You understand you need food. You also understand food storage is hard. I know it’s a challenge for me. I’m good for about a week or two with what’s in my pantry. Then there’s another few months of freeze-dried stuff, which might make me feel like death, and then what? It’s just not an easy subject to tackle. And I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it.
I’m on the food thing again because of my recent experience described in, Oops! Your Survival Guy’s Encounter at the Grocery Store. Our food supply may be plentiful, but the workers moving the goods from farm to checkout are as fragile as a dozen free-range eggs—stuff breaks. And with the progressive Big Brother political winds blowing hard in deep-blue cities, the prospects of a breakdown are high, especially in another political pandemic.
When the clueless Biden administration continues pushing for free money, how is that helping the self-reliance of Americans living on Main Street? It’s not. The government cannot run the intricacies and complexities of our fragile food supply chain. What does this mean? I can imagine a scary stronger bond between government and Amazon for one, where the big get bigger.
With the supply chain under pressure from just-in-time inventory controls, it’s time to make sure you’re stocking up on food “just in case.” The Wall Street Journal reports:
According to the IRI CPG Demand Index, which measures weekly consumer spending, sales of frozen foods, including meals and snacks, jumped in grocery stores for the week ended Nov. 1 compared with a year ago.
Bob Nolan, head of analytics at Conagra Brands Inc., maker of Healthy Choice frozen meals and Birds Eye frozen vegetables, said the demand is partly driven by consumers filling up secondary freezers they bought during the pandemic. “Now those people have more capacity to store frozen food than they did in the spring,” he said.
Robinson Fresh, the produce division of logistics company C.H. Robinson, said it is working with retailers this winter to put inventory in multiple locations in case there is a surge in one area and less than expected in another.
“For years, we built a just-in-time supply chain. Now, we need a just-in-case one,” said Michael Castagnetto, president of Robinson Fresh.
Action Line: I don’t like to think this way, but the time has come to begin thinking about Survival States off the beaten path where you can secure your own island of freedom. Stay tuned.
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