Remember last year when the pandemic started. Those brave enough to venture out to the store were sorely disappointed to find many common items were hard to find.

Yeah, seeing people buying 60 packs of toilet paper was almost laughable, until you started going to the store and finding the shelves empty.

This year I've been keeping a closer eye on trends regarding supply and demand and it looks like we might be seeing more items a little harder to come by again. Here are a few you might want to pick up sooner than later.

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Turkeys! Yes, that Thanksgiving staple that's usually overflowing from the deep freezers at grocery stores will be a little harder to get this year. With grain prices higher and many meat factories shut down or scaled back due to the pandemic, the supply is not what it normally is.

Since people were having smaller get-togethers last year, many opted for a smaller bird, hence the lack of larger produced turkeys! If you're planning a large thanksgiving this year, you might want to consider grabbing your bird now. (Properly stored, a frozen turkey will last for a long time!)

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Bottled Water!

With labor shortages and supply chain issues, there's not as much being produced. My buddy was at the store today and said they had a three-package limit on their water. If you're restocking your pandemic bunker, this might be an item you want to work on now.

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Canned goods.

During the pandemic last year, a lot of people were stocking up. Producers found themselves in an aluminum shortage, which has prevented a lot of companies from replenishing supplies.

With fewer trucks and drivers on the road, cargo ships have been circling the waters out west waiting to be unloaded and delivered.

The Amtrak train derailment in Montana this week was also on a line that is used for shipping, which was shut down temporarily for an investigation. That will also slow down deliveries.

Don't say I didn't warn you. The next few months may be challenging when it comes to finding things you usually have no trouble finding.

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