Food Shortages

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  1. Michael

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    An article entitled "Bankrupted at Safeway?"

    http://www.davidduke.com/general/bankrupted-at-safeway_23027.html
     
  2. Deadlift

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    Actually, the stores are trying to kill the consumers' with the prices on non-essential "foods"..

    A small package of chocolate candy: 4 dollars!

    A frozen bag of chicken nuggets (or many other types of chicken/flavors): 10 dollars!

    A frozen bag of hash-browns: 4 dollars!

    Some frozen pizza brands are a rip-off! On the other hand, I can still get good deals on (fresh) lean beef and chicken. Stick with the "real" - rather than overly-processed - foods.. and your money will go a little further.
     
  3. Westside

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    Deadlift, do you have Costco's out your way? They have premium food, canned, dried and frozen. The only draw back is that you have to buy large qualities. But if you have additional frig, it is well worth it. You can obviously save money over the long run.

    Has anyone noticed that a regular bag of M&Ms is getting smaller and smaller as the years go by and more expensive. I just paid 1.10 for the regular size.
     
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    No Costco's... but I just buy "real" food at the nearby super-markets in my area. They are big stores with plenty of items. Edited by: Deadlift
     
  5. Westside

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    Sams Club is very similar. You them?
     
  6. Deadlift

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    No, but there is a big-box store about a half-hour away from me. I don't go there much.
     
  7. Tired old White

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    My relatives thought my wife and I were crazy for buying a modest house that came with a small farm.But have a large garden. some chickens, some ducks, a few pigs and I am seriously considering getting a couple of dairy cows and a few beef cattle. My little farm probably would not be profitable to farm as a business but maybe it will feed me and my family it it really hits the fan.
     
  8. Colonel_Reb

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    Tired old White, I'm currently looking for a modest home in the country hopefully with a few acres of land so we can grow a garden and keep some livestock. Living in the city right up next to folks like sardines in a can is for the birds, especially in a worst case economic scenario.
     
  9. Menelik

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    I got two acres with a creek running through it. My garden is always bountiful but I haven't raised any livestock yet. If I do it will probably be chickens or hogs.
     
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    Chickens are easy. As are geese. Another low maintenance livestock option is yak, they don't need winter shelter or feed, they graze and live outdoors. You can butcher them when needed.
     
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    Yak? Is there a market for yak milk, yak ribeye or yak ribs, maybe yak wool? If is there is I must be living under a rock. [​IMG]
     
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    San Fran Freako yak meat must be a delicacy.... [​IMG] Your right you can save much money by just buying the type of food immigrants from the old countries used to eat. Younger people that are either dumb or lazy or both only know how to eat processed food. So many people think fish sticks are the nutritional equivalent of salmon steak..... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    There will be a market for yak meat, milk, and wool, when the store shelves are empty. The market will be your stomach. The idea is what is the best way to prepare yourself for a time with food interruptions. Housing and feeding cows for example is a full time job. Something like yak is much easier. I know a few people that do it because they are trying to be self sufficient. I thought that was the gist of the thread. Of course if you live in LA you are not going to be raising food--you are going to BE the food. [​IMG]
     
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    You know when I retired from the army ALL of my, and the wifes, relatives were wondering why I bought a double-wide out in the sticks instead of getting a cookie-cutter mansion. Some remarks were "they must have too many bills" and "I wonder did he really retire." Fast forward to the future, my "house" AND land are paid for while several of my relatives AND kin have been foreclosed on/and their property is underwater.
     
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    I hope you find the place you're looking for Col. Reb, especially before things get worse.
     
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    Thanks, Van! We got some good news today on that front and will soon be able to buy a place without going into debt over our heads. In 24 hours the gas prices around here have gone up over 30 cents per gallon. Crazy. I heard that R-134a for car air conditioners is going through the roof as well, so I stocked up on that this morning. I try to work on my own vehicles when I can, so it is a good investment for me.
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  17. Tired old White

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    I wish you luck Col. Reb we have enjoyed being able to fish and camp and shoot our guns on our own property immensely. in addition to the delicious taste of the fresh fruit and veggies and freshly butchered meat. Another pleasant side effect was when my girls were playing soft ball we built a field on my own property and held practice any day of the week or everyday of the week if we so chose.
     
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    Best wishes on the forthcoming humble abode brother Rebel. [​IMG]

    In estimation, these food "shortages" are largely induced by the PTB (along the same lines as the financial "crisis"/"Depression 2.0"). This is yet another means to dismantle the shrinking middle/working class.
     
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    I gotten so paranoid about the **** hitting the fan that I am in the process of buying another small farm way back into the boondocks. One of my old Marine Corp. buddies put me onto so cheap land way the hell away from what most folks would consider civilization but that just makes it perfect for me. I can grow my own food and have the good company of fierce heavily armed and like minded people
     
  21. Colonel_Reb

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    Not a bad idea at all, Tired old White. Being as self-sufficient as possible will become increasingly important as things deteriorate. Growing ones own food and knowing basic survival skills will be extremely valuable at a time when the rest of humanity will be clawing away at each other, not knowing how to do anything different. At least that is one take on it. I believe, if/when things degenerate that far, there will be a collective howling at the realization that what was once commonplace has now become so rare that only a small group who have held onto the old ways will be able to survive. Of course, it will be to late for most of them to do anything at that point.
     
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    A recent episode of Brad Meltzer's "Decoded" show on the "History Channel" about whether there is gold in Fort Knox had the following scene:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0COmg5cOIow&feature=youtu.be&t=23m36s

    This particular episode was a very good one. I recommend watching the entire episode. It's roughly along the same lines as Ventura's very good "Conspiracy Theory" cable program but with a far better supporting cast of investigators.

    If this guy is heading to the hills, we all should be...assuming you have ability and resources to do so.
     

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