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State of mass lack of food

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State of Mass lack of food means famine! So if you are looking “what is the crossword answer for state of mass lack of food”, then we have just made your life that bit easier.

So, whilst this is a site about street food and eating, we are living in very very strange times. The coronavirus hasn’t yet wiped out humanity, but it has certainly highlighted some truths. When the shit hits the fan people panic, and panic buy. International trade routes get affected, and whilst we have yet to witness a state of a mass lack of food, we have certainly seen not only a lack of certain commodities, but also empty shelves.

Indeed strange times reminiscent of wartime, or communist style rationing, not what one would expect in this decade. In this article we will talk about what to do and how to survive of things really get tough.

Definition of a state of mass lack of food – AKA Famine

The very definition of famine is a state of mass lack of food, that means not enough food to feed your population, and thus people dying of starvation. These were extremely common in older times because of a lack of technology. This meant that a bad harvest, adverse weather conditions, or disease a crop could cause people to starve. A famous example of this would be the potato famine in Ireland, partly caused by the potato blight and partly due to the British exporting the little food that the Irish had.

Thankfully whilst modern famines are much less common, they still happen, but usually are linked to either war, or political elements. One such example is the famine caused by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. This was part of a crazy scheme to make lots of money farming rice known as the Super Great Leap Forward.

To read about the Super Great Leap Forward click here.

Other examples of a state of mass lack of food include the Arduous March in the North Korea, where a poor harvest was compounded by the breakup of the former Socialist trading bloc. Cuna also suffered during what they called the “special period”, although it was a lack of food, rather than a state of mass lack of food. People were not dying at least.

In modern times we have the crisis in Yemen, and of course we are now dealing with Coronavirus.

Will Covid-19 lead to famine?

In short, no, no it will not. I was certainly someone who took coronavirus seriously immediately, not one of these “its just the cold” morons, but the wold has managed to cope pretty well with all things considered. Hopefully as well we will see at least the beginning of the end of it this year, again hopefully.

It has though also brought home the fact that what if the virus continues to mutate, or what if something like Ebola had spread as fast as Corona did? Then we would have sen bodies on the street, martial and indeed a state of a mass lack of food.

To read about to survive lockdown in Phnom Penh click here.

State of mass lack of food

Overall I’d say I am not a doomsday fanatic, I don;t have an underground bunker, although is probably more down to a state of mass lack of money, rather than food. Yeah I’d build me a nuclear bunker. I am though interested in all things post-apocalyptic.

So, what would the essentials be for surviving a star of a mass lack of food.

Rogue Survival Kit – state of mass lack of food

Whilst stockpiling food is generally frowned upon, you can still create a rogue survival kit of long lasting stuff that will get you through any short-term state of a mass lack of food.

Suggested items for state of mass lack of food

Rahman Noodles – Rahman noodles might be something that brings back student memory days, rather than find dining, but they are cheap, do not need much space, are full of salt and protein and merely need hot water to make them eatable. In fact they can even be eaten without hot-water. You’d need more than this to survive long-term, but they make a great first step.

State of mass lack of food
sate of mass lack of food

Tinned goods – Famous tinned goods like corned beef and spam were literally invented for their longevity, this is why they are still so popular in the Pacific Islands. And whilst they are now most associated with obesity contain high amounts of fat and energy essentials during a state of mass lack of food.

Water purifying tablets – A seemingly obvious one, but humans cannot survive without water. When there is a state of mass lack of food this is usually accompanied by a lack of water. Water purification tablets will change bad into good water.

Sufficient medicine – Visit a clinic pharmacy to stock up on relevant vitamins and medicines. As stated decent water is likely to be one of the first things to go, therefore diarrhea tablets are essential. Getting sick is the worst thing that can happen during a state of a mass lack of food. It is also worth investing in multi-vitamins, as well as vitamin C and other vitamins you tend to get from fruits. Depending on the limits of your clinic pharmacy true to get antibiotics such as amoxycillin.

And that is the first in our series of our rogue survival kit selection in case of a state of mass lack of food.

Written by Gareth

Gareth Johnson is the founder of Young Pioneer Tours, a published writer, and all round entrepreneur. He enjoys street food, and encourage others to get paid to travel the world.

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