Jim Stone, Freelance Journalist
Something ominous looming, you had better prep (and it is not too late)
Here is how you prep based on the latest situation:
YOU MUST BUY MEAT. LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF MEAT and I am talking at least 500 pounds if you can get it. If you can't afford a lot, get the cheapest chicken you can possibly find and make sure you wash it extremely well, including a hot water wash where it soaks in hot water for a few minutes. American chicken really has nasty surface chemicals that must be taken out and a hot water wash will do it. Only a few minutes of soaking followed by a good wash and rinse - that said -
ALL the early warnings are going out now that the meat will soon be gone. It is not just one source, it keeps getting repeated, repeated and repeated. This is not B.S., the meat really is going to be gone. The left has, for a very long time, wanted meat to be banned and they are going to do it by simply making sure the supply lines are shut down for meat. They will accomplish this by bankrupting meat packing companies. I doubt their efforts will work long term but I'd say you probably need enough meat for a year or so. At least a pound and a half a day for a family of 4.
If you don't have a chest freezer to put it in:
Get a small 7 cubic foot Whirlpool chest freezer. There's a good reason why I am stating you should get the 7 cubic foot Whirlpool - First of all it only draws 145 watts and second of all, it has an Embraco compressor that might last the rest of your life. The downfall of this particular freezer is that it could be insulated better (but you can fix that with styrofoam caulked to the outside)
However, NONE of the other brands are insulated any better and they all have crap compressors even if they are super high priced brands like Electrolux and others. ONLY Embraco compressors are not made in China. I think they are made in Italy (I am not sure) but all the other brands, even brands you'd normally trust like Tecumseh are all made in China, Embraco is the only one that is not and it will last 20 years (like the old school) and surprisingly, it does not cost any more than the chinese stuff, American executives simply took the quality cut and stuffed it in their pockets. Whirlpool is one of the few companies not making crap (provided when you look in the back the compressor is an Embraco.)
Ok, so you spent your $300 on that freezer. AFTER you pack that freezer totally with meat, spend another $700 on solar panels, batteries and an inverter that will be used ONLY for this freezer. That way if the left takes this all the way to the bank and cashes America out so badly the lights are gone, you still have your meat. If you don't have a freezer doing this will cost a pile but it will guarantee you will have meat when no one else does. Obviously if you already have a freezer STOCK UP and worry about the solar panels later if you have to.
I'm just going to say it as I see it now: The left is going to smash America badly. They openly and overtly want YOU destroyed. They want America gone. And even if the lights don't have to go out, they'll cut them anyway. Even if there is food available for delivery, they'll stop it once they know their grip on things is tight enough. There has never been a legit famine post 1930. Every last famine that ever happened was caused by leftists intentionally killing people via starvation.
Many people might be old enough to remember the enormous famines that happened in Ethiopia. That one specifically was a genocide famine. Leftists in Ethiopia claimed there was no food. American and Europe sent tons of aid food, enough to bail out Ethiopia several times over an the leftists simply took it and burned it rather than give it to the people. I have said repeatedly on this site that if they take your preps because "you were hoarding" they will not distribute them to other people, they will instead declare them "unfit for consumption" and will burn them the same way they did Ethiopia.
There is absolutely no legit reason for any food shortages (or rumors of food shortages) AT ALL. Right now it appears they are keeping a lid on things because they want the food to be gone suddenly so it is a surprise to everyone. If you have not properly prepped, you are going to be TOAST. If you have any means at all to prep now, even if you have finished prepping, you had better prep. You had better plan for Trump to lose this battle. If he wins right now, it will be business as usual without a whole lot of damage from virus political games. But if this continues much longer, and I'm talking a month or so, you can kiss it away. A $2000 check from the Dems will buy NOTHING if there is nothing to buy, and that's where we are going to be at. It will show up in the meat section first.