Mass Starvation: Why Most of America Is Unprepared

May 17, 2024 | Food, Food Storage, J.D. Rucker, Uncategorized

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In a compelling episode of Ready Radio, John had the unique opportunity to sit down with J.D. Rucker, CEO of Culper Family Beef and a prominent editor in the realms of survival and political commentary. As someone at the forefront of the survival industry, J.D.’s insights into the looming threat of mass starvation, such as the recent food crises in Yemen and South Sudan, and our preparedness—or lack thereof—paint a picture both intriguing and alarming.


Historically, America has been shielded from the harsh realities of famine. Our tales of hardship, such as the Great Depression or the Dust Bowl, while severe, never escalated to the widespread famines seen in other parts of the world. But with our modern dependency on complex supply chains and a move away from agrarian lifestyles, one must wonder: are we really prepared for a crisis of this magnitude? The potential consequences of not being prepared, such as food shortages, price hikes, and social unrest, are too significant to ignore.

The Essence of Being Prepared

During our conversation, J.D. delved into the essence of being prepared, drawing on his extensive experience in the survival food industry. His company, Culper Family Beef, stands out in this competitive market by partnering with local Texas ranchers to provide premium freeze-dried beef cuts—Ribeye, NY Strip, Tenderloin, and Sirloin—preserved through sous-vide cooking to retain flavor and nutritional value for up to 25 years. This innovative approach to food preservation ensures that you have access to high-quality, nutritious food even in the most challenging circumstances.

But this episode goes beyond discussing superior survival food options. J.D. challenges us to consider our individual and collective preparedness, which includes not just having enough food but also having the skills and resources to sustain ourselves in the event of a crisis. “How many of us know how to truly live off the land anymore?” he asked, prompting us to reflect on our skills and readiness.

Is Not Just About

Understanding the full scope of what it means to be prepared is not just about stocking up on emergency food. It’s about reassessing our skills, our community resources, and our resilience in the face of potential disasters.

  • Are you aware of how dependent you are on your local supermarket?
  • What skills do you have to source and prepare food if those supply chains are disrupted?
  • How can premium survival food like that offered by Culper Family Beef enhance your emergency preparedness plans?

Join us in this enlightening episode of Ready Radio as J.D. Rucker and John Rush delve into these pivotal questions and provide insights that could potentially reshape your perception of preparedness in the modern world. Listen now—your future self might just thank you for it.

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