In many parts of the world, diet is restricted to what the community can grow for themselves, or catch, or kill in the forests or grasslands. There may be berries in the summer, but not in winter, fresh vegetables in the summer, in season, but only dried roots in the winter, essentially dehydrated for preservation. Meat may arrive only occasionally, after a successful hunt, and be cause for celebration. Where the community is close to fishing, rivers or lakes or perhaps the seashore, a steady diet of fish can be expected in some manner. Modern man has grown accustomed to the super market, where fresh produce from around the world is in abundance, available. If not fresh, he has come to expect frozen foods of great variety, or dried, so that his diet is without seasons and can span the world. Bored with simply doing away with the seasons, modern man experiments with recipes from different cultures - Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Indian. What will this modern man find he has to EAT, after the shift, when the super markets are looted and no new distributions on the way? We will address this by population type, as the results vary:
Source: ZetaTalk: Starvation
The Zetas say that many volcanoes will erupt, MANY!! That will cover the Earth with ash, gases and not able to have sunlight, so how can we survive to that? The water, the fields will be contaminated, nothing will grow without sunlight, from what I read it will take years???? Not even talking about the hazards of power plants, will they get destroyed like Fukushima?? They are near the water and with the water rising, with earthquakes, tsunamis, high winds and God only knows what... most likely it will happen the same like in Japan.. or worse, so... again, how can we survive to that?
The zeta message is that preparing for the shift is the method that will allow survival. Our family has moved to a rural place and growing food plants. This is a process and starting is the key. The pictures that I had of what it would entail are different from the reality of actually making it wotk. Preparing and growing gardens have a learning curve that involve changes in how to proceed. Each location has advantages and seasonal issues, adapting to the opportunities in your area take time to develop your unique successful outcomes. The advice from the Zetatalk to move to your safe location and get calloused hands, is the most important issue of this challenge.
To Ocean Rider, and everyone: Phytoremediation is the removal of metal / radiation from the soil. I just googled it for lead, found an excellent research paper:
Also, in the table below, mentions Mustard, sunflower, corn which along with beans and hemp, remove radiation from soil. ferns, like the ones that grow in the forest remove aresenic. I personally have been collecting seeds as above, and plan to clean my gardens if possible before growing in them. once the plants are growing I will salt the ground with clay to continue to remove toxins from the rain water. Also baking soda is the only substance that I've found that will bind with uranium, making it inert and it will sweeten the soil, like lime. Additionally, you dont want to eat these plants, nor feed them to the wildlife if possible. They should be treated like hazardous materials and disposed of safely.
There are at least 400 known metal hyperaccumulators in the world; however, a limited number of these are Pb2+ hyperaccumulators. The hyperaccumulation of lead is rare due to the limited free lead (Pb2+) available in soil for absorption. As previously mentioned, lead is �molecularly sticky� in that is forms Pb complexes with organic matter, sorbs on clay and oxide particles, and precipitates as carbonates, hydroxides, and phosphates (McBride, 1994). Since lead bonds strongly with soil minerals and organic matter, it is difficult for plants to extract it from the soil and into its roots. Once lead is absorbed by the plant, it complexes with plants nutrients limiting its ability to be translocated to the harvestable shoots.
Table 4.2. Selected Lead Accumulating Plants
|Armeria maritima||Seapink thrift|
|Brassica juncea||Indian mustard|
|Brassica napus||Rape, Rutabaga, Turnip|
|Brassica oleracea||Flowering/ornamental kale & cabbage, Broccoli|
|Festuca ovina||Blue/sheep fescue|
|Triticum aestivum||Wheat (scout)|
From current research, there is evidence that various plant species have the ability to absorb Pb2+ into the roots and translocate it from the roots to the shoots. Table 4.2 lists some of the lead accumulating plants found by phytoremediation researchers. The background concentration of lead in plant tissue is 10 mg/g; therefore the hyperaccumulation of lead is defined as >1000 mg/g. Vegetation growing in extremely Pb contaminated sites often have less than 50 ppm Pb in the shoots (Cummingham et al., 1995). Research has shown that even the best Pb2+ accumulating plants could hardly accumulate a shoot Pb2+ concentration greater than 0.1% in their shoots when grown in Pb2+ contaminated soils without the addition of any amendments (Huang et al., 1997a). The most frequently cited Pb2+ hyperaccumulator is the cultivar Thalspi rotundifolium (L.) Gaud.-Beaup which can obtain a shoot concentration of 8500 mg/g (Reeves and Brooks, 1983). Unfortunately, this Thalspi species has a small biomass and a slow growth rate, which makes it unsuitable for phytoremediation. Brassica juncea (L.) Czern. also demonstrated the ability to accumulate lead to a higher degree. When the plant was grown in a nutrient solution that had a high concentration of soluble lead as much as 1.5 % Pb2+ was found in the shoot tissues (Kumar et al., 1995). However, this lead-tolerant plant showed little ability to translocate lead in its shoots when it was grown in soils where Pb2+ bioavailability was limited. Therefore, in immediate applications it will be necessary to harvest the roots as well as the shoots of these plants.
astrogal50 you are absolutely correct in saying that, " STARVATION will be the biggest problem facing everyone after the Pole Shift". Right now for example... say you don't feel like cooking dinner for the family tonight, so maybe
you'll order a pizza or get a bucket of chicken. You know; something quick and easy. This is our mindset!!!! We have to change this and get into gardening, having goats and chickens. Get prepared before the Pole Shift. This should be our new MINDSET!!! I know this is hard! But if we want to survive after the Pole Shift, WE HAVE TO DO THIS!!!!! Stay safe my ning friends ;-)!!!
I keep telling my husband, I want chickens, I want turkeys! I think he's wearing down lol. there's all this talk of having farm animals, cow vs. goats, people saying they cant afford to feed their chickens in the trying times, I say, you cant afford not to feed your chickens. No one talks about turkeys! my goodness, if I only had turkeys I'd die a happy woman! I need to figure out how to start having turkeys! The animals you keep should be like your extra family, their survival is so necessary to your ultimate prosperity! When all is said and done, how will we manage the animal husbandry? I recall years ago a "chicken fanatic" friend pointing out inbred chickens, with physical deformities and defects. Is it too much to hope we can plan for this?
Starvation is the absolute, biggest problem facing everyone who hopes to survive not only the pole shift but the precursor events as well. The "8" of 10 events may involve disruption of food deliveries, so the Zetas' advice to get to a rural safe location earlier rather than later is excellent advice indeed (if at all possible).
Here's another ZT entry that applies here:
Humans hearing dread warnings tend to think in terms of escape routes and stocking up and hunkering down. The cataclysmic situations they encounter include tornadoes (hunker down), hurricanes (escape and stock up), droughts or shortages (stock up). The pole shift will present survivors with long term needs, not anticipated.
I have been able to cut my eating down to one medium/large meal a day, and just small snacks to cover the rest of the day. (I'm not small either, 6'1", 200lbs.) Small hunger pangs don't really bother me, and the larger ones go away with a small snack. Granted, I'm not burning a ton of calories right now either, but it will probably help me to learn how to handle going without food for a while if I have to later. I haven't moved to natural foods either, but have tried to prepare for that mentally. Same with non-traditional sources of food (bugs, etc.). Remember, you can plug your nose and not taste them! :)
Here is some Zeta Talk about the light situation for the plants after the pole shift and for those of you who think all the plants will die "It is possible even under clouds to get a sunburn, so clouds are not a death sentence to vegetation"
The Earth of the future will clear up. There are several factors that affect the Earth's health. For one, the cataclysms will make changes. The Earth's population will reduce by 90%. Polluting practices, such as burning oil and chemical additives, will essentially stop. Life, such as continues, will be primitive. Massive land changes will occur, with land rising from the ocean depths and existing land sinking below the sea. Rain fall will be almost continuous, washing the newly raised land of its salts. Pollutants, such as chemical processing plants, will be dispersed worldwide. And the atmosphere, with its many problems, will be reformed afresh.
Here is additional Zeta Talk about starvation after the shift
I was wondering what will be the major factor that results in so many people dying due to starvation after the pole shift. Is it purely due to a lack of food or is it because the people do not know how to find food in the wilderness or sheer panic and confusion prevents them approaching everything logically? How long do we need to wait inland after the poleshift before we can travel to the sea for fishing? I know the sea level will begin to rise after the poleshift but will there be more tsunamis after the poleshift and if so for how long?We have described our projection on how various groups will survive after the pole shift. Those in the cities will be starving when food distribution ceases. Those in the suburbs may learn to forage. If prescient enough to have started gardens, learning to save seed, and keeping chickens prior to the pole shift, they may not have to eat rats and weeds. Those along the new coastlines may learn to engage in fishing, provided they have boats and fishing equipment and the necessary skill sets. And rural areas inland will likely expand their existing production into those areas best adapted to the Aftertime gloom.
Actually shelter can be the first priority. You can die quickly from exposure even if you have food. So you have to get out of the rain, and maybe cold. Even in a hot climate trying to live "outside" could be very difficult. See "Tents"....
Then you have to cook your food.. no use having a stock of grain if you can't prepare and cook it. So there is fuel and pots to think of.
And then there is water.. even if you have it.. it can be dangerous to drink. Lead may be a longer term issue, but contaminated water will make you sick VERY quickly.
So survival is a package.. a system. And longer term survival is a whole new issue... after your supplies run out...
Lots of advice right here on the ning...prepare , prepare and prepare...
@ David: grains, like wheat can be sprouted and eaten, hopefully starting with organic grains. I havent tested other kinds. There are solar ovens used in poor countries, no fuel required. Also there's a blog on electricity free cooling/refridgeration systems. Learn how to make your water safe ! many ways to either distill, filter, sterilize and purify your water. It can be done. Supplies should be rationed, considering growing seasons and other seasonal food sources, and canning should be done if possible. we need salt, vinegar and spices and pectin and sugar to can food.
I think Helen has a great idea to take a survival class if you dont have these skills already.
The Z talk on this thread really says it all.
What I worry is that people think.. yes you CAN survive.. but don't realize that it will be VERY difficult. Location will be a KEY factor. And while that means away from the coast/volcanos and at altitude, it also means ..AWAY from cities. And that is where most people live. So it almost certainly involves relocation, and as has been discussed before.. that is expensive and difficult... especially if other family are not supportive.
How many on the ning have relocated? Only a few. And how many to ISOLATED rural areas? If you are surrounded by many UNPREPARED neighbours..it will be a problem.. no matter how prepared YOU are. People are not going to stand by and starve if they can see that you are living well. As the Zs say.. are you going to shoot your starving neighbours children??
Isolated means you are in a location where wild animals are a problem. If you worry about bears... then you are isolated..;-).
It IS possible to live off the land as a survivalist..and these are good skills to know... but it is better to live as a pioneer small farmer as most did in the 1800s. To do this you need tools (axes, hand tools) and a location where it is possible...with water and good soil. And it is also ideal if you can have access to ocean, lake or large river for fishing etc. This takes a LOT of planning and preparation. You are going to need a waggonload of stuff... not a backpack.