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tokarev_tt
10-26-2011, 3:29 PM
I saw this show on tv about preppers in arizona and there seems to be stores there that cater strictly to preppers.They sell food and supplies in bulk and can give you a good advice on what and how much of it you need.Anybody knows of a store like that in California?

problemchild
10-26-2011, 4:40 PM
I use...

Costco
Sams
Smart n Final
Honeyville (http://youtu.be/bok_vkkVJe4)
Mormon dry canning centers

tokarev_tt
10-26-2011, 5:24 PM
Hmmm...not really what i was asking.

I use...

Costco
Sams
Smart n Final
Honeyville (http://youtu.be/bok_vkkVJe4)
Mormon dry canning centers

GotMojo
10-26-2011, 7:24 PM
Hmmm...not really what i was asking.

Really? You didn't look at the one and only hyperlink he provided?

hint: It's a video from a visit to this (http://www.honeyvillefarms.net/) place. Word on the street is that it's just like the one preppers frequent in AZ (http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/03/30/honeyville-grains-a-preppers-paradise/).

bob7122
10-26-2011, 7:32 PM
Hmmm...not really what i was asking.

Really? You didn't look at the one and only hyperlink he provided?

hint: It's a video from a visit to this (http://www.honeyvillefarms.net/) place. Word on the street is that it's just like the one preppers frequent in AZ (http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/03/30/honeyville-grains-a-preppers-paradise/).

maybe he is referring to an army nave surplus store???:confused::confused:

the link provided was great if you ask me.

Steve1968LS2
10-26-2011, 7:36 PM
Hmmm...not really what i was asking.

How is that NOT what you were asking for?

Maybe be more specific?

anthonyca
10-26-2011, 7:46 PM
Hmmm...not really what i was asking.

:confused:

REPR
10-26-2011, 10:30 PM
I use...

Costco
Sams
Smart n Final
Honeyville (http://youtu.be/bok_vkkVJe4)
Mormon dry canning centers

Listen to 'The Dude' lol

Jel
10-26-2011, 10:32 PM
I bet the OP is looking for a one stop shop for all his prepping needs. That store doesn't exist. The places that PC listed as well as any good military surplus and outdoor/camping store should be able to fill in the most of the gaps.

OP, if the show you mentioned was the one where the prepper housewife went to a warehouse store and had the goods delivered at night, then that would be the one link provided by Problemchild.

seanbo
10-26-2011, 10:39 PM
The tokarev is a awesome gun, but it just isn't very smart.

thenodnarb
10-26-2011, 10:45 PM
these guys are in california:Major Surplus (http://www.majorsurplus.com/Default.aspx)

I've never been to that place, but many "surplus" stores cater to preppers. However you really have to have a plan of what you're wanting to prepare for and go to the places that sell that stuff. Most of my survival gear is from places like REI, Sports Chalet, Honeyville, etc...

thenodnarb
10-26-2011, 10:46 PM
The tokarev is a awesome gun, but it just isn't very smart.

:confused:

tokarev_tt
10-26-2011, 11:19 PM
Exactly what i was asking.One stop shop.I know they exist in AZ,i was wondering if there are any in CA,thats all....And my bad,i missed the link posted by problemchild...The store in the video looks like what i was talking about.Thanx problemchild for posting it,i appretiate the info.

I bet the OP is looking for a one stop shop for all his prepping needs. That store doesn't exist. The places that PC listed as well as any good military surplus and outdoor/camping store should be able to fill in the most of the gaps.

OP, if the show you mentioned was the one where the prepper housewife went to a warehouse store and had the goods delivered at night, then that would be the one link provided by Problemchild.

tokarev_tt
10-26-2011, 11:20 PM
x2 :confused:

:confused:

Originally Posted by seanbo
The tokarev is a awesome gun, but it just isn't very smart.

tokarev_tt
10-26-2011, 11:22 PM
Thanx dude,that looks like what i was talking about.

these guys are in california:Major Surplus (http://www.majorsurplus.com/Default.aspx)

I've never been to that place, but many "surplus" stores cater to preppers. However you really have to have a plan of what you're wanting to prepare for and go to the places that sell that stuff. Most of my survival gear is from places like REI, Sports Chalet, Honeyville, etc...

REPR
10-26-2011, 11:40 PM
Was the show you watched called Doomsday Preppers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaxjfQheNes

problemchild
10-27-2011, 3:08 AM
Thanx dude,that looks like what i was talking about.

I wasnt impressed with Major surplus. It was typical overpriced chinese junk. The store was very expensive and the stocked items were not what I need.

Stick with Mormon and HV. Bulk and cheap. JMO

Foulball
10-27-2011, 8:59 AM
I wasnt impressed with Major surplus. It was typical overpriced chinese junk. The store was very expensive and the stocked items were not what I need.

Stick with Mormon and HV. Bulk and cheap. JMO

Agree 100%. Overpriced and junky.

vormav
10-27-2011, 11:39 AM
http://www.sosproducts.com/

I've only been once to buy a water barrel for storage, but its not a bad place. Store front is kinda small, but they have a larger section set aside for warehouse storage so you can ask them for anything you don't see in store but is in their catalog

tokarev_tt
10-27-2011, 12:34 PM
Yes that was the one.And the store looked just like what "problemchild" posted in his video link (which i failed to check:facepalm:)...

Was the show you watched called Doomsday Preppers? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaxjfQheNes

tokarev_tt
10-27-2011, 12:36 PM
Thanx for the heads up,chinese junk isnt what im after.....Store looks cool though,too bad they arent selling quality products.

I wasnt impressed with Major surplus. It was typical overpriced chinese junk. The store was very expensive and the stocked items were not what I need.

Stick with Mormon and HV. Bulk and cheap. JMO

tokarev_tt
10-27-2011, 12:38 PM
This is 10 minutes away from my house,i have no exuse to not go there! Thanx for posting this.

http://www.sosproducts.com/

I've only been once to buy a water barrel for storage, but its not a bad place. Store front is kinda small, but they have a larger section set aside for warehouse storage so you can ask them for anything you don't see in store but is in their catalog

REPR
10-27-2011, 12:39 PM
Yes that was the one.And the store looked just like what "problemchild" posted in his video link (which i failed to check:facepalm:)...

Figured so :D

By the way PC, do you really spend so much time at HV that they are okay with you filimng? First time I seen it I was like why are these preppers not freaked out by the dude with the camera, lol.

bob7122
10-27-2011, 8:17 PM
i am liking the sites! keep'em coming! (don't want to thread jack but there is so much good stuff on here.)

tokarev_tt
10-27-2011, 8:44 PM
No worries,"hijack" all you want:)Im glad other people can use this info too.Its all about sharing.

i am liking the sites! keep'em coming! (don't want to thread jack but there is so much good stuff on here.)

DeanW66
10-29-2011, 7:51 AM
I just wish there was an HV close to SF Bay Area.

anthonyca
10-29-2011, 8:18 AM
I just wish there was an HV close to SF Bay Area.

Me too.

GrizzlyGuy
10-29-2011, 8:24 AM
I just wish there was an HV close to SF Bay Area.

If I still lived in the Bay Area and was looking to start another business, I'd look into getting a franchise or opening my own copy cat store. Seems like it would be a sure money maker.

anthonyca
10-29-2011, 8:42 AM
I use...

Costco
Sams
Smart n Final
Honeyville (http://youtu.be/bok_vkkVJe4)
Mormon dry canning centers

Are you mrmadmax900 on YouTube? Has to be with that dog. I couldn't get you video to play from the link but I found it on YouTube. Great job.

anthonyca
10-29-2011, 8:52 AM
If I still lived in the Bay Area and was looking to start another business, I'd look into getting a franchise or opening my own copy cat store. Seems like it would be a sure money maker.

Redwood trading post in redwood city has water storage and some prepackaged earthquake and car kits. They don't have a good website and no one seems to know they have those things.

I am still in disbelief of how many people have kids and couldn't make it a day or two without food or water. I asked a guy I know with a wife and four kids, what would happen if his water main to his area broke in an earthquake and was down for just a couple days. He had no real answer and if his wife even heard us talk about that she would kick me out of the house.

Ironmany2k
11-03-2011, 2:23 PM
These are my three favorite sites. You can follow many links from these sites:

http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/
http://survivalcache.com/
http://www.survivalblog.com/

JAGACIDA
11-03-2011, 3:30 PM
I like Honeyville for the prices, longevity and selection. Cheap shipping too. Copes Distributing sells it now also. Food, surplus and ammo at one location.

wheels
11-03-2011, 5:11 PM
Figured so :D

By the way PC, do you really spend so much time at HV that they are okay with you filimng? First time I seen it I was like why are these preppers not freaked out by the dude with the camera, lol.

If I gave a grade to Honeyville for friendly and helpful it would be an A. Honestly if you are within 100 miles of the Rancho Cucamunga store it's worth the drive. I have family nearby so whenever I drive up from San Diego county I drop in and look around.

wheels
11-03-2011, 5:15 PM
If I still lived in the Bay Area and was looking to start another business, I'd look into getting a franchise or opening my own copy cat store. Seems like it would be a sure money maker.

Start a new business in CA? You are the brave one. Maybe Reno :p?

REPR
11-03-2011, 9:12 PM
Start a new business in CA? You are the brave one. Maybe Reno :p?

Is Reno still alive these days? :p Seriously though, last time I went through there it was looking grim.

wjc
11-04-2011, 2:26 PM
Redwood trading post in redwood city has water storage and some prepackaged earthquake and car kits. They don't have a good website and no one seems to know they have those things.

I am still in disbelief of how many people have kids and couldn't make it a day or two without food or water. I asked a guy I know with a wife and four kids, what would happen if his water main to his area broke in an earthquake and was down for just a couple days. He had no real answer and if his wife even heard us talk about that she would kick me out of the house.

I shop at Redwood Trading Post. They have a pretty fair collection of stuff though I wish they'd add more first aid gear. They also carry the Wise food packs.