trains. The foraging moose by the thousands are now corralled and harvested for meat.

Many farms in the Mat Su Valley now raise their own moosemeat.During the summer months we grow half ton cabbages and meter long carrots. All fishing regulations have been discarded, many non natives who used to rely upon the stores now smoke fish, can veggies and build giant pantries at home.

Meanwhile those in Anchorage begin to starve without their Federal assistance checks, they riot, they freeze, they eat their wounded.

Sadly the Knik River Bridge is now a fortified gate limiting access of the Anchorage Zombies.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 7:26:04 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, there you go, Ben! obomo needs a panic emergency to stay in power....so the classic October surprise becomes a January surprise! “Sorry folks, Bruce Willis is just an actor and we’re about to get slammed by one big a$$ hammer so we can’t be changing our government right now. This martial law will continue for only as long as is necessary and not one day more.....”


30 posted on 08/29/2012 7:31:11 PM PDT by citizen (America is at an awkward stage...Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: UCANSEE2

If the commie govt. wants to stockpile large quantities of ammo for my guns, just tell us all where it is so we can access it if we need it....


31 posted on 08/29/2012 8:40:06 PM PDT by Stayfree (Find products made in the USA by Americans at MadeInTheUSADirectory.com!!)
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To: Kartographer
There are many reasons to be prepared:

U.S. On The Highway To Hell

32 posted on 08/29/2012 9:07:01 PM PDT by blam
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To: BenLurkin

Yep...an asteriod named ‘Trayvon-223’.


33 posted on 08/30/2012 5:07:21 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: JRandomFreeper

The caves around here used to be designated Civil Defense shelters and stocked with old MREs but those were all moved out decades ago and trashed 25 years ago. I don’t recall seeing a Civil Defense Shelter sign posted in years.


34 posted on 08/30/2012 6:13:41 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Kartographer

Right there with you Kartographer. Based on the actions of the powers that be, they are expecting something nasty and soon.


35 posted on 08/30/2012 6:18:15 AM PDT by appalachian_dweller (Live each day as if it's your last. It might be.)
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To: Kartographer

36 posted on 08/30/2012 6:30:02 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: UCANSEE2
Uh... there are always ways.

Yep, The Iditarod only takes anywhere from 9 to 15 days and at least six out of twelve dogs in the team have to survive. Alaska is a BIG state.

37 posted on 08/30/2012 6:36:45 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: immadashell

Hey, Give me team and a good lead dog and a sled that’s built so fine, Let me race those miles to Nome, one-thousand-forty-nine, Then when I get back to my home, hey I can tell my tale

I did, I did, I did The Iditarod Trail


38 posted on 08/30/2012 7:13:54 AM PDT by Docbarleypop
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To: Eye of Unk

Unk, how deep is your well and what kind of manual pump do you use? I have a generator that will drive the pump but if an extended outage occurred I would eventually run out of gas, thus no water. Thanks


39 posted on 08/30/2012 2:44:08 PM PDT by strongbow
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To: strongbow

Its a simple diaphragm pump like what you would use on a barrel, you can get them at AIH, I’m also cursed to a degree of having a high water table, its only about 8 foot down, was a bear when I had to install a concrete septic tank, it actually floated until I filled it with water.


40 posted on 08/30/2012 4:20:13 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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