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  1. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Yahoo news: http://news.yahoo.com/u-faces-higher-food-price-inflation-2014-led-141513395--business.html;_ylt=AwrBJR.oaX9TjhMAxynQtDMD Beef and veal are up almost 10 percent. Egg prices up 15 percent in April alone Forbes...
  2. DIY - Do It Yourself
    I was thinking today, how much would it cost to become totally self sufficient? Completely prepared, armed, supplied, and have the ability to continue doing so as indefinitely as possible? I'll do some calculations tomorrow, but what do you think? Can one family even cover all their bases? How...
  3. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Freak snow storm has killed an estimated 75,000 cattle in the northern states. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/10/a-record-setting-blizzard-killed-75000-cows-and-you-might-not-have-even-heard-about-it/ And we thought the price of beef was already expensive?
  4. Financial Forum
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48959339/ns/business-us_business/#.UEy8_lFYWSo This is what happens when you run an economy on debt-the ponzi scheme eventually collapses when everybody is loaded up with so much debt that most of their meager incomes are going to pay banksters, not to buy goods and...
  5. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Was shopping at Aldi's today and sugar was $2.38 for 5 lbs. Not long ago it was $3.18. If you can, wait for peanut butter and chocolate to come down. Political and weather issues effect these commodities, so try to be patient before stocking up. I remember not long ago Aldi's sold peanut...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Gas prices are out of control. In San Diego today I see prices ranging from 4.35 per gallon at the no name shops all the way up to 4.79 per gallon at the local Mobil. This is for reg unleaded. What are you folks seeing around town? Do you think relief is in sight or is it time to move gas...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just got a notice in the mail that the power company in my area will be raising utility costs by 6.7% this summer. Great that's just what we need.:(
  8. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/27/pf/water_bills/index.htm?source=cnn_bin Small excerpt, To read more you'll have to go to the site. Mods let me know if this is not covered under "fair use".
  9. Military Weapons Forum
    Even WASR-10s are over $400 these days. Late 1980s Russian AKs were $79 with wood stock, and $99 for a folding stock. Wish I would have bought a case of them.
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Beef prices are at an all time high. Now for the bad news, the prices might get worse. "If", keep that word in mind, if we have another drought in 2012, look for beef prices to go up even more. Beef Prices Hit Record Highs Amid 'Perfect Storm' Of Drought, Foreign Demand Also, due to the...
  11. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    The United Steel Workers have notified the major suppliers of gas and diesel (BP/Valero/Exxon/Shell) that they intend to strike. This will cripple at least 50% of the refinery production in the US...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Made the 60 mile trek to the city where I buy food and supplies today. As I was going through the canned vegetables aisle, (I always get a few extra for the pantry) I saw Libby's standard 15 oz can of green beans for $1.89 I cannot repeat here what I said to myself when I saw that, but I am...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So I was listening to fox new radio earlier today and the "experts" are predicting the trice of food to continue rising due to only about 20% of the corn being produced being used for food be it for feed or human consumption. I.am wondering what every one here is doing to prepaire for this. Me...
  14. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is just my opinion on the issue, if you agree fine, if you disagree fine, but I would like you to post your opinion either way. For those of you that have not been paying attention and voting for the same two parties over and over, I blame you for what you are about to read. The two party...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Found this little fun fact, something to look forward to if the S hits the fan. During the American revolution, inflation was so great that the price of corn rose 10,000%, the price of wheat 14,000%, the price of flour 15,000%, and the price of beef 33,000%.
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Went to local big name grocery store today and found that same type of canned vegetables had risen in price dramatically. Last week you could purchase assorted vegetables for 5 cans for $3.00, this week same vegetables are $1.29 per can. One of the store associates said it was because of the...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Gallup Poll shows fewer Americans have access to basic necessities http://moneyland.time.com/2011/10/18/gallup-fewer-americans-have-access-to-basic-necessities/ According to the poll, 18% of Americans can not afford basic necessities. I fear that the lower and middle class will be pushed to...
  18. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Report from the BBC that says climate change is a threat to security and peace. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15342682 As drought strikes places like Texas, which in turn drive prices up, how is the working class supposed to cope? Poor nutrition leads to poor health, which...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    People used to see duck and cover infomercials on TV, people used to have home gardens, people used to talk to their neighbors, friends and family. What do we do now? We eat out at fast food places, we keep very little food at home, almost nobody has a garden, chicken yards are a thing of...
  20. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The price of corn went up 6% yesterday. That is the most it is permitted to rise in a single day. Wheat jumped 8%. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20111012/BUSINESS/310120024/-1/gallery_array/Corn-jumps-ahead-crop-report
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