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Costco Is Now In The Apocalypse Provisioning Business

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One of the more amusing implications of Bernanke's relentless desire to destroy the world is that he is causing a surge in profit margins for retailers like costco which are now actively engaged in provisioning for the upcoming monetary policy-induced apocalypse. And here is the deal of the day, courtesy of producer shelf reliance ("your premier source for food storage and emergency preparedness planning") as Bernanke is apparently dead set on immitating the BOJ in purchasing ETFs openly, as opposed to using its secret Citadel dark pool channels: $799 buys you a 1-year food supply for 1 person or 5,011 total servings. Thank you Bernanke - your actions have now lead people to believe you are the antichrist. We can't decide if Geithner is famine or pestilence.

(link here for those who would rather not wait until Bernanke terminally breaks the dollar)

Full package includes:

The THRIVE 1 Year Food Supply comes complete with 84 #10 (gallon
size) cans of grains, fruits, veggies, protein & beans, dairy, and
baking essentials. With over 5,000 servings and many foods with a shelf
life of up to 25 years, this package will give you variety, nutrition,
and peace of mind.

  • 12 month food supply for 1 Person
  • 6 month food supply for 2 People
  • 3 month food supply for 4 People
  • Shipment arrives in 14 separate boxes
  • Grains and rice have a shelf life of up to 30 years
  • Freeze-dried foods have a shelf life of up to 25 years
  • Dehydrated foods have a shelf life of up to 15 years
  • Simple rehydration instructions, recipes, and helpful tips are included on each can
  • 5,011 total servings
  • 84 gallon-sized cans

This THRIVE 1 Year 1 Person Food Storage package contains 84 #10 (gallon size) cans. See below for specific package contents.

  • 8 Cans of Instant White Rice (48 servings per can)
  • 12 Cans of Hard White Winter Wheat (44 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of 6 Grain Pancake Mix (50 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Elbow Macaroni (45 servings per can)
  • 6 Cans of Dehydrated Potato Chunks (42 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Sweet Corn (46 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Green Peas (41 servings per can)
  • 1 Cans of Dehydrated Chopped Onions (45 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Mushroom Pieces (48 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Broccoli (47 servings per can)  
  • 2 Cans of Organic Apple Slices (48 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Strawberries (45 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blueberries (50 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Freeze-Dried Blackberries (49 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Freeze-Dried Raspberries (48 servings per can)
  • 6 Cans of Powdered Milk (43 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of Chocolate Drink Mix (48 servings per can) 

taste and texture of TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) is consistent
with real meat, making it a great addition to vegetarian diets

  • 3 Cans of Bacon TVP (47 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of Beef TVP (44 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of Chicken TVP (45 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Taco TVP (42 servings per can)
  • 6 Cans of Pinto Beans (49 servings per can)
  • 1 Can of Black Beans (49 servings per can)
  • 2 Cans of Lima Beans (49 servings per can)
  • 3 Cans of Lentils (52 servings per can)
  • 6 Cans of Whole Eggs (236 servings per can) 
Cooking Basics
  • 2 Cans of White Sugar (46 servings per can)

h/t Louis


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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:49 | 626486 Mongo
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Well ... GOLD bitchez!

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 21:00 | 627857 B9K9
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Wow, this thread is still going strong. As many people @ ZH are aware, the position I advocate is: Get.Out.Now.

While I understand and appreciate the impulse that drives a desire for self-sufficiency, perhaps I can shed a little bit of light on what actually happens when the shit hits the fan.

(I'd be interested in hearing other perspectives from those who have also had the opportunity to enjoy & experience the best side of human nature.)

Ok, this is what happens ... drum roll ... everyone tries to get out! Now, having a chance to personally speak from experience, believe it or not, my parents have actually had the luck of experiencing this eerie sensation not just once, but twice! And what happened to them? Drum roll ... everyone tried to get out!

In my family's case, there was a mass evacuation performed by combined NATO forces. There were literally 10s of thousands of people being put up in temporary military tent cities, while yours truly got to sleep in a nice comfy bed at the base commander's house. We were there only one night before we were airlifted to a waiting carrier and ferried to the designated drop off zone.

In my parents case, it took them a week to get out. They finally got some crazy last ditch flight to Rome before finally hooking up via a series of connecting flights to eventually get back to where they wanted to be. My mom still talks about sitting in the blackouts while my dad was tapping all his Mossad buddies on how to get the fuck out of there.

(Just so everyone is clear, even though I give the Tribe a hard time, I tend to like Israelis. The dude who was in charge of clearing ships [ie dive teams] before hitting their waters came over a few times for dinner - very cool guy. Unlike our resident troglyditic gnomes, these guys don't dick around.)

So I guess the moral of the story is this: if it gets crazy to the point of food disruption and/or civil unrest, your money would be better spent having some resources in place to get the fuck out of Dodge. No ands, ifs or buts. Just go. I don't care where - grab a flight to Lima for all I care. (A great city by the way.) Just get out. EOM

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 06:48 | 628585 Cognitive Dissonance
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This of course assumes you have the means to "get out now". A very large assumption. Then the question is where to go after you "get out now." This is also a murky assumption, that the place you go to is better than where you left and that as an outsider you're treated no worse than the natives. I could go on but you get the picture.

Not everyone has a Dad who has connections with Mossad buddies nor the chance to sleep in the base commander's house.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:50 | 626491 ZeroPower
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Poor post.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:03 | 626550 Internet Tough Guy
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Poor comment.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:56 | 626835 FEDbuster
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Local Sam's Club just started stocking 5 gal. pails of hard white wheat $15. and a variety pack of six #10 cans (milk, oatmeal, potato soup, banana chips, etc..) for $50.  They also sell 50lb bags of popcorn and rice.

Now if they only sold bulk ammo cheap....

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:06 | 626880 RobD
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I got 200lbs of the ACTII popcorn, they say it makes the best cornbread after you grind it up into corn meal or you can just pop it and watch the riots. To preserve get some Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers off of amazon and a 50gal food grade barrel from your local Army surplus or feed store(my local store has screw top plastic barrels for $25).

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 07:01 | 628590 ZeroPower
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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:46 | 626786 geminiRX
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Are you kidding me - this is what everyone in North America SHOULD have! No one is prepared for even the simplest emergency anymore. Shit, to have a kit like this prepared for you is just a brilliant idea. 

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:47 | 626795 A Nanny Moose
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Cans are too bulky. I'm holding out for the new Survival in a Pill form factor.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:01 | 626858 SoCalBusted
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The red pill or the blue one?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:34 | 627002 tmosley
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Careful, one of them contains cyanide.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:29 | 626976 UGrev
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I started back in 2008. A little late, I know; but better late than never. 

Lead, bitches! :D

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:37 | 627390 DaveyJones
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I saw the same Costco page and had the exact same comment, even joked about it.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:50 | 626493 MaxVernon
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just make sure you have a can-opener.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:11 | 626590 Cognitive Dissonance
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Or two, depending how many are in your survival group.

On second thought, if you control the only can opener, are you not then considered the king of the heap? :>)

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:21 | 626660 TheDriver
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You're only the king of the heap if your can opener has a little bling.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:34 | 626724 George the baby...
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You would be so dead in a crisis if you bought a bottle opener, even if it has bling.  Bring the right tools to your apocalypse. I would suggest a can opener.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:38 | 626745 tmosley
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Most can openers have bottle openers as well.

Also, you can use a churchkey to open a can in a pinch.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:48 | 626797 Cognitive Dissonance
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Or a shotgun.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:49 | 626800 MaxVernon
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fuckin 'ell!

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:14 | 627317 WaterWings
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Circular rubbing on concrete will wear it thin - presto! Concrete everywhere - just not as fast.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:25 | 626681 RobD
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Ah the sportsmansguide, been shopping there for years.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:42 | 626766 Rusty_Shackleford
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"There is no substitute."

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 16:38 | 627194 DosZap
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If you LOVE getting shafted, yeah their Wunnnerful.

Highest priced biatches on the planet.

Go Crotchco,a far better deal, I am sure, for less.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:28 | 627361 WaterWings
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What are you talking about. I love Sportsmans.

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 10:52 | 627463 Rusty_Shackleford
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Certainly not offering the greatest deals on all their items, but they get a lot of fantastic US, European, and Russian Military surplus stuff that is just superb.  Pay the $19.99 membership fee and get 10% off all items, then use the 10$ coupon they send you with each order.  I wouldn't be surprised if I'd ended up procuring 40% of my prepping supplies from them.  Have never had a problem with them.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:16 | 626922 The Rock
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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:38 | 626752 A Nanny Moose
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King of the heap, or a likely target of aggession

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:49 | 626805 Cognitive Dissonance
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In other words if you have no balls, don't own the can opener. :>) 

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:19 | 626646 Tom Servo
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Make sure you have a good, quality can opener or two.  I have bought some of these freeze dried fruits for camping / outdoors stuff from Costco and I had to go buy a hard core can opener (made in switzerland) because the grocery store chinese made model didn't go deep enough to open the can. 

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:25 | 626682 Cognitive Dissonance
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...and I had to go buy a hard core can opener (made in switzerland) because the grocery store chinese made model didn't go deep enough to open the can.

Hard core can opener bitches! :>)

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:36 | 626732 Fish Gone Bad
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I picked up some inexpensive can openers and ended up throwing them out after they broke.  The one I still use is the Hard Core American made one my mother had in the 60's.


Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:37 | 626738 Popo
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...and make sure you have fresh water.  Which would potentially be a serious issue if circumstances required these iron rations...

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:38 | 627012 Cathartes Aura
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useful even before TSHTF. . . ++ for making the point.

ceramic water filters. . .dudes!

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 00:32 | 628318 jomama
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nice product

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:38 | 626744 A Nanny Moose
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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 16:10 | 627117 Pegasus Muse
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The Army's greatest invention --- the P-38 Can Opener: 

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:50 | 626494 mikla
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People that prepare for supply chain disruptions are not stupid.

Just ask people that live in hurricane zones.

People that assume no supply chain disruptions are unrealistic.  Most grocery stores can only remain open with a minimum of three deliveries *a day*.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:12 | 626593 Shameful
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Thank you!  I have been screaming about the JIT system.  I get the feeling that some people don't get that system.  The trucks stop for 1 day and there are issues, they stop for a week and there is no more food in a city.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:27 | 626697 RobD
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What is the saying? "We are only 6 missed meals away from anarchy"

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:18 | 626935 cossack55
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Updated: 1 missed POMO

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:43 | 627410 DaveyJones
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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:31 | 626711 chinaguy
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I've lived in both earthquake and hurricane endangered places.

Anyone w/o food & medical supplies cached in those areas is irresponsible.

We have a month's supply of food and 6 months supply of good wine ;-)

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:31 | 626990 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Recently started making my own beer. No more sitting around slamming a case. the shit is high octane. They also sell stills might get one.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:50 | 627419 DaveyJones
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made beer throughout college (and law school) very economical and as you said very efficient, can make great tasting potent stuff. Also unfiltered brewers yeast is a fantastic source of complex Bs. Beer may be older than bread in history and was used literally as food source and payments. (Most guys should be payed in beer to simply cut out the middleman). Hops included, it is a fantastic way to secure and preserve the food source. Beer can go "bad" but, unlike canned food, it can not become lethal (unless you combine it with chariots or hummers)

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:12 | 626595 Ricky Bobby
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My wife looks at me funny, when I ask her to let me know if she notices any shortages at the grocery store. That is one of my main indicators on whether we have finally jumped the shark. At that point I am taking delivery of one Hard Red Winter wheat contract, 5000 Bushels. Screw the grain elevator pump right into my basement.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:33 | 626716 chinaguy
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"pump right into my basement" you will get mold, or rodents, or weevils - best to keep it in 55 gallon drums

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:43 | 627034 Bolweevil
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i resemble that remark.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:23 | 627339 Rahm
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Me 2

Wed, 10/13/2010 - 05:00 | 645533 jeff montanye
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lucky if you get the rodents and weevils, as they are protein sources.  however, watch out for the wheat, rye, sorghum, etc. ergot (fungus).  "extremities" (yes including the "thinking" one) turn gangrenous while one has possibly the worst "acid trip" (not literally lsd but a stew of precursors/related compounds) of all time.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 16:46 | 627217 DosZap
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And the DIST CTRS in NORMAL times only keep enough for a MAX of 3 weeks...

The SHTF both/all, will be snagged by Big Bro, and rationing will be the hors d'oeuvre of the day.

If you don't at least 2-3 weeks already, suggest you do some fast shopping tonight, or NOW.

YOU do not want to be caught w/out food and H2o,if this puppy melts down, and the uniforms are called out.

DO not let them know your WILL lose your means of protection.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 16:45 | 627218 DosZap
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And the DIST CTRS in NORMAL times only keep enough for a MAX of 3 weeks...

The SHTF both/all, will be snagged by Big Bro, and rationing will be the hors d'oeuvre of the day.

If you don't at least 2-3 weeks already, suggest you do some fast shopping tonight, or NOW.

YOU do not want to be caught w/out food and H2o,if this puppy melts down, and the uniforms are called out.

DO not let them know your WILL lose your means of protection.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:52 | 626496 themosmitsos
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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:52 | 626501 bada boom
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Huh, 1 oz of gold, a tiny little coin, can be exchanged for a year's supply of food with a lot left over for extras.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:56 | 626513 tmosley
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Soon enough, it will be enough for a year's supply for two people.

It already buys two AK-47's and 3-4000 rounds of ammo.  Probably quite a bit more with this latest run-up.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:14 | 626610 Jeff Lebowski
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And....  With just one of those AK-47s, you can request the return of the said gold coin.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:19 | 626642 tmosley
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Won't last very long in the world with that kind of attitude.

I'm not sure I would want to try robbing a gun store, you see.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:43 | 626774 A Nanny Moose
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He who lives by the sword....

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:00 | 626851 hedgeless_horseman
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...shops at Costco?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:03 | 626866 Edheler
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... dies by a gun?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:17 | 626927 hedgeless_horseman
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...eats a lot of shish-ka-bob?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:36 | 627009 WaterWings
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Cute, but it's not reality. Self-defense, that is, never initiating force, is the key. 

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:24 | 627345 Rahm
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Shops at things remembered?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 23:10 | 628176 StychoKiller
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Gets shot by those who don't.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:59 | 626532 b_thunder
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if a day when this food supply is really needed ever comes, it will take a lot more than 1 gold coin to get this food.


Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:10 | 626582 tmosley
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For a very short time period only.  This is why you should have both!  Buy low, sell high.  Etc.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:21 | 626657 Waterfallsparkles
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If there is no food do you really think people will trade food for your little gold bar?  If the Eonomy and the Money system is dead Gold will not help you.  At that point the only thing that will help you are things that will help you to survive.  Food, Guns for protection and hunting, a source of Heat, Shelter and water.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:46 | 626789 tmosley
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What happens when you have too much food, and not enough heat?  Or a nice source of water but no food?  What happens when you run out of ammunition?  What are you going to do to keep the madness of boredom from taking over?

Trade is vital to human existence.  There are very occasionally some very short periods where there is no trade (riots, or the middle of battle), but those time periods do not last more than a few days at most, after which people will trade what they have for what they need.  If a person has something that another needs, but the other guy doesn't have something the first one needs, there will be no trade.  If he has some gold or silver, he can trade even if he doesn't have exactly what the other person wants.

It's fine to be prepared, but to prepare for a world where humans don't act like humans any more isn't feasible, and will only leave you in the poorhouse in the end.  Life isn't a George Romero movie, as romantic as that might sound.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:21 | 626943 cossack55
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Too late, TM.  I think we are already there.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:21 | 626948 WaterWings
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Yes, we know that the world is not ending. No, this will not last a few days. Yes, there will be trade. No, there is not any guarantee that the person you are trading with does not suddenly stick a pistol in your mouth.

There probably won't be any more Facebook, as romantic as that might sound.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:40 | 627018 tmosley
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I really wish people would pay attention rather than making me explain myself over and over.

I never said "this" will last a few days.  I said there will be times when there is no trade, but they won't last more than a few days.  Even if it means you are trading with a neighbor for carrots and potatoes, there will be trade.  More likely, you will be trading with a local farmer for grain.  There may be supply disruptions, and yes, you MUST have stored food, but for God's sake don't convert your entire savings into food/preparedness supplies.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:51 | 627061 WaterWings
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Captain Obvious

This is like Gonzo Lira explaining you can just go to a farmer and trade for what you need. Yeah, LOL. Just walk on over there and he'll have all you need.

Supply disruptions - understatement of the day.

Wed, 10/06/2010 - 08:07 | 628651 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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I went ahead and bought $150,000 of ammo from Sportsmans Guide ... Cool, truck just pulled up and looks like the ATF is delivering it personally ...

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 20:19 | 627781 espirit
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Black market. Well armed with backup just to keep it honest.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 16:49 | 627229 DosZap
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Correct, you use the PM's for buying city blocks, and new trucks, land,and become Mayor, w/ a flock of armed guards.

IF and when things settle down.............

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:53 | 626504 HelluvaEngineer
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Customers who bought this item also bought:

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:54 | 626506 HelluvaEngineer
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Case of 1000 rds Wolf 7.62x39mm ammo

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:05 | 626560 HelluvaEngineer
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That's way high, and that brand is OK but not great, IMO

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:13 | 626600 hedgeless_horseman
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At least you can reload the brass, versus Wolf.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:20 | 626644 HelluvaEngineer
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Good point about the reloading.  I would never run Russian .308.  (

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:27 | 626690 Burnbright
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My saiga .223 dents all the casings for some reason so brass is moot.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:26 | 626953 Mad Max
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Some electrical tape or a rubber strip (maybe a car door ding-strip) on the receiver cover at the ejection port area should keep those dents from being too big.  Small dents don't prevent reloading - creases do.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 20:21 | 627787 espirit
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Still reloads fine if it is boxer primed, just ask my sks and ak.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:29 | 626702 Shameful
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Don't bag wolf.  My dad is an avid reloader and he has been able to find wolf (223) on sale to the point where it's cost neutral to just buy it vs reloading.  And on the plus side it's not necessary to attach a brass catcher or bend over and pick up brass.  It's kind of nice to have a fire and forget.

Also good Christ almighty has reloading prices went up since I was a kid!  I almost choked when I saw how much primers were going for.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:38 | 626706 RobD
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I have both, brass for practice and wolf for battle. If the shooting starts you probably wont be picking up the brass afterword anyway.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 16:56 | 627246 DosZap
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And you think you will have time to RELOAD?,empties?.LOL

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:28 | 626699 Rusty_Shackleford
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Nice German Surplus - 1000rnds in battle packs for $455.97



Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:34 | 626723 Shameful
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It's Berdan primer unfortunately.  Might as well be steel cases.  Yes I know you can yank the primer for a reload but I hate adding more work. It's not a terrible price though.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:49 | 626802 Rusty_Shackleford
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Yeah.  No reloading this stuff.  Still one of the best deals I've seen out there right now.  I've run through about 300 rounds and it's been very consistent and accurate.  Recommended unequivocally.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 16:53 | 627241 DosZap
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MidSouth Shooters Supply.

They consistently have best prices...........on quality ammo.

All flavors.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:03 | 627277 DosZap
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If you have expensive rifles, beware this is STEEL guilded,lead core bullets.....may have a copper coating, but it will be STEEL on steel in your LR Rigs rifling...( Good barrels )

You do not want to do this........also, watch for Corrosive, most all(except WOLF) is,the Com Bloc surp.

If used wash bore with hot soapy water, if you get  chance as soon as you can after firing.* no SS bore brushes, and the corrosive crap will eat the bronze/brass brushes fast.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:41 | 626759 SheepDog-One
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Nice deal hedgeless, thanks!

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:27 | 626696 MarketTruth
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MK14 Mod O (Enhanced Battle Rifle)

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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:33 | 626720 WaterWings
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I could see that price in a few months from now.

DIY < $3000 for 99% of the effect with M1A + ACOG.

Just sayin'.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:11 | 627305 DosZap
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That's goin rate for that rig NOW.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:39 | 626731 MarketTruth
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500rds Raufoss Mk 211 .50 caliber BMG with armor-piercing (tungsten core), explosive, and an incendiary component.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:11 | 626903 WaterWings
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For current civilian purposes that is definitely the top of the foodchain.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:33 | 626998 MarketTruth
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Go big or go home.

Speak softly and carry a big stick.

Reach out, reach out and 'touch' someone...

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:42 | 627024 1100-TACTICAL-12
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If it get's so bad we need that kind of hardware, lord we are big trouble. "I got a shotgun a rifle & a 4 wheel drive" (Hank Jr.)

A year of food for the kids & wife, shiney bars of silver & gold, All the ammo my safe will hold. Filters for water, bottles for beer, All I need is a moonshine still. (11 TAC 12)


Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:59 | 627447 Minion
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Think of the hardware in the hands of the insurgents in Mexico.....  will they stay put in an economic collapse?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:53 | 626505 hedgeless_horseman
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Our country's just-in-time supply chain for food works well, until it doesn't.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:46 | 626787 A Nanny Moose
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That and it doesn't deliver actual food.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:54 | 626826 Cognitive Dissonance
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Well, the system does deliver nicely packaged barely edible over salted nutritionally suspect "stuff" that passes for food in the average American kitchen. And they stack very nicely I might add.

I once heard that "real food" is not stackable and that this is the secret to a longer and healthier life. :>)

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:54 | 626507 tmosley
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Went to go buy sugar a few days ago, and found that the price had gone up 50% from when I last bought it at the start of the year.  I went ahead and bought 100 lbs.  Will probably buy another hundo or so next month.

And before you ask, my mother runs a small bakery and I was shopping for her.  She keeps 200 pounds of flour on hand at all times.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:05 | 626558 Internet Tough Guy
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Your enemies are the central banker, the ant, and the weevil.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:13 | 626601 tmosley
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Poison works surprisingly well against all of them.

As does stomping them to death, if found.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:42 | 626768 SheepDog-One
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Pump in some C02 before sealing up your storage bins. Hells comin.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:15 | 626615 Ricky Bobby
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Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:54 | 627071 Bolweevil
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come on, now you've gone too far. i don't even know tmosley.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:29 | 626979 FEDbuster
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I noticed butter is up about 25% in the past few months.  Wonder if that will show up in the CPI?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:36 | 627007 RobD
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Food and energy gets thrown out(to volatile doncha know). BS, they count the stuff you don't need and throw out the stuff you do.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 18:39 | 627557 FEDbuster
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It seems like the only consumer good measured is a can shaving cream (been about a $1. for thirty years).

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:42 | 627027 tmosley
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I've got 50 pounds in an old refrigerator in my storage building since my mother switched to oil.  I don't think I will ever buy butter again.  I might be convinced to sell you a stick of it for a silver dime.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 20:28 | 627801 espirit
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Wonderfull canned butter & cheese from New Zealand. Idef. storage for hot climates.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:55 | 626508 Gonzalo Lira
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Does Le Cirque have a deal like this?


If you can't have a decent meal with a fine wine and a good cigar, then there's no point resisting the Apocalypse. 



Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:57 | 626520 tmosley
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Wine and cigars keep naturally.  No need to freeze dry.

I prefer a nice bourbon myself, but to each his own.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:37 | 626739 panika2008
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Actually they don't. Wine, without changing the cork, keeps its good taste 3 years max (some brands less, down to 1yr). Not sure about cigars, from own experience back when I was smoking I wouldn't bet more than 5 years is possible even with *perfect* humidity and temperature control (and I mean *perfect*).

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:49 | 626804 tmosley
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What can I say?  I don't keep a lot of wine.  My bourbon is fine, even after a few years in the cabinet above the refrigerator.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:05 | 626875 Almost Solvent
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The screw top wine keeps better than cork.

And not a sign of cheap wine (anymore)!

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:51 | 626812 A Nanny Moose
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storage is key. Cork side down.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:56 | 626832 Cognitive Dissonance
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Are you talking women or wine? :p)

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 19:19 | 627663 spdrdr
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Or song?


Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:56 | 626511 firstdivision
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Nice to know that being prepared is just a one-stop shop away. 

<OT>Anyone check out Mosaic?  Freaking up 5% on missing earning last night. Can anyone tell me what is not priced into the market, well besides reality.</OT>

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:10 | 626587 Translational Lift
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Benny and the Jets buying anything and everything....................

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:57 | 626518 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Costco will not be a viable option once oil production moves to the backslide.  The food they sell takes petro-fertilizers and petro-pesticides to make, and then there is the shipping.  The "Biggest Loser" is going to be a lot easier to win once everyone is working on farms for real vs. farmville.  TV/Entertainment:  Conditioning minds since the dawn of "civilization". 

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:57 | 626521 Traianus Augustus
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I vote that Geithner is pestilence.  Larry Summers is Famine.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:57 | 627081 House Atreides
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Geithner definitely pestilence but Larry the Hut famine ? More like gluttony.


Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:12 | 626523 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thank you Bernanke - your actions have now lead people to believe you are the antichrist. We can't decide if Geithner is famine or pestilence.

Personally I believe there can be multiple Antichrists. Why narrow it down to just one when there are so many worthy candidates?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:18 | 626635 Dagny Taggart
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Because we must know what order to burn in effigy? Or to tell the voodoo lady?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:28 | 626700 Cognitive Dissonance
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<sigh> So may choices, so little time.

Do you voodoo?

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:34 | 626730 Dagny Taggart
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I've been known to sling a gypsy curse when miffed.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:23 | 626670 Cow
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I nominate my former wife

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:04 | 626526 nonclaim
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Some people don't have a sense of humor now... they won't have it later too, when there's no food on the table.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:59 | 626527 shushup
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"Bitchez" is now officially way way past over used.

Please stop.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:49 | 626801 Jasper M
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Overused, bi . . . oh, wait, sorry.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:54 | 626827 A Nanny Moose
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Is that even possible? Sometimes all you can do is laugh.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:32 | 626991 The Rock
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No, you shushup!  :-)

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 13:59 | 626530 mynhair
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Heck with this, get those 11K hats ready!

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:00 | 626533 Clark_Griswold ...
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you know we laugh at this but,

I was at Costco this morning and remember reading about these containers.

I asked someone there if they had any, and her reply was they sell out of those the day they put them on the floor.

Likewise and a bit O/T.... since the recall for Motrin (especially the kids version) and Tylenal a few months back we have not seen it anywhere.  anyone know whats going on with that.  Neither one has been back on the shelves for some time and we have been keeping an eye out for it...what was the reason for the recall???



Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:23 | 626675 -Michelle-
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Among the problems were higher than specified concentrations of active ingredients and the presence of tiny particles, the Food and Drug Administration said.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:45 | 626779 Clark_Griswold ...
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Thank You!

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:04 | 626870 A Nanny Moose
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"the presence of tiny particles"

Particles. That's not potentially ambiguous.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 17:37 | 627389 Sokhmate
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they're probably Bozone particles.. the same particles that make up the Bozone layer, a layer surrounding most Americans.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 18:29 | 627530 SilverIsKing
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I dunno why.  8 seemed right.  LOL

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 14:41 | 626755 WaterWings
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It's a waste of money if they store it within the city limits. They haven't thought it out. If people are out there, starving, looking for any way to fill their stomach, they will have it taken from them.

A healthy appearance will be a bad thing in the land of "need".

If you don't have plans for mutual, community protection you are better off spending it in Vegas.

At least put it in a storage unit in a rural community. Consider it insurance. It's even better than that.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:40 | 627020 RobD
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You want to be at least 300 miles away from any large city. The hoard will have a hard time getting that far even with a tank full of gas with the traffic jams(see Katrina). Of coarse if your stash is there and you have to be in the city you better panic first or you won't make it.

Tue, 10/05/2010 - 15:47 | 627048 WaterWings
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Bicycle and night travel if you're late.

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