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Are You Prepared for a Self-Quarantine?


October 18, 2014

 

 With a mortality rate of 70%, Ebola is an epidemic for which one cannot over-prepare. Should there be widespread outbreaks in the United States, the last resort to personal survival may be self-quarantine. The economic and political consequences of millions of citizens staying home for extended periods of time, eliminating unnecessary contact with others, would be devastating. But in the case of an Ebola outbreak in your community, to do otherwise may be deadly.

If Ebola should pass into history as a big scare that was properly contained, that’s great. The following preparations are beneficial in any form of emergency, from the loss of a job, to economic crash, to regional shortages.

Take an inventory of what you have, and supplement it so that you can be prepared to keep yourselves and your loved-ones safe should all external safeguards against an Ebola pandemic fail.

OBTAIN A 3-MONTH SUPPLY OF FOOD, FIRST AID SUPPLIES, MEDICINE, DRY GOODS, AND OTHER DAILY ESSENTIALS:

Medicine and Personal Hygiene: Obtain a 90-day supply of the following and store it securely away from moisture and heat.

Pantry supplies:  Buy what you eat and involve your family in making your long-term storage choices.  Obtain a 90-day supply of basic food and supplies for your pets.  All of the following items have a shelf life of much longer than 90 days.  Be sure to store them in a cool place with a stable temperature (garages are not good) away from light.

For your freezer: Properly wrapped meats and other foods will last in a freezer well over 90 days.  The key to making your freezer an effective tool for home storage is to Store what you Eat, and Eat what you Store.  If there is empty space in your freezer, fill the spaces with 3/4 full water bottles.  Your freezer will be more efficient when it is filled with frozen items and, if your lose power for a time, the food will stay frozen longer, up to 72 hours if you leave the freezer door closed.

Emergency supplies:

GROW A GARDEN, OR POTTED VEGETABLES IF YOU LIVE IN AN APARTMENT:
  • Obtain and store seeds properly
  • Obtain basic gardening implements
  • Become educated about gardening basics
  • Teach your children how to work in a garden and enjoy the process of growing food

HAVE THE MEANS TO DEFEND YOUR HOME AND FOOD STORAGE:

Obtain firearms and learn how to use them. Know how to care for them, store them, and receive proper training so that you will be psychologically prepared to use them!  Social chaos is often a life and death struggle and frightened, hungry people will try to get rid of you and take your stuff.

The only government we can depend upon are those layers of government closest to the individual: ourselves, family, church, neighborhood, community, and county. There will be great peace and safety in acting now to make your home a refuge from the storm.

Stay vigilant. Stay prayerful.

by Marjorie Haun  10/18/14

  1. Mike Donald

    For those like myself who have issues with gluten intolerance, get a grain mill. You will want a powered device since hand milling grain is exhaustive work. However, if possible, get a hand operated one as a backup incase of loss of power. Then grind your own flour from grains that do not contain gluten (spelt, rice, millet, quinoa, etc.) Some of these grains have an extensive shelf life, but others will need to be frozen or refrigerated. Basically, however they are being kept at the store where you purchased them is how you should store them at home. Also stock up on tapioca flour and xantham gum as these ingredients are also necessary for making gluten free bread products.

    • Excellent! 50 lb bags of popcorn are also great for milling. Popcorn is smaller that regular dried corn so it mills into corn meal or cornflour quite well. Mike, could you please share a link where people can obtain gluten-free products?

  2. RAY PINI

    …awesome ReaganGirl… you’re doing for your fellowman, what the Lord would have you do… got your back, and you have 100% of my support… keep it up, and son’t succumb to trivial pressure… that which you are doing, IS GOOD…….

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