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Barge traffic on the Mississippi

Supply Chain Threats Suddenly Appear

War, drought and politics once again threaten our food, energy and the supply chain, no doubt leading to more inflation.
Sam's Club packed to the rafters

Feeling Inflation’s Bite and Realizing we’re Spoiled

The big question in 2023 is not going to be “Will there be food on the shelves,” but may be “Can people afford the food on the shelves?”
Bird flu is driving up the cost of eggs again.

It’s Back… Bird Flu Returns

In most cases, avian influenza doesn't survive the summer as high temps kill off the virus. That's not the case this year.
A field of wheat being harvested

Disappointing U.S. Harvest Hurts Food Supply

Hot dry weather in the Midwest and drought in the West hurt U.S. crop yields. Combined with the war in Ukraine, food will be tight.
Close up of wheat ready to be harvested.

33 Reasons the Food Crisis will Grow Worse

Crops losses around the globe are mounting, many caused by drought or flooding. Here's a list of 33.
A hand saying stop

We Are Reaching our Limit

Americans have always aimed to exceed our limits, but now we are being constrained. That can't last. Time to change course.
Rice and Beans at Sam's Club

Recession Road Trip Report and Sam’s Club Visit

While gas prices may be dropping, the price of everything else seems to be rising. On our recent road trip, costs were up 17 to 87 percent.
Food bank visitors. Photo by Joel Muniz on Unsplash

Food Banks Report Record Demand, Record Shortages

Food banks in states across America are reporting record demand and are even running out of food.
Dried goods for your prepper pantry. Photo by Aaron Doucett on Unsplash.

Last Minute, Inexpensive Food Preps

It is still possible to add food to your prepper pantry without costing you an arm and a let. Here are some examples and suggestions.
a woodland retreat in the winter

It’s Summer; Time to Prepare a Winter Without Gas

Whether you live in an urban apartment building or a cabin in the wilderness, this is the time to prep to survive a winter with power outages and expensive heat