I came across something of great interest to me...
Both of these are talking about volcanic activity that lead to poor agricultural crops, famine, riots, etc.
And there are links on the second page talking about super volcanoes.
So many things, disasters can affect our crops, and our very lives.
Whether a disaster is man-made or naturally occuring... it can affect our gardens, and our food supply. If it affects our gardens then it will surely affect the commercial suppliers of food.
After reading about the Year without a Summer, I have decided to:
A- get some quick growing seeds, normally meant for northern climates, so they can mature quicker.
B- look more closely at growing food items inside my house.
C- resurrect the old cold frames.
D- make my fishroom an atrium and have lots of food growing there, hydroponics, aquaponics, and some in pots of soil.
E- I may even break my 'no hybrid' self imposed rule... because I may need the disease resistance during a really bad weather year, whether I can save seeds from them or not.
I know that many here already grow inside, so not a far stretch for you.
But, if disaster limited the food available at the store or made it really expensive... could you survive on what you have, on what you can grow?
I have heard alot of survivalists say... Stock up on food items, and get lots of garden seeds. Plant a garden.. but if the ground is not prepared, or if the weather doesn't cooperate. This may not be feasible.
I am not opening up politics, or religion here... I just want to know...
If the weather goes bad, and food goes expensive or in short supply or both... Are you prepared? What would you do?
Your answers now, and giving folks time to set up what they need to: Could actually save lives. I hope to learn some things here to help me save my life and my family's lives.