I try to keep track of what is going on in the world. Or at least here at home in the States. I hear about food shortages. I hear about the possibility of the economy crashing. I hear about threats of another World War. And I hear that 'bird flu' is destined to be the next pandemic.
Because most of those in DC wouldn't know the truth if it bit them on the bum, and because most of the media doesn't recognize anything except the Democratic Party Line, I just don't know what is true and what is not.
But here's the thing. Whether we are told the truth or we are lied to, whether bad things happen or not, our families still need to be taken care of. I prefer to err on the side of caution.
A few weeks ago I bought two turkeys on sale, cooked them and froze the meat. This past week I bought carrots, potatoes, cabbage, celery and onions and with the turkey meat, canned 30 quarts of turkey vegetable soup. And then canned the leftovers. Next week I have about 10 lbs. of bacon to can.
Not everyone cans food. And that's OK. Some are in a place where they can plant a garden or raise animals and birds for meat, dairy and eggs. Good for them. Really.
Some of us have to rely on Farmer's Markets and local farmers or the grocery stores. And if that is the case, I truly hope you have been preparing for quite some time. It can be done. I am living proof of that, as I am among the apartment dwellers who can maybe grow something in pots on a window sill, but doubt the landlord would be happy if I kept chickens in the kitchen. :)
There are those who question the sanity of those who prepare. There are those who believe nothing bad could ever happen here and if it does, it surely will not be in their back yard. I wish you well, but do not look to me to take food from the mouths of my grandchildren because you can't or won't prepare for emergencies.
It is time to get busy. Now. While you still can.