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Old 03-18-2011, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by crazyme4878 View Post
According to all my sources, you do (or be accompanied by one). It isn't a store in the sense that they are there to make a profit. And it isn't put out there like a Safeway where anyone can walk in at any time. Perhaps each cannery is different.
I've been researching the canneries for a long time, thinking about going to one. From what I gather, the rules are thus: "Wet canneries" I am led to believe that you almost always have to be with a member. The dry canneries, the rule is different at each location and is somewhat up to their discretion.

I've read of a lot of preparers (and watched on YouTube) who went there not being members (politely calling first to broach the question of whether you have to bring a member to escort you) and had no problem. But I've also read of persons who tried to go to their local one and were rebuffed, being told that they had to go with a member.

Also, anyone can order the supplies online/by mail. That one is a definite. Don't need to call for approval for that. The cost is a bit more, and the selection is a bit more limited than if you went there in person....but it's still reasonable. The web page for the online ordering is a little hard to find, but I'll post it again when I can find where I linked it in another thread.


The consensus seems to be that it varies by location, but might even vary by region. Some regions might allow the practice a little more freely than others - but I don't know if enough people have weighed in on this matter to really narrow down which region of the country tends to be more permissible. I've heard out west the rules are a little laxer, but that's kind of anecdotal.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for clarifying!
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:57 PM
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I started storing emergency food a little over twenty years ago as we live in South Florida and Andrew was a great lesson teacher for a lot of people. I choose not to stand in line waiting for the government to help me or my family. After the last election I added several other items to my stash and over the years have used some of the food and it was great tasting.

If you will not prepare and cannot survive for 30 days on your own and take care of your family then you deserve what is coming your way.
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