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Food Prices Shoot Up

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Bunny, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Bunny

    Bunny Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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  2. nokiafan88

    nokiafan88 Portland Member

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    Some people might be stock piling a whole bunch of food but all food have an expiration date. These are scary times that we are in and its gonna get worse. I might buy some dry foods and pack them in some mylar bags or something. I have not really thought about what I would do but I believe that we will see prices soar in the next couple of months or so
     
  3. blk04specv

    blk04specv Hillsboro Member

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    Buy it cheap and stock it deep.
     
  4. Bunny

    Bunny Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Probably right. Stock piling and saving food is a great idea. But it eventually runs out. If we ever got to a point where we couldn't recover most of us would have to resort to farming and local markets. Good time to learn to garden I think. :)
     
  5. nokiafan88

    nokiafan88 Portland Member

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    haha gardening is funny and I am terrible at it, they have these cool seeds where you can reuse them but I am unsure how many times you can reuse them. I hope its not in our life time that we will see food being almost nonexistent. I think that I have been watching too many post apocalyptic movies lol
     
  6. Mohawk13

    Mohawk13 Home on The Range Active Member

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    The Price of a can of Wal Mart Brand Chicken Noodle soup went from $.68 to $.78, and then to a $1.25...all in the span of a month.That was just one price hike I have noticed lately....
     
  7. Bunny

    Bunny Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    That's scary. And so is the cost of peanut butter. It's like $10 a jar.


    Reusable seeds???
     
  8. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    TPTB would prefer you starve, but yes, growing your own food is really the way to go. Keep in mind that any 'exposed' garden will be raided.

    Storing enough food for a year really isn't a big deal nor is it very expensive. Water also of course. Many people don't do it not because they cannot afford to, but rather because it is a mental admission that something CAN go bad.
    Most people cannot take that mental step. A little thing called Normalcy Bias.

    Now is the time to buy food. Food is more important than guns, bullets, PMs, or whatever. It will be bad 'out there' when the economy collapses. One's best chance is to lay as low as possible for the few weeks of months. You can't do that when you are waiting for hours for a roll of toilet paper.

    Don't forget your vehicles. Datex packs + mylar pouched water. If you get stuck out somewhere away from home they will literally be a lifesaver.

    Unlike people the prepped in the 60s, 70s, and 80s that did it for various reasons we are faced with a mathematical certainty. The collapse of the dollar and our economy and ability to 'buy' items in turmoil. It will happen in the next few months or short years. So prepare the best you can and the lemmings are on their own, suffering the consequences of their delusion.

    Don't worry about expiration dates. Almost all canned foods are edible for 10+ years and that may be longer than most of us will be around to enjoy.
     
  9. blk04specv

    blk04specv Hillsboro Member

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    I wonder what the price of food will be after QE3.
     
  10. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Food prices are going up right now because people are stock piling. Simple supply and demand.


    This is not to say not to stock pile for disaster or collapsed economy just saying why prices are going up now.

    there are of course some other reasons such as the cost of fuel which effects the economy and cost of food as it is used in farming, processing and transportation of food . But i am sure stock piling has a big role in this

    but you never know there may come a day when it takes a days wages to buy a loaf of bread
     
  11. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    The price of food going up, has more to do with the drought in the midwest, which has been in the news for months now.
    The increase in fuel costs also play a major role in the how much we pay as well, as does the devalued dollar.

    The drought has got so bad, wells are running dry and people are paying to pump water into these wells, just so they have water.

    Stockpiling, has little to no effect on the actual price of the food we purchase.
     
  12. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Good advise
     
  13. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Your right The Drought is a prime if not the #1 factor . But bumping up demand in a time of drought makes it far worse .

    I am not saying not to stock up but its got to be the worst time to do it. But better to do it than not to do it at all.
     
  14. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I have noticed steady food prices climbing the last year, but the last month I saw the biggest jumps.

    I mentioned on here somewheres else, so thos who read forgive me for repeating myself, a lot of cow farmers in south central Missouri have been feeding their cows hay since early July, the price of small rectangular bale has jumped from $3.25 in May to over $9.00 a bale, the large round bales are already going for $90.00 a bale when they should be going for $35.00 - $40.00 at this time of year. Farmer in MO, once again are having it trucked in from South Dakota and Mississippi.

    It was so dry one cow farmer I know who usually has water in his ponds year round ( I lived there for 5 yrs) was watering cow using water from the wells and flowing into the troughs. He had all eleven ponds cleand out this year, for those of you who do not know to get dry enough to clean out a pond that has held water for 50 plus ears and had cows trampling around the banks, it is pretty dry to get in even a piece of heavy equipment.

    A lot of corn in nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and I saw it myself in Ohio last weekend is being turned into Silage Making silage from drought-damaged corn, Drought, Extension and Agricultural Information news group, University of Missouri Extension

    Where does all of this lead, farmer who cannot afford to buy the hay and silage and flooding the market with beef, once the gluten is over, beef prices will go through the roof, so will everything else.

    I am putting away what I can, preparing for a rough time ahead.
     
  15. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    Yes, it was and is a practice used by people for thousands of years. I do so myself, with heirloom seeds.

    Simply, save the seeds from the current crop to use for the next planting.

    Genetically modified plants and animals are great, as long as it is done through selective breeding.

    Sadly, many of the genetically modified plants and animals people are eating now, can not reproduce on their own and cause many health problems as well!
    I could list many examples, but you can do some research and see for yourself.

    Here is a great site-
    Pioneer Living - Pioneer Living Survival
     
  16. nokiafan88

    nokiafan88 Portland Member

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    we are all doomed lol
     
  17. M67

    M67 NW Oregon Active Member

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    I think, that this is very sound advice.

    Food will not get cheaper, especially if you factor in the shelf life of the freeze dried food items you can buy now, for future use.

    How much will the cases of rice and chicken and chicken fettuccine alfredo, that i purchased today, be worth in 25 years (which is the best used by date)?
    And, yes i know they will last much longer.
     
  18. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I plan on opening a small grocery store.
     
  19. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    Bi Mart has locally grown vegies (santiam) @ 2 cans for a buck right now, while supplies last. Just picked up 100 green beans, 100 corns and same for peas.
     
  20. knuckle Head

    knuckle Head southeast Well-Known Member

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    I think it is because the Zombies are getting ready to attack us, LMAO on this one News from The Associated Press

    Hey Bunny, just a little humor

    One of the biggest reasons which a lot of people do not want to except is, the devaluation of the dollar and the high cost of environmentally correct society, we need to be wise with our resources, but here is a good example of why

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/09/0...l-lead-to-increased-energy-rates-critics-say/

    more regulation equals higher costs