Skip to comments.Report: Disaster Looms: FEMA Scrambles To Stockpile Food Reserves
Posted on 08/05/2013 4:17:10 PM PDT by Kartographer
In recent years the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been regionalizing disaster supplies and rapidly procuring hundreds of millions of ready-to-eat meals, blankets, and body bags. Coupled with the Department of Homeland Securitys suspiciously massive purchases of ammunition, firearms, and riot gear, it is becoming increasingly clear that the U.S. government is positioning itself in advance of an as of yet unknown widespread calamity.
The stockpiling of supplies often considered prepper staples has been occurring since at least 2008, and has increased in scope and velocity throughout the last several years. In fact, the government has been buying so many supplies and in such large amounts that shortages have affected the worlds leading manufacturers to the point theyve been forced to suspend shipments to retail customers of survival foods and ammunition.
The efforts to stockpile supplies have not abated, despite the mainstream notion that we are experiencing an economic recovery and that relative peace exists throughout the world. In fact, it seems that FEMA and DHS are increasingly expanding their efforts. As evidenced in the report below, they are no longer just waiting for bids posted on the Federal Business Opportunities web site.
FEMA is now actively engaging businesses on the retail supply level, suggesting that whatever they are preparing for is imminent and may occur in short order:
Via Intellihub.com and My Patriot Supply:
The owner of MyPatriotSupply.com was contacted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by way of email, leading on that something is ready to pop off.
Here we are, August 2013 and FEMA once again is trying to buy up large stockpiles of food. And they dont want anyone to know it, and they want to take immediately delivery Ive studied history. That is what got me into preparedness in the first place. History has shown us time after time that those who depend on the government to come to their aid during a disaster are the ones waiting the longest for help. Sometimes help never comes or comes too late.
I do not believe these critical emergency food supplies should be in the hands of the government, stored in some secret warehouse only to be brought out and distributed to their own agencies first, with the rest of us getting table scraps long after we need it.
These life-saving meals belong in the hands of people like you and me. This is why I declined the opportunity to sell to the Department of Homeland Security.
But lets not forget the most important part of this:
Why the sudden sense of urgency? What do they know that we do not?
Im not one to cry that the sky is always falling, but when DHS/FEMA make a move to quietly buy up emergency food supplies and ask how much we can ship within 24 hours I think this is far enough outside the realm of what is normal to beg some questions.
A snapshot of the email from FEMA has been made available below:
Granted, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is tasked with preparing America for unexpected, widespread emergencies, so having supplies should be their top priority. However, that they would be anxiously contacting retail suppliers of emergency food and equipment is highly suspect.
We know the U.S. government has been actively preparing for and simulating scenarios that include economic collapse and civil unrest with participants including everyone from the Pentagon to hybrid local law enforcement agencies.
For all intents and purposes the government of this country is engaging in activity that is, when applied to individual behavior, considered suspicious terroristic activity. They are doing everything their FBI bulletins say we as individual citizens should be reporting to police, including the bulk purchases of meals-ready-eat, ammunition, high capacity magazines, and firearms.
Though most Americans are ignorant of these facts, many of those who are aware of what the government has been doing dismiss this as completely normal. They believe that, should disaster strike, those supplies are being stockpiled for their benefit, never realizing that they will be the last in line when a true breakdown happens.
When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast last year tens of thousands of people were left without homes and supplies. Where was FEMA? Were not sure, but we do know that within 72 hours of the grid being down residents of New York and New Jersey were starving and rummaging through trash looking for scraps of food. Those who were lucky enough to find a FEMA shelter soon found out that the assistance being provided felt more like a concentration camp than a refugee center. We saw similar events unfold in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
The bottom line is that these supplies and the hundreds of billions of dollars being spent by FEMA are not for us. They are being allocated for the elite members of society, not the average American on the ground.
For those who fail to prepare for long-term disaster situations, life will be horrific and unbearable, because, as noted by FEMA itself, government recovery assistance could take weeks or months.
They are preparing. For what? We can only speculate, but the evidence suggests its big and involves a potentially long-duration event.
When it hits the fan all bets are off and youll have only yourself, those close to you, and your community to keep you alive.
Costco and Sam’s are two others. Canned food will last for a decade or more if stored properly. In general, I think the Mormons (and Andrew Tobias oddly enough) had the right idea in remaining prepared for rough times.
Might be able to figure it out if we knew exactly where all that stuff is shipped. All going to D.C.? Insurrection. Coastal cities? Weather crises, rising sea levels. Some foreign country? We're starting or anticipating a war.
Not an all-inclusive list. What else?
Nully, I don’t wear a tin foil hat. On occassion, it might be a Saran Wrap hat (to allow in all the info wafting in the air), but I would love to be on your ping list.
It is best to live in an area where food shortage would be the very last of your worries.
Follow the rule:
To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I dont add you to the list...
Ever see “Deep Impact”?
Could be why Congress is so blase’...they just don’t give a crap for the future anymore. Why tell the Rubes!
Is the next ice age going to hit soon and hard? Normal food growing temperate regions to be frozen out? Worldwide famine?
I read Brazil crops failing right now because of unusual cold. Extreme snow fall in Antartica. The current Arctic summer was half as long as normal.....
Could be as simple as the end of fiscal year for a spend down.
US Upper Midwest saw planting delayed by two weeks, then flooded out with intense rains. Now, nights are too chilly for the plants to do anything more than survive and some maples are already yellowing, even though the sumac hasn’t changed color yet. Looks like an early frost up here. Anything that needs 72-76 days should be ok. Anything that needs longer could be iffy.
I’d have to go along with you. I suspect that it will be a combination of events either started with a “controlled” financial collapse or another catastrophic event along with the financial collapse. You can see the separation of classes more and more each day: elites, government bureaucrats and regulators, government controlled large corporations, and the peasants. It’s coming.
ping to WTH????
Here in NC the mountain flood plain farmers got nailed and lost 90% of their harvest in one of the the rainiest Julys on record.
the only thing preventing a full takeover and ushering in the global government, which obama has been doing, via state dept pub 7277, is independent people that are armed. which is why he’s tanking the economy, forced obamacare onto us for tracking and control, and why he is constantly going after guns.
That’s right from what I see on the news, thanks for the info!
It’s probably just a coincidence but I read that reduced (or no) sunspot activity promotes more cloud cover, like we have had for most of this spring/summer in Atlanta. Some scientists are predicting no sunspots for decades and another Little Ice Age.
Question: How would they know it will only be for a few decades and not a big ice age?
There is a coup underway, to eliminate the constitution, eliminate private property, eliminate religion, and eliminate US. Their deviants will have your children, their loyalists will have your money unless you prepare to defend.
You are absolutely right. The American “Nomenclatura” is now in place.
So there will be none for the public to buy.
It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when a new ice age is preferable to a world police state.
I have noticed at my local Air Force Base Commissary, for a little over a month now, that they have ‘Meals Ready to Eat,” (MRE) on the shelf in large boxes, and for sale to Commissary patrons. Not sure of the price. Think it was around $80. Item is something I’ve never seen on Commissary shelves before.
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