Preparation is the key to success. A very famous quote that we’ve been hearing for a very long time. Although, If you think about it, you’ll get the gist. It applies to most, if not all, the things we could do in life. As a speaker myself, keeping myself ready for the presentation is important.
But then again, at least once in your life, you’ve thought about the possibilities that could happen in this world. Have you ever woken up in a nightmare that is the very epitome of the end of the world? You struggling to breathe, scream, or survive? Once you’ve woken up from such a dream you tend to ponder on what you would actually do if that happens.
In this world, we have this thing called survival of the fittest. If you can’t cope with what’s happening, then I’m sorry but you’re about to face the end of the road. That’s usually the idea that we get.
Unfortunately, there are nightmares that are about to turn into reality. We are aware of how we have limited resources on Earth. Usually, the limited resources are connected with our basic necessities; so to say, this includes our water and food. Water might be the most abundant element in the world but not all of it is considered drinkable and countries are experiencing droughts or other crises too.
It is scary to think how close it is actually from happening. As one from being scared, I ended up surfing online with our trusty Google. I decided to search up reviews online because of how terrified I was of not being able to do something about my own survival.
Frank Tanner’s Food For Freedom
What I discovered confirmed the forecast I’ve been thinking all along. The only difference was mine was a hunch; this one has scientific facts and evidence on it. It stated that there’s a possibility that we might be able to reach the biggest drought in history. The same crisis is being experienced in California and other parts of the United States.
We are aware of how much we need water for everything. Hours without being able to drink already keeps us dehydrated especially when the body is composed of 60% water.
Without water, it would be hard to grow crops and plants for food. If drought happens in the United States, it will affect the majority of the world – Given that the United States is one of the major producers of food in the world. Also, imagine how much food and raw materials that would be left to waste without water; it’s also killing our ecosystem. Once these things grow scarce or at least would be too little to supply ourselves, this could, in turn, cause starvation. And for the worst? Death.
We’ve already heard a lot of events encompassing the time when the countries were able to experience the extremities of famine. Ask yourself this: If the Mega Drought happens, do you have enough food to sustain your family? Do you have enough in store for this? Because once this happens, there’s no turning back. You can’t always have that two-week supply inside your inventory or pantry and expect to be back in the market when it runs out.
Effects of Food Deprivation
Famine is defined as the widespread shortage or scarcity of food. This happens due to man-made problems (the government, civil war) or natural disasters (floods, earthquakes, drought). Being aware of the importance of food, it is terrifying to imagine what the world would be like if famine were to happen again. In order to get a deeper understanding of what can happen during times of extreme food shortage, here are the following:
- Malnutrition and weight loss
With the lack of food, it is obvious that we will starve. Thus, it should be treated immediately. Your body won’t be able to produce the needed enzymes, hormones, and chemicals that it needs. One will not be able to conserve energy and keep their organs working normally. It will cause the muscles of the heart to contract and the possibility of cardiac arrest will increase.
- Vulnerability to diseases
With the inability to take certain supplements or vitamins in the body, we become more vulnerable to diseases such as cholera, edema, and much more. This will also cause mental health issues; there will be a lot of disturbances in how a person will behave and react to certain situations such as depression, irritability, and insomnia.
- Desperation to feast
When you have nothing to eat, what could you possibly do? You will, later on, decide to eat rodents, dogs, and any kind of animal just to satisfy your necessity. A disease that you can get from eating unsanitary animals, or rats, in particular, is typhus. The worst case scenario on this is the possible outcome of cannibalism.
How do we survive the Mega Drought? According to Frank Tanner, the government is hiding something named Aquaponics. When I saw this term, I was confused and puzzled on what it was all about. I’ve never heard of such a term. Therefore, I surfed the net for articles and reviews about it.
It turns out, Aquaponics is an efficient way to generate food. The use of Aquaponics doesn’t require a lot of things. You just need two things aside from the seeds and soil: fish and water. You might be wondering how is this not much work? You’d probably prefer not doing it anyway because taking care of fishes and crops require big responsibility.
Well, you are wrong on that one. This food-generating system actually sustains itself. All you have to do is wait for it to actually produce the crops. How is this possible? It was observed that the fish’s bacteria and droppings are actually keeping the soil fertilized for the plants; the plants purify the water back to the fish tanks. You don’t even need fertilizers in this system!
But during the Mega Drought, there will be less water. How will you be able to keep the fishes alive with such a small amount of water?
With all honesty, I thought the same thing but here is the good thing about Aquaponics: you don’t need as much water as you think. You only use 10-percent of water compared to how much we use water for conventional gardening.
Before you even know it, you’ll be having an abundance of vegetables and fishes; enough to keep the family from starving at all; enough to prevent seeing your children with sad eyes when you can’t even feed them sufficiently.
What’s In It For Me?
Frank Tanner shared his knowledge; what I got from his book was much more than I could think of. Although, for today, it might not seem important to you while there is still food that you can buy in supermarkets. Or you might be thinking that you don’t have to learn anytime soon because it’s a waste of time to actually try it out.
You have to keep in mind that having at least a generous amount of knowledge on how to survive is important in the long run. Once you are able to learn the step-by-step procedure to becoming independent and self-reliant, you’re saving yourself and your family from getting hungry; imagine you being their life support and now you are able to supply them without the need of third parties.
So as a run-through or review, having his book, Food for Freedom, gives you:
- Fewer expenses
Basically, think about all the money you could be saving when you stop getting food from supermarkets and start growing your own food.
- Independence and self-sufficiency
You obviously don’t have to be uncertain when you are relying on someone else when you need help. Remember: When the worst comes, all men are on their own.
- Cultivation of one’s skill
Due to the world’s volatile economic stability, we never know what is bound to happen in the near future. The world’s been expecting a lot of predictions in the future such as, Mega Drought; the Big One; just to name a few. We are basically living on a time bomb and once that detonates, it is better safe than sorry to carry the knowledge of survival with you.
We can already see how the drought has taken its toll on us. It’s visible in Africa, Ethiopia, and Afghanistan, just to name a few. Frank Tanner’s Food for Freedom has taught me that it’s actually easy to hold the reins and pull. His products will help you on how to start your own system of aquaponics. Not only that, it comes with four bonuses that would help you in the long-run:
- DIY Greenhouse Blueprint
This bonus will help you keep your food from dying and secured from natural factors (temperature, wind) to start being able to grow your own food without a problem.
- Simple Survival Canning
We are aware of the short lifespan of food but with canning, it’ll teach you on how to preserve food and keep it in your storage longer to keep you and your family alive.
- Setting Up Your Survival Seed Bank
Bonus #3 is all about knowing when to and what are the best seeds to generate healthy food.
- Container Garden Secrets
This last one is a how-to on picking the right soil and material to place your seeds into if you ever plan on expanding your food supply and need pots for that matter.
I definitely can’t test out the waters if I could survive with what I’ve learned. I guess we will know once that fateful day comes. Nonetheless, Frank Tanner’s Food for Freedom program helped me feel more at ease whenever the Mega Drought happens. I have increased my family’s survival rate and I can sustain my family today without relying on other people.