From the first time I’ve heard about survivalists and preppers, I’ve always felt there is a stigma associated with emergency preparedness. In fact, preppers and survivalists have been called paranoid, doomers, and downright crazy. Have those perceptions changed lately, and am I the only one seeing a change in how the general public now sees us?
Here comes the season when people start feeling miserable and grumpy all the time. The cold and flu season is not to be taken lightly, and we recommend trading in chemical-laden medicines for natural cold and flu relief.
In today’s troubling times, contracting an infectious disease is easier than one may think. An infectious disease is a disorder caused by organisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites) that have entered your body. Knowing how to protect yourself from such a disease is only half the battle, putting your knowledge into practice is actually the main step to win the war.
By now, we’ve seen the effects of this pandemic. Even though it spreads rapidly and infects efficiently, there are ways you, the prepper, can mitigate your risks and continue living a healthy, functional life.
We all know (at least the old dogs) about reports of “yellow rain” in Southeast Asia and Afghanistan. Reports of chemical weapons attacks come from Yemen, Laos, Vietnam, and Afghanistan. If recent history is any indicator, the possibility of a chemical/biological weapons attack on a civilian population may be greater than the chances of a nuclear attack or any other “world-ending” event.