9th December 2013
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7 Life-Threatening Scenarios You May Face When Escaping a Pandemic Outbreak
The possibility that one day some sort of virus or disease could potentially wipe out a huge chunk of the population is, admittedly, far-fetched. That being said, history has a bad habit of repeating itself. Throughout the last several hundred years there have been several pandemic level outbreaks of deadly viruses that have decimated large areas of the world.
Obviously, major advancements in modern medicine, outbreak prevention and containment procedures have made this threat highly unlikely to ever fully reach a level that would be anything like what you see on the movies. That being said, the threat absolutely is real and is worth preparing for; because even if this type of threat is highly unlikely, preparing for something as disastrous as a pandemic will mean that you are even more prepared for disaster scenarios that are much less catastrophic.
Today we’re going to look at the top 7 threats that you could potentially face when escaping and surviving a wide-spread pandemic scenario and what you can do to make sure you don’t become one it’s many victims.
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6th December 2013
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The survival food list we’ve complied below is a cost effective way for a new prepper, or someone rebuilding their stockpile from scratch to make 1 simple trip to the grocery store and walk out with 30 days of long-term storable food that will last for years to come for a fraction of the cost of 30 days of freeze-dried prepared meals.
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4th December 2013
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Today’s post is going to address an issue that seems to be overlooked quite often in the preparedness community. Every day I see someone discussing bugout plans, bugout bags and what types of gear is best suited for a bug out, but yet I see very little discussion about what to do about children in a bugout scenario.
I think a lot of preppers go into bugout planning with a clear vision in their mind of how they want their plan to be, rather than how to make a plan that is safe and effective for their particular situation. I also think that a lot of preppers jump the gun quite a bit when deciding when the appropriate time to bug out actually is. Today we’re going to go over some of the basic areas you need to address before even considering a bugout plan that involves children.
6th November 2013
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Hello tumblr. I’ve never asked for help with anything before, but I feel like this is something that deserves your attention. A good friend of mine has been wrongfully suspended from college for open-carrying a handgun to an off-campus event, even though he was within his rights to do so and had also been given clear permission by the professor that it was okay beforehand, as long as he followed the rules of conduct, which he did to the best of his ability:
About a week ago my Art Class, via funding by a private donation, took a trip to Asheville, NC. During the planning for this trip I, Michael Peck, asked my Professor if it would be okay if I take my handgun since we wouldn’t be on school property and I was told it was fine. I was told I could keep it in her private vehicle so it would not be on the school’s leased van. Instead of meeting me before it would be on the van she changed her mind and didn’t meet us until two hours later at a rest stop 20 minutes from our destination. This decision on her part caused me to break the schools policy regarding weapons (something I didn’t want to do). During the course of the weekend trip I was stopped on the trip for open carrying by a police officer and my professor found out about it. For whatever reason she thought it would be pertinent to have the school alerted of this occurrence.
After being made aware, the Dean of Students, had me suspended on an interim basis until my administrative hearing. I was being charged with violating the schools weapon policy as well as conduct that reflected negatively on the College Community. During my hearing I was confronted with my Professor’s testimony which stated she thought the conversation was in jest and she didn’t think that I was being serious. Without prior knowledge to accusations against me and the information available to the Vice Chancellor, I was unaware I would need any witnesses and didn’t call any. After being faced with the accusations of the conversation being a joke it would have been helpful to have had witnesses and I feel it would have made a difference.
Four days after my hearing I received a letter stating I would be suspended from school effective immediately until Fall 2014 when I only needed the current semester and the Spring to graduate. I am banned from campus after being deemed a “threat to myself or others”: an erroneous statement in the least. The only saving grace is my defense against the accusation of conduct reflecting negatively was successful and I did not receive further sanctions. I was taken aback by the decision considering the head of my department had given me permission to bring it, a change in plans caused me to break the rules, and I was told that even if my gun had been in her car from the beginning I was still breaking policy because I was associated with the school even though that is not in the College’s policy regarding weapons.
I hope this petition will show that I have support and ultimately get me back to school so I can graduate already!
Michael is a good student who does not by any means deserve to be suspended from graduating simply because of a MISTAKE that the college made. I believe in a fair and just education system where professors cannot wrongfully punish their students. If you agree, please take a moment to sign the petition linked above so that Michael can finish his education on time. He needs 1,788 signatures (the year the Constitution was ratified), but as of right now he only has a little under 100. He really needs your help!
If you don’t want to sign, you can still contribute by reblogging this post. Any sort of signal boost would be greatly appreciated. It would also certainly mean a lot to me to see him meet his goal.