Can You Have Too Much Food Storage?
Just a heads up before you start reading their post. First, their posts assumes you already know a little bit about emergency preparation and have enough water stored – water storage comes first remember. Secondly, it assumes you are bugging in; so if you’re plans are to bug out, their post may not be for you.
If you are new to prepping, please, please read my post on my rookie mistakes first! My post will save you a lot of time and wasted money. You will also get off to a much better prepping start and faster.
One of the key points of the Modern Survival’s post is just how reliant we are on our food distribution system:
“It’s interesting (and dangerous) how the vast, vast majority of people will completely ignore the value of having ‘food insurance’. They (we) are so accustomed to a never ending supply of food at the grocery store that it is very difficult to adjust one’s normalcy bias to accept that ‘it could’ be disrupted (or worse).
Our modern systems of infrastructure (including modern agriculture, distribution channels, and retail grocery stores) have been working for so long, that it seems impossible that it could break down.”
It’s also dangerous how little people realise, that a natural disaster hundreds of miles away can have devastating consequences too them. Here’s one man’s experience during Hurricane Katrina and he lived 150 miles away!
“The hurricane itself would hit land some 150 miles away from our town, but the impact would be felt locally for days, months and years. Anything fresh was gone, all the fruits and vegetables gone. Fresh milk, cold juices, bottled water, soft drinks, and most of the beer were gone. A lot of the meat was gone unless you wanted calves liver or some other weird cuts. Cold cuts, cheeses, and all that were emptied out. There was nothing on the shelves that remotely resembled bread, rolls, bagels, crackers, English muffins or anything else you could spread peanut butter or jelly on. Oh, all that was gone, too. Virtually everything else in the store food and drink wise had been bought out. It was a ghost land. If you had not been in the first wave of panic shoppers 72 hours before the storm hit, then you were flat out of luck.”
To repeat, he lived 150 miles away form the disaster!
It’s also dangerous, how little people know how fast things will fall apart if the trucks stop running. Here’s an infographic that shows clearly what would happen – and how fast! Look what runs out in just the first 2-3 days; food; water; atms and fuel for vehicles!
OK, now that you understand the situation a little better, be sure and read the rest of the Modern Survival’s post on what you need to do.
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