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(Vanity) For Preppers out there: Mountain House cans drastically reduced in price.
The Ready Store ^ | 4/8/2010 | Staff

Posted on 04/08/2010 5:19:45 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

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1 posted on 04/08/2010 5:19:45 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

$17 for one can of pasta, after the sale discount? I hope that is made by Wolfgang Puck.


2 posted on 04/08/2010 5:21:50 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Unless it is the 55-gallon can.


3 posted on 04/08/2010 5:23:26 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: mnehring; All

This is freeze dried food made to last for 25 to 30 years. Very few companies make it, and make it well, such as Mountain House.

These are excellent prices. Trust me.

(and if the S ever does HTF, are you going to be concerned about the bills in your wallet which may now be worthless anyway, or the long-term food in your cellar?)


4 posted on 04/08/2010 5:24:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA
Already got one.


5 posted on 04/08/2010 5:25:28 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't criticize. Explain to me who I should support other than Sarah Palin.)
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To: mnehring

I wouldn’t buy “freeze dried pasta”...
not when you can buy and store wheat cheaper.

Look for the meats and dairies.

25 yr shelf life is worth the price, especially if you’ve been investigating what it will take to keep your family from starving in a SHTF situation.

Think of the soviet government induced famines.
That could happen. These people understand that you can’t control 300 million armed people, so they’ll try to take care of both problems.


6 posted on 04/08/2010 5:27:59 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: mnehring

It’s 10 servings per.

If it’s used during an *emergency* situation*, I doubt many will care about taste over substance.


7 posted on 04/08/2010 5:28:01 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: MrB

The beauty of freeze dried foods is that you can eat them all cold (even meats).....though it may not be as palatable.


8 posted on 04/08/2010 5:30:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Expecting the demise of civilization?


9 posted on 04/08/2010 5:30:16 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Red in Blue PA

drink lots of water..........

or else.....


10 posted on 04/08/2010 5:30:53 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: Cacique

I am preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. (knowing the best rarely ever happens)


11 posted on 04/08/2010 5:31:52 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

“excellent prices”

Yup. the stuff ain’t cheap, but it will last.


12 posted on 04/08/2010 5:34:24 AM PDT by dynachrome (Barack Hussein Obama yunikku khinaaziir!)
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To: mnehring
$17 for one can of pasta, after the sale discount? I hope that is made by Wolfgang Puck.

That's $14.49 per pound - for freaking pasta. And that's the sale price. The normal price is $31.67 per 19 oz. can, which works out to $26.66 per pound of pasta.

I'm wondering if you get rare gemstones at the bottom of each can. Kind of like a rich prepper's Crackerjacks.

13 posted on 04/08/2010 5:35:22 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: MrB

Canned food will easily keep a couple of years and is a fraction of the cost. Add that to dried pasta and dried lentils and grains and you nave a pretty good stockpile.


14 posted on 04/08/2010 5:35:44 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: AAABEST

Do you plan on just wandering in the local grocery store if there is a highway disruption or terrorist attack, dollar devaluation.

Plan to buy what you will need then NOW!


15 posted on 04/08/2010 5:37:00 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA
This is what I love about FR. Reading the title of this thread, I was clueless. By post 7, I had a new hobby.
16 posted on 04/08/2010 5:37:16 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

This is for people who do not want to rotate huge quantities of food every 2 years (that’s me).


17 posted on 04/08/2010 5:37:35 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

If i were preparing, I’d probably be preparing for a shorter-term difficulty. My thought was to have a 1-year supply of food, mostly normal items that are packed to last a year, on monthly shelves, and cycle through them each year.

Essentially, you’d have spent ahead 1 year’s worth of groceries, so not only would your storehouse be good for a catastrophe, but if you lost your job it would also be like your short-term stash to get you to your next job (at which time you’d have to re-stock).

But I’m not paranoid enough yet to actually implement this, except I have apparently got the short-term storage down, in the form of fat — I figure I’d last a few months before I needed a serious amount of food. :-)


18 posted on 04/08/2010 5:37:48 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Red in Blue PA

YOU ROCK!!!

Wow, excellent find!!! We've been searching for good sales! Wishing you more "good hunting" - Cheers!

19 posted on 04/08/2010 5:38:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

These prices are simply unbelievable....to those who follow this sort of thing.

Stock up now. At the very least, if you oversupply, this sort of thing can be used as barter in a disaster.


20 posted on 04/08/2010 5:40:23 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA
I got 14 cases free. They threw them out at work because the were 40 years old. Still nothing wrong with the stuff. The fools at work thought they were like MRE’s which are quite expensive and don't keep as long.

Good stuff.

21 posted on 04/08/2010 5:40:43 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: mountainlion

If they are kept at colder temps, they last longer. I would try to keep the ones you have as cold as possible, as they are already so old.


22 posted on 04/08/2010 5:42:29 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Cacique
...Expecting the demise of civilization?...

Expect the best but prepare for the worst.

23 posted on 04/08/2010 5:44:02 AM PDT by FReepaholic (Are Christians allowed to eat deviled eggs?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Another site to look at.

http://beprepared.com/category.asp?c=62&bhcd2=1270730434


24 posted on 04/08/2010 5:44:26 AM PDT by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Excellent, thanks.

Get it while it's available.

I've just notified people who will start ordering

25 posted on 04/08/2010 5:45:40 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam; All

I would love to see the sales of emergency supplies since obama took office (Mountain Hose cans, generators etc).

Probably the only sector of the economy performing well.

Buy everything now before the VAT kicks in!


26 posted on 04/08/2010 5:46:56 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA
Can someone give me a calculation of how much you would need to store per person? I guess say how much each person would eat in a year?

I have been mulling this around by storing 20+ cans of veggies in my office but not paying a lot of attention to actually getting a stockpile ready. But now I think I NEED to do this. I have had a bad feeling for awhile now...hubby doesn't get it or believe as I do but when the SHTF, he will be glad I did it. We have discussed if we had to, we would move in with his parents who own their own home. We still have a mortgage and I can't see us getting that paid down in the next few years enough to be able to live in it if the bottom arrives soon.
I think I would like to do a 5 year stockpile but I would also like to know what others think....5 years a good plan? What about heat and cooking materials? Thanks for the heads up! I needed this kick in the butt.
27 posted on 04/08/2010 5:50:54 AM PDT by 4everontheRight ("Boy, those French: They have a different word for everything! "- Steve Martin)
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To: Glenn

The thing about prepping is that once you start, it is no longer a hobby but almost a lifestyle.

Because once you buy water and food, you will see you probably need more.

Then you need to add medical supplies.

Then power supplies.

Then tools.

Then protective equipment (, gloves, respirators etc).

And then more of each.


28 posted on 04/08/2010 5:52:07 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: ChocChipCookie

Preparedness Ping.


29 posted on 04/08/2010 5:53:30 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: 4everontheRight

The web site listed sells 32 ten oz cans of entrees for a one year/one person supply. You can get bags of beans/wheat/rice and such cheaply for filler food. The prices listed are a very good deal.


30 posted on 04/08/2010 5:55:49 AM PDT by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: 4everontheRight

Approximately 6 of these cans are a 2 week supply for 1 person. (low calorie count though). Divide by 2 if there are 2.....so 6 cans would feed 2 for 1 week.

You can easily supplement these tasty food with less tasty, but higher calorie count and cheaper bars such as Mainstay and Datrex. (72,000 calories is a little over $100)

http://www.thereadystore.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=datrex

http://www.thereadystore.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=mainstay


31 posted on 04/08/2010 5:56:02 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Cacique
If I asked you 10 years ago that in a decade we would have Marxists running the country and industries would be nationalized...would you have believed it?

Investments into the proper supplies that have a shelf life of 20-30 years at these prices is a reasonable thing to do...especially if you extrapolate out 20-30 years.

Think about it, you don't have to buy a lot but you should have supplies because sooner or later this train is going to wreck and it isn't the eventual outcome of that train-wreck it is the initial 4-6 weeks that you have to survive.

If everything turns out rosy then you can have a freeze dried dinner buffet and have a good laugh over it.

Given the track record of both parties in this country we will be lucky if everything doesn't come up daises.

32 posted on 04/08/2010 5:58:08 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: 4everontheRight

Long term supplies of freeze dired foods ain’t cheap, so my guess is this would only play a part of your plan.

http://www.thereadystore.com/freeze-dried-food-storage/supply-size/1-year-supplies


33 posted on 04/08/2010 5:58:25 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

bflr


34 posted on 04/08/2010 5:59:16 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (STOP the Tyrananny State.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

With guns and ammunition, you can get the rest.

And they last basically forever.


35 posted on 04/08/2010 6:01:02 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (NEW TAG ====> **REPEAL OR REBEL!** -- Islam Delenda Est! -- Rumble thee forth)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I shop Honeyville grain (low shipping no matter how much you order) and Frontier Survival.net and Frontier Survival.com


36 posted on 04/08/2010 6:01:18 AM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
With guns and ammunition, you can get the rest.

If you think so.....alot of people think the sam way and so you will simply be fighting it out with them.

Good luck with that plan. (from someone who has plenty of guns and ammo)
37 posted on 04/08/2010 6:03:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA; Freddd

A few cans of powdered eggs are good for stretching other foods.

http://store.honeyvillegrain.com/powderedwholeeggscan.aspx

As Freddd says - I shop Honeyv. now and again.


38 posted on 04/08/2010 6:03:18 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Airborne, the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I have never heard of Mountain House products. Can you tell me what is in them in the way of food chemicals and seasoning?


39 posted on 04/08/2010 6:07:17 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Freddd
Can you do this by shopping locally? I mean do I need to buy in bulk as opposed to a flat of cans? I know this is a stupid question because as I writing it I know the answer to it. My concerns are planning for this and not getting support from my family I will have to do it on my own....I can't count on my in-laws to have done this and my son is in college....he is not going to do it so I will do it for my entire family pretty much. My in laws think if they have food in the freezer they are ok...not thinking that unless you have power, that food is no good!
40 posted on 04/08/2010 6:09:34 AM PDT by 4everontheRight ("Boy, those French: They have a different word for everything! "- Steve Martin)
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To: DuncanWaring

This menu (canned Pasta) would be a ‘slow death’ sentence for a diabetic, or could possibly turn you into one.

Better to store Soy beans. You can make milk with them and bake with the left over pulp and it is good to your blood glucose.

Store canned meat, fish. Plenty of cheese. Forget storing carbohydrates. Be sure to have plenty of cooling oil on hand. Plant a garden each year and keep perfecting it. Peanuts make a nice ‘cover crop,’ replace that worthless lawn with something you can eat.


41 posted on 04/08/2010 6:10:02 AM PDT by Tomato lover (My citicizenship is not of this world)
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To: 4everontheRight
I guess say how much each person would eat in a year?

I would guess the bare-minimum survival ration if you're just holed-up waiting to see what happens next would be on the order of 1000-1500 calories per person per day.

Depending on your level of physical activity, it goes up from there.

You can determine the calorie content of most containers of food by multiplying the "Servings per container" by the "Calories per serving".

42 posted on 04/08/2010 6:12:10 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Tomato lover

Pellet rifle.

Little sound and squirrels fit in a fry pan just fine with some rice on the side.


43 posted on 04/08/2010 6:14:12 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Airborne, the only way to get to work in the morning.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Canned food will easily keep a couple of years and is a fraction of the cost.

Actually, several years. And some varieties have been tested after decades.

Thread from March 30 (comments on longevity start around post #40):

Buying Food at the Dented Can/Salvage Grocery Store (Vanity)
44 posted on 04/08/2010 6:17:25 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Ditter

One of the few downsides (for some) is that they are high in sodium.

Freeze drying means there really are no additional chemicals added. The salt is the preservative.


45 posted on 04/08/2010 6:21:34 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Ditter

FOrgot to add the link:

http://www.mountainhouse.com/nutr.cfm


46 posted on 04/08/2010 6:21:54 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA
Do you plan on just wandering in the local grocery store if there is a highway disruption or terrorist attack, dollar devaluation. Plan to buy what you will need then NOW!

I have many months worth of food (dehydrated, canned, dry goods etc.) along with a water purification system that I built from scratch.

So I have my preps, I'm just not paying this particular company's insane prices.

47 posted on 04/08/2010 6:23:02 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Tomato lover
Plant a garden each year and keep perfecting it

Question #1: In a diaster such as Katrina, how long will that garden last you?

Question #2: Are you ready, willing, and able to guard that garden 24/7? If not, say adios to anything in it.
48 posted on 04/08/2010 6:24:13 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: AAABEST

You have dehydrated food. You know the process that requires food to be dehydrated. Freeze drying is more tedious, hence the higher prices (but food also lasts longer).

These are excellent prices, contrary to what you may say.


49 posted on 04/08/2010 6:25:29 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Sounds good. I went to the site but was unable to get any info. I am allergic to corn and everything made from it (corn meal, starch, syrup, dextros, maltodextrin) as well as flavor enhancers. I spend a lot of time reading labels.


50 posted on 04/08/2010 6:26:21 AM PDT by Ditter
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