Ebola Preps - Masks (P-100, NOT N-95)

Just a quick note. A LOT of “prepping” sites are saying part of your Ebola kit (or more rightly named, you Pandemic Kit) is the N-95 mask. Well, NIOSH has changed the rules determining the makeup of the N-95, which has rendered most of them sub-standard. But more than that, the characteristics of the N-95 are NOT OPTIMAL.

There is a better mask commonly available, though a touch pricier. The P-100. P rated masks will handle dry dust-borne contaminants, but they will also handle oils /liquids. ┬áThink sneezes and coughs and you’ll get the picture.

Stock P-100 ONLY, and you cover the widest range of particulate contaminants.

P-100 folks.

More on kits to follow…. Gotta run and earn my keep.

Mobile Observation Posts

FLIR, the big time thermal imaging folks that bring the invisible to your eyes has introduced a new line of imagers that start around $499. This line includes infrared and thermal cameras so I’m not sure at what price point the good stuff starts. They have not answered me back, yet. It has promise, though.

Image from http://www.flirsecurity.com/showcase/

A retreat that houses a small number of people may need some assistance in watching over things, especially in off shift.

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Ebola Virus as a Terrorist Weapon in the United States

First off – I must share that I am not a medical professional, and certainly not a bio-warfare expert. That said, I do draw from personal relationships with current and past war-fighters, medical professionals, historians, and other individuals with their hands in related areas of study. From these, and my own war-gaming and study, I think I might at least approximate some of the thinking or planning going on in the fevered heads of our jihadi enemies. What I want

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Ebola Transmission Possibly Airborne

POTRBlog has been publishing information regarding possible Ebola transmission via an airborne route. I was asked to supply some supporting information when I sent a Tweet about that. In response, I dug up some of POTR’s source info and did some digging of my own.

Here are some noteworthy articles for your reading.

University of Minnesota – Health Workers Needs Optimal Respiratory Protection for Ebola

This article discusses how the means for determining the tranmissibility of filoviruses may be based

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TACDA Blog Site

The American Civil Defense Association has a blog site up and running. The NEW BLOG site featured a post that discusses siting your fallout shelter. Picking a location to bury your shelter is an important undertaking. The article, witten by Paul Seyfried and Sharon Packer of Utah Shelter Systems, is “Location, Location, Location“. Its text is saved on this post to preserve it should anything happen to the original.

The URL is http://theamericancivildefense.com/2014/05/27/location-location-location/

 

By Paul Seyfried and Sharon Packer

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Drones - Countering Criminal Usage

Tri, Quad, Hexa and Octocopters. Multi-rotor micro copters are so numerous and advanced, that they are in use by criminal elements for various purposes. Their utility will expand along with criminal creativity. Imagine our government’s “official” uses:

Gathering information from hacking into private WiFi networks Spoofing cell towers to snoop on cell phone conversations and text exchanges Spying on private on-goings Listening in via microphone Assaulting with lights, tazers, guns and flash-bang grenades Starting fires Illuminating dark areas Infiltrating buildings,

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From JohnGaltFLA - Drones and More

JohnGaltFLA, a site I discovered about 15 minutes ago, has an article called Obama’s SS is Here Now. The author says he doesn’t go down the rat hole of “black helicopters”, and stays away from discussions that tend to flow toward the ridiculous. But, he then goes on to talk about certain events, with supporting evidence, that have a certain magnetism.

Near the end, he gets into discussions about large and micro drones. The “ShadowHawk” killbot caught my attention, since

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EV-D68 Virus Runs Along I-70 Corridor

Have any of you noticed that the new virus, imported from Central America, runs along the I-70 corridor?

Look at a map of the US and compare it to this CDC map of the outbreak that has puts many hundreds into hospital beds. Most of the cases have been along this corridor, and they are beginning to spread out from there. Maybe it isn’t a huge point to make, but it certainly is a curiosity.

From an e-mail I

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The Drone Wars - Data Thieves

In others articles we’ve published, we shared with you the existence of data-stealing technology mounted on drones. The most common of all communications methods used at fixed locations is a WiFi network. With specialized equipment, Data Thieving Drones can hack into your communications stream and see all that you see. Add to that, Persistent Perch capability, and a network spook can nab your bits and bytes for a very long length of time.

Defending against these things is a wide

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Things to Come at ASP

Three little series that weren’t completed, but do well enough standing on their own, have been bugging me. So, I promise to work on the second part of Convoys, the next installment of Building Your Plan and Water Storage.

Convoys requires editing some drawings, which I HATE. The other two threatened me with rapid growth and the burden of growth management. Put another way, they were looking to turn into wordy monsters. We’ll slay them together.

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