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It’s long been known by dictators and tyrants that if you want to control a people you need only starve them out. If you can control the food supply, you have near total control of the nation. I believe whole heartedly that the government and corporations alike are working overtime to tighten their grip on our food supply. Not a week goes by when you don’t hear about crop failures and food shortages. Some of this is legitimate, some is not and I’d dare say most is manufactured. Let me just list a few of the ways I believe they are doing this.

Codex Alimentarius. This is the UN’s plan to basically destroy all organic food and nutritional supplements. It’s too detailed to get into in this short little post so I challenge you to learn about it. Here’s a link to a quick info sheet. What do they want? Money, Power and GMOs.

GMOs. These are not only killing people they are taking over and converting non-GMO crops to GMO crops. Monsanto, the same people who developed Agent Orange, engineer your food. What’s worse is its getting to the point you have to use their seeds because of…

Chemtrails. Geoengineering through chemtrails is proven and admitted. Dropping aluminum, barium and strontium into the atmosphere to reflect the sun and cool the planet to combat glo-bull warming is the purported goal but some of us realize the true agenda. Problem is non-hybrid heirloom seeds won’t grow when inundated with aluminum, barium and strontium but GMO seeds that are tolerant to these are gladly sold by Monsanto.

Ethanol. Just imagine how much more food there would be if we’d stop using out farmland to grow a totally useless gasoline additive. There would be NO food shortages.

Haarp….and others like it are 100% capable of pushing the jet-stream around and heating up the ionosphere creating a whole slew of strange weather events, even earthquakes in diverse places. I’m sure this is why the entire country’s weather is totally screwed up this year.

Propaganda. Just telling us there is a shortage when there isn’t to raise prices, cause a run on the supermarkets and create an artificial scarcity is probably the most used and most successful tactic employed today. Never, Never, Never trust the government or their propaganda arm the main stream media. Never believe the official story.

Solutions. So as a prepper the solutions should be common sense. You can’t save the world but you can save your family and perhaps your neighborhood depending on it’s size and if you can influence them beforehand. Below is a short list of how you can avoid the government controlling you by controlling and growing and stockpiling your own food supply. Now, I’m going budget minded here because, well, 99% of Americans like yourself can’t just go out and dump 10 grand on long term food storage…

Copy canning. This is so simple. When shopping if you normally buy 1 can of beans then buy 2 and put the second in storage. Thus concept can be used for all nonperishable items, even TP. Just watch the mice with stockpiling TP.

Long term food storage. Not many people can dump a few grand on a 1 year+ food supply. However, most can buy an MRE a week or a Mountain House packet a week, etc… Eventually you’ll have that 1 year supply.

5+ gallons of rice and beans. This is a quick and cheep way to build up a good sized supply of storable food. 5 gallon Home Depot bucket (which just happens to be food grade) + Mylar bags off eBay + oxygen absorbers from the same + WHITE rice or beans from the store. All in all its very cheap and will last for a long time. I say white rice because brown rice spoils quicker. I know, sounds racist doesn’t it… Oh well.

Gardening. Even if you live in an apartment you can do some gardening. Containers in Windows. Sprouting. Edible potted plants, etc… However it’d be best to have a real garden. Learn complementary gardening techniques to save space and if you have tons of space plant a food forest. Also plant fruit and nut trees if you can. Replace ornamental bushes, shrubs, flowers, etc with ornamentals that are edible and remember to NOT chemically treat your lawn because those dandelions and clovers are also edible among other things.

Livestock. The people who can do this one will vary. Where I live I’m not allowed any form of livestock. A couple things to consider though. In lots of places if you name your animals they are now considered pets and you can keep them. Also animals like rabbits can be “indoor livestock” that nobody needs to know about if you keep your mouth shut. Also quail can be raised in a garage very covertly.

Hunting & Fishing. Without a reliable food supply you’re going to want to hunt. Anything from squirrels to moose and everything in between. Then there’s fishing. Usually this nets (pun intended) more success but in smaller quantities. A good mixture of both would be preferred. Depending on your climate hunting in the winter and fishing in the spring to fall is primarily the best way to go. In a SHTF scenario ain’t nobody going to care if you have a license.

Canning. If you have a garden you’re going to have a hard time keeping it all from spoiling if you don’t have unlimited refrigerator space. Plus if the grid is down and it’s summer good luck there. Canning is an awesome way to preserve your veggies or even the meat from game you’ve bagged.

Dehydrating. Also a very good method of preservation. I prefer this method for making jerky out of game meat but it can be used for so much more. You don’t need electricity for this either. A dehydrator can be made very simply without the use of the grid.

Foraging. This is a skill all preppers should know and regularly practice. Know what grows in your area and what and how you can consume it. However don’t just get the knowledge, develop the wisdom and practice preparing and eating it. I’ll use acorns as an example. Acorns are everywhere up here. My first attempt at eating them a few years back went OK but not stellar. I had researched how to prepare them so I knew you had to boil off the tannin. However I didn’t do enough water changes. I then roasted them and ended up throwing a days worth of work away because they were just too damn bitter to eat. Do this now while hospitals are still readily available just in case you misidentify something. Word of advice, stay away from the Nightlock Katniss.

Notice I never brought up freezing or refrigeration for preservation. I did this because first of all space is very limited and second because electricity will be very unreliable to nonexistent when the Shummer hits the fan.

Take some advice from Hank and be a survivor who can’t be starved out.

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‘There have been a few news stories floating around over the past few weeks with a common theme. In San Francisco, a city with some of the highest rental costs in the nation, it seems that more and more people have been choosing to live in their vehicles. That may not sound very surprising, but what is odd is that these stories don’t involve struggling low-income workers.

Instead, these people are fairly well-paid tech employees. The one that’s really been making the rounds on the Internet, involves a Google employee who bought a box truck and sleeps in his company’s parking lot. It’s not that he couldn’t afford to rent an apartment per se, it’s that he couldn’t stand the thought of paying so much money for a place to sleep. If he decided to rent, he’d probably be close to breaking even.

You know there’s something very wrong in this country, when an employee for one of the most profitable companies in world would rather live in a truck than pay rent. It suggests that in some parts of America, you don’t have to be poor to be homeless. Just imagine what it’s like for the folks who really are poor, of which there are many?’

Read the entire article here: http://www.davidicke.com/headlines/surviving-poverty-how-to-live-in-a-van/

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When the stock market crashed in 2008 I kinda, sorta… panicked (to put it mildly). I was convinced that economic collapse, martial law, and the end of the world as I knew it would arrive by the end of the year. So the next day while my wife and I were at the grocery store, I started dumping armfuls of canned food into the shopping cart.

“What the hell are you doing?” she said, looking at me as if I were taking a leak on the Spaghettios. I had told her that we needed to stock up on extra food, but I never said how much. Although my wife had no problem with preps for hurricane season, she had no interest in anything beyond that.

As she looked at me, her face a mixture of anger and confusion, I suddenly realized that if I didn’t handle this carefully, it would be a huge strain on our marriage. Rather than get into a fight in the middle of the grocery store, I put some of the food back. On the way home, I explained my concerns to her. She thought I was overreacting (and it turns out she was right), but we managed to avoid getting into a heated argument.

Read the entire article here: http://urbansurvivalsite.com/tips-for-preppers-with-non-prepper-spouses/

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Boy, this September shit is really making people panic, even those who aren’t preppers. Case and point, my in-laws are freaking out right now because the pope is coming.it’s going to be world wide financial collapse, Armageddon, etc…. if it is world wide and you just took all your money out of the bank, the next day you might be able to buy a sandwich with it. Learn skills, don’t just buy shit.
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When planning for disaster, we run through scenarios in our mind and those scenarios give us a visual baseline for which we make plans. As preppers we talk a lot about the steps you can take right now to get prepared so that you will have a plan, supplies and options for when that disaster may strike. Often preparedness deals with the immediate effects of disaster like having a vehicle to bug out or having plenty of food and water to deal with shortages. The next logical step from that is a longer term plan, but those long term prepping plans usually revolve around extensions of those same basic needs: Food, Water, Shelter and Security.

Read the entire article here: http://www.sott.net/article/302273-When-disaster-strikes-are-you-prepared

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