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I guess checking the "use by date" on cans of food is pretty automatic by now for most of us & we are all stocking up on goods such as tea & coffee that are coming from the Third World.
But do you check on the country of origin of non-edible goods?? Maybe you should.For example I bought a mantle for my Aladdin Lamp today & found it was made in Brazil ..a high risk country.Guess who went out & got two extra mantles!
-- Chris (email@example.com), August 24, 1999
When Union Pacific and Southern Pacific merged, if I recall, some company in Idaho ordered coal from South America because that was faster than waiting for the RR to move it from Wyoming.
Doesn't matter where it comes from; you can't predict what the bottleneck will be. Be ready with all your preps, all you use, so you won't need to buy more for a while. "While" is, in geekspeak, undefined.
-- bw (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 24, 1999.
1) Buy Kaua'i coffee...(unpaid advertisement). No third world supply line problems.
2) Outstanding advice on stocking up on items produced by areas which might have problems...be sure to remember spices, chocolate/cocoa, and parts for imported machinery.
-- Mad Monk (email@example.com), August 27, 1999.