You cannot count on the government for protection.
More and more people are warning these days that you should be prepared for a disaster or emergency situation without expecting anything from the government.
Remember Hurricane Katrina?
It seemed to take forever before the government evacuated those folks from the shelters where there was a disastrous shortage of food and supplies. Had those people been better prepared, perhaps they would not have suffered the long lines of angry people.
With all the recent government cutbacks and expected further budget cutbacks in the coming months, the problems would even be more desperate for unprepared people should another disaster occur.
The disaster need not necessarily be extreme weather either. The threat of terrorist attacks looms heavily on some people. Problems could occur because of federal or local government budgets that cause disruptions in the food supply. There could be food shortages at the grocery store, or the prices for what is available on the shelves may be far beyond the reach of many people.
Having your own food storage at home can insulate you from outside influences and could be a life saver for you, your family and others you may be able to help. Being prepared and self-sufficient can be that difference maker for you to survive something bad happening.
Having a food storage solution for your family does not need to be expensive. If you are already on a tight family budget, you could gradually build your food storage over a period of time instead of doing it all at once.
There are many food storage suppliers out there and you would be advised to proceed with some caution. All food storage products are not created equally. There are some food storage products that will last forever, but taste like the cardboard box used to store them. Other food storage products may taste wonderful but only last a short time before they expire and becoming useless in your food storage supply. Do your research, get some samples and find a food storage supply that has food that tastes great and has a long shelf life.
Some Other Interesting Stories
Roots of African green revolution lie in small-scale farming | COP17 … – Posted on Nov 2, 2011 in News and Events, Press Room A farmer shows off her crop of paprika peppers in Mang’alali village, Iranga region in Tanzania. Investing in small-holder farmers is the key to the realization of Africa’s development dreams, President of the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Dr. Speaking at the opening panel at the 2011 World food Prize, Dr.
make moussaka, not war: zucchinis for peace « raincoaster – FOOD CRISIS IN AFGHANISTAN
This week, in a much under-reported story, the European-based Senlis Council released a report that stated children are starving in Afghanistan. funds) have been spent on military operations in Afghanistan since 2002 compared with just $7. The report states that five years after the 2001 US-led invasion, a humanitarian crisis of starvation and poverty has gripped the south of the country and the US- and UK-led failed counter-narcotics and military policies are responsible makeshift, unregistered refugee camps of starving children, civilians displaced by counter-narcotics eradication and bombing campaigns can be found on the doorstep of new US and UK multi-million dollar military camps.