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  1. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    https://www.euronews.com/amp/2020/11/14/nobel-winning-un-agency-warns-of-famines-of-biblical-proportions-in-2021 without billions of dollars “we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021.” David Beasley said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Norwegian Nobel...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have a pretty decent seed supply. There were a few things I wanted to add, and wasn't about to wait for spring. I particularly wanted some Blue Hubbard winter squash. Most of the retailers were sold out. I stumbled on Everwild. I am very impressed with their prices on larger bulk seed packs...
  3. Food and water
    https://www.ft.com/content/5c8cbc60-aec0-4f3d-b0e2-a5e44f0c6f74 Countries like Algeria, Morocco and the Philippines have stepped up efforts to top up their grain reserves as big producers including top wheat producer Russia and the world’s third-largest rice exporter Vietnam imposed...
  4. Food and water
    https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/12806992/stockpile-mum-coronavirus-selfish-stupid-food-this-morning/ Emma, a mum-of-two from Lancaster, was branded ‘selfish and stupid’ by viewers, as Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield grilled her over her shopping. The mum revealed she’s hoarded around...
  5. Coronavirus
    Just happened to see this on the news (Bing) and it's something I hadn't really thought of. I know a lot of people are hitting the food banks hard, but still, it's something to think about. Figured it'd go better here than in the gardening section...
  6. Food and water
    https://www.foxbusiness.com/money/derecho-iowa-crop-land-farmland-midwest-damage-severe-weather-corn-soybean-disaster-10-million ***(Iowa Governor Kim) Reynolds said early estimates indicate 10 million acres (4 million hectares) have been damaged in the nation’s top corn-producing state and...
  7. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    huge and growing population increasing desire to upgrade lifestyle, especially foods limited resources now outside issues with food storage/production...
  8. Coronavirus
    News report on food loss / wastage in USA https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/09/us-coronavirus-outbreak-agriculture-food-supply-waste Billions of dollars worth of food is going to waste as growers and producers from California to Florida are facing a massive surplus of highly...
  9. Coronavirus
    Tyson shut a pork plant this week after two dozen workers fell ill and now it has sick workers at a chicken plant. Cargil shut a beef plant in Pennsylvania. Time to fill your freezer with meat while it's still available...
  10. Coronavirus
    Please report grocery store stocks, and if you observe panic buying. I am going through my youtube subscriptions, people who never once before uttered a word about prepping are saying they are buying extra food and water. I go to the grocery store about once a week. Since I live in a rural...
  11. General Discussion
    interesting article in the Atlantic (yes I know, left wing media) https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2020/02/china-brazil-amazon-environment-pork/606601/ Brazil is cutting down forest for more crop land and building a train to get it to port. China needs soy to feed its pigs...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A few questions about rabbits: 1) Has anyone tried free range rabbit ranching with a rabbit hutch and rabbit run but with the rabbits released during the day to forage on grass? 2) Are rabbits at serious risk of predation in a semi-rural area during daylight hours? We do have coyotes as well as...
  13. Food and water
    I was rotating my stored canned food and found a tin of Susan's Chicken & Dumplings that expired over a year ago. I decided to give it a try and it had a normal smell and no discoloring. The dumplings and chicken tasted fine although the broth had an "off" flavor so I avoided it as much as...
  14. Food and water
    Well not me but some other human. Turns out humans aren't a great source of nutrition compared to several extinct and many living mammals. Good news is that beavers are high in calories and I like eating beaver. Wild hogs (boar) are also high in calories...
  15. Book Reviews
    This massive book of nearly 1,000 pages was compiled by one of the early members of the homesteading movement (Carla Emery). She lived on a homestead near Moscow, ID from the early 1970s until the 2000s. Ms. Emery died in the 2000s and the encyclopedia is now managed by a lady with homes in...
  16. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    Cuba is rationing food and consumer goods (again) https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-economy/cuba-to-ration-more-products-due-to-economic-crisis-u-s-sanctions-idUSKCN1SG2HA ***Communist-run Cuba said on Friday it would control more the sales of certain foodstuff and hygiene products...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Does everyone know what a wildlife food plot is? If not, it is a food plot hunters plant to attract wildlife, especially deer. Bags of wildlife food plot seeds are typically sold in the big box mart stores before hunting season. The bags typically contain stuff like turnips, beans, peas...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Snappers are perfectly edible if you can find them but I have heard that land turtles should be considered inedible because they might snack on poisonous mushrooms. This sounds like an old wives tale that's been repeated over and over until it's accepted as gospel. Does anyone know if there's...
  19. Food and water
    what are you snacking on tonight? I have some old ham and pepperoni and block cheese. rolling up the meat and cubing the cheese. wash down with iced tea. anyone else? (wonder if I should put this in the food section?
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    There is a very strange fruit called the Boadark Apple (aka Osage Orange) that grows from the Ozarks down into East Texas. Almost no animals other than horses and possiblly possums will eat the fruit. The fruit is about the same size as a small grapefruit and has a bright green, pebbly skin...
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