Did you know that prepping in Venezuela is illegal and food is confiscated? Do you think about confiscation of food and whether it could happen here? In Venezuela the government orders all farmers to sell their harvest to the government who then decides which stores (mostly in cities) will sell the food at the price the government tells them to sell it for.
If the folks there try to stock up or have any kind of food storage they are breaking the law. You would have to go to a city and join the days long line to buy food and they have a finger print registry to prevent anyone from being able to stock up. The Organic Prepper has an article about it and a lot more info on it if you would like to read it. After reading the article I wonder how many of you think about whether this could happen here in the US.
Can you even imagine having to go to what ever big city is closest to your house to try and buy some groceries and maybe only being allowed to go once a week and only get enough for exactly a week. I know here in our country the stores are always open and always fully stocked and it is very hard to imagine not being allowed to buy the foods we want or as much of it as we can afford but it can happen here.
There was a an order signed back in March of 2012 that would allow exactly this scenario. In the event of a national emergency, various government departments could seize, confiscate and re-delegate not only food but also water and medicines. They can also take farms, vehicles, energy resources and even skilled laborers.
It is kind of a scary thought but I look at it as even more of a reason to stock up on a couple of weeks or a month worth of supplies. If what ever the national emergency would happened to be continued to drag on you would run out after while but if the emergency were short lived you might just have enough on hand to get through it.Shtf Plan shares the info on the signed order.