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5 Rah --- 10 years ago -

SOURCE: http://chicky-bit-run.blogspot.com/

September 29, 2011 Worth A Repost: Buy Your Commodities Now!
This post is my all-time, my most highly viewed post. Ever. I'm not sure why it's so popular, but I think it's worth reposting as the message is the same. In light of this year's catastrophic weather, devastated crops and our tumultuous economy, NOW is the time to plan your purchases wisely, stock up on the necessities and get ready for another stock market roller-coaster ride.

Take note of the date – again, this is a repost: From Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I got an interesting email from a friend this morning, in the form of a newsletter, that I want to pass on to you. She's subscribed to an online coupon program that sends out weekly newsletters and this one bothered her. Here are some excerpts from the "Tuesday Saver":

"With the holidays upon us, there's good and bad news about deal hunting. First, there will be some good deals and it's a great time to stock up on pantry items, particularly baking items. The bad news is, we're headed into some inflation that's going to cause grocery prices to increase, and some of it pretty dramatically. First, the commodity markets and fuel costs are climbing again. That means the raw materials to make goods and the costs to transport goods are increasing significantly, and that cost is going to be passed along to the consumer.

The other way we'll see this cost passed along is in yet another decrease in package size. Two notables are ice cream - now weighing in at 1.5 quarts, down from 1.75 a few months ago, and yet we're still calling it a half-gallon, and peanut butter - down from 18 ounces to 16.3 ounces. So pay close attention to pack sizes because that sweetheart deal might actually be a worse deal that you paid for something just a few months ago because of the pack size changes.

Ultimately, reflecting on my almost twelve years of being a die-hard couponer, I think we're going to see a tough year ahead for savings, so this holiday season should be about stocking up now while you can and making the most of your saving."

This both unnerves me and validates what I've been thinking and seeing at the store for several months. It's about to get ugly, folks! Prices are still low, so now is the time to get busy and get that pantry stocked. Think commodities; wheat, sugar, cooking oil, salt, canned/powdered milk. The holidays are a great time to stock up on baking goods like white flour, brown sugar, evaporated/condensed milk and baking mixes. And watch your weekly sales, too! This week I found canned fruit, condensed soup and chicken/beef broth for $.49 a can. Throw in a coupon or two and you can walk out with free products. But don't stop there!

-Pick up some extra socks and blue jeans as cotton prices are already rising. If you have small children like I do, it wouldn't hurt to pick up the next size of jeans and shoes.

-Fill up your gas and kerosene containers (and store them sensibly, please) as there are predictions of $4-5/gal gas in the coming months.

-Silver is always good, but make sure you're dealing with a reputable company.

I don't want to come off as a fear-monger or a conspiracy-theorist, but I'm afraid what we have is perfect storm brewing: high unemployment, record foreclosures and bankruptcy, and a second round of QE. Throw in the fact that most of the world is upset at us for one reason or another and top it off with a long, cold winter and you have a real mess on your hands. It could really get ugly, folks. Stock your pantries and your closets and get ready to hunker down.

And PS-The Mister says don't forget to pick up some ammo...desperate people are capable of stupid things!

SOURCE: http://chicky-bit-run.blogspot.com/  

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 10 years ago -

You're not joking about prices going up!
Went to grab a small generic can of mushrooms at Walmart the other day...they've been .47 cents forever, NOW they're .75 cents. That's just one little example. Prices are going up everywhere! 

Committed --- 10 years ago -

Ya know the 5 oz. canned chicken?? I have been storing that for about 3 years, and remarked how it stayed at $1--well, at the store last Saturday, $1.19.

It was bound to happen. If the large can is $2, then it'd be smarter to get that. 

5 Rah --- 10 years ago -

Peanut Butter!!! Can't get enough! I've been hearing not only is the price going up but some are concerned about it being available. 

Committed --- 10 years ago -

Thanks 5 Rah...didn't hear about not having any P.B. 

5 Rah --- 10 years ago -

You are welcome - love this forum where we can give each other a "heads up" about what we are seeing out there - we are in this together, now and after -HTF! 

Committed --- 10 years ago -

I'm in Ky---Know of no preppers or those storing supplies and food anywher near...and it is really scary.
Dh and I are on our own.
My neighbors are just so laid back about the food price increases and the economy and the state of the nation.
Normalcy bias or just plain ignorant??
How can one go to the grocery every week and not notice what's happening??
Especially in Texas with droughts, crop damage, and killing cows?? 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

I'm in Ky

We're glad you're here Committed. How'd you find our little corner? We're small but dedicated. The more people prepared the better! We were on our own for a long time, but slowly our circle of family and friends has grown.

Word of caution, we don't divulge our prepper philosophy too freely. It has taken time to develop the small circle of people we trust. It's sad to think about but anyone not on board, who knows you have preps, will know where to find them when the SHFT. You'll be faced with some difficult decisions when they're on your door step...begging.

I also understand the frustration with obvious inflation and friends still stuck in their Normalcy Biases! It's hard to imagine our great nation cratering, but the economic numbers don't lie. We're living on borrowed time! 

oneyedman (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

It's sad to think about but anyone not on board, who knows you have preps, will know where to find them when the SHFT

True, but we have to be prepared to help our friends and neighbors....

Of course my family comes first, but we need to consider when prepping the ability to give away or barter some of our stash. I take this into account.

Even though some amongst us will be unprepared, it is in our long term interests to keep our communities strong. 

Committed --- 9 years ago -

rightwingmom...I told you on the prepper blog when you gave your link--I'd like to visit and read comments...Yes, I'm JayJay
Happy christian day! 

Committed --- 9 years ago -

oneyedman...I'll sleep and pray on that sentiment..God warned at Sodom and Gomorra...and He warned before the flood...and He shut that door, not Noah.
Aren't the droughts and floods and locusts warnings?? the increase in prices at the grocery and supplies of all kinds aren't warnings??
Isn't every blog, forum, tv anchor warning??
Just saying. 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

Committed,
OMGosh...I need to plug my brain in!
Welcome. So glad you came over. You're input has been fantastic. :) 

Committed --- 9 years ago -

Thanks--I'm just sad because I have no community; no neighbors that share my commitment to staying alive??

I hate that word --one of those I always have to use webster---two t's or one??
Yep--one.
In my neighborhood, I'm not sure any are awake--one neighbor's husband made fun for about 18 months..she is now storing oatmeal and SOME canned goods.
Hasn't got her priorities straight yet--still has cable, pays for checking and has cell. but had on meat the month of Ausust??
Not really a prepper at heart!! 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

I've been keeping track of the Kroger's generic peanut butter I buy.

18 oz. jar ~
1 year ago = $1.10 (on sale for $1.00)
6 months ago = $1.64
3 months ago = $1.78
last week = $1.96!!!

I understand that droughts and flooding have ruined this year's crops. I guess it's a good thing I'm a prepper and bought several back when they were only $1.00. I'll continue to maintain my stockpile, as long as it's affordable. 

Committed --- 9 years ago -

dh went to Walgreen's for jelly(40 oz) and P.B...well, he got several jellies for $1.50 each and p.b. didn't come in so, a rain check.
I think 16 oz for $1.50 is a good price.
I keep mine (22 jars) that I've had for a long time in the closet in the dark---how do you keep yours?? 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

I keep mine (22 jars) that I've had for a long time in the closet in the dark---how do you keep yours??

Same here. DH converted the back 2/3 of my walk in closet. He installed Closet Maid shelves on three sides. DH and DSs have nicknamed it, "Mom Mart." LOL 

Committed --- 9 years ago -

That's cute---I have a 8 X 8 pantry...and a bedroom with my stuff.
I call it the grocery storage to keep dh straight.
I love it when I need anything; I just tell him I'm off to the grocery room...and he smiles.
I am so proud and grateful we can and have stored what we have. OH, I sacrificed for a lot of it..we've lived frugally for 3 years now.
At night, I thank God for the farmers. 

rightwingmom (Mod) --- 9 years ago -

I've been keeping track of the Kroger's generic peanut butter I buy.

18 oz. jar ~
1 year ago = $1.10 (on sale for $1.00)
6 months ago = $1.64
3 months ago = $1.78
last week = $1.96!!!


Well, got back from Kroger a few hours ago. The exact same jar is NOW....
$2.56!!!

At night, I thank God for the farmers.

Agree Committed. I'm also praying for them. Times are getting tougher everyday! I'm having sticker shock at grocery prices; I can't imagine what farmers must do to keep their business. I'm sure many are going under! 

Committed --- 9 years ago -

It's my meal prayer--dh knows, here it comes; it's only 5 words...but says so much."Thank you for our farmers"
I commented on the blog--you probably read an Oklahoma farmer's response to the beef issue.
It's not getting any better and in 2 years, where in God's name will we be??
I can't store enough beef stew and chicken/dumplings!!!
Pray for those still asleep in lala land and aren't prepared. They'll need them. 

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