It is a little snippet form an article at AllOutdoor opining why hoarding gold and other tangibles isn't such a great idea if you don't have actual food available during the ongoing financial collapse, as the people of Venezuela can attest to.
I have seen this said before but for some reason it really hit me between the eyes this time and I want to emphasize this because we are in the beginning stages of collapse right this very minute, most people just don't know it yet.
People are shooting each other in the streets over food–not ammo, cigarettes, liquor, gold coins, silver coins, or any of the other crap that preppers love to stockpile “for barter when TSHTF.” That’s right, it turns out that good old-fashioned food is the only thing that you can actually eat in a collapse, and as worthless as the Venezuelan bolivar is right now, “sound money” is pretty much totally absent from all the discussions I’ve read of what the average Venezuelan is desperately worried about scoring when he wakes up every morning.
I highlighted that part because that is what smacked me in the face and got my attention.
Like most Americans I have pretty much fucked this off.
I have had long term food stored away in the past but either gave it away or threw it out while moving and downsizing after getting married.
It's not that I don't have any at all but it is woefully inadequate for my taste and something that has been bothering me for a very long time.
I can not, for the life of me, get my wife on board with this, she is the poster child for Normalcy Bias.
So it is going to be up to me to get serious about this. The amount of information to help with this can be overwhelming to the beginner but I have a bit of experience and the advantage of having grown up around my Grandparents, who lived through the Great Depression.
My wife freaks out whenever I bring this up and then inevitably swears her and the kids won't eat any of the stuff.
I'm here to tell her and anyone else who reads this one thing;
When you get hungry enough, you will eat anything.
Just ask anyone who has lived through a famine and they will tell you stories that will make your eyes water.
There may be some digestive issues at first but your body will get used to it very quickly.
There is no questioning the fact that we have never really recovered from the "recession" that hit in 2008 no matter how many lies our government tries to foist on us with their bogus statistics, reports and MSM cheerleading.
Venezuela is the canary in the coal mine here and although their current economic woes are to be directly blamed on their political leadership in the past, it is inevitable that the world economy is going to follow suit.
Whether by evil intent or extreme incompetence matters not, the results are going to be the same.
For those who will come around wringing their hands and pooh poohing that I am just another conspiracy theorist and that I am not helping the situation by expressing these views I can only say one thing.
You have been warned.