Few people realize just how fragile our food supply has become. It’s always been important to be prepped for things like hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, etc., but today we have two new potential crises that are even more dangerous: terrorist attacks and economic collapse.
Terrorism has become a bigger problem over the past 10 years and, despite what the media would have you believe, we are not any safer now than we were before 9/11. Sure, we have more security with agencies like the TSA and the DHS, but at the same time extremists in the middle east are more angry and motivated than ever because we occupy their countries. Now I’m not saying we shouldn’t be doing anything. I’m just describing a very real phenomenon called blowback. When you fight an enemy, they tend to fight back. And right now, the borders in this country are still wide open. Hopefully we’ll never see another terrorist attack, but we should be prepared for the possibility.
The economy has also become a bigger problem over the past 10 years (obviously). But the problem is much worse than most people realize. If the government continues to pay for its deficits with printed money, eventually we will have hyperinflation. That’s a law of economics, like how gravity is a law of physics. There’s no way around it. The government might be smart enough to stop printing money, but even if it does, that would mean cutting our military budget, social security and medicare in half or more! Imagine what the country would look like if that happened. To put it bluntly: the economy is going to get worse, no matter what we do.
As big a threat as hurricanes and earthquakes are, they’re starting to look like small threats compared to these two new ones. If we at least had huge food reserves and a strong, reliable food delivery system with plenty of backup mechanisms, I still wouldn’t be that concerned about stocking up on food. Unfortunately, price inflation is already forcing farmers to dip into food reserves order to keep their prices competitive. Even worse, the worst drought in decades is making those reserves disappear even faster. And if we do have hyperinflation, gas could become so expensive that trucking companies literally won’t be able to pay to have food delivered. This is a huge problem because cities typically only have 2-4 days of food on hand. A few days after the food runs out, the people will turn into savages.
Hopefully I’ve motivated you to start stocking up survival goods. I’m sorry if this article is pretty intense, but I want has many people to be prepared as possible. The more people there are that prepared, the quicker our country will be able to recover from the next disaster. In my next post I’ll share 10 of the 37 food items you should have.