Survival Food/Survival Stores Advice: Eating Pets & Bugs? Ugh!

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There’s been a lot of talk about food shortages in the news recently.

Well, what a lot of people have forgotten is that talk of food running out hit the news at least a year ago… and then they were telling us we needed to start eating bugs!

Last year, there were a BUNCH of headlines where the “Powers That Are” are saying we’ll need to eat everything from the family dog… to a handful of crickets… to each other to survive if the food supply runs out!

Fact is, we’re ALREADY seeing parts of the world where human beings have been forced to eat Fluffy, Buttons, and even their local zoo animals so they don’t starve to death!

There are, right now, places in the world that are in various stages of collapse – and not only is this a stern warning sign that hard times are ahead, but it also gives you a glimpse into how people, governments, and “security” will react in a crisis.

Take Venezuela for example…

Venezuela has been “failing” as a state for some time now.

They’ve continued to run out of money and responded by simply “printing more”.

Sound familiar?

Problem is, you can only print so much money until inflation skyrockets (this can happen almost in an instant) and the money in your pocket and bank account becomes worthless.

We’ve warned US citizens of this for some time now that in the near future, our national debt, endless money printing, and borrowing from other countries will eventually crush our economy – and when it does, we’ll see the same things Venezuela has been seeing…

Your #1 Resource Will Dry Up

Venezuela Food Lines: Store Survival Food Now!
Venezuela Food Lines: Store Survival Food Now!

We’re hard-coded as human beings to do ANYTHING we need to do in order to stay alive.

You know that means – at its very core – food, water, and personal security, right?

Well, most people don’t realize that most cities and towns operate on a 3-day resupply cycle of food.

That means that during any disruption in our supply chain (from financial collapse, blackouts, disasters, etc.), it only takes 3 days to go from calm… to complete chaos.

Grocery store shelves will be cleared out in a matter of hours when people realize food is scarce.

Endless “food lines” will pile up at markets and distribution points handing out smaller and smaller portions.

In Venezuela, May marked the month where the entire nation has declared it is starving… and people are no longer in the “wait-and-see” mode of hoping for relief.

Food at supermarkets went from insanely expensive… to scarce… to gone.

(Sound familiar?)

Chants of “We are hungry!” echoed through the streets of Venezuela and in front of barren supermarkets.

People have resorted to hunting dogs, cats, pigeons, and anything they can capture in order to put food on their family’s table.

Crime Becomes Inevitable

Venezuela Looting: Store Survival Food Now!

If your children were hungry and there were no resources to feed them, would you resort to stealing in order to keep them alive?

If you’re like and caring, protective parent (or grandparent), the answer becomes easy when you see that society has transformed into “every man for himself”.

In Venezuela, looting of grocery stores, pharmacies, shopping malls, and food delivery trucks has become common as food supplies have dried up into a state of emergency.

And while looting grocery stores has been “accepted” by the citizens, stealing from individuals has turned violent.

In one case, a man who was caught robbing fellow citizens was the victim of “mob justice” when passers-by beat him and set him on fire before police could arrive.

Demonstrations And Looting Are Common

Venezuela Protests - Store Survival Food Now!
Venezuela Protests – Store Survival Food Now!

Dependent on the government, desperate Venezuelans have grown panicked and angry over not being able to buy food.

In demonstrations across the country, citizens overwhelmed military and police – sometimes as high as 250 people for each National Guard officer.

They jumped gates… stormed supermarkets… raided government food dispensaries and attacked police that got in their way.

Rumors spread around the entire state about where to find products that couldn’t be found locally which caused massive migrations of “out of towners” to look for resources in nearby cities – further causing unrest and tensions.

Fellow citizens are turning on themselves and civil war looks inevitable as the government has failed its people and the mobs grow restless in waiting for a solution.

You must understand that during a collapse, there is no more “civilized society”… and the wolves will be circling the sheep, looking for victims.

As the “protector” of your family, you don’t want to be the “wolf” OR the “sheep”… but rather the “sheepdog” that can effectively watch over those you love and who are counting on you.

Fortunately, the #1 thing you can do is
ALSO the absolute EASIEST to plan for.

The bottom line reality is that, if you don’t have food to feed your family, you are guaranteed to suffer the same fate as the unprepared citizens of Venezuela.

But if you take care of this very simple survival factor now, then you’ll NEVER have to worry about having to steal for your family… begging for handouts… being attacked at the grocery store… or forced to eat dogs and cats.

You can start out small with the survival food of your choice and build from there – but I can’t stress enough that this is the very first thing you need to take care of to keep your family safe during a crisis or collapse.

(A lot of us have had to do this during the pandemic, with waiting lists for survival food months and months long.)

The scenes coming from Venezuela right now are very real… and should be a serious wake-up call to every American as the threat of our own financial collapse looms in the near future.

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Survival Food Covert Cooking Tips For Grid-Down Scenarios & Food Caching

Every single day, people were faced with extreme life-or-death survival conditions…

Dwindling food supplies (people were literally slaughtering ZOO ANIMALS for meat!)…

No drinking water treatment (they even tried to purify sewer water!)…

And wide-spread crime as even “upstanding” citizens turned to stealing from neighbors to feed their family… sometimes by force!

It’s this last threat that I think most Americans are just not prepared for.

I mean, think about it…

Assuming YOU are more “prepared” than your neighbors and have the foresight to stock away some food and a way to provide safe drinking water, you and I both know that the citizens around you are NOT preparing (like, at all!)

That’s why EVERY daily activity you’re used to doing needs to be looked at with a more “covert” approach in order to keep your level of preparedness hidden from all around you.

That especially includes your food supply, and here are…

3 Grid-Down Covert Cooking Tricks To Keep The Starving “Zombies” Away From Your Front Door In A Crisis…

Grid Down Survival Food Cooking Tips
Grid Down Survival Food Cooking Tips

Ok, first of all, yes… I know that, without electricity, you could just start a fire and roast a local cat over a spit (just kidding), but here’s what you must understand…

Fire attracts attention!

Anyone from MILES around who smells a “campfire” under extreme conditions is going to show up to see if you’re cooking something over that fire.

No bueno amigo!

Here are 3 better methods, and their pros & cons…

1. Gas Cooking

This is definitely the easiest method of cooking for most families.

If you have a backyard gas grill or gas “camp stove”, you could just spark it up and throw things like meat and veggies onto the grill.

But there are some drawbacks…

First of all, while people won’t smell the fire… they WILL likely smell what you’re cooking (and you know what they’ll do next, right?)

Also, you can’t take most backyard grills with you if you’re forced to bug-out to a safer location.

You CAN take a “camp stove” in your vehicle, but then there’s also this problem…

Once you run out of propane canisters, you’re done.

And I’m not a big fan of depending on ANY limited resource without a backup plan.

Here’s a better option (I’m pretty sure you’ve not heard of)…

2. “Wonderbag”

I have to say, this is pretty cool…

It’s basically a giant foam-filled bag that acts like a powerless slow-cooker.

All you do is boil or cook a large cast iron (or other) pot for about 5-15 minutes and then stick it inside the foam bag where it will continue to cook for the next 12 hours.

No “smells”… no electricity needed… and unlike a large gas-grill, it’s portable if you need to evacuate.

The downsides are that…

  • You still have the challenge of finding a way to get the cooking started BEFORE you put the pot in the Wonderbag.
  • 12 hours is a LONG time to wait for your food to cook.
  • It doesn’t cook “small amounts” of food very well because it needs a larger pot’s heat to continue the cooking process.
  • It’s actually bigger than what I prefer. In order for it to have enough insulation to continue cooking the food, it ends up being almost a quarter of the size of the big bean-bag chair I had as a kid! It’s very lightweight… but still not very transportable in my opinion.

I have one of these, but it’s not my primary method for “grid-down covert cooking”.

Here’s what I switched to…

3. Solar Cooking

I’ve see this “Sun Oven” demonstrated at all the “survival conventions” I speak at and as soon as I saw it, I knew it was the ultimate in “off grid cooking”.

No fire needed… no smells to attract unwanted moochers… easy set-up… and easy transporting.

Basically, it’s a fully contained unit that uses reflective panels to focus the sun’s rays into a tightly sealed “mini oven”.

It cooks both small and large meals nearly as fast as a conventional oven and never burns the food, so you can go about your day without ever having to worry about timing your trip .

Of course, it does need the sun to be able to cook… but it doesn’t even have to be a warm day to use it (it’s even been used to cook meals at the Mt. Everest Base Camp in frigid temperatures).

Plus, there are all kinds of extra “survival uses” for the Sun Oven, like:

  • Dehydrates food for long-term storage
  • Boils water for purification
  • Kills bugs that get into stockpiled food
  • And it even sterilizes medical equipment!

Learn more about the Sun Oven here, and enjoy your meals as you stockpile and prepare food for survival.

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Survival Food Stockpiling Tips: Guidelines For Storing Food

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Jeff AndersonMy years in the military have made me really appreciate mama’s home cooking.

Sure, chow hall food was pretty tasty (I always made sure the cooks knew I appreciated them – which usually led to extra helpings in the field).

But being in the 10th Mtn. Division light-infantry, I often found myself on long-range missions and far away from a hot meal.

Of course Uncle Sam doesn’t want us to starve so we were always issued MRE’s (Meal Ready-To-Eat) to pack with us to make sure we survive, but…

Here’s What GI’s Know About Survival Food (That You Might Not)…

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1. Taste Matters

I know that “Spaghetti & Meatballs” and “Lemon Pepper Tuna” sounds like something you might order off a restaurant menu… but coming out of an MRE foil package, it damn sure doesn’t taste the same.

I can tell you that if you were one of the lucky ones who go an MRE with Hot Dogs & Beans in it, that was a happy day indeed – but you were miserable if you pulled an unlucky “Chicken A La King”.

Good-tasting survival food really does boost morale and that means something when you’re under stress and need the will to go on.

2. Shelf-Life Matters

MRE’s and canned-goods have a pretty short shelf-life (2-5 years average).

In the military that’s just fine because they get issued steadily to the troops and stock gets rotated quickly.

Canned goods can be good if you have a survival pantry, but you want to make sure you’re eating what you’re storing and refilling your stockpile regularly to keep things from going ba.

Freeze-dried survival food is best because it lasts up to about 25 years and takes up very little room (which brings me to…)

3. Weight Matters

I absolutely hated lugging MRE’s around in my backpack because they were heavy as hell and we walked practically everywhere when training and on missions.

Trust me, when you’re humping a rucksack 7-10 miles to your next destination, you feel every single ounce.

Canned goods are even worse – great for home, but a no-go if you’re ever forced to bugout to survive.

Again, this is where freeze-dried survival food kits rule because they’re portable and since they don’t have any extra “water weight”, they’re ultra light if you need to bugout on foot.

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