Junk land is useless property for most purposes, so expect less than perfect. Remote and off the power grid, roads likely to be rough and unattended and maybe accessible only by four-wheel drive. Do not look for timber or other resources, expect land that has been strip-mined, clear-cut or barren desert. You will need to do a lot of work to improve the property to the point of livability.
I found my land by placing an ad in the local newspaper, stating what I was looking for, and the price I could afford to pay. This can be an effective tactic, but may take time before you find what you are looking for.
Unlike respiratory illnesses like measles or chickenpox, which can be transmitted by virus particles that remain suspended in the air after an infected person coughs or sneezes, Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with body fluids of a person who has symptoms of Ebola disease. Although coughing and sneezing are not common symptoms of Ebola, if a symptomatic patient with Ebola coughs or sneezes on someone, and saliva or mucus come into contact with that person’s eyes, nose or mouth, these fluids may transmit the disease.
Duncan is likely Patient One, not Patient Zero?. Why Won’t Obama Ban Air Travel From Countries Where Ebola Is Out Of Control? Report: 62 Million People In US Now Speak Language Other Than English At Home. In the wake of the savage Oklahoma beheading of a white Christian grandmother by a Muslim, Barack Hussein Obama […]
Before we get going this week, I would like to give a shout-out and say thank you to Lars M, Victoria S, Jeff H, Melody H, Willard N, Kelli M, Kelli M and Chris T for their generous contributions and support of this site and our readers. If you feel like what we are doing […]
The following list is for items that most people forget to include in their basic first aid kits and supplies. If you’re worried about the current Ebola outbreak (you should be) then adding the products on this list should be your top priority right now. Keep in mind that I’m not including basic first-aid items […]
by Scott G – entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Last year I wrote part one and after more research, I decided to write part two. I strongly recommend you read this article as the two tie in together. I will once again say that I’m not trying to convert anyone to any particular church or […]
With the announcement of the official diagnosis of Ebola in a person named Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas, the U.S. can no longer assume that it is invulnerable to the threat of this deadly virus. I had predicted that this would happen a number of times, but don’t consider me a gifted fortune-teller; unrestricted travel of tens of thousands yearly from West Africa to America through Houston, Atlanta, and New York made a U.S. case inevitable. Let’s talk about how a country of 320 million has been affected by one case of Ebola within its borders.
They (the CDC and federal government) tell us that Ebola is almost impossible to catch – yet over 200 doctors taking precautions like those above have still contracted the virus… Doomsday warning: UN Ebola chief raises ‘nightmare’ prospect that virus could mutate and become airborne – making it much more infectious. CDC chief on Ebola: […]
It’s strange how a person’s attitude and perception about an issue can change in the time frame of a minute. A few months ago I was reading on several “Prepper” blogs about the reluctant spouse. For me it was my wife who thought that having a food and water storage for an emergency would clutter up her house and was unnecessary after all Costco and Sam’s as well as Carrs / Safeway, Freddie’s (Fred Meyer) are all just down the street.
As a physician,I get a lot of questions about expiration dates on medications, and whether medications should be thrown out once they hit that date. In the preparedness community, most of us accumulate medicines for use in an uncertain future. Part of that uncertainty is not knowing when or if our society will finally enter a full-blown collapse. Even government agencies wonder if all the medical supplies they’ve stockpiled will still be effective years after expiration. So, let’s discuss what an expiration date really means.
Expiration dates have been mandated for medications since 1979. The expiration date is the last date that the pharmaceutical company will guarantee that the drug is at 100% full potency. Except in very rare cases, there is no evidence that suggests that there is anything harmful about that medication if used after that date. In other words, they don’t magically become poisonous or cause you to grow a third eye in the middle of your forehead. Now that you know that, the question is whether the drug loses its beneficial effects and how fast it does so.
Oh goodies, I feel so much better now : Obama has been briefed about Ebola case in Dallas. Ya, right… CDC director says U.S. “should” be able to contain Ebola spread. Meanwhile – CDC issues Ebola guidelines for U.S. funeral homes. Ebola In America: The Confirmed Case In Dallas, Texas Could Change Everything. Are We […]
You may find other survival blogs and prepper websites giving the impression that you need fancy freeze-dried foods, a massive gun collection, a Hummer equipped with a gun turret and a 50 acre retreat secluded in some remote mountain top of Idaho. Although this may seem attractive on some level, it is not possible for the average Joe (or the average Jane). More importantly, you don’t need a six-figure income to help your family become better prepared. We show you how...