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Old 03-12-2011, 10:57 AM
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Everything worth having on their website is sold out. Amazon sells the single serving entrées for about 2 bucks more than advertised in the official website. I'm looking for another place to buy Mountain House or the next best thing. If i go with MRE's ill just get them on base,they are lot cheaper than civilian mres.

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How are they available on base? Just curious as I didn't know if they are for sale.

Funny story about MREs. I had a bunch in storage and they were getting on in years. I asked a homeless shelter if they wanted them. They said they couldn't use them even though they were not past the expiration date. Go figure- they could have given one or two to each person and wouldn't have to feed them again for a day or two.

So I asked a Boy Scout leader and he grabbed them all. The scouts loved them on their camp trip.
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How are they available on base? Just curious as I didn't know if they are for sale.

Funny story about MREs. I had a bunch in storage and they were getting on in years. I asked a homeless shelter if they wanted them. They said they couldn't use them even though they were not past the expiration date. Go figure- they could have given one or two to each person and wouldn't have to feed them again for a day or two.

So I asked a Boy Scout leader and he grabbed them all. The scouts loved them on their camp trip.

When i went to combat readiness school we had to buy our own mres, I asked if they were available anytime for purchase. The Cadre said yeah he could hook us up. Also I could buy them from my unit.
I would have definitely taking he mres if the homeless shelter didnt want them
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I don't get the love affair with that overpriced place.
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Everything worth having on their website is sold out. Amazon sells the single serving entrées for about 2 bucks more than advertised in the official website. I'm looking for another place to buy Mountain House or the next best thing. If i go with MRE's ill just get them on base,they are lot cheaper than civilian mres.

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Last time I looked Emergency Essentials had quite a bit of Mountain House in stock.

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Where do you buy your longterm food preps?
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Go to
www.costco.com and type in the word "Emergency" and 67 items will appear...

Also at Walmart in the Sporting Goods section, MTN House is available with meals from $5-7 for a single package if that helps..
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Go to a restaurant supply and get an account. Get a DBA for 30 bucks at your county clerk if you have to have a business.

Better quality than supermarkets and prices can be less than half. For me Hamburger is $4 to $4.5 a # at the grocery and $1.89 at the supply. Meat alone will make it worth it.

Dehydrate and vac pac for a fraction of mountain house. 100# bag of rice $15.00 a 100# beans $9.00

You can get a years supply of food for $200.00 and then supplement. All in all a prepper HAS to have an account at their restaurant supply. It makes Sam's prices look like Trader Joes.

Of course check your prices so you don't get a suprise- they will sometimes have a bad price on things too.

Restaurant Depot is a decent one, not the cheapest- but lots of locations across the US and a website to find a close one. Sysco, and Ginsberg are two more- but not the cheapest. Some will even deliver.

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I was suggested costco and i found what I was looking for and more. Thanks for all your help.
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