Austin, Texas (PressExposure) March 31, 2009 -- âThe demand for non-perishable foods, such as MREâs and dehydrated meals â anything that has a long shelf-life â has increased dramatically over the past 6 months.â notes SurvivalOutpost.com co-owner Brian French. To meet the ever-increasing demand for food supplies, SurvivalOutpost.com recently established a supplier relationship with Honeyville Farms, a leading producer of non-perishable foods. âFrom the day we launched our new line of dehydrated foods, the demand has been amazing. People are clearly becoming increasingly nervous about basic provisions, such as food and water, and they are buying these products in bulk,â says French.
In fact, 80 percent of all SurvivalOutpost.comâs transactions are for Non-Perishable Survival Food [http://www.survivaloutpost.com/servlet/StoreFront] and Water Storage & Purification Supplies [http://www.survivaloutpost.com/servlet/StoreFront], advises French.
What is driving this dramatic increase in food hoarding?
âWell, for one, all you have to do is Google âFood Shortagesâ or âFood Hoardingâ to see that there is already a significant and compelling on-line conversation going on about potential global shortages in the food supply and distribution network. The whole conversation about peak oil comes to mind here,â says Kevin Baum, Brianâs business partner. âBut what we really think is driving this demand, and what our customers are telling us, is that there is an emerging realization among mainstream people â in other words, folks just like you and me â that societyâs current level of growth in terms of consumption, waste, population, debt and the like, is simply not sustainable. It canât last. Many people think the system is going to break, and they are starting to prepare for it.â
It would certainly seem that trends with the global economy are determined to reinforce this fear. Food hoarding, a practice that was once relegated to the fringe, is rapidly becoming mainstream, it appears.
âIt is no longer just a responsible precaution to natural disasters, todayâs interest in Emergency Preparedness Supplies [http://www.survivaloutpost.com/servlet/StoreFront] and Non-Perishable Survival Food [http://www.survivaloutpost.com/servlet/StoreFront] appears to have a sense of urgency about it. Itâs more visceral,â explains Baum.
Driven perhaps by the rapidly increasing number of credible and authoritative on-line sources that provide sobering assessments of the future, such as Chris Mastersonâs The Crash Course video among others; not too mention the entertainment industryâs recent infatuation with end-of-the-world scenarios (there are three blockbusters slated for 2009 depicting the end of world), there appears to be a growing interest in self-sufficiency, motivated by a general sense of unease.
âWhere people put their money is generally a good indicator of where their interest lies. And right now it appears as if a whole lot of people are interested in food storage. These are interesting times,â concludes Baum.
SurvivalOutpost.com is an on-line retail store specializing in emergency preparedness supplies, non-perishable survival food, and survival equipment for individuals, families and businesses. For more information, see http://www.SurvivalOutpost.com