Preparing for Pandemic or Biological Warfare
by: Jordan Rodriguez
Brought to you by The Prepared Pirate
Pandemic is defined as an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region. A biological warfare is the use of bacteria or viruses or toxins to destroy men and animals or food. So what happens if or when a pandemic or biological warfare hits your town or community? Do you have the resources or the know-how to defend you and your house-hold from such a thing? Most people don’t and that is why I am writing this article, so that you know what to get and what to do just in case you find yourself in one of these situations.
The first step you should take if you find that your community is being attacked by biological warfare or if there is a pandemic spreading is quarantine. You should supply 1 to 2 weeks of food for one person in quarantine. Any room in your house or in an underground bunker will work as a quarantine area as long as it is well equipped with a food, water, a bed and a heating and cooling source.
Tip: Line the doors and windows of your quarantined room with plastic to help contain the virus. You are going to need some basic medical supplies stored and ready to go so that you will be able to care for the infected. You should also consider the possibility of becoming infected yourself and come up with a plan to treat yourself. Here are a few must have supplies: Hand sanitizer, medical gloves, N-95 masks, bleach and goggles.
Cleanliness is key if you want to be pro-active in defending your body against infectious diseases and viruses. Make sure that you always wash your hands. If your hands are contaminated then infection is near. People are always scratching and touching their faces, not to mention the use of your hands when you eat.
If you have livestock then make sure that you keep their water source and feeders clean. There are some viruses that can be transferred between humans and animals. Also, if you have notice that your livestock begins dying off, make sure that you take the dead bodies and burn them far away from the rest of your livestock and house. Viruses can stay alive in dead animals for a long time.
Exercising and eating healthy as a lifestyle will ensure a strong immune system. Staying hydrated and staying away from sugar (which drastically weakens your immune system) are great practices to keep in play.
Being prepared for these kind of scenarios isn’t paranoia it is wisdom. No, you shouldn’t live in fear, but you should plan for the worst while you hope for the best.