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Column: Costco's shopping list for Armaggedon Not only Mormons preparing for Earth's Final Days
Vancouver Sun ^ | 10/9/10 | Alan Abel

Posted on 10/09/2010 10:47:46 PM PDT by Kartographer

Back to Costco. On sale for $149.99 is the Food for Health Extreme Emergency Preparedness Kit, which includes, among dozens of other items:

25 servings of Western Stew 25 servings of Potato Soup 20 servings of Oatmeal Water Filtration System

Crank Flashlight/Radio/Cellphone Charger

Survival Knife

Emergency Blankets

Compass/Whistle/Thermometer

4 N95 Safety Masks

1 Roll Duct Tape

Toilet Paper

"Especially developed for Costco members," the megastore assures

(Excerpt) Read more at vancouversun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: armageddon; costco; disasterpreparation; lds; mormon; obamanomics; preppers; survivalists
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A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12
1 posted on 10/09/2010 10:47:48 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: ChocChipCookie

PING!!!


2 posted on 10/09/2010 10:48:43 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Those who wish may download my Preparedness Manual at:

http://www.mediafire.com/?ars5bsi2p6foery


3 posted on 10/09/2010 10:50:33 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Ya know it’s getting serious when stores are getting into ‘survival mode’.


4 posted on 10/09/2010 10:53:12 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Kartographer

Not final days, just increased terrorist threats. The energy grid is vulnerable, to it pays to be cautious.


5 posted on 10/09/2010 11:00:39 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Kartographer; appalachian_dweller

FReeper Appalachian Dweller also has excellent survival information. Hoping he is able to post/add his input here as well. Thanks Kartographer!


6 posted on 10/09/2010 11:01:08 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Kartographer

Good night! There is hardly anything to eat!


7 posted on 10/09/2010 11:01:11 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Shadowstrike

Eh, or a marketing opportunity to sell a band aid to a worried Suburbia, no different than in the late 70’s with Carter running herd.


8 posted on 10/09/2010 11:05:54 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Kartographer

Sam’s Club has a 99 dollar version but the Alpine Aire food packs are separate at Sam’s:

Pack includes sufficient life saving supplies and more for family of four
Unique to the kit are an Emergency Power Station, 10 yards of duct tape and multifunction pocket tool with pliers
Kit also contains US Coast Guard approved food and water (5-year shelf life) for four people
Power station is a four-function hand-crank unit that features a flashlight, AM/FM radio, cell phone charger and personal alarm
US Coast Guard approved food and water (5-year shelf life) for four people
4 survival blankets
4 ponchos
First aid kit (107 piece)
Leather work gloves
4 goggles
4 NIOSH N-95 dust masks
Multifunction tool with pliers
12-hour emergency snaplights
Emergency Power Station
Emergency whistle
Emergency communication plan
Duct tape - 10 yards
Bio hazard bags


9 posted on 10/09/2010 11:06:09 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: jonrick46
Good night! There is hardly anything to eat!

I love Costco, but IMHO one could put together a lot more food and other items (matches, scissors, first-aid supplies, batteries, soap, personal protection weaponry, water, shampoo, candles, paper plates, plastic silverware, etc. etc.).

10 posted on 10/09/2010 11:06:22 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Kartographer

Is Spam and Yellow Rice any good?


11 posted on 10/09/2010 11:07:43 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: sockmonkey

Obama..Get off my cloud.


12 posted on 10/09/2010 11:08:35 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Kartographer

Sure don’t want to get the duct tape and toilet paper confused! lol

All in all it looks like a better package than the one where most of the meals were made with textured vegetable protein blech.


13 posted on 10/09/2010 11:10:50 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: padre35

If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and
especially for his immediate family, he has
denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8

But then some one has to be sitting on the bridge waiting for ‘gubermint’ cheese for the tv crews to flim.


14 posted on 10/09/2010 11:11:56 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Shadowstrike

Whatever’s selling might or might not have anything to do with the true risk of a major terrorism disaster, which few people are in a position to know. Kits like this might make special sense in areas known to be frequented by natural disasters (hurricane, tornado, earthquake etc.)


15 posted on 10/09/2010 11:13:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: screaminsunshine

Never tried it. I can tell you that spam, powder eggs, dehydrated onions, and bell pepper makes a good breakfast.


16 posted on 10/09/2010 11:13:58 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: screaminsunshine

Probably more palatable than white rice and Spam would be.


17 posted on 10/09/2010 11:15:01 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kartographer
Here's a link to the other thread.

Costco Will Sell You an Apocalyptic Year's Worth of Disgusting Food for $800

18 posted on 10/09/2010 11:15:43 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Boil rice with dried apples and cinimon is good.


19 posted on 10/09/2010 11:16:22 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Hey! Everything tastes better with Spam! :)


20 posted on 10/09/2010 11:16:57 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Kartographer

Hmmmm......needs more duct tape.


21 posted on 10/09/2010 11:17:54 PM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Kartographer

whiskey ... check

toilet paper ... check


22 posted on 10/09/2010 11:18:08 PM PDT by WSGilcrest (I'm just sayin'...)
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To: Netizen

Better than an empty belly or rat. Fried spam sandwhiches are good for growning boys me and my brothers ate enough of them!


23 posted on 10/09/2010 11:19:30 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: MamaDearest
I heard on Glenn Beck's radio show that Costco has a even more robust survival kit with various freeze dried meals for $800 that would feed one person for a year:

Grains * 8 Cans of Instant White Rice (48 servings per can) * 12 Cans of Hard White Winter Wheat (44 servings per can) * 3 Cans of 6 Grain Pancake Mix (50 servings per can) * 2 Cans of Elbow Macaroni (45 servings per can) Vegetables * 6 Cans of Dehydrated Potato Chunks (42 servings per can) * 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn (46 servings per can) * 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Green Peas (41 servings per can) * 1 Cans of Dehydrated Chopped Onions (45 servings per can) * 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Mushroom Pieces (48 servings per can) * 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Broccoli (47 servings per can) Fruits * 2 Cans of Organic Apple Slices (48 servings per can) * 2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Strawberries (45 servings per can) * 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blueberries (50 servings per can) * 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blackberries (49 servings per can) * 2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Raspberries (48 servings per can) Dairy * 6 Cans of Powdered Milk (43 servings per can) * 3 Cans of Chocolate Drink Mix (48 servings per can) Proteins/Beans The taste and texture of TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) is consistent with real meat, making it a great addition to vegetarian diets * 3 Cans of Bacon TVP (47 servings per can) * 3 Cans of Beef TVP (44 servings per can) * 3 Cans of Chicken TVP (45 servings per can) * 2 Cans of Taco TVP (42 servings per can) * 6 Cans of Pinto Beans (49 servings per can) * 1 Can of Black Beans (49 servings per can) * 2 Cans of Lima Beans (49 servings per can) * 3 Cans of Lentils (52 servings per can) * 6 Cans of Whole Eggs (236 servings per can) Cooking Basics * 2 Cans of White Sugar (46 servings per can)

24 posted on 10/09/2010 11:19:45 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Kartographer

I really like Spam, though I buy the lite because of the sodium.


25 posted on 10/09/2010 11:22:54 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Kartographer
That's an odd addition by the author. As a Mormon myself, I know lots of non-Mormons who are also prepared for the worst.

But here's a good resource put out by the Church on getting organized this way, FYI.

http://www.providentliving.org/

26 posted on 10/09/2010 11:22:56 PM PDT by Ripliancum ("If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest." Prov.29:9)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
ARGH! I hate to be the cook that told you so, but dammit, rations can be good meals.

They pushed the techniques during the 40s with WWII. And Freepers have expanded on than since before Y2K.

Spam, white rice, and that annoying dog next door makes a real meal. (mostly sarcastic)

Seriously. Good food is more about attitude than ingredients.

/johnny

27 posted on 10/09/2010 11:24:42 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Netizen

Spam, eggs and rice.

Yummm!!


28 posted on 10/09/2010 11:25:01 PM PDT by Ripliancum ("If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest." Prov.29:9)
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To: JRandomFreeper

A “dirty rice” or “jambalaya” mix would do better with Spam than plain rice if there was a choice. Powdered eggs are not bad if you’re a scrambled eggs aficionado. Once my mom got a ten pound bag of the stuff on a whim, and we kids ate it up quickly.


29 posted on 10/09/2010 11:29:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kartographer

It never hurts to be prepared. I’ve always kept an overstocked pantry of the “basics” - rice, flour, noodles, etc. and tinned foods like stew, spaghetti, etc. in case I get snowed in or the like. Recently I’ve added a couple cases of MRE’s, as well as bought a few extra flashlights and batteries, another emergency radio, etc.

Likewise, I’ve always kept several 2 to 3 gallon sealed containers of water on hand. Doesn’t cost much, and while I’ve never had to use one of them, I wouldn’t be without it. Having a source of potable water in case of an emergency is a must, IMHO.


30 posted on 10/09/2010 11:30:41 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Kartographer

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31 posted on 10/09/2010 11:31:16 PM PDT by dubie (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.)
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To: Kartographer

If I’m ever in a position where to survive, I’m staring down 25 servings of “western stew”, I’d rather be dead.


32 posted on 10/09/2010 11:32:23 PM PDT by Sto Zvirat
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To: jonrick46

The “per serving” amounts in can, boxes and bottles is rarely my family’s typical “serving” IMHO it’s near starvation for some recommended portions. Of course it goes the other way too, there are some foods I’d gladly take much less than my “portion.”


33 posted on 10/09/2010 11:33:45 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I have spam in my larder as well as DAK canned hams, but my mainstays are cases of Yoders beef, pork, chicken, hambuger, sasage and bacon as well. All good stuff.


34 posted on 10/09/2010 11:34:20 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Sto Zvirat

Easy to say that with your belly full. That’s one thing that would make a SHTF senerio so ugly now days. People in America don’t know what its like to go hungry and most don’t know how to cook even if they had a ton of staples.


35 posted on 10/09/2010 11:36:49 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Well, we all know Costco will survive the coming apocalypse!

After all it, Costco plays a pivotal role in saving the world!

I know cuz I see'd it on the movie "Idiocracy!"

36 posted on 10/09/2010 11:38:14 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: Kartographer

If spam is kept in a larder, is lard kept in a spammer?


37 posted on 10/09/2010 11:41:43 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kartographer

Feed your cats and dogs well now, you never know when it might pay off....


38 posted on 10/09/2010 11:42:57 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Kartographer

The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 27:12
_____________________________________

Simpleton is right...

Those “4 N95 Safety Masks” arent going to filter out much...

and misquoting scripture from the Christian Bible is not going to help the mormons either...

Thats why we are told not to rely on the arm of flesh but on God...

theres safety only in God...

The Name of the Lord is a strong tower The righteous run to Him and they are safe. Proverbs 18:10

Course ah if you dont think you might be righteous...


39 posted on 10/10/2010 12:00:06 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Who misquoted scripture?


40 posted on 10/10/2010 12:04:17 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Most of that stuff we already have in our homes,,,

Water is # 1 on the list,,,

Ammo,food,etc. all trail off to keep you alive,,,

Best to sit down and make a list,,,

Folks in different parts of the country will need different things,,,

Then all you have to do is find a place to put it...:0/


41 posted on 10/10/2010 12:04:40 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

And all of the basics can be summed-up in “The Rule of Three” which says your survival is generally contingent upon you not
exceeding:
3 minutes without breathing (drowning, asphyxiation)
3 hours without shelter in an extreme environment (exposure)
3 days without water (dehydration)
3 weeks without food (starvation)

Of course weapons insure you keep what you have prepared to prevent these things fall in there.


42 posted on 10/10/2010 12:07:57 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: screaminsunshine

BEWARE OF WEEVILS

Foods specifically packaged for long term storage are supposedly weevil free but regular supermarket items need extra care.

Rice, flour, pasta, cereal, crackers, prepared mixes, etc. from the grocery store are good survival foods at reasonable prices but many carry weevils or weevil eggs.

We have found that the small cellophane bags of yellow rice mix like VIGO and others are often a problem. Pasta and noodles are also common problem foods. If you have ever noticed dusty, dirty looking resdiue in the bottom of a pasta box it is probably from weevils. Another sign on pasta are little irregularities, like bumps, on the pasta itself.

If weevils infest your survival foods they can ruin a large amount of food in no time. They easily bore through boxes, bags, plastic, etc. to get from one package to the next.

To protect foods from infestation put all dry foods, prepared mixes, spices, pasta, flour, rice, corn meals, crackers, bread etc. in the freezer for a minimum of several days. Longer is better. Freezing will kill the weevils and the larvae or eggs.

We freeze everything before it goes in the pantry, even prepared survival foods and foods we will consume within a few days. That prevents any possiblity of cross-contaminating foods we have already put through the freezer. We just put all dry groceries in the freezer and leave them there until we need the room or are ready to repackage them or use them.

There is a lot of information on the web about ways of dealing with an infestation but it is far better and much easier to prevent infestation than to eliminate it after it takes hold. Especially if you aren’t aware you have a problem until you go to use the stored food in a survival situation.


43 posted on 10/10/2010 12:13:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it - He sent the Obamas.)
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To: musicman

BFLR


44 posted on 10/10/2010 12:13:38 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kartographer

Not worried, that will never happen. Not into the whole survivor baloney.


45 posted on 10/10/2010 12:24:18 AM PDT by Sto Zvirat
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To: Kartographer

If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and
especially for his immediate family, he has
denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
1 Timothy 5:8
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Good grief

there ya go again...

your scare tactics are bad enough

But using God to sell your products ???

I doubt if everyone who goes to Costco and buys what you are advertising are Jews or Christians or read the Bible...

Looks look at that scripture in the right words and context...

It is about a man working and supporting his hungry family in the here and now,

not buying survival gear for a maybe future..

You gave us the NIV which mormons denounce as not translated right ..

The whole passage is instructions to the early church on how to treat older people especially widows...

Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.

If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds. As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry. Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to. So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander. Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.

If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need. (1Timothy 5:1-16 NIV)

1 Timothy 5:8

New International Version (©1984)
If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

New Living Translation (©2007)
But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.

English Standard Version (©2001)
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

International Standard Version (©2008)
If anyone does not take care of his own relatives, especially his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
If anyone doesn’t take care of his own relatives, especially his immediate family, he has denied the Christian faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

King James Bible
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

American King James Version
But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

American Standard Version
But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.

Bible in Basic English
If anyone has no care for his family and those in his house, he is false to the faith, and is worse than one who has no faith.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if any man have not care of his own, and especially of those of his house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Darby Bible Translation
But if any one does not provide for his own, and specially for those of his house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than the unbeliever.

English Revised Version
But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.

Webster’s Bible Translation
But if any provideth not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Weymouth New Testament
But if a man makes no provision for those dependent on him, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is behaving worse than an unbeliever.

World English Bible
But if anyone doesn’t provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.

Young’s Literal Translation
and if any one for his own — and especially for those of the household — doth not provide, the faith he hath denied, and than an unbeliever he is worse.

Nope no mention of Costco...


46 posted on 10/10/2010 12:24:57 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Kartographer

Great rule of thumb,,,

I must have 3-4 months worth of food/etc. stocked up now,,,

Still short of water,,,

That’s on the “to do” list as well as a small fireplace out

back to cook or heat stuff...


47 posted on 10/10/2010 12:38:29 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Sto Zvirat

“If I’m ever in a position where to survive, I’m staring down 25 servings of “western stew”, I’d rather be dead.”

The 25 servings of “western stew” could be a blessing in disguise. I doubt that the meat contained in it is prepared according to the Muslim custom of halal. That might just thin the herd with all the muzzies starving to death.


48 posted on 10/10/2010 12:49:29 AM PDT by Nacatamal (I've lived under Ortega and Obama. Frankly, I can't tell the difference.)
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To: Kartographer

Stocking up on items that are on sale and have a long shelf life is good prepping and financially smart. We have about 6 months of canned fruits, vegetables, meats, powdered drinks, soups, stews and dried goods like beans, rice, pancake mix, Bisquick, pastas, & spices that we normally use. We rotate our stock and get the smaller size cans so that there wont be any leftovers that require refrigeration.

This is financially smart because our “Mini Grocery Store” was all acquired “on sale”, and as grocery prices rise, it’s a financial investment.

Try a practice run by shutting off your gas, power, water and telephone for the weekend, or a few days to get a feel for what else you may need in a SHTF situation, like water, propane, batteries, lanterns, paper goods, etc, etc.

Hopefully this situation wont occur. If it does, we’re ready. If it doesn’t, we will use most of this anyway.


49 posted on 10/10/2010 12:50:18 AM PDT by Tagurit (Are your pigs fed, watered and ready to fly?)
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To: Kartographer
It has never been about "final days" with Mormons. It is about being prepared for emergencies. Natural disasters. Job loss. Perhaps political disasters too. Stuff happens. Being prepared is a prudent approach to handling chaos when it arrives. A 2 year supply takes time, money, space and active management. Few achieve the goal. Even for those who miss terribly, some attempt may be just enough to get by.
50 posted on 10/10/2010 12:54:31 AM PDT by Myrddin
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