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October 5, 2014 at 1:27 am #26123
Time will tell…I can’t predict the future. But just consider this. The media and government officials promote a state of alarm/panic in the public regarding viruses. There’s been a whole list of viruses that the media and government thought would be the next pandemic. Just in the last few years it’s been: avian flu, H1N1, swine flu, Ebola, etc.
Here’s a history of the pandemic scares in the last hundred years. Only the Spanish flu of 1918 was a true pandemic: http://archive.hhs.gov/nvpo/pandemics/flu3.htm.
No one can predict when the next real pandemic will come but it’s unlikely to be Ebola just because the disease is so bloody deadly. Or that is what Laurie Garrett stated in her book The Coming Plague.
I think the media uses these scares to sell news and the governments use these scares to increase their power and control over your liberty and freedom. Big Pharma loves the scares too because they make a bundle on antiviral drugs and large contracts for flu shots. Don’t get caught up in the hype. We can end up wasting our precious life energy on nothing but fear… and not preparing for the real dangers in our lives.October 5, 2014 at 12:41 am #26115October 5, 2014 at 12:33 am #26112October 5, 2014 at 12:17 am #26097
Ebola is not air bound. It is past by body fluids. A good book about Ebola and other diseases is The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett. It’s a bit of a freaky read but may be of interest to you. Pandemics are a serious issue and should not be taken lightly.
Honestly, you are more likely to be killed by a lightening strike than a weaponized version of Ebola. You are far more likely to be killed by the common flu.
BUT all viruses can be treated the same way with coconut oil and a nourishing traditional diet. Also, avoid people that are sick and large groups of people.October 4, 2014 at 11:41 pm #26089October 4, 2014 at 11:37 pm #26087
Do you like pickled eggs?
Pickled eggs are not part of my heritage but I decided to try making them because at certain times of the year, our hens produce so many eggs, we can’t eat enough.
I looked around the internet for recipes for pickled eggs but I found using the “waste” pickle juice from my sour and sweet pickles tasted the best. It’s also really nice to have another use for the pickle juice. The pickled eggs on the left are yellow because of the turmeric in the sweet pickle juice.
Here’s the recipe for crock pickles and sweet pickles: http://eatkamloops.org/jarring-crock-pickles-and-making-sweet-pickles-photo-essay/.October 4, 2014 at 11:30 pm #26084
I’m processing some wild mushrooms for winter:
1. Clean off dirt.
2. Simmer in butter and sea salt until tender.
3. Cool before packaging into freezer bags.
4. Stuff myself with mushrooms while working. Mmmmm.October 4, 2014 at 11:20 pm #26074
Here’s my personal safety kit. I did a whole series on this topic: http://goboxstorage.ca/blog/emergency-preparation-personal-safety-kit/.
It’s fun to share these ideas with people that are interested!October 4, 2014 at 11:09 pm #26072
Don’t worry about it! You have to be in very intimate contact with an infected person. You are more likely to get killed getting in your car this morning and driving to work… or kill me because you are distracted with your driving because you are worried about Ebola.
If you are concerned about viruses you can use 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil each day during the flu season. Flu kills about 35,000 worldwide each year. Ebola deaths worldwide are around 3400.
Here’s a post about Swine Flu. Do you remember the panic the government caused over that? …And the costs to the taxpayer for all those stockpiles of antivirals: http://eatkamloops.org/swine-flu-what-to-do/.October 4, 2014 at 10:42 pm #26058
We catch rainwater in a portable pool and rain barrels for water security. This water is normally used for watering the gardens but in an emergency it could be boiled or treated. I would normally just boil water, use a SteriPEN, or use the SODIS method with a glass container. (I also have a portable reverse osmosis filter, which I have never used.) If I had to chemically treat some water, I would use Lugol’s Solution which I keep in my medical kit for treating wounds. (Iodine is not safe for everyone and shouldn’t be used for long term water treatment.) If I had to treat a large amount of water, I got a big pail of “Pool Shock”! The Pool Shock is also good for making a powerful bleach solution.
More about SODIS: http://akvopedia.org/wiki/UV_treatment_/_Solar_disinfection_%28SODIS%29.
The picture is of my old pool. We just replaced it with a pool about twice the size. Hey, if you know anyone in Kamloops, BC, Canada that wants a FREE pool, have them contact me.