Scary Scenario

Happy Halloween! I know today is all about ghosts, witches and goblins and trick or treating, but I have a super scary scenario that is even more frightening than all of those things. We’ve all seen the grocery stores since 2020. We hoped supply chains would correct themselves, but after 2.5 years, and nothing improving, it’s time to realize that there could be some frightening things in store for us. What if you couldn’t get your groceries at the store? I know it seems terribly unrealistic to even imagine that scenario, but, I don’t know… it really that unrealistic anymore?

Maybe you are lucky that you haven’t seen any disruptions in your day to day life. I, for one, have really been paying attention more and more when I go to various grocery stores in different towns. Very rarely do I ever complete a grocery shopping trip having gathered everything on my list. Actually, come to think of it, I haven’t been able to get everything I need in one stop in well over two years. That’s alarming when prior to March 2020, I never once had that problem.

Each week, if you notice in the news, there are several items listed that are going to be in short supply in the near future. Sriracha, turkey, butter, Halloween candy….each week there is a new laundry list of items to be on the lookout for. It’s never the same and it feels like these items being in short supply coincide with factory recalls on other items. It’s a lot to take in!

I feel very strongly about being prepared for emergencies. I know I’ve shared my experiences with you before, but once you have been through it, you hopefully take what you learned and try to avoid any mistakes you made or prepare better in the future. And you try to warn others to help them avoid the same situation you found yourself in.

Even if you have been lucky enough to find your groceries, have you noticed the impact inflation has had on your food items? That could be the scariest thing of all! I remember when eggs used to be $1 a dozen at the grocery store. Those prices are long gone and the costs of eggs are truly obscene now. But let’s face it, eggs are something we use every day and need in baking and cooking. Not something that you now want to spend a small fortune on or not be able to find at all.

I do have backyard chickens that produce eggs every day, and it’s a choice I made when I couldn’t find eggs in the grocery stores during COVID. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that the price of eggs would be what they are today, though. Makes me want to prep myself for the future, in case there is a time my chickens aren’t producing eggs or I find myself needing a better solution.

I love ReadyWise products and naturally, when I think about being prepared for the future, I instantly turn my thoughts to their high quality products to put away for a rainy day.

Their #10 Can Breakfast Bundle is a great way to start planning ahead. Contained in this bundle is a treasure trove of dehydrated chopped onions, freeze-dried red and green bell peppers, and powdered eggs, which are surprisingly delicious! You can create so many meals with these items–in fact, there are 475 servings in just this bundle alone! You can store them for an extended period of time to save for when you need them most. Or you can use them for recreational purposes while camping, or integrate the products into your everyday cooking. It’s up to you! The powdered eggs are much easier to store for long term and take up very little space, all the while being completely versatile and able to be used in any cooking or baking application. You can make omelets, cakes, cookies, pancakes, muffins, French toast and so much more!

Another thing I love to have stored in my pantry are dehydrated and freeze dried fruits. We all know summer months are when the produce and fruit is best, but I even noticed the quality and shelf life of those things were lacking this year. Fresh produce seemed subpar and quick to spoil this summer. With droughts and shipping delays, it was just a lot of uncertainty if you are going to be able to find what you need, when you need it. Keeping a good supply on hand of freeze dried fruits is a great option for snacking and baking to include in your meals.

You can find #10 cans of sliced strawberries, blueberries, apples, bananas, and raspberries from ReadyWise and, let me tell you, they are delicious! I love that you can easily store these cans in your pantry for flavorful, nutritious meals and snacking. You can purchase them individually or in bundles for more savings.

I’ve tried many ReadyWise products and can confidently recommend them to you for putting away some delicious food with long shelf storage life. I like to rotate them for use every day, long term, and even recreational for hiking and camping. Rest assured the quality of the products you get from them are exceptional, as is their customer service. Have questions about how to get started or what you should pick? There is always someone willing to help you from their team. Try them out, pick out a product or two and see how you like them. Then, once you see how great they are, you may decide to go try even more. You will love the products and the reassurance they will give you in the scary times we are facing.

To learn more about ReadyWise, visit them online.

*product was received to facilitate a feature, all opinions are my own*

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