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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):


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 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.


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.


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.


Trump Responds to Secret Service Director’s Resignation

Trump Responds to Secret Service Director's Resignation

( – President Donald Trump responded to Kimberly Cheatle’s statement on Tuesday that she was leaving her role as director of the Secret Service due to criticism of the way her organization handled the recent attempt on the previous president’s life.

Trump said, “She never gave me proper protection, so I ended up having to take a bullet for democracy,” in an afternoon interview with Fox News Digital.

He said that his campaign made multiple requests for more protection, which the agency either flatly denied or disregarded.

“Many requests were made by on-site Secret Service for more people, always with a turn down or no response,” Trump told the news outlet. “I have the biggest crowds in history, and they should be treated accordingly.”

He added, “Big improvements have been made over the last week,” Fox News Digital reported.

Cheatle announced her resignation in writing to the Secret Service on Tuesday morning, despite her earlier refusal to do so.

“To the Men and Women of the U.S. Secret Service, The Secret Service’s solemn mission is to protect our nation’s leaders and financial infrastructure,” Cheatle wrote. “On July 13th, we fell short on that mission.”

She was under pressure to step down during Monday’s House Oversight Committee hearing, as she acknowledged that the agency’s reaction to the attempted assassination was a “failure.” This pressure came from all sides of the aisle.

According to a recent press release, United States Representative Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) submitted a motion that evening that would have forced a vote in the House to impeach Cheatle following her initial refusal to step down on Monday.

In response to Mace’s question during the hearing on whether the agency’s response was “a colossal failure,” the director said, “Yes.” Mace attacked the Secret Service for its lack of openness, pointing out that Cheatle’s testimony had to be subpoenaed by legislators.

Before the hearing, she accused the director of leaking her opening statement to several media sites.

When asked how often the agency had turned down the Trump campaign’s demands for more security throughout her testimony, Cheatle remained silent.

During the committee’s opening remarks, she acknowledged that the Secret Service’s reaction to the attempted assassination was “the most significant operational failure of the agency in decades.”

Nevertheless, she insisted that she was “the best person” to run the organization then.

President Joe Biden issued a statement acknowledging Cheatle’s decision and expressing gratitude for her service on Tuesday afternoon, following her resignation in response to the growing calls for her resignation.

“As a leader, it takes honor, courage, and incredible integrity to take full responsibility for an organization tasked with one of the most challenging jobs in public service,” the statement read. “The independent review to get to the bottom of what happened on July 13th continues, and I look forward to assessing its conclusions. We all know what happened that day can never happen again.”

During her hearing before the committee on Monday, Cheatle stated that the agency’s ongoing initial internal assessment would take around sixty days.

Do you believe there should be a criminal investigation into the Secret Service Director’s lack of security for President Trump?

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Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

Harris Campaign Begins Vetting Process for Top VP Contenders

( – The competition to become Vice President Kamala Harris’s running partner is intensifying. It has been reported that her campaign has sent screening papers to several prominent Democrats.

Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Governor Josh Shapiro (D-PA), seen as strong candidates from crucial battleground states, are leading the pack.

Harris’s campaign carefully evaluates potential vice presidential candidates as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.

Alongside Kelly and Shapiro, governors Roy Cooper (D-NC), Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI), Tim Walz (D-MN), and J.B. Pritzker (D-IL) have also been given vetting paperwork. However, Pritzker has denied receiving such materials.

One notable omission from the list is Governor Andy Beshear (D-KY), who many see as a leading contender.

Beshear stated that despite vigorous campaigning for the position, he had not received any correspondence from the Harris campaign concerning the vice-presidential screening procedure.

The selection process is underway as Harris’s team looks to enhance its ticket with a running mate who will appeal to a wide range of voters and strengthen support in key states.

Kelly and Shapiro are perceived as centrist leaders who, due to their considerable political backgrounds, have the potential to draw in moderate voters.

Kelly, the current senator from Arizona and a former astronaut, has a proven track record in Arizona.

At the same time, Shapiro’s leadership in Pennsylvania is distinguished by his emphasis on progressive ideals and his ability to win elections in a swing state.

The main goal of her campaign plan seems to be selecting a running mate who can enhance Harris’s program and increase the Democratic ticket’s appeal to a wide range of voters in essential areas and demographics.

The fact that there are several governors indicates that candidates with executive expertise and a track record of successful leadership are preferred.

The screening process is anticipated to be rigorous, involving a detailed review of the candidates’ public personas and political positions and significant background investigations.

The campaign’s final choice will probably try to strike a compromise between political tactics and the requirement for a solid and cooperative alliance in the White House.

As the Democratic National Convention draws near, there is growing conjecture and expectation over Harris’s final choice for her ticket partner.

The chosen vice-presidential candidate will be crucial to the party’s unity and mobilization of the electorate before the November election.

Does it matter who Harris selects as her VP as she goes against the Trump/Vance ticket?

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Local Police Barred From Investigating Trump Assassination


Local Pennsylvania police officers revealed to Congress that they were barred from entering a Secret Service command center at President Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, on July 13, according to Republican Tennessee Rep. Mark Green. This revelation has raised serious concerns about the competency of the Secret Service, especially in the wake of a blatant assassination attempt.

Rep. Green, the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, along with other bipartisan committee members, toured the Butler Farm Show grounds where 20-year-old Thomas Crooks attempted to assassinate President Trump. Green expressed frustration and concern, stating, “Normally, according to the local sheriff, they have done these events in the past with the Secret Service and always had one of their people in that Secret Service control room. Apparently, that was not allowed this time for some reason,” after his tour of the crime scene, which has been closed to the public since July 13.

The lack of coordination and communication between local and federal law enforcement is alarming. Green, an Army veteran, highlighted this as a glaring example of the miscommunication that put the President’s life at risk. He mentioned ongoing efforts to get more information about the radios used by law enforcement on the day of the rally.

Paul Mauro, a Fox News legal and criminal analyst, explained that a command center is typically a place for all involved law enforcement agencies to streamline communication. It’s a fundamental security measure that was inexplicably ignored. The Secret Service’s failure to integrate local law enforcement into its command center is not just a misstep but a severe breach of protocol that could have had catastrophic consequences.

The incompetence displayed by the Secret Service during Trump’s rally is unforgivable. Green and other lawmakers are rightfully demanding accountability. The Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle’s leadership is under scrutiny. During a media briefing, Green described the situation as an “abysmal failure” and called for Cheatle’s resignation. He cited examples of members of Congress accessing the very roof Crooks used to fire upon the crowd without any security hindrances and noted that law enforcement failed to utilize a nearby water tower for surveillance.

Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Mark Kelly also voiced his outrage, highlighting reports that law enforcement was aware of a suspicious person an hour before Trump took the stage. “If there was an idea that there was somebody here that was suspect, why even allow President Trump to even go up to the podium … and why did we go ahead and continue with the program?” Kelly questioned. The lack of proactive measures to protect the President is beyond comprehension.

The attempt on President Trump’s life resulted in the tragic death of Corey Comperatore, a dedicated husband, father, and former fire chief. Two other individuals, David Dutch and James Copenhaver, were critically wounded. This incident is not just a breach of security but a heartbreaking reminder of the consequences of incompetence.

Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle’s evasive response to whether she will fire those responsible is unacceptable. The American people deserve better. The security failures must be addressed, and those responsible should be held accountable. It is clear that significant changes need to be made to restore faith in the Secret Service’s ability to protect our leaders.

In the face of such failures, the call for resignations is not just justified but necessary. The safety of President Trump and all our leaders depends on it. It’s time for the Secret Service to undergo a thorough overhaul, ensuring that such dangerous lapses in security never happen again. The American people demand and deserve accountability and competence from those sworn to protect their leaders.


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