All of the guns and ammo in the world won’t do you much good if you starve to death. Although, I realize that if the “stuff” ever hits the fan there are going to be a few knuckleheads who will say, “I’ll use my guns to commandeer food.” But I think most people are good, decent human beings and won’t resort to criminal activity.
So if you’re like me and have plenty of guns and ammo in your house (don’t tell my wife I admitted that) I want to share with you a simple way to have plenty of food storage too.
You see, I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon.) And whatever people think about my religion, you have to admit we have our act together when it comes to food storage. Growing up, my family always had a year’s supply of food and my wife and I currently have a year’s supply too.
The big myth about having a year’s supply of food storage is that the only purpose is for an end of the world scenario. However, I know plenty of people who’ve gone through tough economic times and ended up living off their year’s supply until they were able to find jobs.
So let me get to the secret of building up your food storage:
Many people are unaware that the Mormon Church has canneries all around the country. You can go to these canneries and get your food storage for an incredibly low price. And the best part is, anyone can go. It doesn’t matter if you’re Mormon or not.
Here’s how it works. First, you need to find out if there is a cannery close to your house. Here’s a link to all of the canneries in the U.S.
Once you find a cannery you need to give them a call to find out their hours. The cannery I go to is open on Wednesday and Thursday. Now, here’s the catch to being able to get food at such a great price. In order to purchase from the cannery, you have to volunteer one hour of time at the cannery.
Just last Thursday I went to the cannery and worked from 5-6. After I had done my hour I purchased 18 cans of wheat and 18 cans of flour. You’re only allowed to buy a total of 36 cans per hour you work at my local cannery to make sure there’s enough for everyone to purchase. If you want more, you simply have to work another hour.
Also, the work is very easy. Remember the intro to Laverne and Shirley? That’s what it’s like. When I was there I was on an assembly line filling cans with pasta and rice. It’s easy work and to be able to get 36 cans (the # 10 size) at less than $4 a can, when other places sell the same food for two to three times as much, I’ll be more than happy to volunteer one hour for a good cause.
So even if you’re not Mormon, don’t let that scare you away. The canneries are a great resource for everyone and probably one of the cheapest and easiest ways to build up a year’s supply of food.
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