After a week to assess SRF, today is the Great Debrief of the event. The good, the bad, the ugly, the money.
Live streams this week
Tales from the Prepper Pantry
Weekly Shopping Report for Powell, TN 10/03/2022
We made two trips this weekend. The first, on Saturday, was to three usual places, Dollar Tree, Home Depot, and Aldi.
Dollar Tree looked about the same, except less frozen and refrigerated foods. The Health aisle has not been restocked. There are still a lot of cotton pads (good to soak in wax for firestarters), bandaids, and some OTC meds, but the selection is dwindling. One section of food coolers remains Out of Order, but the other sections are now almost empty as well. The drink coolers still have a lot of product, and canned goods are still pretty full, even though it's mostly tier-2 brands.
At Home Depot, a 2x4x8 remains at $3.98. For the first time, we both noticed less selection on the tool wall, although we did find another pair of pliers. A lot of the tools are made in China, so I'd expect stock to continue dwindling as central warehouses are drawn down.
I don't remember any remarkable changes at Aldi, and we found what we wanted, escaping at just under $100 for the two of us plus the kitties.
I don't recall seeing any face-diapers on Saturday.
Today, we also made three stops. The first was Dollar General Market. Sonia did not find a large one-piece spoon she wanted (the prior one had just broken at the welds), but she found a small cast-iron piece for the toaster oven, and we added some apples and a small bag of potatoes. Stock looked okay, although they've got Christmas stuff out already, which is indecent. In line we were behind a couple of muzzled sheeple, but I don't remember seeing more.
Second was the recycle center; nothing special noted. Traffic seemed light.
The final stop was a different Dollar General, where Sonia found the spoon, and also a muffin pan for the toaster oven. The latter turned out to be slightly too big, so we used our tools and turned it into a 4- and a 2-muffin set. Looking through the food aisles, there were lots of holes, but we found a couple of boxes of angel hair pasta for $1 each; hopefully it is edible.
Untainted regular gasoline remains at $4.199, although I've seen the corrupted stuff as low as $2.999 now.
Eggdrop Soup for breakfast
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Main topic of the Show: The Debrief
SRF is behind us and now it is time for the great event debrief.
Why SRF Exists
My personal involvement
A year ago, this was a small event with a handful of people and we are 4X the size and achieving great things: new businesses, relationships, virtual attendance, creative participation, and moving people off the fear!
Thankful for all the help, the sponsors, the participants and the progress.
Make it a great week!
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