Screw the biker zombie apocalypse, screw TEOTWAWKI, TS is HTF right now! Campbell’s chicken noodle soup is selling for 1.50/ can right now! That’s ridiculous. It’s not an anomaly either. Don’t be thinking that the price is coming down….ever. So here’s what I did today. Bought 4 regular size cans of soup for 1.50 ea., and one giant can of Tomato basil. I plan to eat one of them tomorrow or the next day, but rest assured I will buy 3 more to replace it the next time I grocery shop, not because I’m afraid that the food supply will be cut off but because I may not be able to afford food in the future!
But seriously, even though I will be able to pay 2.50/can – or 4.50/can – in the future, it’s going to take its toll. If I buy those cans now at 1.50/can (when they were .99/can 18 months ago), I’ll be able to afford car repairs in the future. Buying canned goods now is like buying stock. Anything that you will want or need in the future and can be bought right now with the relative assurance that it will last until you need or want it, should be bought now. Nothing related to the survival of you and yours is going to get cheaper. Oh sure, the inflation index might remain steady, but how often do you replace your flat screen tv, and if you couldn’t replace it, would your family still be able to survive without it?
I’ve mentioned this before: the real threat to prepare for is the double headed hydra of inflation and taxation.