I found this interesting. I went grocery shopping at Winco last week and there was a big display of those 5 gallon food grade buckets w/lids right inside the front doors ($5.50 each). These were the kind of buckets used to stockpile food with.
I have NEVER seen these things sold at a grocery store before. It indicated to me that there is now a demand for them, which indicates to me that more and more people in the general public is stockpiling...not just us "conspiracy theorists".
My thoughts were when I saw those things were, "dayum, I better hurry up and get my stockpiling done before the rest of the people figure this stuff out" .