So here's the deal. The corn crops are in serious trouble. Some are saying there could be at least a 40% loss of corn crops this year and that that percentage could easily rise. Most all gasoline these days contains ethanol. (Don't even get me started on that rant!) Ethanol is a corn product.
Most every processed food these days also contains corn products via high fructose corn syrup and other tasty concoctions. Most all processed foods contain corn. What does that mean? It means that prices for most all things in the US are getting ready to go up. And not just a little bit either.
It means you need to stock up as much as you can RIGHT NOW. The time for sitting on your butt and thinking "Well, I'd like to have some food put up for hard times but I just can't do it right now" is over. Think of it this way. If you know for an absolute fact that something you invest in today will be worth 30-40% higher in a couple of months, wouldn't you invest in it?
I've always harped on being prepared, on having food on hand to last for as long as it possibly can. Things are going to start getting real bad real quick. If you aren't already putting food back you need to get off the fence and start NOW. Trust me on this. What will you do when, for example, your morning cereal goes from $3.00 to $6.00 this year?
For example, remember how high the peanut butter prices jumped the past year? Different reason I know but the comparison is the same. It went from around $1.50 a jar to $3.00 a jar in just a couple of months. That is a 100% increase. I took advantage of knowing that ahead of time, and stocked up a years worth of it for $1 a jar. If I hadn't done that I would be paying that $3 right now. Yeah I know that I'll run out of that in a year, but I'm also rotating in more as it goes on sale. All our food prices are about to jump so high that it will be difficult to keep up. As Lindsay Williams said almost two years ago, "There will be food on the shelves but people won't be able to afford it."
And do you think it will ever go down now that they know they can get that much more for it? Think about that increase in the cost of ALL your foods. Can you afford to have your grocery bill come close to double what you are spending now? I sure can't. Most of us can't. But what can we do about it? That's a tough one. And it's going to be devastating for many of us. I'm seriously thankful for having a garden now and having some preps put back. I feel sorry for those who aren't so lucky.
But.... and its a big but... (shup Carolyn lol!) You CAN do something about having food put by. If you haven't started stocking up your pantry, please please please start now. Get you a few weeks, months, years put in there as fast as you can. What you buy today will soon be worth twice what it is now.
If you are already prepping you need to do the same. Step up your game. The time is now to put everything you can into your food storage and your gasoline storage. I've decided that I'm going to put every spare penny I have into mine for now. Of course I don't have much money and 95% of it is spoken for before it comes but I'm going to use that 5% to try and fill in as many holes in my storage as I possibly can. I would advise all of you to do the same. Let your wallet bleed now and have something to show for it, or let it bleed out later and bear those consequences.
Don't think the government is going to help you out either. Did you know that many of the single folks who make under $1000 a month and now receive food stamps get around $20 a month? So everyone drawing those benefits are not having all their food paid for in food stamps. That is something that "they" want you to believe. (Another rant for another day)
In any case it is a mere drop in the bucket when food prices are projected to rise close to 50% in the next few months. The government is NOT here to help you out on this one.
Folks this drought is a serious problem and in the end will effect every single person in America.
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