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How To Prepare For These 6 Deadly Diseases

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It seems that preppers as a whole rarely think to prepare for deadly diseases. After all, many are solely focusing on getting their preps together – food, water, shelter, and the like. But they’re not considering the sneaky factors that could kill them either quickly, or slowly and painfully: disease.
This is not new. Disease has run rampant throughout the world for centuries (take the Black Death, for instance). And, although it may seem comforting that our modern medicine has come so far, you have to wonder how the world will react after SHTF.
Will we be ready for a similar pandemic – particularly when hospitals are completely full, and we no longer have access to the pharmacies and other medications we know and love today?The first step toward adequately preparing for anything is to know what you’re up against. And that includes a pandemic. That’s why it’s important to learn…

How To Prepare For These 6 Deadly Diseases

Know What To Expect From A Pandemic

It’s entirely possible that a new pandemic will sweep through the nation (and through the world), leading to society’s downfall. Regardless, it’s our job to prepare for this, and to do what we can to protect ourselves from the horrors of these diseases.

Here’s a video to help you understand how pandemics spread. Take a look:

When you think about it, there are LOTS of infectious diseases that can run rampant in our society. And the scary thing is we aren’t even aware of many of them yet, due to lack of exposure and medical knowledge.

However, we must do what we can by preparing for the ones we know about and have faced already. These include (but are not limited to):

Tuberculosis

This nasty disease has many uncomfortable symptoms, such as: chills, fatigue, fever, persistent coughing, and coughing up blood.

Although we’ve done a much better job of handling tuberculosis in the U.S., it’s still one of the most common causes of death around the world (with a death rate of over 100 million).

Even more terrifying is how hard it is to know when this disease spreads. That’s because tuberculosis spreads through tiny, microscopic droplets that go out into the air as someone sneezes, coughs, or even speaks.

Although it’s fairly difficult to catch tuberculosis, it can still easily spread in groups where resources are being shared frequently. Cough/sneeze into your arm and try to avoid these droplets getting into the air. Also, do what you can to have each individual in the group use their own resources to prevent the spread of disease.

Powassan Virus

Powassan virus is known for its severe symptoms, including fever, confusion, headaches, vomiting, and even seizures.

This virus is typically spread through ticks found in North America, as well as the Russian Far East. And, although 100 cases have been reported of this disease in the last 10 years, it can easily come to those who don’t take proper precautions.

Think about where your bug out location will be ahead of time. If it’s in the woods, just know you’ll be contending with lots of ticks (and bugs that carry disease), putting you at risk of contracting the virus.

Cholera

Cholera has some pretty scary symptoms in an SHTF situation, such as dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting, and rapid heart rate. And, if you don’t have a way to keep fluids in the body, this is a recipe for extreme dehydration and early death.

Cholera hasn’t run rampant throughout the U.S. since the 1800s. However, it’s still prevalent in areas around the world that have poor sanitation.

That’s because the bacteria that causes cholera (vibrio cholera) is present on the surface of water that is unclean. It can also spread through food that has been either cooked or clean using this bacteria-filled water.

Because of the likelihood of failing sanitation systems, it is important to do everything you can to purify your water to help you avoid getting this disease.

Zika Virus

Similar to West Nile Virus, Zika spreads primarily through mosquitos (although it can also be transmitted sexually). Its symptoms include joint pain, fever, red eyes, and rashes on the skin.

The terrifying thing about Zika is that there is currently no vaccine or specific treatment for this virus. However, that’s why we need to do what we can to prevent it.

One of the ways is to recognize that mosquitos tend to breed on/around standing bodies of water. So, when a major emergency happens, there will be lots of stagnant water that will be attracting mosquitos (thereby spreading the virus). Be wary of this, and avoid water that contains these flies.

Dysentery

This is one of the most common infections in an SHTF situation, as well as in locations with poor water sanitation. That’s because people get it by consuming food or water that has contamination.

Dysentery is highly infectious, and is accompanied by fever, cramps, and bloody diarrhea. Once a person displays symptoms, prompt treatment is crucial. Although this includes taking antibiotics (which you may or may not have access to), it also means making sure the person drinks lots of pure drinking water and fluids that don’t contain contamination. The last thing you want them to suffer from through this is dehydration.

Typhus

Typically, typhus has been common during times of war, as well as immediately after a natural disaster. That’s because lice, fleas, and rats spread this disease, and transfer it to humans through biting them.

Typhus comes with horrible symptoms such as headache, sensitivity to light, fever, chills, and rash. And, unfortunately, these symptoms can spread all too quickly in hospitals, disaster shelters, and other environments that contain large crowds.

Due what you can to keep away from vermin, and to protect yourself from fleas and lice.

Overall Disease Prevention

As terrifying as it is, the truth is that we won’t really know what we’re in for when SHTF until it happens. That’s why it’s important to get into the habit of practicing good hygiene and preventative practices now.

Here are a couple ways to give yourself the best chance at survival:

Wash Your Hands. Wash Your Equipment.

Sometimes it feels like the media beats hand washing like a dead horse. But the fact is it’s been proven again and again to be one of the most effective ways at preventing disease and infection.

Wash your hands (and under your fingernails) with soap when you:

  • Sneeze or cough into them
  • Use the bathroom
  • Are about to prepare food
  • Are about to serve food
  • Soil your hands

It’s also crucial to wash your first-aid equipment and other tools with pure, boiled water and soap. This way, if someone in your group gets hurt, you won’t be causing further infection by using dirty equipment.

Keep in mind you’ll also want to use gloves when handling tools and equipment to help prevent disease and infection spreading on your hands.

Purify Your Water

Seeing as a lot of water contains bacteria, you’ll need to purify it. Put it in a container and boil the water for at least three minutes before drinking. You should also have a portable water filter from a reputable brand (like LifeStraw) so you can filter water no matter where you are. Make sure to only wash food, wash yourself, and wash medical equipment/survival tools with this clean water

Pest Control

Many of the above diseases stem from bugs and vermin. That’s why it’s important to contain this as much as possible.

One of the best, natural ways to use pest control  is to invest in free-range chickens, or guinea fowl. These birds love eating mosquitos, ticks, fleas, and many other insects.

Mosquito repellants are also crucial for disease prevention. You can buy some chemical ones at the store, or use the following herbs to naturally repel them:

  • Rosemary
  • Cloves
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Basil

Wormwood and even catnip can also be effective tools to keep mosquitos at bay.

Watch the video below for a cool way to create your own natural insect repellant.

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Judge Threatens to Arrest Trump for Going to His Son’s Graduation

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Donald Trump, often maligned by his critics, has demonstrated one undeniable truth throughout his public life: he is a devoted and exceptional father. Observing him with his children—Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and Barron—reveals a man who is not only proud but profoundly nurturing. This connection with his children, built on respect and genuine affection, is something that any parent can recognize as authentic and admirable.

Amidst his many battles, the commitment Trump shows to his family life remains unshakeable, even as he faces an unprecedented and, many would argue, highly politicized trial. It’s utterly disheartening to see how low his opponents are willing to stoop in their pursuit to tarnish his image—so much so, that they would even suggest jailing him should he decide to attend his youngest son Barron’s graduation. This insinuation by Justice Juan Merchan is not only absurd but strikes at the heart of basic human decency.

Consider the sheer joy and pride a parent feels witnessing their child achieve a milestone like graduation. Barron, having grown up under the intense scrutiny of his father’s high-profile career, deserves to celebrate his graduation day with both his parents by his side, without the shadow of political vendettas darkening this important family moment.

The trumped up case against Trump, centered around alleged hush money related to an encounter with Stormy Daniels, is based on alleged actions that took place long before he entered the political arena. If we examine this scenario critically, it’s clear that this is a common enough practice among the elite to protect personal and family privacy. Yet, it’s portrayed as a sinister plot solely because Trump is the individual involved. This represents a glaring double standard, especially when compared to how similar situations have been handled with other public figures.

Let’s not forget, Bill Clinton, while President, engaged in far more directly compromising behavior, yet faced no criminal trial. His ability to attend his daughter Chelsea’s graduation and celebrate this occasion publicly was never questioned or jeopardized by his legal entanglements or the moral judgments of others.

It’s a stark illustration of the hypocrisy and bias that drives the actions of those who oppose Trump at every turn. This trial, and the drama surrounding his ability to participate in his son’s graduation, underscores a broader attempt to undermine him in the most personal and painful ways.

Should the situation arise where Trump is barred from attending Barron’s graduation, he should undoubtedly prioritize his paternal duties. Such an act would likely resonate with many Americans who value family and parental rights, potentially rallying more support for Trump in any future endeavors, including elections.

In the end, Trump’s enduring commitment to his family, despite the relentless attacks against him, not only humanizes him but also exemplifies his resilience and dedication. It’s essential to recognize and commend his role as a father amidst the tumult of political strife.

Should Donald Trump be able to go to his son’s graduation?

 

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Mayorkas in Hot Seat For Allegedly Encouraging Illegals to Vote for Biden

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During a recent congressional budget hearing, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas found himself under intense scrutiny by Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC) concerning a deeply troubling allegation. The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project reported the discovery of a flyer, purportedly from Resource Center Matamoros, which brazenly encourages migrants to vote for President Joe Biden, promising, “We need another four years of his term to stay open.” This inflammatory material, allegedly found by independent journalists in Mexico and reported by Muckraker, raises grave concerns about the integrity of our electoral process.

The flyer, still unverified by mainstream media outlets and missing from the Resource Center Matamoros’s official resources, points to a potential scandal of significant proportions. The implications are severe—suggesting a concerted effort to manipulate U.S. elections by influencing the migrant population, a group explicitly ineligible to participate in our voting system.

Rep. Bishop confronted Mayorkas directly: “The Heritage Foundation Oversight Project has released this document that is allegedly a flyer distributed by a non-governmental organization in Mexico called the Resource Center Matamoros … which is said to read, in part, if translated, ‘Reminder to vote for President Biden when you are in the United States. We need another four years of his term to stay open,'” illustrating a critical lapse in border security and immigration enforcement under the current administration.

Mayorkas’s response was both dismissive and inadequate, stating that “individuals who are not citizens of the United States cannot vote in federal elections” and claiming that DHS does not oversee election enrollments but merely enforces border policies. However, this response starkly highlights the core issue—the Biden administration’s lax enforcement and oversight policies, which have allowed millions, including two million undocumented ‘got-aways,’ to potentially exploit loopholes in the electoral registration process.

Secretary Mayorkas and the Biden administration must be held accountable for their role in what appears to be a flagrant disregard for the laws that safeguard both our borders and our ballots. This incident is not an isolated blip but a symptom of a broader, more disturbing trend under Secretary Mayorkas’s DHS: a deliberate softening of immigration policies that seem designed to favor political over practical interests.

It’s imperative for the integrity of our democratic process that thorough investigations are conducted. If migrants are indeed being instructed, implicitly or explicitly, to support a particular political outcome, such actions must be met with the full force of the law. We must demand more than lackluster assurances from our leaders; we need concrete actions and transparent accountability to restore faith in our immigration system and electoral integrity.

 

Illegals Get the VIP Treatment from Biden's DHS!

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Biden’s Blunders: Scripted Leadership in Crisis Times?

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Once again, President Biden has been caught on camera, not trusting his own words during crucial moments. During a recent Oval Office meeting with Iraq’s Prime Minister, while the world reels from a violent missile and drone attack by Iran on Israel, Biden couldn’t step away from his pre-written scripts.

Photographs reveal that Biden, aged 81, resorted to a detailed cheat sheet, which embarrassingly included all-caps stage directions for pausing, allowing for translation. This was during his first public address since the devastating attack on Israel over the weekend. The contrast was stark next to Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’a Al-Sudani, who spoke freely, without the aid of notes.

Instead of addressing the nation live while missiles were still threatening lives, the White House chose to “call a lid” early in the evening, opting only to release staged photos of Biden in the Situation Room. It was only after the immediate crisis had eased that Biden communicated with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to express U.S. support, and convened a discussion with G7 leaders—again, following the script too cautiously, reportedly urging Netanyahu to limit Israel’s response, seemingly more worried about political optics than decisive leadership.

In public, Biden stated, “The United States is committed to Israel’s security…We are committed to a cease-fire that will bring the hostages home and prevent the conflict from spreading further.” Yet, these words, read from his script, now ring hollow, reflecting a pattern of relying on scripted safety nets even in supposedly spontaneous discussions.

This tendency to lean heavily on pre-written prompts was noted not only in moments of international crisis but also in less formal settings like private fundraisers, causing discomfort among his own supporters, as per reports from Axios.

As crises unfold, the leader of the free world should be expected to address his nation and the world with conviction and authenticity, not hide behind carefully curated words. The frequent appearance of Biden’s cheat sheets raises concerning questions about his ability to lead through unscripted challenges—where real leadership is tested not by the ability to follow a script, but to speak from the heart and adapt with strength.

 

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