Viral Pandemics – Thoughts and Preps- Part III

A Couple of Thoughts on Outside Movement

Full-on outside equipment for moving through populated and contaminated areas….

You might find the need to move through a heavily infected area. Going down the rabbit hole of serious breakdowns in society, here are some thoughts on outside movement.

Full body cover PPE with spares CBRN cartridges for the Peltor 5400 Non-lethal stand-off self-defense items such as bright flashlights, pepper spray and stun guns Personal firearms, if allowed Walkie talkie and a way

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Viral Pandemics – Thoughts and Preps- Part II

Your Personal Pandemic PPE Kit

In the first part of this series, I mentioned how I came to dislike the majority of Ebola PPE Kit offerings. I decided that building your own kit seems more reasonable. Below is a list of items you should have on hand, and some links to examples on Amazon. Study the items, read reviews, compare prices. After the list are some thoughts on why certain items are on it.

Quantities reflect possible usage rates per

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Viral Pandemics - Thoughts and Preps- Part I

A Little Perspective

Viral Pandemics are rare and of little threat. “What?! How can you SAY that!” Well, it’s true. Depending on sources, the Ebola deaths in Africa number between 4,000 and 10,000 from March to October of this year. Keep in mind, the response to the outbreak was slowed for the first three months, giving the bug free reign to kill at will. This year, in the US alone, 90,000+ people will die just from mistakes made by medical

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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

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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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Pandemic Alert, September 2014?

I just finished reading a blog post by POTRBlog regarding a Pandemic Alert. According to POTRBlog, Tuesday, July 8 2014,

The Defense Logistics Agency has placed a no-bid order for Influenza Vaccine based on “Unusual and Compelling Urgency“. The order states that 70% of the vaccine order must be met by August and the remainder in September. Much of the information about the order is “redacted” aka SECRET.

The no-bid order can be used where a supply of any product

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H7N9 2-01-14

Nothing big to read for today, just an exhortation to keep reality in the forefront of your mind when reading about H7N9 infections – and to READ about H7N9 infections. As far as this blogger is concerned, the epicenter for information on current news and personal mitigation efforts is over at POTR Blog, http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/

I’ve been following various news sources, and certain Twitter feeds. Most have something to offer, but nothing quite so focused or intuitive. For me, it is

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