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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Foods That Sell Out in a Hurry During a Disaster

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5 Foods That Sell Out in a Hurry During a Disaster

All around the country, survivors of major disasters are promising themselves and their families: “Never again.”
Never again will they watch their children go hungry for weeks at a time. Even after a major disaster.
Even FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recommends you have enough food in your house for two weeks per person. (Maybe because they know that when a disaster hits—their supplies will run out too.)
Let me fill you in on the most valuable foods that disappear first after a disaster... that you might not make it without.
#1. Canned Fruits And Vegetables...And The Tip No One Thinks Of!
In a lot of ways, canned foods are the perfect disasteritems. So it’s no wonder they disappear first.
Think about it:
• They have a great shelf life (sometimes two years or more).
• They can be eaten directly from the can without cooking.
• And most importantly: the juices in the can hydrate you as a source of water and extra nutrients.
Here are my top picks:
• Chunky soups (these have some of the broadest nutritional value...)
• Beans (you’ll need the protein when you run out of meat)
• Vegetables such as corn, green beans, and peas
• Fruit, such as pear halves and peaches
But here’s the one tip that no one thinks about with these canned goods:
You can buy the enormous, 40-ounce cans. But once you open one of those babies, you have to eat it all right away.
In most crisis situations, you don’t have any way to store leftovers. And unless you’re feeding 10 people at once, huge cans mean a lot of wasted food.
So think about how much food you’ll need in one sitting. If you’re going to eat by yourself, don’t buy a can that feeds a family of four (about 15 ounces).
#2. Canola Oil (But If You Buy The Wrong Kind You’ll Be Crippled In Pain)
I don’t have to explain to you how great fried food tastes, or that the shelf life of canola oil is amazing...
But you may not know that the omega-3 fatty acids in canola oil are important for your body...
And there’s no way for your body to get them without the right foods. (It can’t make omega-3 acids)
These omega-3 acids build up in cells (trust me, that’s good).
It helps to create leukotrienes, which slow down swelling in tight places.
Basically, if you don’t get your omega-3s from somewhere, you’ll slow down like the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz, unable to move with arthritis and severe joint pain.
#3. Easy Dry Foods (With One Small Adjustment)
This is the second most fun category to shop for (stay tuned for the most fun item to get... I saved it for last).
You’re going to want to get graham crackers, regular crackers, trail mix, peanut butter, and nuts.
But some of the literature out there doesn’t mention one key thing... Salty foods make you thirsty.
That’s a problem if water is running low.
You don’t know ahead of time if water will be an issue. So the safest things to get are dry foods that don’t have salts.
We’re talking unsalted crackers, unsalted nuts, etc.
All foods have some moisture in them (even really dry nuts), so by opting to get unsalted foods, you’re not wasting the natural water in your food.
Now on to number four...
#4. Honey (You’d Be Surprised Why)
This is one of the first foods to sell out, and you’re going to want this. A lot of this.
This great all-purpose sweetener almost never goes bad when stored in the right conditions.
One tablespoon gives you about 100 calories, and can be completely absorbed by your digestive tract. That means nothing in that tablespoon goes to waste once it goes down the hatch.
But the main reason you’re going to want honey is for the trading value. Other people will want this too.
So if there’s anything you need... just give them some honey.
For that reason, you may want to store up some small jars in addition to a couple of huge vats. The small jars will be ready for bartering, while the big vats will be for you and your family.
Makes sense right? Well, the number five might surprise you.
#5. Beer (Ready For The Reason?)
The first reason is obvious. Beer is a great bartering tool. Beer flies off the shelves in a disaster situation...
If you have a couple cases in your supply room and you wait for the right moment... you’ll have liquid gold that no one else has.
But the shocking thing is that beer is actually kind of useful by itself...
Professor Manuel Garzon at Granada University in Spain led a study that claimed that beer can help rehydrate you better than water alone.
It’s because the carbohydrates, ions, and carbonation help people absorb fluids more effectively, the study says.
Careful, though... the study used non-alcoholic beer.
Still, it could be really useful.
So that’s it for the 5 foods that fly off the shelf first. 
Work smarter, not hungrier.
Always Safe, Always Prepared,
Frank Mitchell
Family Survival
P.S. When food starts flying off the shelves, you're going to wish you had your own grocery store waiting for you at home with enough food to keep you and your family fed and nourished.
Now, it can be yours.
A friend of mine developed an incredible gardening system that takes up almost no room and produces huge amounts of food by comparison and is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to get started.

Yours in Freedom,

Bruce ‘the PoorMan’



There has been a lot of talk the past year about a civil war in the U.S., so much so that even the mainstream media is pushing the concept lately. A poll from Rasmussen in 2018 claimed that 31 percent of U.S. voters believed that America would see a second civil war within the next five years. A more recent poll from The Institute Of Politics And Public Service shows that 7 out of 10 voters believe the U.S. is two-thirds of the way toward civil war.

New talk of "impeachment" over the Ukraine issue has stirred the soup even further as some conservatives argue that if Trump is removed from office a war will erupt. Though I remain highly skeptical that the impeachment circus is anything more than another distraction for the public that will go nowhere (just like Russiagate), I do think there is a marginal chance of a 4th Gen play here by the globalists. A civil war, if directed and manipulated in the right way, could benefit the elites greatly as long as it's combined with a few other ingredients.

First, we have to make clear what the real situation here is, though. As my readers are well aware, I predicted well before the 2016 election that Trump as president would be the perfect scapegoat for the implosion of the 'Everything Bubble.' 

I also predicted Dems would use every dirty trick and scheme they could to ‘dump Trump’ and further their socialist goals…I was 100% right!

Like Russiagate, the impeachment itself is a farce designed to keep the American public sharply divided and ready to go to war at a moment's notice. In fact, the chances of the Ukraine debacle blowing back on Joe Biden and his campaign in the Democratic Primaries are high.

Urban populations continue to grow in size and commonality. Civil conflict and civil war have proven to be a human universal across cultures and eras. If history is any guide, and if current events can be used as the canary in the coal mine, it is only a matter of time before a hot conflict or civil war breaks out in our urban environments (such as it has in Ukraine, Syria, and other locations) in the West.

 By looking at how others have learned to survive in cities during these dangerous and violent conflicts, we can better prepare for these circumstances. Cities are not necessarily what one thinks of when they think of war, but civilians and soldiers have found themselves in urban struggles throughout our history.

 A citizen of Rome under siege, starving in 537AD, is going to have a lot more in common with a starving citizen of Sarajevo in 1992 than you may first think. As Haslow would basically put it, our basic needs as humans have always been water/food, shelter, and security. This has not, and will not, change...

There’s a company in Utah that specializes in providing energy via wind and solar. And, not too long ago, they were hacked. How?

A denial-of-service (DoS) attack.

In non-nerd language, this means the hackers sent a ton of messages to the network servers and overwhelmed the system so it wouldn’t function.

For several hours, the company was basically held hostage and couldn’t communicate with its power sites.

According to the Department of Energy, this is the first type of attack that’s caused a serious disruption in the power sector.

(Not sure I believe that since we hear about this all the time.)

Here’s what’s interesting about the Department of Energy report:

It says this appeared to be a “probing incident” where someone was checking for vulnerabilities.

So, since it’s winter [already], make sure you’ve got blankets, sleeping bags, propane heaters and more, to stay warm.

>>I constantly review various methods of backup power & have invested in generators, power inverters for my auto, solar powered items, etc. I recently got a copy of Jason Hanson’s book “Specs Ops Power: How elite special forces stay powered up.”  Easy to read & implement.  Learn more at:

  New:  “power book” if you haven’t done so yet.

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Randy said...

Thoughtful, useful, worth sharing!

Mike said...

The way the socialists are taking over [why are so many so stupid to believe their crap] I too feel the potential for a civil war is high; especially if the succeed in removing Trump for office. The Left is blindly dedicated to remaking America into the image of Venezuela.

Dave said...

Always worthwhile & I enjoyed the cartoon!

Stephanie said...

Extremely useful-thanks!