EBT System Failure and Empty Wal-Mart Shelves: A Warning We MUST Heed

Monday, October 14, 2013

When asked the point of stockpiling food and other essential items many people will wax eloquently about planning for EMP (Electro-magnetic Pulse) attacks, total bank collapse, or a government collapse of some kind. And while these scenarios are typically considered to be far-fetched and “crazy”, there are many other reasons for being prepared. Saturday, October 12 provided yet another reason for why it is important that you are prepared for any type of emergency.

Millions of Americans are currently enrolled in the EBT system. This is an electronic card, similar to a debit card, which allows the user to purchase food. The term EBT is a simple way of referring to the food stamp system. Want to see what happens when there is a glitch in the food stamp system?

As you can see the shelves are picked clean. While there are many stories that could be written regarding the lack of self control, the failure of the United States government, or the stupidity of the Wal-Mart executives, the real story here is the mass panic and violence that can strike in a matter of minutes.

Imagine it for a moment: mass hysteria, panic, competing gangs of hoarders. These are the terms that could be used to describe the scene that unfolded across the United States as the EBT system crashed and burned for less than 24 hours. So what does this have to do with you and your family?

If this type of panic and confusion can wipe out a store the size of Wal-Mart in a matter of hours, what do you think will happen when an actual emergency strikes? What will the streets and the aisles look like in the event of a financial crisis or a weather phenomenon? Obviously there is a real issue brewing here.

The reason you need to prepare yourself and your family is for this very scenario. You never know when the walls will come down. While the system has since been reinstated and the issues have supposedly been rectified, there will come a day when the systems no longer work and there will be no “authorities” around to help you and your family.

Making the right moves now will not only help you weather a storm but it will put you several steps ahead of the rioting masses when the bottom falls out. Prepare yourself. Do not allow yourself to be wooed into a false sense of security. Perhaps Ben Franklin said it best…  

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin

Waiting for a reason to act will leave you woefully unprepared. Don’t wait. If you want to survive when the bottom falls out, start prepping now.


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