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
8.Needles and sewing items
12.Pencils, paper, note pads
25.Tools for gardening
32.12-gauge shot shells
37.Manual Can Openers
38.Vegetable Oil (for cooking)
49.Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid)
53.First Aid Kits
69.Non Scented Bleach
70.Canning Jars and Lids
73.Bicycle Tire Tubes
75.Air Pump (don’t trade the pump trade the air)
89.Broad Brim Hats
99.Magnesium fire starters
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.