Category Archives: food

7 Ways the Food Economy Could Collapse

You don’t realize how fragile the current U.S. food economy is. There are multiple ways that the food production and distribution system could fail. Here are 7 possible disaster scenarios: 1. Congress bans GMO foods That doesn’t sound so bad. … Continue reading

The Typical American Diet after the SHTF

You will soon be a vegan. Whether you like it or not. If/when the U.S. agricultural system collapses — and we are definitely headed in that direction — there will be very little animal-source food in the marketplace. Prices for … Continue reading

The Impending Severe Vegetable Oil Shortage

The vegetable oil supply in the United States is a house of cards. We import about 30% of the vegetable oil we use, over 5.2 million metric tonnes per year [1]. If that trade is disrupted by some economic or … Continue reading

Getting Back Into Prepping

After a couple of very hectic years trying to keep up with work and dealing with a crazy travel schedule Butch is finally home and getting back into prepping. ┬áThat is not to say that I ever stopped prepping but … Continue reading

Giving Away Food when the SHTF

If you have a large cache of stored foods and perhaps also a survival garden, you are well-prepared for any disaster scenario that disrupts the food supply. But a certain problem is inevitable. Most persons do not store food. Most … Continue reading

My Top 20 Survival Food Crops

In alphabetical order, not order of importance, here are my top 20 picks for survival food crops: 1. amaranth – high in carbs, a complete protein, high yielding, easy to harvest (no hulling). 2. beans – good source of protein, … Continue reading

Rebuilding the Seed Supply after the SHTF

Few people realize that, if any disaster collapses our current agricultural production system, we will need to rebuild our supply of seeds for planting crops — the main commercial supply and also the seeds for gardens and small local farms. … Continue reading

Bare Minimum Survival: 3 Foods Only

The absolute bare minimum of food that you need to survive (though not in particularly good health) is three foods, to provide the three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. 1. a grain for carbs and some protein 2. an additional … Continue reading

NASA says the World is Running Out of Fresh Water

Here’s a disaster scenario that Preppers don’t often consider: the world is running low on sources of fresh water. Twenty-one of the world’s 37 largest aquifers – in locations from India and China to the United States and France – … Continue reading

Preppers, What’s In Your Freezer?

If you have a large stand-alone chest freezer in your basement or garage, dedicated for prepping food storage, kudos. In my situation, I have only the freezer in our kitchen refrigerator, and some of that space is for ordinary daily … Continue reading

The Fragility of Our Food Distribution System

Our current system for production and distribution of food is fragile. But it doesn’t seem that way. You can go into almost any supermarket almost anytime — some markets are open 24/7 — and take your pick from over forty-three … Continue reading

Will the Dying of the Honey Bees bring Agricultural Disaster?

In recent years, honey bee colonies have been dying off at an unprecedented rate. The problem is termed “colony collapse disorder”. Several different possible causes have been proposed, but researchers do not agree on the cause or solution [Wikipedia article]. … Continue reading