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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H7N9 and the Call to Awake from POTRblog.com

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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News from the Radioactive Midwest

I haven’t visited POTR blog in a while, and thought I’d pop over there to see what’s up. Well, things are very interesting over there. Seems the random storms are bringing more radiation down to earth, and he can trace it back to Fukushima. The storm of 8/8/12 produced readings 91X greater than background.

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Take the above link and see it all. If you don’t have time right now, play this little video below. I would read all the

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A Few Odds and Ends

Back from a practice run with the mobile retreat, our BORV. All went well, considering my huge lack of sleep and an unusually high intolerance for warmer temperatures. Once again, for those interested, I must stress that a properly suited BORV needs to have storage, storage and STORAGE. If you plan on being self-sufficient while mobile, you have to accept that all needed supplies must be part of your load. Maximizing the possibilities is impossible without storage. It’s even more

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Pissin' on the Roses

POTR blog follows and studies radiation detection events in the Midwest, and other places. Beginning with June 11, they have a very interesting study on a radiation event in South Bend, Indiana that occurred on June 6. The Geiger counter used in the detection experienced a “saturation”, and went to a ZERO reading for the duration of the event where particle detection exceeded the tube’s capacity. What we have seen in various movies, where the pipping of the counter goes

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