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    I was sitting here reading a lot of post yesterday and this early am and was wondering if when I get back to work and making some money about calling some of the supply places and see if they give a discount for bulk, I mean like pallets of stuff for a good discount.

    Reason being is some of the places aren't far away from NC, and I have a full size truck and 12 enclosed trailer, and well for the price of fuel it would be worth it to go get it, come back and distribute it all out at a meeting place for us to agree on.
    Just an idea I am sure some of you have had also.

    Just like yesterday I was looking at lehmans website and the shipping on a wood cooking stove was like $255, I know it wont take more than a tank there and back costing me at tops $160 with just my truck, if I tow the trailer it drops a little more, but at most it would add another tank at around 65-80$ depending on where I fuel up.

    Like I said, it is an idea I have had since I have a truck to do it with and trailer, and like some of you not a lot of the supply's I need to support my family if something were to happen.
    Maybe it is worth it, maybe not??

    Right now I guess I am thinking out loud to see what others think of the idea, maybe some of you have talked with these suppliers?

    It would be great for everyone to put in their two cents to see what you think.

  • #2
    It sounds like a great idea if we can get an idea of what we need & arrange a group purchase with some companies.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by barkingowl View Post
      It sounds like a great idea if we can get an idea of what we need & arrange a group purchase with some companies.
      I'll be glad to help work that up. I was just thinking about it yesterday, funny you should mention it. I'm trying to get a quantity of 55 gallon barrels, and got a list of names from this group who are interested in them. I told the contact at the distributor I'd call back end of Feb to see if he had any (they sent all he could get, to the inaugauration for recycle bins).

      What is everyone intersested in? Bulk items?

      Woodstove
      canned goods?
      wheat?
      rice
      flour
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      • #4
        Wheat is something that I have a hard time finding here in NC. The wheat itself is not to much, but shipping is killer.
        Small town redneck from NC

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        • #5
          well you can take a 55 gal drum and put a job site trash bag in it and fill it with wheat I would think.
          Now if you did that with a pickup full of drums and went to a drying mill to get the wheat....................
          Buddy did that in Mich for dear corn...going to the mill I mean, I remember it was stupid cheap for a trailer load.


          http://www.ncwheatmontanacoop.com/or...e78214e31e6305
          lol, check this out
          Last edited by Cowboyup65; 02-23-2009, 07:23 PM.

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          • #6
            Quick thought. I was up at my dads vineyard this weekend. 7 wood flour barrels, with lids of course, just to keep field rats out. Now I get these heavy ply trash bags. (like at your office with the big, big cans) We read of Shrink wrap and velum', kylar, kivlar.. shoot! The bag is the protector, Containe, containe and support. I can place alot of sugar in these barrels. Even in the packages as I purchased. And most of the bad things and purity can be addressed. Some products do not to be sealed for the '100 year' thingy. 4 or 10 will do just fine. (keep in a cool dry place) Wheat.. Da, you are correct. It was once grown here in "preserverance gardens" and farms.. It can grow here again, there is just no money in it. All of the the old "flour mills" became grit mills of corn. We will just have to trade with other links in the chain. On a colony level 50 to a 100. 7 to 10 acres will serve. Close?.. but in a good year more than enough.
            "And with a collection of minds and talent, they survived"

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            • #7
              Cowboyup65,

              Howdy, Cowboyup65!

              Speaking for myself and my own logistical solutions, when I get up enough money, I plan to make auctions one of my routes of first resort for both everyday and Survivalist/Prepper items. (By 'auctions,' I mean auctions in the physical world, not eBay, which I am boycotting, but that is another thread entirely.)

              Estate auctions are probably your best bet for things like woodstoves, tractors, farm implements, firearms, and ammo. Wholesale auctions could be a possible good source for mass quantity preparedness items like first-aid kits, rope, tarp, tools, and sometimes even food.

              (For example, I saw in the IWANNA paper a month or so back an auction at a food distributor which included lots of frozen items. Although most frozen items wouldn't be a first choice for a Survivalist/Prepper, if you could smoke, jerk, or can frozen beef, pork, mutton, poultry, or fish, you might just have a deal with something like that.)

              If you'd like to find out more about auctions, here are two links you might like:

              IWANNA-Online Classified Newspaper--The home of fully free personal classified advertising.
              http://www.iwanna.com/

              (This weekly paper has many auctions and auctioneers listed, along with free classifieds, and serves big areas of NC, SC, and East Tennessee. A Friend of mine affectionately calls IWANNA "The Redneck's Wall Street Journal." :D )

              Auction Zip--Live Auction Locator--Find Auctions Anywhere
              http://www.auctionzip.com

              (This free Web Site will help you find auctions nearest to you with the search engine at the top of the page. The results will be displayed on a calendar page, with the number of auctions and their locations linked within the day blocks of the calendar page. And you can go back or forward for many months to see what auctions have already taken place and what auctions are to come. An excellent tool for both auctioneers and auction customers alike!)
              "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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              • #8
                Thanks for the links Unbound!

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                • #9
                  +1 for the iwanna, get it every week. there are always good deals, just have to look around a bit. sorry to go off topic.
                  Sometimes I wonder if I could live my entire life being the neutral, all observant being. The gray man. We’ll see.

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                  • #10
                    I used to get it too, but doesn't help when no money to buy anything.
                    I see they charge for online too, only lets you see there is an add there then goes nowhere till you pay. (IWANNA)

                    I found this Montana grain link last night up in my last post. and see they have drop off points around R/D in NC, and greensboro, which is you go get alot at one time for me the trip would be worth it for a 50# bag at around 17$, wife figures you get 3 loaves of bread out of 5 pds of store flour, plus if your like me and love sourdough, you don't need yeast (do I EVER love sourdough), and I bet this world be easy to make sourdough from as the wheat is more intact.

                    I do appreciate the links and info TheUnboundOne, I am Really appreciating this web forum with so many members close to home.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Cowboyup65 View Post
                      plus if your like me and love sourdough, you don't need yeast (do I EVER love sourdough), and I bet this world be easy to make sourdough from as the wheat is more intact.
                      Oh!!! How I love sourdough....
                      Ok, back on the subject.

                      I have been looking for barrels myself up here and not to easy to come buy. You should see the looks I get when I ask for a Bung wrench...LOL
                      Always looking for other preps.

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                      • #12
                        I love the idea of stockpiling for sure. My issue is I'd hate to start doing that now since I live in Central Illinois and not that far from Chicago or Peoria. If I start stockpiling I'll be far from any big cities. OR..........go ahead and start and just buy a trailer or box truck and then move. What a novel idea. Hmmmm.......
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cowboyup65 View Post
                          I used to get it too, but doesn't help when no money to buy anything.
                          I see they charge for online too, only lets you see there is an add there then goes nowhere till you pay. (IWANNA)

                          I found this Montana grain link last night up in my last post. and see they have drop off points around R/D in NC, and greensboro, which is you go get alot at one time for me the trip would be worth it for a 50# bag at around 17$, wife figures you get 3 loaves of bread out of 5 pds of store flour, plus if your like me and love sourdough, you don't need yeast (do I EVER love sourdough), and I bet this world be easy to make sourdough from as the wheat is more intact.

                          I do appreciate the links and info TheUnboundOne, I am Really appreciating this web forum with so many members close to home.
                          What is the link to the Montana Gain?
                          Small town redneck from NC

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                          • #14
                            it seems to be a Co-Op type of deal where it is brought to NC and picked up by those that order it, it showed a price of $17.00 for a 50# bag of wheat
                            Last edited by Cowboyup65; 02-27-2009, 09:53 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Cowboyup65,

                              I almost totally forgot: There is a store in Charlotte called--of all things, for us Survivalists and Preppers--The Nut House. :D

                              In addition to mass-quantities of nuts, candies, dry fruits, and other specialty foods, The Nut House also sells mass quantities of barley, oats, rice, specialty rices, rye, wheat, and granolas.

                              Here is the Web Site of The Nut House's corporate owners and the address and phone numbers in Charlotte, NC:

                              Tropical Foods
                              http://www.tropicalfoods.com

                              The Nut House
                              Charlotte
                              Sales Manager: David Hicks
                              1100 Continental Blvd.
                              PO Box 7507
                              Charlotte NC 28241
                              704.588-0400
                              800.438-4470
                              704.588-3092 (fax)

                              They also have The Nut House in Atlanta, Columbus, and Memphis.

                              I hope all of this information is helpful and gives a new rise to your sourdough.

                              :)
                              "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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