Economic crisis can lead to social collapse and shortages of food and other supplies. Natural disasters such as earthquake and tornado, nuclear warfare, EMP attack, and sever drought can cause scarcity of food and famine. A lot of people will die of starvation. Panic is the immediate response of people who are hungry and are suffering from the risk of starvation. It is crucial to know how our body retorts to food deprivation and how it affects us both physically and mentally.
Famine is an economic crisis that comes with pervasive starvation and malnutrition leading to death. It could happen to any country, rich or poor. If the chaos in the world continue, there is a huge chance that total economic collapse will happen and the mortality rate will increase exponentially. How do we survive prolong famine and starvation?
- Gather as much food as you can.
During economic crisis, food is the first commodity that will be scarce. You don’t know how long the crisis will last, so it’s wise to store a lot of food and water that could feed your entire household for months. It is advisable to buy tons of rice and beans together with your stocks of canned goods. Canned goods aren’t healthy but they are the ones you can store and eat for a long period of time without the risk of getting spoilt. If you have extra food, share it to your neighbors so they won’t attack you if they suspect you have a huge amount of supplies.
- Grow your own food.
Your gardening skills will come in handy this time. Gather as much seeds as you can. You can ask a local gardening shop what type of plants practically grow in a short period of time. Being aware of the fact that your plants will take time to grow, you need to focus only on cultivating plants that will be readily available in a few months before your stocks run out. You can use organic fertilizers to at least speed up their growth. You can try planting vegetables such as radish, sweet potato, and cabbage.
- Learn how to fish and hunt.
Though there may be a lot of wildlife in the forest and fish in the sea, there will come a time that there won’t be much to fish and hunt. A lot of people will rely on those resources for food. It can be challenging for the weeks to come because animals in the forest will likely run for their lives. Hunting won’t be too easy then. You need an impressive hunting skill in order to track these animals down.
- Be okay to eat exotic animals.
This may look gross, but if you want to survive when there’s nothing to eat then you should consider eating reptiles and small animals. If you think like a survivor, you will not even think whether they are disgusting or not. Look outside your traditional diet to be able to eat these kind of food. After you finished all these small animals, you can move to wilderness where you can find big animals that are not threatened by drastic intensification of hunting in the area.
- Have your own tools.
Tools are important for your survival. You need to secure a gun, a knife, or even a crossbow. You can use your gun and crossbow for hunting and knife for cutting. You can also use them to protect you from people who will try to harm you and your family. Remember, there is no safe place when everyone around you is starving.