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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
While the panic grows over Ebola, yellow fever mosquitoes, which can transmit dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever itself, have been found in the Los Angeles area. It’s a grim reminder we are facing more than one potential scenario, so don’t get blindsided because you’re too focused on a single issue. If you have been waiting to purchase any food or supplies, you might want to rethink your time table, as these items are beginning to dwindle and shipping times are being extended. This is occurring because people, both preppers and non-preppers, are looking at the situation and grabbing what they … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 16, 2014, 6:36 pm
One of the primary skills a prepper must have is the ability to think for themselves. This includes filtering out hype, panic, and hyperbole to get to the facts and truth. Right now, we are being slammed with news that Ebola is about to go airborne or it already has gone airborne. The panic this is causing is beginning to heat up and it will only get worse. Ebola is not airborne. Nor is it “primed” to mutate into an airborne virus. The possibility exists, but until it does, stop panicking. Ebola is a scary disease, but there are other … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 15, 2014, 7:25 pm
All viruses mutate, and the mutations create different characteristics in a virus. Can Ebola mutate to become an airborne transmitted disease? Yes, it could, but it’s far more difficult than it seems. Not only does it have to mutate to transmit airborne, it also has to mutate to survive outside of the host for longer than it does now. This means we need two perfect mutations to occur at the same time. That brings the odds of it occurring down even farther. It’s quite possible when mutating for airborne transmission, it also mutates to a less lethal form. Will Ebola … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 14, 2014, 6:00 pm
We’re hearing a lot about how the healthcare worker for the US Ebola Index Patient became infected with Ebola, even though they wore “protective gear.” However, what seems to be lacking in these stories is the type of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) used. Everyone is making a big deal about becoming infected while wearing PPE, but everyone is also overlooking that unless your PPE provides 100% coverage, you’re not protected. Case in point: Watch this video about the “Ebola kits” that “UCLA Infectious Disease Experts” have assembled. Notice how there is no protection for the top and back of the … Continue reading
Author: (Rob Hanus)
Posted: October 13, 2014, 6:16 pm

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