Liberals scoff at a community of survivalists commonly known as “preppers”. The nickname stems from the group’s ultra-preparedness when it comes to the event of a national crisis or disaster. Though many consider preppers to be overzealous, spending countless hours and huge portions of their income to ensure they are absolutely prepared for any situation which could befall the U.S., some have gone so far as to label them downright crazy.
After the very first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was announced on Tuesday, perhaps it’s time that the haters start taking a lesson from those equipped to deal with a national outbreak of the virus.
A sign in the Congo warns that the area is infected with Ebola.
SHTFplan.com provided a detailed list, for anyone who has not already stocked up on supplies which would be needed in the event that it becomes necessary to spend weeks or even months inside:
- Drinking water (1 gallon per person per day)
- Food (including items that don’t require fuel for preparation)
- Heavy duty garbage bags
- Sanitation supplies (such as toilet paper, paper towels, baby wipes, and feminine hygiene supplies)
- Entertainment – you’ll want to be able to keep children and restless family members busy so get craft supplies, books, games, and puzzles
- Basic medical supplies
- Pandemic kits that contain protective clothing
- Extra N95 masks (3M 1860 Health Care N95 Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask, Small Adult, 20/Bx)
- Nitrile gloves (Dynarex Black Nitrile Exam Gloves, Heavy-Duty, Powder Free, Large, Box/100)
- Safety goggles with an elastic band to ensure a snug fit (Pyramex V2G Safety Eyewear, Clear Anti-Fog Lens With Black Strap/Temples)
- Antibacterial cleaners such as disposable wipes, bleach, and spray cleaners
- Antibacterial hand sanitizer (Purell Pump Bottle, Original, 8 Ounce (Pack of 12))
Some survivalists have taken their preparations one step further, investing in additional property, which preppers call their “bug out” location. Depending on the crisis, preppers may choose to either “bug out” or “bug in”. Bugging in would entail an in-home lockdown, surviving off of stored supplies and perhaps without the creature comforts of electricity or internet connection. Bugging out would mean fleeing to a secret property, somewhere hidden or secluded, to wait out the impending disaster.
A prepper’s bug out site in the Alaskan wilderness.
Now is the time to prepare for a massive, unconfined Ebola outbreak. If the virus has mutated and become airborne, as recent reports suggest, many more Americans will soon be infected. The outbreak will undoubtedly cause national hysteria, as the virus is highly-contagious and often times fatal. In a matter of hours, grocery stores will be wiped clean of all food and water. At that point, people will be fighting each other for the last scraps of food. If you are not already fully stocked on guns and ammunition, this would be the time to secure those things as well.
How are you preparing for the impending Ebola outbreak? Tell us in the comments section.
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