Saturday, November 26, 2022

The Coming Food Crisis… These Historical Events Show You What To Expect

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by Chris MacIntosh, International Man:

The parallels of history are hard to ignore.

Let’s take a look, because what’s happening today on the food front has been tried before.

From the 1930’s through the 1940’s Stalin’s Soviet Union had a “5-year Industrialization Plan” – these central planners never learn. This genius plan involved “rapid industrialization,” together with “socialized farming” and, of course, the elimination of private enterprise and property ownership.

As Famine Looms, Should You Hide Your Stored Food? Here’s What History Tells Us.

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by Marie Hawthorne, The Organic Prepper:

We at the OP have been sounding the alarm on food shortages for a long time now. Whether it’s been the fires at food processing facilitiesfarm closures, or the issues around meat production, we’ve been talking about it. But now, is it time to focus more on how to store food secretly?

Building a pantry and becoming proficient at producing and processing your own food are important first steps. I’d like to think that different groups of people forming self-sufficient production communities would prevent future problems, but that may not be the case. It looks like there are going to be major problems up ahead.

Strategy for Building Local Networks

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by Corey Lynn, Corey’s Digs:

It’s 2022, and it’s time to have a plan. We face uncertain times, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do, especially when we work together. Building a local network is one of the aspects of our reality we can control. Many of us have realized the importance of building relationships with those around us. We don’t have to face the future alone, and we don’t need the federal government to provide for us, we can rely on each other! But where do we start?

Poland Begins Handing Out Iodine Pills On Fears Of Ukraine Nuclear Plant Meltdown

by Paul Joseph Watson, Summit News:

Poland has begun a program of distributing iodine tablets to emergency workers and first responders, starting with regional fire departments – who can in turn hand them out to the general population – in the event of a possible radioactive disaster at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. 

A Polish deputy minister first announced the plan on Thursday, warning of the possibility of dangerous radioactive exposure amid continued fighting in neighboring Ukraine, where technicians at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant continue to struggle to maintain safeguards.

The Prepper’s Storage Dilemma

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by Pat Cascio, Survival Blog:

Storage of your voluminous preps can be a real problem. We don’t live in a large house, it is only about 1,600 Square Feet. It has two bedrooms, one is extremely small, and is used as my office. The home we used to live in, on the dry side of Oregon, was quite a bit bigger, it was originally an earth-sheltered house, with most of it underground. And, at some point, in the 1970s, there was another level added and it became a more traditional house. However, the below-ground portion of the house was totally useable. Half of the “basement” was used for my office/dojo — I also taught martial arts classes in the basement. The other half was our oldest daughter’s bedroom, and a great storage room for our Preps. We miss having it!

What’s in the Rest of My Bags and Why – Part 2

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by D.D. in Arizona, Survival Blog:

This is the conclusion of a two-part article. Part 1 was posted on August 30th.

MAIN COMPARTMENT

The part number of my bugout bag — a Direct Action Messenger Bag — is BG-MSGM-CD5.

I like the new approach of these bags to line the inside with the loop part of Velcro® and then just stick everything inside at whatever angle and arrangement you prefer. I used three different methods to attach the gear:

Using Grid-Tied PV Panels as a Starter System – Part 2

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by St. Funogas, Survival Blog:

(Continued from Part 1. This concludes the article.)

MY GRID-TIED SYSTEM

My grid-tied system consists of only two components: the solar panels and an inverter which converts the solar panel DC electricity to the AC electricity which homes use. The system hooks up similarly to an electric water heater. The three wires from the solar panels are connected to the inverter in clearly marked places, then four wires go from the inverter to the electrical panel, attaching to a double breaker the same way a water heater does. It’s that simple and can be hooked up without calling a consultant or electrician. My electric co-op didn’t even do an inspection when they came to change my meter to a grid-tie meter, telling me anything on my side of the meter was my problem. One more reason I love living where I do.

Tech billionaires are buying up large-scale bunkers and survival gear in preparation for what’s coming

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by Ethan Huff, Natural News:

Survival of the Richest author Douglas Rushkoff published an exposé the other day at The Guardian about how the world’s money-grubbing tech gurus are actively trying to build themselves survival bunkers to weather the coming apocalypse that they are helping engineer.

Rushkoff says he was recently invited to attend a secret gathering of five tech billionaires somewhere out in the desert, during which he was asked all kinds of questions about how to build the best and most secure underground bunkers.

War Drums Beating Louder: Are You Taking Action?

by 3AD Scout, Survival Blog:

After I left active duty, I went to college. Depending upon my schedule, I sometimes found myself with a lot of time in between classes. To pass the time away, I would often go through reels of microfiche of old newspapers. I liked to pick historic events and look at the papers in the weeks and months leading up to those events. When it comes to Wars, there seems to be a common theme, that is “Saber Rattling”. Today, just like the 1930s, we see the media write the same headlines, just with different countries. Russia was “just saber rattling” until they invaded Ukraine, just like China is “saber rattling” until they invade Taiwan and other neighbors China does not like. Those were the same headlines back in the 1930s just with Germany and Japan as the countries. When we see the term “saber rattling” we should consider that a warning, no different than walking in the outdoors and hearing the rattling of a rattlesnake’s tail or the wailing of a tornado siren. When you hear a warning you should act!

How to Dehydrate Food

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Storing food is more important than ever, but these days we can’t always rely on purchasing food from the grocery store. Canning is awesome, but have you added dehydration to your repertoire yet? Dehydrating food is a great way to store a lot of nutrients in a small space, especially if you use some of the tips in this article to get the most bang for your storage buck.

There are many different ways to dehydrate food. There are minor differences between dehydration and drying. Dehydration uses artificial means to remove moisture, whereas drying uses natural means. The end result is the same, and for the purpose of this article, we’re going to use the terms interchangeably.

Your Window Of Opportunity To Get Prepared Before The Catastrophic Events Of 2023 Is Rapidly Closing

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by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

I don’t know how I could say it any more clearly.  At this moment, the vast majority of the population is completely and utterly unprepared for what is ahead of us.  Every day, there are more signs in the news that global events are starting to spiral out of control, but instead of using this summer to get prepared much of the population is partying instead.  This greatly frustrates me, because I have been working extremely hard to try to sound the alarm.  People should be using the window of opportunity that we have this summer to take action, because the months ahead of us will be filled with famine, war, pestilence, natural disasters and severe economic troubles.  Summer officially ends in late September, and I believe that global events will accelerate greatly throughout the remainder of 2022 and into the early stages of 2023.

Preparedness: Nothing Short of Common Sense

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Why is it that the preparedness community is so marginalized by society? Why have we forsaken what is nothing more than common sense? In this article, I want to encourage my fellow preppers. Being prepared is not atypical. This is how humanity has always dealt with life.

This is our history.

For thousands of years, humanity has worked to plant and grow in the spring and summer and harvest in the fall to store food for the winter. 

A Retreat Locale Selection Criteria Update

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by James Wesley Rawles, Survival Blog:

When I launched SurvivalBlog in 2005, I summarized my criteria for selecting retreat locales in a series of articles. Soon after, I evaluated 19 western states, for their retreat potential. I later put that data in a SurvivalBlog static page: Recommended Retreat Areas. This article serves as a 2022 update to that page.