Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Food Storage Frenzy

With news of what the world is experiencing I have found myself contemplating more and more of what we are lacking in emergency supplies.  The last time the country went into “a food storage frenzy” was in 1999 right before the Y2K extravaganza. Everyone, regardless of culture, creed or religion was stashing emergency supplies anywhere they could.  But after all the fuss calmed down, everyone forgot about the world coming to an end and the food storage thing went away. Life went back to a normal pace.  My family ate down what we stored and tried to replace it as we ate but we didn’t.  The frenzy of activity no longer existed and I couldn’t keep up.  But now that feeling has returned and I feel what is placed on my heart is to start up the food storage frenzy again; only this time there will be no reprieve.
            With the study of world events, ancient and modern scripture revelation, commentaries of trusted religious leaders and pondering, I and my family have come to the conclusion that this is it. All those years of hearing about what will be happening in the “last days before Christ comes again” and now we are finally here.  It’s almost unbelievable.  It’s surprising and even shocking. Most people wouldn't believe it.
We (my family and I)  have come to realize the time is close at hand to a total world collapse of food, energy and government.  Not a lot of people are paying attention as life seems to be moving forward without discussion of what will happen if our government falls or if the teamsters can’t deliver food or marshal law is implemented  or an epidemic is released.  We all need to be prepared without panicking.  We all need to have some kind of food and water supply so when “the crap hits the fan” as they say, we can all help each other in our small communities without danger to ourselves.  
The following links are websites which specialize in emergency preparedness.  The first is a link to a website which shares a lot of information on all emergencies and how to prepare.  The other one is a 222 page book you can download for free which covers every aspect of emergency preparedness including food storage and safety.


We need to start the food storage frenzy again and really get prepared for what the future brings.  This is not a panic attack but a call for all to prepare themselves for what could happen. We need to inform our neighbors as they will become our closest community in keeping our neighborhoods safe from looters and crazy people.
This next part is a list of the top 101 things to have on hand that will be in great demand to barter. Yes, the barter system will come back when money is scarce so why not get a jump on this list and stash things away for a rainy day.

Top 101 Barter Items

by  M.D. CREEKMORE on MONDAY, AUGUST 31, 2009 
1.Coffee
2.Sugar
3.Salt
4.Pepper
5.Hard candy
6.Paperback Bibles
7.Kitchen Matches
8.Needles and sewing items
9.Nylon cord
10.Duct tape
11.Cigarettes 
12.Pencils, paper, note pads
13.Toilet paper
14.Tooth paste
15.Soap
16.Rubbing alcohol 
17.Peroxide
18.Aspirin
19.Baking soda
20.tooth brushes 
21.Reading glasses 
22.Liquor 
23.Socks 
24.Tarps 
25.Tools for gardening 
26.Condoms
27.Wooden matches
28.Skills
29.Hand Tools 
30.Boyscout Manual 
31.22.LR ammunition 
32.12-gauge shot shells
33.Water Filters 
34.Firewood 
35.Coleman Fuel 
36.Knives 
37.Manual Can Openers 
38.Vegetable Oil (for cooking) 
39.Lighter Fluid 
40.Charcoal 
41.Diapers 
42.Washboard 
43.Vitamins 
44.Tampons
45.Thermal Underwear 
46.Aluminum Foil 
47.Garbage Bags 
48.Paper Towels
49.Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) 
50.Clothes Pins 
51.Fishing Line
52.Fish Hooks
53.First Aid Kits 
54.Batteries 
55.Spices 
56.Solar Calculators 
57.Belts 
58.Flashlights 
59.Lightsticks 
60.Garbage Cans 
61.Toothbrushes
62.Toothpaste 
63.Nail Clippers 
64.Mosquito Repellent 
65.Duct Tape 
66.Rope
67.Candles 
68.Sewing Supplies 
69.Non Scented Bleach 
70.Canning Jars and Lids
71.Knives 
72.Sharpening Stones
73.Bicycle Tire Tubes
74.Bicycle Chains
75.Air Pump (don’t trade the pump trade the air)
78.Board Games 
79.Playing Cards
80.Mousetraps 
81.Baby Wipes 
82.Razors 
83.Tang 
84.Gloves
85.Underwear 
86.Glue 
89.Broad Brim Hats
90.Files 
91.Pad-Locks
92.Laundry Detergent 
93.Kerosene 
94.Tea
95.Axes 
96.Slingshots 
97.Binoculars 
98.Disposable Lighters 
99.Magnesium fire starters 
100.Plastic sheeting 
101.Over The Counter Medications

Miss anything? Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below.

Hope this helps anyone who has felt the same as I. With a little bit of planning we can help each other as a community, town, state and country withstand the trials of what lies ahead.
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