2013 Food Shortages – How Americans Should Prepare
After the hottest summer on record since 1895 caused massive crop failures in the United States, and major food exporters throughout the world had similar crop disasters, 2013 is shaping up to be the year of worldwide food shortages. Even before the crop disasters of 2012 were fully realized, the global supply of grain was approaching historically low levels, with just 72 days of supply worldwide, according to the Earth Policy Institute. Food prices have already been rising at a record rate, with spikes in grain, pork and beef.Why 2013 Will Be A Year Of Food Shortages And Skyrocketing Food Prices
With the hottest summer on record since 1895 decimating crop yields in the United States around the world, food prices are set to rise in 2013 like never before. Matters will be made worse as inflation is fueled by the money printing that the government (actually the Federal Reserve) has been engaged in for far too long. The result is that we will have far too many dollars in the economy chasing far too few goods (specifically food items) and the result will be very high inflation.The World Isn’t Ending But Are You Prepared For An Urban Survival Situation?
The world didn’t end on December 21st, 2012. That’s good news for those who really believed it was going to happen. But are you prepared for an urban survival situation such as an extreme weather event or blackout. Many people don’t give it much thought let alone prepare for such an event.The Prepper Versus Survivalist Quiz
Between the shows “The Walking Dead” and “Doomsday Preppers” there has been so much attention given to preppers and survivalists that some clarification is needed. What is a prepper? What is a survivalist?How Preppers Stockpile Food to Prepare for Economic Collapse
When I am asked how preppers stockpile food for an economic collapse or other emergency, I am often surprised by the reaction that people have. They naturally assume that I have a bunch of pallets of Army MRE’s or freeze-dried survival meals in the garage. Don’t get me wrong, if I had a rich man’s bank account I might have a climate controlled bunker stockpiled with freeze-dried survival meals.When Zombies Attack Your Car: What Does A Doomsday Prepper Do?
What if zombies attacked your car, like in a scene out of “The Walking Dead”? Or more realistically, what if there was an emergency like a massive power failure and there were riots in the streets or civil unrest and you were caught in it while driving? Scenes from the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles and from around the world with increasing violent protests about the economic crises should give us all pause.Power Grid Failure: Could We Really Face a Nationwide Blackout?
Aside from the occasional blackout, most Americans cannot comprehend the possibility of a total failure of the nation’s power grid. However, the possibility of such a massive catastrophe is actually more real than most of us are comfortable with thinking about. There are three major threats to the nation’s power grid, but before we look at them, we have to realize that the country actually has three power grids.Urban Survival And Preparing Mentally To Stay Safe In Your Car During SHTF
Think about how much time you spend either in your car or away from home with your car (like at work, shopping, visiting friends, etc.) and then ask yourself how long could you get by with only the things you store in the trunk? The fact is that Americans spend less and less time in their homes, which is where they keep all of their supplies that they would need in case of a disaster.Our Nation’s Vulnerability To Terrorist Attacks
Is our electrical power grid vulnerable to terrorist attacks that could cause widespread blackouts across the entire country for weeks or even months. The National Research Council (NRC) released a report that say’s yes, we are! Now how do we prepare for such a disaster of this magnitude?My Quest For Urban Survival
The story that started me on my path to being prepared. Why I’m now ready for anything.How Do I Start to Stockpile Food for an Economic Collapse?
The first rule of stockpiling food is to just start. The problem that most people have is that they start off and get overwhelmed immediately by all the questions. Some of the questions are legitimate, but the problem is that over analysis can lead to paralysis.Are You Prepared to Survive an Economic Collapse?
As a Prepping consultant, I am expected to be able to assess people’s level of preparedness for all sorts of emergencies and disasters. However, the most likely crisis that anyone will face is an economic collapse in America, which will cause hyperinflation and then civil unrest. Why don’t you take a minute and ask yourself the following questions to determine how prepared you are for a catastrophe that shakes the country, or even your city or region, to its very core.