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Title: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Gunnywag on February 01, 2010, 02:00:52 PM
Although I am not Mormon (evang Christian), this site has lots of canning/food info, thought I would pass it on.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: mash on February 01, 2010, 02:51:04 PM
Hey Gunnywag, the link is missing?
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: TwoBluesMama on February 01, 2010, 07:46:57 PM
Hey Gunnywag, the link is missing?

Not sure if this is the one he wanted to post but I'll post it anyway.  You can get the LDS Storehouse locations and phone numbers from this link and also their inventory list.
http://www.providentliving.org/ (http://www.providentliving.org/)  TBM
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Periwinkle on February 06, 2010, 06:10:51 PM
FYI ~ just to let y'all know..........
after listening to that great podcast with Tammy on it, I called my local LDS cannery.  I live in FL and I called and talked to the one nearest to my house, and I was told that they are for members ONLY.  The man there told me that to his knowledge they are all like that.  I have no idea if that's true or not, but he didn't know of any that were for the general public.  I also know of one near Farmington, New Mexico (from having someone there say so) that it is for members only too.

So I suggest if anyone wants to visit their local LDS cannery, you might want to call first in case it is for members only.

Take care all.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: rod on February 06, 2010, 06:46:45 PM
http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&productId=10151&langId=-1 (http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&productId=10151&langId=-1)

From this link anyone can order grain and beans packed in #10 cans for long term storage.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: cerakoter on February 06, 2010, 06:58:48 PM
A member can purchase for you, but the one here does not allow walk-ins.  My Mormon friend at work hooked me up with a ton of stuff through that websites order sheet at a fraction of COSTCO. 

They have no problems helping others prepare by selling food (less mouths for the church to feed in times of need) but the location in my town is not manned and you need to have the local contact meet you there IIRC.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: TwoBluesMama on February 06, 2010, 07:13:44 PM
FYI ~ just to let y'all know..........
after listening to that great podcast with Tammy on it, I called my local LDS cannery.  I live in FL and I called and talked to the one nearest to my house, and I was told that they are for members ONLY.  The man there told me that to his knowledge they are all like that.  I have no idea if that's true or not, but he didn't know of any that were for the general public.  I also know of one near Farmington, New Mexico (from having someone there say so) that it is for members only too.

So I suggest if anyone wants to visit their local LDS cannery, you might want to call first in case it is for members only.

Take care all.

First just want to say hi to you Periwinkle - welcome to the forum!  And to add to your post that the Aurora Colorado LDS storehouse does allow non-members.  Been there a few times - they've been nice to me and very helpful.  It seems a little strange that some allow non-members and others don't - may be due to the size of their warehouse because this is considered their welfare program. Don't know if there are any others near where you live but you might try another storehouse just to see.  Blessings - TBM
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: rod on February 07, 2010, 06:33:05 PM
http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5= (http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5=)

This link is buried in the previous one posted and it lists more products. I have used some of these products to start my food preps and I hope it will help others here.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Morning Sunshine on February 08, 2010, 06:58:15 AM
First just want to say hi to you Periwinkle - welcome to the forum!  And to add to your post that the Aurora Colorado LDS storehouse does allow non-members.  Been there a few times - they've been nice to me and very helpful.  It seems a little strange that some allow non-members and others don't - may be due to the size of their warehouse because this is considered their welfare program. Don't know if there are any others near where you live but you might try another storehouse just to see.  Blessings - TBM

I remember reading somewhere it has something to do with local laws and whether the cannery is a "retail" outlet or a church building/service.  The local laws that like to heavily tax retail places make it into "member only."  I could be wrong; I cannot remember where I read that, and it may be wrong, but it makes sense.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on February 08, 2010, 07:33:47 AM
FYI ~ just to let y'all know..........
after listening to that great podcast with Tammy on it, I called my local LDS cannery.  I live in FL and I called and talked to the one nearest to my house, and I was told that they are for members ONLY.  The man there told me that to his knowledge they are all like that.  I have no idea if that's true or not, but he didn't know of any that were for the general public.  I also know of one near Farmington, New Mexico (from having someone there say so) that it is for members only too.

So I suggest if anyone wants to visit their local LDS cannery, you might want to call first in case it is for members only.

Take care all.

It may be that they only allow non-church members into the 'cannery' section accompanied by a church member. Perhaps if you asked again about bulk sales... without the option to access cannery equipment? I know that was a concern the first time I called the DFW warehouse. Once I told them I only wanted to purchase bulk items, they were less concerned.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Herbalpagan on February 08, 2010, 07:34:26 AM
More and more of them are now opening to non-members. The one in Mass is (Worcester)
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Vashti on February 08, 2010, 08:58:22 PM
You might ask if they would allow non-members in for a small donation. Sometimes the cannery is supported by donations from a local church, and that's why they don't normally allow non-members in. I'm hoping the one in Colorado Springs lets non-members in, because driving to Aurora would be over 4 hours for me (springs being already 3hrs) ugh.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Periwinkle on February 09, 2010, 12:55:46 PM
Wow, thank you all for the ideas and the information.  The one closest to me told me that they only give to members that the bishop sends to them.  Apparently you have to have a list from the bishop and I guess approval as well.

So thank you ~ I will call the other places to see how they operate.

And thank you as well for welcoming me.  I'm real new to this stuff (and to the forums here), but I'm trying to learn quickly.  There's alot of good info on the forums here that's for sure.  I just ordered some books on canning and dehydrating, and as soon as I get some learnin' in my brain, I plan to get some equipment and see how much damage I can do.  ;D
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: rod on February 09, 2010, 07:25:20 PM
More and more of them are now opening to non-members. The one in Mass is (Worcester)

I talked to someone at the Worcester Cannery about a year ago and they told me you had to be a church member then. If anyone is told different please let us know.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on February 11, 2010, 12:11:39 PM
Wow, thank you all for the ideas and the information.  The one closest to me told me that they only give to members that the bishop sends to them.  Apparently you have to have a list from the bishop and I guess approval as well.

So thank you ~ I will call the other places to see how they operate.

And thank you as well for welcoming me.  I'm real new to this stuff (and to the forums here), but I'm trying to learn quickly.  There's alot of good info on the forums here that's for sure.  I just ordered some books on canning and dehydrating, and as soon as I get some learnin' in my brain, I plan to get some equipment and see how much damage I can do.  ;D

I'm guessing you somehow must have gotten in touch with what they call the "bishop's storehouse". That is only for needy church members with a letter from the bishop allowing them to 'shop' for free from the storehouse.

Ask about the bulk grains for sale... it is a different operation than the bishop's storehouse, I think. When I was at the warehouse here (DFW) the first time, we walked through the bishop's storehouse on our way to the bulk warehouse. I was very impressed with the setup.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: SaTX on February 26, 2010, 05:18:28 PM
We are not LDS members. Last week, we called the LDS Center in San Antonio. At first, the woman stated it was only for members. Then she said "Oh, you want the Food Storage Center!  Please hold" When I connected with the Food Storage Center, they made me an appointment for later that day, and we went over and worked a few hours, loaded up on great stuff at great prices, and learned how to dry pack can. It was great!

They explained that there is a large warehouse called the "Bishop's Warehouse". When a LDS member is upon hard times (lost job, etc), they apply to the bishop and may be given a lot of free food. THAT is only for members.

In San Antonio, non-members are welcome to make appt and purchase food at the Food Storage Center. You must pack it yourself. They work in assembly line fashion and you need 5 persons to do it. There were only me and DH, so she added us to a group that was already scheduled. We had a great afternoon, met some other great folks, ages 25 to 73 (most were LDS members but a few, like us, were not.) When we left, they said "Tell all your friends!" I promised to do so.

Realy nice, friendly folks! We bought $280 worth of #10 can foods. I figured out, the same exact order would have been over $700 at Emergency Essentials (where we usually order).

We will DEFINITLEY go back (soon as I figure out where to put more!)!

Please, when calling your local LDS, be sure they know you're looking for the *Food Storage Center* and not the Bishop's Warehouse!

The order form, with prices and products available is at:
http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/122384_Jan2010WE_HomeStoragePriceSheet_US_71140_000_pdf.pdf (http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/122384_Jan2010WE_HomeStoragePriceSheet_US_71140_000_pdf.pdf)

Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: MD3C on March 07, 2010, 11:08:51 AM
We are not LDS members. Last week, we called the LDS Center in San Antonio. At first, the woman stated it was only for members. Then she said "Oh, you want the Food Storage Center!  Please hold" When I connected with the Food Storage Center, they made me an appointment for later that day, and we went over and worked a few hours, loaded up on great stuff at great prices, and learned how to dry pack can. It was great!

They explained that there is a large warehouse called the "Bishop's Warehouse". When a LDS member is upon hard times (lost job, etc), they apply to the bishop and may be given a lot of free food. THAT is only for members.

In San Antonio, non-members are welcome to make appt and purchase food at the Food Storage Center. You must pack it yourself. They work in assembly line fashion and you need 5 persons to do it. There were only me and DH, so she added us to a group that was already scheduled. We had a great afternoon, met some other great folks, ages 25 to 73 (most were LDS members but a few, like us, were not.) When we left, they said "Tell all your friends!" I promised to do so.

Realy nice, friendly folks! We bought $280 worth of #10 can foods. I figured out, the same exact order would have been over $700 at Emergency Essentials (where we usually order).

We will DEFINITLEY go back (soon as I figure out where to put more!)!

Please, when calling your local LDS, be sure they know you're looking for the *Food Storage Center* and not the Bishop's Warehouse!

The order form, with prices and products available is at:
http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/122384_Jan2010WE_HomeStoragePriceSheet_US_71140_000_pdf.pdf (http://www.providentliving.org/pfw/multimedia/files/pfw/pdf/122384_Jan2010WE_HomeStoragePriceSheet_US_71140_000_pdf.pdf)




BINGO! You nailed it. I was just going to post the same general info.
M
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: homeshow on March 30, 2010, 12:36:28 PM
going to try to make it to the knoxville location this weekend.  i called and left a message for an appointment.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Kellib on April 02, 2010, 05:30:29 PM
The Jacksonville Fl LDS Cannery does take nonmembers if you call and make an appointment. We just visited the location yesterday and had an incredible experience. The volunteers were incredible and we were able to purchase a great supply for our long term storage. You can download the order form on line and fill it out before you go. I highly recommend this we will be making monthly trips to increase our food storage. Make sure you ask for the Cannery and not the store house when you call.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Kanatz on April 03, 2010, 02:22:52 PM
The Jacksonville Fl LDS Cannery does take nonmembers if you call and make an appointment. We just visited the location yesterday and had an incredible experience. The volunteers were incredible and we were able to purchase a great supply for our long term storage. You can download the order form on line and fill it out before you go. I highly recommend this we will be making monthly trips to increase our food storage. Make sure you ask for the Cannery and not the store house when you call.

Kellib,

Could you provide the location and # of the LDS in Jville?

Thanks!
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Kellib on April 04, 2010, 06:55:03 PM
The Jacksonville Florida LDS Cannery is located at 5100 Firestone Rd. 32210. It is behind the Church and in back of the building with the bishop storehouse in the front. Try these numbers and keep asking for the Cannery or the Home Storage Center 904-772-8835 or 904-772-8897 I think the hours are T W and TH from 8-3 but you will need to call and make an appointment. You can get an order form at www.providentliving.org (http://www.providentliving.org).

I also purchased the LDS preparedness Manual (which you can get on line) and an incredible cook book while visiting the cannery. The cookbook is full of information about cooking with food storage and tips. We are preparing for the worst so we better prepare to be without the internet.

Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Kellib on April 17, 2010, 02:10:17 PM
Did anyone ever make it over to the Jacksonville cannery? Just wanted to know how your experience went.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Kellib on May 16, 2010, 03:18:28 PM
Made appointment number 2 at the Jacksonville LDS. Can't wait to add to our food storage. And they are letting us bring a friend.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Shelnrik on May 17, 2010, 08:31:31 PM
Hello,

I live on the east coast of Florida but would be willing to drive to Jacksonville to get provisions for my family. I have just started and am slightly overwhelmed. I am a hard worker and do not mind one bit working for the ability to get food for my family and elderly neighbors.

Thanks,

Shel
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Kellib on May 19, 2010, 03:16:17 PM
Look at my previous posts to get the contact info. The people at LDS are very helpfull.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCH info
Post by: jasperg357 on May 19, 2010, 06:40:17 PM
If anyone lives in Ga. the LDC cannery in Tucker Ga. which is located just east of Atlanta Ga. sells to non members. I have been there once so far and the people there were very nice and helpful. Planning another trip in a couple of months.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on May 20, 2010, 07:37:56 AM
Our DFW Meet and Greet group is going to the cannery on June 9th to learn to use the cannery together... it might be a good idea for other regions, too.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCH info
Post by: ubergeek on May 20, 2010, 10:09:50 AM
If anyone lives in Ga. the LDC cannery in Tucker Ga. which is located just east of Atlanta Ga. sells to non members. I have been there once so far and the people there were very nice and helpful. Planning another trip in a couple of months.

Awesome, that's great to know, thanks for the heads up! I've been wondering, once I get back walking again, I'll make an appointment and head that way.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: joemommapoo on June 03, 2010, 05:33:50 PM
http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5= (http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5=)

This link is buried in the previous one posted and it lists more products. I have used some of these products to start my food preps and I hope it will help others here.

And anyone can order?  How much is shipping?
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on June 05, 2010, 02:02:23 PM
Anyone can order... shipping was reasonable, as I recall.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: rod on July 15, 2010, 12:14:04 PM
And anyone can order?  How much is shipping?
http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5= (http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5=)

Yes anyone can order and the cost of shipping is in the price so nothing extra is charged for shipping.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: rod on July 15, 2010, 12:30:23 PM
Home Storage Centers LDS in Worcester, MA is open to anyone that wants to stock up.  An appointment is required.

Phone (508) 595-9319

Address
231 Brooks St
Worcester, Massaschusetts 01606
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Prag on August 26, 2010, 10:22:31 AM
I've ordered from the LDS website (http://www.ldscatalog.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10151&categoryId=10002&langId=-1&cg1=14087&cg2=&cg3=&cg4=&cg5=) several times.

Always fast shipping and well packed. The boxes aren't exactly what you'd call clandestinely packaged, if that matters any to you.

Some of the warehouses may charge a sales tax, but the overall price, for what you get, is very reasonable.

I appreciate having this resource option available.

Regards,

Prag
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: couponmama on September 19, 2010, 11:40:42 AM
Does anyone know if there is an LDS Cannery in alabama.Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on September 19, 2010, 12:21:10 PM
I don't find one in the listing at providentliving.org . There is one in the Atlanta, GA area, none that I found in Mississippi.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: couponmama on September 19, 2010, 02:51:07 PM
Thanks alot LvsChant that is all i could find also
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on September 19, 2010, 05:40:53 PM
There are quite a few in FL... but all pretty far from you most likely.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Prag on September 20, 2010, 05:54:33 AM
Does anyone know if there is an LDS Cannery in Alabama.Thanks for the help.

It seems like I read someone posting about a cannery in AL on another forum...I'll look into it and post back.

I'm not asking you to violate any form of OPSEC, but in what general region of AL are you in?

I ask because I believe there is one in Atlanta, one in Slidell, LA and I know we have a few here in East TN.

Depending on your location and finances, it may be worth the drive for you to swing a bulk purchase.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: HelenWheels on September 20, 2010, 11:05:49 AM
Does anyone know if there is an LDS Cannery in alabama.Thanks for the help.

I don't know where in Alabama you are, but there is a Cannery in the Spring Hill, TN area - about 50 miles north of the Alabama/Tennessee line on I-65. I can get you more information if you want.

HW
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: ritchfan on October 19, 2010, 01:44:45 PM
is there a cannery in Houston? i cant find the "listing" at providentliving.org

thx

Ritchfan
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Foxfire on October 19, 2010, 02:03:39 PM
is there a cannery in Houston? i cant find the "listing" at providentliving.org

thx

Ritchfan


 Phone  (281) 537-1786
 Address  16333 Hafer Road
 Houston, Texas 77090 
 
 
 
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Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: ritchfan on October 19, 2010, 02:51:32 PM
thanks, Foxfire!

Ritchfan
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: awakeandready on November 18, 2010, 02:04:16 PM
We are not members of the LDS church, but this thread reminded me that nine years ago or so, my husband and I went to the canning facility in Worcester, MA. We had a great experience. Everyone there was super helpful and friendly and their prices can't be beat.

So, using the contact info in this thread, I called and asked if they were still open to non-members. They are, and invited me to come and make a purchase. You need an appointment if you want to can yourself, or they have many pre-canned cases for sale. I came home with just over $300 in long-term storage food that would have cost me almost 3 times that from my usual source. If you are anywhere in the area (I drove multiple hours and it was well worth it), I highly recommend a visit to them. The facility is only open on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: cmxterra on November 18, 2010, 04:22:39 PM
Anyone know if they have an outlet here in Minnesota?
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Bob on November 18, 2010, 05:17:04 PM
I talked to someone at the Worcester Cannery about a year ago and they told me you had to be a church member then. If anyone is told different please let us know.


I did an AAR on the Worcester Cannery last year in "Region 1"  http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=8702.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=8702.0)
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on November 18, 2010, 07:35:29 PM
I shopped at the Tucker, GA cannery and found the folks there to be very friendly and helpful.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: M6 Scout on November 19, 2010, 09:11:24 PM
The Knoxville, TN cannery is a nice place to go.  They allow non-LDS members on Wednesdays around 11 am and the third Thursday of the month around 6:30 pm by appointment.  Its a good idea to call ahead and talk to Richard or John.  Supper friendly and helpful. 
Pick their brains for some additional information about food storage, they are very knowledgeable about it. 

I have purchased from the LDS cannery several times and often help others can their food storage there.  I have never had them "preach" to me.  There are several preparedness people in the Knoxville area that frequent the cannery (Good place to network with others).    When you do go, take exact cash, they do not take credit cards, frown on checks and do not have much cash for making change. 

You will need to fill out an order form (See one of the links in the other posts).  I have at least a couple of cases of everything they sell.  I even use the bulk items in my daily diet (Store what you eat, eat what you store). 

Basic experience of the cannery:  First trip there - You get a tour the building.  Get the bulk items you need to can.  Wash hands, put on apron, hair net and gloves.  Start canning (Its not hard at all and actually kinda fun, very much so when you save more than half on a #10 can compared to Emergency Essentials). 

Hope this is helpful to anyone thinking about visiting the Knoxville LDS cannery.

M6 Scout
Tennessee
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Thox Spuddy on December 13, 2010, 07:50:31 PM
Do you know why LDS is so into food preservation? I didn't until a couple of summers ago when we accidentally drove into the town of Nauvoo Illinois http://www.historicnauvoo.net/ (http://www.historicnauvoo.net/) We've all heard about the "Trail of Tears", the massacre at Wounded Knee, but I never knew about the bloodshed at Nauvoo, have you? http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2009/09/what-happened-in-navuoo-part-1/ (http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2009/09/what-happened-in-navuoo-part-1/)

This is white-on-white massacre, akin to what was portrayed in "Defiance". Can it happen again? LDS prepares. I'm sure they are not the only ones that could be victims. No wonder they are the experts on this subject.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Bradbn4 on December 13, 2010, 08:45:16 PM
You might ask if they would allow non-members in for a small donation. Sometimes the cannery is supported by donations from a local church, and that's why they don't normally allow non-members in. I'm hoping the one in Colorado Springs lets non-members in, because driving to Aurora would be over 4 hours for me (springs being already 3hrs) ugh.

If possible could you post your findings about access to the Colorado Springs location?

Also a small cross post in area 7 for local news would be very useful.


Thanks
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Morning Sunshine on December 14, 2010, 08:01:04 AM
Do you know why LDS is so into food preservation? I didn't until a couple of summers ago when we accidentally drove into the town of Nauvoo Illinois http://www.historicnauvoo.net/ (http://www.historicnauvoo.net/) We've all heard about the "Trail of Tears", the massacre at Wounded Knee, but I never knew about the bloodshed at Nauvoo, have you? http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2009/09/what-happened-in-navuoo-part-1/ (http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2009/09/what-happened-in-navuoo-part-1/)

This is white-on-white massacre, akin to what was portrayed in "Defiance". Can it happen again? LDS prepares. I'm sure they are not the only ones that could be victims. No wonder they are the experts on this subject.

Nauvoo is only part of the troubles they had.  The early members of the church were kicked out of Missouri in the dead of winter under the "extermination order" - any Mormons in Missouri could be killed (I don't think that expulsion was purely religious - there was a lot of anti-slavery northerners in that bunch, and we are talking 1830s, so it was pretty bloody in MO over that issue.)  They went to Nauvoo, and were driven out a few years later.
They went to Utah - the most god-forsaken land anyone could imagine, and part of Mexico at the time.  the only water being a SALT-water lake, and its few fresh water stream tributaries.  just a few years after arriving and starting over AGAIN, President Buchanan sent an army to put down a non-existent rebellion.  The saints were prepared to burn their own houses this time before letting anyone live in the fruits of their labors again.

But the main reason we prepare and are into preparedness is not our history.  It is our future.  We believe that God knows the End from the Beginning, and that He knows what is coming.  We also believe, as is written in Amos 3:7 "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, abut he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets."  We believe that God has called prophets for our time, and the prophet hears the Word of the Lord and tells us.  And the Lord has told us to have food storage, to plant gardens, to be out of debt BECAUSE HE KNOWS WHAT IS COMING.  That is why we prepare.  The Lord wants what is best for His children - all of his children, which is why the church canneries are open to everyone. (btw, food storage has been a commandment for at least 70 years.)

**edited because I have a 1-yo assistant typist :P
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: amanadoo on December 14, 2010, 08:41:40 AM
I wanted to add that the water bottles with filters that they have on the LDS website are *excellent.* I am really impressed by them, and they are significantly cheaper than any others I've found of that brand online.

Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Prag on December 14, 2010, 12:03:40 PM
Excellent post Morning Sunshine. Thank you.

A good friend of mine at work is LDS. We encourage each other in the area of prepping. He's a great guy and good family man.

My personal belief is that God does want the best for us, provides the knowledge, and it's our responsibility to do the work.

I appreciate the shared knowledge and experiences I find here. I greatly appreciate the canneries being open to all of us.

I don't know where tomorrow will lead us, but with eyes open, it doesn't look like an easy road.
But that's OK, we'll do the best we can. My life and that of my family is vastly improved from our efforts already.

Just my $.02 worth.  :)

Regards,
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on December 14, 2010, 10:00:27 PM
Thanks for the information, MS. +1
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Kellib on June 02, 2011, 06:49:07 PM
Love LDS please keep the posts going. Jacksonville is the greatests
Title: LDS Food Buying
Post by: Illini Warrior on June 03, 2011, 09:32:30 PM
Some of the LDS locations around the country are combination Bishop's Warehouses and bulk storage/cannery ....... the Chicago area (Naperville) is set up in this fashion .........

I believe some locations around the country are closed to the public because of some previous problems ........ LDS is doing people a big favor and some people act like they are shopping at Wally World ....... use some common sense and decorum and act like the guest you are ........... 
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: LvsChant on June 03, 2011, 09:47:52 PM
I agree, Illini. I've been treated so well whenever I have visited a warehouse. I had heard that the Atlanta warehouse is no longer open to the public, but will give them a call and ask myself the next time I need to stock up. I've always been an optimist :)
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: homeshow on June 04, 2011, 05:14:39 AM
i called atlanta yesterday.  no entry without a LDS member escort.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Serenity Gulch on December 02, 2011, 11:53:37 AM
I heard that the cannery no longer allows individuals to operate the canning equipment and the only options now are to buy in bulk or pre-canned items. Anyone know if that is true?
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Utah Man on December 02, 2011, 05:50:40 PM
Just find any Mormon (I'm sure one of your neighbors is LDS) and ask them to point you in the right direction.  If needed I'm sure they would escort you to the cannery if it's only for members.  Currently the one near my house wont let you bring your own stuff to can, however in the LDS community most of the stakes (large groups of LDS members) have a canning machine that the members can borrow.  I would suggest talking to a member to get more info.
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Morning Sunshine on December 02, 2011, 06:13:20 PM
I heard that the cannery no longer allows individuals to operate the canning equipment and the only options now are to buy in bulk or pre-canned items. Anyone know if that is true?

I stopped by mine the other day to see if they had any milk already canned, cuz I do not have time or energy to go do all 24 cans I need.  so I stop by whenever I am in the area and grab a can or 3.  Anyway, the sister there was pretty tirked with me (as tirked as they get, anyway) that I would not make an appointment to can my own, and instead just stop by occasionally hoping that they have some.  I told her I would be happy to do so, if I did not have 4 homeschooled children and all-day morning sickness.  but for now that is not an option I have.  anyway, my point is that the one in Logan Utah definitely wants you to use the canning equipment....
Title: Re: LDS site with MUCHO info
Post by: Serenity Gulch on December 05, 2011, 09:12:07 AM
Thanks for the update Morning Sunshine.  It may just be a regional thing. I was going to check with our ward's food storage person yesterday but she was sick.