Eating In The Next Great Depression
The Second Great Depression is coming. There is no doubt in my mind of this fact. Inflation is on the rise no matter what the President tells us. They are not fixing the Ecconomy. They have made it much worse and it is not going to recover any time soon.
It breaks my heart to live to see such a time as this. When I learned of the first Great Depression in school I had high hopes that times like those were behind us, for aren't we the richest, most powerful country in the world? Saddly it seems we have all been decieved. Our money was originally backed by physical gold in Fort Knox. Now we have far more paper money than we ever had real gold.
Do not believe the naysayers when they tell you that things like my post are fear tactics! In the last year I have seen the price of food go up considerably and it is not going to stop. In the last year Tuna has gone from around $0.30 a can to $0.60. A box of Mac n Cheese, store brand has gone from $0.33 a box to $0.50. It does not sound like much but we are a lower class, working family of 5. It takes 2 boxes of mac n cheese and 2 cans of tuna PLUS a can of some kind of cream soup and some milk and butter to make a meal for us all. That comes out to about $3.50 for a meal that used to cost less than $2. It means we must buy and eat less or change how we eat. And we are changing how we eat.
We now make Mac n Cheese from as close to scratch as I have learned to do so far. I am learning to make cream of soups on my own. I am learning to can and to dehydrate foods for future use. I am learning to set aside extras when I see a good sale. I am preparing my family for a time when we will not be able to go out and buy food whenever we want. I am sad to say that I see that time coming before my children reach 18. My oldest will be 8 at the end of December this year.
I implore you to please prepare your families as well. Stock up on dry goods, water, clothes, sewing supplies, any thing you would need for a craft or trade you are good at that you might be able to trade for food. Learn to garden in your current circumstances, whatever they may be. Store seeds for the future so you can feed your families. For money will not be worth much very soon.
Learn to do for yourselves
We all need to be ready to raise or grow our own food. We sadly must also be ready to defend these supplies. We chose to garden and raise meat rabbits. It is our hope to be able to trade meat, pelts, and produce for milk and eggs when the rough times hit.
We are also stocking up on supplies for crochet which I know how to do and am teaching my children. We will use this skill to make clothes, blankets, and other useful items that we will use and barter.
There is much that each of us can do to be ready for this downfall of our once wonderful nation. What can you do? Who can you teach these skills to in order to keep them alive in our uncertain future? Think on it, but try to act soon and you will make it through.