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Here we sit, on the final turn of the year 2019. We have seen a tremendous year that tested much of what we know about food production in our nation. We have watched this nation face down things like harvest crushing rain as we brace for the brutal frost that could make matters worse.
In many parts of the world, we have seen the African swine flu wreak havoc on pork populations and that is something that will affect meat prices all over the world!
Many believe we are on the way towards a solar minimum that will also affect our ability to grow food. You see, its an ugly situation. Food is a big deal, well, its the biggest deal. With food, you can do a lot. So let’s talk about building a year’s worth of food.
You are after, at least, 2000 calories per person per day. It doesn’t matter if they are babies or not. They will not always be. So be prepared with at least 800,000 calories. This is extra food to barter or in case you burn something or lose food to bugs.
Don’t cut it too close or you could suffer.
Buying for the Pantry
If you are going to be buying for the pantry you can use things like canned and dry foods from the supermarket. Just grab a little more each week. Get one extra can of spaghetti sauces and one box of pasta. In a year you will have 52 meals just in that!
Buying in Bulk
Some of your food storage should also be bout in bulk. These are very important things to have on hand. Long term food storage that is packed for 30 years is the kind of food insurance that makes all the difference.
Food in all its forms will offer you power in a bad situation.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.