Breaking News: Reported Federal Raid on Tennessee Mormon Cannery is Bogus

Avatar Gaye Levy  |  Updated: December 16, 2020
Breaking News: Reported Federal Raid on Tennessee Mormon Cannery is Bogus

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newsI don’t usually post news alerts, but thanks to MD Creekmore at The Survivalist Blog, I have learned that the reported raid on the LDS Cannery in Tennessee is a fabricated report.

The news that Federal agents allegedly visited a Mormon cannery in Tennessee and asked for a list of people who bought bulk food storage circulated the alternate media a few days ago after is was reported at

The following video posted by SouthernBellePrepper debunks the story:

I leave the final determination as to the validity of this report up to you.  That said, the cynic in me makes me wonder whether this story was successfully seeded to the well-respected Oath Keepers site with the intent of causing chaos, panic and disruption of the prepper movement.  Or, more succinctly, I wonder whether some smart agitators wanted to prove that the alternate media is a crock.

Whatever the case, as always, keep informed, vet everything your read or hear, and come to your own conclusions.  Regardless of whether this story was true or not, we all need to maintain our personal privacy and security.  Now more than ever, the best way to protect yourself and your stuff is to keep quiet.  Use cash where you can and stay calm.

At the end of the day, rational thought and rational action will prevail.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


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3 Responses to “Breaking News: Reported Federal Raid on Tennessee Mormon Cannery is Bogus”

  1. with all due respect (and i mean that and love your blog) “rational thought and rational action” have rarely prevailed in any human dilemma. to quote the late great robert heinlein, through one of his early characters, “man is not a rational animal; he is a rationalizing animal.” while i suspect that does apply more to “man” than to woman (sorry, guys), it is certainly true of both. imho, a good understanding of irrational human nature will get one further than any amount of reason.

  2. Gaye, I don’t think the story is bogus, it is more likely a gag order. There is a provision in the Patriot Act that that allows federal agents to conduct searches of any facility and then gag the witnesses from speaking about it for at least a year. Maybe they just had to shut up.

    • the local canneries don’t take info like that! a raid would be a waste of time. federal agents don’t need to “raid” a cannery that they can freely walk in. i’m a member and volunteer and served at the cannery and storehouse for years. we don’t take names or personal info when helping customers. the only info at the storehouse is on humanitarian and welfare orders which are arranged by bishops and relief society presidents. even that info is sent to salt lake or the regional storehouse manager. the Church views those welfare orders as VERY personal info. few people are allowed to see them. its nobodies business to know who is receiving assistance from the Church. either way, it doesn’t apply here. nobody cares what you’re buying except your neighbor.

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