In the past, if you left an area of civilization, you would have to travel through large expanses of wilderness to reach another civilized place. Today, the opposite is true; if you leave a wilderness area, you will have to travel through a vast expanse of civilization to reach another.
A balance between the two needs to be restored, or we will not survive.
Now you may be wondering how it is possible to be a sheep and a prepper at the same time, but I can assure you it is. But before I get started, I want you to know that I am not talking about preppers who are still working to build up their supplies. I am talking about the ones who claim to be fully prepared to live in a grid-down society but are not.
I will give you an example. Recently I asked a prepper, who claims to be prepared, why they thought others should have to work in order to serve them while they stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Their answer stunned me. They said the essential workers had to work so that they could get the things they needed.
“What?” I said, eyebrows raised.
I went on to say that it was not the grocery store workers’ job to take care of them, and you could imagine their response. It was the same one every one gives. “Well, this virus is different.”
Well, it is not. A disaster is a disaster, and they all have the potential to take away the essential support we have come accustom to. And regardless of what the media tells you. This disaster is nothing as a whole, compared to the ones we have had in the past and the ones we may see in the future. So, if your plan is “I’m prepared to take care of myself as long as I have essential workers’ serve me.” You might want to get a new plan because those workers will disappear if the disaster threatens them at a risk level they are not willing to take.
For years I have watched survivalist and prepper sites tell people that panicking is the worst thing you can do during a disaster. And yet some of these same sites are spewing panic to make money off of you.
Watch out for wolfs in prepper clothing.
There are a lot of good sites out there, but some could care less about your well being. You don’t have to go broke, getting prepared. And you don’t need to take an online class. All the information you need is available for free on the Internet. Use your common sense when viewing any information, including mine, and you will be fine. Preparedness is not complicated. Start with water, shelter, and food. Then branch out from there with medical kits, weapons, and all the other things people like to have. Get the things you need for your family to survive daily life, and you will be fine.
Your number one prep is your knowledge. Learn different skills as you can, don’t stress out, and above all do not panic.
Two more cases of the new coronavirus have been diagnosed in the U.S., bringing the national total to four. The new cases are both in California — one each in Los Angeles County and Orange County — in addition to one case in Washington state and another in Chicago.
More cases are likely to be identified in the coming days, including more cases in the United States. Given what has occurred previously with MERS and SARS, it’s likely that person-to-person spread will continue to occur.
The coronavirus has infected a second person in the United States. The Chicago woman returned January 13th from Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, and began experiencing symptoms a few days later.
China is working to contain the outbreak, but some people have managed to slip through their checkpoints by cooling their foreheads before a temperature check.
While this was not the case with the Chicago women, a Chinese woman had bragged about doing this.
Infections have been confirmed in South Korea, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan and the United States.
If you own stock in face mask, you might be in the money if the virus continues to spread.
Let’s hope this is not the case.
Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds that include diarrhea in cows and pigs, and upper respiratory disease in chickens. In humans, the virus causes respiratory infections, which are often mild, but in rare cases, are potentially lethal. There are no vaccines or antiviral drugs that are approved for prevention or treatment.
It has been over seven months since my last blog post. Ole how time flies, but I have a good excuse. I have been writing a post-apocalyptic novella, and my mind has been lost in a years-long volcanic winter that takes place in Beech Mountain, NC.