Prepping for the Plague
The Black Death. The Plague. One Third of Humanity Dead… It’s happened before multiple times. And there is, despite our many medical and sanitation advances, the threat it will happen again. In fact, it already is, to a degree. Over the past month or so I’ve run a few headlines at FP News about a plague outbreak in Madagascar which has spread to other African Countries. Here’s a follow up of sorts: more information and a plan for dealing and surviving.
Mahatma Muhjesbude wrote up a survival plan for the plague over at Survivopedia. Check it out. Here follows a brief breakdown:
His opening paragraphs are a little scary, as they should be:
“We even developed a ‘normalcy bias’ so we just don’t think about the doomsday extrapolation that’s always just a small deviation away of changing our world in likely the most horrible of all scenarios.
Yet ominously, just few days ago…this Doomsday leap it might have happened.
This deadly Resident Evil is spawned off the East African Coast on the island of Madagascar. It comes in the form of an endemic circumstance due to the impoverished lifestyle and optimal breeding ground for such diseases in this country.
If you haven’t heard about it until this report, it’s because they intentionally try to keep it under wraps as long as they can to see if they could quarantine the outbreak at the source while the World Health Organization rushed in to get a grip on the situation.”
We’ve, of course, seen many plagues before – in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The difference is that, today, we not supposed to worry about such “ancient” calamities. The government will protect us, they say. It may try. But in Africa of late, something has slipped. Let us hope it is there contained. If not, we could see a world-wide event.
Please read the original for an informative essay on how the ancient plagues worked – both the general theory and the new revisions.
It’s important to understand so we can move forward with confidence.
And the plague will still be with us. Even in the civilized world. Each year’s there is at least one case. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Bacteria haven’t really changed and they are everywhere. Fleas, rats, bats, and other carriers are also all around us. It only needs a spark and some inattention – of which we have plenty.
Small outbreaks happen each year, mostly in less developed places – like Africa. Usually the incidents stay confined there. But with modern globalisation, there is the risk that an infected person might, zombie style, bring the bug elsewhere. Then, it would be a case of medical containment – if possible. If not, then the stage is ripe for a pandemic.
Right now, in Africa, over 100 people are infected. This thing has a habit of spreading.
“Already there are rumors that a carrier had jumped the quarantine to the nearby Seychelle islands, even as international air travel has been officially suspended from Madagascar. But this outbreak is still not contained because local airlines like Kenya Airways might still be operating anyway in parts of Africa because it appears that a person with the Pneumonic Plague has been discovered and is being treated in Nairobi.
If a Pneumonic Plague outbreak jumps to the African mainland, a relatively short distance away, without somehow being immediately contained under strict quarantine, there’s a good chance that a super major pandemic will occur.”
Obviously, the civilized will wish to avoid travel to infected regions. But, what if the disease comes to visit your town or country? Then what?
There’s only so much the officials can do. At some point this becomes a personal issue and crisis.
Here’s the outline for the plan for approaching the unthinkable:
We’ve covered this subject before. In reality, this is just another cause for general prepping – with special considerations.
The first thing to do is to avoid contact with others, especially the infected. This will be harder the more people you live around. Rural folks in the hills may escape unscathed, even unnoticed of the breakdown the rest suffer. You need to literally keep your distance – at least 30 feet – from the infected.
Have a plan for isolating yourself and your family. Be ready to bug in or bug out as circumstances dictate. Remember all that goes along with those concepts.
In addition, remember that, after isolation, cleanliness is the best defense against disease.
In addition, work on your immune system. Stay in shape and stay healthy. Stock up now on herbs, medicines, etc. to help with this.
Be prepared to quarantine those who may become infected. You will have to treat them as you can while remaining safe yourself.
The original adds many in-depth ideas to these concepts and more. Again, please read it carefully.
And, as the original mentions, the plague, plague isn’t the only health threat on the horizon. As we covered the other day in the news, they say this flu season may be the worst in history. No, its not as deadly as the plague but it may be more dangerous as it will invariably infect more people. The flu does kill. Don’t be a statistic.
*Mahatma Muhjesbude is a former Spec-ops combat Vet, LEO, international security consultant, and private contractor. He has instructor level credentials and skills in various survival disciplines. He is a dedicated advocate of Liberty and Justice for all and a proactive defender of our Constitutional rights. He strongly believes that the best value you can give back in life is vital knowledge through experience, and that’s why he’s writing for Survivopedia, using a pen name to protect his real identity. You can send Mahatma a message at editor [at] survivopedia.com
There is still time to react and make plans. Take advantage while you can.
Perrin Lovett writes about freedom, firearms, and cigars (and everything else) at www.perrinlovett.me. He is none too fond of government meddling.