The race to the White House was always going to be close, regardless of what the polls suggested. And no matter who won, there would inevitably be mourning from the opposition. It’s just the way things go. Along with that, fears of an imploding nation crop up. People thought Bush would shatter America. Obama was supposed to destroy the Constitution. If one looks at Twitter for more than a few seconds, they will Replace that many people fear Donald Trump’s presidency for various other reasons. Now, unless I’m mistaken, America still stands, and the Constitution is still intact. Sure, they initiated certain things that the opposition didn’t particularly care for, but America still stands strong. Perhaps we won’t implode with Trump, either. But before you start packing your bags and relocate to Canada (great place, mind you), sit down and take a deep breath. Things are going to be ok. If you’re a Trump supporter, you will no doubt already be feeling that. If you support Clinton or a third-party candidate, things might be a little bit more difficult for you. And that’s ok. It’s natural. Not all is lost. Now that I think about it, there is one fool-proof method to feeling better. Food. Food is good. Food makes you happy. But most importantly, food sustains life and provides energy. Regardless of result and “would be’s” and “could be’s” of this election, the importance of preparedness remains, and emergency food is a huge part of that. During the election coverage, I saw the Dow Jones plunge 750 points. I wasn’t too worried. Knee-jerk reactions like that tend to happen with the market during pivotal events. The day after the election, the Dow Jones climbed at least 200 points the morning after the election. See? Things are already looking up! I bring up the financial market as an example of why it’s important to always have food on hand. Sometimes, stocks drop and food prices go up. Other times disasters strike and food just isn’t available in the stores. And then you have a new president elected and you just don’t know what will happen. But that’s life, isn’t it? You never know exactly what will happen. By preparing ahead of time with food, water, and gear, you’ll be prepared for anything, whether it’s expected or not. The election isn’t going to usher in the end of the world (knock on wood), but it still brings uncertainty (just look at the stock market). That being said, “fear” isn’t a word we like to use here. Instead, we prefer “hope.” Hope can come in many shapes and sizes, but one particular method of feeling hope is by having shelves stocked with emergency food. That way, no matter what chaos breaks into your life, fear will be replaced by food, which will leave you with the pleasant aftertaste of hope.