For years, my wife and I have kept a 5-day emergency supply of non-perishable food items in our home.
We recently expanded those reserves to a 3-week supply of non-perishables that our family could survive on (with a rationed change to our diet of course).
The reason we are stocked up is so that we can avoid any unnecessary trips to the store in the weeks or months to come. And so we can be prepared in case shopping becomes dangerous or even restricted.
We know things are about to get bad, but we don’t know how bad.
Which is why we want to take as much action now so we can be as prepared as possible.
If, like me, you’re curious about what things people are stocking up on, here are the items we have in our storage closet or freezer:
Coffee (duh!), rice, beans, protein bars, canned soups, lentils, pasta, mayonnaise, oatmeal, canned tuna, frozen fruits and vegetables, frozen meat, dried mango, almond milk, bottled water, chicken broth, and, of course, chocolate.