Men of the West just gave me a nice shout-out:
“One of our weak points is food production. Only around 2% of the population works in the agricultural business, providing the rest of us with food.
Now, in a high trust, homogeneous society, this wouldn’t be a cause for concern. But we don’t live in such a society. It’s a cause for concern.
We have a few options here.
- Support the farmers. If you know one, let him know there’s a whole bunch of us that have his back. I suspect too many think they’ll be left high and dry when push comes to “weapons free, commence firing”. If you don’t know one, maybe it would be a good time to befriend one.
- Learn how to grow your own food. This can range from as little as a tomato plant up to enough food for your family.
- Become a farmer. This is the hardest one to do. Farming has become a strange and twisted financial landscape with many traps for the unwary or careless.
Our complacent lifestyle can easily be disrupted. If we wait to respond after the face, it will be much harder for us. Now the time to grow.
To that end I want to highlight a couple of books that I’ve read and found to be a lot of help, both by David the Good…” (read the rest)
Much appreciated – thank you.
Boethius is right: this is a very good time to grow your own food. I foresee the rise of local agriculture almost overnight when things really start to crack up. If you’re not ready, it’s time to get that way.