Take your time, buy things that you need in your survival kit when they are on sale. Buy a little every time you visit your local market. Buy in bulk when you can. Canned foods and dry non-perishable foods will last many years if properly stored.
Farmers and ranchers know all to well that whether growing hybrid’s, genetically modified organism (GMO), genetically engineered organism (GEO) and now genetically modified food (GMF) farmers world wide are reaching the upward (maximum) limit of food production. It’s a simple matter of arithmetic. This math model works whether your producing cereal grains, fruits and vegetables or producing beef, pork, chicken or farm grown fish. You can only produce a certain (limited) number of pounds of food per-acre.
Real food producing farmers and ranchers are in direct composition with hobby farmers (doctors and lawyers) buying up prime farm land for their Grin-race horse farm and urban sprawl gobbling up prime farm land, then covering this land with tick tacky houses, streets, strip malls and super slab highways. Destroying our fragile environment with the over use of man made insecticides, herbicides, high nitrogen fertilizers. Because of urban sprawl some prime farm land is now selling for as much as $10,000 dollars and acre. Pricing ‘real’ food producing farmers and ranchers out of the land buying and rental/lease market place.
A small farmer (a few hundred acres) can no longer afford to insure, plant, cultivate and harvest this years crop, and still make enough profit to feed and house his family and to pay for seed, fertilized, equipment and fuel to farm next years crop.Every year urban sprawl gobbles up millions of acres as people world wide move from being agriculture based living on their farms to the middle class urban dwellers. Consuming much and producing little food. Demanding more food, water, larger (square footage) private homes. The increasing demand for high protein high quality foods coupled with the loss of prime farm lands will at some point cause world wide food shortages, and rising market prices that many simply can’t afford.
National food surplus supplies are nearing all time lows. It will only take one year of severe food yield reduction or total crop failures to push many nations into a ‘real’ food shortage crisis. World wide wheat, soy and rice (live sustaining food staples) production has been severely reduced by at least two years of weather and war damage causing much reduced crop yields.
Any family that is not stocking up on non-perishable staples like beans, rice, pasta, flour, corn meal and cooking oils are flirting with a self inflected food shortage at home. Supermarket price becomes unimportant when your market can no longer replenish market shelf’s with food supplies at any price. That is one reason home gardening, home canning and backyard poultry and rabbit production is so important even to urban dwellers.
If you are one of those that truly believe that governments will be able to feed you, you will in for a shock when told, your government has No Food to ‘give’ you or your family.
I will not rehash food selection and long term food storage. There have been volumes written about self and family survival plans. Smile – I google-ed survival and got 246 million hits, surely you can find enough useful information there to guide you in designing and assembling a year long survival kit.
Sad smile, I have been remiss in by self sufficiency food preparations. Over the past year or so, I have eaten much more than I have placed in long term storage, So starting this month I will refocus my efforts and once again stock up my pantry with canned goods and non-perishable dry foods.
Why is common sense So Uncommon?
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