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Old 09-14-2010, 10:20 PM
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Sam's has joined Costco in adding "Emergency food" to their website.

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Large numbers of Americans all over the country are becoming more aware of their need of emergency food storage. Storing food for your family is one of the most prudent actions you will ever take to protect your loved ones. Many natural and man-made events can cause interruptions in the food supply chain: be prepared!
http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/ca...goryId=1340121

So how mainstream is food storage becoming?

Does anyone know anything about the brand Sam's is carrying?

Are they going to carry it in the stores?
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I think Sams Club is Wal-marts warehouse store. I have a second cousin that works for wal-mart and he has privileges at Sams as a result. So wal-mart might be right behind it. My info could be wrong so don't quote me.

In my area there is a store called Winco. Very good prices there and I understand that they just started selling food grade buckets and gamma lids. I haven't made a Winco/Costco run in a few weeks so I haven't checked.

Yes, I think prepping is becoming mainstream. I see it more and more as time goes on. I think folks are scared about the economy. And of course, there is that 2012 thingy...
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I was looking at that a couple months ago and was wondering if anyone had tried the food to see if it was worth it?
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On the level it looks OK if someone is a vegetarian. I am a meat eater so it wouldn't be much for me.
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I think Sams Club is Wal-marts warehouse store. I have a second cousin that works for wal-mart and he has privileges at Sams as a result. So wal-mart might be right behind it. My info could be wrong so don't quote me.

In my area there is a store called Winco. Very good prices there and I understand that they just started selling food grade buckets and gamma lids. I haven't made a Winco/Costco run in a few weeks so I haven't checked.

Yes, I think prepping is becoming mainstream. I see it more and more as time goes on. I think folks are scared about the economy. And of course, there is that 2012 thingy...
Yes, Sam's Club is part of WalMart. It's a play off of the founders name Sam Walton. I'll have to pop over to my local Sam's Club & see if any of it is in the store or not.
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momma, I've been planning a switch to Costco even though it's farther away. I need some things though, so I can make a stop at Sam's and see if there's anything noticable in the local store.
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momma, I've been planning a switch to Costco even though it's farther away. I need some things though, so I can make a stop at Sam's and see if there's anything noticable in the local store.
I wish we had a Costco here in Arkansas. Perhaps they won't build one here because of Walmart world HQ being here in Arkansas. I'd certainly like to have a choice.
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This is interesting, even though the page is forbidden on my end. I wonder if they have a 24 pack of M.R.E.'s? lol
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The page comes up for me, and it does say "not available for pickup in my local store" when I browse the items, but what the page says, and what my store has often differs. I did not see MREs, but an unfamiliar brand (read Sam's/Walmart brand) #10 cans of freeze dried and and kit stuff. Veggies, fruits, meat substitutes, powdered dairy products, powdered dairy substitute, etc.
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Shipping is ridiculous. I had two 6-can cases in my cart totaling $128 and they want $38 to ship. They're crazy. Where's the "pick up from local store" option? I'm not paying that membership fee for my health.
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Thank you all for replying. I am three hours from a Costco and two hours from a Sam's, so I can't just pop over to look. I was at Sam's two weeks ago and there wasn't any in the store.

I did order some items from Costco, including a 55 gallon water barrel, seed banks, their 6 pack of cheese in #10 cans, and their butter, shortening and egg 6 pack. The shipping was included in the price so there was no surprises.

I think maybe we should launch a e-mail campaign and request these items to be at least available for "in store pick up."
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Shipping is ridiculous. I had two 6-can cases in my cart totaling $128 and they want $38 to ship. They're crazy. Where's the "pick up from local store" option? I'm not paying that membership fee for my health.
Wow, that is a lot.

I did figure out I could order the cans cheaper from Costco then I could directly from the supplier. I will have to check that with Sam's.

I noticed that they have the Moo milk. It has scored higher in the taste tests and reviews than other powdered milks, but it still looks unaffordable for my huge family. I guess I will be sticking with re packaging Wal-mart brand. At least I know it is made in the US and not China.
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The prices for some of the stuff is very cheap. The 2 pack of #10 cans of whole eggs are $22.82 and that price is almost the same for only one #10 can of the same thing from other places. I noticed the strawberries are cheaper also for a 2 pack.
I know that when you shop at walmart.com, some of the items can be shipped to your local walmart so you can pick them up. I haven't looked to see if it's possible with these products.
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Wow, that is a lot.

I did figure out I could order the cans cheaper from Costco then I could directly from the supplier. I will have to check that with Sam's.

I noticed that they have the Moo milk. It has scored higher in the taste tests and reviews than other powdered milks, but it still looks unaffordable for my huge family. I guess I will be sticking with re packaging Wal-mart brand. At least I know it is made in the US and not China.
Actually $19. a case for heavy cases isn't that bad. It's been a long long time since $3. shipped anything.

This is why the $5. can of whole corn costs $12. each with "free shipping" from some of the "free shipping" scam companies. They factor the shipping costs into the price. It's not "free." For a case of 6, your overpaying $42. but hey your getting "free" or "one price" shipping, so people fall for that like crazy!!

So you can pay actual shipping and pay a good price per can, or you can fall for the suckers trick of "free shipping" on drastically marked up individual cans.

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Has anyone found the items in the Sam's Club or Costco stores?
I haven't had any luck, but I'd be very happy if I could get Gamma lids and #10 cans in the stores.
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ha. Not likely around here! I keep reading on boards where people get huge bags of beans and such and theres none of that stuff here.
Around here, their idea of preparedness is a firstaid kit and flashlights! LMBO!!!
I think I would have to sit down if I saw gamma lids and #10 cans in a store here! LOL LOL!
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I have never seen a bag of beans at my Sam's club, I imagine the stores in rural areas carry different items then those in metropolitan areas. I highly doubt they will ever carry any of this survival food in #10 cans in the retail stores.
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Our local store has red beans only. I have never seen a different type. Usually when the local grocery stores run sales they are cheaper then Sams.
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These are dang good prices. I will check out our local store here and see if they stock it.
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I think Sams Club is Wal-marts warehouse store. I have a second cousin that works for wal-mart and he has privileges at Sams as a result. So wal-mart might be right behind it. My info could be wrong so don't quote me.

In my area there is a store called Winco. Very good prices there and I understand that they just started selling food grade buckets and gamma lids. I haven't made a Winco/Costco run in a few weeks so I haven't checked.

Yes, I think prepping is becoming mainstream. I see it more and more as time goes on. I think folks are scared about the economy. And of course, there is that 2012 thingy...
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I didn't know about Winco. Thanks for the info. I have one of those stores in my area and will be checking it out to see what they have.
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