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If our economy collapsed today, could we handle food rationing? Experts say no

Could Americans survive a disaster? Experts say that even food rationing efforts, similar to those of World War I & II, would be colossal failures in today’s world.

The Zika virus is coming: Are you prepared?

Jon E. Dougherty, February 4th, 2016
A few weeks ago almost no one had heard of a virus strain called “Zika,” but now we hear daily about how it is spreading out of Brazil and other South American nations into the U.S. and beyond.

Get started prepping with these simple, easy steps

By Barker: (NaturalNews) It should be fairly obvious to anyone familiar with the concept of prepping that it'sa sane and practical means of safe guarding against potential disaster. And although we live in a world rife with potential disasters -- everything from superstorms and solar flares to grid failures and societal collapse -- many people are still reluctant, for various reasons, to begin prepping for themselves.

Prepare for the coming global depression with these 11 tips

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) Natural News has committed to keeping readers informed about economic conditions both in the United States and the developed world, because there is so much going on that could affect the financial stability of billions of people.

Survival Basics: The six enemies of food storage

By NaturalNews Editors: (NaturalNews) When it comes to stockpiling survival preps, two items are always near the top my list: food and land to grow food. Those, in my opinion, are the two most valuable commodities to have if the world and society goes to heck. As I say that, I realize that the land portion of that equation may be unattainable for many. On the other hand, almost everyone can acquire food and a place to store it. (Originally published at

Grow your own onions for a sustainable supply of natural medicine

by: Daniel Barker: (NaturalNews) Successful prepping is not just a matter of stockpiling essentials. Long-term survival after an economic collapse or a catastrophic grid failure, for example, will require sustainable resources, and planting a vegetable garden is one of the best ways to help ensure that your family will have a constant supply of healthy and nutritious fresh food.

Make sure you do these four things before the dollar collapses

By Heyes: (NaturalNews) Here at Natural News, we have been doing quite a bit of reporting on what we view are deteriorating economic and financial conditions -- not just in the United States, but all around the world. Our goal in focusing on key events taking place in the global economy and advising you of them is to make sure that we are doing everything possible to help our readers prepare for any economic/financial emergency like a stock market crash, the collapse of our currency, etc.

Extreme winter weather gives Northeast a taste of economic collapse, showing importance of being prepared

By Huff: (NaturalNews) As the Northeast U.S. braces for what some pundits are calling a "crippling" and "potentially historic" blizzard, Americans are once again reminded of the importance of being prepared for anything. Even with just a few feet of snow expected to hit the ground, grocery stores in New York City and other dense urban areas are reportedly being ransacked, with long lines and empty shelves foreshadowing a much more horrific scenario to come once the financial and economic collapse hits.

How to make a coffee can survival kit for your car, home or office

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) The times are a-changin', and that's not necessarily a good thing.

Sure, there are plenty of kindhearted people in the world. Yes, happiness can be derived from nature, a child's smile or positive mantras. However, the frightening reality is that we're fast-becoming a society straight from Orwell's book 1984. Excessive greed, mainstream media that spews forth recycled Twitter feeds from celebrities, fear-based reasoning and hidden agendas, both stateside and abroad, are taking over.

How to can dry foods using your oven

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Most people are aware of the common way of storing foods: placing edibles in sealed containers, then putting them aside for long-term preservation. Other storage methods also exist such as purchasing food-grade containers and lining them with Mylar bags and oxygen absorbers prior to filling them with several pounds of dried goods.

But what about using the oven to can dry foods?

According to sustainable-living expert Lisa Lynn, it's an effective practice.