How’s 2012 treating you so far? Hopefully well, but we can’t say the same about our beloved country. The United States and neighboring Canada are experiencing the worst droughts in more than 20 years, with grave economic and environmental effects on the years to come.
Starting in the spring, rainfall became sparse from South Dakota to Kansas to Indiana and as summer has progressed, the situation has gotten worse.
According to the most recent data, more than 80% of the US is affected by the drought, with almost half of this territory being heavily affected by it. You might remember the similarly vicious droughts of the 1950′s, when many people starved to death, with the note that the 2012 drought is lasting for much longer.
The current drought is going to affect many things and corn is one of the most notable. Corn is so widely used that a poor harvest of corn could cause gasoline prices to go up. This is because higher corn prices translate into higher ethanol costs and in turn higher gas prices at the pump.
Corn is also used to feed many of the animals we eat. So the price of chicken, beef and the like will go up as well. Further, if livestock need to be slaughtered because they can’t be fed, that could also impact food costs down the line.
As we speak, people’s farms and businesses are affected by the drought, with many Americans not having the certainty they’ll be able to provide the food their families need, in order to survive.
And guess what? Winter is coming! How are you going to cope with it? What will you do when there will be no food on shelves or basic food prices will skyrocket?
Here’s one great material that covers this, as well as practical methods to protect our families, no matter what calamities or dangers the outside world has in store for us:
Find out more here.
In the case the drought’s sinister effects already crippled your state, you have to act now! At a smaller scale, you have to do what the agriculture and food industry fail to accomplish due to lack of resources. You will have to:
− Grow your own vegetables in greenhouses, in your back garden, making the most out of your space. You’ll find the most accurate and simple method for doing this in the book above.
− Breed animals for meat and other benefits, take care of them and provide them with food;
− Get your own water and energy when the conventional sources for this will go bust;
− Protect your hard worked food and resources from all types of predators;
− Help those in need to survive.
These are just some of the things you will have to do in order to keep you and your family safe. And the drought we’re going through now is just one of many natural or manmade disasters that are affecting North America as we speak.
The Family Surviving Course mentioned before is packed with easy to follow and implement advice for anyone. September isn’t National Preparedness Month for no reason!
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