Editor, The Armory Life
It is the same here . There were five things I wanted to get this past Friday that they didn't have. I try to stay stocked up and have a bunch of canned meat. Tuna , chicken and spam are to be found on the shelves of my place at all times with regular rotation as the dates determine.Every week the number of items that aren't available at the local Kroger seems to grow. There are always things on my shopping list that they are out of.
The supply chain is still messed-up from COVID.
Regional shortages seem still ongoing, and it's not necessarily things that one would ever think we'd ever run short of.
I'm simply hoping that more folks take-notice, and that even a portion of those do start to prepare for emergencies. It doesn't have to be the End-of-Days, but even if more folks need less of the emergency supplies that municipal agencies distribute in times of natural disaster such as weather events, it would help take some load off of the system.
For a while back there, I think a significant prortion of the nation lost sight of the "self sufficiency" aspect of being American.
I still remember coming to the US as an immigrant when I was a child, and my parents marveling at how self-sufficient everyone here happened to be. Neighbors and co-workers who grew their own food (even if it's just garden herbs and common table vegetables), fixed their own homes/vehicles, canned/preserved, etc. And this was even in the inner-city.....
Somewhere in the 30 years since, I feel like our prosperity and the easy-come nature of mega-supermarkets and on-call delivery (not just modern Amazon shopping, but even dozens of years ago, should you happen to live in a city like New York, where you could call someone to get things delivered to your door, only if you were willing to pay a premium) have made us lose sight of being able to self-sustain.
"...with the current regime importing new Covid across the southern border, I think they will force people back into a fear/panic mode."No signs here. But been gradually adding to my long-term/easy-to-store supplies.
Based on my state's experience last year the state has devoted funds to in-state meat processors to increase their capacities so that the state would be less vulnerable to disruptions in the large corporate processing facilities in other states.
So, since my state raises alot of cattle we should weather any future processing shortages better than last year.
We also weathered the first shortages fairly well, with the staples still available but with some stuff occasionally in shrt supply.
I hope that in the last 1.5 yrs we've learned some lessons. With the availability of the various vaccines that should help, but with the current regime importing new Covid across the southern border, I think they will force people back into a fear/panic mode.
Good readHello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled "Are You Ready for a Food Shortage?" and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/are-you-ready-for-a-food-shortage/.
Every week the number of items that aren't available at the local Kroger seems to grow. There are always things on my shopping list that they are out of.
It is my opinion a full 75% of the people in this country would die if they didn't have other people providing for them. When our fathers were young men this wasn't the case.
But you get lazy with your preps and that is where I'm at right now. I got some stocks, but it has dwindled a lot as you get complacent. So need to get back at it. I have master sheet of staples and need to look over the food inventory to see where I'm at.