In an effort to raise awareness of the U.S.’s looming famine, I recently wrote, “Are You Ready For The EVERYTHING Shortage?” As hyperbolic as it might seem, that title is not an exaggeration. It’s the future we face if we don’t do something to change course.
Also, over the past several months, I’ve written several articles to alarm activists and preppers alike regarding the coming shortage of necessities like food and water. And virtually everything else.
Don’t say you weren’t warned about famine
In the article I mentioned above, I wrote about global shortages and coming shortages facing the worldwide economy. And my other articles warned of food, chip, fuel, and commodity shortages. I also wrote about inflation, crop failures, and scarcity of any goods consumers may need or want.
I will save you my rehashing of that article, but another that I suggest you read is my article entitled “Next On The List of American Catastrophes? A Western Megadrought.” This article details a drought in the American West that is not coming but is already here. I drew the connection between this drought and the future effect of food shortages in America. Many might have ignored that warning.
A month later and the drought is still here, and so are its effects.
Some farmers aren’t even bothering to plant.
In California, some areas are so dry that farmers are not even bothering to plant crops this season. Growers located north of San Francisco pulled out of local farmers’ markets and now produce-box programs. However, County Line Harvest, which farms around 30 acres in Petaluma, does not have enough water to grow the lettuces, peppers, and other produce that go into the subscription boxes. Many other farms nearby are saying the same thing.
California grows a third of the US’s vegetables and 2/3 of the nation’s fruits and nuts. Dry weather is now causing a significant hiccup in food prices and inflation that is already taking place across the US.
But California only has to hold on until the rainy season!
That has already passed.
Only the rainy season was anything but rainy.
And, of course, there are the wildfires.
As the drought worsens in California, the state has already had more than 900 additional wildfires than it did at this point in 2020. Which itself was a record-breaking year that resulted in more than 4% of the state’s land burned. This year’s fires have burned about five times as much land as they did last year at this time.
California’s mountains and foothills will see above-normal wildfire activity from June to August and possibly even into the fall. Keep in mind, about 94% of California is experiencing drought conditions ranging from moderate to exceptional.
Don’t believe me? Pay attention to the trees
Another tell-tale sign is the fact that usually, drought-tolerant trees in both Arizona and California are dying. As Wildfire Today writes,
Junipers are dying in Arizona from a lack of water. The East Bay Times reports that drought is likely responsible for dead or dying acacia, eucalyptus, and Monterey pines in East Bay Regional Parks near San Francisco.
The Associated Press also reports:
In Arizona, junipers are succumbing to the 20-year drought and its two-year intensification, said Joel McMillin, a forest health zone leader for the U.S. Forest Service there. Officials haven’t done a precise count, but anecdotally, the die-off is 5% to 30%, with some patches up to 60%.
. . . . .
In California, normally drought-tolerant blue oaks are dying around the San Francisco Bay Area, said Scott Stephens, a fire science professor at the University of California, Berkeley. “They don’t have access to water. Soil moisture is so low. When you start to see blue oak dying, that gets your attention.”
That $3 burger just got real expensive
The drought is affecting the Dakotas also. In North Dakota, for instance, cattle ranchers see grazing lands die off because of no rain. No rain means no grass, which means no hay, which means no food for cattle. If the ranchers can’t sustain the cattle, they have to sell them off or cull the herd, and that is precisely what they are doing. And can you guess what happens when cattle and other livestock get culled? That $3 burger just got more expensive.
In fact, herd culling has reached the point where co-owner Larry Schnell says the auction has two sales a week, which will continue through May.
Last Thursday, Schnell said the auction sold 700 cow-calf pairs.
“We’re in extreme drought,” Schnell said. “We haven’t had a really good rain since September 2019.”
Parks are closing to prevent overfishing due to the drought
And in Colorado, the drought has become so bad that Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officials announced that they are closing a .6 mile of the Yampa River to prevent overfishing that would result from the drought. Because the water releases into the Yampa are “critically low” at only 20% of the average for this time of year and will likely soon fall below 15%.
We’re facing famine conditions.
The drought isn’t coming. It’s here
And whatever you think might be the causes, there are no signs that any reasonable solutions will be discovered or implemented any time soon. The best course of action is to prepare and plan. Now.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you see any way it could be avoidable? How do you plan to prep for this possibility? Let’s talk about it in the comments.
Robert Wheeler has been quietly researching world events for two decades. After witnessing the global network of NGOs and several ‘Revolutions’ they engineered in a number of different countries, Wheeler began analyzing current events through these lenses.
I’ve been dehydrating whatever I can and also I planted twice as much in the garden this year.
I’m guessing we’ll be eating seasonally instead of having foods not in season.
Tomato juice instead of orange juice.
Local walnuts instead of pecans and almonds
Apples instead of oranges
Cabbage instead of lettuce for the salads ( which I already do and I find it really good)
Been stocking up on canned foods and will be adding to them every time I go to the store ( hubby loves pineapple so I buy 6 cans every week)
And really thats all we can do and try to survive
Have you ever canned zucchini pineapple? I tried it this past summer it was terrific. I honestly cannot tell the difference.
I feel for those farmers and ranchers.
It is hard to watch crops wilt and wither, or having to send livestock to market.
It also takes time for ranchers to re-build their herds.
We recently had a dry spell, till yesterday. Then we got a quarter of an inch of rain, and more in the forecast.
I am thinking of diverting one of the drainage ditches to the larger pond. Then stock the pond with bluegill, large mouth bass, crayfish. There are already minnows in there.
The runner beans are coming up. Looks like orphan rutabaga are coming up. Chard, onions, garlic, peas, carrots, peppers all are doing well. Waiting on the potatoes, but I think some from last year that I did not collect, overwintered and seeing growth.
Spreader dam may help. Good Luck to you.
Thank you for the idea/suggestion.
Will look into it and if it is viable for our landscape/condition.
As another commenter said, growing as much as possible in my garden and storing as much as possible. I’m hugely grateful to live in farm country, but not looking forward to migrants from other places looking for that better life when resources here are already stretched thin. Speaking of herd culling-methinks the human race is up for one. Sad but true.
culling ongoing as we speak. many people of color going away.
I think that’s the plan. Native Americans too. Everybody is vulnerable, but I believe those are at the top of the heap. It’s sad what’s happening, with so many totally brain dead.
M+ Mormon folks are required to stock a year’s supply of food.
Prudent planning! Do likewise. (signs of the time!)
Drought conditions across the US. So…..
E.g Hamburger drought> no rain, no grass, no cows, no hamburgers.
Then where have all the vegetarians gone? and as for MacDonald’s….
Think about it…..suppose next week…all the stores run out of food….
how much food would you have in stock? – then what?
“Preppers” follow the principle….viz., turn cash into hard assets.
Think back….what did it feel like when you were really, really hungry?
And at Walmart, the only things on the shelves were Lysol spray and trash bags….
22 years active duty Army Airborne Chaplain taught me “Situation awareness” and “know your enemy.” Turn off the TV, make a list and drive…..
I’m Mormon and we’re not “required” to stock a year’s supply of food. It’s recommended, but not required.
I am disappointed beyond words at this misleading information regarding closure along a mere 0.6 mile stretch of the Yampa. Is the closure in effect? Yes. Why? From the Colorado Parks and Wildlife news release:
“Water releases are currently only at 20% of average, and will be dropping to less than 15% of average for this time period. When water flows are minimal, fish become concentrated in residual pool habitat and become stressed due to increased competition for food resources. The fish become much easier targets for anglers, an added stressor that can result in increased hooking mortality.
“We are trying to be as proactive as possible to protect the outstanding catch-and-release fishery we have downstream of Stagecoach Reservoir,” said CPW Area Aquatic Biologist Bill Atkinson. “This stretch of the river receives a tremendous amount of fishing pressure, especially in the spring when other resources might not be as accessible. This emergency closure is an effort to protect the resource by giving the fish a bit of a reprieve as they can become quite stressed during these extreme low-flow conditions. This spring we have not witnessed a spike in flows, which can offer fish protection and allow them to recoup energy following the spring spawn season.””
The closure is being done to reduce fish mortality, period.
Tom, If you read and understood the news release, they stated that the closure was due to low water flow! Duh, what do you think they meant beyond lack of rain? Their ultimate goal may be to reduce fish mortality, but it’s because of the low water flow which puts pressure on the fish to have to congregate in pools that then puts them in easy reach of the anglers…..I don’t fish, but I understood this immediately.
I welcome the drought in the West. The place was never meant to be settled in the first place. Look at the sprawling megacities that are doing nothing productive but sucking up energy, polluting the air, destroying natural habitats and creating a bunch of assholes. No. I say let mother nature take her course, cull off the extra two legged varmints and allow the best (smartest, not toughest, you can’t be tougher than a drought) to survive. I would encourage most of you to stay there but I would love to see some of us move East of the Mississippi and try to live within our means, which of course, will not happen. The Earth needs to heal and in order to do that, she needs a whole lot less of us.
Of course, this won’t be easy, but it will be inevitable. Honestly, there’s not a ton you’ll be able to do. Most folks don’t know how to raise things, most folks have no concept of husbandry, most folks don’t know how to hunt, most folks don’t know how to preserve or even pickle, hell most folks don’t even know how to shit outside or let alone build an outhouse. Eventually, government will not be able to sustain order and the Great American Desert will be back to being what it is, the Great American Desert. The cars will die on their ribbons of concrete, the skyscrapers will give way to rust, the satellites will fall from space, the tractors and steel monsters will become nothing but artifacts of an unsustainable age, and the center will not hold. Here are my thoughts on what I am planning on doing to survive or not:
1. Grow severely rationed gardens while hoping for rain. Harvest the rain when it comes. Live a seasonal life and get back to enjoying a fresh tomato. I’m gonna finally start eating zucchini and finally be thankful for it. Yellow squash too. I’m gonna grind corn if I can find seed that the corporations haven’t fucked up. Dante-de-lions will be par for the course and I’m gonna have a headache or two from drinking too much wine made from their pretty little heads. Food is going to be a focus again for this old coyote.
I’m going to read, read, read. Not just for entertainment but to hone up on things that were genetically given to me by the plains dwellers, the holler livers, and the river rats from my lineage. I’m going to remember the shit my granddad’s did and build off of it.
I’m going to forget (quickly) about email and blogs and social media. Within a few years they will seem nothing more than the masturbatory fantasies they actually are and I’m going to replace them with the Old Testament and read up on our Angry God.
2. I’m gonna grow some weed too.
3. I’m gonna incorporate my tv into my chicken coop and probably use my laptop for a hot pad. I’m going to treat my chickens like the gods they are.
4. I’m gonna get smarter than my phone, like I used to be, and I’m gonna have a few guns, with the right ammo, to protect myself and the one or two folks I love from assholes who are never gonna be smarter than their phones. I am going to know my local supply chain and I am going to contribute to it as well.
5. I’m gonna lay low, stop flying flags, stop giving my opinion, piss off my porch, learn how to read the weather, do a little turtle dovin’ under the stars with a pretty gal, and live out my days living out my days.
6. I’m probably gonna get skinny too.
7. And you can bet your sweet ass I’m not going to go to the city.
“I’m not going to go to the city”
won’t have to. it will come to you.
Very true my friend, very true. Fortunately, I live a very long way out. Not immune to raiders, or bushwhackers as my kin used to call them, but they’ll have to go through a lot to get there and quite a bit, once they arrive. I do agree with you that this won’t be a natural famine which means there will be access to food, more importantly, supplies if you know the right folks.
You are absolutely right. That frightens me.
yes ant7. The cities will come to us. I hope I’m ready for that day.
It is where I am. California are moving in, and buying everything in sight. They’ve already started whining about how thing are done in NM!
Buy guns, ammo, beans and rice. It really looking like we may need then. Oh, pray too.
Green lawns in the western states are obscenities!
LOL, im with ya, See down in the SW corner of utah? in the center of the drought? thats were im at….
ive been her for over 50 years,, No were to go now that the country is as F***** as it is.
im just gonna have to dig in and ride it out…
there is NEW city people buying up CHEAP land around here right and left..
Just wait till they want water, 40-50k for a well,, ifin they had money they wouldnt have moved here in the first place..
now all the NEWBEE’S are moochin water off the ones that have wells.. nice of us, but? you want me to give you free water forever?
what water is that?
AND AND, they dont give 2 shits about you, only the water they can come get.. trust me, i know.
Good luck to ya all, looks like were gonna need it. ;}
another thing? i make ANYONE that comes here leave there crap in there car/truck,, NO CELL PHONES past this point,, keeps um from takin snaps of what i have to send on to others for the MIDNIGHT RAIDS.
Yeah… You will really enjoy “east of the Mississippi” when the New Madrid fault rips.
Then you nasty ass will be gone.
I Love this!
have to see a lot more failure than this before a famine occurs. now a deliberate holodomor is quite possible – after all that’s standard for all communist-occupied countries – but a natural famine simply is not yet in view.
Pretty dry here in North Central Florida. Haven’t had a good rain in over a month. Canned 8 jars of Peach jam yesterday. Will do Plum jam this weekend. Hit Wally World this week and experienced many prices on items we usually buy up in price. Even salt for the water softener has go up a buck per 40lb. bag at Lowes. Like everyone else stocking up for drought+ inflation+ China Joe’s turning us into another Venezuela. Civil Unrest?
I’m in Northeast Texas and we’re getting rain every 3 days it seems( and the rain last for 2-3 days). My potatoes are rotting in the ground. Everything else is looking bad too.
Cedar is not natural out here in West Texas, but the USDA planted a bunch some years back for “erosion” control. It drinks a lot of water. Yes we are also in a drought. I just brought a chipper so I can cull the cedar on my property. This will over time help with the water table since cedar needs a lot of water. I watched a gardening podcast last weekend. The individual talked about wood chips. His orchard has a thick layer of wood chips like in the forest. He has not had to water in over 20 years. It helps over time break up the clay underneath. The wood chips absorb water when it rains and releases it when it is dry. He only replaces wood chips every other year due to the break down of the chips. He has also started putting wood chips on top of his garden beds for the same reason.
My land could be called a rock garden. I have raised beds. However I put wood chips down in the walk ways of my fenced in garden several years ago. There is dirt underneath. I put cardboard down first for weed control. Unfortunately last week we got a years worth of rain in a few hours. My mulch has washed away. The cardboard is long gone. I plan to chip the cedar and put it in the garden again. The wood chips also help with erosion.
Regarding California, the big money farmers started drilling wells in the valley floor as deep as 1,000 to 1,500 feet (and maybe deeper) some years ago. They have practically depleted the underground reservoirs and the small farmers, whose wells are much more shallow, have practically stopped or reduced their farming efforts. I see lots of orchards being being pulled out of the ground in and around Fresno county and Reedley, CA (The former ‘Fruit Basket’ of the world). I live in the foothills and I see my 480′ well hiccupping when it attempts to fill my drip-irrigation storage tank. Some folks are switching to dry farming, if they can remember how their grandfathers did it before the irrigation water/dams were available. For instance, John Law Reed (near Reedley) dry farmed 30,000 acres of wheat in the late 1800s, with mules; we will have to learn to do the same; Reedley had huge warehouses to store the wheat (and they are still there and empty) and was the largest shipper of wheat in the world at one time. Times are changing very rapidly. Incidently, the predictions of some prognosticators on the web predict that about 1/2 of the American population with be killed by the vaccines; if so there will half as many people to feed; I pray to God that He will enter into the situation and help us.
“I pray to God that He will enter into the situation and help us”
doesn’t repentance come before help?
Are you implying that the writer is not repentant?
the significant thing about dry land farming is that it produces much less. the particular land i am familiar with is the old family farm in central kansas. before irrigation and synthetic fertilizer, the bottom lands that produced a whopping 37 bushels to the acre. uplands were in the high 20s. today, with irrigation and fertilizer plus new varieties of wheat, that number might triple. no water means not enough wheat to pay costs. no water means high prices and bread for the rich only.
the Bible predicts a day g we n y I u can’t buy a loaf of bread for a bag of goId.
I heard that, yes, they were drilling wells, it also costs about $1,000 per foot for those wells.
Obviously only the big guys can afford something like that, while the small farmers had to watch and sigh.
Also, the drilling companies were so busy, it could be weeks or even months before they could get to a job.
The depletion of the underground water reserves also caused the ground to drop, causing road damage.
my late husband grew up on farm about 20 miles out of Bakersfield CA. They were drilling 1200 ft for water nearly 40 yearsago and tore out hugh orchards of tree fruits back then.
They planted seasonal quick crops and grapes. I have a Thompson seedless grape started from a spring pruning in 1983. It lived and produced without watering when I left here to work after being widowed. I was pleased to return 12 years later and find an apple and the grape still alive and bearing.
I live in high mountain desert. A normal years moisture is just 12 inches.
There is a problem with your assessment of the current drought.
AZ was in the same circumstances from August 18, 2009, and ending on June 4, 2019.
The news was screaming about the SW “Mega” drought, then also.
This scenario is not uncommon for AZ.
After The drought ended in 2019, the most intense period of drought occurred the week of December 1, 2020, where D4 affected 76.81% of Arizona land. It had since dropped back to a much lessor amount.
As with lots of “Gloom and Doom” predictions, this is Reminiscent of Al Gore’s Climate change, “Gloom and Doom. We should have no Polar ice caps, coastal cities should have been flooded out long ago by the melting Ice, The American West and Mid West should be a Dust Bowl by now….
Water is something that is watched very carefully, as we are a desert state. So far they are not expecting it to bother us much.
Yuma county where a lot of the farms are, is not majorly impacted by the current drought.
California was similarly affected by drought during the 2009-2019 time period.
California farmers are more impacted by environmental regulations than Drought. The issue is a small fish that was not a native species, that inhabits the water distribution system. So they will not give the water to the farms, to protect the Habitat of this fish.
Ensuring the fish have enough water to thrive seems more important than people growing food.
So there are more issues of California farmers going on here, than just drought.
Which means that this is being manipulated to create panic and fear. The same thing they have done with the Covid 19 stuff. So I would not be jumping to any conclusions just yet.
It is always good to be prepared, but Fear is never a good thing.
“The issue is a small fish”
the issue is control. the fish is an excuse to exercise control.
ant7-you got that right!
As always we will surely find out what the truth is in due time. Being prepared is exercising wisdom regardless of what others say.
Fear is a mind killer. Pretty non-productive unless you have a hungry bear/tiger on your trail! Stop listening to the gloom n doom mongers and live your life!
Along the Rio Grande River in NM it is the minnows being protected in poor rainfall years. This year again the farmers are not getting water.
I live around 1000 ft higher and dryer than the river valley. But this is getting bad out here this year.
According to JPL scientists, the South West mega-droughts last on average about 300 years.
So those one off two or three years where there is no “drought” is just that: one offs.
In the span of 300 hundred years, that is just a blip, while if looking at the whole, the mega-drought continues.
Unfortunately, Americans are a myopic bunch.
I have not had rain in West Central Georgia in 20 days and there is only a 20% chance for the next week. Fortunately I have a deep well and can water the garden as needed. I increased the size of my garden by two rows this year and am getting a pretty good harvest of various kinds of squash and green beans. My shelling beans and tomatoes are in full bloom, and my blackeye peas seem to be on track. Only a third of my corn has come up, probably due to the dry spring season. I will have to buy some corn from other locals to preserve for next winter. I plan to can a little more fruit and vegetables than usual and have already canned 8 jars of squash and beans. My blackberry harvest is about to begin, but the lack of rainfall will affect the size and quality of my berries. I should still have enough. Only one fourth of my blueberry bushes are full of berries, probably due to the warm and dry months of April and May. My fruit trees are looking ok so far. We are definitely in a drought and likely looking at food shortages. Therefore it is important that we all grow and preserve as much as possible this year. I am urging everyone in my little prepping group to do so and to stock up on jars and canning supplies, which are already becoming scarce. I am glad that I planned for this possibility back in 2017-18 before all of this trouble has come upon us. I am also storing as much water as possible. Time to prepare seems to be running out. As the article told us, the drought and shortages are upon us now and it will only get worse.
Fr.Bob, looks like we have mostly the same plants, bushes, trees as you do. I’m certain that you know that Blueberries love water. I water mine, even in Winter daily.
Have ya’all tried Methley Plum trees? Super sweet, tolerates hot Southern temps, and are self pollinating, so that you don’t need two.
The Kalifornia Water Board has been dumping water into the ocean for years and has chosen to accelerate the program. This stupidity has severely crippled the reservoir system that was designed to hold an average seven year supply of water…the reservoirs were full last year now about half full. This is the end result when you elect the Eco-Communists and Globalist traitors…starvation and destruction of the state.
Amen. 2600 miles of coastline, including all of the eddys & estuaries, yet not ONE desalination plant! And Joe-bring in more homeless, uneducated, illiterates from every 3rd world country! We have plenty of water, food, & houses.
This appears to be part of the overall plan.
When the govt tells farmers that they will pay 1 1/2 times the worth of their crops if they don’t plant, and then says that there will be no insurance if they plant and the crops fail, you know there is something sinister working.
Add to that the fact that we have lost over 48 million acres of farmland, hmmm.
How about Oregon trying to ban ranching in the state.
How much time do we have? I don’t know, but probably not very much.
All we can do is what we can to prepare, and hope it’s enough.
We’re lucky this year in Caribou Maine to be getting rain fairly regularly, the temp is dropping down to frost the next three days .
People don’t think these issues can arise, and they ridiculed me and laughed for years…why does an IT Guy live on an organic farm?
Why are you telling your co-workers about growing and prepping?
Living through 911 …witnessing first hand …wake up call…shortly after …started prepping…and stopped talking about it at work.
The brainwashing is very effective…as we can all see…people become angry if you go against the programming.
Things are moving very quickly now…enjoy time with loved ones while you can.
“Drought” status varies from year to year. Sometimes there are multiple years in a row with drought conditions. Then there can be a year or multiple years of plenty of precipitation.
A year or two or a few years of drought doesn’t mean at all that it’s just going to continue, as this is something that (1) nobody know, and (2) never happens, eventually it will precipitate again.
Climates do change over time, always have and always will, and some areas may become permanently more dry and others less so. There’s always the same amount of water on the planet though, if it’s not in one place it’s in another.
My brother & I have started showering in our tub/shower combo with the drain closed, we bucket out the water to a rolling container, using that water for garden & 3 fruit trees. We use as little soap/shampoo as possible. I think all swimming pools in Calif. should be emptied & no permits issued for the future. 2019 reports our reservoirs/lakes were at 145% capacity, a 7 year reserve. Then our intellectual governor allowed water releases 2020, water levels more than 100’ below normal water line, no rain 2020, no irrigation for farmers. Those who control the water, control the food production, control the people??? What the SamHill going is going on
“What the SamHill going is going on”
you just said it. “Those who control the water, control the food production, control the people”.
No drought but man made geo weather owned by the 1% elite. When do we fight back?
I live in SE Wisconsin / NE Illinois, in any normal spring we get on average 1-2″ of rain per week, this spring we have recieved almost no rain. I usually see my 150 gallon rain barrel rain catchment system filled up the first few weeks in march. it is the end of may and the barrels only have about 2″ of water in them. My lawn is yellow, I am usually cutting grass every 3 days this time of year and so far i have only cut 3 times total.
THIS IS NO NATURAL EVENT. JUST CHECK https://www.GeoengineeringWatch.org. Look up your EVIL military MEN and women are spraying toxic NAZIDEATH geoengineering chemicals DISEASES on you and your children
You’ve been warned. Don’t wait to stock up till its too late or too expensive. Dry goods, canned goods and freeze dried goods. I feel some of this is intentional by the govt. with their policies.
A well meaning article like this announces the result. What isn’t mentioned is the cause. Dane Wigington has been sounding the geoengineering, weather warfare, weather manipulation for 2 decades. These droughts are not natural. Go to geoengineeringwatch.org to learn what is needed so you can join us in the fight for survival.
We are creeping out of a four year drought. I had to sell off cattle because our pasture disappeared and out hay ground stopped producing. Corn production was okay but it is seriously impacting the aquifer and that will effect production long term.
My home lies in the area of deepest golden yellow daughter on that map. All around us is red. When a breezes passes over many places the dirt blowing is so bad visibility drops to two miles. It is bad.
I’m blessed to still have plenty of measurable water in the wells.
I’m planting a garden but intensive pIanting. That saves both soil and water. I water with soaker hoses. No sprinklers here. I plant a large part of the garden in pallets laid on the ground. That helps shelter roots and holds moisture. The strawberry bed is to be mulched all year in ground up fallen fall leaves. That isn’t just for winter but year around. I left the fall leaves this past fall. I’ll be mulching with them and putting down a thick layer of ground leaves in the chicken pen.
All I can do here is be careful of the resources I do have. I’m planting mostly faster maturing varieties this year. All heirlooms. The slower varieties I’m planting fewer of. One pumpkin I’m planting often keeps for over a year so its going in anyway. I make boxes and c I owe them up with ready to store winter squash then slide them under my mobile home. So far I’ve been able to keep out pests as I feed the wild cats that hide under there. No squirrels, mice or wood rats have gotten into those boxes. I use the boxes in order of length of storage time. Of course I can some also. That longest ke we per pumpkin also has hulless seeds ready to roast, saIt and eat. I’ll be saving extra of the best keepers and fastest producers. The most draught tolerance will be important. Predictions is daughter range from a few more years up to 50 years. I won’t last that long. 🙂
where do I begin with limited resources?
Hi, Sue – here are some strategies that you may find helpful.
I ordered your book “the Prepper’s canning guild” just got it today…this is for our journey of back to basics and hopefully to teach my grand kids.. Thank you Thank you
you need to buy the Ball book to learn how to can food safely. you can find it at any wal mart etc back in the canning section. go exactly like the instructions say for safety and food security. folks here have canned for generations.
the drought is a planned and orchestrated event. i’ve watched almost every low pressure system coming into southern california this year be chemtrailed and tasered to death, all but two, and luckily those did have some rain. i’ve been watching this shit for years, we had a few decent years the last three, but now back to the scarcity regimen for the big phony rona cull. native walnuts and elderberries are going off, the acorns been steady every year, we were fools to ever move completely off of our natural food supplies. plenty fish in the sea too, shore fishing has had a slow start this year but always provides.
I thought this was a prepper site, then I see Iran & Trump ads. Is this a zio front site? The US is in a crap pile because they let the zios take over. Americans love zios & Israel for a reason I cannot figure out. But, I can say they will pay dearly for that and the US will end up in the trash heap of history. And they deserve that for allowing it to happen. Yes, we should get prepped because the US is going to collapse and nothing can be done to stop it from happening. Police state ahead folks.
Most of my fellow Americans are in general fat, stupid, lazy, sloppy, drug addicted, like violence, immoral, etc. Just A’holes in my opinion. They will get what they fully deserve. I am too old to care very much but hope I live long enough to see the payback.
Trump is a traitor, serves israel, Biden is a zio commie. No way out now for sure.
“Americans love zios & Israel for a reason I cannot figure out”
many christians have no living active relationship with christ or power from the holy spirit. they feel this lack and seek a substitute. taking their cues from the old testament and from paul’s teachings they make an idol of jews and of israel, as a substitute for living for christ.
I live in San Francisco. There was no rainy season this year. Not much last year, either.
I’m growing greens in a deep-water hydroponic system, and tomatoes in pots.
I just got a moisture meter so I can precisely control the watering of the pots.
Almost all of the water that goes out of the hydroponic system goes out through the plants- 99%+.
We’ve had a lot of wind and that’s also sucking out a lot of moisture.
The global human population has increased TWICE as much since 1950, than in the preceding 250,000 years when modern humans first appeared.
Every scientific statistical measure of environmental degradation and greenhouse gas increase since 1950 tracks global human population with a correlation approaching unity.
But the Leftists tell us that mass migration, population increase, and economic growth can continue indefinitely with minor tweaks to our lifestyle.
not exactly. “the leftists” don’t figure out what’s true and then tell you the opposite. rather what they do is figure out what will benefit them and/or harm you, and they push THAT. true/false, right/wrong, good/evil, is all irrelevant to their reasoning – what matters is benefit to themselves and/or harm to you.
only one question…who will get the nukes?
There is an ocean full of food and a Nation full of farms. There will be no famine. We are the United States of America, not some 3rd World Country. That makes no sense at all.
I agree. Everything is fine. Amazon had a kickass sale! I bought a new 84” tv at a 75% discount. Now I can watch the food network in ADHD.