Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Are you ready?
Seriously people. I know it's easier not to think about it. It's easier to think about your plans for the next weekend, or what shoes to wear out to dinner tonight.
But the writing is on the wall. It's out there for all of us to see..yet no one cares.
There is a very real possibility that America is heading for economic collapse, if not WWIII. What do I mean? Have you ever seen gas prices reach $4.00+ a gallon? Did you ever think we would have a terrorist attack (9/11) on American soil? Are you naive enough to think it couldn't happen again? Not to mention the housing market, gulp. Have you noticed that food prices are rising? And, that retailers are putting limit's on bulk food purchases?
What if, just what if, there was another attack, say nuclear, here in America? What if the dollar crashes like it is being predicted to do? That means that your paper money (Federal Reserve Notes) will be worth nothing. Zip. Zero. Do you know that the Royal Bank of Scotland issued a global stock and credit crash alert? Did you read the news article about the IndyMac bank in California closing it's doors, and not letting it's customers have their money?
What if grocery store shelves were empty in a week? I don't mean "picked over". I mean empty. How could this happen? (stock market crash/terrorist attack..gas prices go up to $10 a gallon..trucks stop delivering goods= shelves empty)
Are you ready?
How long would the food you have in your house right now last your family? A week? A month? What happens to you and your family after that?
So, how do you prepare? After it finally sank in that this is a very real possibility..I began researching, and stocking up. Here is some information that I hope helps those of you still reading (the ones who don't think I'm nuts).
This page has a link "food storage calculator" that you can punch in your family size (adults/children) and it will calculate the amount of food you need to have for a ONE year supply. It will humble you.
This page has many useful and informative links on food storage, rotating, etc..
I have also done MUCH price comparing, so if you would like that info, please ask..
Even if you don't think that anything major is going to happen here in America, isn't it wise to store food anyway? My parents always did..
And no. I'm not ready either.