As the supply issue worsens and the country is barreling towards disaster there are a few more items you might want to stock up or replace while you can.
Socks, underwear, t-shirts, etc. basically any clothing items as nearly all of them are produced overseas and as such will become increasingly difficult to obtain. Do you have a good winter coat?
Shoes are always a good item to have a few extra of. I usually keep several back up pair and that has come in handy on several occasions. You may want to make sure you have some good sturdy work boots or hiking boots on hand just in case. You may want to consider keeping an extra pair in your vehicle. Like the clothing, most shoes are made overseas and are likely sitting off the coast of CA.
Gloves. Weather work gloves or cold weather or even gardening gloves, having a variety is again always a good idea. I have a couple of nice deer skin gloves for colder weather, but I keep a good supply of work gloves that I purchase in bulk at Home Depot.
Engine oil, filters etc. for your vehicle, 4 wheeler, tiller, generator, etc. As oil prices continue to rise and repair parts are in short supply, having some extra put back might be a smart play depending on your situation. How’s the tread wear on your tires? I’m hearing that tire prices are up more than 10% in some places and getting harder to find.
Medications, vitamins, etc., I take a lot of supplements in addition to my heart meds, so this has been a big one for us. I can live without my meds except for the baby aspirin, but supplements would be a very important to maintaining health during high stress times. If fresh fruits and veggies are not readily available, those supplements might be the key to staying healthy.
Ammunition. Yes, this is as basic as canned goods, but although it’s still awfully expensive it is more available than it has been in a long time. This might be an opportunity, though an expensive one, to fill a few holes in your supplies.
Obviously, these few items by themselves are not what you need to survive what’s coming down the pike, but rather some items that you may not have considered or that are becoming more difficult to obtain. What are you stocking up on these days?
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.