Of all the disasters that could happen, one of the most frightening is a deadly pandemic. I used to always say an EMP is the scariest disaster–and it is scary–but now that I’m a father of two small children, a pandemic is particularly frightening.
At least with a widespread EMP (electromagnetic pulse), I could take my kids to a safer location and attempt to defend them from dangerous people. But once they’re infected with a deadly disease, all I can do is wait and hope they live. When my boys have the flu, I feel so helpless. I can only imagine how I’d feel if I thought they might die.
There’s another thing that makes EMP’s different from pandemics. An EMP might never happen. A pandemic is inevitable. They happen almost every decade, and sometimes they get so bad, they kill millions of people.
Even if a natural-occurring pandemic doesn’t happen any time soon, there’s still the threat of terrorists using planes to spread highly infections diseases. Combine that with the fact that the world is not prepared for a pandemic, and you can see why I’m so concerned.
So what should you do if a deadly disease is spreading through your town? Obviously, you’ll want to keep your hands clean at all times by washing them regularly and/or wearing gloves. You’ll also want to keep your home and personal possessions as clean as possible. And if the disease is airborne, you’ll want to wear a face mask when going out.
Here’s a list of pandemic supplies to stock up on, and here’s a list of hygiene products you’ll need to keep yourself and your home clean.
But what if you take all those precautions and you or someone in your group/family gets infected anyway? What can you do to make sure they don’t infect anyone else? That is the subject of this article.
What is a Quarantine Room?
A quarantine room is a designated location in your home designed to isolate people who have been exposed to a disease or are otherwise showing the symptoms of an illness. This is to help prevent them from spreading the disease to other people who live in the home.
Though entering and exiting the quarantine room will be unavoidable if you intend to care for the person or people in there, setting up a quarantine room is still a good way to limit the spread of disease as much possible.
Why Quarantine Rooms are Necessary
Putting an ill individual into a quarantine room may seem cruel at first, but consider the fact that even today, hospital rooms serve the same function. In a world where even minor diseases can become a death sentence, preventing the spread of disease is a major priority.
While a person is in a quarantine room, they can still be cared for and given any treatments or medications that you might have available. Isolating them from the rest of your family or group while they are cared for, though, can go a long way towards ensuring that the healthy people in your house stay healthy.
Supplies You Will Need for Setting Up a Quarantine Room
Setting up a quarantine room does not require a ton of supplies, but the supplies that it does require are essential. In order to create an effective quarantine room within your home, you will need:
• Bleach or Steramine Tablets
Sanitization is the primary concern when setting up a quarantine room. Not only will you need to thoroughly sanitize every object that goes in and out of the room, you’ll also need to frequently sanitize the rest of your home. Once the quarantine room has been emptied out, it will need to be sanitized as well.
Stocking up on bleach is one good way to ensure that you are able to sanitize your home and the objects that you take in and out of the quarantine room.
However, Steramine tablets are an even better option. A single tablet allows you to create an entire gallon of cleaning solution, making Steramine tablets a much more affordable and convenient way to ensure that you have plenty of cleaning solution available.
• Plastic Sheeting and Duct Tape
When you’re building a quarantine room, the goal is to isolate the room from the rest of your house as much as possible. While keeping an infected individual in a single room will go a long way toward preventing the spread of germs, sealing the room off with plastic sheeting and duct tape will make your quarantine room much more effective.
Covering your quarantine room with plastic sheeting also makes it somewhat easier to disinfect once it is empty again. While you will still want to wash down every inch of the room, being able to discard the plastic sheeting means that you will be able to simply remove most everything the infected person came in contact with.
• Protective Clothing
Entering and exiting your quarantine room is going to be a necessity if you plan to provide any type of care to the people inside it. But if you don’t take precautions when you enter and exit your quarantine room, the room is going to do little good.
You’ll want to have protective clothing available such as face masks, gloves, goggles and perhaps even a biohazard suit. Wearing this protective clothing while in the quarantine room will allow you to minimize the risk of contamination.
• Supplies for the Patient
Naturally, they will need a wide range of other things as well such as food and water, but these are things you should already have stockpiled, regardless of whether or not you intend to build a quarantine room.
Steps for Setting up a Quarantine Room
Setting up a quarantine room isn’t necessarily a time-consuming or difficult process, but it is important to follow the right procedures. To set up your quarantine room, follow these steps:
Step #1: Choose the Right Location
There are a few things that you will want to consider when deciding which room to designate as your quarantine room.
First, the location will need to be as isolated as possible from the rest of your home. Second, try to choose a location that can be accessed quickly from an entrance to your home; if you have to bring an infected person into your house, you will want to be able to bring them into the quarantine room as quickly as possible.
Step #2: Prep the Room
Start by covering the floor and walls of your quarantine room with plastic sheeting held in place with duct tape. You’ll also want to create sort of a curtain-like entrance over the door using plastic sheeting as well.
Next, bring any supplies that you may need into the room ahead of time. If you store your supplies in the quarantine room ahead of time, it’ll help limit the number of times that you have to go in and out of the room.
Step #3: Develop a Plan for Every Possibility
There are quite a few things that you will have to take into consideration if you plan to use a quarantine room to house an infected person, and you will want to have a plan and a set of procedures in place for every possibility.
Things such as laundry, waste disposal, and bathing all become complicating factors in a quarantine. We’ll talk more about these factors in the next section, but for now, just know that developing a thorough plan is a very important step in setting up a quarantine room.
Important Considerations When Setting up a Quarantine Room
There are several issues you will want to prepare for if you plan to use a quarantine room. These include:
When dealing with the dirty clothes of an infected person, you have two options: cleaning them or burning them. If you choose to wash an infected person’s clothes, make sure that you are wearing protective clothing during the process and keep their clothes separate from the rest of the laundry. In most cases, though, burning the dirty laundry of an infected person is going to be the safest option.
• Waste Disposal
Unless there happens to be a bathroom connected to your quarantine room, you’ll have to set up a DIY waste disposal system. You can use bedpans and/or an urban survival toilet, but these containers will need to be emptied periodically. Wear protective clothing when emptying your makeshift commodes and bury the waste well away from your home.
If the patient in your quarantine room is capable of bathing themselves, all you will have to do is provide them with the right supplies. You could choose to set up a portable shower in your quarantine room, or you may rely on sponge baths.
If a patient is not capable of bathing themselves, though, and you have to give them a sponge bath, be sure to wear protective clothing and burn any items you use such as sponges and washrags.
• Small Children
If you have small children in your home, it is essential that you take precautions to keep them out of the quarantine room. Having a door with a lock is ideal. Lecturing your children about the importance of staying away from the quarantine room may or may not be helpful depending on their age and obedience, but it’s still a good idea as well.
Setting up a quarantine room is something that isn’t often discussed in prepper circles, yet it’s a topic that deserves more attention. Even if a pandemic never occurs, ordinary diseases will become much more dangerous in a post-collapse world that no longer enjoys the benefits of modern medicine.
While dealing with illness in a survival scenario requires a detailed, multi-faceted approach, being able to set up a medical quarantine room is an important first step.
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4 No Cook Meals For Surviving The Pandemic And Food Supply Shortages
When it comes to your food supply, you just can’t risk not having enough. These no cook meals will be a great addition to your food supply planning. Check out the recipes below!
No Cook Meals to Help You Through the Pandemic
As of the writing of this article, there are 20 meat processing plants that have been shut down due to COVID-19 infections. We have been worrying about these types of effects on our food supply for months now, and this is the first real sign of how infections can affect the food supply.
When you walk into a supermarket, you might not see all the choices you had in the past. An empty meat case is a humbling thing for your eyes to fall upon. It’s the shocking realization that the seemingly infinite supply of chickens, pigs, and cows that are butchered for us has begun to run dry!
To deal with this issue, we are going to present four no cook meals that will help you create dinners at home that will feed your family without worrying so much about what’s available, or unavailable, in the meat case.
1. Smashed White Bean, Avocado and Salted Pork Sandwiches
As preppers we get beans. There are a bunch of ways to use beans and this a great example of how you can pack a sandwich with great nutrition and protein.
Serving: Makes 4 sandwiches
- Can of White Beans
- Olive Oil
- 1 Avocado
- 8 Slices of Whole Grain Bread
- 8 Slices of Salted Pork (Prosciutto, Ham, Virginia Ham)
- Begin by draining your beans in a colander then smashing them up in a bowl add a few glugs of olive oil, salt, pepper. This little mix is delicious. If you add some minced rosemary, you can even turn this into a delicious dip.
- Pit your avocado and cut it in half and then quarters lengthwise. Leave the skin on.
- Lay the bread out on a clean work surface for assembling the sandwiches.
- Spread your mashed bean mix onto one side of the bread.
- Peel your avocados and slice 1 quarter for each sandwich. Spread slices over the bean spread.
- Add a few slices of your pork to over the top of the avocado.
- You can finish this sandwich with some lettuces, fresh sprouts, or just eat it as is.
2. Delicious Crab Salad
Canned crab is a protein option that will likely be around through much of this meat crisis. It does have to be kept in refrigeration, but it’s delicious and this chipotle mayo salad is great in the spring and summer.
- 1 Can of Crab Meat
- 1 Bunch of Asparagus
- Chipotle Mayo
- 1 Bunch of Green Onions
- 1 Bunch of Cilantro
- Drain your crab in a colander and set it in the sink.
- Slice your asparagus into 1-inch pieces. Throw them into a bowl.
- Thinly slice your onions and your cilantro and throw that into the bowl, as well.
- Gently toss in the crab meat.
- Squirt on enough Chipotle mayo to coat everything and toss gently not to break up the crab meat.
- Chill in the fridge and serve.
3. Simple Greek Salad
The combination of simple summer ingredients makes for an incredible quick salad that you could add other proteins, too, if you wanted. These could be canned meats.
- 2 Large Tomatoes
- 1 Cucumber
- 1 Red Onion
- ¼ Cup of Feta Cheese
- A Few Sprigs of Fresh Mint
- ½ Cup of Kalamata Olives
- Balsamic Dressing
- I like to cut the tomatoes in large chunks and have them kind of be the main course in this salad. Peel and slice your cucumber in half. Remove the seeds and either dice or slice in half-moons.
- Peel and slice your red onion in half. Julienne your, or thinly slice, your half onion.
- Add all these ingredients to a bowl. Finely slice your mint.
- Add your olives, crumbled feta, and mint to the bowl and add enough dressing to coat everything.
- Stir it up and allow this to chill for at least an hour for the flavors to really blend.
4. Mediterranean Tuna Lettuce Wraps
Using some similar ingredients and adding a protein like tuna, you can create some delicious lettuce wraps. The key to a good lettuce wrap is to have most of the items around the same size. So, consider that when you are preparing this dish.
- Iceberg or Butter Lettuce
- Canned Artichokes
- Canned roasted Red peppers
- Fresh Cucumber
- Feta Cheese
- Minced Olives ¼ Cup
- 2 Cans of Tuna
- Green Onions
- Start by peeling all the full leaves from your lettuce. Set them on a plate either cover them with a wet paper towel or put them back into the fridge.
- Dice the peppers, artichokes, and cucumbers into cubes. Go no larger than ½ an inch.
- Thinly slice your green onions and basil and add them to a bowl with your diced vegetables. Add your loves to this bowl and mix them thoroughly.
- Crumble your feta cheese over the mixture.
- Drain your tuna thoroughly and then add that to the bowl, as well.
- Gently toss this mixture. Try not to break up the tuna and the cheese too much but incorporate it thoroughly.
- If you want, you can add some olive oil to the mix or a few glugs of balsamic vinegar. It’s also delicious just how it is.
- Scoop a few tablespoons into a lettuce leaf, wrap it up and eat up!
These no cook meals should help lessen the stress you feel when thinking of what to feed your family. If you don’t have the specific ingredients, use your creativity, and use what you have. You might discover a new recipe while you’re at it!
What’s your favorite no cook meal recipe? Please share it with us in the comments section!
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Billionaire Whistle Blower: Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Is Over 50,000
- Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000.
A Chinese billionaire and whistleblower who lives in U.S. exile says Wuhan crematoriums have burned 50,000 coronavirus victims. | Credit: Chinatopix via AP
- The official coronavirus death toll in China is a little over 800. But an exiled Chinese businessman says crematoriums are leaking the real figure.
- A billionaire whistleblower alleges Wuhan has crematoriums working 24/7. He claims they’ve cremated some 50,000 coronavirus victims.
- Guo Wengui is a Chinese billionaire living in exile in the United States.
The official coronavirus death toll is some 800 people in China. The current official death toll worldwide, outside of China, is 774. But a Chinese billionaire with a history of blowing the whistle on his former government says the real figure is much higher.
Exiled Chinese businessman Guo Wengui recently revealed leaks from Wuhan crematoriums. He claims based on the number of bodies their furnaces are burning, the death toll could be as high as 50,000. Wengui made the bombshell allegations in an interview with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Whistleblower: 1.5 Million Coronavirus Cases In China, 50,000 Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan
He also claims to have inside information that there are 1.5 million confirmed coronavirus cases in China. Wengui is emphatic that these are not merely quarantined or “under observation” but confirmed cases of coronavirus infection:
China has struggled to contain the coronavirus. But it has also struggled to contain public outcry against censorship and tight control of information. Dr. Li Wenliang, who sounded the alarm about the disease, succumbed to an infection and died this week. The Chinese government arrested him for blowing the whistle.
Then officials tried to suppress news of his death. Afterwards, millions of Chinese citizens saw the hashtag #IWantFreedomOfSpeech on Mandarin language social media. But the Chinese government censored that too.
Are Wengui’s Crematorium Claims Credible?
Watch VICE’s 2017 profile on Guo Wengui. At the time, he published bombshell documents alleging corruption in the Chinese government. He got the attention of the media and reportedly the U.S. State Department.
5 Types Of Ammunition To Stockpile For A Collapse
Every prepper knows it’s a great idea to stockpile ammunition when preparing for a major disaster.
You can use it for hunting, self-defense, or barter.
But which types of ammo should you stockpile?
If you plan on bartering, then you don’t want a bunch of calibers that nobody wants. And that’s just one consideration.
In this video, Reality Survival & Prepping talks about what he thinks are the 5 best types of ammunition to stockpile for a collapse.
Here are his picks:
- .22 LR – Very common, good for hunting small game, very light and small.
- 9mm Luger – Great for self-defense, fits in a wide variety of handguns.
- 5.56×45mm or .223 Remington – Also very common, cheap and effective.
- .308 Winchester – Widely used, works in AR10 and bolt-action platforms.
- 12 Gauge – You can do a lot with it — hunt, defend yourself, etc.
In the video below he makes a much more detailed case for each caliber. What do you think of this list?
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