Last week, one of our local channels had a segment on stockpiling food by using coupons. A local coupon expert was featured; the interviewer followed her around the grocery store as she picked up sale items and combined coupons for impressive savings. The segment concluded that we should all use coupons and store sales to stockpile food as a hedge against inflation.
Today Fox News featured Tess Pennington of Ready Nutrition. The report recommended that anyone can start their emergency food storage by initially spending $115 at the grocery store to start a 6 month supply. I had been reading Ready Nutrition for a while now and was excited to see Tess in action. The items bought included rice, beans, corn meal, sugar, pasta, salt, etc. all bulk food storage items. They actually showed her repackaging the items into smaller packs using a food sealer and storing them in 5 gallon buckets. The newscaster concluded we should all consider stockpiling food so we can “be ready for anything.”
While using different angles, these two separate news reports within a week of each other are essentially recommending the same thing: store extra food now! Food prices are on the rise with no relief in sight. This is getting serious if even the main stream media is paying attention.