Bluestem suspects that the Winona County Republicans mostly wanted to share the image in the Federalist Papers' photo (from Union Grove ISD in rural Upshur County, Texas), but a bonus followed the photo caption:
Serious events are about to hit the US Economy. Do you know about the 37 food items that vanish first in a crisis? See how to get them in this video here: - http://l-bitly.com/37Things
That's a link to an "EMERGENCY MESSAGE: Americans proven to be over-confident and underprepared lack these crucial items – and may not have a chance to buy them later… "
The video doesn't actually tell those who watch what they are; rather, those who freak out over the message of the impending crisis--extreme weather or market crash or FEMA camps or any of a long laundry list shared by the video's narrator--can plunk down some dollars to get the list.
Fortunately, those who have the sense to just google SoldOutAfterCrisis.Com can find product reviews for the list on Amazon and prepper forums, more that what the Federalist Papers or the Winona County Republicans were able to do before sharing.
The Amazon reviews are all negative. Typical:
So I saw a little tab on a web-page that talked about "The 37 critical items."
I spent Waaay too long watching/listening to a teasing video about "this" is the most important thing, I will tell you what "that" is. And then at the end it is just a pitch to buy this book.
So what are the 37 things? (I did some research on the web, for FREE.) Pretty much what you would expect. They focus a lot on stockpiling (I'm a "prepper" myself, and don't necessarily see this as a bad thing, just totally P/O.'ed about this miserable video/advertisement) raw materials (honey, rice, beans, fruits, vegetables, seeds) as opposed to MRE's or more processed meals like canned chili.
In the end, I think we all know MORE about survival than this would ever teach us, and if you would like to know more, get yourself a BOY SCOUT HANDBOOK. It's better and cheaper than this k-ra-ap.
You can find the list here:
This is his list of 37 items. Enjoy---------
Water, pasta, rice, Canned soups, meats, veggies, fruit.
Popcorn, salt, milk (condensed or powdered), cereal, beef jerky, grains.
Cooking oil, sports drinks, nuts, pickles, dried fruits, spices, honey, crackers.
Baking essentials, power bars, instant rice, coffee, alcohol.
Hard candies, dehydrated canned entrees, juice powders, protein drinks, peanut butter, Long lasting treats ( twinkies, etc.)
Salsa, Ramen noodles, fresh fruit, baby food and pet food.
Glad I didn't fork over any cash for this. Anyone serious about prepping can come up with this list on their own.
Bluestem will probably forage for wild mushrooms and crawdads before we eat twinkies and consume sports drinks, but there's no arguing taste. Perhaps a systems crash might allow Minnesotans to test Wright County Republican and North Star Tea Party Patriot Walter Hudson's free market game management hypothesis.
Screenshot: From the Winona County Republican Facebook.
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