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Best place to find dry foods?

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by CaughtSteelin, Jun 27, 2009.

  1. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    So after reading some topics on here. Where are some good places to look at getting some dried foods, MRE's, and etc.

    I have found a couple site's on the internet...but dang they are spendy. Any local places around?
     
  2. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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  3. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    REI has a huge selection of dried foods. Freeze dried. they taste great, and have a huge selection of flavors. You just boil water, add to it and mix it up in the bag, then wait 10 min, eat it out of the bag and through it away. Works great for camping or whatever, cheack online for there outlet to save money. Personally i stock up when i worked at joes, there good for 5+ years. They pair up really nice with the jetboil stove. MRES have too much extra stuff in them (heavy) and pretty limited in flavors.
     
  4. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  6. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Where can I get a "rainbow assortment pack"?
     
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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Group buy?
     
  8. ZombieAssassin

    ZombieAssassin Oregon Member

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    Mormon churches have storehouses that have limited public hours for purchasing vacuum sealed bulk foods of your choice at very fair prices. There is one on 82nd in Clackamas. http://www.providentliving.org
     
  9. ZombieAssassin

    ZombieAssassin Oregon Member

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    They don't have public sales there, at least this is what I was told when I called 6 months ago.
     
  10. bersaguy

    bersaguy Oregon Member

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    Another good source for food storage supplies including: grains, beans, rice, dehydrated veggies etc. is Healthy Harvest in Vancouver.

    http://www.healthyharvest.com/


    From my experience, they carry bulk whole foods sealed in cans, pails, pouches etc. rather than MRE's and prepackaged backpacking types of meals. They are an excellent source for storage foods.
     
  11. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    Here's some people I met at the last Portland show. They are going out of business soon and are now having a 40% off sale. Next week may be their last week. I bought seeds and sprouts (imagine that, going into a gun show and coming out with sprouts:huh:).

    American Family Network & Preparedness Center
    10950 sw 5th street #155
    Beaverton (97005)
    503-672-7502 (call first to make sure)
    "All types of Long Term Storage Foods" and other items
     
  12. The Quiet Man

    The Quiet Man rural Washington County, Oregon Active Member

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    I have purchased from www.nitro-pak.com in the past. They are not inexpensive but have a wide variety of survival foods and goods for the serious minded. Compare the cost per serving, serving calories, and shelf-life before you spend a lot of money on MREs. The family packs are a good way to go. I'm not sure there is a "cheap" way to stockpile food that will last but I do think the mountain house stuff is top of the line.
     
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    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Will they let me Vacuum pac ammo? :D
     
  15. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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  16. CaughtSteelin

    CaughtSteelin Oregon Member

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    Wow guys. Thanks for the many different places and ideas...
     
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    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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  18. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    That would be awesome!!!
     
  19. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Try this......I started a spreadsheet with per pound prices, etc. on bulk foods.
     

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  20. telemakos

    telemakos Portland Member

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    Cash and Carry on Division in Gresham (around SE 200th), I bought 50 lbs of Pintos, 100 lbs of Rice, Bob's Red Mill brand whole wheat flour (50lbs), 100 lbs of sugar and salt all for less than $150.