January 11, 2017

Are you a Prepper if you store food, or are you Just Plain SENSIBLE?

(We say you are just full of Common Sense!)

Do you have Auto Insurance? Of course you do.  Health insurance? Most people do.  What about Food Insurance?  “Food Insurance”? you ask.  Yes!  Food Insurance!  And if not, why not??

The majority of people have, at most, 1-3 days of food in their cupboards/fridge because they stop off at the grocery store several times a week.  But now, no matter where you live in the US, you have most likely seen wicked bad hurricanes wipe out roadways, homes, businesses and the ability for those grocery stores to re-open or get re-supplied for weeks.  You’ve seen Snowmageddon in many places across the country.  And flooding, more flooding in more places than I can remember seeing.  And extended power outages.  And grocery store shelves empty of everything except the occasional jar of mustard or tin of anchovies (yum!)

So maybe you can see the sensibility of having a few extra cans of soup, and jars of peanut butter.  But what about food shortages that are non-nature related.  Do you follow world economics?  The Euro, the Yen, the not-so-almighty Dollar?  The relations between China and the US?  The US and the Middle East?  The US and terrorist factions around the world?  Did you see the rioting in Venezuela caused by hyperinflation making what little food was available be unaffordable for the common person?  Or non-existent?  Think hyperinflation can’t happen here in the good ol’ US of A?