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Dollar Store Preps Do’s & Don’ts

I have talked many times about the ease of shopping at dollar stores, but haven’t given the warnings to watch out for. The number one rule to prepping with dollar store purchases in don’t assume everything at a dollar store is cheap. I cover my shopping philosophies and areas to carefully watch in dollar stores. Please share any tips you may have on this topic in the comment section at the bottom of the show notes.

  • Gold= $1288.08/oz
  • Silver= $17.05/oz
  • Bitcoin= $4108.00/coin (UP)
  • Ethereum= $294.08/token (DOWN)
  • Litecoin= $45.15/coin (DOWN)
  • Bitcoin Cash= $714.49/coin

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6 Medical Essentials For Your Preps

Today I want to talk about some low-cost essentials that you should store for medical preparedness. I recommend before you use these items that you research their uses and how to safely use them. You should also put these items and uses into practice now before you or a family member may need them when a doctor is no longer available. When storing these items for preparedness, you should keep them at room temperature, out of sun light, and sealed in their factory sealed package to avoid their shelf life from diminishing. The items I talk about today are Epsom Salt, colloidal silver, rubbing alcohol, witch hazel, hydrogen peroxide, and iodine.

  • Gold= $1294.58/oz
  • Silver= $17.21/oz
  • Bitcoin= $3532.00/coin (UP)
  • Ethereum= $300.58/token (UP)
  • Liteccoin= $46.72/coin (UP)
  • Bitcoin Cash= $323.34/coin

 

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Weekly Prepping Show: Skills That Pay Bills

Metal fabrication or blacksmith would be a excellent skill to have post-collapse

Metal fabrication or blacksmith would be a excellent skill to have post-collapse

In this weeks episode on preparedness, I give a list of skills that may be sought after in a financial collapse. These could be what someone uses to support their family in a post collapse economy. I have also added a resource link for each to maybe look deeper into them and possibly get started in learning a new skill.

The post collapse skills to pay the bills are:

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Lost at Sea? Part 1 By Joe Alton, MD (Doom and Bloom)

Lost at Sea? Part 1

(from www.doomandbloom.net on April 7, 2015)

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In the news, a man named Louis Jordan survived 66 days lost at sea off the Carolina coast with little apparent physical effect. Some have wondered out loud how this is possible: Could it have been staged? I decided to take a closer look at why he was so successful in keeping it together when everything else fell apart.

Rough seas caused Mr. Jordan’s 35-foot sailboat to capsize in the middle of the night. Wisely, he stayed with the upside-down boat which was still floating. As a result, he was able to remain near his supply of water and food, as well as some equipment, such as a fishing net. Luckily for him, the boat eventually self-righted in the waves, which sailboats are designed to do. If he had been stranded in the water on an open raft or with just a life jacket, he would probably have succumbed to exposure in cold Carolina waters.

Little physical evidence of the elements on our castaway? In a boat without power but with an intact cabin, you have shelter from the wind and sun. Any normal person would know to stay inside on the open ocean in January. Still, he looked almost too good for the amount of time he was out there.

Mr. Jordan says that he rationed himself to a pint of water a day, which means he consumed more than 60 pints of water during his ordeal. How did he do it? We know that the lifelong sailor lived on his 35-foot boat. We can assume that, like many boats that size, there might be a shower with a water tank large enough to allow bathing. If he could access the tank and also use containers to catch rainfall, he could stay hydrated.

From a survival standpoint, we know that he could live for quite a while without food, but 66 days? It’s possible (although it varies from person to person) as long you drink water. In cases of anorexia, organ failure occurs at around half the normal Body Mass Index (BMI), about 12-13 (normal 18 – 25). A typical fashion model has a BMI of about 17. Mr. Jordan started off at about 230 pounds and states that he ended up losing 50 pounds.,

Again, he may have had some food stores that survived the capsizing. We do know he had some equipment to catch fish. Fish are often attracted to floating jetsam, and he states that he wiggled a shirt in the water and snapped up curious fish with a net. I’ve never tried this technique, but it seems possible.

Mr. Jordan claims that he “broke” his shoulder in the capsizing, although there was no evidence of trauma when he was rescued. Since he isn’t a medical professional, I would think that any significant pain would make him think a fracture occurred. Any number of lesser injuries can cause pain, however, and he more likely injured soft tissue which healed 2 months down the line.

Now to an aspect of this story that I can’t explain; How Mr. Jordan was found just 200 miles from shore after 66 days. What about ocean currents? It seems like a small amount of distance to drift in such a long time period. If someone could explain how this could happen, please comment below.

A hoax or the real thing? Can someone be found alone hundreds of miles out to sea in a damaged boat without it being a true story? I’ll give Mr. Jordan the benefit of the doubt, but could his survival story have been embellished along the way?

Absolutely. Mr. Jordan didn’t file “float plans” (the equivalent of a plane’s flight plan), so it’s not certain exactly how long he was out there. If he came back in to a different marina and got in trouble when he went out again, it might not have been a 66 day journey. In any case, it allows a discussion of how best to survive being lost at sea; that will be the subject of our next article.

Joe Alton, MD
www.doomandbloom.net

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Immunity

Special thanks to Joe Alton, M.D. (Dr. Bones) and Amy Alton, A.R.N.P. (Nurse Amy) at DoomandBloom.net

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I’ve been writing a lot about epidemics lately, including Ebola, EnterovirusD68, and others. I talk about immunity issues a lot in my articles, but I haven’t really explained what it is in much detail. In this article, I hope to give you a working knowledge of it and the various types of immunity that keep a community from running rampant with infectious disease.

Your immune system is a marvel, and probably saves your life every day from one harmful germ or another, and even zaps some microscopic cancers.

Let’s talk a bit about immunity as it relates to infectious disease. Immunity is the ability of your immune system to resist a particular infection or toxin. This can refer to resistance of an entire species (humans, for example, don’t get very many diseases that fish get) or the resistance of a particular individual to an illness. Typhoid Mary, for instance, was a domestic cook who carried the germ for Typhoid fever and passed it on to many others without ever getting sick herself. Immunity is affected by many factors, such as age, genetics, and stress from nutritional, environmental, or chronic illness, something we’ll all experience in a survival setting.

There are several levels of immunity. They are:

  1. SHORT-TERM IMMUNITY

When an infectious agent is detected, the body responds by producing a large amount of white blood cells, an immune response which attacks the invader. Your body does this for every day. During an epidemic, the human population’s ability to generate white cells increases its resistance. It is this property of the human body that causes the epidemic to eventually collapse.

  1. LONG-TERM IMMUNITY

The body’s defenses may retain a type of ‘memory’ of the offending organism. If the illness returns to the area, that memory causes the body to produce a faster and stronger response against it. This is especially true with viral infections, often giving lifetime protection. An example would be “Varicella”, a viral illness otherwise known as ‘chicken pox”. Once you have had chicken pox, you probably won’t get it again for the remainder of your life.

  1. NATURAL IMMUNITY

A particular individual, or occasionally an entire species, might possess the ability to resist a pathogen due to genetic “memory” passed on from generation to generation.

The Native American population of the New World, for example, had an extraordinarily high mortality rate when exposed to smallpox by the first European explorers. In some areas, 90% of the native population of the North American East Coast died. Those same explorers, however, had a much higher survival rate due to natural immunity given by centuries of previous exposures.

4. HERD IMMUNITY

When a large group (a “herd”) possesses immunity, non-immune individuals in it enjoy a certain protection due to fewer exposures to an infection that may otherwise be fatal to them. The most common example today relates to vaccinated populations. If an unvaccinated person moves into an area where many are immune due to vaccinations, the likelihood of exposure to, say, measles drops significantly. This confers a certain level of protection. The person isn’t immune to measles but there is very little exposure to it because everyone else is vaccinated. if many unvaccinated people move into an area, however, the overall “herd immunity” may be lost.

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5. ACQUIRED IMMUNITY

Vaccinations against influenza are usually made available to people in developed countries in advance of seasonal outbreaks, in an effort to confer immunity to the populace. This type of immunity is known as acquired immunity, as it was acquired artificially by vaccine as opposed to natural immunity by exposure to a disease.

With influenza, these are most effective if the virus is similar to last year’s strain, as they use material from that to produce the vaccine. If the virus has mutated significantly, the vaccine may not be as effective. If the virus doesn’t mutate a great deal, such as smallpox, vaccine could eradicate a disease. This is not to say that there might not be side-effects or complications from the vaccine, just that the benefits might outweigh the risk in certain cases.

That’s just a little on immunity. in future articles, we’ll discuss important aspects of protection against those bugs that might cross the border into your area and some topics from our latest no-nonsense DVD on pandemic preparedness.

Joe Alton, M.D., aka Dr. Bones

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