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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Choosing footwear is a personal choice. It’s just that some choices are garbage. When you find yourself foot-mobile, there is very little room for failure. Injured feet absolutely will slow you down, limit the terrain you may cover and potentially make you ill (or dead). That said, I’m going to share with you my personal beliefs regarding footwear on the move.
Whatever it is you put on your feet, it must begin with socks. The material of choice for many
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Focusing on the issues of today is even more important. Your future’s foundation is anchored largely in the now.
I came across an article that opened my eyes to a medical issue I’d never heard about, and wanted to post it here. I received permission to do so, and you’ll find it in its entirety below. It is a very well written account by a mother about her son’s unpredictable systemic inflammation allergic reactions.
Putting in up here was not
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Booze and smokes make it onto some preppers’ lists as barter items, or just for plain old happy relaxing time when the day’s business of capping zombies and fighting world corruption is complete. Others add tea and coffee for similar reasons. Well, here is a “study” that claims an intake of 200 – 300 mg of caffeine enhances memory. That could be really handy if you lose your printouts of essential items, or your instruction for building a bunker or
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A swine flu predictive map from POTRBlog. His video is just over two minutes in length.
Info related to it from his post. “We suspect that the H1N1 Swine Flu honed its virulence at the 2013 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, as such the map in the video is indicative of high density populations which would have primary exposure to Swine Flu returning from the Hajj.”
Turning attention from H5N1 to H7 N9 (new bird flu) for a moment. The death
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Not everyone has time and location suited for jogging off into the sunset, or hiking to a mountain base camp. They might not be able to afford a treadmill, or have the space for even a fold-up model if they did. But there is a tight space, full body cardio option for those with otherwise healthy joints and muscles – the jump rope.
I use a speed rope I picked up years ago, when I’m not assaulted by one or
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I was doing some work on Part III of the EMP series when my wife called my attention to an insidious problem. “Unsorted Bag” of our medical preps had become contaminated. This was a small bag plastic /vinyl bag about 15″ long, 7″ wide with a zipper closure along the top, and two flexible handles. Just an ordinary black bag with four rubber feet along the bottom. In it was an assortment of Celox products, Potassium Iodate and packets of
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The new H7N9 Avian Influenza is being viewed by HHS as a possible hemorrhagic bird flu, with over 70% chance of a multi-organ death and bleed out, and near 100% chance of death for adults without access to a forced air medical ventilator.
Did you get that? Near 100% chance of death without medical grade ventilator assistance for adults, coupled with major bleed out. If one doesn’t kill you, the other will.
I’ve been following POTR Blog for a long
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Pissin’ On The Roses isn’t exactly the name I would have chosen for a blog that publishes information geared towards educating the public at large about various large scale threats. But I can’t think of another name, so I’ll let them keep it. (When I come up with one, I’ll let them know…. )
I was first drawn to it by the reporting on the Fukushima disaster, and the blog’s detection of radioactive materials coming over via the Jet
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Hehe, yes, this is a bait-n-switch. This post has nothing to do with Federal Firearms Licenses. In some of my philosophical discussions as pertains to prepping, I take a stand on actually having a life. Starbucks? Sure! Tasty treats, of course! You’re no survivalist if you’re “all prep, no life.” What is survivalism if it leaves out some of the best of living?
I’ve been an on-again, off-again prepper /survivalist since the mid 80s, where my original focus was on
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