In 2008, the US economy was on the verge of collapse. Banks that were once thought to be bulletproof were begging for a bailout at the feet of the U.S. Government. Severe mismanagement of the housing market proved that the “best and brightest” of us could make serious mistakes that have devastating effects on the average person. With the bailout of trillions of dollars, it has given our current economy a false sense of stability….because the entity that gave the bailout was in dire trouble too. The U.S. Government now has over 16 trillion in national debt and President Obama’s official budgets have no plans to slow down the spending spree.
What does this mean?
At some point in the not too distant future, the U.S. government will not be able to secure loans to keep pace with it’s spending. If they can’t get loans, they will do the only last thing possible to keep the ship afloat…print more money as they’ve already done. This might seem like an easy way to keep the party going, but the more money the government prints, the less that money is worth. Printing money creates inflation, making everything we buy more expensive.
How does inflation affect Food?
Inflation means only one thing for food. It is, and will become, more expensive. Since 2008, there are many examples of this happening already. Food price inflation caused food riots in 2008, when prices rose a whopping 6.8%. According to the World Bank, wheat prices in 2011 more than doubled, and corn, sugar and cooking oil prices also soared. Because of the increases in food, there have been many riots around the world. Some even say that the radical changes brought about by the Arab spring were due to rising food prices. When prices rise, most people are only left with two options. One, spend the extra money to buy food that is more expensive. Or for those that don’t have the extra money, starve. There are a select few people who like a third option.
The Option Called Independence
For people who don’t want to be at the mercy of food prices or the government, there is a better option. To many it will seem crazy, but to those that are educated on what can happen, it will seem necessary. Those that are prepared have total control over their own future. The option more and more people are choosing is to grow their own food. Survival Seed Kits and Seed Banks are the backup plan that can be started now, or if/when things get bad in the U.S. A Survival Seed kit is a collection of delicious and essential seeds that can grow enough food to sustain a family indefinitely. The beauty is one kit contains heirloom seeds that can be replanted each year. This provides a never-ending source of food production. It’s a small price to pay for peace of mind knowing you are undoubtedly prepared.
Survival Seed Kits and Seed Banks
Many companies offer Survival Seed Kits and Seed banks. The key is to know what you’re buying and whether it’s something that can keep you alive in the future. The truth is, all Survival Seed kits are not created equal. Assessing quantity is the first step. How many seeds are in a kit and how much acreage will it actually plant? It is recommended you have over an acre’s worth of seeds for an average sized family. The next step is to see what’s in the kit? The best Survival Seed Kits contain Non-Hybrid Seeds, or seeds that have not been genetically altered or enhanced. Seeds also need to be regenerating seeds that have high germination rates. Regenerating means that the seeds can be reused each year, thus providing a renewable food source. A high germination rate means that the large majority of seeds actually grow into usable food.
Many people do not see the need to be able to produce their own food. The hope is they are right. Given where food prices have already gone, and are continuing to go, it is a wise purchase to bring peace of mind that food insurance or food storage can provide. It is the ultimate necessity for those that truly want to be self sufficient and prepared.