How Much Food Supply Is In The System?
That’s a question posed over at Modern Survival Blog and it’s a great question. Not only is there not that much in the system, but the systems that enable you to obtain that food, are weak links in the chain. As they note in their article:
“Because the supply of food to the cities, urban areas, and suburbia implies that food is being produced and transported in from rural areas or imported, we must recognize that the many complicated systems that make this work are integral to keep the food supply system working. And with complicated systems comes risks…”
The other day I posted about one man’s experience during Hurricane Katrina. As he tells it, the stores were empty 72 hours BEFORE Katrina hit – and he lived 150 miles away! He further notes the impact was felt for months after and maybe even years. That’s due to the break down in the “complicated systems” used to bring us our goods. It takes a long time – months and years sometimes – to get things back to normal.
That’s why us preppers, survivalists, homesteaders or what ever label you prefer, keep banging on about being prepared. Nature and other events keep reminding us, that we can’t rely on others for our survival. It’s up to us to be prepared and we owe it to our loved ones to start today – right now – where ever you are and what ever your situation.
If you’re still not convinced after reading The Modern Survival Blog’s post, here’s my post on why you need to start prepping NOW! And if you’re not sure where to start, here’s my earlier post on Disaster Preparedness for Beginners.
You can search the internet or YouTube and finds tons of information on how to get started, but the bottom line is to get started! Yes, you’re going to make mistakes, we all do ( here’s my rookie mistakes ) but that’s better than doing nothing. You will have some supplies and it’s a start.
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