Skip to comments.No Matter How Much Food You’ve Got Stored, It Will Eventually Run Out in a Full-Blown Collapse
Posted on 03/01/2012 10:29:42 AM PST by blam
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Got plenty of wild hogs and catfish.
It’s the city folk that’s gonna have issues.
They know they'll have to kill you to get your 'stuff.' They'll arrive prepared to do just that.
Food production is always preferable to food storage long term, as you point out.
What I wish to point out is that the vast majority of people in America wouldn’t even know where to BEGIN producing food from 2 acres of land.
I just put two wild hogs in my freezer a few weeks ago.
About 150#’s of meat.
Got another 15 to 20 pigs still roaming around.
Yep. City folks might depend more on suburban livestock. *Arf!* *Meow!*
The largest civil war in modern history took place in China in the 19th century, commonly referred to as the Taiping Rebellion in the English language.
Widespread starvation and competing militia and military units raided civilian foodstores until the point of widespread starvation.
From the view of civilians trying to survive in villages near the frontlines, the entire war was very fluid, raiding was continuous, events spiraled out of control on a moment’s notice.
No one except the military units were properly fed during the entire peak decade of the war. The military units also went through 1/4 ration starvation periods.
I don’t follow prepping websites too often(mostly through FR posts), but rarely do I see people bring up the lessons learned from the Taiping Rebellion, mostly due to the anti-Maoist biases of Americans... however Mao and the inner cadre did learn lessons from the Taiping Rebellion, and those lessons apply to TEOTWAWKI scenarios in the US.
The individualist and communitarian concepts of most preppers are going to quickly fall victim to collectivized zombie militias claiming sovereign right to the monopoly of force, ... at least from my perspective on the East Coast.
When they arrive the dogs will bark, the snipers will take up their positions, and the “long pig” will end up getting fed to the “short” pigs. ;)
Thats exactly right. Im not sure those preparing have really come to ‘peace’ with that reality. If you have ‘stuff’ youll spend your days defending it. Most every day will be life & death. To me that seems a daunting task not to be embarked on lightly. Your best defense is secrecy but at some point itll become common knowledge then you’re really committed. Youll kill or be killed. Id rather not have to go that road.....
Plenty of bullets...
I think I'm good for meat.
That’s what ammo is for. Go out and get some more...
Great post, but where’s mah free birth control pills???
I’ll plant a Cheeseburger and French Fry tree right by my beer lake.
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