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(You'll find the negative things people have said--11 so far--at the end of the positive list.    [Yes,  we  REALLY  post  them!]   My replies to them are also listed.)

There are also over 250 reviews of our website and customer service, here.


Previously updated July 8, 2010

My wife and kids take me with a large grain of salt when it comes to preparedness.  I am trying to go slow so as to not alarm them while also giving them a few news articles from mainstream publications that point out our vulnerabilities.  They are slowly coming around. 
 
A big thank you for your delicious meats which helped to convert them a little more.  We recently ordered a small can of each variety (order 1281728392-***) to sample.  We opened the beef first and my wife (who has owned a catering business for 20 years and teaches cooking classes) couldn't believe the high quality of your product.    A few nights later we opened the chicken and were equally impressed.  The turkey and pork were also met with satisfying clean plates and requests for " seconds" .  We will be ordering cases of each soon.
 
It's really nice when my preparedness activities meet with such success from a skeptical family.  Thank you for making me a temporary hero in their eyes.

Todd M. toddju****@hotmail.com

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Ha Ha!   Good one on the squirrel meat. Guinea pigs are a delicacy in some places so squirrel didn't sound so bad and sometimes they aren't so cute when they chew up your equipment.   Good lesson about not canning dried meat.

Now, if I saw Slugs in a Can for sale......but then, people eat fat grubs out of the Sego Palm.....Yum!
 
KERRY S. vrbae****@sbcglobal.net

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To Whom It May Concern,

Picked up my recent order yesterday of Red Feather Butter, and I am consistently pleased with your service.

I first heard about your company on WorldNetDaily.   Boy, you're RIGHT, many say that they have Red Feather, but only YOU have it!   Thank you.

At first I was ticked, because in the cans was a creamy top and a hard, almost waxy bottom. I was almost going to complain, when my Mother (I have her living with me in my home, she will be 88, May 2010), was VERY familiar with canned butter (that's how it was in the 1920's and during the Depression), showed me that, first you have to dump the butter in a bowl, mash it (I use a potato masher), and then whip it with a fork. With that solved, I've been ordering CASES of the stuff (how can you make fresh bread without butter in it, especially if you have to bake because there is a local shortage?).

The MREs are GREAT, and are the real deal. One dealer will claim that theirs are, but I could tell that it was all PIECED together (the hard candy description tipped me off, the " candy bar" in yours is really an energy bar, and is found in the real deal). When I have to travel on business, I take a few with. These are also a Godsend on hikes.

Anyway, thank you for being there and for being in business. I'll get off another order soon.

Cheers,
Walter MBA,  
mbab*****@gmail.com, April 12, 2010

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Good Morning from Yankee Land.

 
All my food orders, including meat, arrived, unpacked, checked and stored.
 
I am very pleased.  THANK YOU.  Definitely would recommend your services to others.
 
Sincerely,
 
Miss H. Lord, CT
 
P.S.  Enjoyed chatting with you ladies on the phone!  The latest news out of D.C. and the Middle East is making us even more concerned because Obama has basically abandoned Israel, Iran sanctions -- what a JOKE -- and NOW former adviser to Netanyahu has said " he expects that Israel will have to " try" and take out the many Iranian underground nuke processing sites BY NOVEMBER, and that " it will start a Middle East War (conventional)" .
 
I know that we sold Israel 387 bunker buster bombs, but the sites are hidden deep inside moutains.  However, I have said for years, Israel will NOT allow that radical, CRAZY Iranian govt. to get nukes.
 
So, we are stocking up, including alternative heat sources, lots of water, purifier, alternative cooking facilities, months of cat food and litter for our 15 cats (always have that on hand), and the " means" to defend our home turf. 
 
I think the war will be short, but Iran says it will cut off the 19 mile wide Straits of Hormuz thru which 40% of the world's oil flows.  They will mine it and sink ships there.  US has ships that can search out the mines, remove, etc., but that takes time.  Heating oil, gas. propane, etc. will sky rocket in price, and it will be a tough winter.
 
I give this scenario an 80% probability that Israel will do something.  Hamas and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria will fight and I expect parts of Iraq will be dragged in as well as Jordan, perhaps the Saudis who are fighting the radical Yemens.
WHAT A MESS!

Everything we have is " insurance" against most things that come our way! 

*****rd@snet.net, April 7, 2010

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Shortly after we purchased our Family Grain Mill from you, we got thesurprise of our lives and discovered we were pregnant with twins.  The FGM sat neglected while we road the roller-coaster of newborn twin girls.  Today my husband decided it was time to pull it out and give it a try.  He even skipped the motorized base and went straight for the hand crank.  This mill is a thing of beauty!  It was a cinch to set up, is extremely steady on the base, and within just a few minutes, we had several cups of fabulous flour. 

We swapped the hand crank for the motorized base and finished the rest of the wheat.  It was quiet enough we had no problem grinding the wheat right in the kitchen.  The flour produced wonderful bread and we're so glad we bought it.  We'll be getting the flaker attachment soon!

Thanks for such an incredible product!

Mark & Jesslyn W.  
jesslyn.w******@yahoo.com,   Feb. 7, 2010

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OK, I bit (metaphorically) on the dehydrated squirrel thing.  I am involved in a discussion about the relative merits of trapping survival food and I was looking for the caloric content of a squirrel.   I'm not sorry I can't get the squirrel meat, but I still need to win my argument so I have to keep looking.

 
But like the towns folk in Huck Finn, I won't be fooled alone, I'm going to post your e-mail on a Boy Scout discussion forum where said argument is taking place.  If you see an uptick in internet traffic it may be a bunch of hungry Boy Scouts scrounging for food.  If you get a couple extra sales, then all the better.
 
Mike L.   mike-amy-l****@bex.net   Feb. 5, 2010

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Thanks for your newsletter.   I learned of your company through Dr. David Williams' publication, Alternatives.    I must say I was pleasantly surprised when he recognized the media hype about the swine flu.  Usually, when one reads alternative med publications, one finds no such common sense & insight. 

 
I shall continue to look over your website & place an order soon.  I notice that you have canned cheese.  I know this will be on my list as I can't live without my cheese regardless of what crackdowns happen. 
 
Really enjoy your newsletter and like that it is not your typical " buy our stuff" email.
 
Loisirene B., from Ohio (where we have many 912 Projects), Nov. 6, 2009

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I just wanted to tell you that dealing with your company was a pleasure and not a nightmare.   I am pleased with the DE I purchased in a 50 lb. bag. My flea problems are over.

When I had questions about what I could and could not do with DE your staff was very helpful and very informative.   I was delighted with the readiness and cheerful manner they answered each and every one of my questions.   I am now considering one of your food packs as we live in Hurricane country...

People are always quick to criticize but seldom compliment ... I wanted you to know " Due to your service and staff I will be doing more Business with you."

P. S.   I like your Thomas Paine Link.   NICE!

With Sincerity,

Joseph H.   Lucian4****@aol.com   Sept. 18, 2009
 

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You do good researching, and, I love your attitude!!!!!

Carol K. carolk******@mac.com

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Bruce, thank you so much for this information [regarding concerns over tainted milk from the Midwest. Ours is from California, bh], and also for all your efforts to answer my question.   I am most certainly impressed with your superior customer service, and I will be placing a powdered milk order with you in the near future.   Again, thank you for your help with this matter.  

Kind regards,

Paul and Jana K., Royal Oak, Michigan, July 20, 2009

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Bruce,
 

My husband tells me that our former governor, " Huck" as we call him, had--on his television program--DOCTORS from Canada, a couple of countries in Europe were telling him on BROADCAST TELEVISION about healthcare in those nations.
 
The doctor from Canada had the most to say apparently.  He was telling Americans that we better get ready if we get  nationalized/socialized medicine in our nation.
 
Acute care (cancer patients, etc.) have an average waiting time of 6 months.   I have worked in hospitals (not nursing) since 1989 and I can tell you what I'm seeing now is not good.
 
Doctors are pissed off, and worried that Obama is going to ruin it for everyone.
 
Charlene S.   Hot Springs, AR, July 19, 2009

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I received my order today. Thank you for the excellent packaging notone can was dented .... Looking forward to the next order. Thanks again,

Paul V. < paulfv*****@sbcglobal.net> July 7, 2009

    Thanks, Paul.   We recently started having triple-walled boxes--with specially-cushioned dividers--custom made for us (at great expense, BTW) to try to get UPS-caused denting eliminated.   So far, it's working!   (I'm sure UPS will eventually find a way to dent our cans again  < sigh> .)

    Bruce

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Bruce and Phyllis,

I just wanted to thank you for your attention and patience in fulfilling my order.  After many weeks of research, I chose you all based on emails and forum posts about your company.  You all were very courteous and informative when I called (on several occasions) to check on the status of my order.  The cases of butter, cheese, and bacon arrived last week in perfect condition and as advertised.  The cases of butter, cheese, and bacon are great.

You now have a strong advocate in our area.  We had several people over during the July 4th holiday and I made sure to tell them about you.  I look forward to ordering more from you in the coming weeks.  It’s great to have a vendor actually provide needed items at a fair price and also have tremendous customer support.

Thanks,

Dave < dave@qw****.net> July 6, 2009

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Dear Bruce,

 
I can't tell you how much I appreciate your understanding and insight of current affairs, I read everything you send me, and I thank you for that...
 
I am still currently in Kabul, Afghanistan, and I have [currently]  been here for a year, now.   I will be going home in about a month, and I will be returning  to Afghanistan  at the end of Sept...
 
I am a Contractor over here and I have been working here--as well as Iraq--since '03, it's been a long haul for me, but I believe I am moving forward.   Once I get financially squared away, I very much want to invest in many of the products that you have to offer, that is a great  service that you are providing for many people...
 
Until then, my friend, thanks again, and I hope to meet you one day...
 
Sincerely,

Richard P. < richardrrp****@yahoo.com> July 4, 2009
 

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Bruce,
Thank you so much for your efforts to get the information to us regarding our government, and a heads up on situations that could very well affect every aspect of our lives. You are a great American!

I am proud to be one of your customers.

Unapologetically Patriotic,
Lori*** F. < Lori*******@ey.com> June 19, 2009

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Bruce,
 
I never made it to the 'customers are saying page', last time I was on your site.  But I took some time, and looked around, and am amazed at what I found. 
 
I have been very pleased with what I have ordered from you, (cheese, butter and canned meats).  No problems, actually going to put another large order in, today.  Keep up the good work, thank you for being here for those of us that are serious about surviving in these times to come. 
 
If anyone is serious about preparedness, then political views should be put aside.  I wonder if anyone from those older comments have changed their political minds.  I have a brother-in-law who  sure has.  You have to be pretty brainless to think things are going OK.  God only can help them. For our family, we are trying to help ourselves.
 
Thanks for being there for us,
 
Jonni <
kda******@msn.com> June 2, 2009

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THANK YOU for THIS newsletter. Just what I  needed to make some decisions. Appreciate your efforts. I have a feeling we may meet some day (I don't mean the after-life) -- I mean -- like minded people may have to band together to save ourselves -- hope I'm wrong.

Keep up the GOOD work.

jb < nvgirl*****@comcast.net> June 2, 2009

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Bruce... THANK YOU!

It is because of letters like this and the open honesty you have shown about what we really need to do is the main reason I'll always do business with you.   It's good to do business with someone who  sticks with his convictions and is  not afraid to embrace Biblical principles.  You are someone that has earned, and continues to earn, our trust and business.   I wish the world had more like you!

Carry on the good work and I have NO doubt it will be well rewarded!

Thanks again,

Don W.
< DCWil******@comcast.net>   May 14, 2009

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Bruce-

 
Really enjoyed your latest e-mail on BIG SOFT DRINK and especially on BIG BREAD!     
My God, I didn't realize that the Pillsbury Dough Boy was trying to kill us all!
 

I want to encourage you to continue in your 'radical' ways and to increase the frequency of your witty and wise writing ... you may not have a college degree, but you, sir, have the one precious commodity that no amount of tuition  money can ever buy ... an enormous abundance of common sense.   A true gift from God.

 

As we, your brothers and sisters in the tea party brigades, continue to shake our heads at the stupidity of our government and the madness of our culture, often it is insightful humor such as yours that helps to bring us back from the brink of dispair.
 
Thanks for putting a huge smile on my face today as I once again realize that we don't have to let stupidity win!
 
As a fellow independent businessman, I want to assure you that I will be doing business with you in the near future.   I am most interested in some of your unique products (canned meats, cheese, butter and bacon) against the problem of 'appetite fatigue'.
 
We have been very busy trying to keep our small business afloat while we simultaneously create a more self-sufficent lifestyle here in a quiet corner of the Western North Carolina mountains. Haven't received any 'Bailout money' from Barack yet ... guess we're not too big to fail!
 
John S. (downtown*****@touchnc.net) May 2, 2009

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Dear Bruce,
 
This is my first time  talking back to you after about 10 (?) yrs.  You have been so right all along--please do not stop with your info gathering and sharing.
 
My wonderful but clearly indoctrinated grandchildren are so wrong--Obama, CO2, global warming, etc.   It makes me want  to cry.  Even my own son who leans right is  on the  same band wagon.
 
How can the people of the world not get  it?
 
Thank you, thank  you,
 
Sincerely, your friend,
 
Jo Ann K.    (
notaryjk*****@msn.com)  Apr.  26,  2009

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Bruce, 
Thank you for all you do to report this invaluable information.  I look forward to each email I receive from you and have passed on the information to all I love and care about.    We have been in preparation for this for many years and hope others will take heed.  Please know your words do not go unheard and how much we appreciate what you do!   Thank you!

Merry H. (me********@charter.net) Mar. 20, 2009


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I order from your online site a lot and am happy with EVERYTHING. I'm going to be in the Quinlan area one weekend soon and would like to know if you have a physical address so that I could come by and shop in person, and if you have Saturday hours.   Thank you.

VICKY C. (Dallas, TX - Feb. 16, 2009)

Yes, and no. You CAN come pick up an order ... but you can't " shop" . We're not insured for people to shop, like in a grocery store. We assemble your order and have it ready to pick up when you get here (cash or credit card only). Please call us for directions. We're open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Go to http://www.internet-grocer.net/in-stock.htm to see what we have here.

We look forward to meeting you!

Bruce

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Bruce!   I love the newsletter and look forward to getting it every time!

I have a friend I was talking to about your products.   And they are interested in your canned cheese and want to see your whole line...

Here's the kicker.   They don't have access to internet (Even I just moved from in the city with 24/7 internet out to the wilderness, town is over an hour away, and have limited internet out here) so how to do I get a pricelist and a list of all that you carry for them?   And for me!   lol.

Even if it's just a list with possible prices, so we can call for the definitive price, would be great to get for us to share.

Thanks again for the awesome products!   AND for the wonderful newsletter.

Emily  Y. (emil*******@gmail.com - Feb. 16, 2009)

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Bruce & Phyllis,

I must apologize to you and your company for ordering from Emergency Essentials this past month.   First of all, it cost more!   Even though they have a silent policy that states they will match any costs from other companies.   They don't tell you that until you call and complain.   Secondly, they shipped the wrong package.   The mistake was a whooping $1329.95 plus error on their part because they sent the wrong stuff.   When I called to let them know and ask that they correct the error, they informed me they had not made a mistake.   Second phone call and someone finally listened.   Thirdly, they forgot to charge us for the ordered package and became irate when I also pointed out that boo-boo.

So, being a concerned and frugal shopper who momentarily lost her mind, after they became defensive, accusing us of all the bad things that would have befallen us had we not been honest!!   I promised him I would let all the Sisters in my Ward and others know how their business was, as compared to the others that were--in fact--great places to order from!!

I do apologize!   And, I will be placing an order this weekend!!

Also, thanks for the added information you include in your newsletter.   I, for one, appreciate it.

Sandra D.
sdor******@hotmail.com (Feb. 6, 2009)

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Dear Bruce,

 
I have been looking at garden catalogs and have found other victory garden sites.  One has just about the same seeds as you, but it comes in a plastic bucket and costs $80.00. The other has 50 seeds, comes in a paint can and costs 4 times as much as your seeds.  I have already ordered seeds for planting for this season, but am interested in keeping a victory garden in a can idea for when (we know if is a definite).  In your newsletter you, or your wife, made the important comment about learning and growing now, so [we] know what to do.  I am still looking into the packaged deal of non-hybrid seeds but am wondering if your seeds were harvested this last summer/fall or are they from 2007?  Please let me know as I am interested in saving money.
 
I came to your site looking for canned butter and cheese, but found so much more.  We as a family had the income of the equivalent " crop failure" and therefore haven't bought extra food for the future.  God in His goodness kept us afloat for an entire year with the help of our son and very frugal living.  Having a storage program isn't just for the failure of the government nor for food being held hostage to control the masses (you and me), but it's also for when a person is out of work or having problems like we had.  By the grace of God (and the rewards of tithing) we are moving into a place where I hope to start buying, little by little, a storage program.  Thank you for your site.
 

God bless,
Mary,
merriweath***@gmail.com (Jan. 21, 2009)

Our non-hybrid seeds are always current crop (2008, as I write).   Bruce

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We wanted to let you all know that we did receive our entire order in
good shape and in good time.   It's so pleasant to deal with a company
that sticks by its word and delivers as promised.

Thank you so much.   We will be purchasing more as able.

And your phone people are the best.

Les, monta****@gmail.com
(Jan. 16, 2009)

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Hi,

 
I bought some cans [of meat]  a while back, before the storm, and I got to tell you that it was great.  While our friends were eating MRE's we had wonderful stew, chicken, turkey, pork meals. 
 
I am getting ready to restock us ... We will be contacting you soon to begin ordering for our restocking, plus I will be ordering the DVD's on food storage.  He is right, the " recipe" books and old-timers do not have all the info I need, even the internet seems to fall short when it comes to meat.
 
Thanks for all you do!!
 

Kim R. (kimberly.r*****@********.net)   January 11, 2009

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Re:  Squirrel Meat
 

Suckered…hook…line… and sinker!

 

Hey, people up here raise rabbits … it’s not that far of a stretch to squirrels, which folks hunt and eat in the southeast where I was raised.  I would have bought some just for the shear novelty effect.  Anyway, the joke is very well done and thanks for the chuckle.

 
Jamie E., Bremerton, WA (December 20, 2008)

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[In response to our October newsletter]   I find it absolutely amazing that it takes a " grocer" to put out the word like this.  When I was a younger man, I would leave school at lunch time to go to the hardware store.  There, without ID, or a special permit, I would buy a box of .22 long rifle cartridges for rabbit and squirrel hunting.  Extra meat.  I listened to the elders around the stove or on the bench outside sometimes.  I guess things like that are what helps set a mans life in certain paths. 
 
I would take that box and (if I remembered) put it in my locker and go ahead to class.  No worries, No dogs, no calling the law.  Try that nowadays and you'll be in jail, or under it, for a very long time.
 
You folks are like the old pot belly stove crowd.  You get the news out, remind us where we came from, and look at where we might be headed.  All the while conducting business at a fair and equitable price.  PLEASE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN.
 
Feel free to use my story as whatever you wish, just delete my info, so " they" do not kick in my door too early.  My wife likes to sleep in nowadays.

In America (the Republic) you have inalienable rights which are GOD GIVEN and cannot be taken away unless you surrender them.
 
In America (the democracy), you have privileges granted by the government which can be taken away at the behest of any bureaucrat or " the majority" .
 
Think about this when you next go to VOTE. 
 
Whatever country you get is what YOU VOTED FOR!!

C.M.W. cmw******@hotmail.com (October 2, 2008)

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Dear Phyllis,
Thanks for the information. Actually, we tasted it two weeks ago when I picked up my boxes from San Diego (we are on a boat in Ensenada, Mexico, and will be going offshore in a few months, back across the Pacific) and the wife liked it...

FYI, Our opinions on the meats are:

Turkey: VERY GOOD
Minced Beef: GOOD
Beef: GOOD
PORK: EXCELLENT
(wife is Chinese and made a very good Sweet and Sour dish with it.)
CHICKEN: NOT BAD
RED FEATHER BUTTER: EXCELLENT

Bob M.   (September 18, 2008)

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Sorry to hear you are having so much trouble, most businesses are suffering right now. My husband is a teacher in Saint Augustine, Florida, and over 144 teachers got  let go, despite the fact that the county keeps growing and building schools.   He has taught for 29 years and we spent most of the summer just waiting to find out if he would have a job this year.    Salaries have been frozen too.    ....  I do thank you for your boldness in confronting issues  about government food stockpiling, and even managing to get them in' target="_blank" title="Click here to read the article">a publication.  I am afraid  far too many people won't be prepared  when what the Bible says is gonna happen, happens.      Have you heard of all that internet information on Obama that says he is Muslim and all his connections with militant Islamic family.  That's kinda scary.  I have never seen newspapers more quiet about the backgrounds and connections  of someone running for president ever before.  It's like  America has gone blind.  You are a source of information that is desperately needed.    Please don't get discouraged, people you don't even know are praying for you.  God bless you,

Norma D.   (August 21, 2008)

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Thanks for the update. I've been following the Mountain House story as well. There has been speculation about either a financial crash in the Fall or another war conflict. Either way, we will be involved in some problem somewhere in the world. Without oil, we can neither grow food nor transport it. We've gutted the family farm -- although we still have some here in my state and I gratefully shop with them for the excellent produce, meats and eggs -- and we've destroyed our railroad system. What a mess our beautiful country is facing.

Supplies delivered to grocery stores are done on the JIT [just in time] system. If everyone today were to go to their grocer and stock up, the shelves would quickly empty out. Supplies are dependent upon trucks and the fuel they need to get the stuff from the warehouse to the stores.

I, too, was questioning who was buying all the #10 cans from Mountain House and why now? Why would Mountain House cut off supplies to its dealers? How will their dealers be able to make a living? Where is this food going to? Will it be used to feed the military, the Government (and their families), or will we send this food to countries that are in danger of starvation? How about the needs of Americans? Will this food be distributed to them like surplus cheese during times of short supply to stave off their starvation? Let's hope no one forgets Mr. and Mrs. America and their children.

Great article at WorldNetDaily.

Without sounding like an alarmist, I am very concerned about our country and what will happen in the coming months/years. I hope it's not too late to turn things around. Pray and keep your family close.

Best regards to you and stay safe and well in these difficult times.

Joan F. (July 24, 2008)

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I ordered some canned butter a while back and we got it this month. We tried some and like you said, it was great, glad I can add it to my new hobby of storing food for emergencies.

Terri B. (June 20, 2008)

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Sorry this is so late- meant to thank you for PROMPTLY contacting me to correct my zip code and then getting our order to us within 48 hours. Everything came in great shape. I will be talking to DH about the canned bacon- hope small orders are acceptable and not just case lots?

I bought canned butter and cheese from you about 2003, I think. Used the canned butter last year- took some on trips. It was really good too! Dear son-in-law prefers your Kraft canned sheese over supermarket cheese, just thought I'd let you know.

Mrs. Giles (June 20, 2008)

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(From our May Newsletter: " Storable food buying continues at a frantic pace as Americans prepare for ...... What?? (If YOU know what's fueling this panic buying, write and tell us! We know things aren't right in the US now, but we're clueless as to the panic.)"

The replies:

Well Bruce,

In response to your question about why Americans are stocking up on emergency food, here's my thinking:

1) We learned from Hurricane Katrina that we cannot rely on the duly elected and appointed officials whose job it is to provide emergency services. If there is a major disaster, they are unprepared.

2) Despite the fact that our political leaders deny it, we are caught up in a major Recession and in a tailspin toward a Depression that will make the so call Great Depression of the 1930's look like a cakewalk.

3) The world of Islam has declared war on the West, notably the United States. Any day, any place, we could be bombed, attacked, or isolated by a band of radical Jihadists who infiltrated our community and simply waited for a good opportunity.

4) The greed of the oil companies, triggered by OPEC's blackmail of the West (see number 3 above) threatens to destroy the economy and price basic necessities beyond the pocketbook of ordinary Americans.

5) Most Americans live in cities and towns, no more than a paycheck or two away from starvation, eviction, and homelessness.

6) America is bankrupt from an endless foreign war, the loss of jobs and paychecks at home, our reliance on imported products, and our addiction to petroleum products. A dollar saved last year is worth about 50 cents today. Far smarter to invest in food, medicine, and other survival products that will actually gain value. You can't eat a dollar in the bank, especially if the bank has been shut down.

7) Our political system is collapsing under a smothering layer of corruption, greed, and self-interest. The people we elected to look after our interests are taking care of themselves and their cohorts, and are ignoring the needs of everyday Americans. Witness our displeasure with the Chief Executive (71% disapproval rating), and the way our needs and desires - repeatedly expressed - have been ignored by our rulers think Illegal Immigration, Health Care, Homelessness, Ending the War, Unemployment Outsourcing Tax Breaks for the Rich Education Eroding Infrastructure, to name just a few.

8) This year's presidential election promises no relief. I have never heard Americans as frustrated and fatalistic about an election as they are this year. The common complaint is that none of the candidates know what needs to be done, nor can be trusted to do it if they do get elected.

As individuals, we are powerless to reverse these powerful forces. Even our votes at the ballot box are unlikely to change things. The only thing we can do is, at a personal level, be as prepared as we can. So we stock up.

Thanks for being there for us.

ABOUT VETERANS:
" Honor the dead, fight like hell for the living."
Australian Veterans Services

Norm H.

I'm with you on everything, Norm, except for " the greed of the oil companies" . If you're referring to American oil companies, they net only  about 8% profit which is below what most businesses net. I think it's the oil speculators, environmentalists and the countries that hate our way of life who are causing the price of oil to be so high.

But, all these things  you  bring  up have been around for a long time... Why the sudden, dramatic, increase in storable food purchases??

Bruce


Thanks!   We LOVE the DE!   IT works great!   We have over 100 animals here and since we started using it, no more worms, even the dogs (who eat the pigs droppings, yuck, but that's what dogs do!)

The flies were not a problem for us either, maybe due to the DE in the feces?   I don't know but we mixed it in the hay last winter and the pig's didn't get bit up by mites and bugs who like to live in their hay.   This year, we ran out and the pig's have bites again from the bugs. We won't let that happen again!

We've told lots of other people about it, so maybe you're getting some new customers! Thanks!

Mrs. Dale W. Archer FL (April 12, 2008)

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Great website and great attitudes!

John L.,  Billings,  MT  (February 2, 2008)

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Yummy! I made a Thai/Indo fusion curry with your beef and WOW the other cruisers at dinner could not believe the flavor. Then I tried canned beef from a local market... it all got pitched over the side. THAT is why I'm re-provisioning from your store.

Raymond T. (January 24, 2008)

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(Response to our End-of-Year Specials Newsletter) Right back at you! Merry Christmas - thanks for not saying the lame...Happy Holidays!

Kind regards,

Mike M. & family (December 20, 2007)

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....this  (canned  meat) is not only great for storage, it's been tasty on all counts!   I made a beef curry and shared it with a French sailing couple, they thought it was superb.   

Ray T.   (November 24, 2007)
Westminster, MD

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I absolutely love your website.  My husband and I couldn't agree with you more.  On payday we will be trying your canned meats.  I laughed so hard when I read your descriptions of you and your wife trying them out. I can't wait to try them myself.  I also wish more people would take their heads out of the sand and realize that the information on your site is the truth.    I am so disgusted with the media that I want to send them all back to elementary school (although the way the schools are going that probably wouldn't help much). Are there really more people like us out there and can we reach them and make them believe? Looking forward to more insightful and entertaining reading on your site,  Thanks for the good work.   

Sue R.   (October 26, 2007)

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Re: September Newsletter
I lost your URL last year while my wife was fighting cancer.   Now I am raising my granddaughter alone.   I want to make sure I have what we need for short term, now.   I will look at a long term order later.   Thank you for providing a place to get this.   A few things others do not carry is what made the decision on where to order.   I am spreading the word about your site.   There are quite a few I know who are starting to look for long term storage foods.   You seem to have what is needed.
Thank you!

Barry C.   (October 1, 2007)

I'm with you on everything except "

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We got our cheese and butter in today and tried the cheese as a snack  this morning, and it's great. We bought 2 cans of each to try out and  see if we would like to buy more. We live on a 36ft sailboat and plan on doing some cruising soon, so we have been looking for ways to store cheese and butter. We will be buying more soon.

Mark & Sabrina C. (Sept. 8, 2007)

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Hi, I recently purchased an Aqua Rain Water Filter from you, and wanted to follow up, I received it very quickly and it has been up and working wonderfully!

 
I cannot believe the difference in the taste of the water!
I have previously used the Brita water filter pitchers  and certainly have not been getting the best water in comparison.
 
We currently use only 2 of the filters and it makes plenty of water for the both of us in a reasonable amount of time, I am telling everyone they need to buy one of these!
It gives me great peace of mind to know we  could walk down to the lake to refill our water if something happens and our community water source no longer is working...
 
I wanted to write and tell  you thank you for carrying a great product and appreciate how helpful you were on the phone, I enjoyed talking with you!
... take care and thanks again!
Karen W. (Aug. 26, 2007)

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Received my order - very speedy as always.  Everything in perfect condition!  My first order for your " Real Salt" and I do like it very much.  Yep, better than 'sea salt' by a long shot!  More flavorful.  Look forward to placing my next order  [which will include more cheese and more butter . . . . . I am giving a new meaning to 'rotating' food storage] :)
Thanks!
Angie (July 7,2007)

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Bruce & Phyllis -
I am today placing another order for a mixed case of canned meats - and more cheese!    All the products I have tried are as you have described them.  By the way, I have not found the solid fat in my ground beef - just  some liquid.  And that's great for a low fat dieter like me!  But, in no way is the can all liquid and no meat.  It is a full can of meat but just enough liquid to add my taco seasonings [for example] and simmer in the spices.  It does taste like roast beef.  The canned meats are excellent!  [Phyllis, have you considered authoring a cookbook on  " cooking with food storage?"   :) 

 
The cheese grates and slices and dices!  And I can't seem to leave it alone.  [sigh]  There will be no " storage" of this until I can afford to buy a couple of cases.  I love making grilled cheese sandwiches with my freshly made wheat bread [and the Red Feather butter].
 
Thanks for your always wonderful service.  I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with your products and to say I have found all of them to be as you describe them!  No surprises [unless it was better than I expected] and no disappointments.
 
Angie (June 27, 2007)

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I just found your website about 30 minutes ago and I am all excited. I've been looking for water purification equipment and food storage items. Then I start looking at some of your articles and got more excited. Myself and a lot of my friends believe what you believe that we here in America will experience hard times in the next few years. We are trying to get somewhat prepared for what is coming. At least water and bread of some sort. Looks like fasting will become a way of life also....  Thanks again. Please feel free to write or respond in any way. We must become one in the Spirit.

 
Trying to prepare in Louisiana,
John D., Kaplan, LA (June 3, 2007)

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Just received my order and I am thrilled!  Your speedy service is wonderful.  Thank you so much.  I am looking forward to trying all the meats and placing case orders for the individual types.  The butter and cheese are excellent and I am so happy to abandon the dry varieties and store and use the real thing!  There is absolutely no comparison.
 

Enjoy doing business with you and look forward to doing so for a long time to come!
 
Angie (May 10, 2007)

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Enjoyed your website!  Have ordered the canned cheese and butter.  Attempting to build my food storage as money permits, I wanted so much to find how to add butter and cheese.  The powdered stuff - well it leaves a great deal to be desired!  These Aussies have it down pat, don't they??  :)  The butter is excellent and so is the cheese.

 
Am ordering today a sample case of the meats.  I appreciate so much your vivid descriptions of how you have used it.  That information lets me know real people cook as I do and I have some idea as to the results.  [Although, I may not be as good a cook as Phyllis :) ].  Thanks so much!
 
As my budget permits, and after trying the meats, will be ordering steadily.  Again, thank you for a great website and products that are so above the ordinary!  Food storage does not - and should not - be dull and dry and you have given such variety!  In times of any emergency - weather, unemployment, etc - when we eat from our food storage, it will be 'normal' food! 
 
May I also add that your honesty and integrity is so appreciated.  God bless you.
 
Angie (May 5, 2007)

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Hi,
 

I received my DE late yesterday afternoon.  Thank you so much for all the communication and the fast shipping of the product.
 
Mary B. (April 28, 2007)

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Phyllis,

I received the package today. .  .   I and my family have tasted the Red Feather Butter and the Kraft canned cheese.   My wife and I had the Beefy Mac & Cheese for lunch. All the products were well received and a good value.   I particluarly found the beef in the Beefy Mac & Chees surprisingly tasty.   I plan to order more of all of these products soon.

Thank you for your prompt, personal service.   It is not so common these days.

Sean C. (March 30, 2007)

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Many thanks for your prompt assistance.   It is VERY much appreciated. T-Mobile double charged me for a " pay as you go" phone I ordered in December.   I am still trying to get them to correct the charge.   It's taken multiple hour-long phone conversations and I still haven't gotten the record straight.   You guys are TERRIFIC. Keep up the good work.

Best regards,
Dave A.   (February 28, 2007)

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Dear Internet Grocer,

Thank you for carrying the Kraft Canned Cheese. I have always had an excellent experience with the ordering and shipment. I grew up on Kraft Canned Cheese and now that I live here, thanks to you guys, my children can also enjoy this cheese and share something nostalgic with me.

Thank You

Arvah R. (January 31, 2007)
 

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Thank you so much for sending the butter so quickly !  Even with the holiday & week-end , it got here in 5 days.  I'm sharing with several friends, so we will see what they think of the butter.  It says on the can to refrig after opening, my understanding was it can be left on the shelf, so I will be anxious to see how long it lasts on the shelf.  There is a need to be prepared for the time when we won't have electricity or water or gas in our homes.  It would be wise for all people to get supplies ready for that time.

Fredda M.   (January 3, 2007)

    Thanks for your email, Fredda.   While you SHOULD follow the
    manufacturer's recommendation regarding refrigerating the butter,
    we have never done so.

    Even before finding and using our canned butter, we left stick
    butter out on the counter.   We do the same with the canned butter.
    In our experience, we're still alive and healthy.

    We're NOT recommending that YOU not refrigerate the canned butter.
    All we're telling you is what OUR experience has been.

    Thanks for your business and for your comments!

    Bruce

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Phyllis,

Thanks for separating the canned cheese from the dehydrated foods.   You have my
okay on both.   Again, it was a pleasure doing business with you and Bruce.   I
know I'll order from your company again in the future.

Sharon
in Arizona (Dec. 28, 2006) 

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I got my order - thanks so much.   I was so surprised to see that the shipment came from < x x x > , as they were the company I was first thinking of ordering from but I'm glad I got it from you - saved me taxes and the shipping would have been the same and you have been GREAT to work with. Thanks again.

Marti from Idaho (December 28, 2006)

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Hi. I just wanted to say that my order, canned butter, arrived in perfect condition.  It was only three cans...all we could afford...but the care that was taken in packing it was very much appreciated.  I can't tell you how often things have been damaged by UPS coming here.  But...our cans got to our house without a scratch and in record time for ground shipping  :-)  Thank you so much for the personal touch.

 
Best Regards,
 
Carmen C.

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Hi ... I've been working on the PC all day and was trying to decide on some orders.  Tired and frustrated. 
 

Then I saw your page named " Scripture"   ... one of my very favorite words !!!    I clicked and then " wasted" (I jest !)  an hour enjoying His word shared by my family (in Him).    Thanks for the respite and reminder to slow down and enjoy Him !!
 
Your Sis,
Rebecca L.
Raleigh, NC 
 
Now I need to get back to placing my order for DE.    (Great website ... my first time here ... found you thru Google)

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Hi Bruce and Phyllis!

Just wanted to tell you how impressed and pleased I am with your company!

I've had your site bookmarked for quite a while, and had seen others mention on the internet how pleased they were with your company, but until this week had never done business with y'all. 

I'd heard of your products, and was especially interested in the canned butter you offered, and was quite disappointed several months ago when I finally was in a position to buy a case of it, only to find it was unavailable at that time.  I kept checking back and when I saw you had it again (and with a discount to boot!), I ordered a case. 

Even though Quinlan isn't all that far from where we live, I did NOT expect to receive my order the day after I placed it!  That's terrific customer service!  I've ordered several " in-stock" items from other companies a similar distance to where we live, and sometimes it's taken a week or better before I've received them.

I'd noticed the blurb on your site regarding cans sometimes being dented while in transit, and when I found the UPS man had not opened our gate (which was unlocked specifically so he could access our driveway), but had instead just thrown the box over the gate (GRRRRR!!), I was anticipating a few dents and dings.  I inspected the entire case and due to your careful packing, not a single can was damaged in any way!  Outstanding!

Growing up in a family that had a small business, and having a small business myself, I'm acutely aware of what it takes to provide exceptional service.  Thank you for being head and shoulders above the crowd.  I will enthusiastically recommend your company to others!

Many thanks and God bless!

Marla L.   (October 20, 2006)

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Just a word on my first taste of your products." Outstanding" !!!

I jumped in with both feet and ordered 5 cases of your meats,cheese,and butter. I have to say the flavors of the roast pork,beef,and hamburger have far exceeded my expectations. These are far and away the best tasting canned meats I've had the pleasure of using! These put to shame some of the canned goods I've used in the past.

The broth included just makes the package complete,because now I don't even need to supply the water for preparation. Thus making it possible to stretch my water stores. Dehydrated requires extra water and MRE's have some additive that doesn't quite suit my tastes.

I've yet to try the butter and cheese,but I'm certain they'll be just as tasty. Is there any possibility of finding a canned bread supplier? This would certainly round out an already sound menu of products. Thank you for  offering a fine line of products in these uncertain times. 

Also, I raised hogs for 37 years and your pork was as good as anything I processed in that time, with no hint of boar meat in the mix. Truly a pleasant surprise!

Thank you.-----K. Henkeln (September 29, 2006)

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Hello,
Just a quick note to let you know our order arrived in great
shape. No dented cans!

Laura (August 7, 2006)

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Can I  just say that my experience ordering and receiving from your site has been a great one?!   Yes, it took me a few minutes to figure out the shipping situation, but oh my goodness, you honestly held my hand during the whole process with your fabulous communication skills, i.e.: explanations and directions.  Anyone who sits and reads it can understand it.
 

The canned meats I  ordered, as well as the canned cheeses have been awesome.  i am thrilled to find you all,,,will continue to shop here and send my friends. 
 
Keep up the good work and even though i don't consider myself a religious person, i like the religious fare you have posted.  This is America after all, and freedom of religion is a right you are entitled to!
 
sincerely,

Judye (July 2, 2006)

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Hi ...
I've been working on the PC all day and was trying to decide on some orders.  Tired and frustrated. 
Then I saw your page named " Scripture"   ... one of my very favorite words !!!    I clicked and then " wasted" (I jest !)  an hour enjoying His word shared by my family (in Him).    Thanks for the respite and reminder to slow down and enjoy Him !!

Your Sis,

Rebecca L. Raleigh, NC  (May  18,  2006)

Now I need to get back to placing my order for DE.    (Great website ... my first time here ... found you thru Google)

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I value your transparent business practices.   I will certainly buy more from you over time, budget permitting.

Sharon M. (May 15, 2006)
Sierra Vista, Arizona

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We received our canned cheese and butter order (which I split with my daughter and her family) I brought the butter to work along with wholewheat toasts for people to try before we are in a power outage situation.   Only 1 person who tried it didn't care for it. Many of my coworkers are interested after trying your butter, and I posted your website, and fax number. Florida is apparently due to 'board the hurricane train' again this summer...and the wise ones are starting to stock up on supplies now.

Mitzi G. (April 21, 2006)

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I did get the cheese .... The other canned goods arrived tonight (just in time for our trip this weekend!)

I appreciate both your fast service and good email response -- I will certainly be shopping with you folks in the future.

Eric P. (January 5, 2006)

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Dear folks:

I'm sure many of my friends laugh at me behind my back for being a " nervous ninny" about emergency preparedness, but 18 months worth of food is still 18 months worth of food and we rotate so that the stores don't go bad. Bulk food is cheaper and I have never been sorry that I had emergency money, first aid items, warmers, blankets, food, and lighting on hand.

I enjoy reading your website. I wish we didn't live in such times, but we do. I'm Christian and I feel I need to prepare myself and my child for disaster, both physically and spiritually. I'm relieved to see evidence that I am not alone. It's surprising how many people are " coming out of the closet" regarding faith. In fact, I have referred a few friends and acquaintances to your website because they are concerned about emergency preparedness. Keep up the good work and my prayers and best wishes go out to you and your family.

P.J. N. (May 22, 2005)

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Bruce and Phyllis,

I am sure this may be one of the strangest e-mails you have received, as you are into " survival" foods...and what I am about to ask seems rather counter-productive to survival.. (his Mother and I have had to come to terms with that!!)

...but... one of our sons, who is an accomplished parachutist with over 1000 jumps, has also taken up the Extreme Sport of BASE Jumping.

He went last year to Norway. He and a friend are going again in July, as this area in Norway has some 3000 foot cliffs to jump off of.

.. It is in a remote area with very limited food services available. Near the bottom of the cliffs where they jump is a " Tourist Camp" which has bunk-houses with cooking facilities. Also, adjacent is a small cafe, but everything must be brought in by boat so it is quite expensive to eat there for 2 weeks, and with the current exchange rate of the American dollar in Europe, it is even very expensive for them to try to buy food in Stavanger, Norway (the ferry landing to get to the cliffs) before they board the ferry to the " drop zone" .

I have done a good bit of Internet research and you seem to be the best for basic knowledge, honesty, quality and price....soooo can you help me??....

I am not familiar with, (nor have I tried) dehydrated foods, but it seems this would be a good choice for my son and his buddy to explore....

Doug, Montrose, CO (May 11, 2005)

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I just love your web site! I find it most refreshing and enheartening to see that someone 'out there' is Bible-bent and a back-to-basics type. Everything in that website is just slick and right on. You have it all, and all together. Blessings on you and your efforts. Also, have another order coming as soon as some dust settles around here.

Dan K., Santa Maria, CA (Oct. 6, 2004)

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Hi! I just left you a voicemail and then decided I could email you as well.

I'm interested in purchasing the smallest bag you have available of the Earth to feed to my cat in the hope of improving his general health . . .

Can't sign off without commenting on your website--chuck full of great info! I know I've spent at least a couple of hours reading! and then forwarded.

Loved your " fine print" ... " grace and mercy of Our Lord" to which I say AMEN! I'm in the process of having a Lecture at our church on " Separation of Church & State" by a History professor who is very active in the Prolife movement, and a candidate (R, conservative) to State House Representative for a District.

Also loved other articles (ex, listed below) to which I also say amen... and enjoyed the Bed & Breakfast as well!

Conservative Scripture: the Bible Used to be Viewed
ChristianWritings WebPublishers.
Christian classics, such as Farrar's Life of Christ, free online.
It's Not Guns We Must Control.

Last but not least... it was the " fine print" mentioned above that made me decide to look no further and to contact you about the DE... Keep up the good work, and may God continue to bless you, your loved ones and your business.

Mary (10-6-04)

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Hello!

I'm enjoying your web page. I tried to order a couple samples of canned meat, but can't do so online. . . . I look forward to hearing from you. And thank you for your courage in including links and articles regarding your faith on your page.

Sandy B. (10-6-04)

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Tandy,

Your order is close enough to 200#s that I can fudge and get the shipping discount. It'll be $62 instead of $120. New order total is $787.95. Saves $58.

Thanks,
Phyllis

Thank you,

We love your website! We plan to purchase from you again.

Tandy (9-27-04)

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The new Schnitzer mill sounds great! I haven't used anything but fresh ground flour since I got my mill from you, what, about two years ago now? It's interesting, too, because I'm hypoglycemic and insulin resistant but while refined sugar and flour makes my blood sugar go nuts, fresh ground flour (and fresh fruit and veggies) doesn't bother me at all!

By the way, do you carry the set of extra cutting drums for the vegetable processor? [Yes, we do!] I saw them listed on the Family Grain Mill info page but didn't see them on the order form and was going to email and ask before I placed the order ... and forgot. Duhhh! If you do have them, could you please add them to my order?

Thank you so much for asking to make sure that I wasn't getting the wrong parts. That's super customer service and I really appreciate it!

Sandy

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Bruce & Phyllis,

I don't need anything at this time but do appreciate the newletter. I was and still am with the products that you carry and know that many in this country will need your services in the future, whether they know it or not.

Keep up the good work.

Jerry

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Hi There
I just wanted to thank you for sending me a newsletter. I have been sort of out of things the last two years since I ordered my water purifier and grinders from you due to health issues. But I am finally getting better now and ready to reimmerse myself in the real world again.

I really love the Kraft Canned cheese I purchased from you which I have shared with some of my friends. I may have a new contact coming up for you soon.. I checked your site today and was really excited to see the Red Feather Canned Butter from New Zealand. It sounds marvelous!!!

Like you I am wondering why the good old USA is not packaging this commodity as I am sure there is a call for it. And too, I have found that butter is one thing people ask for and want and always have to be satisfied with stuff they probably won't eat. Not any more. Maybe in the near future I can place an order with you. Please keep me on your e-mail list.

Sincerely yours,
Jerri in Virginia

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... will be ordering [canned cheese and canned butter] in January..along with the TVP and more Moo Milk ...

the kids LOVE the Moo drink..white and chocolate..however you should see the face of my UPS man..I got the cases of the chocolate and white last fall..he staggered (he's 5 foot and 90 lbs dripping wet) to the door with the boxes--which said CHOCOLATE on the outside..he thought it was cases of Hersheys for a chocoholic ... we all got a chuckle from his questions ... this is the same poor guy who has had to deliver all my sail(s) and canvas for a 51 foot Morgan Sail boat ...

I am almost ready to start loading the boat with stores ... will have one or two more similar purchases but want to have all stores for our transatlantic by January ... to allow packaging etc.

love the broccoli, tomato, potatoes and corn..they will be life savers ...

Joan C.

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Thank you. We're looking forward to being well-prepared again.

By the way, we previously ordered the sample meat pack and were very impressed. The quality is fantastic and we were extremely pleased with the flavor and volume.

Jaqui B.

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Wow,

I just stumbled onto your website after Googling on the subject of dehydrated and bulk foods. Wow! I have to tell you guys: you rock!

I've always adored food. My family has a very keen interest in diet and quality. At times, like everyone, I have fallen into misconception, but never have I, or has my family. been as freakishly adverse to common sense as our nation seems to have become (if you believe the popular press). I would feel angry at Atkins if it weren't so much fun watching silly people do ridiculous things. Food takes us to the most ecstatic heights and turns us into the smallest of children. It truly is the sacrament given us three times daily.

A word about your amazing website. Where did you guys come from?! It is so unusual to hear common sense from a retailer, and I have spent so much time among the ignorant and greedy, I had almost forgotten that people who have jobs could be so kind to the world as you seem to be. I know you are running a business, but I also know what the supposed cost of living is here in Bloomington, and what a huge percentage of that cost lies in the heads (I hope) and supposedly free will of my fellow citizens. Common sense! Thank you.

The only other source of information equivalent to your FAQ on MSG, was through Jeffery Steingarten in the book It Must Have Been Something I Ate My guess is that most people who read his original article (I did not) in the New Yorker, felt he was joking, etc.

He was not. Your version of the truth about MSG was so well put and argued and from the standpoint of science and common sense (ironically two of the ingredients in what has become the safest food system in the world, though you wouldn't know it via Atkins and company).

Thanks again.

George Coffey (Baker, Bartender, Server (at a steakhouse), Writer, and counselor on food-related topics to kids (summer program of my making)

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Hey, great price (for DE No one else carrys large bags. This will probably last me a decade, but why should I pay more? Next best price was 3 times your price! I'll just keep it nice and dry in my garage. I can just see my beautiful unblemished turnips after I spread liberally and I'll pile high at the base of zuchinni to stop the borers.

John A.

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Phyllis wrote: I always like it when someone can save me some money so I thought you might like it too. The order is just under 200#s, so I can send this UPS hundredweight. It'll save you some on shipping. Your new total is $710. Saves you $31.95.
Thank you very much. This order will equip our boat to go sailing for a while (retiring). You come highly recommended by other boaters. We will certainly spread the word.

Kathy

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Hi Phyllis:

Am answering to an old email however, we are back in Arizona for a couple of months and I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying my Grain Mill. I haven't done any great shakes but my whole wheat and cracked wheat bread with flax, chopped dates, pumpkin and sunflower seeds is something to behold. Boy, the store bought has no resemblance to the real thing.

Again thanks for your help.

Barbara

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Re: Conservative Scripture Page

Alleluia !

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Greetings from Arizona.

Thank you for your exceedingly prompt service on our latest order for dehydrated foods. We have purchased from you folks several times over the past few years and continue to be amazed at the high quality of your service. May you prosper for as long as you care to stay in business.

God bless you all.

Richard and Marilyn

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Have read quite a few " good" things about your site/business on the internet, which is what prompted me to order from you......

Thank you,

Dr. John I.

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Hi Phyllis,

My mail box is a mile from the house but UPS knows where I am. Sometimes UPS will not accept my mailing address as they think it is a PO Box.

Thanks for the special attention,

Nancy

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Phyllis,

Thanks for the fantastic service. It's unusual for a business to go out of their way to meet my individual needs. Please forward my thanks to the appropriate person(s) at the cannery.

I'll be ordering again from your company.

Feel free to use my comments. I hope it will help persuade others to do business with you.

Thanks!

Steve

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Phyllis,

I received my Family Grain Mill today. I have already ground wheat and made bread, rolled oats and ground cornmeal. I am very pleased with this unit. It is easy to use and clean. Oh and there really is no dust.

Esther

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i purchased an aquarain water filter system approx 7 weeks ago when i came to alaska. i had heard that the water in the small town i was in was really bad. the water here in the town of bethel is trucked in and put in individual tanks. the tanks where i was assigned were uncovered and always had various " floaties" in the tank. the water from the tank was always filtered through the aquarain. recently we moved to another area of town that has cleaner tanks and the water delivered is filtered through ozone systems. when moving i cleaned out the filter system. there was an unbelieveable amount of " crud" on the filters and the bottom of the top part of the system. when cleaning out the bottom part the towels came out clean without any trace of visible impurities. i am very grateful for this sytem and the fast and efficient delivery from your company. thanks again.

Gary L. W.

And, again, from Gary:

again i need to tell you about the aquarain water purifier system. Recently while entertaining a guest they asked for water. Of course we served water from the aquarain purifier since the water here is loaded with iron and other impurities (some i think they are unable to identify).

She told us that that was really good water. What she said was to take a taste of the tap water and be sure to spit it out and then take a taste of this water from the aquarain and its like the difference between night and day.

i cannot be happier i purchased this system. thank you.

Gary L. W.

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Hi!

I wanted to order a gallon of the no-rinse shampoo, which by the way is the greatest stuff on earth!! I just want you to know that I got some of it from a pharmacy several years when my grandmother was still alive. She had not washed her hair in 1 and 1/2 years! She finally let me use that. Talk about dandruff buildup. But it did the job. If it will do her hair, it would clean a buffalo!!

Sandi G.

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Hi Folks,

I found a use for the No Rinse shampoo that you haven't mentioned! I brought part of an 8 oz. bottle home when I was discharged from the hospital. It sat around for a while, and one day it was raining and my big coon-hound dog's coat was reeking to high heaven. He had needed a bath in the worst way for a couple of weeks. I saw the bottle of shampoo and thought, " What the heck?" So I poured what was left in dabs down the middle of his back & started lathering it up. Before long " Oso" was smelling as good as if he'd just been to Bowzer Baths in Boulder Creek, CA where we live. Thanks for carrying this great product. (I also use it on just my bangs, when the rest of my hair doesn't need a shampooing, or when I'm in a hurry) I'll be ordering the largest size pretty soon.

Best to you,

Jenna

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Hi Phyllis,

Thanks for saving me some money ! I appreciate it very much !

Is there any chance you will ever sell Brewers Yeast in a 25lb. bag or bigger ?

I have been looking for it all over and can't find it any place. Most sell it with garlic and I don't want it with garlic. I give it to my dogs and they do not like it with garlic.

Also I want to thank you for having Diatomaceous Earth. I got some from you last year and my dogs are doing great being on it, and it helped so much with the flea problem last year. I don't prefer chemicals and this product helped a great deal.

Some of my dogs have put on weight and are doing much better being on it.

Thank you for your products and for Loving Jesus our Lord and for putting it openly on your web site. God Bless you !!

Joan

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I will have to commend you on your site....your writing makes it the most interesting of all the preparedness sites I have visited! I'll be visiting it, again, before too long, to place my order. (I've ordered your cheese and meats, as well as some other items, before.)

Jo Ann

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Hi,

I bought a hand-operated Grain Mill from you a couple of years ago and it's been fine. I'm thinking about switching to motor-operated. Could you give me a call so we could discuss? Or send me an email when you are in and I will call you.

Thanks,

Bill R.

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Wow! You guys are great. The DE arrived yesterday in good shape. Thank you so much!

Adrienne

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--THE NEGATIVES--

Charging people shipping when they can come by and pick it up is BS!   You're just greedy!   You say it wouldn't be " fair" to some people.   Give me a break, how would they ever know.   You say you're not insured for people to shop.   They wouldn't be " shopping" , just picking up an order they've already sent.   Besides, it's apparently " OK" to come by and " shop" if they pay shipping!   GREEDY,GREEDY,GREEDY!   There are too many other places to waste time with you.

Dennis McWilliams idmac87@yahoo.com -  December 28, 2009

      Dennis,

      You've completely misread us.   We don't charge either shipping or
      handling FOR ITEMS WE STOCK HERE IN QUINLAN.   And you're welcome
      to come pick them up.

      See http://www.internet-grocer.net/in-stock.htm

      We don't have a retail store where you can browse (like in a
      Walmart).   We're a mailorder company and have only a 2,500 sq ft
      warehouse.   We're not insured for people to come into it and
      " shop" .

      The ONLY time we charge shipping for items that people want to
      pick up is when people don't want their neighbors to know what
      they're getting--for items we DON'T stock and have to be shipped
      to us--in the way of dehydrated foods.

      I'm sorry that you jumped to conclusions and didn't take the time
      to understand what we're all about.   It ain't greed, Brother.

      Good luck with wherever you go to get prepared....

      Bruce

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How dare you treat squirrels in such a way?   Squirrels are wonderful, loving creatures, not just pieces of meat.   You should treat them with respect as if they were human beings, I'm sure most squirrels have higher IQ's than you do.   You realise you're putting the whole species to almost certain doom, I hope you're happy.
 
We blame you for all of the World's faults, if it wasn't for people like you with such murderous intent, we'd have a perfect society.
 
Go an hero.
 
P.S. Your mum

iamasexybabeandeveryonewan*******me@hotmail.co.uk January 25, 2009

Your email shows your shallowness.   You jump to conclusions without investigating the issue.   Had you gone to the " order" page, you would have discovered that the Dehydrated Squirrel Page is a SPOOF.

Dig a little deeper into issues before attacking.

Bruce

PS - Most animals--including squirrels--are delicious, and meant by God to be food.   Food, not only for each other, but for humans, too.

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Telling your prospective customers to get information about msg from the Glutamate Association is like asking Dracula  if he likes blood. WHAT THE DEVIL TO EXPECT THE GLUTAMTE ASSOCIATION TO SAY?
 
I wouldn't buy from you clowns if you were the last company on earth.

*****@Vitamincity.com   December 14, 2008

It's a shame you don't have the courage to sign your name to your email.   For 30-some days, we're still a free country and you can buy from whomever you wish.   We " clowns" will still be in business, despite your boycott.

MSG is a NATURALLY OCCURRING substance.   Tomatoes--to name ONE item--are loaded with it.   You can't escape MSG.   For food flavor enhancement, it's BREWED exactly like beer is brewed. You need to educate yourself, instead of blindly following fear-mongerers.

If MSG is so bad for your health, please explain the longevity of the Chinese, who eat it like we eat salt.

You're chasing a straw man in your hatred of MSG.   Marxism is a FAR worse danger ... which we'll have next year.

Bruce

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This evening we tried the first can of the Sample Pack. It was the can of Pork.

Problems:

1. My electric can opener would not reach into the depressed lid.

2. My hand can opener would not open the can either.

3. I had to take a large butcher knife and cut open the lid.

4. When opened, I noticed the meat swimming in juice. So I decided to measure that juice. To my amazement, I poured out a full 1 and 1/2 cups of juice. I didn't pay for juice...I paid for meat.

5. In your advertisements it indicated that the pork could be sliced. Not so, the meat was in small chunks, as if it had been crumbled before packing.

6. The meat did not taste like pork at all, but tasted, suspiciously like TUNA. Though I know it was not tuna, your canning operators may have processed tuna prior to processing the pork and failed to clean the canning mechanisms before doing the pork. I have been in canning plants for more than 35 years and I know how it could have happened, but your quality control inspectors should have caught that.

All in all, your PORK product gave us a terrible experience. I have not opened any of the other meat samples yet, but if they are anything like your touted pork, I will NOT be putting your product in food storage. I certainly will not buy your pork again.

Jim M.   (Sept. 18, 2008)

Jim,

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with our canned pork. Out of curiosity, I opened a small can and poured out the liquid (which comes out of the meat during the cooking process, NO liquid is added. The meat is hand-packed raw and is cooked in the can.). Mine was about 3 1/2 ounces.

To further the experiment, I then measured 1 1/2 cups of water in a measuring cup and poured it back into the empty can. It left only about 1/2 inch of space for meat. The amount of juice that you claim to have measured is just not possible.

Taste is a personal thing, so I cannot address the tuna-taste. It certainly doesn't taste that way to us! The things that I DO know are

1. Our meat cannery does NOT can fish of ANY kind,
2. The canning equipment is used for ONE meat-type per day,
3. The canning equipment is washed, rinsed and sanitized each evening.

No cannery EVER switches from one meat to another without washing, rinsing and sanitizing their equipment. If they did, the USDA would yank their canning license quicker than you could say, " My pork tastes like tuna."

You misread my write-up on the canned meats, regarding " slicing" . I wrote, " I cut through the extraordinarily tender piece of loin with my fork and bit in..." ( http://internet-grocer.net/realmeat.htm ). None of our canned meats needs a knife to cut through, and that was the point of that sentence.

But, you do bring up an oversight on my part. That paragraph and picture applied to pork loin, a product that is no longer produced by a company that's no longer in business. (That write-up is from 1998 or so.) I need to annotate that and retake the photo.

Lastly, we've never had a problem opening any cans that we've tried to open, both with a hand and an electric can opener. Which brings up another issue ... how did you keep the pork juices from splattering all over the kitchen opening the can with a knife??

I suspect there's something else behind your rant, but again, I apologize for your unhappiness with our meat. You're the first....

Bruce

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HI BRUCE,
THERE SEEMS A LACK OF WISDOM ON YOUR PART AS INDICATED BY YOUR REMARKS ABOUT OBAMA. CERTAINLY, YOU SHOULD BE COGNIZANT THAT EVERYBODY DOES NOT EMBRACE YOUR VIEWS, AND THAT SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO PROHIBIT YOU FROM SENDING SUCH INFORMATION TO YOUR CUSTOMERS OR POTENTIAL CUSTOMERS. IT IS VERY INSENSITIVE OF YOU. ALSO, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT WHOEVER GETS TO BE PRESIDENT IS JUST A HUMAN BEING....NOT CHRIST JESUS. THEREFORE, NOBODY IS PERFECT, AND NOBODY HAS EVER BEEN IN THE WHITE HOUSE THAT " EVERYBODY" LIKED OR APPRECIATED, RIGHT. I PRAY FOR YOU, AND PRAY THAT MAYBE IF YOU ARE BORN AGAIN, YOU WILL ORGANIZE A GROUP TO PRAY THAT GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE U.S. AND GIVE US THE RIGHT PERSON. I AM CONSIDERING ORDERING PRODUCTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE, ESPECIALL IF I CAN NOT FIND SIMILAR PRODUCTS IN CALIFORNIA.

Louella C. (Aug 13, 2008)

Louella,

Obama is a MARXIST (and quite open about it), maybe still a Muslim, and might not even be eligible to be president because he may not be a citizen. (The " birth certificate" his office released on the internet is a forgery.)

The " change" he plans for the US is socialism/communism. I'm alarmed that nearly HALF of our nation embraces that. Either you have not studied this man, you don't know what Marxism is, or you, too, are a socialist.

My religious and political view have been on my website since I published it online in 1996. I *know* those views have cost me customers, but for everyone who leaves in a huff, we get 3 more who buy from us BECAUSE of them.

The vast majority of our customers are here because they're concerned about the state of our nation. Those are the people I'm here for. I don't really care about feeding the brain-dead American. There's more involved here than profit.

I wish you the best.

Bruce

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On Fri May 23 12:19:10 CDT 2008, " F, Steven A" < steven.a.f*****@*********.com> wrote:

To whom it may concern,

I recently purchased a case of your Kraft cheese, and every single can was severely dented, I know you say on your website you do not ship dented cans but I find it impossible to believe that they were dented in shipping as they were well packed and there was nothing to dent them in the box and no external damage. I can get dented cans from any grocery store at a fraction of the price I paid you. I have received canned goods from several other online companies with no damage, and they have been shipped via UPS and at a cheaper rate. Consequently I will never use you store again and will make sure everyone I know will be advised of your practices.

Steven F.
Boeing - Huntington Beach

    Steven,

    We never, EVER, ship dented cans unless someone orders them. UPS often causes internal damage because they literally THROW boxes down their truck-loading lines when they have a jam on the conveyor belt. (I have a friend who is a UPS supervisor who described this behavior to me.)

    If a box lands squarely on any side, and not on a corner, damage such as you describe can--and does--occur.   It all depends on how the box is hurled.

    BTW, I work parttime for a company that refurbishes uninterruptible power supplies.   They have the EXACT same internal damage problem with their UPS'd UPSs.   United Parcel Service has never failed to pay a claim.

    Had you reported the damage to UPS, they would've paid us for the damaged product, and we would have shipped you another case.   UPS usually doesn't pick up damaged product, so you would have ended up with two cases for the price of one. (I'm not trying to defraud UPS here, I'm merely relating what they've not done historically, both with us and with the UPS refurbishers.)

    I can't stop you from slandering us, but just be aware that you are *dead* wrong.   If we shipped pre-dented cans, we wouldn't have them for sale, or sell them.   Think about it!

    Your note and my reply will be posted on our " Our Customers Are Saying" page.   We report both the good things AND the bad.

    Bruce Hopkins
    Owner
    Best Prices Storable Foods
    Quinlan, Texas
    V - 903-356-6443   (9a-6p Central)
    F - 903-356-6233

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On Tue Dec 11  (2007) 20:40:43 PST 2007, " RUSS TANNER" < rt4pt@xxxxxxxx.com> wrote

CAVEAT EMPTOR!
 
BRUCE & PHYLLIS HOPKINS, hah, crooked as a snake in their dealings.  They burned me once, but never again!  Fool me once, shame on you fool me twice, shame on me!
 
They professed to be such good christian folk, only to prove themselves to be wolves in sheep clothing.  Never will I do business with them again.
 
" Ye shall know them by the fruits they bear"
 

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Mr. Tanner,

I'll consider this slanderous email as an UNSUBSCRIBE request. I
will also place a copy of it on our " Our Customers Are Saying"
page, along with my reply to you, in the interest of Full Disclosure.

(For those of you receiving this exchange, that page can be found
at
http://www.internet-grocer.net/cust-say.htm )

When you discovered the damaged case of cheese, Phyllis asked you
to put in a damage claim with UPS, REFUSE the damaged shipment and have it sent back to us. (That way, UPS would've reimbursed us for
the damage they caused and we would have sent you a new case of
cheese.)

Rather than do that YOU CHOSE to call UPS and told them that we
shipped you pre-damaged product. So they denied our claim.

WE DO NOT EVER SHIP PRE-DAMAGED CANS OF ANYTHING unless someone orders them from our Dented Can Sale Page
to sample our products on the cheap.

UPS can be very hard on our shipments, and I have even seen cans
come out dented from boxes that showed no external damage. (When a UPS conveyor belt jams up, or packages pile up and don't move
toward the waiting trucks, the workers LITERALLY throw packages
over the jam to keep the trucks loading.   I have that information
from a man I used to work with who is now a supervisor at the UPS
terminal in Terrell, Texas.)

In spite of your not following Phyllis' request, we refunded your
money (less shipping and the 15% restocking fee which is stated
clearly on our website) and took the loss ourselves.

If anyone would like to discuss this first-hand, I invite you to
call Phyllis at 903-356-6443 to get the FACTS about Mr. Tanners " bad experience" with us.

Bruce Hopkins

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On Thu Nov 01  (2006) 05:23:12 PDT 2007, marian l. < goldnbluxxxxxx@xxxxx.com> wrote:

I am so disappointed with the set up on your site...i am trying to order something and can't GET TO ONLINE ORDERING AND ACCOUNT INFO   unless i sign up for a newsletter??? ALSO HAD TO READ SO MANY PAGES TO GET TO FIND PRODUCT AND ORDER IT ... CLICKED ON CANNED BUTTER AND GOT PAGES OF OTHER STUFF... and can't find out shipping costs for cases of butter. PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH SHIPPING AND HANDLING COST FOR TWO CASES OF CANNED BUTTER, THEN FOR 4 CASES ... AND CURRENT COST OF EACH CASE AND THEN THE TOTAL FOR TWO CASES (INCLUDING SHIPPING) AND TOTAL FOR 4 CASES (INCLUDING ALL SHIPPING/HANDLING) THANK YOU AND LET ME KNOW IF AND HOW I CAN GET IN TO ORDER THINGS WITHOUT SUBSCRIBING TO YOUR EMAIL NEWSLETTER.

WOULD HAVE ORDERED IF COULD HAVE GOTTEN IN

NOW MAY GO ELSEWHERE FOR THE TIME I HAVE ...

MARIAN

Marian,

You've either got a virus on your computer or you're clicking on things that aren't relevant to buying canned butter.

I just tried navigating from our homepage to the " buy butter page" on the shopping cart (using NO shortcuts) in both Internet Explorer and in Firefox and had no problems.

At NO point was I asked to sign up for our newsletter.   You have to click on that link to have that presented to you. There is also NO NEED to be " in our system" to use, or order from us, on our shopping cart. (For us to send you a shipping quote, we need your city and ZIP Code to figure it.   If the order is under 200 lbs., the shopping cart will figure it for you correctly.)

Bruce

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From the So You Think Evolution is Biblical? Page:

To Whom it May Concern:

" To believe that God 'directed' evolution over millions of years, is to say that God is not powerful enough to create. To limit God's power is to destroy your faith in him."

To be blunt, that is entirely untrue I cannot begin to tell you how much is wrong with that statement. I'll take the Christian stance for a moment - who are you to determine what God's plan truly is? Perhaps God could make something appear from thin air, but this does not mean that it had to happen that way.

Furthermore, believing that there is a potential for evolution to be biblical absolutely does not limit God's power. Rather, it may be an explanation of His will.

I look forward to your response.

Sincerely,

Steve

Steve,

The word used in Genesis 1, " yom" means a day (24 hour period). The verse " a day is with the Lord as a thousand years and a thousand years as a day" used by many evolutionists, does not alter the meaning of the word DAY in Gen. 1 and does not apply to it. Every Israelite who read those verses (pre-Darwin, et al.) knew that God created the world in 6 days.

You also may not be aware of the construction of the Hebrew in Gen 1. It literally reads: " Light be, light was."   The English translation does not convey the power and suddenness of those verses. (The same construction holds for the other days of Creation.)

Moses CLEARLY states in Exodus 20, " For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them..."

Jesus, who was crucified and rose from the dead (as He predicted) says that " God CREATED them male and female" which--even ignoring ALL the other clear Biblical statements--puts the stamp of authenticity on creation.

Nothing was created " out of thin air" . There was no air. Not only did God create the world/universe, He created light (different from sunlight), space, time, heaven (non-matter), and matter.

I suggest you find a Hebrew interlinear Old Testament and re-read Gen. 1. There's NO WAY you will come away believing it leaves ANY room for evolution.

Evolutionists MUST cling to their fairy tales so they have no One to whom to answer.

Submission to God and His sacrificial Son, Jesus Christ, destroys man's pride ... and we proud sinners " CAN'T" have THAT!

I hope you'll take an open-minded look at the issue.

Bruce

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Have no idea who put your website together, but if a normal English speaking human being could understand it, you might sell something. I can't.

On to somebody else's site that I can try to figure out.

Stephen O.

You write so well, Stephen, for someone who can't understand my English. We're investigating intensely to find out why our real customers are able to understand and navigate our website, and (heaven forbid!) order from it. Best wishes to you!

Bruce

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You might want to consider keeping your political views off your website. I was going to buy a bunch of stuff then saw the link to Zell Miller's speech at the convention. That was one of the most disgusting, un-christian speeches I have ever heard! I could not buy from a company that supports that kind of politics. Sorry.

Steve

Steve,

You obviously didn't look around the site much. If Zell Miller's presence turned you away, our Links Page would make you faint!

I don't see truth as being unChristian.

Bruce Hopkins Is it just me, or do Steves have it in for us? Same guy?? hmmm.

I'll have to go back through our order history and see if ANYONE named Steve has EVER bought from us. Steves seem to get very upset over our website!

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On Sun Feb 25 00:30:04 PST 2007, dmcw5 < dmcw5@bresnan.net> wrote:

I was planning on buying a good supply of food from you with our income tax refund, but after reading that political crap about Iraq and other things I'll take my business elsewhere. I'm anything but a democrat and no longer a republican. I put America first, not a political party. I spend a good deal of my time on many web sites looking for the TRUTH. most people's pride is more important than the truth--they simply can't be wrong. Don't depend on the major media for truth--it's only there in pieces, mixed with lies to brainwash the masses.

I don't go to a political website to find food, and I shouldn't find political rants on a food website. Good ridance!

Sorry, " dmcw5" , but I don't believe you.   You don't have the guts to leave your name, so I think you're either a competitor who's trying a lame psy-ops, or a liberal who hates truth and those who seek it.

If there's ONE thing we strive to do on our website, it's to get to the TRUTH ... and the LACK of truth in American politics today is one of the reasons we started this business 13 years ago.

We don't MAKE potential customers read our " political crap" (nor the pages about our religious beliefs, which some gripe about on forums, but don't have the courage to write ME about).   It's YOUR choice to go to those pages ... and your reaction to them reveals a lot about you and your character.

If you don't believe there are problems in the US today (i.e., our " political crap" ) that make " getting prepared" a worthy thing to do, then I don't think you're going to buy ANY preparedness products from ANYONE.   And--to be truthful--I more treasure business from truth-seekers, even though that may cost us business from people of your mind-set.

My best guess is that your REAL name is Steve....

Bruce

PS - Oh, look for your letter--along with this reply--on our " Our Customers Are Saying" page, though I doubt that your email reply address is any good (I'll post THAT result, too).   Heck, I'll even post your email address!

Bruce (don't blame Phyllis for this reply)

 

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Thank you, to each of you, for your kind remarks. We appreciate your business . . . but more, we appreciate YOU!

At one point in His ministry, Jesus healed 10 lepers. Only one returned to thank Him. Only a handful of our customers write us back after receiving their orders. Each of these testimonials is copied verbatim from their emails. To protect their privacy, we've deleted their last names and their email addresses. (We'll do the same for you, if you'd like to shopping with us.)


We treasure all of your comments.

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