– One Reader Warns Us: ‘I Believe There Is More To This Than Meets The Eye’
By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die
Just over a month ago on June 24th, we published this story on ANP titled “With The Most Important Industry In The Country Now In Big Trouble, Truckers Warnings Of ‘A Bloodbath Ahead’ Are An Ominous Alarm To America” within which we reported a ‘perfect storm‘ was striking one of the most important industries in America after Business Insider reported within this June 18th story that many trucking companies were going bankrupt or were forced to slash their profit expectations.
Reporting within our story that these major problems within the trucking industry were coming at a time when a seemingly perfect storm was also hitting America’s food supply, with a massive number of suspicious food recalls happening at a time of absolutely ferocious flooding hitting America’s breadbasket, completely preventing many farmers from even planting their crops this year, we just got more confirmation of that June 24th warning in a new story over at Zero Hedge that Steve Quayle had linked to on his website Wednesday evening titled “Trucker Bust Begins As Oversupply Plagues Freight Industry, Spot Rates Crash “.
And with all of this happening at a time when we’re already seeing tons of empty grocery stores shelves all across America as Susan Duclos had reported within this July 25th ANP story, we’re going to be taking a look within this ANP story at new photographs emailed to ANP by readers in Texas, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado and the state of Washington.
As we had reported on ANP back on July 23rd in this story titled “If These Are The New ‘Signs Of The Times’ And Not An Aberration, We May Be Closing In Upon A Living Hell,” if any ANP readers saw any such signs in grocery stores near them or lots of empty shelves where food normally was, please email photographs of those signs or empty shelves to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d use them in a follow-up story. And once again, ANP readers did not disappoint as we’ll see in all of these new photographs of empty store shelves or ‘product shortage‘ signs we’ve embedded within this story. We’ll also continue to follow up on this if ANP readers continue to see such signs/shortages and send photos over to us.
So we’ll take a look within the final section of our story below at preparing for a long-term food and product shortage which leaves store shelves completely empty and potentially thousands to millions of Americans fighting for their next meals.
The photograph above was one of two sent to ANP by ‘Dana‘ in Branson, Missouri who sent us the following email message: “Hi, I took these pictures of empty shelves at Walmart in Branson, Missouri on July 16th. Rice seems to be in short supply along with spices. Produce is hit or miss from week to week.”
ANP reader ‘Camocutey‘ in Colorado Springs, Colorado sent us the photograph seen below from a Wal Mart store there.
The next photograph below was sent to us by an ANP reader in Plano, Texas who visited their local Wal Mart.
The next photograph seen below and email was sent to us by a reader in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina who told us: My husband and I were at Kroger here is North Myrtle Beach, SC, Monday (July 29, 2019) evening and took these two pictures. It’s the same sign that other Kroger stores have posted. There were still canned vegetables, but also gaps where certain vegetables were clearly out of stock. Also, my husband noticed that the double stuffed Oreos were out of stock, but that might have been a run from vacationers here. (ANP: We’ve combined the photos into one.)
The next photograph was one of several sent to us by ‘Jennifer‘ in Washington state who sent us the following email: Hello I read your article about asking for feedback about signs in stores about empty shelves. These photos I am attaching were taken today July 27th 2019 at Longview, WA Walmart 7th Avenue location. We have 2 stores in this city. These photos were all in the same isle, the canned vegetable isle. I did not see any signs in any other isles in the store this day. I didn’t really feel like the shelves were very empty so I was kinda surprised to see the signs, which makes me curious. I live 50 minutes north of Portland, Oregon and inside the Washington State border. God Bless.
And we’ve gone ahead and republished part of an email from another ANP reader in Central Colorado who prefers to remain anonymous along with several photographs which they sent us as the next few photographs below.
I live in central Colorado and have been following what I believe to be a food crisis since the beginning of this year. Mostly due to the severe weather in various places not just here in the US but also in other parts of the world.
First looking at some of the pictures you posted I wanted to say that some of the shelves are not empty for lack of stock but are stores that are being “re-setup”. I have noticed many stores are changing their layout and moving things all around. If those same shelves are empty after several days I would say there is absolutely a problem.
My local Walmart started changing the layout at the beginning of this year. I did notice a few things I would like to bring up, the new shelves are not as deep as they were even a year ago, less shelf space means less stock. Manufactures also started changing things like sugar a few years ago came in 5lb bags now it is 4lb bags for more money, until I brought it up many of my friends did not notice the change. Several years ago stores begin using central warehouses and local stores do not have as much back stock as they did even 5 years ago.
Now to the current concern, I was recently in Texas and discovered the low stock signs at a local Walmart.
Upon returning home I decided to go out and check my local stores to see what was happening around here. (Pic’s attached) I discovered the Walmart 3 miles from me has the same signs, I wondered around and discovered several other things that appeared to not be fully stocked. I then stopped at my local Sam’s club and the same things were evident, very few cans of green beans, corn or green peas. The pictures are of the top and bottom shelves in the store. You can see the empty bin areas where there is little to no stock. Normally these shelves are at least 2/3 full and back stock above. I visited my local Costco on the same day and found the same issues. I also noticed the 50lb bags of rice were almost gone and no back stock.
I sent some of the recent articles to friends and family to both inform and see what response I would get. I received only a couple of responses one family member responded that they only buy fresh and have had no shortage of that. Well once the fresh summer stock runs out you are left with nothing or growing your own, which is not an option for most people.
I believe there is more to all this than meets the eye.
Also not much is being talked about the prescription medication shortages, it is getting very bad out there. My doctor even mentioned how hard it was to get certain things.
And that last comment by our reader echoes a recent story by Susan Duclos who had reported on ANP back on June 25th in this story titled “The Great Culling Has Begun – Massive Drug Shortages On Top Of Everything Else Going On Could Lead To Tens Of Millions Of Deaths“ that once the SHTF and medications are no longer as close by as the nearest pharmacy, those who are totally dependent upon life-saving medications will have nowhere to turn while anybody who has been on psychiatric medications will suddenly be cast into a world without their ‘crutch‘. Think that ‘Trump derangement syndrome‘ is bad now? Should TEOTWAWKI fully arrive in America, we’ll understand the phrase: As of right now, “we haven’t seen anything yet.”
So we prepare the best that we can for a future that looks troubling with food shortages now hitting numerous places all across the country and big outlets like Wal Mart and Kroger’s confirming food shortages will exist until at least August 9th, the potential of a ‘trucking industry bloodbath‘ that hampers products getting to store shelves, continuing devastating weather with hurricane season now arriving in America and the ever present chance of war or an economic crash ahead.
For those who have not yet prepared for any long term food shortages that might hit America, thankfully long term survival food can be purchased as easily as placing an internet order, some which can be delivered to your doorstep the very next day. While the following excerpt that comes to us from this story by Tess Pennington over at Ready Nutrition titled “Suggested Items For Short Term Food Supply.” only stresses a 3-day food supply, we’ve also gone ahead and linked to some of the more popular long-term food supply options available at the bottom of this story. First, from Ready Nutrition.:
Gathering a three-day food supply is useful for the home, as well as, for 72-hour kits.
Begin by listing all family members (pets included) and keeping in mind any special health needs (allergies, diabetes, etc) for the members. Plan meals to meet a 1500-2000 calorie diet that is high in nutrients. Having a ready food supply already stocked will keep the mind focused on creating a safety plan and preparing rather than losing precious time at the store and the gas stations getting provisions and supplies.
Some suggested food supply items are:
Whole grain cereals
Canned soups and broths
Dried soup mixes (including bouillon cubes)
Boxed juices and milks.
Granola or granola bars Energy bars
Instant rice and potatoes
Instant oatmeal dry milk
Infant formula or baby foods
Powdered drink mixes
Food for pets
Important Notes to Consider:
Water, infant formula, and canned foods are usually the first items to go. People buy the same foods, so if there is a mass rush and everyone is buying the same foods, there will not be enough for every
It is important to note that water is one of the most important items to have on hand. Without water, some foods cannot be prepared. Moreover, it is essential to have water on hand for drinking and sanitation purposes. Have water in food grade containers so they last longer. Some preparedness sites suggest having at least two quarts of water a day, but that amount seems too small and does not take into account that issues arise and more water may be needed. When preparing a water supply plan on using 1 gallon of water per day per member of the household. If water supplies is a concern, avoid certain foods and drinks that are high in salt, over processed foods or caffeinated beverages. These foods tend to make the body crave more water due to the high salt content.
Having ready to eat foods, staple foods, and specialty foods stocked such as hard candy or cookies creates a sense of normalcy and lifts morale.
We’ve gone ahead and put together a list of some of the more popular long-term survival foods available for near immediate delivery.
Mightie Company Worlds #1 Water Purification Tablets
In the 1st video below, videographer ‘Deep South Homestead‘ talks with us about all of these food shortages while warning us, “It has begun“. In the 2nd and final video below, Mike Adams tells us why he believes that we’ll be entering a full-fledged SHTF scenario here in America within about 18 months with the 2020 election ahead, leftists already breaking out into ‘Trump derangement syndrome‘ induced insanity all across the country and leftist politicians and the mainstream media pushing their dumbed down flock closer and closer to the edge at a time when they were hoping to complete their final takedown of America.