Though the concept of “global warming” has frequently been revealed to be little more than a Left-wing environmental hoax, so-called climate change – that is, the normal phenomenon of the Earth’s ever-changing climate patterns – is very much a real thing (not the “human-caused” version; the normal process of changing climate, which occurs generally over the course of many years).
Changing climate also means changing weather patterns, with some parts of the world getting warmer, other parts cooler, some parts getting too much moisture, as other parts deal with abnormally dry conditions. In our own country, parts of the United States have been inundated with moisture, while other parts have been suffering through major periods of drought.
One thing changing weather and climate patterns can most definitely affect is the production of food and the sustainability of livestock in the raising of food. Warmer, dryer areas suffer from crop destruction and lack of grass and feed for cattle, goats, chickens and other organic food sources. Multi-year famines have occurred frequently throughout our history, and even though the U.S. is a rich country, given certain circumstances, famine could certainly happen here, too.
It’s best to learn how to deal with famine now, before you have to worry about it for real. Here are nine ways to survive a famine. (h/t to SurvivalLife.com)
- Be prepared for it: That seems overly simplistic, but it means you should always have a supply of long-term, emergency, storable food (and water) in your possession. Clean food that’s organic and free of heavy metals and poisonous chemicals is more nutritious and better for you in the long run, so that should be your preference. A good water filtration system is also a must.
- Learn about famine: As part of your preparation, you should find out all you can about famines – how they begin, what perpetuates them, and most of all, how they end. Knowing what you’re up against always makes you better prepared. (Related: The coming oil collapse will lead to global famine followed by food revolution and renewal.)
- Grow your own: The very best way to survive long-term famine is to have the ability to grow much of your own food. You can even do this if you live in a large city, with portable growing systems that utilize a fraction of the water while still producing nutritious food. So-called “growing towers” work well, and they don’t take up as much space. If you can, however, grow a regular garden, and plant foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients.
- Know when relief comes: Early on in disaster/famine situations, government assistance will be available. You should make it your business to know when and where food and water assistance will be distributed. Local news organizations, state emergency agencies, and even local police and fire departments should have this information. Also, you could contact the state National Guard HQ.
- Food – and water: Stocking up on water is a must if you’re to survive a famine scenario. Understand that water will become scarce in a situation where climate patterns have created drought conditions; public sources could be endangered or even eliminated altogether when water runs out. Having your own stash of water (about a gallon or so per day, per person will suffice – you’ll have to scrimp to make it stretch) is necessary to prevent dehydration and death, which will happen within about 72 hours for the normal person.
- Arm yourself: A famine – indeed, any situation which upsets civil society – will cause chaos of the kind most people have never seen or dealt with. Chaos breeds all sorts of dangers that you’ll need to protect yourself from (as well as your loved ones and your supplies). Arming yourself with a firearm (and then training to use it until it’s second nature) will give you a much better chance of survival. (Related: The coming famine: Russia, peak oil and the collapse of cheap food.)
- Keep your mouth shut: One thing you don’t want to do is advertise that you’ve got large stashes of food and water (and guns and ammunition). In a famine, people will become desperate very quickly. They will panic, and this even includes friends and neighbors. They will want what you’ve got. So keep your preparations to yourself and don’t invite unwanted trouble.
- Stay updated: News and information will become one of your greatest assets. Stay informed and up-to-date on the situation so you know what’s being done to mitigate the famine, what authorities are asking of the public, what dangers you may be facing, and so forth.
- Bug in – or out: You will have to decide whether or not you want to shelter in place or gather your family, food and supplies and make your way to a predetermined “bug-out” location. That location should be able to sustain you, and whomever you bring, for an indefinite period of time; it should offer shelter from the elements; it should be pre-stocked with supplies and necessities; and getting there should be relatively easy.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.