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How To Survive Ebola

12 Oct

Preppers are in the news because of their Ebola preps. How should preppers prepare for Ebola? The same advice applies to many disasters: Stockpile food and water and prepare to sit out a crisis.

ISOLATION is your number one defense from Ebola. Stay home. Hunker down. Avoid unnecessary contact with others. Keep your family at home.

With many things timing is the key. Staying home right now makes little sense. Your boss won’t be happy and you could lose your job. There is no immediate risk.  If you wait too long, you could be infected and carry the disease home.

My advice: Wait until at least 10 to 15 people in your city have been diagnosed with Ebola. The odds are you won’t have been exposed yet. Even 100 confirmed cases implies relatively small risk to you. By all accounts Ebola doesn’t spread too easily yet.

By the time 1,000 people are confirmed in your city, it could be too late. By 10,000 to 100,000 it’s too late.

If you live in the country, you’re probably safe until your local town has confirmed cases. Then it is certainly hunker down time.

Timing is everything. Working folks can’t just stay home because of one or two cases. It’s not necessary yet. Do identify a point beyond which you’d put your isolation plan into practice.

Your second line of defense, if you go out after a major spreading of the disease is to wear a protective suit, face mask, and gloves. When you return to base (home), spray yourself with a mixture of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. That should kill any Ebola that decides to tag along.

These articles show the supplies that are popular among preppers stocking up:

http://www.cnbc.com/id/102048219

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/how-preppers-are-stocking-up-for-ebola-outbreak.html

If a major spreading of Ebola would occur, you’d want to hunker down for as long as possible. Preppers who have 4 to 6 months of food and water stocked would be safest.

Charlie Palmer, Author The Prepper Next Door.

ThoughtfullyPrepping has a nice series of articles about Ebola.