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FEMA Scrambles For Storable Food, Contacts Patriot Company For Emergency Delivery

(Thomas Dishaw) recently received an email from FEMA requesting availability and shipping times for truckloads of emergency food supplies.

Why is the Government sourcing a popular survival food company for emergency shipments of storable food?

Are they preparing for something big? An earthquake? A war? Famine? Or can we just write this off as FEMA compiling a database of possible suppliers?  Will this information be used to target patriots or, even worse ,corner the market and possibly inflate the prices of storable food?  Only time will tell. I will say it’s better to be prepared than on the outside looking in. released this statement via their blog:

“here we are, August 2013 and FEMA once again is trying to buy up large stockpiles of food. And they don’t want anyone to know it, and they want to take immediately delivery… I’ve 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 let’s not forget the most important part of this: Why the sudden sense of urgency? What do they know that we do not?

I’m 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.

Fortunately I’ve been in this business long enough to predict what happens next. One or more of the other “survival companies” out there will inevitably see a chance to make a quick buck from Uncle Sam (which is really paid for by us, the taxpayer). This could create a run on many of the core raw ingredients used by emergency food makers that will cause a ripple effect throughout the industry as supply chains become bottle-necked handling the FEMA/DHS request.”

This is extremely disturbing to know.

I myself don’t want to be left in the dark.