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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Heads Up! New Food Shortage!

Greetings Me Droogs N Droogettes!
Bit of a heads up.  Augason Farms, a competitor and slightly less pricey version of Mountain House has ceased production for the next 90 days due to 'supply line disruption' i.e. ain't no food available for them to freeze dry and make the vittles.  Now, not sure but the YewToob viday from a chick called AlaskaGranny has the lowdown and letter she was sent.

I went to their website and there's a notice: 

"Due to an extremely high order volume through all sales channels we are currently not able to receive any orders through our web site. "

So yepper they're out.  For 90 days.  Now, to some that sounds like a "Meh." situation, and for a lot of people it is.  However, that's three months and a LOT can happen is three months.  And IF things go to "Sporky" that's a problem, and the issue is going to be local local AND local.  It's funny because not fifteen minutes BEFORE I found out about this, Sapper came is to ask my opinion of whether to buy some new clothes (his wardrobe is either Carhartt workwear for his job or basic bachelor "I don't give a fuck" t-shirt and shorts) so's he can look a bit more civilized outside of the usual 'bachelor scrub look'.  So his question:  New clothes or use the extra bucks to get MOR Mountain House up at Wally World.

He was up there the other day and said that the "Good" Wally World (in the nice part of town, and mostly Whypeepo live there) had a fully stocked selection of the Mountain House meal pouches, as well as the "Weekend Adventure" boxes that have 6 meals, 4 main entrée and 2 breakfast for $40.  Told him that I wasn't sure but that he does need some better duds for the rare occasion we hit the bar for a beer or three.  Then I saw the poast on the food sit-rep.

15 minutes later I had showered dressed and hit the Walmart with him.  We cleaned out the Mountain House as far as the budget would let him.  Me?  I plan on payday of re-hitting it IF it gets restocked, and if the "Good" Wally World is still oot, then we'll hit the two that're in "Muh Diversity" locations.  It's not the people per se, but the selection there is really shitty at BOTH places, and usually never gets a restock.  But he added it to 'the house food' which I keep in a medical DotMil equipment box.
With MREs included (12 meals) and a bunch of them steaks and other dehydrated goodies, that's about 45-50 pounds of Mountain House ALL in the pouch variants and flavors.  Only flavor that we're heavy on is the Beef Stroganoff... I fucking love that stuff.  I have a pile of the MH "Pro-pack" ones as well as they're waaay compact like a LURP and smaller so's to be better on patrol in the ruck and whatnot.  One pouch is one light meal for two people. So that box represents at least a month of grub.  Maybe more maybe less.  Now with DumBunny and GranBebe#2 onboard for a while, file it under "less".  I need to unload it completely and re-inventory and get that listed on the box top, as well as portions.

The case I can't recommend enough.  I have two I shipped home for the price of mailing from Affy.  They have 10 locks (all intact on mine), perfect rubber seals and wheels.  And it holds a PILE of food.  Plus the interlock when you stack them together on the roof of the Putt-Putt on the roof racks.  Then a cargo strap and nice, weatherproof, waterproof and almost indestructible.  When emptied, fill them with sand for a nice bullet stopper.

So, wanted to give y'all a heads up.  Other observations at the "Good" Wally World was that it was full-to-overflowing with 'stuff'  Meats were good, hell they had Gatorade, not all flavors but it WAS in stock unlike Publix.  All sorts of shitpaper and the only thing I noticed which was amiss was the aisles in this place were chockablock full of still-in-the-shipping boxes... like WAITING to go on the shelves.  TONS of shytte Aye... whoever is running that particular store obviously knows WTF is going on, and took precautions to have TONS of extras on hand to put on the shelves.

So, More Later I Remain The Intrepid Reporter
Big Country




14 comments:

  1. The website also says they are focused on suppling their big vendors, Amazon still has a bunch of their stuff in stock so I it kind of looks like they just aren't doing direct orders for now from their website.

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  2. BCE~ I hope this day finds you and yours well. The extra rations are good. A person can never have enough food, water or ammo. As to your son's clothing, I would recommend start at the skin and go out. New undershirts, skivvies, various socks and sweat pants and jackets, and shoes/boots. Any personal products. Same for the Ladies in your life. That time of month with nothing at hand or in the store will NOT be fun. Life has taken a detour into Bizzaro World and the better prepared along with some small comforts, maybe for some it wont be as hellish.
    Red

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  3. Amazon still has a lot of the individual cans of freeze dried stuff, but none of the one month pails. And some of it carries an unbelievable markup.

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  4. If you live in the more diverse neighborhoods, I'd bet that things like toothpaste, "woman's products" and laundry soap are in short supply. Seems like thieves have been stealing these products and reselling them on Amazon and other seller's web sites.

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  5. Does the milbox have a name or number?

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    1. I had the same question - found it as US Military Surplus Hardigg Medical Chest 33x21x21. Same handles, locks, wheels, etc. Out of stock at Sportsman's Guide, $190 at Ebay. Don't know about local surplus stores.

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  6. Still plenty of product at grocery stores here in Winterfell(North ID). With the Mountain House, or Augason, you will need WATER. Make sure you have your British Berky or other system squared away. We use the dehydrated as back-up. Our primary source right now is frozen meat and veggies. When EMP hits, that will be eaten first, followed by stocks of canned goods. The main idea with all of these preps is to have a plan. I still see way too many clueless sheeple, Normies, cucks, and shambling, texting, slack-jawed, mouth-breathing, vacant-eyed, brain-dead, vaping Mall Zombies out and about. The culling will be horrific. Bleib ubrig. DWEEZIL THE WEASEL.

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    1. Here in Wyoming, right next to the MH meals at Wally World are 3 or 4 different Sawyer water filters, and in the plumbing supplies are kitchen water filters. I believe there are even kits to make your own drip system with buckets, a cheap Birkey substitute.
      It's staggering the amount of denial from normies when I try to explain what's coming, they still hope things will get better, rather than facing reality and rolling up their sleeves to prepare. Fuk'm, you can't help the stupid. They're the exact reason there's a culling.

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  7. During the last buying panic, the local Mexicans bought up everything they could as far as toilet paper, etc. The Mexicans are famous for continuous garage sales. Of marked up toilet paper, etc.

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    1. Not just Mexicans. Here in a major metropolitan Texas city, it's the Asian immigrants who buy up everything. I was picking up some more of the 16 oz propane cannisters for the Mr. Heater just in case - propane price has risen 45% since Jan and the cost on Amazon is over $98 for a dozen (over $8 for one). Walmart still has two for $7.37. Asian Walmart worker asked why I was buying, and then cleared the shelf - bought all the rest - himself. And he'll tell all his cousins too.

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  8. local sam's was devoid of paper products. they had plenty of food, yet had limits on canned veggies. now this is harvest season and the supply should be overflowing for some time, yet the limits. hmmm.... so i go to lowes, puke/choke, and they have tacks of toilet paper n paper towels sky high. hmmm. me thinks this "supply chain broke" is bullshit. its broke on purpose. and yeah, i dropped 500 bucks at sam's to plus-up the stack o' goods. more goods is gooder.

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  9. My county has three Walmarts. A "good" one, a "diverse" one, and one in the middle. The "good" shoppers may also visit the one in the middle. The "diverse" shoppers may also. But never would one of the "diverse" shoppers step into the "good" Walmart, or vice versa.

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  10. Pelican makes that case and it only costs $1300. I think I'll stick to Rubbermaid. https://www.grainger.com/product/PELICAN-Medical-Chest-12A014

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  11. As much cash as you put out, you could have just bought a freeze dryer. Or a freezer and solar backup.

    Guy I was over in Kuwait with. Told me canned all his long term stuffs. As in those metal cans. He got one of those little garden sheds, and insulated it to the extreme. He stuck a little 450 watt air conditioner in it set as low as it can go. He reports that it stays a comfortable 50ish degrees in florida and he saw very little effect on his bill.

    There are bettter options than the fancy high speed stuffs.

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