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Night lights. Do you have enough night lights in your home? Last night, my daughter woke up with a fever and wanted help walking to the bathroom, because she was dizzy. Right then, I really appreciated the night lights we had in the hallways and in the bathroom. There were none in my daughter’s room, as she likes to sleep in the dark, but I’ll be putting in one with an on/off switch. Being able to turn on a minimum amount of light, alleviating the need to blind everyone needlessly, would have helped me find her in the dark. Being … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 30, 2014, 6:09 pm
A lot of political comment could be made about the nurse who refuses to self-quarantine, her political affiliation, and how that “sort” of person puts all of society at risk. However, I try to avoid politics when possible, so I’ll let you contemplate that subject on your own. Politics aside, if you don’t have the fortitude to do the right thing and remove yourself from society when you could be a carrier of a deadly disease, your sanity as a human needs to be checked. Sacrifice is the underlining basis of what made the WWII generation great. Today, we have … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 29, 2014, 6:57 pm
Found this Kindle book on sale: Ebola News CDC Says Ebola Droplets Can Only Travel 3 Feet … But MIT Research Shows Sneezes Can Travel Up to 20 Feet Second Dallas nurse is now Ebola-free Australia bans visas for travelers from West Africa over Ebola fears Obama Forces States to Stop Quarantining Returning Healthcare Workers Exclusive: Obama Plans to Import Ebola-infected Foreigners from Other Countries Prepping and General Interest Top 5 Inexpensive Guns for Home Defense Get Started With Food Storage: 24 Meals Everyone Will Love! Survival Techniques: Tips and Tricks to Constantly Improve Your Situation Survival Medicine Hour: Nick … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 28, 2014, 5:37 pm
Basic common sense doesn’t exist in government, unfortunately. For if it did, we would have mandatory quarantines for all travelers coming from, or suspected to have come from, infected countries. Instead, we have politicians making decisions based on perceived value at the voting booth and their careers. You can’t stop a disease from crossing a border, but you can make it difficult to do so. That’s problem #1. Problem #2 are the nonchalant attitudes and ignorance. Despite not having any experience dealing with a disease like Ebola, many doctors and “religious practitioners” have swarmed to Ebola-infected countries to help, and … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 27, 2014, 6:21 pm
Don’t forget to check out the Prepper Fest AZ preparedness expo this weekend! Ebola News 5 Ways the Ebola Outbreak Could Hurt the Economy — And Your Wallet Ebola Monitored CDC No Fly Letter Surfaces Ebola-stricken Nurse Nina Pham Tests Negative 5 Times, Released from Hospital Ebola NYC Ebola Arrives in New York. How Prepared Is the City to Handle It? WNW 163: No Ebola Travel Ban, Terror in Canada and NYC, Financial War Travel Lobby Praises Obama for Not Instituting Full Ebola Travel Ban Two People Being Monitored for Ebola near Sacramento CNN: NYC Doctor Did Not Self-Quarantine, Bowling … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 24, 2014, 5:53 pm
Ebola News Fort Worth Braces for Ebola Potential CDC to Monitor Travelers from West Africa–but Only in 6 U.S. States Ebola Panic at DFW Airport California Sets Up Ebola Hotline to Calm Panicked Residents Ebola source sitrep 2 Prepping and General Interest Organizing for disasters Are Your Nail Problems Related Your Health? Find Out In 1 Minute! How To Cook Rice With 80 Percent Less Fuel! Review: Your Family Survival Plan How To Kill Every Weed In Your Garden Without Chemicals The Best Way To Store Yeast Acorns: The Best Wild Food For Beginning Foragers Homemade Fruit Leather (Fruit Roll-Ups) … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 23, 2014, 6:01 pm
While Ebola is the current hot topic, keep in mind there are other situations and events having the potential to ruin your day. Don’t become short-sighted by focusing too much in a single issue. Other potential scenarios include other diseases, terrorism, and the economy, just to name a few. Hopefully by now, you have modified your preparedness plan for Ebola and other pandemic diseases and have worked out a family plan to deal with these issues. Start looking out on the horizon to see what may become an issue in six to 12 months and start preparing for those potentials. … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:25 pm
If you’re going to be in the area this weekend, make sure to head over to Prepper Fest Az and check out all of the great classes and vendors booths. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this season’s Prepper Fest, but it’s a top notch preparedness expo and worth the trip. For those of you who have been following me on this blog and on the podcast (which hasn’t had a recent episode lately – hopefully I’ll be able to put out one soon), you know I am not terribly worried about this current Ebola outbreak. While the outbreak … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 21, 2014, 6:01 pm
Many websites are still propagating the “this virus is different” fear angle. It’s not different, or at least, not different in any significant way. Sure, it *could* go airborne, but it is not airborne now. How do we know? Simply by looking at the number of new cases. If Ebola became airborne, there would be a dramatic spike in new cases and it would quickly become uncontrollable. We are not seeing that. In fact, there is evidence this Ebola outbreak is starting to end. Compare the maps in these two WHO documents for September 18, 2014 and October 17, 2014. We … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 20, 2014, 6:15 pm
Have you considered what operations in a potential Ebola outbreak would be like? It would be a new definition of difficult and uncomfortable. As we are seeing in the news, withouth proper PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and decontamination procedures, you’re likely to become infected. Keep in mind this isn’t just for Ebola, a pandemic flu would be far more difficult to protect yourself agains, as it truly has an airborne vector. When suiting up against any virulent disease, the first key to protecting yourself is making sure there is a 100% barrier between the disease and every part of your … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 17, 2014, 6:34 pm

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