Food Map USA


Wild plums from our trees.

I talk a lot about food on this blog – growing it, harvesting it, prepping it, preserving it and cooking it. It’s probably the most basic of human needs outside of water. You can cobble together a shelter in an emergency (we’re not talking modern housing, OK?). You can scavenge something to wear. But if the cupboard is bare, you’re SOL. So this food map should make you sit up and pay attention.

These eggs feed us, pigs, dogs, cats and (if hard-boiled and smashed) the chickens themselves.

For most people, their food comes from somewhere else. It’s transported by trucks, planes and trains, all of which run on oil. As the food map shows, a tremendous amount of that food comes from a very few locations. A whopping lot of it comes from southern California – six counties, as a matter of fact. In other words, your food supply is dependent on a LONG supply chain. What do you think is likely to happen to this food map if there’s a trucker’s strike, a major California earthquake (The Big One is long overdue) or we get into a shooting war in the Middle East?

Summer apples, grown on our trees.

Summer squash: Black Zucchini, Early Prolific Straightneck, Cocozelle, Yellow Patty Pan and a few Crystal Apple cucumbers.

It ain’t going to be pretty. Now is an excellent time to take a good hard look at your local food sources. Support them – it could be your life you save.

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2 Responses to Food Map USA

  1. littleleftie says:

    Excellent points. It is common sense, to be more self-reliant. However, common sense just isn’t that common any more!!
    Thanks, once again, for a thought-provoking post.

    • Bee says:

      Isn’t that the truth. I am constantly amazed at people who are considered well-educated who don’t seem to be able to reason from point A to point B, let alone point C. And you’re welcome!

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