for years i've been saying i need to get our household prepared in the event of an emergency. for us here in california that usually means, get earthquake prepared. but really this past year for me it's been more like, yes get earthquake prepared but also get food stored up just in case things go crazy with the economy and we can't go and easily get food like we are so used to being able to do. with watching this past week the japanese lining up for hours waiting for food and water, i said enough is enough and this week is it. so yesterday i stocked up on some of the basic items i think we should have just in case we are without fresh food for a few days. tomorrow i'm off to get water. not one i would have thought about, but after seeing the shortage you can have after a disaster like in japan, water should be the first thing you think of. i mean we use water for everything!
i will continue to stock our food storage as the weeks go on because don't know if you have noticed but food is getting more and more expensive as these crazy times keep on comin'. our coffee that we have been buying at costco has been the same price for years until this month. one bag of coffee has gone up $4 per bag in 1 week! and that's just one thing i've noticed. not sure what else is going to start going up, but i can imagine everything. with gas and diesel as high as it is and still creeping up week by week our food costs are going to creep up too i would imagine as trucks that bring our food will have to charge more just to pay for their fuel.
so my challenge to you today...are you ready? even if you aren't in an earthquake zone, are you ready for sky high groceries? maybe you should be thinking of getting ready. we are.