I got a hoax press release on Friday about Chile declaring war on Peru. But meanwhile, there are lots of real wars gong on. Fierce fighting has broken out in Lebanon. And to top it off, crude oil spiked to an all-time high of $126 per barrel, in part because of tensions between Venezuela and Columbia.
In the midst of all this war news, the ongoing global grain shortage crisis is likely to cause additional civil wars, and possibly cross-border wars. It is all too clear that we are living in very dangerous times. Let’s call them fragile times. In such circumstances it is prudent to be well prepared. Si vis pacem, para bellum. If you haven’t done so already, get your beans, bullets, and Band-Aids squared away, muy pronto. This advice is meant for all of SurvivalBlog’s readers–all over the globe. (We have readers in 130+ countries.) Modern commerce is now so globalized that shortages and conflict anywhere affect us all. Pray hard.