What shortage will the next?

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  1. Railsplitter

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    During the 2012 ammo shortage it was of all things the lowly .22 ammo shortage that everyone got bent out of shape over. The covid thing happened and it was toilet paper that made the headlines and has still not fully returned to normal! Question, what obscure irrational item will be the next big shortage thing when another "situation" happens. With recent history as examples it will be something outside the realm logical thought.
     
  2. PeterG

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    Common sense.

    Buy cheap stack deep 9mm, .40 S&W


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    Intelligence. And it looks like the shortage already happened.
     
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    Have you walked into a gun store recently?
     
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    Yeah, there are two that I frequent in the small town that I live in and their shelves are pretty bare. The local Rural King seems pretty picked over as well.

    I sold off a few at the beginning of the year, ones that I thought I wanted but in reality I had no interest. I have been keeping a Glock on layaway since March, currently it is a gen 4 G30. I feel like I have to put down a deposit as soon as I come across one, might not have the chance in a couple of months.
     
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    Good people's patience about all this bs going on..
     
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    You mean besides the current shortage of Glocks, AR-15s, Magpul accessories, 5.56x45, semi-auto handguns in general, pump shotguns, Benelli M4s and semi-auto tactical shotguns in general, handgun ammo, AR parts, M-Pro7, etc., etc.? Shortages are already at full-throttle beyond mere TP, hand sanitizer, face masks, canned beans, dried pasta, tasty proteins like beef, and paper towels.

    The panic-stricken have spoken. Even those loitering on the fringes of the gun world.
     
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    In my area right now,it's fishing tackle, rods and reels.
    Seems between the non-essential fishing suppliers laying off workers, more people not in school or working, that the supply can't keep up with the demand.
     
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    Critical thinking skills and coming to intelligent conclusions in analyzing all the government crap about COVID-19
     
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    Some garden seeds were in short supply earlier. I ended up shipping some carrot seeds to a relative in MI.
     
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    Non bleach/non alcohol disinfectant wipes are pretty hard to come by right now. Clorox/Lysol type wipes use quaternary ammonium, a.k.a. QUAT. Those things are hard to find, at least online and in the couple stores I shop at. I've had Costco cancel two orders I got in when the page didn't say "Product not found" and Walmart.com hasn't had any for ages.
     
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    sensibility and freedom are in increasingly short supply.
     
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    grocery store shelves continue to be hit and miss. Part of this is the employees can't stock the shelves fast enough, and part of it is interruptions in the supply chain.
    I haven't seen Campbell's Beef Consomme in a couple of months.
    Prices for beef and bacon continue to climb.
     
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    Hopefully a shortage of jail cells as they fill up with BLM and ANTIFA dirtbags.
     
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    Pickled herring.
     
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    You can get quaternary tablets on Amazon and make your own from paper towels...

    Although from what I've read, alcohol is the superior disinfectant for this bug.
    I wonder if West Texas had an opinion that..

    Regardless, it's becoming apparent that this thing spreads, first and foremost, from occupying the same area as an infected human..

    As far as I know, there is not a single documented case of an infection from a contaminated package, grocery store item etc...
     
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    They say this and I sure hope it is true. What I don't get is how they know how someone was infected.
     
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    Exercise equipment has been a tough get...
    I wanted to get some kettlebells but they were either not available or hideously overpriced
     
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    The dismal science of contact tracing..

    Having said that, with the level of spread going on, the source of every infection can't be traced... It could be that an infection from a contaminated surface has been missed.

    BUT.. if it were a common vector of transmission we'd have known about it by now. If it is happening, and that's a big if, it is exceedingly rare..

    I do still sanitize if I have to touch a high touch surface like a door knob or gas pump, but I have ceased to worry about Amazon packages and the like.