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    The subject of survival in a long-term disaster goes beyond having stockpiles of beans, bullets and band-aids. Tess Pennington at ReadyNutrition.com believes that the “majority of those who will die during a long-term disaster will be from illnesses brought on by acute respiratory infections due to cramped living conditions, poor water conditions (or lack of water), or bacterial infections from wounds.” She adds, “If we survive a major disaster, America would become a Third World country, and the aftermath of such a scenario will be similar to living in Africa, Ethiopia, and India.”

    Typically, any diseases that are brought on by lack of sanitation and hygiene are controllable and preventable Survival food So what do you need to do before zombies, hurricanes, or pandemics actually happen? First, you should compile an emergency kit for your house that includes water, food, and other supplies. Photo courtesy of CDC


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    …Zombie attacks seem to be a prevalent theme for preppers to prepare for. In fact, the CDC has even posted a preparedness article on how to ward off zombie attacks. While I believe these zombies will likely take the form of substance abusers, mental patients, the chronically ill or diseased, and desperate individuals whose basic needs have not been met, they will die out in the first few months of an onset of a major disaster, and their presence will rarely be an issue in a long-term situation. Recommended preparedness items: Zombie defense items

    …Illness Due to Poor Water Conditions. Typically, any diseases that are brought on by lack of sanitation and hygiene are controllable and preventable. In a disaster where water sources are compromised, people within a 50-mile radius could be adversely impacted by illness and disease if just one person incorrectly handles water or incorrectly disposes of waste. Recommended preparedness items: water filtration systems, water purification tablets, chlorine granules, bleach, electrolyte or rehydration powders, anti-diarrhea medicines.

    …Malnutrition. Those who are malnourished are more susceptible to illness and disease. Individuals who are malnourished will also be vitamin deficient, and their health is likely to regress further. Recommended preparedness items: dietary supplements, vitamin powders, seeds for sprouting or seeds for fresh vegetables and fruits, survival bars, knowledge of alternative means to attain vitamins.


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    The subject of survival in a long-term disaster goes beyond having stockpiles of beans, bullets and band-aids. Tess Pennington at ReadyNutrition.com believes that the “majority of those who will die during a long-term disaster will be from illnesses brought on by acute respiratory infections due to cramped living conditions, poor water conditions (or lack of water), or bacterial infections from wounds.” She adds, “If we survive a major disaster, America would become a Third World country, and the aftermath of such a scenario will be similar to living in Africa, Ethiopia, and India.”

    Typically, any diseases that are brought on by lack of sanitation and hygiene are controllable and preventable Survival food So what do you need to do before zombies, hurricanes, or pandemics actually happen? First, you should compile an emergency kit for your house that includes water, food, and other supplies. Photo courtesy of CDC


    More Likely Ways You Can Die If The SHTF

    …Zombie attacks seem to be a prevalent theme for preppers to prepare for. In fact, the CDC has even posted a preparedness article on how to ward off zombie attacks. While I believe these zombies will likely take the form of substance abusers, mental patients, the chronically ill or diseased, and desperate individuals whose basic needs have not been met, they will die out in the first few months of an onset of a major disaster, and their presence will rarely be an issue in a long-term situation. Recommended preparedness items: Zombie defense items

    …Illness Due to Poor Water Conditions. Typically, any diseases that are brought on by lack of sanitation and hygiene are controllable and preventable. In a disaster where water sources are compromised, people within a 50-mile radius could be adversely impacted by illness and disease if just one person incorrectly handles water or incorrectly disposes of waste. Recommended preparedness items: water filtration systems, water purification tablets, chlorine granules, bleach, electrolyte or rehydration powders, anti-diarrhea medicines.

    …Malnutrition. Those who are malnourished are more susceptible to illness and disease. Individuals who are malnourished will also be vitamin deficient, and their health is likely to regress further. Recommended preparedness items: dietary supplements, vitamin powders, seeds for sprouting or seeds for fresh vegetables and fruits, survival bars, knowledge of alternative means to attain vitamins.


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    My thoughts are that although food will become a precarious issue, there will be plenty of zombies to eat. You just cant be squeamish about where you get your protein.

    Pure water would be a much more challenging issue. You can dig for water in most places, so some shovels and picks will come in handy.

    For surface water use, a filtering system like those you can buy at REI or AnyMountain would be critical.

    If you stay in a closely knit community, disease should not be a problem, as long as you practice good sanitation within the group. It would be wise to keep an antibacterial ointment and an antifungal ointment in good supply, and replace them every year in your medicine cabinet. A lot of people who now run to the doctor for every little thing will then learn that most things (viral illnesses) cure themselves with sleep and time. But the bacterial and fungal infections need ointments.

    What I worry most about is where to get the beer and where to get the whiskey though. But in WW2 Europe they learned to make vodka out of potato peelings. I just hate vodka is all.

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    beer and whiskey.....two things i can live without no doubt
    i would just concern myself with potable water and healthy food for the most part......the planet if we don't destroy it totally and take care of it will provide all our needs as it has as long as we existed on this planet..it's up to us to ensure our next generation their right to enjoy the fruit of her womb
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