Monday, June 10, 2013

Prepping - Canadian style

If you are preparing for the doomsday scenario, you have to stock up on vital supplies.

When you do it at the governmental level you call it "reserves": like oil reserves, or some such.

Well in Canada they have the maple syrup reserve.

The only problem, somebody has been stealing it.

Liquid Gold
Jacqueline Deslauriers, Finance and Development, June 2013 (hat tip MR)
It was a heist the Pink Panther would have been proud of: over several months, a gang of thieves surreptitiously siphoned off hundreds of thousands of gallons of maple syrup worth more than $18 million from Canada’s global strategic maple syrup reserve.­
That’s right: a global strategic maple syrup reserve. If you have never heard of it, you are not alone. Few had until the 2012 theft became public knowledge. The reserve is a Canadian cartel: something of a one-nation version of OPEC for maple syrup.

4 comments:

PioneerPreppy said...

They are coming for the pancake mix next.

kymber said...

bahahahahaha! i told you that i read every single post, Russell, but don't comment on all of them.

this post is awesome! and yes, of course we have a maple syrup reserve - we ARE canadian!!!!

and let me tell you - us canadians got really upset by this thievery. some of us were so upset that we wrote strongly-worded letters to our members of parliament! like strongly-worded!!!!

your friend,
kymber

jambaloney said...

don't let quebec know you are making fun of them!

btw - americans bought a whole bunch of it:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/story.html?id=7932184

russell1200 said...

Pioneer: LOL
Kymber: Even unprintable ones! Wow! Who needs a second amendment when you have strong unprintable words!
Jambaloney: Well you-all did put the storage location near Quebec, which is infamous in U.S. law enforcement circles for being a center of scam artist, possibly even rivaling Florida.