The Time To “Get Prepared” Is Almost Over

by | Oct 12, 2021 | Headline News | 27 comments

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    This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream. 

    What I am going to share with you in this article is extraordinarily alarming, but I want my readers to clearly understand what time it is.  It is human nature to procrastinate, and when we aren’t faced with a fixed deadline there is a tendency to assume that there is always “more time” to get something done.

    Over the years, I have begged and pleaded with my readers to get prepared, and some took that advice but many others didn’t.  Now I am getting emails from readers that are deeply alarmed by all of the craziness that is erupting all around us, and all of a sudden they want to play catch up.  I am glad that they are starting to wake up, but there is only so much that can be done in a limited amount of time, and in this environment, it has become much more difficult to get your hands on certain things.

    Let me give you an example.  At one time, buckets of emergency food were widely available and lots of sources were selling them.  Unfortunately, today they are in such demand that it is often difficult to find them.  In fact, if you go to the Augason Farms online store right now you will see this notice at the top of the page…

    Due to an extremely high order volume through all sales channels we are currently not able to receive any orders through our web site. All orders previously placed will still be shipped.

    Augason Farms Products are still available through other national sales channels both on line and in-store and also through other reputable on-line vendors. We expect to turn this site back on just as soon as possible.

    Sadly, it appears that the online store will not be returning for an extended period of time because Augason Farms has announced that it will be ending operations for 90 days…

    Storable food mega-supplier Augason Farms has ceased operations for 90 days, citing, “global raw-material shortages” and “substantial delays” in procurement and production.

    Augason Farms would certainly like to make food buckets for all of us, and vast hordes of people would certainly like to buy them, but the raw materials just aren’t available.

    The company sent out a letter to distributors and retailers informing them of Augason’s decision to suspend business

    “Regrettably, BCG [the parent company owner of Augason Farms] cannot fulfill your orders on time; therefore, this letter communicates our decision to suspend business for the next 90 days, effective immediately,” says an October 7th, 2021 letter issued by Mark Augason, President of Augason Farms, to Augason Farms distributors and retailers (see letter below).

    “During these 90 days, we will secure and stockpile raw materials and take measures to accelerate our round-the-clock production output,” the letter continues. “We are confident that this reset period will help us better serve you with on-time, complete shipments in the future,” the letter adds.

    You can see the letter for yourself right here.

    There are still some Augason products available at various online retailers, but they will disappear soon.

    And once they are gone, they may not be available for a long time.

    Meanwhile, other shortages continue to become more severe all across the country.  Over the weekend, the Daily Mail posted an article about the intense shortages that pharmacies in New York City are experiencing…

    Shelves in pharmacies across New York City have been left nearly barren because supplies are not getting through amid an ongoing global squeeze.

    Stores such as CVS, Walgreens and Duane Reade are all running very low on goods.

    Yes, things really are this bad.

    That same article pinned the blame for these shortages on U.S. supply chain problems

    Supplies are being held up on cargo ships that are taking up to four weeks to dock at US ports.

    A lack of manpower to unload them and to drive goods around the US is causing a giant backlog.

    But this isn’t just happening in the United States.

    All over the globe, shortages are rapidly growing, and it is being projected that they will get even worse in the months ahead.  One really good article that I came across used the phrase “hydra of bottlenecks” to describe what we are facing…

    The Everything Shortage is not the result of one big bottleneck in, say, Vietnamese factories or the American trucking industry. We are running low on supplies of all kinds due to a veritable hydra of bottlenecks.

    If the current state of affairs was not bad enough, now a major energy crisis is starting to having a dramatic impact on factory production all over the planet…

    Factories in China and Europe have temporarily shuttered or at least reduced output because of the energy crisis. More than 60 companies in China have suffered power-related disruptions so far, and the list is likely to grow, says Jena Santoro of Everstream Analytics.

    The biggest impact will be felt by consumers in the form of higher prices as inflated energy prices will cascade into increased manufacturing costs, said Dawn Tiura, president of the Sourcing Industry Group.

    Perhaps you are seeing all of this happen and you have decided that you had better stockpile the things that you are going to need for the times that are coming.

    That is a good decision, but it won’t be easy.

    Right now, there are certain things that you won’t be able to get, and you are just going to have to accept that reality.

    In other cases, certain products may be available but supplies are limited.

    Of course, everything is more expensive than it used to be, and prices will continue to rise with each passing week.

    For a long time, so many people mocked those that were putting so much time and energy into prepping.

    But now the tables have turned, and the preppers are being vindicated.

    I hope that a lot of you are starting to understand why I worked so hard to try to get people to prepare ahead of time over the years.

    The times that we are moving into are going to be beyond challenging, and I want my readers to be mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially prepared as much as possible.

    Unfortunately, there is not much time left to prepare, and so much suffering is on the horizon.

    ***It is finally here! Michael’s new book entitled “7 Year Apocalypse” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.***

    About the Author: My name is Michael Snyder and my brand new book entitled “7 Year Apocalypse” is now available on  In addition to my new book, I have written five others that are available on including  “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America”“The Beginning Of The End”“Get Prepared Now”, and “Living A Life That Really Matters”. (#CommissionsEarned)  By purchasing the books you help to support the work that my wife and I are doing, and by giving it to others you help to multiply the impact that we are having on people all over the globe.  I have published thousands of articles on The Economic Collapse BlogEnd Of The American Dream, and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe.  I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but I also ask that they include this “About the Author” section with each article.  The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial, or health decisions.  I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and anyway that you can share these articles with others is a great help.  During these very challenging times, people will need hope more than ever before, and it is our goal to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many people as we possibly can.



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      1. Hopefully more people will take some steps to protect their families. It’s amazing that people will buy insurance without hesitation, but always delay taking steps to protect their family’s safety and security with some preps (food, water, medical supplies, protection, etc.).

      2. I thank you immensely…. I tuned into you and a handful of others in recent years in what I would say was the nic of time, I’m headed to the supply store tomorrow for my final supply prep, 2 tons of anthracite, just in case for this winter and while I understand I’m sure I’m not prepared for everything I will now be prepared for most anything.

        Thank you again good sir, may we all become closer with our inner frontiersman and our inner humanities.

      3. The times ahead will be unlike any ever seen in the US. It will be a never ending slide into a worsening depression. The broken supply chains will not be mended. Eventually there will be rolling blackouts and then one day, the power will go off for good. The trucks will have already stopped running and the stores cleared out by looters.

        There are no solutions. You will most likely die along with billions of others when something you need to survive can no longer be obtained, be it food, water, medicine, heat, shelter or any of a number of things you have not prepared for.

        It will be a dilemma…not just a bump in the road. It’s the end of Industrial Civilization. It means death for everyone who is not already able to live without any inputs that need brought in from other places. That will probably be 99% of the population except maybe the Amish types. You may only survive if you already live like the Amish, and then only if you are not killed before the rest die off.

        People will blame this person, or the government, or that group, but the truth is that it is the culmination of a too complex system that requires ever growing inputs of energy to function (The Collapse of Complex Societies by Joseph Tainter). When the energy becomes unavailable at any price, the fragile supply chains begin to fracture and stop (Trade Off by David Korowicz). This is only the beginning. Next comes runs on fuel and food. But it doesn’t matter. Nothing can put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Even those who survive the early stages of collapse will eventually eat their way through their food stores and starve.

        I need a drink…

        • Cheers JRS! We have an offgrid place that we can live for a few years but eventually they will come for us too. Glad we are older and had some form of freedom and fun. The sheep are being slaughtered and they are taking everyone else with them. Humanity is pathetic, they have never been free and never will be. People are insane having kids in this time and place, they will be doomed and suffer the worst of it all. People will turn into rats to try and survive so beware telling people too much. Here’s to the good times we had ol buddy (tipping a jar).

          • Hey, Genius. Cheers back to you.

            Things seem to be going downhill faster and faster.

            Say…mebbe you and Warchild better soon schedule your SHTF porch party while you still can.

        • Always thought Joel with Strategic Relocation was a little nutty. Then this… We have been driving to remote places we’ve never seen before, small towns, there is a clear trade off and downgrade of living standard. The thing is, in pursuit of liberty, but the lines keep moving.

          We were convinced MT was the place to go, because of House Bill 702 on vaccine discrimination, but now that’s being shut down. TX is no bueno, the migration issue. AZ the same fate. What does that leave us? WY? Florida is not happening, not for us, that’s not a survivalist location.

          It’s also important to realize people will not just devolve instantly. There will be coordination and local community building and support. Don’t panic.

          This sucks, we don’t want to actually live off grid and run and hide. You have to fight for your rights because being the last man standing is meaningless.

          • I live partially offgrid and when needed can be totally offgrid. Where I live there is hundreds of like minded people whom will defend our places as needed, it will take the military to remove us. If that happens then there is NO hope left for anyone on this planet. The NWO will have won.

            • Take the military?

              A guy named Koresh once thought similarly, and that wasn’t even in serious times.

              You really think you and the few that stand with you can last against something like a total transportation block of your area?

              And that just requires a few local police to accomplish.

          • If the grid collapses it’s not going to matter where you are.
            Millions upon millions of people have the same plan of fleeing to the mountains if the grid collapses.
            Millions upon millions of people that have NEVER lived anywhere besides the city or suburbs will be armed in the mountains and so paranoid they will shit their pants and unload 15 rounds in all directions if a Bobcat screams or an owl screeches.
            Have you ever been in the mountains all alone at night and heard a Bobcat scream?
            It’s sounds like a woman screaming for her life.
            Good luck with the wife and kids in such a scenario they are not acclimated to and neither are you.
            Just stay put and ride it out.

      4. Can someone please give clear laymen instructions how to make this 100% recyclable solar panel, which they’ve known about for over a hundred years. As well as this device which captures wood stove heat and converts it to electricity, also another hundred year old invention. Did you know you can grow citrus fruits in freezing climates? The illusion we need a global supply chain, it’s just an illusion. I can’t find survival seeds anymore from my favorite suppliers either.

        The scale of deception goes beyond our lifetimes. Technology has not ‘evolved’, they way people presume it has.

        • Forget about making you own solar panel. You can buy them cheaper than you could make them yourself.
          Used solar panels go for 50 bucks each. They lose about 1% efficiency a year.

          Check out

          You will also need a Charge Controller, Combiner box, Disconnect box, Sine Wave Inverter and Batteries.

          • sure, you can buy them… until you can’t. Knowledge lasts, Amazon prime, not so much

      5. Wait…what am I reading here? May as well lay down and die? Tip a glass, it’s over? Anyone out there with THAT mindset needs to do the rest of us who are going to f*****g fight a favor and end it now so you don’t get in our way. Until you can no longer pick up rock and use it to save America, it is your DUTY as an American citizen to push back against tyranny! Everyone had better face the fact that a reckoning is coming and we’re way to far across the Rubicon to go back. Those of of you who have been living a “normalcy bias” existence need to unf**k yourselves and pick a side, because once the toilet is flushed your side will be decided for you without regard for your little feelings.

        Stop whing about how all is lost and figure out what YOU…yes, YOU can do to make sure we DON’T lose! Gimme a f*****g break folks! Grow a real spine and strap yourselves in, but don’t give up on the nation that has given YOU everything.

      6. Imagine a world with a population of no more than 1 billion people. Using gold/silver as money. No nuke plants, no mines you can see from space, lot’s of open spaces, 1/8 the amount of waste/trash, clean air/water, aaah but that was over 200 years ago…..

        • “Imagine a world with a population of no more than 1 billion people.”

          Probably more like 500 thousand (source: Georgia Guide Stones), got to be able to control those that are left. Spread everyone far and wide. Don’t want anything like an army to rebel against those in power.

      7. And this yahoo (Snyder) claims to know the Lord God….

        Let me say this loud and clear, then end of this temporal world is the beginning for the true born again by the Spirit of God – the blood bought slave of Christ…I say bring it on…the faster we go to hell in a hand basket in this world the sooner the return of Christ the Lord, the King of kings – Lord of lords.

        you can either fear man or fear God…

        God unilaterally makes the rules for He is the Sovereign Judge of all the earth and His creation.

        Now let me ask this…Do you fear man….? do you fear death….? read on to know Whom to fear!

        Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…

        do I fear what is happening, no not all, for I know it is the will of the Lord. The Lord is the One who is Sovereign and He is the One who brings about all things. The written word of God is His revealed will, yet He does have a secret will that we cannot know until things unfold and we see for our own eyes what God is doing…and yes this is of God, whether you want to accept that or not makes no difference to me.

        Can we use scripture to back up my claims…?

        lets start with 2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness.

        We are to learn from all scripture….now lets turn to the book of Acts and the book of Job:

        Acts 17:26 and He made from one man, every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined [their] appointed times, and the boundaries of their habitation.

        Job 12:23 “He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.

        Both these verse, from the OT and NT back up what each says…so we see we can learn from the OT and the NT alike…

        Are we something to God?…God needs nothing from us…for these words in Isaiah speaks this truth.

        Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, He taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before Him are as nothing ; and they are counted to Him less than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto Him? (Isa 40:15-18).

        How vastly different is the God of Scripture from the “god” of the average pulpit preached today!

        The preachers of today are modern day Pharisees, they fill your ears with lies and tell you how good you are to keep the dollars following in…

        leave the 501c3 church building and see for yourself that the Lord is God.

        I always speak the hard verse that people don’t want to hear, yet God did not save me to only give half of Him, I preach the full counsel of the word of God, I leave nothing out…I do not sugar coat, for sugar coated preaching is dangerous to the soul.

        Today we hear about the Love of God and yes we should for the epitome of Love is God for God is Love…yet the other side is the wrath of God and the indignation of God…yet all we hear today is the Love of God, which the devil has crept in the buildings to deceive even the elect.

        Just a few scriptures from the Old and New Testament to ponder on.

        Isaiah 45:7 The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the LORD who does all these.

        Amos 9:10 “All the sinners of My people will die by the sword, Those who say, ‘The calamity will not overtake or confront us.’

        Amos 3:6-7 6 If a trumpet is blown in a city will not the people tremble? If a calamity occurs in a city has not the LORD done it?
        7 Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.

        Psalm 9:17 The wicked will return to hell, Even all the nations who forget God.

        John 3:18 He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

        (the pastors of today want to preach John 3:16, but never get to John 3:18 for it does not suit their agenda)

        John 3:36 “He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

        Hebrews 10:26-31 26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

        James 4:4 You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.

        We are on the cusp of all out chaos / calamity. yet these time were spoken of long ago in the Holy Writ, the very word of God, the Son of God, God the Son said these days would come like birth pains upon a woman…they will begin slowly and then increase with intensity over time. God is angry and His patience has worn thin and judgment is coming upon us.

        My point of this is to show God is the One who is in charge…like it or not. He will bring about His plan for it was spoken long before the foundation of the world was ever laid….and no man can or will ever stop it…for the Lord God sits in the heavens and does as He pleases.

        To the true born again Christian, this should be comforting for we are in the palm of the hand of Jesus and His hand is wrapped by the Hand of the Father and no one can pluck us from His hand and when we die and all will die one day, we will be ushered in to glory with the society of saints….

        and for those who don’t know Christ as Lord and Savior, well you to will one day die and it will be a differnt outcome for you will be cast into the Lake of fire burning with brimstone….Confess now that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart He was raised from the grave and be saved for the one who believes will not be disappointed.

        I’ll leave you with the words of the beloved Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.

        Luke 12:5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He (GOD) has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

        Receive Christ now and fear not.

        Confess Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart He was raised from the grave and be saved from eternal suffering and torment.

        Praise be to GOD, One in Three, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, to Him be the glory forevermore. in the precious name of Jesus, amen.

        • John 14:15 “If ye love me, keep my commandments”. Are you keeping the Sabbath? Not eating pork? Keeping the Holy Days and Feasts?

          • Eating pork is one of the 613 laws those calling themselves Jews have to obey, they are listed in the Old Testament.

            • Well, Jesus kept the all the laws. He came to fulfill them, and not to destroy. We have been commanded to eat clean… Jew or Gentile.

              Easy question, are you keeping Sabbath?

      8. The question that is most important in my mind are they shutting because lack of foods or lack of buckets and can’s?????

      9. AMEN

      10. I’m not 100% sure, but this site has never named the
        true enemy—behind every war and genocide…who controls
        our news…is in charge of this scamdemic,
        teaches indoctrination instead of education, rules over
        Congress and the oval office…promotes white genocide
        and black criminals. They print our fake money and use
        debt to keep us under their financial thumb…

        “To win a war, you must know your enemy.
        And to know your enemy, you must name him.”

        For a quick history lesson, watch Europa: The Last Battle
        on Bitchute.

        “The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”
        George Orwell

        Here’s somebody that actually warned us about the true dangers of what would happen if we didn’t make the right

        The Franklin Prophecy
        The setting for the speech is a dinner table discussion purportedly recorded by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney during the convention of the Continental Congress. Primarily, it is a polemic arguing against admitting Jewish immigration into the newly formed United States. The text is as follows:[1]

        “There is a great danger for the United State of America. This great danger is the Jew. Gentlemen, in every land the Jews have settled, they have depressed the moral level and lowered the degree of commercial honesty. They have remained apart and unassimilated; oppressed, they attempt to strangle the nation financially, as in the case of Portugal and Spain.

        For more than seventeen hundred years they have lamented their sorrowful fate — namely, that they have been driven out of their motherland; but, gentlemen, if the civilized world today should give them back Palestine and their property, they would immediately find a pressing reason for not returning there. Why? Because they are vampires and vampires cannot live on other vampires –they cannot live among themselves. They must live among Christians and others who do not belong to their race.

        If they are not expelled from the United States by the Constitution within less than one hundred years, they will stream into this country in such numbers that they will rule and destroy us and change our form of Government for which we Americans shed our blood and sacrificed our life, property and personal freedom. If the Jews are not excluded within two hundred years, our children will be working in the field to feed Jews while they remain in the counting houses, gleefully rubbing their hands.

        I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude the Jews forever, your children and your children’s children will curse you in their graves. Their ideas are not those of Americans, even when they lived among us for ten generations. The leopard cannot change his spots. The Jews are a danger to this land, and if they are allowed to enter, they will imperil our institutions. They should be excluded by the Constitution.” Ben Franklin (source the Jewish ADL by way of Jewish Wikipedia):

        And because they basically go un-named…we are doomed.

      11. Any site that uses Michael Snyder, aka Mr. Chicken Little,
        has to be disinfo or controlled opposition. Probably both.
        There’s nothing worth reading from a site that moderates the

      12. The sheet is going to hit the fan, but I have to say….
        you forgot to mention who was doing the sheeting.

      13. Really people there is no need to prepare. Just get in line, get your government jab, and then you will be entitled to your free bowl of government soup!

      14. You have time to get right with Jesus the Christ, The anointed One.
        We are truly in last days. The Cain line will destroy it ALL. Know your Savior.

      15. I generally like the prepping community but some people slip in to this fantasy like scenario that is fed by movies that they’ve seen on TV. Unless there is an EMP there won’t be a catastrophic failure of the “system.” Far more likely is just a continuous low grade chaos like we are seeing now but infecting other areas in an unforeseen way. It’s very possible it’s intentional in order to gain control of the citizenry but it’s also possible it’s just ineptitude courtesy of the leftists.

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