Supply Chain Chaos News: with the Mississippi and Missouri rivers at dangerous lows, barges backed up and severe drought, coupled with the diesel fuel shortage. See this from the Wall Street Journal:
and this report from the river bed of the Missouri:
Farms and trucking to market must have diesel to get food to market. No diesel, food and medical supplies can’t ship.
Prudent measures you can take:
- Do the math and stock up on 4 of your favorite canned vegetables, like corn, beans, legumes, beets or whatever they may be. Calculate 1 to 2 cans per family member and make sure it is something you eat everyday anyways. Two member family for 90 days is 180 cans. Cycle through as most have an expiration date 1 to 3 years out. They don’t go “bad”, but loose vitamin potency and texture.
- Get a salad starter kit; and these are great and I am not affiliated with this company nor do I profit from them (this is NOT an ad)
- Learn to grow Microgreens and you can do that in a very small space
I am getting one of these Seed Starter Kits below and its CHEAP! Good to have on hand later in the winter to start my own garden: Start your own salad garden seeds indoors and get a jump on the growing season. Also perfect for transplanting to indoor planters for year-round container gardening. Cultivate your own fresh, lettuce and other salad vegetables and enjoy the fun and benefits of indoor gardening. Seed Starter Kits make fantastic gifts. The Salad Starter Kit includes: Beautiful Giftable Box, trays, humidity dome, seed label sticks, compressed soil pucks (just add water), easy to follow instructions, and an assortment of salad garden seeds (enough for multiple plantings).
I am not affliated nor do I profit from this recommendation. Food Security is a big issue right now.