This post will be a bit different. For the past week, I have been visiting family members in Utah. While there, I got the chance to do some shopping. Among the places I visited were Emergency Essentials and Walmart. You are probably wondering about Walmart. In Utah Walmart has stocked large amounts of freeze dry food for some years. Mainly products manufactured by Augason Farms and Morning Moo. They only had half the stock that I have seen in the past. They did have large stocks of food grade five-gallon buckets, water containers and Gamma Lids. The prices were reasonable.
Emergency Essentials seemed well stocked with their house brand Provident Pantry. They had a good selection of other preparedness products. Many smaller local businesses such as Maceys supermarket were well stocked.
Watching the direction the economy is going I would encourage you to stock up. Talking to people in various food businesses, I strongly believe that food will take some significant price increases in the near future.
Whether or not the government is willing to admit it, inflation is here and increasing. Put your extra money in useable or resalable commodities, gold or silver.