The end of the world as we know it (TEOTWAWKI) is coming, whether or not we like it. For decades, PREPPING has been viewed by the majority as an over-zealous approach to emergencies by paranoid conspiracy theorists. This just isn’t the case any longer. More and more, people are beginning to see the value of being prepared to care of themselves and their loved ones in these uncertain times.
The news is full of stories of war, famine, epidemics and outbreaks, the crumbling of governments and the constant threat of terrorism, both abroad and here in the US. Our own government is struggling to maintain the status quo with an ever increasing National debt , currently at a staggering $18 trillion, give or take a billion. This misuse of tax-payer money does not inspire trust in a government that has proven time and again that foreign policy is more important than the well-being of its’ own citizens. Many Americans believe that the government will not take care of the public when SHTF.
Many PREPPERS know the importance of being ready when a natural disaster such as THE BIG ONE earthquake, or floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis or wildfires occur. Relief or rescue efforts could take days or even weeks, depending on the level of destruction. Catastrophes happen every day. So many people are not prepared and the loss of life that occurs could be prevented with proactive preparation. On both individual and governmental levels.
When PREPPING, The Survival Tabs are a must. They are a complete meal replacement that provides 100% nutrition. As a PREP food source, The Survival Tabs cannot be beat. A single bottle of The Survival Tabs has 180 chewable tablets that will supply a single person with a 15-day supply of food ration that is easily digestible and nutritionally complete. Amazingly, The Survival Tabs have a 25-year unopened shelf-life. This means you can store tem long-term and when you need them in an emergency situation, they will be fresh and ready to go.
The Survival Tabs contain 100 of the US RDA (RDI) of 15 essential vitamins and minerals. We also use only the highest quality protein which means 97% of the protein content is available to your body within 5 minutes! In addition, 99% of the calorie content is utilized for energy.
WASHINGTON — The collapse in the farm economy in the 1980s resulted in excess supply of corn, cheese, and many other foods to the extent that there was a lot of wastage in warehouses.
In recent times, specifically 2003, tons of powdered milk were bought by the USDA in order to control dairy prices, and many of this was shipped by affected officials into the U.S. for cattle ranchers to use in feeding their cattle.
While the surplus which happened earlier and was a major debate, resulted in availability of food for those who are poor, home and abroad. The Undersecretary of the USDA, Mark Keenum says, “Our cupboard is bare.”
The food surpluses of the U.S. government are nowhere to be found, because the high prices led farmers to using the open market as a medium for selling their produce, neglecting the government which can help regulate price through price-support programs, thereby covering up for the deficiencies in price.
A 45% increase on food prices worldwide have been recorded over the past nine months, which may lead to crises for many, as reported by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization.
The present food economics, and the changes occurring in the federal subsidy programs, which were meant to allow farmers depend more on the market, may result in the U.S. reserves being gone for a long period of time.
The upshot: Supplementing the billions of cash the USDA uses in fighting hunger, both in the U.S. and in developing nations, has been almost impossible due to limited excesses in food supply.
It was said in a letter to Congress this week by a union of religious and farm groups, that the risk of huger is increasing with shortage in supplies, and they suggested that a grain reserve strategy be developed.
In a letter written by the National Family Farm Coalition and various groups, it reads “As a matter of national security, our government should recognize and act on its responsibility to provide a stable market for food in an era of unprecedented risk,”
Other experts have come to the conclusion that large stores kept by the government are unproductive. One of these is John Block who, when he was the President of Reagan’s Agriculture secretary in the 1980s, did all that was possible to get rid of surplus food: offering exporters excess grains as subsidy, giving farmers commodities in place of monetary payment for wasting land, and giving out cheese to the poor.
Since the government shutdown shows no end anytime soon, and while the president continues to promise that he will not negotiate regarding the raise of the debt ceiling limit with the House Republicans as well as about the Obamacare funding, a lot of the country’s major banks have begun stockpiling money for ATMs in the off-chance that the public starts panicking over the anticipated US default.
According to the Telegraph newspaper in London:
Sources say that many banks have added funds by almost a third and are having meetings every day in locked rooms to work out contingency plans.
There have been some discussions on the possibility of free credit extensions to customers, who have not been receiving Social Security payments, which they would typically depend on, due to the ongoing blackout of services.
Would a Run-on Cash be Caused by Such a Shutdown?
After October 1, the US government partially shut down after the House Republicans and the president have failed to agree over budgetary issues as well as continuing resolutions, which may have kept a number of services in operation and many government employees at work. So far, the shutdown affects about 17% of the traditional functions of the federal government.
This is the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years, following the one during the first term of President Bill Clinton.
The main issue lies in Obamacare funding, which House Republicans aim to block. Another concern is the debate on raising the country’s borrowing limit, called “debt ceiling”, which at the moment remains at $16.7 trillion – roughly a hundred percent of the total annual gross domestic product of the nation.
Congress has to come into terms about the debt ceiling, or at least propose a sort of short-term compromise for the budget, until October 17th. This should be accepted by both the White House and the Democrat-dominated Senate, which currently seems very unlikely.
President Obama, together with other the supporters of raising the debt ceiling, says that it is important in order to prevent having a US default on sovereign debt. Non-supporters say that this should not happen because of the fact that the US is already deeply submerged in debt; after all, they say that the government is able to bring in a lot of tax and other sources of monthly revenues to take care of debt and interest fees.
Nonetheless, mostly due to the way this issue is being reported by the media and the press, there is much concern felt by a huge number of banks that there is an impending run of cash.
The Survival Tabs are meant to keep you alive and going for months at a time. A person can survive 4-5 months by eating The Survival Tabs exclusively. One daily serving of 12 tablets contains 240 calories, which gives the body the basic daily nourishment required when the recommended calorie intake cannot be met. The Survival Tabs eliminate the need to forage for food in situations where you are lost, stranded, or trapped.
In an emergency situation, one 180-tablet bottle of chewable tabs supplies a person with 15 days worth of survival food based on the recommended consumption of 12 tablets per day. This can be stretched to a 30-day supply under extreme conditions. The Survival Tabs remain usable for 90 days once opened, before losing their efficacy. They have an unopened shelf life of 25 years. This makes them ideal to store in preparation for natural disasters.
The quality of the food we eat is more important than the quantity. Of a foods’ theoretical calorie content, 30-60% is unused by the body and converts to unhealthy fat. The Survival Tabs are so completely and quickly digested they have a 99% absorption rate.
Within ﬁve minutes of consuming the tabs, 97% of the protein is available to repair and replace essential body tissues and ﬂuids. These tabs were created for the Early Space Program using high-quality protein, carbohydrates and fat to provide the body with 100% of the daily essential vitamins and minerals required to maintain physical functions such as dexterity, stamina and coordination.
Slim Crunch were developed more than 30 years ago for the space program. Because there is zero gravity in space, American scientists theorized that astronauts would have difficulty digesting their food while in orbit.
It’s because of this that they began searching for a food product that would ensure they got the daily nutrition they needed to carry out their missions at a high level, including keeping up their dexterity, stamina and coordination.
Slim Crunch were the solution to this problem and, since then, they’ve been embraced by adventurers, athletes, rescue professionals, and everyday folks around the world.
We have samples of Slim Crunch that were produced in 1974-75. They have been stored at room temperature. We test them periodically and have found little, if any, deterioration or loss of vitamin or food value.
We have also used accelerated storage testing at higher than normal temperatures to determine loss of food value and acceptability. Our results showed negligible loss in these areas.
Freezing temperatures will have no effect at all on these tablets.
We would estimate the shelf-life for Slim Crunch to be 25 years.