With the Ebola epidemic occurring in Africa it has most preppers in DEFCON 2. The CDC states that “The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the largest in history and the first Ebola epidemic the world has ever known – affecting multiple countries in West Africa.” Now according to the CDC and numerous media outlets the first case of Ebola has been confirmed in the United States. On September 30, 2014, through laboratory test it was confirmed a person in Dallas, Texas who had recently traveled on a commercial airline from West Africa to the US had Ebola.
CBRN gas masks are designed to protect against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear dangers. This high quality respiratory device has been manufactured to make sure any lethal airborne dangers have been removed from the air you breathe so you can survive a dangerous attack. These gas masks are an essential tool for both first responders and the average concerned citizen who wants to be more certain they and their families survive any of the possible attacks they may encounter.
Understanding that law enforcement officers and other first responders may be subject to chemical attack is a thought that is always in the back of the mind. It does not happen often, but when it does, preparedness is the key. Having protective equipment is marvelous, but if users are not trained effectively on the correct use and handling, the results can be devastating.
An essential survival tool during biological or chemical warfare, it is critical you understand gas masks. Sometimes called respirators, they are designed to increase your chances of survival in emergency situations. Typically, when a person envisions the gas mask, they have an idea of a rubber face mask with a cartridge on the end. The mask is designed to cover the face to protect the eyes, nose and mouth.
If you have only recently been introduced to emergency preparedness, it may have been in an overwhelming way. You may be wondering how you can afford to stockpile enough food to last for months, build an underground bunker, learn tactical survival skills and still be able to pay the rent next month. Fear and overwhelm can be debilitating. Before you add a safe room to the top of your survival preparedness checklist – if that is even a desire – you need to start small. The best prepping supplies to start with are those that cover your basic survival needs.
If you are a regular reader, you may have heard me mention my love for monthly goodie box subscriptions. I have an entire blog devoted to beauty boxes. This hobby has introduced me to several other types of discovery programs as well. Homegrown Collective’s Green Box is one that may be of interest to the beginning prepper.
In a previous post I discussed emergency preparedness for pets. Another unique situation that must be addressed is infants. Those under the age of 3 or 4 have special needs that should not be forgotten. Here are prepping supplies for baby to include in your emergency stores.
Doomsday Prepping 101 tells us the top three concerns for survival are water, food and shelter. These are the basics for survival. That won’t change in an emergency situation. Prepping your pantry is something you can work on continuously and with little extra effort. But, what foods should be stockpiled at home for a doomsday scenario?
Recent world events have caused many of us to reevaluate our lives a little bit. Things such as the economic decline, storms across the east coast, earthquakes, tsunamis, and conflicts raging across the world no doubt have more than a few of us thinking about what is really important in our lives. And for most people, the answer to that is family. And more specifically, keeping yourself and your family alive and healthy. That is why recent years have seen a spike in the amount of people who have created an emergency food supply for their homes. If you want to join the ranks of the prepared, but just don’t know where to begin, here are a few tips to help you get started. [Read more...]
We do a lot of talking about what types of food to stockpile for an emergency, but we sometimes overlook the best long-term food storage options. Organization is essential when working with food. Regardless of what you are storing, you will be dealing with expiration dates that require you to rotate food at some point (out with the old, in with the new). Depending on the square footage of your home, you may also be dealing with limited space. Here are a few of the best food storage options for preppers.