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Prepper lessons from the potato famine

The Irish Potato famine of 1845 lasted nearly six years. It killed more than a million
people, but not for lack of food. It's true that a mysterious fungus destroyed the
crops, but the wealthy land owners are the ones who wouldn't budge.

The tenant workers had to pay rent and live off the land. They raised sheep and
cattle and exported the rest to Great Britain. The rest of the land was for the farmer
and his family and they grew potatoes because they were cheap, grow in just
about any soil, and were abundant. They lived on potatoes and water, until the
problem of "the great blight" infecting the potato crop. About 75% of the potatoes
were affected!

The Irish lived on seaweed and grass, and eventually sold all their material goods
for food. All the while Ireland had plenty of other crops, unfortunately those crops
were being sent back to Great Britain for a profit, and the farmers were not being
fed. They were starving! Approximately a million people perished.

Ireland lost about 25% of its population as landlords evicted their tenants, and as
the people rebelled. They moved to Canada and the United States.

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