Notes from JWR:

A link to an article in the New York Sun is getting forwarded like wildfire on preparedness web sites and blogs, and was both linked at The Drudge Report and mentioned by talk radio host Glenn Beck: Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World. It is notable that the article specifically talks about shortages at the “big box” warehouse stores like COSTCO and Sam’s Club. Those are where I recommended stocking up, in my “Rawles Gets You Ready” preparedness course. Even with these current shortages, the course explains how a family can economically stock up 90% of what they need for a year of food storage in just a couple of trips to a warehouse store.

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