First, continued thanks for your blog; I regularly read a number of web sites and in my opinion Survivalblog.com is ground zero for preparedness and socio/political/economic intelligence information. Second, I thought I'd pass on some additional proof (as if it wasn't already obvious) of significant inflation in food prices.
We shop at the local Mormon (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) cannery near Denver for wheat, pasta, nonfat dried milk and other bulk items. For those who didn't know, the Mormon canneries are open to non-members (at least for now) and the prices for bulk food goods is unbeatable. (See cannery locations). However, even this venue has experienced the ongoing inflation witnessed throughout our economy. (I grab an extra inventory sheet and date it whenever we visit to keep track of prices). Here are some numbers:
|November, 2010||November, 2011|
|Nonfat dry milk (25 lbs)||$35.40||$47.20|
|White rice (25 lbs)||$8.45||$13.00|
|Hard red wheat (25 lbs)||$6.35||$11.45|
|Quick oats (25 lbs)||$8.15||$15.95|
|Potato flakes (25 lbs)||$22.10||$33.30|
The average price increase is 63%, with wheat and oats almost doubling in cost the past 12 months. The Mormon canneries still have the best bulk food prices I can find, but stock up now, as food prices continue to rise and the Mormon church may not always sell to non-LDS members.