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#301639 - 05/15/23 02:28 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: dougwalkabout]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Originally Posted By: dougwalkabout
I keep hearing from mechanics that some car parts are incredibly hard to get. Vehicles can sit for weeks/months, unusable. Not a happy scenario.

One more reason to insulate oneself from global supply chains in any way possible.

Modern cars are highly interconnected, meaning that if one function fails, the entire vehicle may not start. To avoid this issue, some individuals may prefer to drive a 1970s car with commonly replaced spare parts.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#301642 - 05/15/23 06:42 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Interestingly, despite the shortage of many other items, milk is abundant and therefore priced lower locally.

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#301658 - 05/21/23 07:42 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1574
I thought the hot sauce shortage was a supply issue for my local store. It turns out there is a much bigger problem. The drought in Mexico is affecting hot pepper production --

https://www.salon.com/2023/04/11/is-the-...e-answer-is-no/

Is a world without hot sauce a world we want to survive in?

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#301659 - 05/21/23 07:53 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: Bingley]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
Originally Posted By: Bingley
Is a world without hot sauce a world we want to survive in?

While preparing, I realized that I had forgotten to add hot sauce. It's important to make sure that we remember all the necessities while prepping.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#301666 - 05/22/23 07:27 AM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: Bingley]
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The answer to the problem might be to DIY. I have a pending harvest of 4 jalapenos. Maybe I should turn them into hot sauce instead of just cutting them up and use them for a dish.
I also have some seeds left. Potted chili plants are fairly easy to keep.
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#301681 - 05/26/23 01:31 AM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Texas
There could be a scarcity of macaroni and cheese, chocolate chip cookies, milk, and cereal. Yet, I've been storing dry milk as a precaution.

https://youtu.be/BxVqmiCqYu0

Jeanette Isabelle
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#301805 - 06/13/23 11:37 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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I visited Dairy Queen today, but unfortunately, they had run out of taco meat. So, I decided to order a burger instead.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#301806 - 06/13/23 11:59 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1574
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle


Wow, nearly all of it is stuff I don't eat. At least 50% doesn't seem healthy. ("Process fruits & vegetables"? No, thank you.) But I also recognize that there are people with very different eating habits. If food prices are going up as the video says, I'm going to be untouched!

I'm still waiting for Huy Fong to find a supplier for chili pepper so I can get my sambal oelek hot sauce.

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#301882 - 07/10/23 07:41 PM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
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Hot sauce shortage continues. Scalpers abound. I feel like we need to declare a national emergency. Is a world without rooster sauce one we want to live in?

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/foo...ce/70397038007/

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#301883 - 07/11/23 02:49 AM Re: Any shortages where you are? [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 02/03/07
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Loc: Alberta, Canada
With all respect, I'm not sure dripping irony increases the quality of the conversation here.

There are genuine supply chain issues that affect us all, or remind us of how vulnerable we are to disruptions that actually matter.

Neither taco meat or the hot-sauce-of-the-week qualify.

Do we want to build this forum or let it die? Our words will decide that. If nothing else, it is a repository of solid information. Unless the founder of this "supply chain" decides it's time to pull the plug.

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