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3 Tips to Ensure Disaster Preparedness

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:02 Written by 

The latest government effort to apparently reduce the population revolves around bringing people with Ebola to America. Dr. Kent Bradley was working with Ebola patients in Liberia when he contracted the disease, as was missionary Nancy Writebol. Both, for whatever reason, were flown back to the USA for treatment despite the highly-contagious nature of the virus.

Dr. Gail Derin and Dr. Vickie Menear, who have both studied similar flu-like viruses, concluded in the book "Poisons That Heal," that Ebola can be contained and potentially cured with rattlesnake venom or yellow viper venom. Of course, it's a matter of time before the U.S. government starts encouraging people to get some type of vaccine for the disease, when all of this could have easily been prevented by not allowing infected individuals into the lower 48.

Whether a SHTF scenario is the result of natural disaster or a government-made one, it appears the process is being accelerated, and preparation will be key for survival. These three tips will ensure you're ready for just about anything.

Gas Masks

We've all just witness the U.S. government allowing a deadly disease into the country for no apparent reason. It would be irresponsible to believe they're beyond unleashing other biological and chemical weapons onto an unwitting populous.

Gas masks can cost upwards of $300, which puts them out of the price range for most Americans. But the Israeli military made hundreds of thousands of civilian gas masks in the 1990s for non-militants in the event of a chemical attack, which are now available for anyone in the USA to buy. These masks are inexpensive, and are equipped with NATO-approved filters which provide comprehensive protection from nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.

The masks should be readily-accessible at all time, preferably hanging near the sleeping quarters of each family member.

Food Options

The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology found in 2004 that 85 percent of soy beans grown in the USA are genetically modified. Further, virtually all cattle, hog, and chicken feeds are made from genetically modified soybeans and corn. It's time to do the family a favor, put those old .22 caliber rifles to work, and start harvesting your own meat from nature.

Rabbits and raccoons are the most-abundant small game out there that provide nice-sized meals for individuals and families. Bigger game, like one deer, can potentially provide over 100 pounds of meat. You'll need to take a North Carolina hunter education course before the state will issue a hunting license for big game. But the practice you can get in, without being hassled by rangers, will be invaluable when store shelves are empty.

Those who have extra space in the house can consider indoor box gardening. There are several DIY options that can yield seedless watermelons, tomatoes, salad greens, and many other fruits and veggies. A raised-bed outdoor garden is also an option for seasonal planters.

Safe Room

An underground bunker a few miles away from your property is an ideal shelter for nearly all SHTF scenarios. Unfortunately, vacant land in North Carolina is expensive and thus unattainable for most residents. But a safe room within your own house can be equally effective for protection against hurricanes, tornadoes, and even the force of a nearby bomb or missile blast.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) used to provide Americans with useful information. The blueprints to build a FEMA-approved safe room in your home are available via the agency's website. You basically reinforce all the walls, doors, and windows in one room or large closet of a house to protect from severe outside conditions. They can even protect from bullets and other projectiles. A small safe room still comes with a price tag of around $6,000. But you can contact your State Hazard Mitigation Office and inquire about grants being offered for certain projects.

There is no such thing as being over-prepared or hyper-prepared for disaster in today's world. But covering the basics will give your family the best chance to survive.

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