Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Freeze Dried Food Distributor: Six Month Wait Time Amid Extreme Shortages
SHTF Plan ^ | 4-5-2011 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 04/05/2011 8:48:26 PM PDT by blam

Freeze Dried Food Distributor: Six Month Wait Time Amid Extreme Shortages

Author: Mac Slavo
April 5th, 2011

If there was ever a sentiment indicator for economic uncertainty and fear, this would be it.

As of April 2011, major distributors of freeze dried food, namely the Mountain House brand, are indicating that shoppers should expect delays of nearly six months on any orders placed today:

***CURRENT INVENTORY UPDATE AS OF 04/05/11*** All Mountain House & Nitro-Pak food storage #10 cans are in EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND due to national & world current economic uncertainty and inflation fears. With this increase in demand, our food order processing times have greatly increased also. As Mountain House’s leading distributor, we are receiving HUGE shipments WEEKLY to fill our customer orders, but demand exceeds the available supply. Most Mountain House dealers have been been cut off & receive no food, period. Supplies are VERY SCARCE. Like Disneyland, the line is long but still slowly moving. Please be patient. This is a line you do not want to get out of!

All canned food orders and units may take up to 160 days to ship. Thank you for your business!

Source: Nitro-Pak

Other large distributors we contacted indicated similar shipping delays, with many simply marking their freeze dried food inventory as completely “out of stock.”

Mountain House has advised they are expanding their production facilities, but this upgrade will not be completed until the third of fourth quarter of 2011.

When we first covered the shortages of freeze dried food in December of 2010, a spokesperson for Mountain House, the largest freeze dried food manufacturer in the world, indicated that they were estimating the shortage to abate by February or March of 2011. In February, we received an update from Mountain House, which further pushed out the availability date to the Summer of 2011, and feedback from the largest freeze dried food distributors indicated shipping delays of 30 – 60 days. This most recent alert suggests that while freeze dried food manufacturers are working round the clock, demand for emergency supplies continues to sky rocket at an unmanageable pace.

Economic uncertainty, fear of inflation, government policies, natural disasters and the mysteries surrounding the 2012 doomsday date have been cited as the primary reasons for the parabolic spike in demand over the course of the last six months.

Because there will likely be no relief for any of those fears in the near future, we suggest to our readers that demand will continue to increase well into 2012, and question whether the new facilities being built for freeze dried food production will be enough to offset demand. As more people come to the realization that things may not be exactly as they seem, further demand will likely flood the market going forward.

Due to the uncertainty in the freeze dried food market, those concerned with acquiring quality, long-term food storage should consider and act on other options.

As we’ve suggested previously, dehydrated foods and MRE’s (Meals Ready to Eat) are one option that remains available at major emergency food distributors. The other options would be to self-stock and package dry goods, like the 11 Emergency Food items that can last a lifetime, including wheat, rice and beans. Most have a shelf life of 20 – 30 years and provide a well balanced, nutritious diet in the event of an emergency, widespread disaster or protracted crisis.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dried; dsj; food; foodeconomy; preparedness; preppers; shtf; survival
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-129 next last

1 posted on 04/05/2011 8:48:32 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: blam

Bam Bam breeds confidence, eh?


2 posted on 04/05/2011 8:49:41 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blam

ping


3 posted on 04/05/2011 8:53:38 PM PDT by unkus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

Bam Bam breeds confidence, eh?


Unfortunately his supporters “breed”.


4 posted on 04/05/2011 8:55:50 PM PDT by unkus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

I am fuzzy on this because listening to ‘Coast to Coast’ radio at night means snoozing off and on, lol, but I am pretty sure I heard the host asking a guest about ‘why the Homeland Security dept has ordered up something like 400,000,000 emergency food supplies. Did I dream this or miss a discussion of it here on FR?


5 posted on 04/05/2011 8:57:23 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blam

I heard that Mountain House is no longer selling to retail customers...
They are selling to the government, now.


6 posted on 04/05/2011 9:03:43 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Republic
"Did I dream this or miss a discussion of it here on FR?"

A friend told me that it's true...I don't know any details.

Here, I found this:

Alert: FEMA Stocking up on 140 Million Pre-packaged meals

Terror Threats Rising As FEMA Orders $1 Billion In Dehydrated Food

7 posted on 04/05/2011 9:06:44 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Republic

I am pretty sure I heard the host asking a guest about ‘why the Homeland Security dept has ordered up something like 400,000,000 emergency food supplies.


I heard the same thing.


8 posted on 04/05/2011 9:08:13 PM PDT by unkus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; Blue Jays; ...

PING!!

My free Preparedness Manual can be downloaded from:

http://www.tomeaker.com/kart/preparedness1h.pdf

It contains information showing how you can dehydrate and store your own dehydrated food which you can often do cheaper than some of the products avaiable from vendors.


9 posted on 04/05/2011 9:18:05 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mortrey
I heard that Mountain House is no longer selling to retail customers... They are selling to the government, now."

Here's what's posted on the Mountain House site:

Dear Valued Customers:

In response to the recent concern of FEMA purchasing Mountain House products:

FEMA posted the following RFI (Request for Information) on 1-20-2011. In the RFI, FEMA was asking for information for 14M/day for 10 days. They then withdrew the RFI on 1-27-11. The RFI is a request for information only. It is not an order. In addition, this RFI was never sent to Mountain House. This is to confirm that Mountain House is not supplying FEMA or any other Government agency with Mountain House #10 cans or pouches.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procures and stores pre-packaged commercial meals to support readiness capability for immediate distribution to disaster survivors routinely. The purpose of this Request for Information is to identify sources of supply for meals in support of disaster relief efforts based on a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System for a survivor population of 7M to be utilized for the sustainment of life during a 10-day period of operations.

As you know we have removed #10 cans from our website temporarily. The reason for this is sales of #10 cans have continued to increase. OFD is allocating as much production capacity as possible to this market segment, but we must maintain capacity for our other market segments as well.

Currently our inventory for both cans and pouches is all being shipped to our retailers. Once all of our retailers are back in stock 100%, we will put items back in stock on our own website. For our #10 cans, we do have a small number of dealers that you can contact for future ordering of our food storage items. Although they are not taking any orders at this time, we do suggest you contact them to see how you can be notified as soon as they are in a position to once again accept new orders. For a list of those dealers, please contact us at MH-Info@ofd.com

We expect this situation to be necessary for several months although this isn’t a guarantee. We will update this information as soon as we know more. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience. We sincerely hope you will continue to be Mountain House customers in the future.

10 posted on 04/05/2011 9:21:06 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: blam

I just bought a box of 20 meals of Mountain House from a display at Costco in Phoenix. The display was quite large.


11 posted on 04/05/2011 9:21:34 PM PDT by the_Watchman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Earlier this evening there was a video from the wife of a Wal-Mart Executive that said food prices will double within 2 weeks, but the video was pulled.

I found this posted on
http://www.thewatermanfiles.prepperpodcast.com/

Article linked as source is from USA today - CEO of Wal-Mart

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/2011-03-30-wal-mart-ceo-expects-inflation_N.htm

Food Prices To Seriously Rise
U.S. consumers face “serious” inflation in the months ahead for clothing, food and other products, according to the head of Wal-Mart’s U.S. operations.

Also on that page is a table of food and commodity increases over the past month, year, and year to date change.


12 posted on 04/05/2011 9:25:26 PM PDT by Whenifhow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: blam

Sam’s Club
http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/product.jsp?productId=prod1841242

Costco:

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11497795&search=emergency&Mo=68&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=emergency&Ntt=emergency&No=19&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11607038&search=emergency&Mo=68&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search&lang=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&Sp=S&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=emergency&Ntt=emergency&No=36&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Nty=1&topnav=&s=1


13 posted on 04/05/2011 9:28:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Thank you for providing your preparadness manual, Kartographer. You’re to be commended.


14 posted on 04/05/2011 9:29:39 PM PDT by unkus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Whenifhow

I think it will double but it won’t be in 2 weeks, it will hit after the processing season this summer. Most non-fresh food is from last summer’s pack at last summer’s price.


15 posted on 04/05/2011 9:30:24 PM PDT by tiki
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Whenifhow; tiki
I posted this article 4-5 days ago:

Wal-Mart CEO Warns Of Serious Inflation In The Coming Months

16 posted on 04/05/2011 9:32:46 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: blam

Any idea the real reason the government picked this timing to create a shortage of freeze dried powdered eggs?


17 posted on 04/05/2011 9:34:44 PM PDT by Cold Heart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie; Quix

And on this web page - it is interesting how they posted this info.

http://www.yourfoodstorage.com/freeze-dried-entress

“Mountain House has received a huge contract from the Federal Government. Because of this contract they are not supplying thier dealers with any new product until at least September 1, 2011. “


18 posted on 04/05/2011 9:37:14 PM PDT by Whenifhow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Cold Heart
"Any idea the real reason the government picked this timing to create a shortage of freeze dried powdered eggs? "

No Idea about the timing...your idea is as good as mine. Fortunately, I managed to get all I want/need before the rush.

19 posted on 04/05/2011 9:39:20 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Whenifhow

That’s pure BS, according to Mountain House.

Where does this crap come from?


20 posted on 04/05/2011 9:40:05 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie

I simply shared what I found.


21 posted on 04/05/2011 9:43:11 PM PDT by Whenifhow
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: blam
I have noticed the shortages including dehydrated #10 cans at many preparation sites. Some I have been dealing with for over ten years and this is the first I have seen. Beprepared.com is one that has many out of stock items which is very unusual for them.

I just commented on the Comex thread that I think the problem is more than just the government. I think people are beginning to wake up. I think it is still a small minority, but it will not take much to stress the system.

The grasshoppers through quantitative easing are destroying the assets of the ants. This is enough to wake up anyone that has worked hard, practiced thrift and saved. I believe the real panic will come later when many will not be able to afford the food luxuries they have always known. This is when the takers will become dangerous.

It is best to take care of as many preparations that you can now before inflation destroys your purchasing power and shortages begin. Consider anything you purchase now as money in your own bank.
22 posted on 04/05/2011 9:44:06 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Whenifhow

What’s the point of spreading rumors that have already been found to be false?


23 posted on 04/05/2011 9:45:17 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Cold Heart
Any idea the real reason the government picked this timing to create a shortage of freeze dried powdered eggs?

MreDepot still has 2.5 cans in stock.
24 posted on 04/05/2011 9:48:07 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: unkus

The government wants to control everything for when martial law is implemented. They don’t want me and you owning our own food, guns, ammo or silver and gold. Nor do they want us to have the internet.

So my advise is get some food and water put back along with some guns and ammo. I wish I had a place were I could store gasoline.


25 posted on 04/05/2011 9:49:59 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Only a SECOND party will get my vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: PA Engineer
"Consider anything you purchase now as money in your own bank. "

I have been in this mode for a least two years.

26 posted on 04/05/2011 9:50:24 PM PDT by blam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Cold Heart

There are sites and videos that show you how to dry your own for baking. I also tried to order some and asked to be notified when they were in stock and that was months ago.


27 posted on 04/05/2011 9:53:23 PM PDT by tiki
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: unkus

Not so sure as I am working on an update (Rev i) adding two new articles and correcting some errors.

For those interested in dehydrating your own food, I’ve had a lot of luck dehydrating things and then placing them in canning jars, especially using frozen vegtables when I catch them on sale.


28 posted on 04/05/2011 9:53:31 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie
"Where does this crap come from?"

Alex Jones.

Here's the debunk of Infowars BS:

http://www.mountainhouse.com/

Alex will recirculate this same story in another 3 months, just as he did 3 months ago.

29 posted on 04/05/2011 9:55:09 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: NoLibZone

Yep. I posted the statement from Mountain House at post #10.

Looks like some folks would rather keep going with the fear-mongering than hear the facts from the vendor!


30 posted on 04/05/2011 10:02:59 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: blam

A few weeks ago, Mountain House was saying they would ship in 120 days, what happened?


31 posted on 04/05/2011 10:18:04 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie
Looks like some folks would rather keep going with the fear-mongering than hear the facts from the vendor!

What fear mongering? There are shortages. Please scroll down the list at the link. These are not mountain house products that are out of stock. These are basic dehydrated food items that are out of stock. There is unprecedented demand that is producing the shortages.

Do you have any other valuable "facts" you would like to share?
32 posted on 04/05/2011 10:24:03 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: PA Engineer
"Consider anything you purchase now as money in your own bank."

I've been doing that for 2+ years...

33 posted on 04/05/2011 10:27:51 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Unlike the West, the Islamic world is serious.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: PA Engineer

Read my post #10.

People keep spreading rumors that Mountain House is selling to the govt so there is no stock for retailers. That is not true. That’s the fear-mongering.


34 posted on 04/05/2011 10:31:03 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie
People keep spreading rumors that Mountain House is selling to the govt so there is no stock for retailers. That is not true. That’s the fear-mongering.

Sorry about that point.
35 posted on 04/05/2011 10:43:28 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: blam

Shelf life of how many years? Maybe before the invasion of ‘food moths’. . .


36 posted on 04/05/2011 10:43:30 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not made i)n the USA either.. .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

I can see people fretting about MH and other vendors not being able to supply freeze-dried meals, etc. But there are alternatives.

Right now, I’m eating a Knorr pasta side dish I cooked up and added a tomato and some chopped red peppers.

It’s delicious! Really!

And the Knorr sides in the aluminum foil pouches would last basically forever.

So like I say, there are alternatives. I actually have about 20 of the MH pouches stored away, but also alot of other stuff.

Some stores (maybe Costco) sell the dried items in bulk. Dried powdered milk. Various dried gravy mixes, brown gravy, country gravy, that stuff. Also dried cheese sauce powder that all you do is add water to and Voila!! cheese sauce.

So no use panicking... not yet. But get yur rear in gear and start stocking!


37 posted on 04/05/2011 10:45:26 PM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie

It would be a useful marketing ploy, perceived shortage, with the added twist of supporting a panicky conclusion ... “the government’s buying it all up, must be worse than they say.”

Look to the rice panic of 2008 for a good lesson on this. Perception became reality, there actually were shortages, which were caused by panic buying due to the perception of shortage.


38 posted on 04/05/2011 10:48:44 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer
It contains information showing how you can dehydrate and store your own dehydrated food which you can often do cheaper than some of the products avaiable from vendors.

It is important to point out that freeze-dryed food and dehydrated food are two VERY different things. Dehydrated foods have a shelf life of maybe 6 months - freeze-dryed foods up to 30 years.

Also, it should be pointed out that freeze-dryed foods really only fit a niche of the prepper's food spectrum - the "light weight / long shelf life" niche. More basic and fundamental than that (and more affordable) is vacuum-sealed beans and rice - along with a pantry full of canned goods. (Properly stored dried beans and rice can also have a shelf life of up to 30 years.)

If you research the nutritional value of beans and rice you'll find that combination to be almost a perfect food (well, throw in a few vitamins, then you've got it made!).

39 posted on 04/05/2011 11:19:49 PM PDT by The Duke
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: LibFreeOrDie
What’s the point of spreading rumors that have already been found to be false?

When rumors of this type break out, it is a good indicator that people are afraid.

40 posted on 04/06/2011 12:08:12 AM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Whenifhow; Alamo-Girl; Amityschild; AngieGal; AnimalLover; Ann de IL; aposiopetic; aragorn; ...
http://www.yourfoodstorage.com/freeze-dried-entress

“Mountain House has received a huge contract from the Federal Government. Because of this contract they are not supplying their dealers with any new product until at least September 1, 2011. “

That's NOT a tinfoil headline, folks.

41 posted on 04/06/2011 12:15:30 AM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: djf

And Knorr isn’t expensive. Add some canned ham, and a really tasty dish is done in minutes. ;)


42 posted on 04/06/2011 12:20:05 AM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: cricket

speaking of moths, we had an invasion of ‘pantry moths’ that lasted several months before we discovered the phermone traps (which was the ONLY thing that killed the buggers). We pulled one of those traps out and within an hour the trap was surrounded by dozens of males just waiting to get stuck to the sticky tape.

So I’d highly recommend ‘pantry moth’ traps as part of basic food storage.

(I also now deep-freeze flour, corn flour, pancake mix, beans, peas, etc for two weeks prior to dry storing so as to kill the bugs they all contain)


43 posted on 04/06/2011 1:05:06 AM PDT by blueplum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: unkus

good one


44 posted on 04/06/2011 2:04:04 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Shadowstrike

Yup.

One of the local outlet stores(Winco) often have them on sale for 88 cents a pack.

So when they are on sale, I usually pick up ten or so and toss them in storage..


45 posted on 04/06/2011 2:19:31 AM PDT by djf (Dems and liberals: Let's redefine "marriage". We already redefined "natural born citizen".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

Did Michelle get priority on her order for the gourmet, organic stuff?


46 posted on 04/06/2011 2:59:03 AM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: The Duke

I’ve easily gotten more than months, by vaccuum packing my dehydrated stuff in canning jars and adding an oxygen absorber to the jar. Should easily be good for two to three years. True rice and beans are more nutritional value, longer storage life and so on, but pretty bland by themselves, throw in a cup of mixed dehydrated vetables in your rice, dried peppers in your red beans or dried onion in your white beans, or a can of spam fried up with some dehydrated onion and potatoes and you got a much more palatable dish.


47 posted on 04/06/2011 3:28:48 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk
"Bam Bam breeds confidence, eh?"

He sure brought us all together! ;-)


48 posted on 04/06/2011 3:47:22 AM PDT by Average Al
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kartographer

Being able to raise rabbits or chickens would help too.


49 posted on 04/06/2011 3:50:22 AM PDT by Average Al
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Mortrey

According to two distributers that I’ve been buying from for about a year or so, Mountain House was selling their goods to anyone and everyone. They had several hundred resellers carrying their products. As demand rose, none of the resellers was receiving enough product.

Mountain has chosen just a very few distributors to handle their products and now it’s a matter of building inventory between those distributors. At least that was the way it was explained to me.

Just yesterday I received parts of an order (3 cases of #10 cans) that was placed over 6 weeks ago. There was no indication of when the rest of the backorder (about 15 cases) would be filled. I have every confidence that it will be filled, the company (Emergency Essentials.com) seems to be on top of customer service, it just takes some patience.

If emergency food storage is something you have thought about, I suggest starting now. I would rather be ready years too early, instead of one day too late. It really does take some thought though, plan your work, work your plan. If you live in the country and have a garden, livestock, etc., those #10 cans are what you may need. If you live in a condo in the city, you have a whole other set of circumstances and you may want to preposition those cans in a location that you intend to bug out to when the SHTF. In that scenario, you need to have a backpack preloaded with MRE’s, first aid supplies, and other emergency supplies. You will need to have some fuel stored as well as emergency cash. There won’t be any gas stations open or ATM’s.


50 posted on 04/06/2011 4:06:10 AM PDT by Rearden (Deo Vindice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-129 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson