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Top 7 Foods to Stock Up on Now for Your Prepper Pantry

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With rising prices and grocery shortages becoming more frequent, be sure to learn about the top 7 foods to stock up on now for your Prepper Pantry!

In this blog post, I also include a list of links to grocery and food-related organizations so you can keep up with the latest news on the supply chain shortages.

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Why Stock Up Now?

Unfortunately, when visiting your local grocery store nowadays, you may notice a lot of bare shelves, and seeing wide empty gaps on previously full shelves can certainly cause concern.

However, if you have been with me for a while, you’ve hopefully learned about the importance of a Prepper Pantry and have already started to build one. You can use your Prepper Pantry supplies to restock your Working Pantry when those supplies run low.

Arrow showing restocking from the Extended Pantry to the Main Working Pantry.

And why might our supplies run low? I cover several reasons in detail in my 7 Foods to Stock Up on Now video, but the basic reasons include:

  • Labor shortages
  • Supply chain shortages

It doesn’t look like these problems will go away in the near future, so if you haven’t started a Prepper Pantry, now is the time.

Remember, you never need to panic. Just follow these basic steps:

  • Keep a running inventory of what you have on hand and add to those items one or two at a time on each grocery visit.
  • Find what is in stock, or with prices rising, be sure to look for those items that are on sale and be willing to be flexible. (You don’t need to be brand loyal during this extended period of shortages.)

A Note to the Beginner on How to Stock Up

If a Prepper Pantry is new to you, you can start stocking up today little by little. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you will be able to build a two-week backup supply of food.

Once you have your two-week supply, you can decide how much more food you want to stock in your Prepper Pantry.

To get started, watch my Prepper Pantry playlist where I share with you:

  • Why we all need a Prepper Pantry
  • How to stock your Prepper Pantry with real food
  • How to stock your Prepper Pantry on as little as $5 per week
  • Strategies to store food in your Prepper Pantry for maximum freshness
  • And lots more!

What is the Four Corners Pantry?

If you’re new to the term Prepper Pantry, I want to explain that when I use the general term pantry, I am referring to what I call the Four Corners Pantry, which includes your:

  • Working Pantry – What you access every day
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Extended or “Prepper” Pantry – Where you store extra supplies to restock the Working Pantry

This blog post primarily focuses on stocking our Working Pantries and our Extended or Prepper Pantries.

7 Foods to Stock Up On

In my comprehensive video, I share the 7 foods that you want to stock up now when you see them at your local grocery store because these are the 7 categories of foods that right now are in the shortest supply.

Why are these foods in short supply?

There are many reasons as to why these 7 foods, along with others, are in short supply. I explain these reasons in detail in my video, but some of the primary reasons are:

  • Some of these foods are in short supply because they are affected by labor shortages at processing plants.
  • Some foods are affected by a host of packaging and material shortages, as well as supply chain shortages. (The supply chain could be affected by transportation delays in getting these foods to a warehouse or distribution center and then to the grocery stores.)
  • Some of these foods encountered problems during their growing seasons, which creates less availability now.

Stock Up Now on These Foods

These seven foods are presently in short supply:

  • Canned Goods
  • Carbonated Beverages
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Fish, Meat, Poultry (both fresh and canned)
  • Pasta
  • Water

Plus, in my video, I share two important BONUS items that are also in short supply. You may need to stock up on these items too, depending on your needs.

What to Expect in the Future

Be sure to watch my video where I explain in detail why these seven foods are in short supply and what we might expect in the future, including why:

  • Food shortages will continue into the foreseeable future.
  • Grocery prices will continue to rise.
  • Certain items or brands may never return to our store shelves.
  • We need to shop judiciously and take advantage of sales and coupons.
  • We need to avoid brand loyalty.

Where Can I Learn More About Grocery Shortages?

To learn more and stay on top of the latest news on this ever-evolving topic, be sure to check out the following resources:

And if you are a fan of Taste of Home magazine, you might enjoy their recent article about food shortages.

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You can see me make two recipes with canned and flash-frozen salmon from Vital Choice Seafood in the following videos.

Download Your Free 36-Page Pantry List

For an extensive list of the traditional foods you can make and purchase to stock your Four Corners Pantry, be sure to download my free 36-page Traditional Foods Pantry List. This comprehensive eBook is full of links to recipe videos, helpful articles, and more!

Kitchen Academy Videos

Are you looking for more traditional foods videos? If so, I invite you to join the Traditional Foods Kitchen Academy. Members of this optional paid YouTube community get access to exclusive videos, live streams, and other members-only perks. Plus, your YouTube comments include a special members-only badge.

In the following members-only video series, I talk about how to stock your traditional foods pantry.

Stay in Touch with Mary’s Nest

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