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(H/T to salgak) Originally posted by: salgak. 
Dehydrated/Long-storage food is nearly impossible to get right now. WHY ?? Seems the Feds just placed a billion-dollar-plus order for long-storage food. http://www.examiner.com/finance-examiner-in-national/terror-threats-rising-as-fema-orders-1-billion-dehydrated-food My paranoid side says they know something that we don’t.
I usually don’t go into Doom ‘n Gloom.  Yes, my wife does stock up on non-perishable goods.  I stubbed my toe once at our bed and discovered she’d place a tray full of canned food under it.  I’m also told that it’s a standard practice for LDS and RLDS folks to keep a year’s supply of food on hand for emergencies.  I have no issue with that either.
But as I said, I don’t subscribe to all the conspiracies and TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) alarmist rants.  
Then I read this…

Terror threats rising as FEMA orders $1 Billion in dehydrated food 

February 24th, 2011 1:22 pm ET

Terror threats appear to be on the rise as FEMA has rushed a $1 Billion order of dehydrated food in the event of attacks on domestic targets in the US.
This is also coming on the heels of one of the largest terror drills performed by the US Navy on American soil, as Operation Solid Curtain is taking place this week.
In an article Tuesday from the Beaufort Observer, many of the largest suppliers of dehydrated foods in the country are dropping their distributors and customers to dedicate their resources to supplying a billion dollar FEMA request and purchase.

One of the nation’s largest suppliers of dehydrated food has cut loose 99% of their dealers and distributors. And it’s not because of the poor economy. It’s because this particular industry leader can no longer supply their regular distribution channels. Why not? Because they’re using every bit of manufacturing capacity they have to fulfill massive new government contracts. Look, the government has always been a customer of the industry to some extent. But according to our sources, this latest development doesn’t represent simply a change of vendor on the government’s part. It’s a whole new magnitude of business.
And that’s not all.

Apparently, even though they’ve cut off their regular consumer markets, the industry leader I’ve just mentioned still can’t produce enough survival food to meet the government’s vast requirements. How do we know? Earlier this month, FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) put out a Request for Proposal, or RFP, for even more dehydrated food. The RFP called for a 10-day supply of meals – for 14 million people. That’s 420 million meals. Typically, FEMA maintains a stockpile of about 6 million meals. Why the sudden need to increase the stockpile by 420 million more? (And that’s in addition to whatever our aforementioned industry leader is supplying.) It almost seems like they’re trying to stock a modern day “Noah’s Ark,” doesn’t it?

Just makes you wonder doesn’t it?