Tracking of Bulk Food Purchases : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

According to bulk food suppliers in the Western US (Or,Ca,Wa), they are being asked to record the names of those who purchase more than a 2 or 3 week supply of food. In particular, it is being reported that an owner in Colville, Wa. was visited by a FEMA offical.

Is there anyone in this area of the US that can confirm or deny these reports with factual information?

-- xj (, March 25, 1999


xj - would you let us know how/where you heard this information?

-- Old Git (, March 25, 1999.

I can't believe FEMA would actually visit someone for buying 16 cases of beans since on FEMA's own web site, they talk of long term food storage,... And I quote; " In the unlikely event of a military attack or some other national disaster, you may need long-term emergency food supplies. The best approach is to store large amounts of staples along with a variety of canned and dried foods. Bulk quantities of wheat, corn, beans and salt are inexpensive and have nearly unlimited shelf life. If necessary, you could survive for years on small daily amounts of these staples. Stock the following amounts per person, per month: Wheat--20 pounds Powdered Milk(for babies and infants)*-- 20 pounds Corn--20 pounds Iodized Salt--1 pound Soybeans--10 pounds Vitamin C**--15 grams

* Buy in nitrogen-packed cans ** Rotate every two years"

blah blah blah...

I suspect that the story is one of the eRumors running around the net these days. Really. Like the one about concentration camps here in the desert of So. California. I went to the locations stated in several postings (elsewhere on the net) and the Pearblossom location is a pump station for the Cal. Aquaduct. Fence is and has been around the site for years. Fillmore, It's a satillite tracking station for Hughes, Space and Com. (now called PanAm Sat) Double fences are due to the fact the site is located on a ranch. Just like your local petting zoo, it keeps the animals from getting out. Shall I continue? Now don't get me wrong, I still believe that Y2K is going to be an economic earthquake at the very least. Most? really bad. (I hope and pray I'm wrong) Here is the link for FEMA with regards to food storage if you want to see for yourself.

Pray and Prepare,..


-- Paul (, March 25, 1999.

Ooops... Forgot the link to FEMA.


-- Paul (, March 25, 1999.

If you're going to buy a lot of something all at once, you're going to attract attention regardless. Use cash, and instead of buying everything at once, do it in increments, adding to what you already buy at the store.

However, as time grows short, you won't be able to do this, of course.

-- Tim (, March 25, 1999.

Whether or not this particular post subject is true or a rumor is immaterial in the big picture. The question is: Do you trust your government? More and more people are saying: Hell, NO!

While you, as an individual, may not be able to verify this post subject, you (if you are not frickin' asleep) have heard of, even seen personally, many verifiable instances of government lying, deception, violation of rights, anti-constitutional actions.

Government has put people in concentration (internment) camps, has rationed and confiscated stuff, has railroaded people, etc., all in the name of emergency or the "common good."

So, whether or not this subject post is real or not, IT IS FEASIBLE.

-- A (, March 25, 1999.

Colville is an active center for the black helicopter crowd, lot of survivalists in that area, also a lot of Aryan Nation types in that area. It is/was a logging community that was hit hard when logging restricitons went into effect. I took their paper for all of last year as we were thinking of retiring there. During Nov. and Dec. there was a series of articles about the preparedness of Colville and the surrounding Steven's county. They took Y2K very seriously and reported on the steps being taken for back ups- 30 days as I recall for their water system, their sewer system, garbage collection within the city, medical backup and support of their old age home, and they appeared to be very open about what they were doing. That is what triggered me to check to see if things were being done on this (West) side of the mountains. It's not - wish we could have retired there last year.

-- Valkyrie (, March 25, 1999.

True... It's just that there are so many rumors flying around that it is distracting people from the present threat of Y2K. I'm not saying the gov't is honorable, no way. (Just ask the servicemen infected with syphilis on purpose by the govt. in WWII)

It's like the person dying of cancer who is walking on the railroad tracks as a train rapidly approaches.

They may live a long time with the cancer but if they don't take immediate action and get out of the way of the train, they'll most likely die in a few seconds.


-- Paul (, March 25, 1999.

have seen no evidence to confirm xj's rumor...


-- Arlin H. Adams (, March 25, 1999.

just talked to my friend re Colville. She just laffed and said she would like to know WHERE you can buy bulk foods in Colville. Its an itty bitty town in the Palouse country on the Idaho/Washington state border. Lots of wheat, peas, lentil, beans grown there. You can get all that by the pick truck load for pennies right from the farmers. Can't imagine anyone there buying that sort of thing at a store. By the way, my friend is a bit of a militant/survivalist so I would think she would know what was going on there.

Got beans ??

-- Taz (, March 25, 1999.

I give stories like this a big, fat "So What"? Long ago, I gave up worrying about being on someone's "list" - it's profitless and can freeze you into inaction. Keep preparing, and screw it if the government knows about your preps. They'll have bigger fish to fry when it comes down to it. If you insist on worrying, bury some of your stast in five-gallon buckets in the backyard.

-- sparks (, March 25, 1999.

This statement is based reports from another listserv. I'll post some of the thread tommorrow with all the links and addresses available.

Not really trying to inflame anything - like I said, I'm looking for confirmation. Like from someone 'official' (whatever that means...).


-- xj (, March 25, 1999.


I have been unable to get suffice (for me and I'm sure for the group) facts to continue this thread.

Consider this issue dead until more information emerges.

Sorry for the wasted bandwidth... :(

-- xj (, March 26, 1999.

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