The Pickled Prepper

Inflation Report

A woman grocery shopping.

Saving Money as Inflation Pushes Up Food Costs

Five ways we are trying to control our food costs. Food inflation hit 11.4 percent in Augusts, is highest point since 1979.
Gas storage tanks in Switzerland

Is Hyperinflation Going to Destroy Europe?

As the price of energy in Europe skyrockets, it will drive hyperinflation in many industries that are dependent on natural gas.
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How to Live with High Inflation

Is it too late to prepare for inflation? Maybe, maybe not,but you can still learn how to live with it.
A $5 bill

Every Little Thing Now Costs $5

Inflation has gotten so bad that $5 is quickly becoming the cost for the least expensive items. We're going to need a $500 bill soon.
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Don’t Expect Big Consumer Brands to Lower Prices Soon

Coca-cola, Unilever and Kimberly-Clark are just a few of the companies who say they will be raising prices again soon.
money getting vacuumed up

Inflation Continues to Soar

After making large, sudden price increases, companies appear to be making smaller price increases more frequently.
House for sale

That Crash you Heard was the Housing Market

The 30-year mortgage exceeded 6 percent earlier this week, more than double last year’s rate. And its going to get worse.
t-shirts in a retail store

Deflation and Inflation at the Same Time

Can we really have inflation and deflation at the same time? Yes, especially when in a recession. Look for deals and snap them up.
Decimated cat food shelves at Walmart

Gas, Grain and Cat Food

We are seeing some positive news as gas prices steady and grain prices drop. Does this mean the crisis is behind us?
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?
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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.