Friday, May 20, 2022

How to Prep for the Ukraine-Russia War…and What Comes Next

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

I firmly believe that the Ukraine-Russia war is only going to escalate. It doesn’t matter what you’re currently hoping for; it matters what the signs are indicating. And right now, all the signs I see only seem to imply that this is going to get worse. Do you prep for this?

As World War 3 Escalates, Get Ready For A Terrifying Breakdown Of Our Food And Energy Systems

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

If you believe that your life will continue on as normal because the war between Russia and Ukraine is on the other side of the globe, you should think again.  We were already facing the worst energy crisis since the 1970s before the war broke out, and Russia is one of the most important energy producers on the entire globe.  As energy markets are thrown into further turmoil, energy prices will go to unprecedented heights.  And as I have documented repeatedly in recent months, the global food crisis has just continued to get worse as global food supplies have continued to get tighter and tighter.  Normally, Russia and Ukraine export vast quantities of food to the rest of the world, but the war is going to change that.  We really are facing a horrifying breakdown of our food and energy systems, and that is going to affect every man, woman and child on the entire planet.

What Could the Russia-Ukraine War Mean for You?

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

How is the Russia-Ukraine war going to impact the American? What can we see coming down the pipeline? What are the next steps of this crisis? Here is how I currently believe this is going to impact us:

You’re going to see increased food prices and shortages.

For starters, let us remember that Ukraine is “The Breadbasket of Europe.” Due to a lack of personnel, farmers not planting crops, equipment being destroyed, and a number of other factors, there is likely to not be any Ukrainian harvest this year at all, or at the very least, it will be substantially reduced.

‘We Are Heading Back To The Days of Beans & Rice Quickly’ Says Grocery Store Manager As We See The ‘Ultimate Gauge of Inflation’ And Food Shortages

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

As we see more evidence of food shortages and massive price hikes in images, reports and reader testimonies, we are sent what one reader called “The ultimate gauge of inflation” in the suject line of the email sent to ANP, where a “Manager’s Special” sale on a small boneless New York Strip is over $2 more than the original price when it wasn’t on sale.

The email text below explains why the reader felt it important to get this out there, so people can see what the MSM downplays when they even deign to report on the food crisis facing America.

How to Prepare for the American Freedom Convoy Based on What’s Happened in Canada

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

As we’ve seen time and time again, history repeats itself. By understanding these patterns, you can predict the future and prepare accordingly. And based on what’s happening in Canada right now, we need to prepare for the American Freedom Convoy because fallout is almost guaranteed.

Here’s an example of what I mean by predictability. Back when the Covid outbreak was just beginning to gain a foothold, I wrote articles about the patterns demonstrated in other countries that were ahead of us in infections, particularly China and Italy. Now, obviously, we never have all the information so I was only able to use what was made public. Still, a very distinct pattern emerged and I predicted with reasonable accuracy when the lockdown of the US would begin and how long it was likely to last. Many people scoffed and that’s absolutely fine – it’s part of thinking critically. However, by identifying the patterns of what was happening elsewhere, it wasn’t difficult to guess how things would go down here.

France tells citizens to stock up on food & water

from RT:

Despite the warning, Paris hasn’t told its nationals to leave Ukraine

French citizens in Ukraine should ensure they have enough crucial supplies to wait out a potential conflict, Paris’ ambassador in Kiev has advised amid fears in the West that Moscow could soon launch a strike against its neighbor.

In a statement on Sunday, Etienne de Poncins revealed what measures Paris recommends its compatriots take to brace themselves for potentially difficult days ahead.

No Electric, No Generators & No Grocery Stores: What Do You Do? Tens of Millions Of Americans Will Die Because They Can’t Answer That Question

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

In part 3 of the ‘Original Prepper’ series we are going to discuss survival, both in rural and urban areas, as we watch America slowly descend into a nation where grocery stores are limited in food, people in some states are asked to “ration”  and limit what they buy, while the masses are told there is absolutely nothing wrong, therefore they continue to offer excuses as to why they keep seeing empty store shelves.

You’re NOT Invincible: Long-Term Survival Only Works As a Community

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by Bryan Lynch, The Organic Prepper:

Like most young people, when I was a younger man, I thought I was invincible and that I could take on the world. I didn’t think I needed anyone and that if the world ever turned upside down I would do just fine living by the lone wolf mentality.  As the case usually is, with age comes wisdom. I came to realize that trying to survive alone may work for a short time, but when it comes to long-term survival, your only true chance of survival is if you have a community.

Soaring fertilizer prices to spark global famines unseen in modern history

by Kevin Hughes, The Common Sense Show:

A modern-era crisis is looming with global prices for fertilizer tripling and food production dwindling.

Articles about the twin issues have come out, but the corporate media in the United States are downplaying them despite their probable catastrophic impact worldwide.

Experts have already warned about the crisis, and a European CEO even told the media last November about a low crop harvest in the world this year. (Related: Higher fertilizer prices causing higher food prices around the globe)

Learn To Survive From The ‘Original Preppers’ AKA The Pioneers Of The Olden Days – Over Half Of America Would Starve Without Frozen, Boxed Or Canned Meals

by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

ANP reader PROUD 2B American recent commented on the items we do not see flying off the shelves of the grocery store, and he nailed the reason why in his comment:

 

You know what I get a kick out of…….every time I see pictures around a store… YOU ALWAYS see bags and bags and bags of different types of flour, baking powder, yeast just sitting there……as though people of today…have no idea how build something from scratch……….Likely, 99% of people now days don’t even have the bowls and pans needed…OR THE knowledge to cook anything from a recipe.

He is right. These days one pops on the cooking channel, watches someone make something and thinks “I could do that,” and voila! They think they are master chefs, without thought to a day where they might not be able to just turn on the TV, or hop on the internet to learn how to make something as simple and easy as, bread for example.

How to Create a Barter Network After the SHTF

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by J.G. Martinez, The Organic Prepper:

After society crumbles, the ability to use the fiat currency which was in use before vanishes. Likewise, when politicians decide that certain people no longer should be able to purchase food, medicine, or healthcare, the ability to use the fiat currency which was previously stored becomes much more difficult. It’s in times like these that the ability to create a barter network matters.

What does this entail? Are there things I learned about this from living through the collapse of Venezuela? Absolutely, but first, we must understand that this is nothing unique. The creating of barter networks is absolutely nothing new.