Originally posted by Learningman
I agree it cant be a bad idea to stock up, but has anyone thought how good it may be for certain agencies (FEMA in the states) when they go round
collecting provisions (and people?)
Happened in nazi Germany, and id say the Gov follow the nazis early actions quite alarmingly. Just omething to think about anyway.
Great thought, but what if it's already happened? No, I'm not talking about Nazi Germany...
RIGHT NOW, you may have trouble finding reasonably-priced supplies of long-term storage food. I wonder why?
I should stop right here, since some people know that part of my business is selling precious metals, therefore, I must be a fear monger.
However, I DO NOT SELL FOOD. I have no affiliation, with anyone who sells food, so, if a mod or someone think's this is some kind of commercial plug
for a food company, it's not.
One of the larger freeze-dried food companies in the country, started in 1970, is Freeze Dry Guy. Again, I don't know these folks, but they're
apparently not alone.
They supply the US military and government. Has the government ALREADY "collected provisions", so-to-speak?
If you go to their website, perhaps you should wonder why they have a big message that says you will not get any of their #10 canned goods (their most
popular product) for at least the next FOUR MONTHS
! It's hard to imagine a larger supplier like this somehow miscalculating in their
production, or their read on the supply and demand fundamentals. Something seems off here.
But, I'm sure someone will find a plausible explanation. Or, they will point out that they are still selling their not-so-popular "buckets" of
survival food! Yes, but I'm starting to wonder, for how much longer?
In my business, I run into plenty of people who are far more "prepared" than the average bear. I know LDS folks too, there's a lot in our area.
I'm only one person, chatting with various people each day, but if anyone was going to form a spike in "demand" for this kind of food, it would
probably be this demographic. BUT, they're NOT buying anything more than usual, from what people have been saying. Nope, it's not a scientific
survey, but where is this kind of demand coming from?
WHO is so large that they have taken the next four months (at least) of supply?
As for people casually dismissing the OP because they see too much fear-mongering, well, yes, there is a lot these days. But for crying out loud, do
a bit of leg-work, try to verify a thing from different angles, could be this has absolutely nothing to do with someone trying to sell you something.
(Or maybe our media already has sold us down the river..."All is well...Now, return to your sports entertainments.")
TO THE OP: Great job on this thread, IMO. I liked your preamble, and if people prefer to put their heads in the sand, then tough luck for them.
S & F
PS: Anyone else wondering why ATS has been contacted recently about our "survival" experts? Timing? They're going to make a "documentary".
Skeptic Overlord has a thread, if you haven't seen it. "What if" some months from now, lots of people will be desperate for survival info?
Conveniently, our media masters are always ahead of the game! If you can get some electricity for your television, you can watch the show, and you
too can survive!