Prepare for Food Shortages

Prepping for Food Shortages Transcript

People are anticipating food shortages. There’s something crazy, like 90% of our audience from YouTube actually are searching for solutions around food shortages.

So if you have to summarise how to prepare for food shortages, especially focused around Australia, what would you be doing? What would be your top tips to prepare for it?

So get a place for some land. Learn hydroponics, learn how to compost and start growing your own basic food. Grow if you can grow beef and pigs or cows. Cows are beef, chickens, that sort of stuff. Learn how to shoot. You shoot foxes so they don’t eat your chickens. 

But, yeah, even in backyards, in urban areas, you can do hydroponics and grow your own lettuce and tomatoes and strawberries and put, I was dumbfounded that I think itwas in Italy. Was it Italy?

Anyway, somewhere in Southern Europe. And on the balcony of this apartment, which was a tiny little thing, the guy was growing tomatoes and he had strawberries and all that, all growing on his own thing. So he got peppers and stuff like that as well. 

So learn how to grow and get your kids involved and teach them how to become a little bit self-sufficient. Learn how to fish and that sort of stuff. Go crabbing, move to where the foods produced, get closer to where the foods produce.

Bundaberg at the moment, and this is going to go Bundaberg right down to Brisbane, is going to have so much extra food at the moment, purely and simple, because they’re picking it all, but they can’t ship it South because the roads are blocked, the train lines are blocked, so where they used to ship a lot of it overnight, freight express to Sydney and Melbourne.

It’s just getting stuck at the markets in Brisbane. They can’t guarantee further south because the highways are with all the fun work. So, yeah, it’s going to affect a lot of people. We could probably do a whole night on just self sufficiency. How do we energy self-sufficiency? How do we food self-sufficiency?

Yeah, for sure. I think might be a great topic. I mean, just want to chat, if that would interest you. If we did some kind of session around self-sufficiency, like Steven mentioned, around food, energy and whatnot, I’d personally be interested in that. I have an idea, but definitely going more in depth is something I’d like to learn.

We did it at the place in Thailand. We grow all our herbs. I love Thailand because basically you can just throw seeds on concrete and they’ll grow. It’s just one of those places. Food and stuff grows everywhere. So we go on chilis and peppers, tomatoes, doing zucchinis or cucumbers and stuff as well. Easy to grow.

Yeah, for sure. I’m definitely looking forward to that. We’ll definitely organise something for that. Because most people here are interested in no doubt a lot of people with something that’s big, I think it goes unspoken, but something that people a lot are really anticipating wanting those solutions around, say, I mean, if governments can’t provide the solution, someone has to do it.

So it looks like it’s going to be you Stephen, teaching people. 

Exactly. And this is where it goes back to what I was saying before, the people that will save the world are going to be entrepreneurs. 

I watched this documentary the other day on SpaceX. I just love some of the stuff that Elon Musk is doing in this space, is that NASA basically fucked up space travel because once again, give a government a job and eventually they’ll ruin everything.

So Elon comes along with a quick paced, advanced, I’m going to work out how to create a reusable rocket. And he used the fail forward approach, which is an approach that is frowned upon in universities and frowned upon in societies because you’re supposed to be a winner all the time.

There’s absolutely no way in modern society where if you fail, it’s a good thing. And that’s crap. I fail all the time. Learn and move on and don’t do it again. This whole thing with SpaceX that everyone was going he said four launches and four rockets blow up. 

They advanced between 2007 and 2015, right? Say eight years. They took a rocket that could go up and then just fall back to a rocket that could go up and land, be reused and go up and back. And be reused and go up and back.

NASA didn’t do that in 60 years. Fair enough, they got a rocket into space. Yes, that was the easy part. The hardest part was how do you make it cheap enough to come back?

And that is how they got to make it all work, failing forward. And that’s why entrepreneurs will save the world. Inquisitive people will save the world. 

Not social warrior justices, they think that by putting a rainbow flag on their Twitter page profile that they’re saving the world. 

Yeah, I think it is true. Like business owners who have problem solving thinking and they’ve got that mind, so they’re going to be more likely to solve problems and glorified employees as you like to put it.