The Pickled Prepper

Inflation Report

a tanker truck

Trucking During Inflation and High Diesel Prices

If the high cost of diesel is keeping trucks off the road, I could not tell on a recent road trip. Truck traffic remains high.
rusty gears

Life as we know it Grinds to a Halt

The supply chain is a vast interconnected system. When one component fails, everything can grind to a halt.
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The Economy is Careening out of Control

The problem this country face is that the people who are supposed to be in charge of the economy don’t know what they are doing..
Barbershop offering haircuts for 10 cents.

Five Inflation Lessons we can Learn from Inflation the 1970s

The U.S. suffered through a decade of rising inflation and stagflation more than 40 years ago. What can we learn from those bad times?
A woman grocery shopping.

How Often do you Stop and Think, “Wow, that’s Expensive”

Sometimes when I say that out loud at a store, it leads to a conversation with a stranger equally outraged at the rising prices.
An 18-wheeler

Diesel is Suddenly our Achilles Heel

Without diesel fuel, trucks, ships, trains, tractors, and heavy equipment all fall silent. As a shortage looms, commerce may grind to a halt.
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Making Tough Choices and Sacrifices as Inflation Soars

As inflation rises, you are going to have to make some sacrifices. Decide now what you can give up and what you cannot live without so you can prepare.
Cargo ships in and around Shanghai

Think of the Pandemic as a Warm Up

China's lockdown of Shanghai and much of the surrounding area is having a detrimental affect on the supply chain as goods are not being produced or shipped.
Inflation is going to take a bite out of your wallet

Inflation’s Bite just Got More Painful

War and famine tend to go together. Now we can add economic collapse as the IMF says the Russian invasion will negatively affect 86 percent of the globe.
Two bags of fresh groceries

Germans to See Food Costs Soar up to 50 Percent

Food prices are shooting upwards in German grocery stores. How long before it reaches the rest of Europe and the U.S.?
Nothing heats like wood!

How to Beat High Heat Costs and Fuel Shortages

Thanks to Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin, it's going to be even more expensive to heat your house next year. Act now to keep your costs down.
$100 bill burning

Will Inflation and Demand Destruction Destroy our Economy?

Inflation, stagflation, and hyperinflation can lead to demand destruction, recession and depression. Are you ready for years of economic woe?
Inflation is soaring. Image based on an image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Inflation Right in Front of Our Eyes

Prices are rising so fast that I can see the difference from one shopping trip to the next. How long before we seen them jump day to day?
A picture of gasoline selling for $4.19

How High is Your Personal Rate of Inflation?

You can see inflation on the sign at the gas station. You can feel it when you shop for groceries. Chances are, everything you buy is going up.
Canned goods from Sam's Club

Inflation Continues its Drive Upwards

The government reported that inflation is rising, but true number is more than double what they said. Hope you stocked up before the latest round of price icreases.
money getting vacuumed up

Inflation Sucks… the Money from Your Wallet

Government reports show inflation was up 7 percent in 2021, the most since 1982. What they don't tell you is tThe true rate is probably twice that.
the day after a riot

Will Inflation Result in Riots in the U.S.?

The rising costs of food and fuel seem to ignite protests and riots that can topple a government. What are the chances that will happen here?
An empty soup shelf from May 2020

The Dangers of Running out of Stuff

Will the world as we know it come crashing down because of supply chain shortages? It's certainly possible as shortages may persist for years.
Canned goods from Sam's Club

Inflation on my Recent Sam’s Club Visit Hits 15 Percent

Inflation has hit food prices at Sam's Club, driving up items we buy between 6 and 35 percent for an average price increase of 15 percent.
A cash register drawer.

How we will Fight High Food Inflation Next Year

Do you have a plan if food inflation reaches 30 percent next year? Here's what we are doing to cut our food costs.
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Prepper News Update November 11

Inflation Cripples Turkish Lira If you pay attention to Turkey–and much of the world is not because the situation gets little mainstream media coverage–you can...
A one-ounce gold Krugerrand

My Old Gold Coin is worth How Much?

The summer before Y2K, I bought this gold Krugerrand for $278. Want to guess how many times more than that it is worth today?
The dollar's buying power is being eroded by inflation.

Inflation Climbs to 6.2 Percent in Past Year

As inflation reaches a 30-year high, wage inflation drops, meaning people are falling behind. Expect it to get worse before it gets better.
Pumping oil from the ground, Image by John R Perry from Pixabay.

Energy Prices up 49 to 60 Percent in a Year

Imagine if your grocery bill, your insurance bill, your electric bill, and all your other bills were up as much as gasoline and diesel fuel.
Inflation is soaring. Image based on an image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Soaring Food Costs up 13 Percent for Preppers

Is it too late to stock your pantry shelves? Not yet, but our research shows prices have jumped 13 percent since January. However, one place costs half as much as Amazon.
A homeless man. Image by Avi Chomotovski from Pixabay.

Stagflation: What is it and How to Prepare for it

The word "stagflation" sounds bad, and it is. Its worse for the consumer then inflation, but better than hyperinflation.
posters on a wall reading "Who will survive in America?" Photo by LOGAN WEAVER on Unsplash.

Cutting Our Legs out from Under Us – Part Five

Will hyperinflation lead to an economic collapse? If it does, do you have what it takes to survive until the recovery?