Everywhere I look - particularly on the preparedness and homesteading YouTube channels - the main theme is to continue stacking food and supplies to the rafters. I don't pay too much attention to the ones who spend time trying to sell me freeze dried food or to the ones peddling the gear they say I can not live without. I have no notion of being the next Rambo. Nor do I have the funds to buy over priced food.
So what I do is figure out what I need to feed my family and what I need to take care of emergencies.
Canning jars are still scarce, but the guy who delivers my groceries every two weeks has promised to bring me jars when available. So before prices go much higher, I am buying frozen chicken breast, hamburger and ham to freeze now and can later. A variety of frozen vegetables are on the list for dehydrating, along with onions, carrots and potatoes. Each grocery order includes staples like sugar, flour, pasta, rice, oatmeal, tuna, Spam, and a variety of canned foods, depending on what is on sale that week.
Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to build up a food storage pantry without completely wrecking the budget. We are living in perilous times and it doesn't look like things will change any time soon.
If you believe that nothing bad will ever happen and even if it does, it won't happen in your back yard, you are delusional. And if you believe the government will help you in times of trouble, you are sadly mistaken. Who do you suppose is responsible for the state of affairs in our country today.
If you can, buy food. History has shown that starvation has killed millions of people. In case you have forgotten, here is a reminder.
Keep prepping. Keep praying. We are on our own.