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  1. Food and water
    some people say eat a spoonful of honey for quick energy. bicyclers eat spaghettio's because it digests fast. but I get to do plenty of testing eating various foods at work. tried them all, cookies, donuts, candy bars, energy bars, different types of milk, funyuns, hohos, ding dongs, zingers...
  2. Food and water
    https://interestingengineering.com/china-to-build-worlds-largest-water-canal Apart from helping revive the economy, the project is expected to turn nearly 290,000 sq. miles (570,000 sq. km) of wasteland, the size of Chile, into arable land that will be used to grow wheat, rice, corn, beans, and...
  3. California
    Here is the story: A few months ago (maybe march?) I went to visit my 19 year old son where he lives in Elk Grove (Sacramento). We had lunch, did some other fun mom and son stuff. Strangest thing though when driving him back to his house in Elk Grove. We were stopped at a red light to go...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The farmers restoring Hawaii’s ancient food forests that once fed an island | Hawaii | The Guardian Unlike industrial agriculture, diversity is key: there are nine varieties of avocado and coconuts, three native bananas, six sweet potatoes and 27 types of kalo in orange, purple and brown. Some...
  5. Manmade and Natural Disasters
    The Lessons from Cuba’s “Special Period” | by Andrew Damitio | DataDrivenInvestor Cuba suffered economic hardship when the USSR dissolved, ending the cheap oil, fertilizer and food subsidies. This era is known as Cuba's 'Special Period'. During the Special Period, oil imports into Cuba...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Will people / gangs assault you for the groceries in the parking lot? Will they hijack your car for food and get the gas as a bonus? Will gangs descend on food stores to clean them out instead of stealing worthless purses? Will there be diesel to power the trucks to even deliver food...or...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/20-facts-about-emerging-global-food-shortage-should-chill-you-core #4 Rationing has already begun in Spain… #5 Rationing has also already started in Greece… I think Greece is a net importer of food, growing more olives, fruits and nuts than grain maybe...
  8. Food and water
    Hi all, I'm getting a slow start on food preps. I'm hoping to find info on what kind of foods to prep, how much of each, how long they'll last, how to store, reheating/preparing, equipments, etc, things I might not think to even ask. Thanks in advance
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Avian Flu is again killing, and forcing the culling, of chickens https://abc7chicago.com/bird-flu-in-iowa-2022-avian-influenza-outbreak/11664103/ The latest case confirmed by the state Department of Agriculture means nearly 12.6 million chicken and turkeys in at least eight states have been...
  10. Food and water
    The Russian invasion of Ukraine could raise food prices worldwide - Vox Egypt and Turkey rely on combined Russian/Ukrainian imports for 70 percent of their wheat supply, while 95 percent of Ukraine’s wheat exports went to Asia (including the Middle East) or Africa in 2020. In the Middle East...
  11. Food and water
    Inflation increasing at years end, prices going up 10% to 20% A new COVID strain on the way Russia may invade Ukraine within the next 30 days. There is already talk about how the US will mobilize the military. Pentagon now supplying them small arms, anti tank weapons, ... China may invade...
  12. California
    Hi, I am new here, wife and I are trying to find a community or people in our area into prepping/survival. We are from Mission Viejo / Lake Forest, Orange County, California
  13. Food and water
    deep cleaning. old preps. threw out two totes of food (this is just part of) I know, I know, canned stuff keeps forever, but its not worth it to me. most of this expired on or before 2015! talk about file and forget. of to the box store to replenish.
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I'm embarrassed to say...I've never tried beets. I have some ready to harvest in a couple weeks. Ideas for how to prepare? Recipes? is pickling the best way to store them?
  15. Food and water
    Hello all. Just found out about this credit Maryland gives its tax payers for "oyster floats". (2016 Maryland Code :: Tax - General :: Title 10 - Income Tax :: Subtitle 7 - Income Tax Credits :: § 10-724. For aquaculture oyster floats) everyone in the state is allowed up to $500 tax credit...
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/19/china-buying-us-farms-foreign-purchase-499893 The debate over farm ownership comes amid broader efforts by Congress and the Biden administration to curb the nation’s economic reliance on China, especially in key industries like food, semiconductors and...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hello, I am 20 yr old male, living in USA. I have no job, no car, school isn't particularly interesting, and I have little interest in getting a "normal" job. I am much more interested in being in full control of my own life. Not having some boring and menial office job where I work to pay all...
  18. Off Topic Lounge
    This should convince people not to buy any food products that originate from China. Even though the video says it's consumed locally one still has to wonder about other products made in China that make their way to the U.S. and the rest of the world.
  19. 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...
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