Skip to comments.What are you stocking up on? (Notice any changes at your grocery?)
Posted on 07/24/2011 1:08:37 PM PDT by Mamzelle
All of my usual stores are rearranging and changing what they put on their shelves. I'm sensing that the big uptick in prices will start to arrive shortly, maybe before Christmas. I'm interested to hear what the impressions of FRugal Freepers. What are you seeing? What will you be buying in quanity before TSHTF?
Walmart keeps signaling that they are going to start raising the prices. I'm filling up my freezer with good meat, stocking my basement shelves with canned goods, and have decided to load up on paper goods.
Oddly enough, have noticed no change in price or quality for beer and wine.
1) I'm thinking of putting in at least a year's supply of non perishables: 2) In particular, lots of paper products like TP, paper towels, etc. which I expect to jump up in price along with food 3) Plenty of my favorite cleaning supplies
Actually, a Freeper recently suggested that a good item of barter would be a pint of unopened, cheap vodka. I’ve thought about looking into buying a case of travelers...
I was making tuna salad the other day, and had to open three cans instead of my usual two. We’re being charged double for the packaging that holds less—
Years ago I asked a 90+ year old woman who grew up a farm girl on the stepps of Russia, bubbie, you’ve seen so many new and wonderful things come in your lifetime. Planes, t.v. Telephones, computers, etc. what are you most glad came along.
She thought for about thirty seconds and said TOILET PAPER.
Get two years worth. Trade a roll for cartons of cigarettes.
I have 30 days meager rations with long shelf lives just in case.
“1) I’m thinking of putting in at least a year’s supply of non perishables: 2) In particular, lots of paper products like TP, paper towels, etc. which I expect to jump up in price along with food 3) Plenty of my favorite cleaning supplies”
A bit wimpy if you ask me. You need about 4 years worth of supplies to weather through what’s coming. After 4 years, we’ll likely be starting to get our footing again as a country. Obviously you need the space and the money too. Regarding money, my supplies (probably about $10k worth in value) have hedged inflation than any of my ‘investments’, so you’re not really losing anything if you intend to use all of it (which can be tough with food...but food is a different story).
So, for non-perishibles, again, I use my 4-year rule, which does require a lot of volume for TP and especially paper towels, but not nearly as much for other stuff (soap products, motor oil, bags of all types, etc.). For food, I only try to hold 6 months, although I’d likely have more if I didn’t live in Houston and had a basement to use.
I started noticing around 6 months ago that certain items had gone up not a little but by huge amounts. Some even doubling in price.
Most of them have now come back down but generally not to their previous prices.
In general I am seeing the worst inflation that I have personally ever witnessed.
Also went to Whole Foods--which seems to be unchanged, although with my usual grocers getting rid of luxury goods, WF stock might be an item. I made a little bit following this years run up of WF. (Although it's a more practical "stock" I'm talking about.)
Everything has gone up substantially over the past 6 months. I haven’t noticed items not being stocked.
We’ve only got enough food for about 3 weeks. The purpose is to have enough to travel to a small town where relatives live. I couldn’t haul more than that.
Ammunition. There is abundant wildlife where I live. Mother Nature-Mart.
25 lb bags of rice
Each store in L.A. have their own stuff that are cheap. Jons’ for fruits and veggies, Ralphs for eggs and milk, and Food 4 Less for close to everything. My measuring stick is Kroger’s stuff. And yes, beer has been the same because I replenish my booze every 2 weeks.
I started buying 12/eggs at the 99cent store and I’ve made it a rule never to buy a dozen eggs worth more than $1.25. Target usually did, but now it’s $2.
Don’t forget gasoline, bottled propane, a Coleman white gas. We’ve got 30 gallons of Stabilized premium gas stored away. I rotate in very 6 months to make sure it’s fresh.
Yes, and sugar. Flour I keep in the freezer.
Will toilette paper really do any good after IT hits the fan?
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