GI's Picks for "Full Package" Food Distributors : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I know this has been hashed to death here but I'd like some advise. Some polly family members of mine have agreed to stock for an "emergency" but they won't spend any time on it. They will however spend the MONEY to purchase a food "kit", with all necessary food stuffs, consisting of foods with long shelf lives. I have been going thru the archives here but I just get more indescisive with each new web site I visit. HELP!

-- MidwestMike_ (, June 15, 1999


If they're willing to spend money but not time on Y2K prep, water may be overlooked, and that's more important than even food.

-- Linkmeister (, June 15, 1999.

Thanks Link,

I gott the water thing figured out, just gotta find the best price on barrels locally.

-- MidwestMike_ (, June 15, 1999.

Water barrels (blue, 55-gallon poly, closed-top, food-grade): Sam's Club, stk #968070, $22.99 each.

-- Dennis (, June 15, 1999.

We have Perma Pak here. Good stuff. But not particularly cheap. 1 year for 1 person was $1,500.

I believe their web site is, but I'm not sure.


-- Jollyprez (, June 15, 1999.

Check out my web site under Mountain Brook Foods. Great prices and shipping is immediate. My prices are lower than if you went to the company directly! There are 3 packages available or you can go a la carte and pick and choose. I have a dairy special going on that you will see when you go to the site. Mountain Brook Foods has a comparison chart on their website ( of the most popular long term food distribution companies and Mountain Brook beats them all with quantity of #10 cans and pricing (my prices are even lower). Here is the web address:

-- Diane (, June 15, 1999.

Hi MM,

I might suggest Greg Caton's company, Lumen Foods (they have a good online catalog at He has 'only' non-meat foods, and also supplies to hospitals, food co-ops, etc. But his 'non-meats' are pretty good, IMO, based on the samples I've ordered (and tried).

He has 2 'lines' of pre-set Y2K packages, a 'regular' selection at $760 for a 1 year supply and the deluxe at about $1000. As an aid to preparation, he also has bulk foods and packaging materials.

-- Dean -- from (almost) Duh Moines (, June 16, 1999.

Since they don't really expect to have to use this food for a disaster in the near future, they would probably be willing to spend a bit more to get something that won't take a lot of getting used to. If they live near to each other, they should each use a different supplier, so that if one doesn't come through, another might. Here are some of the ones I found.

-- Dancr (, June 16, 1999.

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