If you have read any of my posts or articles on food storage, and particularly how to quick start, then you know I’ve mentioned the Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Home Storage Centers. These are located in almost every major city and are open to the public to get #10 cans of food.
Back in the early part of 2020 (if you can remember 2020!) when COVID became mainstream news many people did runs to their LDS Home Storage Centers. Just like the general public who wiped out toilet paper across the country, “preppers,” and especially the last minute preppers, went with trucks and trailers and pretty much wiped out the centers in days. So much so that they closed their doors as they couldn’t get restocked quick enough. When they did re-open initially it was to church members only.
Well the other day I realized that my supply of hot chocolate at the house was low. Now, being a prepared person, I’m “sure” I have some in some supplies, but they are packed ready to move, and I really don’t want to go through a stack of bins to get to the bin with the hot chocolate in, especially when there is a Home Storage Center not 3 miles from me 🙂
So I was pleased to find that they are now generally open. Yes they brought the clipboard and form outside for me to fill in and they brought the stuff out to me. However, much to the disappointment of anyone who has tried their hot chocolate, they had discontinued it!!!!
It would also appear, from their current on-line order form, that they have discontinued their pancake mix (also some of the best I’ve found) as well as honey.
This means that supplies that I may, or may not, have will be worth more in bartering, but its going to “cost” a lot for me to give up any of the hot chocolate that I may, or may not, have.
My daughter told me the other day that she had used the last of one of the items that I had stocked them up with as their wedding present 18 months ago! You can probably imagine the comment I made to her! 🙂
Remember, never let your supplies get down to the last one.