ANP has been receiving a number of reader images showing how bad things are getting in most areas across the country due the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Shelves emptied of water, paper products, canned goods, meat sections, produce, cleaning products and more. We have also been getting firsthand eyewitness reports in the comment section of the conditions in local establishments and being reported on their local news.
Certain patterns are emerging that show how important it is that Americans, especially younger Americans, learn from the older generation, and we all get back to the basics so this type of panic shopping and freakout, does not happen again in an emergency situation.
Bread for example: In one discussion folks were talking about having bread, some frozen for future use should the grocery stores not be able to stock up anymore, or keep up with the demand. Others discussed digging out those old bread recipes because it is very easy to make your own.
The younger crowd, the millennial-aged population most likely wouldn't have a clue as to what is needed, how to make it or even how to store it.
The stark contrast between watching our prepping community discussing pulling out their old recipes and looking at the images of empty bread shelves, like the one at the top of this article, really brings the "getting back to basics" point home.
We have seen younger teens that cannot even use a manual can opener.... I. Kid. You. Not. Do a YouTube search, plenty of them come up, or even just watch the short painful-to-watch clip below.