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FOOD SHORTAGE

Posted on 04/04/2011 5:07:41 PM PDT by 7thson

What is the general opinion that there will be a food shortage in the United States? Also, what do people recommend? What to purchase? How to store? How to prepare? Any good web sites to go for tips?

Thank you in advance.


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1 posted on 04/04/2011 5:07:44 PM PDT by 7thson
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To: 7thson

One thing I think a lot of people overlook which could be really valuable in a situation where one could not get all the food they needed is vitamins.

I always keep a two year supply.

I don’t think we are going to get to the point where there is no food but it might get scarce and expensive.


2 posted on 04/04/2011 5:10:42 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: 7thson

There will only be a food shortage for people that survive on prepackaged, processed food.


3 posted on 04/04/2011 5:13:06 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: 7thson

What is the general opinion that there will be a food shortage in the United States
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Won’t be any in our White House. Mooch-elle will assure us of that as her rear porch expands and her cankles enlarge. When you look at her pipe-stem armed, skinny husband, it looks like she’s also eating off his dish.


4 posted on 04/04/2011 5:13:48 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: 7thson

I do not think there will be a food shortage but you never know how expensive it may be to purchase. My son, on the other hand, does believe that there will be a wheat shortage and he stocked up on flour which has to be stored in airtight containers so the bugs do not get in. He also stocked up on dried beans, powdered milk, sugar and some other staples. It is always good to be prepared for emergencies anyhow.


5 posted on 04/04/2011 5:14:58 PM PDT by sueuprising (The best of it is, God is with us-John Wesley)
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To: yarddog

Nonhybrid seeds for victory gardens,
home canning knowhow,
Sacks of Rice and Beans for short term
Ham radio knowhow and solar generation to run it


6 posted on 04/04/2011 5:15:39 PM PDT by omega4179 (No war for Brotherhood.)
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To: 7thson

http://www.survivalcave.com

http://www.grandmascountryfoods.com


7 posted on 04/04/2011 5:16:23 PM PDT by ScottfromNJ
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To: 7thson
FOOD SHORTAGE

Never happen.

We have a more than ample supply of soylent green.

8 posted on 04/04/2011 5:16:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 7thson

I think there will not be any long term food shortage in the US like there will be in other countries. I think that we will experience one or two week shortages of items due to spiking fuel prices. The supply chains will be disrupted. In that case keeping a months worth of rice and beans should be the minimum.


9 posted on 04/04/2011 5:17:56 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 7thson

When things are on sales or discounted, I tend to stock up on those items.

Unless of course they are perishable items then I buy them only as needed.

But for example I have been hoarding incandescent light bulbs since the ban on them passed and will go into effect next year. Hopefully the Congress will stop that insanity from going forward.


10 posted on 04/04/2011 5:18:02 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: 7thson

I don’t know. I mean, it’s not like there aren’t six dozen threads a day on FR about economic collapse and preparedness, or anything. Nah, it hasn’t even been discussed at all yet.


11 posted on 04/04/2011 5:18:15 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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Why don't we start by outlawing the idiotic national government practice of forcing farmers to plow crops under in excess of their stupid quotas. Good place to start, eh?

Next lower taxes.

Next outlaw national government minimum wage which eliminates jobs and creates disincentives for new or growing business including agriculture.

Next, disband FDA, a problem-creating agency that's worse than a huge waste of taxpayer money.

I could keep going , but I'll leave it at that for now.

12 posted on 04/04/2011 5:18:50 PM PDT by Jim 0216
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To figure out what you should store, the Mormon food calculator is a good place to start.

http://lds.about.com/library/bl/faq/blcalculator.htm


13 posted on 04/04/2011 5:18:56 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: sueuprising

“I do not think there will be a food shortage but you never know how expensive it may be to purchase. “

Yes and no. When the dollar crashes and EVERYTHING triples in price, there will be TREMENDOUS PRESSURE to DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING to ‘relieve the pain’.

So what will that be? PRICE CONTROLS. And what happens the day after prices controls are announced - SHORTAGES. So there will be shortages, although they will be due to government policy, due to panic.


14 posted on 04/04/2011 5:20:47 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: 7thson

I have about 100 cases of canned goods several spare mechanical can openers stil in the boxes

meat, vegetables

bags of rice and beans

cooking oil, olive oil

Cases of soaps (hand, dish, shampoo)

Water purifcation methods - filters, large containers for boiling

large amount of toilet paper

medical supplies- bandages, band aids, alcohol, peroxide, asprin tyleni benadryl, etc etc

(all the above wrapped good and sealed from moisture and in plastic containers so no mice can get in.)

I have a generator and am going to store some gas in metal containers for running it and my chain saw. Oil, filters

GUNS - rifle and small guage shotgun for indoor close range support, plenty of ammo and gun cleaning supplies, and safe and dry storage


15 posted on 04/04/2011 5:21:48 PM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 DEFUND THE LEFT then Palin/Bachman 2012 -Unbeatable Ticket~!)
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To: omega4179

why do i keep hearing ‘non-hybrid’

what does it mean and why is it good?


16 posted on 04/04/2011 5:22:53 PM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 DEFUND THE LEFT then Palin/Bachman 2012 -Unbeatable Ticket~!)
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To: EGPWS

I’ve been live trapping squirrels all winter. The freezer is full.


17 posted on 04/04/2011 5:26:14 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: Mr. K

Try the following keywords to get info about non-hybrids.

heirloom seeds


18 posted on 04/04/2011 5:26:56 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: sueuprising

At the worst you basically have what our past relatives used to call a “pantry”.

Pantries are extremely useful.


19 posted on 04/04/2011 5:27:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: 7thson
will be a food shortage in the United States?

Naaah ... ;)

Cannibalism is a Dish Served Pipin’ Hot

20 posted on 04/04/2011 5:28:31 PM PDT by Errant
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