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Get Your Emergency Food Now! . . .Errr . . . in 160 Days and In Multiple Shipments!

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posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 10:49 PM
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Wow, talk about a sign of the times. I saw this disclaimer on a leading survival food supplier and it really made me think "What the hell is going on?" No mention here at all of the Japan quake or the like, but instead, political and economic concerns. What really got me is the mention of a 160 day fulfillment of your first shipment and even then your order will be shipped in installments of the whole. They must really be backed up. Maybe their is some truth behind rumors of massive stockpiling going on and if so . . . for what?


***CURRENT INVENTORY UPDATE AS OF 03/20/11*** All Mountain House & Nitro-Pak food storage #10 cans are in EXTREMELY HIGH DEMAND due to national & world current economic uncertainty and inflation fears. With this increase in demand, our food order processing times have greatly increased also. As Mountain House’s leading distributor, we are receiving HUGE shipments WEEKLY to fill our customer orders, but demand exceeds the available supply. Most Mountain House dealers have been been cut off & receive no food, period. Supplies are VERY SCARCE. Like Disneyland, the line is long but still slowly moving. Please be patient. This is a line you do not want to get out of! IMPORTANT: We want you to clearly understand that your unit WILL come in multiple shipments and NOT ALL AT ONE TIME.


Source:
Nitro-Pak Preparedness Center, Inc.

And just for a few more giggles . . . click on the little blue link above that statement on the page (or here below) and there is even more information on this shortage:

Click-Why the long processing time?

edit on 20-3-2011 by nonnez because: Title




posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:00 PM
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25 yrs they have been doing this?
My guess is that it is a dude and his wife working out of a trailer in the New Mexico desert.
1000 orders would back him up a year.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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It is not just them. It is all of them.

www.patriotfood.com...


Emergency Food Panic
March 1, 2011
Big John Lipscomb

I have been in the preparedness business for a while now and I have never seen such a run on dehydrated and freeze dried food as there is right now. Every preparedness food company, including us are running at least three weeks behind and that delay will only increase over the next several weeks. I would not be surprised to see a delay of 8 weeks before the end of May 2011.

We had to hire several new employees this week just to keep from falling further behind than 3 weeks. I have double checked with all the competitors and found that they too are running almost a month behind.

Rumors are flooding the preparedness industry that the big company- Mountain House is about to cease selling to the general public because they have a federal government contract to stock up food for a coming economic collapse late Spring or early summer.
If the general public knew how much emergency food was being sold or how many people are buying it, you'd know how serious the situation is right now. Production is running 24/7 and it cannot keep up with demand. One reason is that many pastors have finally awakened and are encouraged church members to stock up food supplies for tribulation- (see Middle East situation).



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:07 PM
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MH was really busy a year ago but demand has exceeded production. Just like there are more members coming to ATS, people are waking up more and more. It's not a bad idea to get your order on que if you are want to have some preparations before it really becomes a real cluster. While you are waiting for that, learning some old time skills would be a good idea as well. Spring is on and you can do yourself some good spending time outdoors to experiment with off grid living. Recently I've been cooking more with cast iron cookware and alternate heat sources. It's been really nice and my kids like it too.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:10 PM
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I should start off with, I am not trying to discredit the poster. Stocking food is always a good plan. If the grocery stores go down for even a month, it could mean disaster.

To all of you ATS members out there who want to stock up, but either dont have the extra cash, or dont have the excuses needed to convince your family that your not paranoid: buy a dehydrator, and may maybe learn to can food.

If you hunt a little, you can find decent recipe books at a second hand book store. Most of the really useful ones are older anyways.

Learning how to preserve your own food is incredibly valuable. Not to mention, if you buy 1000 RDEs, and then SHTF, and the company goes under, how are you going to provide for your family? I dont think its necessary to move to the sticks and start a commune, but certain skills will be an asset. Learn how to make your own pasta, bread, instant soups, etc.

Worst case scenario: You learn a couple of new skills, while providing friends and family with homemade goods. Nobodies gonna laugh at homemade pickles, trust me.

Best case scenario: You learn a skill that will put you in a good place if S*** goes down. It doesnt matter how much you stock up, if some yahoo shows up with a gun.



Stuff can be stolen, skills will last your lifetime.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:10 PM
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If there is any indicator of times to come I would have to say that these would have to rank fairly high on the list. There is, and seems to have been, an exceptional increase in demand. This is just one more item to add to my scales of judgment for/against the reality of an upcoming event!



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:12 PM
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I don't think it's wise to wait for a shipment that may never come in time. I work in the foodservice industry, and although I have no proof that I can legally post here, I can say that food prices are poised to jump considerably at any time. Distributors have been holding off on a price increase to maintain consumer confidence. Once the markets are forced to increase price to cover costs, we are in for a run everywhere. By what you can now, because the MRE's may not come or will be so expensive you cant afford it.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:15 PM
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I authored a thread that deals with food, conservation, blah blah. Very useful if it fits your needs. Don't rely on corporate food vendors.

A Chef's Guide To 2012



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:15 PM
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I would have to agree with you. Preserving your own is the only way to go . . . as long as you follow directions to do it right. I was not trying to promote emergency food purchases in any way, only trying to point out what I saw when I was checking it out for myself. I think I will opt for canned/package food and the like from the grocery store though and a decent supply of some good multi-vitamins. This stuff from the survival supply stores is way overpriced IMO. Anyhow, back on track, what does it all mean? . . . what does it all mean? . . . this is the question to ask yourself.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:19 PM
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If you go to Mountain House's website they say they are NOT under gov't contract. So are the prepper websites fear-mongering or is Mountain House spreading dis-info?

www.mountainhouse.com...


Dear Valued Customers:

In response to the recent concern of FEMA purchasing Mountain House products:
FEMA posted the following RFI (Request for Information) on 1-20-2011. In the RFI, FEMA was asking for information for 14M/day for 10 days. They then withdrew the RFI on 1-27-11. The RFI is a request for information only. It is not an order. In addition, this RFI was never sent to Mountain House. This is to confirm that Mountain House is not supplying FEMA or any other Government agency with Mountain House #10 cans or pouches.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procures and stores pre-packaged commercial meals to support readiness capability for immediate distribution to disaster survivors routinely. The purpose of this Request for Information is to identify sources of supply for meals in support of disaster relief efforts based on a catastrophic disaster event within the New Madrid Fault System for a survivor population of 7M to be utilized for the sustainment of life during a 10-day period of operations.
As you know we have removed #10 cans from our website temporarily. The reason for this is sales of #10 cans have continued to increase. OFD is allocating as much production capacity as possible to this market segment, but we must maintain capacity for our other market segments as well.
Currently we are able to meet demand for Mountain House pouches and most of these products are still available for purchase on our website. We do have a small number of dealers that we will continue to make and ship #10 cans to and you will need to contact them directly to place an order. For a list of dealers, please contact us at MH-Info@ofd.com
We expect this situation to be necessary for several months although this isn’t a guarantee. We will update this information as soon as we know more. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience. We sincerely hope you will continue to be Mountain House customers in the future.


- mike
edit on 20-3-2011 by subversivemike because: spelling



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:19 PM
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Don't worry about buying this stuff. Since it is so back ordered, go get regular canned food now.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by starshift
MH was really busy a year ago but demand has exceeded production. Just like there are more members coming to ATS, people are waking up more and more. It's not a bad idea to get your order on que if you are want to have some preparations before it really becomes a real cluster. While you are waiting for that, learning some old time skills would be a good idea as well. Spring is on and you can do yourself some good spending time outdoors to experiment with off grid living. Recently I've been cooking more with cast iron cookware and alternate heat sources. It's been really nice and my kids like it too.


I agree with the learning of old-time skills. There are so many people now that do not know how to cook in a kitchen let-alone over a camp fire, camp stove, or the like. I think many people will have a very rude awakening that reaches far beyond the realm of the loss of simple comforts if/when the SHTF.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:25 PM
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...or maybe they are taking a line from other industry and scaring you into wanting what they have. I know if I ran a business like that a little note like that would probably do wonders for me. Still though it does seem like people are waking up and events seem to be exponentially speeding up (quakes storms wars ect...) Not to mention we are again closing in on another end of the world date (like in 2000). I would bet these type of businesses had the same problems then as well. Bet the bomb shelter/bunker building guys are doing well too just like in 2000. All I know is MREs are nasty I got seeds and I know how to hunt and scavenge I don't want to be stuck in one place if the # hits the fan. How many scenarios have we seen in the movies and talked about that seem safe to be pinned down to one place. So if your on the move how can you carry all that crap...you can't and would probably have it all stolen from you anyway. Just sayin guys...



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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Depends on who's story you believe. They "say" this now but they cut loose a ton of "authorized distributors" back in December.
www.americanpreppersnetwork.net...

" Due to our obligation to fufill a contract with the United States Government, We regret to inform our distributors and retailers that. Due to the size of the contract we will not be able to take or fill any other orders until this contract is filled. We are sorry for any inconvinences this causes. It is our hopes to have this contract filled and to be able to again begin taking non-government orders again sometime in mid or late march. Again we apologize for any problems this may cause.


They continue to say that they appreciate our business and hope to continue to.............

groups.google.com...

Gov signs 10-year contract with Mountain House Foods, largest survival food producer in U.S., to absorb 99% of their production for the next 10 years.


From: Gary Jacobucci [mailto:jaco...@citlink.net]
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2011 11:09 PM
Subject: Darwinian socialism: Gov signs 10-year contract with Mountain House Foods, largest survival food producer in U.S., to absorb 99% of their production for the next 10 years.

According to Joel Skousen, editor of World Affairs Brief, the Federal Government has just signed a 10-year contract with Mountain House Foods, the largest survival food producer in the U.S., to absorb 99% of their production for the next 10 years. Prior to this, the U.S. government had been purchasing 10% of their production.

Added to the burden of credit of American citizenry, this is purchased and stored under the ‘continuity of government’ idea – which translates that it is not for you and me, but for whomever the central banking cartel decides is worth keeping alive.

I’ve brought food storage up to the Elko County Local Emergency Planning Committee, but have found that DHS money is only provided for crowd control training and anti-terrorist technology.

Aside from that, the idea is generally scoffed at among the heads of emergency services.

Amazingly, when we were shown the list of potential terrorist targets to be concerned with, public utilities were not listed.

As usual, I was the only one to point out this was unacceptable.

- Gary



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:31 PM
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That is strange. I would have to say that an extremely large purchase, private or government, would no doubt be kept fairly confidential as to not advertise the presence of large reserves to be pillaged and to avoid any sort of panic. I would think that falsifying availability for the sake of raising prices and/or public concern would be illegal some how and at the very least this fraudulent behavior could get out and damage their reputation . . . but who knows?



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by infolurker
reply to post by nonnez
 


Don't worry about buying this stuff. Since it is so back ordered, go get regular canned food now.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


Thank you, that looks like very useful information and it is appreciated. I had been contemplating different ways of storing dry goods and this looks like the answer.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:40 PM
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well first off, don't ever waste your money on survival mail order foods. go to the grocery store and buy bags of rice and dry beans , corn meal and seasonings, then pack them in 5 gallon plastic buckets with a desiccant then vacuum seal your buckets. $100 bill buys a whole lotta rice and beans



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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I wouldn't go as far as calling this a marketing gimmick or rabble rousing, but I've seen this email/letter/announcement over and over again since the early nineties. "get it now, no telling how much longer we can ship it, since FEMA/US Gov. is placing huge orders, as we speak."



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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I have looked at these site periodically in the past for camping, curiosity, and such and I do not ever remember seeing notices (or anything similar) such as the ones above. I am not discounting your observation, only saying that I have not seen anything quite like those.



posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 12:20 AM
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Most of the freeze dried stuff taste like crap anywho. Canned meats, canned beans, affordable and they will keep you alive! Better to be prepared than hungry.




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