by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
Under the NDAA in the US, and also under legislation (proposed?) in Germany, the government takes upon itself the right to confiscate, without recompense, farms, and food supplies (including supplies above the amount recommended by the government held by individuals) for the good of the country.
This means that whatever preparations any of us are going to make to withstand a crisis will be taken away from us in the event of such a crisis by the powers-that-be but really should not be.
“Our” regimes are aiming to confiscate, without compensation, farms and market gardens, and their produce, as well, as said, any personal provisions that any of us have made above the official recommendations of the government “for the good of the nation”. The official recommended amount in Germany is food and water for 2-3 days and no more. So, no doubt if you have more than that stored – at least where it is know and is there when they come – then you will forfeit that and have it seized.
In other words, you think that you are making provisions for yourself and your family only to find that they will take it away from you so that you and yours will be dependent on the regime. Thus, it would be advisable to do everything in that department rather clandestinely. Don't let people know what you do and where you have stored it and don't buy any supplies in bulk; buy a couple of extra items each and every time you shop.
Beware that no one knows how you garden and grow food and where. That produce that you grow in your own garden, and possible preserve for winter and such, they will come for also. That is not to say that you should not grow your own food; just make sure it is not known all over the place, maybe.
In addition to that we all did well in learning what “weeds”, or better to be called wild plants, are edible and many of them, in fact, the ones that the gardener always decries as his nemesis, namely as weeds, such as dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), lamb's quarters aka fat hen or goosefoot (Chenopodium album), chickweed (Stellaria media), and many others, have a higher nutritional value than any domesticated cousins.
It might also be a good idea, aside from foraging, to engage in what I call “clandestine farming and gardening”, that is to say to have plots somewhere of crops that do not need much in the way of looking after, again especially wild food, but also others, such as potatoes, in woodland areas, hedgerows and the edges of clearings.
Other provisions, and that includes additional and duplicate tools, should be cached away at secure locations that can be reached quickly though ideally via circuitous routes as to prevent snoopers following.
I think we can say for certain that government is not our friend, especially not in the event of a crisis which government may have, actually, created. Call me a conspiracy theorist if you wish but I believe that government will use any crisis to gain more and more control over our lives and that will include them telling us where we can go and where not, where we will have to live, and what foods and provisions we are allowed to have and what we are allowed to do, also by way of occupation or vocation, i.e. how to earn an income.