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Preparedness Tips (Oct. 20, 2014):
While many are pushing the panic button (because Ebola has a 70-90% mortality
rate), it's important to remember the mantra of the prepping community: namely to
"hope for the best, but prepare for the worst." Here's how to do just that with our
preparedness tips, alerts and ideas...

  • Ebola: Prepare now, panic later.

  • Pandemic Mask Consideration: While an NBC gas mask offers maximum
    protection, what will you do if your gas mask becomes infected? Nuclear
    Biological and Chemical gas masks serve to protect you from toxic gases and
    fumes, and they have the benefit in a pandemic situation of sealing over the
    nose and mouth to create a superior barrier over traditional surgical masks;
    however, NBC gas masks are also not disposable! It presents a contamination
    problem, which is why preppers should stock plenty of N-100 respirator masks
    and know the proper way to remove them. Pictured left is an N-100 respirator
    mask If you don't already have a gas mask, you may be out of luck.


  • Shortage of Nitrile Gloves. Liberia has been reporting a shortage of Nitrile
    gloves and its only a matter of time when the United States will report the same
    given the current pandemic scramble. Nitrile gloves, pictured immediate left, are
    manufactured using synthetic polymers making them more puncture resistant
    than ordinary rubber gloves. Double gloving is important for handling bodily
    fluids of an Ebola victim (sick and deceased individuals).

  • Nigeria may have effectively wiped out Ebola. The World Health Organization
    (WHO) may announce Nigeria Ebola Free, shortly. What has Nigeria done
    differently? They did at least these four things:
  1. Nanosilver: Nigeria was given Nanosilver as an experimental drug
    according to the Wall Street Journal article by Gbenga Akingbule, Aug. 15.
    2014. Ebola Virus: Nigerian Patients to Be Given Experimental Drug.  
  2. Closed borders: Nigeria closed their borders as CNN reported on Aug. 22,
    2014.
  3. Schools Shut down.  Nigeria closed primary and secondary schools until
    mid October. Schools, while they were open, employed no touch
    temperature readings. Optimally, an infrared thermometer, as pictured
    immediate left, is an ideal addition to your first aid supplies.
  4. Hand washing: Nigeria promoted effective hand washing techniques.

  • Bleach and Ebola: Bleach can kill Ebola on surfaces. Clorox sales are
    skyrocketing and the most effective of their products towards combating Ebola is
    Ultra Clorox 02490 96-Ounce Germicidal Bleach, pictured right. Clorox Germicidal
    Bleach cleans and disinfects exam tables, floors, bed rails, tables and equipment
    surfaces. It effectively kills 38 microorganisms and is 61,500 ppm sodium
    hypochlorite (6.15 percent) with a pH level at approximately 11.5. As well, EPA-
    registered disinfectant. Now, more than ever, it's time to stock up on bleach and
    other disinfectants, like Steramine Quaternary Sanitizing Tablets, for when the
    bleach runs out.

  • Is Ebola Curable with NanoSilver 10ppm? Dr. Rima Laibow says yes, and
    points to declassified research about a nutrient effective in neutralizing Ebola
    (nanosilver 10 parts per million)! The declassified research in 2009 from the
    Department of Defense shows that NanoSilver 10ppm (not to be confused with
    Colloidal Silver) inactivates and neutralizes the Ebola virus. Silver Biotics,
    pictured immediate right, in the blue bottle, is nanosilver 10ppm.

  • Avoid the grocery stores during a pandemic:

  • Is Ebola Airborne? If we trust the CDC, "Ebola is contagious only if the person is
    experiencing active symptoms;" however, Forbes provides speculation that
    Ebola could be an airborne virus.

  • Enterovirus is coming (grab your thieves oil)! With all the talk of Ebola, there's
    another pandemic on the rise:  Enterovirus EV-D68 is spreading with thousands
    of kids nationwide. What are the symptoms of EV-D68? Primarily Enterovirus is a
    respiratory illness, accompanied by fever, skin rash, mouth blisters, body and
    muscle aches. Its' time to get out your Thieves oil, elderberry, Calcium pills and
    other super immunity boosters.


  • Prepping with kids: Instill a passion for preparedness! In prepping with kids,
    you'll find kid-sized ear loop masks offering a layer of protection for cold and flu
    season, and much more. A great read with your child is Prepper Pete Prepares.
    Finally, if you have kids, you'll want a 260-gallon water tank that will ensure a
    family of four has water for three months.

  • What's on your bucket list? There are dozens of projects you could be starting
    today if you have a 5-gallon food grade bucket. We have dozens of ideas to get
    you started prepping with a 5-gallon bucket.

  • 37 Critical Foods To Hoard.  With the various pandemic threats out there, it's
    time to freshen up your preppers pantry to ensure you have food stored up to
    survive at home and minimize your exposure to potentially ill people.




  • Need a new prepper project? Take a look at our popular Prepper's TO DO list,
    which we recently updated and revised.


  • Have you stashed a pair of old shoes in your car yet? Do it now. Place a pair of
    sturdy and comfortable old shoes or boots in your car and another at your place
    of work, so you'll always have a means of walking out on foot, should you be
    unable to take public transportation or your car home. Old shoes have worn to
    your foot, so you'll be less likely to blister. You won't want to walk home in flip
    flops, sandals or high heels. After a disaster, you may find broken glass or
    people to evade. You may have to run, kick or hike out to safety! Think with your
    best foot forward.

  • Can you eat freeze dried chicken without cooking it? Yes! You could eat freeze
    dried chicken straight from the mylar bag and it makes a tasty snack! Pictured
    immediate right in a Lodge cast iron skillet, is Legacy Foods chicken. Legacy
    offers NON-GMO meats, coffee, milk, fruits and veggies and other high quality
    emergency prepared foods. While there is no cooking required for a protein
    snack of this freeze dried chicken, left it is prepared by adding 1-1/2 cups water
    to a cup of meat and garnished with cilantro, lime, bell peppers and onions as
    part of a Mexican fiesta. You can live well in uncertain times if you plan ahead
    with quality emergency foods. Plan a Mexican Fiesta with shelf stable foods!

  • Potatoes in the pantry: Ten pounds of potatoes! Left, Augason Farms sliced
    and dehydrated potatoes is good to have in your deep larder. Make casseroles,
    add to stews, think scalloped potatoes.

  • One stove that takes three fuels? Yes. The Volcano 3 Collapsible Cookstove,
    pictured both left and right, will help you grill, wok, bake, roast or use a dutch
    oven and it take three fuels! Propane, charcoal and wood.  Never be without a
    source of heat for cooking. Whether you camp regularly, need a portable grill for
    tailgating, or need an off-grid solution for emergencies, the extremely versatile
    Volcano Collapsible grill and stove is the answer.

  • Did you pack everything? 50 Survival Items you Forgot to buy. We compiled a
    list of fifty survival gadgets in all to improve your chances for survival or make life
    off grid easier. Granted, this isn't your ordinary list.

  • Got emergency drinks? Something not often talked about in prepper circles are
    emergency drinks, and yet the smartest and happiest preppers on the planet
    will pack not just water, but a variety of emergency drinks and drink packets for
    energy, vitamins, and nutrients, electrolytes, a boost in morale, and more!

  • Do you know the first signs of dehydration? Besides hoarding medical supplies,
    you must understand treatment and care and be aware of the signs of
    dehydration, including dizziness, nausea, muscle cramps and tiredness. To
    remedy dehydration, mix a pink of salt in almost a pint of water and drink. (Use a
    mason jar in the pint size, and fill it up about 3/4 of the way.)

  • Dude get your pantyhose! An old military trick is to wear pantyhose underneath
    the socks to help avoid friction and blisters for long hikes. It's just one of those
    weird survival tricks that works. You'll also stay warmer when wearing
    pantyhose and keep chiggers and ticks at bay. With pantyhose you can filter
    water or improvise a fishing net, even use it to carry food you gather in the wild.
    Wear them, ladies and gentlemen!

  • Got water? A family of four needs 270 gallons for a three-month supply,
    according to Utah State University. We have a unique water storage tank that
    will fill 260 gallons. (The the other ten gallons are up to you.)

  • Nebo is Neato! The Nebo lantern generates and stores power by 4 methods of
    charging: Solar power, AC power, DC power and wind up. No batteries needed.
    EVER, just super bright white light whenever you need it.

  • Why is a tea bag in first aid kits? Why is tea important in surviving uncertain
    times? Did you ever stop and wonder why a tea bag is in a first aid kit? Survival
    tea (how to use and why you should stockpile):   Tea has amazing health
    benefits whether ingested or placed topically to remedy medical ailments. We've
    compiled some ten compelling reasons to include tea bags in your stockpiles,
    bugout bags and medical kits. Tea bags are a pain reliever (particularly
    toothaches)! As well, tea makes an excellent tinder, so be sure to pack some
    bags of tea in your bugout bag and discover more uses of tea in preparedness.

  • Fall is almost here, do you have a good book? You've been meaning to read
    One Second After, and now's the time when the air is crisp. One Second After by
    New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen, pictured left, brings us
    a story which can be all too terrifyingly real. It's a story in which one man
    struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America
    loses a war. In one second, a war will send America back to the Dark Ages. The
    war is based upon a terrorist weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP).  A
    weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies.

  • Have a Doomsday Prepper's Secret Garden? The Secret Survival Garden, a
    book by Rick Austin, pictured right was featured first on National Geographic's
    Doomsday Castle, and most recently on episode five, season four of Doomsday
    Prepper's, Nat Geo's other documentary about preppers, homesteaders and
    survivalists. Read the book and be sure to catch his wife Survivor Jane, who is
    also an author and Internet celebrity. Get a glimpse of this dynamic prepping
    duo on the latest episode, which you find On Demand.

  • Essential skills: What are the 9 best essential oils for preparedness?
    Essential oils for preparedness is a topic not often discussed in prepper forums,
    and yet preppers partake in using essential oils for their health and survival. Get
    into essential oils with tinctures to help you stay healthy and thrive in uncertain
    times.

  • Got meat, milk and eggs? Rice and beans together form the perfect protein;
    however, the best source of protein for preppers isn't necessarily rice and
    beans! Consider also hoarding freeze dried whole powdered eggs, dairy
    products, freeze dried and canned beef, pork chicken, turkey, fish and even
    vegetables. Consider the 8 best proteins to stockpile.

  • Got propane? Kerosene? Charcoal? 15 sources of fuel for the homestead.
    Learn the proper methods of storing  fuel around the homestead and beyond.
    Get ideas for fuels you hadn't previously considered. Add this list to your
    personal survival manual.


  • Mouthwash saves lives? Certainly mouthwash helps prevent cavities and
    plaque buildup as it delivers its promise of freshening breath, but mouthwash
    has applications preppers also as an antibacterial (kills bacteria), antiseptic (kills
    bacteria, fungi, protozoa and viruses), and a disinfectant (destroys bacteria,
    viruses and fungi).


  • Got antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives. Take a closer
    look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics may not be
    available when you need them most, so you'll need alternatives. There are many
    natural, botanical antibiotic alternatives to find in the natural food stores or
    search easily online. Natural antibiotics can be your first line of defense (before
    going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs).  Natural antibiotics can help you with
    sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections and ordinary cuts
    and scrapes. You need only have the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.

  • Emergency foods that boost morale! 10 Morale boosting snacks. A basic
    human need for sustenance and comfort, a prepper's pantry is filled with variety.
    When levels of stress are high, having the right kinds of foods can help at a
    subconscious level to improve morale and help you survive. Preppers can help
    plan for a sense of well being and normalcy in uncertain times by stocking
    variety.

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    aid kit and get more advanced? The fully stocked Elite GI Medic kit, pictured
    immediate left contains:
  • Pouch 1 contains: 10 5"x9" ABD Pads; 2 BleedStop Bandages; 1 Multi-
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  • Pouch 2 contains: 1 First Aid Quick Guide; 1 Small Flashlight w/Eye Dilation
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    Towelettes; 15 Iodine Prep Pads (medium); 16 Alcohol Prep Pads' 1
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  • Pouch 3 contains: 5 Dressing Sponges 4"x4"; pair surgical Gloves; 2 Non-
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    Free); 2 Pill Bottles (empty for antibiotics); 1 Nurse's Stethoscope, Single
    Head; 12 Elastic Bandages, Rubber Wrap Threads (2"x 4.5 yards).
  • Pouch 4 contains: 2 Multi-Trauma Dressings 12"x30"; 2 BleedStop
    Bandages; 31 Benzalkonium Choride Towelettes; 6 Sting Relief
    Alcohol/Lidocaine Swabs; 15 Iodine Prep Pads, Medium; 16 Alcohol Prep
    Pads 1 6" Elastic Bandages
  • Pouch 5 contains: 100 Cotton Tipped Applicators (Q-Tips); 1 Multi-Trauma
    Dressing...we could go on...

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