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Ready for Riots and Social Unrest?

Article written by guest blogger Dan F. Sullivan
Recent events have shown that one of the SHTF disasters that will continue to hit our western world is social unrest. Race and religion, poverty, people protesting on various social issues, these are some of the reasons people fight, scream, destroy, loot and even rape, to express their anger. All of these are happening in the US and Europe, not in some secluded 3rd world country.
Riots in Ferguson and Baltimore and, most recently, migrant and Muslim riots and protests in some European cities, prove that no one is truly safe from social unrest, even if they live in a small town. When people are out in the streets, surrounded by other people just as angry as they are, they act like wolf packs, thinking they’re above the law and that they can do anything.
It’s time to prepare for what’s coming and see what we can do to avoid getting trapped in the middle of such trouble.

Basic Preparation

Before we talk about how to actually deal with angry protesters, we need to talk about the basics. One of them is that you stockpile supplies for at least a week, maybe more. Why? Because, depending on the severity of the situation, you might be advised or even forced to stay inside for a long time.


Valley Food Storage 25-year shelf-life Mac and Cheese review

Our finished product.
Valley Food Storage's Mac and Cheese
If you do an internet search for “long term storage food” you will find over 7 million results…give or take a few thousand. With so many companies jumping on the preparedness food bandwagon, how do you know which one to try?
Or more importantly, how do you figure out which one will deliver on their promises for taste, quality and storage time?

Short of borrowing The TARDIS™ from Dr. Who, I don’t have a way of confirming food quality 25
years from now, but I was certainly happy to accept the opportunity to review the taste and quality of Valley Food Storage’s Cheesy Mac when they contacted me.
  •  Product: Mac and Cheese
  • Manufacturer: Valley Food Storage
  •  Size: 5 Serving Pouch
  • Packaging: Hand sealed inside a Nitrogen flushed Mylar Pouch.
  • Shelf Life: 25 Year Shelf Life
  • Nutritional Information: No MSG, No Trans Fats, No Cholesterol
One thing that I noticed immediately when I landed on their website was the large button offering a