When White Rice becomes a Luxury

The Dias family welcomed us to their home, as Jennifer ate their first rice in a week.

Are you getting complacent with your preparedness? Not putting aside as much food as you used to?

Then you need to watch this short clip, its just one minute and ten seconds people, but it says so much more than I can in this post.

Venezuela: Where supplies are few and pain is everywhere

Check this video as well. The guy at 3:02, literally showing how many new holes he has made to his belt.


Yes, Venezuela again. A country destroyed by corruption, communism and downright stupidity. How on Earth do you turn a tropical, fertile, oil rich country into a hellhole where everyone in it is starving?

Food is key. So is knowing your politics, knowing when to escape these death traps in time.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”


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When White Rice becomes a Luxury — 1 Comment

  1. What an interesting juxtaposition with the article directly above, about a brewing race war in South Africa. In ZA, anti-white violence eventually overwhelmed the Boers, and most of them either fled the country or were murdered. Meanwhile, I’m willing to bet that a LOT of Venezuelans in second tier cities like Valencia would love to have some land to grow/raise food on.

    There is no one right survival strategy, obviously. In an all out war, it’s mainly a matter of flee or die. In someplace like Syria, where large numbers of people are marked for death by both the Assad regime and the Islamist revolutionaries, the only option is to sail for Greece.

    Meanwhile, in a chaotic societal collapse like Venezuela, food is more valuable than gold, and the man who has food is king. During the 1922-23 collapse in Germany, city dwellers rode trains and bicycles to the farms in order to pillage. Of course, the farmers were unarmed, a good reason to keep a shotgun and shells handy.

    I read that 80% of Venezuelans live in cities, a dramatic reversal from just 30 years ago, when most lived on farms. I can remember when Venezuela had dozens and dozens of fleawatt domestic shortwave stations that served a widely dispersed, agriculture oriented population. The figure that keeps popping into my head is 200 stations. People then decided that city life was better, so now they find themselves trapped. I wonder if/when people will finally decide to return to the land, since the cities have no food and no land to grow it.

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