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Bulk food purchases can really add to your larder – and fast. It is usually cheaper to buy in bulk as well.
The LDS Home Storage Centers have many bulk foods at incredibly cheap prices. They sell to Mormons and non-Mormons alike, and are very kind and knowledgeable people. We are lucky enough to have two in this general area, one in Kennewick, WA and one in Boise, ID.
The Kennewick Home Storage Center is at: 6501 W Deschutes, Kennewick, WA 99336, and the phone number is: 509-735-6455. The Kennewick warehouse does not carry large bulk bags, only #10 cans.
The Boise Home Storage Center is at: 604 E 46th St., Boise, ID 83714 and the phone number is: 208-375-7893
Make sure you call before planning your trip, they use volunteers to run the warehouse, and so days and hours are limited.
Prices are very good. An example is 25 lbs of beans for $15, 25 lbs rice $9, 25 lbs hard red wheat $6, and hard white wheat $7. They also have most items in #10 cans and the prices are comparable.
Here is a link to the order form, so you can make your decisions ahead of time and plan around your budget.
By Michele Cooper
Note: I wrote this article for a survival blog site back in 2010 – and it is still on his 50 best articles as well as several others I have written. A few things have been updated in this article, as well as some personal information deleted.
One Second After by William Forstchen scared the ‘you know what’ out of me. Not that I didn’t have somewhat of the ‘prepper’ gene in me prior, I have always been someone who kept a really full pantry, telling everyone I must have either starved to death or watched my kids starve to death in a past life. I had a good six months worth of food and water saved before Y2K, which has long since been eaten, and not replaced until a year or so ago.
I only have my one modest income and a fairly high mortgage, so have to prioritize my money. I am continually trying to find ways to prepare as cheaply and efficiently as possible – considering both my money and storage space. I’ve cut back my living expenses everywhere I can so I can buy food for storage – $20 is 50 lbs rice!
It is refreshing to see Oath Keepers Community Preparation Teams (CPTs) in action as they become mobilized in various situations across the country as needed. As you remember, the concept of the CPT as explained by Stuart Rhodes is to organize a team of at least 2 members as civilian experts who can lead others in the areas of Food-Water-Logistics, Engineering-Fabrication, Communications, emergency medical, and security (neighborhood watch). This is being done as a We the People (non-government) response effort for disasters and emergencies. These teams are being constructed to work with local government and help them in any way reasonably possible.
Over the last two weeks I’ve followed closely the activities of the Oath Keepers and their efforts in protecting private business and residences amidst the riots and looting in Ferguson, Missouri. I won’t link to everything on the web dealing with this story because a cursory search of “oath keepers ferguson” in google and YouTube will link to full reports of what occurred. Suffice it to say, it has been awesome to see the level of coordination and effort put forth by Oath Keepers on a volunteer basis in suppressing fire and violence to the private sector in this area of civil turmoil.