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I Warned Readers of Potential Shortages-Famine Could be Coming to America
From a notice that was recently posted in a Kroger supermarket. And as you will see below, similar notices are being posted in the canned vegetable sections of Wal-Mart stores nationwide.
I have been reporting on the extreme weather patterns that are causing crop failures all over the planet. I warned readers and friends to stock up two months ago on beef and canned goods-I was right.
Across the American Midwest farmers are going broke.
Nationwide, most farms lost money last year buffeted by bad weather and foreign competition, wide swaths of nine major grain producing states have been deluged by water resulting in average incomes dropping by half!
Aside from horrible weather, foreign competition is another major reason why the number of farms in America has fallen 20% since the 1970s. Small farms cannot turn a profit as everything today in America is more expensive: land, far equipment, insurance, etc. During the 1970s, America was the undisputed breadbasket of the world…Russia and Brazil have overtaken the United States now.
This certainly isn’t the end of the world, and we can definitely survive without canned vegetables for a few weeks.
But as crop failures around the globe continue to intensify, will shortages such as this start to become increasingly common?
More time before things start getting really bad, but I would encourage you to use this time to get prepared while you still can.
For months, I have been documenting the problems that U.S. farmers have been experiencing due to all of the endless rain and flooding in the middle of the country.
But sometimes a picture is worth a thousands words, and this before and after photo from Nebraska speaks volumes
We know that food production in the United States is going to be way below expectations this year.
And as I just showed you, it appears that a shortage of canned vegetables has already begun.
I want to start off by pointing out that you're better off canning and/or dehydrating fruits, meats, and vegetables. Foods preserved at home are cheaper and healthier than store-bought canned foods.
Having said that, if you're new to prepping and don't know much about food preservation, or if you're just looking to add more variety to your food stockpile, canned foods are an excellent option because they're very easy to store and they have a very long shelf life, sometimes lasting for decades.
But which canned foods should you store? Here's our list of recommendations...
There's an old saying that knowledge weighs nothing. You can only carry so many survival tools, especially if you're bugging out on foot or have to leave in a hurry. However, you can carry an almost limitless amount of knowledge - if you take the time to learn.
I highly recommend taking the time to learn about survival uses for everyday objects. That way if you're ever in a survival scenario but don't have your tools, you'll be able to make do with what you have.
Belts are something probably half of you wear every day. Since it's always with you, you may as well learn how to use it. In this video, Sensible Prepper goes over 25 survival uses for belts...
Dollar Collapse Imminent by End of 2019?
- Kaboom! Why US Dollar could Implode in the Summer of 2019
- China Takes Big Step at Dethroning Dollar as #1 Currency
- Urgent Alert: Law Gives Bank Rights to Confiscate Your IRA?
- Dollar Collapse Begins Shortly. How to Prepare…
- Chinese Currency to replace the dollar?
- Federal Gov’t to Steal our IRA’s & 401(k)s to solve fiscal crisis?
- Urgent Warning: Dollar Doomsday. How to survive…
- Markets Could Collapse By Summer 2019
- Summer 2019: Here’s the Asset That Stands to Soar
Here are my ideas for new bill [s] to improve government…
>Since term limits never seems to gain any traction perhaps we should entertain the idea of zero pay for elected officials after their third term in office…give them their office, expenses, health insurance while in office and a living allowance only=much like our Founding Fathers and see how many decide to remain in office.
>Perhaps we need to resurrect a new version of ‘war’ bonds, perhaps calling them “government bailout bonds” to help pay off our national debt and/or to help pay for our massive deficits and proposed new spending projects since fewer foreign nations are buying our debt!
>An idea I've suggested before: Eliminate ALL city/state & Federal taxes on the 1st $25K of income for all people. 41% of citizens pay no Federal tax, many city/state taxes are killers for many. Tax laws that encourage more US manufacturing/jobs & elimination of red tape would help too.
Free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom!
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Finally, grab an emergency power cell or solar/battery radio weather radio!
Having the Patriot Power Cell on-hand for emergencies keeps your essential electronics up and running in case you need to call for help.
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RTIC Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Food Container Stainless Steel, 25oz Cold/Hot
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We did act on your previous warning about beef prices & other goods and stocked up-glad we did as most beef shot up 30% and higher!
Always good advice-thanks.
Given how it seems a large portion of Americans cannot manage their money & rarely plan for emergencies...this could spell trouble and no doubt their will be cries for government assistance. Thankfully, we follow the premise of this letter and have worked hard to be self sufficient including maintaining a decent garden!
Feel terrible for small farmers, not so much for individuals who often fail to prepare for anything which is all too typical for much of America today. Solid post!
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