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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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