"I will prepare and someday my chance will come."
-- Abraham Lincoln
The word ‘Dasein’ was used most famously by the philosopher Martin Heidegger in his masterpiece ‘Being and Time’. Some say that it means a structured awareness or a ‘way of life’. In the context of our company, it means all of these things. To inspire people to take responsibility for their existence in the most basic of ways requires certain awareness and a way of thinking if not a ‘way of life.’ Information you will find here and in the links will help you increase your awareness of why you need to be more prepared and invest in your personal Dasein System. Countries like Great Britain and Switzerland that import a large portion of their food supplies are particularly vulnerable to food shortages because even if you have money or other goods to trade for food, exporting countries could ban exports to keep reserves for their local populations that might become unruly in food crisis situations. Panic is reserved for people that do not prepare. We do not promote panic. We promote preparedness in the most basic of ways. By keeping food reserves.
Many people that decide to invest in a years worth of food reserves do so because of one simple principle that everyone should remember when investing money:
What have you got to lose, and what have you got to gain? If you have a lot to lose and little to gain, dont do it. If you have a lot to gain, and little to lose, do it.
+ As the world gets worse, we want to own one of the most universal currencies ever known to man. Food that you can eat, trade or sell.
Read some of the ideas from the following articles that are slowly leaking into mainstream consciousness:
TIME magazine – what does a week worth of food look like in your country? How could you ever think of storing a years worth of food? There is not enough space, and we want to eat fresh food! Think Dasein. http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1626519,00.html
BBC – Do you need to stock up the bunker? (link - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7379741.stm ) In the 1950s and 1960s, bunkers were a feature of many American suburban homes, populated by families fearful of the prospect of nuclear war. That threat has subsided, but now many reasonable people are stocking up on essential supplies in preparation for a new cataclysm. In a world in which people and systems are increasingly "interconnected", the potential for infrastructure to collapse is great. Political disturbances in Kenya, drought in Australia or crop disease in South America can quickly affect food prices in the UK. And globally, everything from modern mass agriculture to transport and industry is dependent on the availability of oil.
Inter Press Service - (link - http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=33268) The world is now eating more food than farmers grow, pushing global grain stocks to their lowest level in 30 years.
Rising population, water shortages, climate change, and the growing costs of fossil fuel-based fertilisers point to a calamitous shortfall in the world’s grain supplies in the near future, according to Canada’s National Farmers Union (NFU).
FP Foreign Policy - (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/04/20/peak_phosphorus)Peak Phosphorus
It’s an essential, if underappreciated component of our daily lives, and a key link in the global food chain. And it’s running out.
Time magazine - (http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1684910,00.html) After an oil crisis, a food crisis? Oil and food are closely linked and a shortage of oil or an increase in price WILL create shortages and increased prices in food.
Sceintific American - (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=civilization-food-shortages) Could food shortages bring down civilization? One of the toughest things for people to do is to anticipate sudden change. Typically we project the future by extrapolating from trends in the past. Much of the time this approach works well. But sometimes it fails spectacularly, and people are simply blindsided by events such as today’s economic crisis.
Telegraph .co.uk - (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/7601701/Volcano-chaos-could-continue-for-months.html) Volcano chaos could continue for months
The Icelandic volcano causing travel chaos across Europe could go on erupting for months, geologists have warned. Reports have already emerged of food beginning to rot at airports, with millions of pounds of vegetables and flowers destined for British supermarkets being destroyed in Kenya. If disruption continues into this week shoppers will begin to notice a shortage of a number of food products.