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Bishop Storehouse, Kent, WA

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Silver Fox, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    (253) 852-8552
    1412 W Morton St
    Kent, WA 98032


    Just called these guys and their hours are:
    Tuesday 10-6
    Thursday 10-8
    Saturday 10-2

    I am going up on Tuesday and will do some shopping. I will let all you Washingtonians up this way know how it works for us non-LDS folks.

    I am looking for Hard Winter wheat, salt, sugar, beans, lentils in #10 cans and if I am able to can it myself, all the more power to me.

    SF-
     
  2. jimwsea

    jimwsea Vancouver, Washington state Active Member

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    I went to the one in Portland last week. I told them that I was not a church member and I had no problems. I canned various items. Good prices.
     
  3. Decidion

    Decidion Washington county, Oregon Member

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    Yep, should be no different whether you are a member of the church or not...it's not like they ask you for ID or anything at all :)

    The storehouse is open to everyone.
     
  4. Redrum

    Redrum Portlandia Active Member

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    You should be able to find all those without a problem..I would highly recommend the dehydrated potato pearls..they are to die for and taste so good you can eat them right outa the can
     
  5. terrabolsa

    terrabolsa Bellingham Member

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    I'm not LDS and have canned at the Burlington Bishop's Storehouse.
    Had a good time and got a great deal.

    The beans and lentils with the carrots and onions are great for soups and stews.
    The oats with freeze-dried apples make a great breakfast.
     
  6. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well I went up to the Kent Bishop Storehouse yesterday with the intent of learning what they are all about. These are my observations:

    1. Friendly towards non-LDS

    2. Cannot can in their dry-pack room without a LDS member or group present

    3. Cannot borrow their #10 can sealer without a member checking it out

    4. Can purchase their list of foods found on their web sight order form: http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/...WE_HomeStoragePriceSheet_US_71140_000_pdf.pdf

    5. Can purchase the "basic foods" (Red Hard Winter Wheat, Pinto Beans, Long grain White rice and Quick Oats) already sealed in #10 cans in cases of six cans per case

    6. The "beans and lentils with the carrots and onions are great for soups and stews" has been discontinued.

    7. The potato pearls are popular in flavor but have a short shelf life so the church is considering of discontinuing the product

    8. I didn't ask about canning ammo or non-food items in their dry-canning room as it appeared to be a semi-sterile environment. I would prefer to can non-food items at home with the #10 can sealer on my own.

    9. You can purchase all the #10 cans, lids, plastic lids (use after opening), oxygen absorbers, labels and the boxes that hold six cans each at cost.

    10. The pricing system appears to be on a cost + whatever is needed to cover their small expenses. Very economical and I will be buying from them in the future

    11. They prefer to have you fill out the online form and send it to them so they can fill your order and have it waiting for you. See above form.

    12. They prefer checks made for the exact amount and if you use cash for exact change only. The purchase I made had about $4.00 coming back to me so I said keep it as a donation. They can take cash but prefer not to. They said they will be able to take debit card this fall.

    All in all, good experience and got me looking into buying my own #10 can sealer and maybe renting it out in the future.

    SF-
     
  7. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    Thank you for checking on that SF. Those #10 can sealers are expensive....
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for checking this out - I've always wondered about these places. Now I know.
     
  9. Mountainrunner

    Mountainrunner Snohomish, WA Member

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    I think SF hit it on the nose.
    I took a buddy there last year ( I am LDS ) and he had a great time.
    I highly recomend it to everyone.
    MR-
     
  10. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.

    SF-