This is a discussion on Supply Chain Broken within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; I have a honda 2kw inverter and a USGI surplus 3kw diesel genny. I also have the 275 gallon furnace oil tank topped up. And ...
I have a honda 2kw inverter and a USGI surplus 3kw diesel genny. I also have the 275 gallon furnace oil tank topped up. And just for good measure, 1000 watts of solar panels which easily run my 7 cu ft freezer. My batteries are getting tired and I need to upgrade. News batts are almost $1000 so I’ve been putting it off.
If you haven’t bought the military genny yet, might I suggest you get the one with the newer yanmar diesel and the sound deadening panels. I bought an older model with the Onan diesel and no sound proofing. It works fine but I wish I had got the newer model.
I have definitely noticed a problem in the supply chain. Things you wouldn't even think would be affected are in short supply. I know some one that works retail in a hardware store and they are having a horrible time getting all manner of items in. Part of it is the warehouse doesn't have it in stock and part of it is they are short staffed at the warehouse as well as the trucking. I have noticed at the grocery store that a lot of name brand items are in short supply. Most of what you see is the store brand items and the selection is pretty thin. Not to mention the prices are getting ridiculous.
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Benjamin Franklin
I've noticed lot of empty shelves in Michaels. I did see Chinese news reports that there's flooding going on allover China. That's can't be helping.
Since June, 141 people have died or are missing, 37.89 million have been affected and over 2,246,00 relocated due to floods in 27 provincial-level regions in China, including eastern Anhui and Jiangxi provinces.
The water levels of 433 rivers in China have crossed the danger mark since early June, with 33 of them rising to historical highs, said the Ministry of Water Resources on Monday.
China's State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters upgraded the emergency response for flood control from level III to level II on Sunday, as incessant downpours continued to wreak havoc across vast stretches of the country.
Here is what we know so far:
China's national observatory on Saturday renewed its yellow alert, its third-highest, for rainstorms. The downpour is forecast to continue in large parts of eastern and central regions in China.
Let us use the time as best we may.
I work at an Ace Hardware in the mountains. We got a 6 page letter from hdqtrs with a list of all the manufacturers who supply us and that were curtailing the production of most of their products in order to focus on those which they can make. That is because their supply chain has been shut down. It is the product of JIT manufacturing so you can bet that it hits the food manufacturers as well. Especially when the parts needed to keep machines running can't be had.
I called the local appliance dealer who is the largest mover of them in a 30 mile area.
Asked about a 7 CU Ft. one he laughed, said next year! Had some 3's @ $450.00!!!!!!!
The last 7 CU Ft. I bought was $150.00.
So this is a nationwide problem, demand or dropped production, COVID-19 in Mexico????
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I have been hunting a freezer for weeks now. I found a single 3.1 cubic foot off-brand model on walmart.com. and I ordered it expecting the worst. It arrived with only some very minor scratches and amazingly it is holding minus 10 degrees F now for 24 hours so the damned thing works! I wanted a bigger freezer but hey, beggars can’t be choosers!
I hit the local walmart for a small shopping trip this morning only expecting to buy a few items. Seems every time I go there the selections are smaller and prices higher. So I got a little scared and dropped $150 on items that I regularly use (or anticipate using). The items I picked were in very short supply on the shelves. I got the last 2 bottles of sanitizer. Paper towels were scarce. I bought 1 of the last 3 bottles of an alfredo sauce I like. Still no apple cider vinegar. Yeast was scarce. No bread flour. Beef was priced at $10 plus per pound for anything other than hamburger. I bought up items I know we will need for Thanksgiving dinner. At this rate they might not be available in the fall. Things are getting scary.