Well, once again on this low news week, a rehash of familiar and similar. Ten years food storage. But first, a word to our sponsor. Vlad, you beautiful ancient bastard! Got your snail mail donation, followed by heart fluttering, nipple tightening and gleeful proclamations of eternal love and gratitude. Of course, now I have the problem of how to spend it- but a goodish problem to have. It could go to back-up eye glasses or more wheat ( it certainly won’t be going to rimfire. Our largest ranch store is “out until further notice” ). Although I hate to waste a bounty on items already budgeted. Most likely it will just go to more books, as one can never have enough of those. Also, off topic a few more moments, another mine company in town declares a quarterly lose. They were quoting their cost per ounce as $1300 and change, whereas the last figure I had was $900. Perhaps their fuel costs had jumped, or the increase is from other mines in other countries experiencing problems. Either way, things look pretty good as far as clearing the riffraff out of town soon. Here’s to hoping! Okay, today’s topic- ten years of food storage. Something we’ve talked about a lot already, but it seems to me to make more and more sense as time goes on and little worrisome dots get connected. You see headlines “Chinese buying up more physical gold than ever” and perhaps worry why the price of gold won’t rise. I look at them and see the following chain of logic:
China and Russia and a few others are trading oil using barter, bypassing the PetroDollar ( around 20% of oil trade ). This puts pressure on our global trading system ( US debt for oil, oil to feed us and ship over all our trade goods and to keep our military enforcing the system ). Now that China is buying up all the actual gold ( our only gold reserves are futures contract derivatives ), she will soon have a trading currency much better than ours. As the US dollar is hemmed in, our economic flexibility stagnates and our military spending declines and our fuel to run the military declines and our dollar fails further and without our military the oil supply shrinks more and on and on and at the end of the day famine comes to America. Even without the Apocalypse, even if oil supplies stay at plateau levels longer than thought ( the plateau has actually started down the right hand side, only Fake Fuels keeping the production numbers stable, but I’m just projecting a possibility of Less Worse Than Thought ), real economies NOT run by Obammy’s Bankers will get the remaining oil, not us. That is the problem with the end of the PetroDollar ( or is it “petrol-dollar”, with an “L” in the middle? I might have been misusing the name ). We won’t dictate it is we who are given the limited supply of oil ( we pump 5 million barrels a day conventional. 1 million is frack and ethanol. The rest imported is 12 million a day. That is a long way from energy independence ).
These are events already happening. This alone, if it was the only threat, warrants having a multi-year food storage. Why ten years? Why not? Can you guarantee Gore Warming isn’t real? I say the warming trend, coinciding with a seasonal extreme cold, just means our abnormal 50 years of very mild global weather is at an end. Now it is one extreme to another, as per historically normal. But I could be wrong. I know it seems preposterous, but it could happen. Can you guarantee a super volcano won’t erupt, especially in light of recent caldera activity? Sure, the probability is low, but it isn’t an impossible event. Europe had no summer following a distant south Pacific volcanic eruption near two hundred years ago. Boom! One summer gone and you only have one year’s food supply? You are Double Dog Dry Dicked. Better to just assume a three to five year extreme weather event in case of volcanic activity. Have you priced freeze dried foods lately? Emergency Essentials just had a year’s package for about $3500. I can almost feel the rectal bleeding just looking at that number. Ten year’s worth of wheat is HALF THAT PRICE!!!!! I’m sorry, let me add a few more exclamation points, as per Mogambo Guru, to bring that point home. !!!!!!!!! Holy Mother Of All Gods!!!!!!!!
Okay, just wheat sucks. So what? Famine sucks worse. Way worse. It is far easier trying to scavenge up small trapped critters and wild veggies and a smidge of fat than it is to find 1500 calories a day, every day, PLUS all those. And, no, those aren’t enough calories. But in a pinch for short periods, if that is all you have, it will work, barely. And for all those who find solace and guidance in religion ( I poke fun occasionally, but I truly see the benefit from religion. Just because it isn’t for me doesn’t mean I want the rest of you to follow my lead ), look again at that Bible part about saving up for seven years of lean followed by seven years of plenty. Even Baby Jesus says store wheat, and a lot of it. I would almost wager if you don’t store at least seven years of wheat that you will be damned for all eternity in the lower bowels of Hell ( say “hi” to my ex-wife when you get there ) for ignoring the Bible. And, don’t forget. You could conceivable have uninvited guests showing up. Mom and Da show up, somehow miraculously traveling five hundred miles on foot ( hey, maybe Mom is a MILF and they got a lift somewhere ). You had written them off ( stupid bastards can rot in the big city ), yet here they are. Are you going to say, sorry, I only got one year’s food storage because I believe in a balanced diet with daily variety? You uncaring, unloving, parent killing bastard! Bad minion! No biscuit for you!
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