Portland Preparedness Center

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by PlayboyPenguin, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    I decided I need some emergency provisions in the house (both food and water wise) so I took a trip over to the Portland Preparedness center today. I was able to walk away very happy and feeling like I am much better able to ride out any natural disaster such as an earthquake now. I went because I felt I have plenty of defensive capability but now I needed some hard goods to actually defend.

    I know I could get a lot of this stuff on the internet and save myself a trip but I really like seeing everything in person and I love supporting a local small business.

    I did a quick video of the store. You can check it out if interested.

    [video=youtube;Emq5mZgIIYU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Emq5mZgIIYU[/video]
     
  2. Burt Gummer

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    I am going there this week. Supporting a member, getting more prepared, sounds good.

    As usual, really appreciated your videos.
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    It really is a win/win shopping there. You support a local and get some stuff that I feel everyone should have in their homes. I think at least a few weeks of emergency rations (including water) is as essential as a flashlight or fire extinguisher. I just went in for the barrel, but ended up buying way more. I have to go back in a few weeks and get the buckets of wheat, rice, etc.
     
  4. Dirty Harriet

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    Great store and the owner is very helpful (Michael Knight). He has a newsletter you can sign up for also. Thanks for posting. I am all about supporting small businesses also!
     
  5. 19 Adam

    19 Adam
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    The prices are better than you can get on the internet and you get the great conversation and advice for free! I buy food there for much less than I can get it at Internet prices or at Costco.

    Check them out. You can get boxes of food for less than half what you would pay elsewhere.
     
  6. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin
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    They are almost too helpful. They helped me lighten my wallet by about $1100.00 the first day and I still have to go back for some things in a couple weeks. bUt I will tell you one thing, I feel very good about every dime I spent and I feel much better prepared than I was a week ago. :)
     
  7. nokiafan88

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    great video thank you, starting to get into prepping for any kind of emergency or disaster
     
  8. John Gault

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    Bought some canned butter and some dehydrated Rice Pudding from them today. If SHTF I want to die eating fats and Sugars along with all those high Sodium freeze dried foods. While I was there I overheard a conversation (good humored) about civil war breaking out in Texas soon so I guess I'm on the right path to preparedness. Seemed likeable enough. They also donate locally...... you guys who where there know what I'm saying.
     
  9. Sgt Nambu

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    Nice video, nice store! Very helpful there, I was impressed that they helped a newb prepper without belittling some of his admittedly silly questions. A good guy to do business with!
     
  10. Burt Gummer

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    Can you buy staples there to put in your own mylar and Gamma buckets? For instance, Jasmine Rice from Costco means hauling off a lot of gunny-sack tubed rice bags.
     

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