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nickybops 137 points ago +140 / -3

I also am stocked for atleast minimum 6 months, probably more honestly but that's a conservative estimate. Lets go boys.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 87 points ago +87 / -0

Ditto. Also have a shitload of eggs that I have to literally give away (benefit of having an active coop).

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sum_ting_wong 59 points ago +59 / -0

Have chickens, can confirm

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jomten 19 points ago +19 / -0

Ive been kicking around the idea of getting a handful of harvest right freeze driers and going to local farmers and offering to freeze dry their eggs/produce and split the profits from the sales.

I figure worst case scenario I get stuck with enough food to survive the apocalypse, and freeze dried food sells for such a higher price point that there is alot of room for error.

1 lb Potatoes is like 1$ Fresh but goes for almost 8$ freeze dried for instance

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mugatucrazypills 5 points ago +5 / -0

Don't be hoarding freeze dryers !

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SirSelrahc 5 points ago +5 / -0

At the very least get one. Amazing investment! I love mine!

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jomten 2 points ago +2 / -0

Honestly since freeze dried food doesn’t need to be refrigerated this would save off grid people TONS from not needing to own a refrigerator. The solar panels/battery bank required to keep one running 24/7 is one of the biggest hurdles and it could be eliminated completely.

Honestly once competition brings the price down I think we would see a freeze drier in every home like microwaves. Its the future imo

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SirSelrahc 1 point ago +1 / -0

I am new to freeze drying myself. We have the medium Harvest Right. I think it was about $2500. A bit much but with that and a vacuum sealer it has more than paid for itself.

We use it primarily for our extra eggs, veggies we don't can, and some meats. We are always trying random things in it. It works amazingly well. The entry price is a bit high, but our entire family uses it so they all chipped in. The cost of freeze dried food is outrageous.

The other issue is the main processor / reseller of freeze dried emergency food is down due to supply chain issues. Makes having one of these worth even more.

We do have solar but it was a small diy array. Enough for a few Sunstar DC freezer / fridges. Also a very good investment. Probably what I would get first over a freeze dryer if you don't have one.

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NavyGuy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Never occurred that you can freeze dry eggs. You can store them for 9 months in a dark place once coated in mineral oil (if store bought, they've been washed). I've probably got between 750 to a thousand eggs stored this way at any time. If I wind up having more than I can use I pickle them. Pickling then is insanely cheap and easy and profitable to sell also.

Thinking of getting a freeze dryer also though. Which one do you recommend?

Edit: This is the best one around it seems. https://harvestright.com/product/home-freeze-dryer/?attribute_pa_attribute-size=attribute-size-small&attribute_pa_attribute-color=attribute-color-black&attribute_pa_attribute-pump=oil-pump

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jomten 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah harvest right is the only real game in town atm, but if you have a vaccum chamber with a pump that can stay running and get the moisture out as the water sublimates you could just flash freeze foods with dry ice then use that and it would be MUCH cheaper (you could probably just use the pump from harvest right tbh)

But yeah what stuck with me was someone saying that if your 5yo kid didnt finish their dinner you could freeze dry it, and then give it back to your kid when he was 30 and tell him to finish his meal 🤣

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NavyGuy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Kek... thats hilarious to think about. My food prep game is pretty solid. Freeze drying is the next big step. Thinking ill go with thr oil-less pump and the large one. Sell what I dont need or have room for. Eventually it'll pay for itself. Its a money saver on the long run.

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Carry_Your_Name 13 points ago +16 / -3

Tim Pool set a good example for that. He often brought up the chickens he'd been raising when he talked about being a prepper living in the wilderness.

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SquiggyMcPepe 8 points ago +9 / -1

People here sometimes call Tim a cuck because he can be a bit wishy washy on his views but he sees the writing on the wall and did the smart thing and got the fuck out of the city.

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Carry_Your_Name 4 points ago +4 / -0

I don't care about what his view is, which tribe he's in or whether he voted for Trump or not. That's irrelevant. I just wanna hear what he has to say. As a journalist he's been consistently anti establishment. He doesn't make fun of those commies or lament the decline of the nation, and as you have pointed out, he sees the writing on the wall. However, what really makes him different is his many exclusive news stories, including some foreign and local news, which would never appear in your news feed if you don't look for it, and he has all those interesting guests on Timcast IRL, including Alex Jones and Steve Bannon.

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Femprep 2 points ago +2 / -0

To be honest, I don’t watch because I can’t stand Lydia. That’s the girls name, right? She just grates on my nerves.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 24 points ago +24 / -0

It'll take a couple of years before you do, but now is better than later.

I have a couple of saplings I planted 3 years ago are still not yet producing (they're heritage varieties, though, so I expected this. )

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Throwmeaway1235 27 points ago +27 / -0

Only thing I miss about my old place is the apple trees. I had a suburban lot that used to be an orchard 80 years ago. Two massive apple trees that I spent a couple years trimming, they produced red delicious and something like a Macintosh. At least 100 lbs per tree.

Don’t miss the yellow jackets this time of year though. Even making 30 gallons of hard cider per year I couldn’t get them all and the bees were atrocious lol.

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Seadan 8 points ago +8 / -0

I have one in my yard that produces what feels like millions of apples. The trouble is, the squirrels get to the majority of them first. I'm left with picking up around 100 apples every other day in the summer. Yellow jackets are everywhere, but the good news is, they're mostly drunk from dining on the rotting apples. In a pinch, we could find good apples to eat from the tree, but overall it's a nightmare.

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Jack_NC 12 points ago +13 / -1

a .22 rifle will cure the squirrel problem and provide a protein source to go with your fresh fruit.

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holliday50 9 points ago +10 / -1

When food starts eating your other food, there is only one solution. Pressure cook the squirrel before frying it.

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Joe_Snow 2 points ago +4 / -2

fuck i hate bees.

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Jack_NC 8 points ago +8 / -0

"the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. the second best time is now." -- old-timer's saying

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Gletkin 5 points ago +5 / -0

Good saying. I also like this one: The best time to turn to the cross is before you fuck up your life. The second best time is now.

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BringTheCat789 14 points ago +14 / -0

Now that I have chickens, I have to wonder why literally anyone pays money for eggs. I guarantee that nearly everyone who doesn't live in an urban hell-hole knows someone who is drowning in eggs trying to give them away.

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reagan2024 7 points ago +8 / -1

Now that I have chickens, I have to wonder why literally anyone pays money for eggs.

Probably because they are cheap as hell to begin with, and you can get them at the store where you get the rest of your food instead of making an extra stop just to get eggs.

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BoomShtick 6 points ago +6 / -0

Egg production will go down or stop entirely as you head into winter if you are getting near freezing temperatures. One way to mitigate this is to try and insulate the coop and buy a coop heater (the one i had was like a flat panel). I went from getting maybe 1-3 eggs per hen a week in the dead of winter to about 4-5.

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BringTheCat789 4 points ago +4 / -0

Good to know. I currently have 5 hens (1 rooster) and they just started laying eggs recently. We get 2-4 eggs total per day right now, which is far more than I can consistently consume.

Our winters these past few years have been very mild, so we'll see how bad it gets. Considering unwashed eggs last for so long, I don't think we'll have any shortage of eggs through winter.

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BoomShtick 4 points ago +4 / -0

I had 3 hens before I picked up and moved out of CA. If they just started laying, you are going to have a REaLLY productive spring. Hell, you’ll prob get 5-6 eggs per hen a week, so plan ahead for what you are going to do with all them. Year 2, average maybe 4-5 a week with optimal weather, year 3 they are going to start aging out. I didn’t get past year 3 because I gave them away along with my setup. So take this info for what it’s worth.

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Lykanthrocide 3 points ago +3 / -0

Good friend lives in urban hell-hole. Can confirm.

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Pearls_Swine 7 points ago +8 / -1

Soo jealous!

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Mark4-39 4 points ago +4 / -0

Barter bait!

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Kekman85 10 points ago +11 / -1

It's best to hide stuff through the house. The old keeping all your eggs on one basket. What state is this?

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Kekman85 12 points ago +12 / -0

That's crazy. I live in a rural part of Missouri and I see more and more shortages all the time.

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Michigirl 9 points ago +9 / -0

Hey neighbor! Rural MO here, too.

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Kekman85 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'm north east Missouri. Glad our rino gov hasn't been crazy like some of the others!

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Michigirl 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm in SW MO. I'm not a fan of Parsons and Blunt, but agree, our govt isn't too bad overall.

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Ellessargolden 1 point ago +2 / -1

Ditto, mid Missourians here

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Kekman85 12 points ago +12 / -0

Yup. Need heavy whipping cream for a recipe last week. Walmart and 2 small grocery stores. Not a drop.

Still have stuff you can buy but maybe not the brand you want.

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ag3ntdr1g01 7 points ago +7 / -0

North Jersey? Cause I'm up here and the wife doesn't believe me that this is happening all over little by little.

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Necrovoter 1 point ago +1 / -0

It isn't just 'pandemic' panic buying anymore either. Things in stock are 20-30% more and a lot of stuff I usually buy is out of stock across multiple companies/stores. Once you get stocked up to a certain point, it's just a matter of rotating through items. The stuff isn't going to get cheaper and will likely go up quite a bit, so in one way it is like getting a discount.

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Stolen 1 point ago +1 / -0

We must freeze dry hoagies

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WangDoodleDangle 1 point ago +1 / -0

It's happening. Saw today. Not full blown but enjoy shelves in make grocery here in NJ. I think the will be a boom and panic buy potentially this week with the 15tb being the firing and strike day nationally.

Imo go buy hindered of pounds of rice, beans,pasta etc canned goods stat

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Nimblenavigator1 6 points ago +6 / -0

Imagine being Joe Biden. You could hide your own Easter eggs!

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Salt_n_Pepe 3 points ago +3 / -0

Me too. And I have a huge order of emergency freeze dried food arriving soon. All the canned food and other long lasting food combined with the freeze dried food equals at least 6 months of food for my family of 6, especially when stretched with all the rice. Def buy a bunch of rice pedes!

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The_Bloofy_Bullshark 2 points ago +3 / -1

My neighbors all have loaded fridges and zero firearms. At this point, there’s no way I’m running out anytime soon. I’m curious to what kind of treats I’ll encounter.

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FluhanWu -23 points ago +10 / -33

You people are the reason shelves are emptying. Leave some food for us so we don't have to rob food hoarders.

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Necrovoter 2 points ago +2 / -0

A couple shelves will let you stock up on a few things. Beans (Red, black, pinto, kidney) and rice together are a good low fat, complete protein source, and the fiber is good for your heart as well.

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2AMONKEY 24 points ago +25 / -1

Because "food hoarders" owe you something as long as you decide you deserve it? Good thing I hoard ammo too. Best thing you can do is realize "food hoarders" aren't causing this and look to trading your labor for food.

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FluhanWu 1 point ago +2 / -1

No. I am owed nothing. You must have the same concerns I have if you're hoarding ammo to defend your food hoard. Anyhow, I would try working for food first until I can get some grown.

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2AMONKEY 1 point ago +1 / -0

Start now.

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MGTAU 20 points ago +20 / -0

Bro even bad weather can create shortages why are you so unprepared?

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Inquisitor_Corvus -13 points ago +5 / -18

Who said I was unprepared? I created a community of likeminded Patriots who stay prepared and are willing to help newcomers and others, who believe it or not, aren’t as fortunate. That is not the mindset I see at play here. It’s more like fuck you, I got mine. Until we all start working together and realize new families and people are created every day, we do nothing but dick their chances and ultimately our own. Again, desperate people (and there will be millions) only have to get it right once.

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MGTAU 14 points ago +14 / -0

I think you're a bit irrationally angry and most of the "hoarders" you're arguing with did their buying and stocking in the past and aren't running out right now to buy more toilet paper. Chill my dude and stop talking internet tough guy about shooting hoarders in the head.

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JoabTheDestroyer 12 points ago +12 / -0

So, right now we can both go to the store and buy goods, but you think by me not buying an emergency food stock it will still be at the store for you when the grid fails? And then you’ll track me down and shoot me over some extra cans of food? I have kids and another family i’ll likely have to provide for and the old couple next to me that we’ll be protecting, but its good to know there will be people from your great community that will be hunting me down and judging what a hoarder is. I’m hoping you are just mad.

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Necrovoter 2 points ago +2 / -0

So, right now we can both go to the store and buy goods, but you think by me not buying an emergency food stock

You would think people would encourage others to stock up. It means less trips to the store, saving time, saving money on gas and less pollution.

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KewMan 11 points ago +11 / -0

Who didn't see this coming? I've increased my preps steadily since nov 4.

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Ellessargolden 8 points ago +9 / -1

Lol, or better yet people like you come to places where me and my buddies are and you get violent...then you get a round in Your head. Best not cause trouble

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reagan2024 -3 points ago +2 / -5

That's tough talk!

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Ellessargolden 6 points ago +7 / -1

Good thing I can back it up. Whatchu gonna do? Raid us? 😆 make my day

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2AMONKEY 4 points ago +4 / -0

Eat shit, commie. Bullets work both ways. You and yours won't last long.

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Inquisitor_Corvus 0 points ago +1 / -1

That may or may not be true. There are no guarantees for any of us. But keep hating on your fellow man. I bet you sit up front in church. Might want to try praying with actual meaning.

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2AMONKEY 1 point ago +1 / -0

"Hating on my fellow man" is not the issue here. The issue is whether or not you and your hungry mob have a right to my property. By what metric do you make this absurd claim? "You sir have hoarded more food than me and now my family is starving, therefore, you have forced me to shoot you dead and take what you have". You sound like the fucking government that's been causing this shit in the first place. Since you live by that creed, you and yours might as well take the jab and get in the government bread line. I don't "hate on my fellow man", I just don't have any common-unity with someone like you, so there's no "community" possible. I'm sure you will find like minded comrades in your fema camp.

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AnPrim 18 points ago +18 / -0

My 3 dogs add up to 250 lbs and my plan for feeding them after the collapse and my rotating 600 lb supply of dog foods runs out will be attempted looters.

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Mungo 13 points ago +13 / -0

Good luck with the looting part.

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SigAR 13 points ago +13 / -0

Yeah most of the hoarders will have 4 others armed with them lol

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HerbertBailBondsh 0 points ago +1 / -1

SO WILL THE LOOTERS..

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FluhanWu 1 point ago +1 / -0

Thanks 🙏

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JoabTheDestroyer 5 points ago +5 / -0

Wrong. Learn how supply chains and production work.

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KekistanPM 33 points ago +33 / -0

Don't forget to stock up on pet food as well.

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nickybops 10 points ago +10 / -0

My pug passed away last year after 15 years. I now only have 3 tanks of different fish (some expensive) across my apartment, I have freezers full of bloodworms and got a shelf full of different dry foods. I might grab some more because why not.

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Statrivsetium 6 points ago +6 / -0

Saltwater tanks?

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wiombims 2 points ago +2 / -0

Maybe cichlids. But I used to bum bloodworms off a dude for my mollies. They spruce up almost any fish.

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tholins 8 points ago +8 / -0

Yup.

I’ve worked hard to get a decent stash of food built up. I’ve tried to keep it varied for us humans; protein, grain, veggies, vitamins. (I should buy more vitamins soon). But the animals are easy to overlook.

A lot of pet food is manufactured outside the country. And even the US producers may be forced to shut down if there are shortages of raw materials. If shit really hits the fan, dog and cat food is not going to be prioritized, and nobody has enough squirrels in their neighborhood to make up the difference.

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RabidZoo 5 points ago +5 / -0

Shit fren...I'll take you where I hunt...the chipmunk and squirrel population needs a solid thinning out! Sonsabitches make all kinds of racket in the leaf litter!

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WolfMaddow 2 points ago +2 / -0

Don’t forget beaver and trash panda and nutria rat.

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TrappedRed_in_blue 5 points ago +5 / -0

If you can find it. Petco canceled my regular shipment for the last 3 months. Not even able to offer a replacement brand. I'm stocked, but I've had to enter the storage supply which I was hoping to not have to right now.

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ThunderInYourHeart 5 points ago +5 / -0

Oohhh good point, tomorrow I’m going to have to go and grab some extra cat food

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minotaurbeach 14 points ago +14 / -0

I wonder if 6 months is enough. I have enough to wipe my butt for two years, but I got some books, need more dry food, bottled water for power down.

I believe they will cut power and communication for a month, and try to convince people to go to the camps, being confused and cut off from everyone on social media, many will go- they will tell you anything to get you to go, even psyop a fake evacuation. don't go. Don't answer the door.

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beachbirdie 8 points ago +8 / -0

For their own safety and security of course.

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Julia_J 1 point ago +1 / -0

If needed, what foods and items should I stock up with?

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Marchosias 1 point ago +1 / -0

Beans, bullets and silver.....

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Sybill 0 points ago +2 / -2

Rock on , i have hydroponic

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MobileDev4Trump 23 points ago +23 / -0

Tell Bill Gates to F off when he offers to buy your farm

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Killroyomega 6 points ago +6 / -0

He can sign the deed in person on my estate.

🙂

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Flipakademsarepedos 4 points ago +4 / -0

😂😂😂

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Overkillengine 13 points ago +13 / -0

Don't forget the part where you are sufficiently armed to repel theft.

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MustangManny 9 points ago +9 / -0

This sounds like a game of Sid Meier's Civilization.

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militarysnoopy 6 points ago +6 / -0

Unless you're in NY where they force sales to go through a cooperative with prenegotiated prices.

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hotdogsforsale 6 points ago +7 / -1

I'm in the same region

get an aquapod

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0862DB2WH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and a lifestraw gravity bag

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J3NMN9L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and if you can only find the latter, remember a lot of communities out here have lakes

if power goes off I'm going duck hunting at my community lake

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SickIcarus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Get a gravity filter, like one of these:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R637B6Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s03?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The filter can handle the chlorine (it just wears out faster), but the chlorine itself will burn off anyways in a few days naturally.

Expect the pool to get nasty after awhile as well - which the filter will also handle.

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Quixotic 1 point ago +2 / -1

you can’t drink pool water homie

There is no filter that will make it safe to drink

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user365927285937 0 points ago +1 / -1

He said just he will probably have to make a solar distiller...

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Simple_Doot 2 points ago +2 / -0

SW also. Got a 320 gallon water storage vessel from WaterPrepared. Keep it in my garage and rotate water every 6 months. Huge peace of mind

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Aletheia 6 points ago +6 / -0

Ecoflow delta and panels.

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Barack-Obama2 6 points ago +6 / -0

Check out bluetti and Jackery.

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PurplePunch36 5 points ago +5 / -0

Had a Honda portable generator for a bit. Nothing big but that thing was quiet!!

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MAGA_wont_quit 1 point ago +1 / -0

Inverter? Those things are awesome... food trucks use a pair of them and can fry food, refrigerate, and run a skillet at the same time.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 19 points ago +19 / -0

A smokehouse and bags of salt (40-50 lb bags) will be more useful.

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Herecomedatpresident 13 points ago +13 / -0

Not to be retarded but what are you wanting the trash bags for. Trash or something else?

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RabidZoo 10 points ago +10 / -0

Everything. Super versatile...from ponchos to waterproofing a hole in your roof. Melt them into shanks. Etc.

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SirSeizureSalad 5 points ago +5 / -0

Subscribe to shank making

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2ScoopsMAGA 6 points ago +6 / -0

Maybe to collect rain water? Just guessing.

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ChinaFlu 2 points ago +2 / -0

Big contractor bags.

Use them like tarps.

Trash pickup might be disrupted so you may have to store a lot of trash (I'd suggest separating and burning the combustables, or composting the cardboard-ish stuff.

Water storage, but not much since you'd rip it, but you could line a dirty 5 gallon bucket with the bags and be better off.

Put stuff like clothes, sleeping bags, etc in.

Very versatile

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kt524 1 point ago +1 / -0

Iodized or just plain.

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 1 point ago +1 / -0

Plain is fine.

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MAGAnificent700 10 points ago +10 / -0

Get your fireplaces in working order too. It’s not the most efficient, but it will do in a pinch.

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SickIcarus 3 points ago +3 / -0

They also make indoor-rated propane heaters, like the Heater Buddy. Only downside is it will chew through propane like crazy, so have plenty of that on hand, too.

https://smile.amazon.com/Mr-Heater-F232000-Indoor-Safe-Portable/dp/B002G51BZU/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Heater+buddy&qid=1633928957&sr=8-1

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militarysnoopy 6 points ago +6 / -0

I used my Trump/Biden bucks to invest and used my gains to get a whole house solar system. 😁

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BringTheCat789 9 points ago +9 / -0

Make sure that your solar system is set up to be used as a backup. Some people just assume that if they get solar, they'll have power when the mains power goes out.

But most solar systems that are installed are installed for cost savings and/or environmental reasons, not backup. They're set up to sell excess power back to the grid.

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militarysnoopy 4 points ago +4 / -0

Definitely. I have mine wired to backfeed once my batteries are charged. If we lose power I'll just flip the main and that takes care of that.

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Cyer6 3 points ago +3 / -0

I put in a solar system here in TX just for cost savings. Didn't want to shell out the extra cash for backup batteries but I do have a generator which I used during the freeze.

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militarysnoopy 2 points ago +2 / -0

I installed it so myself with an electrician inspecting it after, it's good to go. I've turned off my main breaker abs tested it all out.

Of course any solar system needs batteries. Thanks for the tip, I guess?

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guns_and_butter 2 points ago +2 / -0

Correct, and food shortages would certainly translate into nonexistent home fuel deliveries, nat gas shutoff, blackouts outs and water main pressure going to 0.

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Allister 72 points ago +72 / -0

Two of the big grocery stores in my area just re-did their shelves and widened the aisles trying to hide that they have much less product and they still have empty shelves...

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Throwmeaway1235 19 points ago +19 / -0

That would explain it. I thought the aisles seemed wider, but they changed the whole layout.

I only go there to peruse for shelf-stable shit that they occasionally get that the local grocery store doesn’t get their hands on (fuck mega-corps, but I’m not going to stop buying canned meats until it’s time to stop going out)

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Carry_Your_Name 8 points ago +8 / -0

Is this the US of A or Venezuela?

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HerbertBailBondsh 5 points ago +5 / -0

United Snakes of Bidenzuela LET'S GO BRANDON, FUCK YOU BIDEN!!

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Throwmeaway1235 3 points ago +3 / -0

A little of column A and a little of column B. It will be column A again, just takes time.

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zippy2 51 points ago +51 / -0

Where is this, and why?

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 27 points ago +27 / -0

Don't feel bad... the city folks are already starting to come out to the stores in the smaller towns to stock up (in spite of the higher prices. )

Spez: I'm In Oregon

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Falling_ferret 20 points ago +20 / -0

How's the rest of the store doing? If they just ran out of crappy wheat thins, big deal.

But show me a section of raw flour our the deli that's completely barren, and that's going to be a real problem.

(Granted, THIS is still a bad sign and thank you for posting)

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hotdogsforsale 2 points ago +3 / -1

the two walmarts by me in fema region 9 are OFTEN out of ground chuck. maybe one or two of those 5 lbs 80/20 tubes available, or premium cuts only available.

raw chicken's been out a few times over the past month too

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CL1984 7 points ago +7 / -0

I only listen to people out of FEMA region 6

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MustangManny 10 points ago +10 / -0

I hear FEMA region 7 has a good chance at wining this years hunger games!

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Women4Trump2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

We’re fine here in Florida. Just shopped at Publix

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ZeroG1515 38 points ago +39 / -1

Kelloggs is on strike at their 4 plants around the country due to working conditions, hours, and other attempts to cut benefits

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Yahyeetw 19 points ago +19 / -0

Not here in TN. Kellogg's full steam still

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Cyer6 3 points ago +3 / -0

Same in TX.

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ZeroG1515 1 point ago +1 / -0

From personal experience?

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Yahyeetw 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yes. There's Factory right down the road from my work. And my uncle works there

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ZeroG1515 0 points ago +1 / -1

The news said the strike was at four plants in the US

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DeafPede 36 points ago +36 / -0

Im in Michigan, and I don't have this issue.. yet. We already stocked weeks ago, but we might will stock up again at Sam's Club.

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Shamb3 20 points ago +20 / -0

Also in Michigan. The Kroger near me had a similar issue in the PB cracker / snack section. The rest of the store was 100% normal. Meijer, Busch's and Costco had no such issues.

Now I am realizing I went to 4 different groceries this week :D

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MIpon2 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’ve been going to multiple stores for months now, also in Michigan. Certain items will just “disappear”, never to be stocked at that store again. Yet the other stores may still have it.

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Howabsolutelydareu 2 points ago +2 / -0

That’s been a thing forever. Esp at Costco and Sam’s.

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Carry_Your_Name 1 point ago +1 / -0

Fresh produce still available?

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MIpon2 1 point ago +1 / -0

So far, yes.

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NavySTG 15 points ago +15 / -0

Colorado is fully stocked as well.

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stitching 35 points ago +36 / -1

Jeez, I'm scared to go to my store now. fuck! I did the same....you only gotta tell me once that shit is gonna hit the fan

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crazyjackel 28 points ago +29 / -1

Went shopping at ALDI's today, prices were up, but nothing was in shortage per say, but quality had noticeably dropped for produce.

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exwhyze 16 points ago +16 / -0

Aldi's has the best frozen pizzas and hot dogs. Dammit. Im making a run tomorrow.

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2karmalkorn2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Chocolate ice cream. Thank me later.

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PresidentBidet 3 points ago +3 / -0

Their take and bake pizzas are good too. I'm making one of those right now.

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Labyrinth9000 8 points ago +8 / -0

Love them foreign chocolate candies

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silentsupporter 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’ve been so spoiled by their chocolates! It’s so hard to eat regular American stuff now.

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Howabsolutelydareu 2 points ago +2 / -0

I assume they use real sugar? The US uses such shit in their candy.

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silentsupporter 2 points ago +2 / -0

I heard this years upon years ago (pre internet), so I don’t know how true it is.

Hershey’s, and presumably other American chocolates, are made with spoiled milk. They started making chocolate before refrigeration, and so the milk would go bad but they’d use it anyways. When they could keep the milk at the proper temperature, they changed, but the people revolted against it and wanted the old recipe back. And so our chocolate is made with spoiled icky milk, and we “like” it.

I only buy my chocolate from Aldi now, even chop it and use it in my backed goods. Those boxes of 18 squares are my absolute favorite. Love having a couple squares with some marshmallows!

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Howabsolutelydareu 1 point ago +1 / -0

I wouldn’t doubt it. Close your eyes and smell Hershey’s. It literally smells like vomit.

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Labyrinth9000 1 point ago +1 / -0

In other countries in Europe, yes they use real ingredients since what we eat here would be banned over there

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Labyrinth9000 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep, Hershey’s gives a strange burn in my mouth that once you try foreign chocolate candy with real ingredients, Hershey’s will taste disgusting.

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Krakenskulls 6 points ago +7 / -1

Uh u said Aldi right? U sure u didn't just go to adli?

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im_not_obama_4real 2 points ago +2 / -0

We say Aldis here in the midwest. Thats just how it is.

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Fheenk14 27 points ago +27 / -0

Im close with someone that works in a Kroger store... they are being shorted by the thousands on their orders, expecting huge out of stocks constantly, and have corporate programs in place to hide the shortages. Dry grocery orders of 4500+ are being delivered as 1500-2000 piece loads. Ask a Fred Meyer manager what "memo 37" is... a corporate emphasis on spreading stuff across empty shelves to hide the out-of-stocks

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Guruchild 5 points ago +5 / -0

That sounds exactly like Kroger. They blame the dept managers and it is atrocious, too. constantly having to cover their asses for corporate mistakes.

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moonStruckGirl 3 points ago +3 / -0

We’ve been talking about this over the past few weeks: things spread out to look full, but only 1-2, 3 if you’re lucky, deep, and never back into the shelf. We’ve also noticed the options in brands and selection diminishing, so it still looks full-ish, but that’s because they’ve spread one or two brands out over a large space. Some grocery trips though, certain items are just empty … no longer there, and once empty sometimes they don’t ever come back.

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PickleSticks 20 points ago +21 / -1

There is always atleast one spot on an aisle like this when I go to the store, typically the name brand shit… it’s been like that since the summer on Random items

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PickleSticks 15 points ago +15 / -0

My store went for months without ritz crackers and 5gallon ice cream buckets.. super random shit

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RabidZoo 5 points ago +5 / -0

You forgot an "a" or 2 fren 😉

Edit...but I'm glad you drew my attention...because my shelves of snacks at my grocery store have been noticeably more empty lately and I haven't thought about shortages until now...so ty!

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LonelyLadypedeSF_CA 2 points ago +2 / -0

No man is an aisle land!

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snowcatzor 19 points ago +19 / -0

All those preppers people used to laughed at on TV are probably feeling pretty smug now.

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KekistanPM 19 points ago +19 / -0

This is probably just the beginning. Once the shelves are empty for days at a time and it makes the local news...then they'll start feeling smug...and then wariness when people start scavenging for food.

People who excommunicated their relatives over supporting Trump or not taking the jab may suddenly find themselves in the mood for a reunion...

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Guruchild 14 points ago +14 / -0

If you have a food hoard, the dumbest thing you can do is tell the world about it.

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MAGA_wont_quit 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes and no... going to have to band with your good neighbors. There's a lot of barter ahead for those that can defend what they have. Rock soup is going to be fashionable again.

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Demokraut_No_More 3 points ago +4 / -1

And they'll get nothing but a reunion with starvation.

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Logan051361 16 points ago +16 / -0

NO real Shortages In My Area In Ohio.

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JumboJonOhio94 10 points ago +10 / -0

Nor my neck of northern ohio. Just a few brand-name items not in stock.

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pubestache 5 points ago +5 / -0

Same in NW Ohio

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Tuckclusive 2 points ago +2 / -0

i see a lot more "only one per customer" signs out here in NEO but shelves are stocked

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PepesMom 2 points ago +2 / -0

Looks like we’re doing alright in the Buckeye state. Haven’t seen any shortages. I did have trouble getting a car part, though.

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Shallers 1 point ago +1 / -0

Same here in Colorado. I'll have to go check a few more stores out tomorrow night.

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LiskaEman 13 points ago +13 / -0

So far most of the shelves in our local store is doing okay, but i'm stocked up too just in case! I see a lot of beef cuts that are usually there starting to go missing

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Urusovite 12 points ago +12 / -0

Where is this? That's pretty bad. I know there are shortages, but that's the worst I've seen.

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Winter_bow_huntress 12 points ago +12 / -0

Went shopping Friday and noticed quite a few empty shelves including hardly any lunchmeat. My husband said America is starting to look like Cuba.

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SiBear117 11 points ago +11 / -0

Absolutely stock up now while you can. I went shopping this morning in Chicago at the Jewel Osco on Ashland. The shelves look full unless you look behind the rows to see how empty they are. Only two rows worth of most products now.

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GhostOfMyFormerSelf 10 points ago +10 / -0

Joggers?

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GhostOfMyFormerSelf 8 points ago +8 / -0

You're right. That is worse.

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FauciOuchi 2 points ago +2 / -0

I just bought a de hydrator. Going to do this myself. Bought 24 lb of beef round and flank as a test

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NomadicKrow2 8 points ago +8 / -0

Where is this?

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Julia_J 1 point ago +1 / -0

New Jersey

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geekesmind 8 points ago +8 / -0

Gonna go to Sam's this weekend and stock up on can goods and 25 pound bags of rice for more .

I can live off beans and rice won't hurt me any .

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Counterforce1 7 points ago +8 / -1

Where?

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Julia_J 1 point ago +1 / -0

New Jersey

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Yahyeetw 7 points ago +7 / -0

Where's this

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nothingberg 4 points ago +4 / -0

he said NJ

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EagleOverTriumph 7 points ago +7 / -0

Only absolutely empty shelves I've been seeing is the Frito Lay bulk lunch box size that people usually buy for their kids. Otherwise things are in stock where I am. Granted I gained about 35 pounds since this bullshit started so I was trying to diet again. I guess I'll have to exercise harder when I have to start eating all the beans and rice I've stock piled.

Thanks China and Biden.

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Nalgahyde 7 points ago +7 / -0

I have a deep freezer that I just filled with a 1/4 cow and 1/2 hog, bags of rice, and bags of pancake mix along with all kinds of other stuff. We'll be good for a while if shit hits the fan.

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wiombims 1 point ago +1 / -0

How do you deal with the rice weevils?

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MAGA_wont_quit 2 points ago +2 / -0

Rubbermaid and tupperware. Add a couple of the silica oxygen eaters.

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Ocineaa 7 points ago +7 / -0

Rip

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Drinkup4 7 points ago +7 / -0

Where is this? I'm in Oklahoma and just got back from the store and they were fully stocked.

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nothingberg 7 points ago +7 / -0

Belvita crackers are like if an old leather belt married velveeta and had a child

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PresidentBidet 3 points ago +3 / -0

I always thought they looked gross in those commercials.

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LonelyLadypedeSF_CA 1 point ago +1 / -0

They at least have calories, fat, and some nutrition. I'm so tired of all food being "diet" just to cheat you out of substance.

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Pelosi_Halitosis 7 points ago +7 / -0

I see this out here in the woods too. Luckily I have friends with freezers by the dozen, they're in pens or grazing fields. I have some too, they're wild and fat from eating acorns, so are the squirrels.

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jsphere256 6 points ago +6 / -0

Just post the in-store prices and there will be an end to the horror

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pinchitony 6 points ago +9 / -3

context?

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pinchitony 10 points ago +13 / -3

but why? I don’t get it, also what products aren’t stocked?

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Dingus 6 points ago +15 / -9

He wants to know why your store looks like that when everyone else in the thread is having a very different experience. And doesn't that bother you a little bit about your post being kind of bullshit?

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Demokraut_No_More 11 points ago +11 / -0

It's not bullshit. You have no clue what's going on in the supply chain. But hey, you do you. Lots of similar dead weight will soon be jettisoned. Sooner the better.

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ChinaFlu 2 points ago +2 / -0

Feel like some of the other responders are deliberately trying to derail the comments. They pop up in other threads. Goal is to derail the conversation to other topics or attack the poster. It burns your cycles on replying to them instead of constructive comments.

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pinchitony -11 points ago +3 / -14

you “don’t know”? wtf, you have a disability or what?

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Guruchild 7 points ago +7 / -0

I have been a trucker, I have worked in a supermarket, and I have controlled their inventory. If any one of those three things fails for any product supplier of any item class, you end up with empty shelves for those items. Grocery stores get their goods from dozens of different suppliers, who often get their goods from beyond themselves. If the shortage is one supplier or one particular item, that’s no big deal. If it’s all items because the terminal supply chain is broken, then you have problems.

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MAGA_wont_quit 1 point ago +1 / -0

Maybe you can confirm for me something I heard years ago: There's about 3 days worth of food in a grocery in good times... in a panic, a few hours.

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pinchitony 2 points ago +3 / -1

because your post make it seem like it’s a national emergency or some shit, but it’s quite literally just an empty shelf for whatever reason you didn’t even bother to check, so this is just a nothing burger

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nothingberg 3 points ago +3 / -0

if belvita is there then you can assume it's the cookie and cracker sector of the grocery store

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Justin_TX 6 points ago +6 / -0

The Walmart I was at today had an employee on every grocery aisle fronting the shelves.

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SharonaZamboni 6 points ago +6 / -0

The last couple months, random things will be out of stock, or only one brand available. They’ve been rotating deliveries of items. MA

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MAGA_wont_quit 1 point ago +1 / -0

My wife confirmed similar news.

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Gaming 6 points ago +6 / -0

No issues in suburbs of Chicago! Yet!

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Herecomedatpresident 6 points ago +6 / -0

What makes me think this time it's different is that no one in the media is acknowledging it.

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RedPilledRaven 6 points ago +6 / -0

Just returned from the store and had a similar experience. Can anyone tell me what the real cause is? I have my suspicions but haven’t really read up on it. Of course the MSM simply says worker shortage cuz covid.. I know those are lies.

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Julia_J 1 point ago +1 / -0

Maybe truck drivers are striking against the vaccine mandates? Maybe grocery store companies are buying less food because of the skyrocketing high priced and inflation?

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Ellessargolden 1 point ago +2 / -1

Artificial shortage. Big government fucking around again. Soon will be crop shortages cause the government is ordering the destruction of crops by farmers

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flyover_deplorable 6 points ago +6 / -0

Yep. Toilet paper is back to being out of stock at Sams club today 🤦‍♂️

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maga_gal 5 points ago +5 / -0

I haven't seen anything even remotely like this at my grocery store in TX.

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Stopthegreatreset 5 points ago +14 / -9

This must be fake. There are no shortages here.

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CommunismIsForFags 24 points ago +24 / -0

Im not exactly worried about Ritz crackers...

When the rice and beans is gone that's when you know it's bad

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Ballind 12 points ago +12 / -0

Shelves are regularly pretty bare on Sunday evenings around here. Think it has to do with stocking/delivery schedule plus a lot of demand on Sundays in a city

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rtdanon 8 points ago +8 / -0

Supply chain disruptions mean varying issues in various parts of the states.

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Dontdoxxxmeplease 5 points ago +5 / -0

My store literally had full shelves of everything went there last night ded fooking srs but I don’t buy that boxed processed food anyway.

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LoneWolfsBigIgloo 5 points ago +5 / -0

Why? Or is this just shortages?

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quiznossucks1 4 points ago +4 / -0

one thing you may have over looked is a tri power generator (gas / NG / propane) for the home.....if you have one great ...if not,,,it's worth the money for when the shit hits the fan....

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quiznossucks1 1 point ago +1 / -0

brand new tri power Firman for $699 at costco when on sale....how much would a conversion kit be roughly ?

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freedomcries 4 points ago +4 / -0

I bet there is plenty of Parmesan cheese to go around though...

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highenergywinning 4 points ago +4 / -0

I cant find regular Sunchips anywhere 🤬

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KekistanPM 4 points ago +4 / -0

Nevermind Sunchips...I haven't found Pizzeria's to snack on in over a quarter of a century!

Why won't they bring pack Pizzerias pizza chips!?!?! Those things were addicting!

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maga_mama_757 3 points ago +3 / -0

Cinnamon toaster strudels were missing from our shelves for a whole year, much to my daughter's chagrin. They just reappeared about two weeks ago. I fear they will be MIA again soon...among other, more vital things.

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highenergywinning 4 points ago +4 / -0

Ooooooo those are tasty

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nothingberg 4 points ago +4 / -0

Belvita

OLOLOL that shit is so bad even rats won't eat it

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PresidentBidet 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah those are advertised as dipping cookies, but these are my preferred dippers https://www.aldi.us/en/products/snacks/cookies-sweets/detail/ps/p/specially-selected-milk-chocolate-coated-butter-co/ It even says "kek" on the back of them.

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Donger-Lord2 4 points ago +4 / -0

Our shelves being empty makes us look like communist Russia.

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556y308 3 points ago +3 / -0

where is this? (you dont gotta answer if you dont want too)

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nothingberg 3 points ago +3 / -0

I cannot find my tostitos organic blue chips anywhere in henderson nc for about 4 months but that's about it.

stuff is kind of low generally but nothing like this

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PresidentBidet 4 points ago +4 / -0

Aldi has blue corn chips that I'm sure are organic. Check there.

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WarGreymon77 3 points ago +3 / -0

That box: One is the loneliest number...

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FightingTeuton 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nice shoutout to 3 dog night! Love that song

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NorthernConservative 3 points ago +3 / -0

Remember, there’s always Barnes & Noble if there is a run/lack of supply on toilet paper again