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By the author of The Faithful Prepper and The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications.
We’re seeing some strange things in modern society and all signs point to the fact that famine is coming. Within the US, drought on the plains is making is so that winter wheat can’t grow while up in North Dakota there’s so much water that farmers’ fields are too waterlogged for anybody to do any planting. I have my suspicions.
American farmers that are able to get out into the field are having a hard time finding critical components they need to their machinery.
Two children were just hospitalized due to a lack of infant formula within America. When have you ever heard of that happening before?
We’ve witnessed a lot of talk about smallpox pandemics over the course of the past two years, Germany is now gearing up for another wonderful “simulation” wargaming a pox pandemic originating from leopards, and now, monkeypox is popping up throughout the world.
– UK: 9 confirmed cases
– Portugal: 5 confirmed, 15 suspected
– Spain: 23 suspected
– USA: 1 confirmed (Massachusetts)
— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) May 18, 2022
As of this writing, there are 9 cases in the UK, possibly 21 in Portugal, 23 suspected in Spain, 13 suspected in Canada, and 1 in the United States. The initial reports all stated that this was from an infected man flying back from Nigeria on a commercial plane.
Monkeypox isn’t something I’m terribly concerned about as of yet. I am having a hard time finding the R0 of monkeypox (the number of new people infected on average from a single case) It’s just something I’m keeping my eyes on. What I am concerned about is the public health response.
Sri Lanka is currently experiencing food riots. People are being hunted down in the streets as we speak. Iran seems to be experiencing a version of the same.
Nations throughout the world have quit exporting food.
Chickens are being culled by the millions throughout America.
Hyperinflation is kicking in. Even those suffering from normalcy bias are beginning to talk about it.
There is talk that the East Coast is out of diesel. I’m hearing rumors – from people who aren’t preppers – that gas on the East Coast is expected to be $8/gallon next month.
Our Southern border is non-existent and thousands of “refugees” are being pumped across it as we speak. How many of these have military training? Remember that Venezuela and Russia have quite the relationship. Foreign troops on US soil? That’s not too far-fetched of an idea.
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The point is that America is being set up for a very hard fall.
The threat of famine is coming as we are being ushered into a one world government. Famines create conditions where people will sell anything for food. Fabian pointed out your guns would be part of this. History also shows us that peoples’ freedom goes right out the window when famine enters. The man with the food is the one that gets to make the decisions.
Consider both China and Russia have stored years’ worth of food at the moment. Meanwhile, in America, we can’t even keep our own children fed.
You need to store more food now.
To seek trouble coming down the road and to take action against it is wisdom.
Food preparation is key, but as Joe Dolio points out, so is the ability to produce food. Ayn Rand famously said that production is wealth (she was pulling from Adam Smith, but the truth remains). Eventually, you’re going to run out of your long-term food stores. You’re not going to have any more buckets of beans, rice, and wheat berries.
What will you do then?
You’re going to need to have the ability to replenish your supplies.
You’re going to need to know how to grow, practice pest control in the garden, how to harvest, how to save seed, how to can your harvest, how to store your food so that it lasts, and if you’re not learning how to do all this now, you are setting yourself up for a world of hurt.
(If you want to learn how to can, check out our free QUICKSTART Guide on home canning.)
This is why I take issue with preppers who minimize the notion of food production. “Those people take things too far. They think society will collapse completely. We really just need to be able to ride over the occasional hiccups in life.”
These are the people who have never read a history book. They were born in the 50s and 60s and think that the America they grew up in still is the same America and will continue to be so forever. Wrong. Turn off your TV and take in a hefty dose of reality.
The problem though is that not everybody has access to acres and acres out in the middle of nowhere where their survival retreat is filled with geese, cows, corn, and chickens. Many Americans live in suburbia or urban environments.
What are you to do then?
Our new course, Urban Agriculture, is definitely a great place to start. One of our primary garden writers for a long time now has been Jayne Rising. She knows exactly what it takes to raise your own food in a non-typical environment. She’s been there. She’s done it. And she’s crafted a course to show you how to do it too.
In this course, Jayne points out what you need to know about pest management, what foods you should grow, proper harvesting at the end of season, how to maintain your soil, how to best care for your plants, and more. Producing your own food can be a rather steep learning curve. A mentor can save you the headaches, frustration, and wasted money that you would have had to put up with otherwise.
Urban Agriculture can help you on this journey.
Right now, you can pick up the course on sale for the price of $79.00 (sticker price is $149.00).
Famine is coming. Are you prepared?
What are your thoughts? Are you trying to get your loved ones to realize this? Are you seeing food shortages, shrinkflation, or a spike in food prices in your area? Let us know what you’re seeing in the comments below.
Aden Tate is a regular contributor to TheOrganicPrepper.com and TheFrugalite.com. Aden runs a micro-farm where he raises dairy goats, a pig, honeybees, meat chickens, laying chickens, tomatoes, mushrooms, and greens. Aden has three published books, The Faithful Prepper, The Prepper’s Guide to Post-Disaster Communications, and Zombie Choices. You can find his podcast The Last American on Preppers’ Broadcasting Network.