News roundup for Fri, Sep 24, 2021

Soft drink producers have only a few days of carbon dioxide left. The UK is helping to bail out a US fertilizer manufacturer to help restart CO2 production—a shortage of which is hammering the UK and badly impacting the UK food supply. It’s a tangled and interesting web, and apparently most companies (and countries) were […]

News roundup for Tue, Sep 21, 2021

Supply chain disruptions are hitting school lunch lines. Those relying on school breakfast and lunch programs should send along extra snacks with kids if at all possible. 65 container ships are now languishing off the coast of California. It gets worse and worse. Do your holiday shopping early, folks. We are once again facing a […]

News roundup for Fri, Sep 17, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of people lost power after the Nicholas storm surge. That particular region of Texas has been slammed over and over again: 500K customers without power in #Texas this morning due to #Nicholas (#HurricaneNicholas) pic.twitter.com/IuQsWX5O7M — AI6YR (@ai6yrham) September 14, 2021 Meat, produce, floral, deli, and bakery goods are all seeing price rises. […]

News roundup for Tue, Sep 14, 2021

The container ship bottleneck on the West Coast continues to grow: The supply chain bottlenecks are only getting worse. The armada of container ships waiting off the Southern California ports has swelled to 49 ships, according to the Marine Exchange of SoCal. It was below 10 in mid June. — Paul Page (@PaulPage) September 10, […]

2021 Labor Day preparedness deals

Labor Day weekend is a common sales weekend for prepping gear because it kicks off September’s National Preparedness Month. Here’s what we know of so far, and please add any more in the comments! Amazon We haven’t spotted many good deals on Amazon so far, other than the NESCO VS-02 vacuum sealer for $35, 40% […]