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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

February 24, 2017 ReadyMom 0
3ADScout wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:So after reading this thread I looked up Dr. Pry on the internet and I must say he sounds like somebody who knows what he’s doing when he talks about the possibility of an EMP threat. I’ve heard and seen him speak on youtube videos and I would like to meet him if possible. I would like to know if he ever attends prepper expos and conventions, I would want to go to one that he’s at.

Photon Guy, you might want to reach out to ReadyMom she has organized events where one of Dr’s Pry’s friends who was active with EMPact America spoke. I have been fortunate to listen to Dr Pry, Ambassador Woolsley and others who champion EMP defense and cyber-protection. There was a big conference on EMP up in the Buffalo, NY a few years ago but I don’t know if that is a yearly occurrence.

That was just a VERY lucky day for me! He doesn’t normally speak at prep events, like he did that day, for us. I had another guest speaker, Cynthia Ayers, who was working at the Carlisle Army College at the time. She was meeting with Dr. Pry and he kindly agreed to come to our prep event, since he was in the area for the weekend. I feel honored to have met him and had the chance to hear first hand what his concerns are. He gave me a copy of his book, that was current at the time and signed it. I lent the book to a friend of mine, and haven’t seen it since, which makes me sad, because he wrote an inscription in the front that I only had time to quickly glance at (it was a busy day) and only saw something about my being a Patriot for my local prep work. I have no idea what the full inscription was because I haven’t seen the book since :( . -k

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First Aid & Medicine • Antibiotics From Mexico

February 20, 2017 ReadyMom 0

So happy! Visiting our son, who us trying out for a Texas soccer team and we had a day trip across the border, into Mexico. Scored some basic antibiotics to update my preps. If our son makes the team, he’s going to be getting a frequent ‘grocery list’ to mail back home.

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Guns • Re: Practicing Your Defensive Pistol Skills at Home

February 17, 2017 ReadyMom 0

I like this post! Thank you!

I just finished my 4-part course in firearms training. Part 3 of it was simulation training on when to draw & not draw (kind of like what they do in military & police simulation training). It was an eye opener on how easy it is to make the wrong decision and also on how accurate/inaccurate you were when you DID shoot. It was a laser gun and the shot registered on the screen and into a computer set up. Pretty neat.

I can not always get to a range (which was part 4 of the training) for the reasons mentioned in your article posted: finances for all the ammo shot (mine takes 380 and it’s $15-$17/box :| ) and I wasn’t comfortable going to a range until I just got this training finished. I’d love to find a training/practice program that can be used with a laser vs the dummy bullets they were talking about. -k

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 16, 2017 ReadyMom 0
IceFire wrote:
I buy 50 lb bags of re-cleaned wheat for under $15. Same with oats and barley. Of course, that IS at the local feed store…..

I’ve done that too. But, it wasn’t very clean. I had a lot of sifting to do to remove a lot of bits & pieces, before freezing & storing. -k

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Food & Water • Re: WHEAT – Price per pound?

February 15, 2017 ReadyMom 0
Murby wrote:
What kind of problems did you have?

You’re paying well over $1/lb.. that seems like a lot.

I’ve also gotten mine from Honeyville. And the shipping price is the reason why. When you price-compare at other places, you’ll find that the shipping will kill you, because of the weight. -k

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

February 15, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Starting a thread for discussions/news involving Korea & EMP threat concerns.

The following article is written by Dr. Pry, who is VERY knowledgeable about EMPS & the Korean threat. As mentioned before, I had the privileged to have him as a guest speaker at one of my Pennsylvania Prep Events. He lives, sleeps & breaths EMPs & their threat to America. The man is like a “mad” scientist who frantically wants people to be aware, understand the threat and be prepared. A true American Patriot. He’s been warning that Korea is a significant threat, for some time now. . -k

North Korea, the real threat
The regime’s irrationality makes a catastrophic missile strike plausible

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 … al-threat/
By Peter Vincent Pry – – Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

When might North Korean develop missiles capable of striking the United States? Today.

Four years ago in December 2012, when North Korea orbited its KMS-3 satellite over the U.S., I warned they could conduct an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack by satellite.

An EMP that blacks out the national electric grid would be a far greater catastrophe than blasting a city. A North Korean 10-kiloton warhead blasting a city might cause about 200,000 casualties.

However, the same warhead making a high-altitude EMP attack — though there would be no blast, thermal or fallout effects on the ground — could knock out the electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for more than a year, killing 90 percent of the population through starvation.

Why blast a city when EMP attack can destroy the whole nation? North Korea wants to be able to do both. They can launch an EMP attack already.

Another advantage of EMP attack by satellite is anonymity, to escape retaliation, whereas an intercontinental ballistic missile destroying a city would have North Korea’s fingerprints all over it.

North Korea’s KMS-3 satellite is in low-Earth orbit, along with hundreds of other satellites. KMS-3’s south polar trajectory approaches the United States from the south, where there are no ballistic missile early warning radars or national missile defenses. The U.S. is blind and defenseless from that direction.

An EMP attack would damage radars, satellites, ground stations and other national technical means necessary to ascertain who attacked. A super-EMP weapon could paralyze even hardened command, control, communications and intelligence assets and strategic forces, rendering them unable to retaliate, even if the aggressor could be identified.

In 2004, Moscow’s top EMP experts warned the Congressional EMP Commission that the design for their super-EMP warhead “accidentally” leaked to North Korea; that Russian, Chinese and Pakistani scientists had been recruited by Pyongyang and were helping its nuclear and missile programs; and that North Korea could develop a super-EMP warhead “in a few years.”

In 2006, North Korea conducted its first nuclear test. It was dismissed by the press as failed because of the very low-yield — only one to three kilotons. But it looked to the EMP Commission like a super-EMP weapon because such a weapon would have very low yield, being designed to produce gamma rays (which create the EMP shock wave), not a big explosion. Most of North Korea’s nuclear tests have been low-yield devices.

One simple design for a super-EMP warhead would resemble an Enhanced Radiation Weapon (ERW), or neutron weapon, which produces a lot of gamma rays in addition to neutrons, like the ERW artillery shell for the 155 mm howitzer, designed during the 1950s and deployed by the U.S. during the 1980s. Such a weapon would have very low-yield, one to five kilotons, and weigh less than 100 pounds — small enough to fit on North Korea’s KMS-3 satellite.

North Korea launched another suspicious satellite, the KMS-4, on the same south polar trajectory as the KMS-3, on Feb. 7, 2016. So now there are two North Korean satellites orbiting over the United States on trajectories consistent with a surprise EMP attack — perhaps another idea borrowed from the Russians. Moscow during the Cold War had a secret weapon, the Fractional Orbital Bombardment System, to deliver a surprise EMP attack by satellite.

Senior national security experts from the Reagan and Clinton administrations have warned about the potential EMP threat from North Korea’s satellites — including a former director of central intelligence, chairman of the National Intelligence Council, White House science adviser and director of the Strategic Defense Initiative. South Korean military intelligence reportedly warned that Russians are in North Korea helping develop super-EMP weapons. In 2013 a military commentator for the People’s Republic of China stated North Korea has super-EMP warheads.

EMP threats from satellites are ignored by the liberal media, which prefer to insist North Korea cannot yet blast a U.S. city with an ICBM.

James Oberg, a distinguished rocket scientist who visited North Korea’s satellite launch facility, warns in a recent Space Review article:

“There have been fears expressed that North Korea might use a satellite to carry a small nuclear warhead into orbit and then detonate it over the United States for an EMP strike. These concerns seem extreme and require an astronomical scale of irrationality on the part of the regime. The most frightening aspect, I’ve come to realize, is that exactly such a scale of insanity is now evident in the rest of their ‘space program.’ That doomsday scenario, it now seems, has become plausible enough to compel the United States to take active measures to insure that no North Korean satellite, unless thoroughly inspected before launch, be allowed to reach orbit and ever overfly the United States.”

Is anyone listening?

• Peter Vincent Pry is chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, served in the House Armed Services Committee, the CIA, and is author of “Blackout Wars” (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2015).

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

February 15, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Starting a thread for discussions/news involving Korea & EMP threat concerns.

The following article is written by Dr. Pry, who is VERY knowledgeable about EMPS & the Korean threat. As mentioned before, I had the privileged to have him as a guest speaker at one of my Pennsylvania Prep Events. He lives, sleeps & breaths EMPs & their threat to America. The man is like a “mad” scientist who frantically wants people to be aware, understand the threat and be prepared. A true American Patriot. He’s been warning that Korea is a significant threat, for some time now. . -k

North Korea, the real threat
The regime’s irrationality makes a catastrophic missile strike plausible

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/201 … al-threat/
By Peter Vincent Pry – – Tuesday, February 14, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

When might North Korean develop missiles capable of striking the United States? Today.

Four years ago in December 2012, when North Korea orbited its KMS-3 satellite over the U.S., I warned they could conduct an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack by satellite.

An EMP that blacks out the national electric grid would be a far greater catastrophe than blasting a city. A North Korean 10-kiloton warhead blasting a city might cause about 200,000 casualties.

However, the same warhead making a high-altitude EMP attack — though there would be no blast, thermal or fallout effects on the ground — could knock out the electric grid and other life-sustaining critical infrastructures for more than a year, killing 90 percent of the population through starvation.

Why blast a city when EMP attack can destroy the whole nation? North Korea wants to be able to do both. They can launch an EMP attack already.

Another advantage of EMP attack by satellite is anonymity, to escape retaliation, whereas an intercontinental ballistic missile destroying a city would have North Korea’s fingerprints all over it.

North Korea’s KMS-3 satellite is in low-Earth orbit, along with hundreds of other satellites. KMS-3’s south polar trajectory approaches the United States from the south, where there are no ballistic missile early warning radars or national missile defenses. The U.S. is blind and defenseless from that direction.

An EMP attack would damage radars, satellites, ground stations and other national technical means necessary to ascertain who attacked. A super-EMP weapon could paralyze even hardened command, control, communications and intelligence assets and strategic forces, rendering them unable to retaliate, even if the aggressor could be identified.

In 2004, Moscow’s top EMP experts warned the Congressional EMP Commission that the design for their super-EMP warhead “accidentally” leaked to North Korea; that Russian, Chinese and Pakistani scientists had been recruited by Pyongyang and were helping its nuclear and missile programs; and that North Korea could develop a super-EMP warhead “in a few years.”

In 2006, North Korea conducted its first nuclear test. It was dismissed by the press as failed because of the very low-yield — only one to three kilotons. But it looked to the EMP Commission like a super-EMP weapon because such a weapon would have very low yield, being designed to produce gamma rays (which create the EMP shock wave), not a big explosion. Most of North Korea’s nuclear tests have been low-yield devices.

One simple design for a super-EMP warhead would resemble an Enhanced Radiation Weapon (ERW), or neutron weapon, which produces a lot of gamma rays in addition to neutrons, like the ERW artillery shell for the 155 mm howitzer, designed during the 1950s and deployed by the U.S. during the 1980s. Such a weapon would have very low-yield, one to five kilotons, and weigh less than 100 pounds — small enough to fit on North Korea’s KMS-3 satellite.

North Korea launched another suspicious satellite, the KMS-4, on the same south polar trajectory as the KMS-3, on Feb. 7, 2016. So now there are two North Korean satellites orbiting over the United States on trajectories consistent with a surprise EMP attack — perhaps another idea borrowed from the Russians. Moscow during the Cold War had a secret weapon, the Fractional Orbital Bombardment System, to deliver a surprise EMP attack by satellite.

Senior national security experts from the Reagan and Clinton administrations have warned about the potential EMP threat from North Korea’s satellites — including a former director of central intelligence, chairman of the National Intelligence Council, White House science adviser and director of the Strategic Defense Initiative. South Korean military intelligence reportedly warned that Russians are in North Korea helping develop super-EMP weapons. In 2013 a military commentator for the People’s Republic of China stated North Korea has super-EMP warheads.

EMP threats from satellites are ignored by the liberal media, which prefer to insist North Korea cannot yet blast a U.S. city with an ICBM.

James Oberg, a distinguished rocket scientist who visited North Korea’s satellite launch facility, warns in a recent Space Review article:

“There have been fears expressed that North Korea might use a satellite to carry a small nuclear warhead into orbit and then detonate it over the United States for an EMP strike. These concerns seem extreme and require an astronomical scale of irrationality on the part of the regime. The most frightening aspect, I’ve come to realize, is that exactly such a scale of insanity is now evident in the rest of their ‘space program.’ That doomsday scenario, it now seems, has become plausible enough to compel the United States to take active measures to insure that no North Korean satellite, unless thoroughly inspected before launch, be allowed to reach orbit and ever overfly the United States.”

Is anyone listening?

• Peter Vincent Pry is chief of staff of the Congressional EMP Commission, served in the House Armed Services Committee, the CIA, and is author of “Blackout Wars” (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2015).

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Introduce Yourself • Re: 5 gallon bucket or larger tote?

February 13, 2017 ReadyMom 0

That’s the beauty of ‘seasoned’ preppers, Anita & Swamp … we can offer valuable suggestions that were NOT available to us back in the ‘early’ days of prepping (2005-06 or so). There’s so much MORE available for folks now. So LITTLE info, back then. Sharing info, as we learned is the the backbone to the current prep forums/blogs. -k

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Introduce Yourself • Re: 5 gallon bucket or larger tote?

February 12, 2017 ReadyMom 0
jeffsilver777 wrote:
Thank you all so much for the GREAT information on this topic!

I did go out to Home Depot and purchased 5 gallon buckets with the gasket lids.

Jeff

You can also check with your local grocery store bakery department or Wholesale Club store (like Sam’s) to see if they have FREE buckets & lids to give you. Might be messy, might be washed, but FREE! –k

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Introduce Yourself • Re: 5 gallon bucket or larger tote?

February 12, 2017 ReadyMom 0

I started prepping back in 2006, using 5 gallon buckets for dry goods. That was 11 years ago. I’m now 11 years older and not as strong. I’ve been repacking all my heavy dry goods into 3 gallon buckets, because I’ve found I can’t carry/move those darn 5 gallon buckets anymore. Heavy = 30+ pounds for items like sugar, brown sugar, salt, flour, baking soda, etc.

Just. Can’t. Move. Them. :(

Hubby’s getting older right along with me and young teenagers that were in the house are young 20-somethings with their own life. Unless they bug back to home, they won’t be here. So, don’t forget to keep that in mind, LONG term storage, too. -k

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 30, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Green card holders will need additional screening: White House
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-t … SKBN15C0KX

Sun Jan 29, 2017 | 2:39pm EST

U.S. green card holders will require additional screening before they can return to the United States, the White House said on Saturday.

Earlier, a Department of Homeland Security official said people holding green cards, making them legal permanent U.S. residents, were included in President Donald Trump’s executive action temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

“It will bar green card holders,” Gillian Christensen, acting Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said in an email.

A senior White House official later sought to clarify the situation, saying green card holders who had left the United States and wanted to return would have to visit a U.S. embassy or consulate to undergo additional screening.

“You will be allowed to re-enter the United States pending a routine rescreening,” the official said.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Alan Crosby and Paul Tait)

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 30, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Here’s something, if you haven’t seen it yet:

Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Order Was Nominated By OBAMA On Recommendation Of CHUCK SCHUMER
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01 … k-schumer/

Image On Saturday night, The Gateway Pundit reported that a liberal New York Judge, Judge Ann Donnelly, issued an emergency stay Saturday night that temporarily blocks the United States government form sending people out of the country after they have landed.

From Fox News:

      “The order barred U.S. border agents from removing anyone who arrived in the U.S. with a valid visa from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. It also covered anyone with an approved refugee application. The Department of Homeland Security said that more than 170 people were denied entry to the U.S. as of Saturday night, according to Reuters.”

Judge Ann Donnelly was nominated by former President Barack Obama on the recommendation from Chuck Schumer.

From The Brooklyn Eagle:

      ” Donnelly was nominated to be a federal judge by President Barack Obama on the recommendation of Sen. Charles Schumer. On Friday, she had the oath of office administered to her by Chief Judge Carol Bagley Amon, and Judge Pamela K. Chen bestowed the ceremonial gavel to her as the newest judge in the court.

      “We are indebted to Sen. Schumer for recommending Ann Donnelly and all of the other outstanding recent appointments,” Bagley Amon said. “She takes the seat vacated by Sandra Townes when Judge Towns took senior status — seat No. 10, created in 1978.””

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 29, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Homeland Security: We Will Continue To Enforce Trump’s Travel Ban

January 29, 2017 By
http://thefederalistpapers.org/us/homel … travel-ban

Despite a court order, the Department of Homeland Security said they plan to follow President Trump’s executive order to the letter.

In a statement released early Sunday morning, the agency said they plan on continuing to “enforce all of the president’s executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people.”

The court order, they say, will not affect the overall implementation of the executive order and the court order, issued late Saturday night by a federal judge, only affected a small number of travelers who were inconvenienced by security procedures upon their return, Fox News reports.

“The president’s executive orders remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety,” the statement said.

The judge’s temporary stay bans the U.S. from deporting people from nations subject to Trump’s travel ban, saying travelers who were detained had a strong argument their rights had been violated.

      “Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to the White House, said, “Nothing in the Brooklyn judge’s order in anyway impedes or prevents the implementation of the president’s executive order which remains in full, complete and total effect.”

Trump’s travel ban sparked protests around the country at several international airports. Demonstrators ranged from a few dozen people to thousands.

Homeland Security said the order affects a small amount of people traveling internationally.

The DHS said the order was the “first step towards reestablishing control over America’s borders and national security.”

      “The DHS said in the statement that they “will faithfully execute the immigration laws, and we will treat all of those we encounter humanely and with professionalism.” They also added that they plan to ensure the safety of the American people by making sure those entering the U.S. pose no threat.”

President Trump has said his sweeping executive order as a necessary step to stop “radical Islamic terrorists” from coming to the U.S. It included a 90-day ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia or Yemen and a 120-day suspension of the U.S. refugee program.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 29, 2017 ReadyMom 0
Blondie wrote:
Just read the judge’s TEMPORARY order. Allows those being detained at airports and those in transit back to the US to enter. Her ruling DOES NOT permanently lift the ban.

My 2 cents:this was a threat based ban.

daaswampman wrote:
More Hogwash and BS Headlines! Did anyone read what the judge did? Limited to those already in our airports from being returned to their countries at this time! Swamp

Not sure if it’s a threat-based ban, but certainly noticed that it was a ban on those ALREADY in the AIRPORTS. So I’m assuming they get in … others will not.

And, as we all saw, tonight … tensions are rising yet again as MORE protests are in the streets. Can’t help but wonder how thin the tension wire is going to get before it breaks. :glare: -k

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Newly Imposed Immigration Ban

January 29, 2017 ReadyMom 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
complicated, but needed….

I have to agree … and I’m an immigrant. We came to the USA in 1960. 7 days aboard the QE2, across the Atlantic. My parents had to swear allegiance to the American flag BEFORE they even left English soil. THey had to have 2 sponsors EACH, to get here. We had to have a place to go, when we got here.

We were here for 7 years,as required for citizenship. Scraping to get by, because they started over from scratch. They sold their home and most of their belongings & household goods to get here. We had to live with my mom’s brother/wife/2 small kids in a small Chicago apartment (so there were 8 of us in that apartment) for several months, till we could rent our own apartment. Every day, my aunt gave my dad bus fare to get to the city to look for a job and bus fare to get back home again. He took a sandwich in a brown bag for lunch and he walked the streets of Chicago, looking for a job. He got one in retail to get our new life started … WITHOUT federal handouts. Just the generosity of my aunt & uncle.

I can remember sitting in an itty-bitty 2nd floor apartment, on a rolled up carpet, waiting for furniture to be delivered to our new home. Tiny in comparison to what we left behind. The furniture we got that day lasted us for DECADES, because we still couldn’t afford to get new years later. It cost too much to keep this new life in our new country. We used slip covers till the furniture nearly fell apart. I see photos of that new furniture and realize it was bare-minimum, low-cost furniture. A couple of tables from family for the living room. Baths in a kitchen sink, because our bathroom only had a sink & a toilet.

So, yea, it’s complicated. Some folks NEED to come here to flee persecution. To get a better life than the one they have in their home-country. But American grace has been taken advantage of by the ‘huddled masses’ , and so many dangerous non-vetted enemies have come to this country. I’m sorry for the ones who want to get here legally. I’m NOT a Trump fan. I’m cautiously watching what he’s doing. But, immigration is out of control and when things get that bad, a reset is needed to get back on track. Doesn’t have to be permanent. No one said what Trump is doing is permanent. I haven’t heard/read that. Has anyone else? If something isn’t done, we’ll become a Germany or an England with all their problems from the Muslem Extremists that are now there. Whole towns being taken over. Not just inhabited … TAKEN OVER. When my family came here … we came to INTEGRATE with fellow citizens. NOT take over, destroy, mame & kill. {{{Rant over}}} -k

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Pandemic Preparedness • Re: Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human

January 29, 2017 ReadyMom 0
daaswampman wrote:
For most people, social distancing and sheltering in place may be their best options, unless your bug out location is free of birds! Swamp

Swamp, in a pandemic, social distancing & sheltering wouldn’t be just the best option for everyone. Until a viable vaccine is made for the strain moving through, it would be the only option.

For those not familiar w/ pandemics, don’t get fooled into thinking once it moves through your area, it’s all clear and gone away. Pandemics come in ‘waves’.

          Wave 1: the first time it comes through and creates illness & death.
          Then everyone thinks it’s gone through and all is oke. They begin to go out and socialize. Interaction with each other again.

              THEN:

          Wave 2: comes through because there is still no immunity to the virus, until it either burns out by killing all who have no immunity & leaving behind only those who are immune, or population is vaccinated against the virus.

Sometimes the second wave is more severe than the first. Each wave can last several months at a time. Sometimes there are more than 2 waves.

Pandemics & EMPS. Both have the same devastation to population. Massive deaths. :( -k

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Pandemic Preparedness • Re: Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human

January 29, 2017 ReadyMom 0
daaswampman wrote:
On the bright side modern communication should let us know its coming and where the outbreaks are, but that could also lead to panic migration with rapid spread. For most people, social distancing and sheltering in place may be their best options, unless your bug out location is free of birds! Swamp

People, like all of us who frequent prep forums, will hopefully get a heads us sooner than most. Also, helpful to follow sites like FluTrackers who are constantly monitoring potential health/pandemic situations. Sites (like FluTrackers) have ‘newshounds’ that are continually digging & scanning the global net news sources and reporting updates. The situation in Mexico, several years ago, that ended up being the start of the 2009 swine flu pandemic is a good example of an early heads up that a lot of us got. Someone posted a random ‘hey I think something strange is happening here, what do you think‘ type of post and there it was. It pays to stay current and not have your head in the sand. Because of that single post a lot of “panflu” preppers were already aware and ramping up their home medical preps well before main-stream media reported it. -k

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Pandemic Preparedness • Re: Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human

January 28, 2017 ReadyMom 0
donba wrote:
When Readymom starts posting about locking down, then I worry and duck and cover……..

:| . . . :'( Honestly, I haven’t been following flu, like I used to :blush: . I think I’m shell-shocked from the H5N1 threat that never panned out and the the 2009 Swine flu pandemic that died out after the mass vaccinations at the school start up in the fall. There have been so many other pressing problems (national politics, economy, international turmoils) that seemed more of a threat than pandemic.

After reading this post, I ran over to FluTrackers to see what was up & current. There’s a thread over there that is keeping current on the H7N9 strain, if anyone is interested (that one seems to be the most concerning): https://flutrackers.com/forum/forum/nat … nformation -k

Added to note: Since kicking my prepping up to ‘high-gear’, back in 2006-09, I have SO MUCH *old* food in storage. I’m in the process of looking at some of those things and am in the ‘toss’ or ‘don’t toss’ mode. 2006, 07, 08 & 09 canned soups just sound ‘blah’ and I’m really not sure it’s worth saving them anymore nutritionally. (But that’s a whole ‘nother thread!!) -k

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Inauguration Protesters Plan To Destroy Property And Dis

January 18, 2017 ReadyMom 0
rickdun wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:

rickdun wrote:Our own polititions aren’t even going to show up, the Dems. are up to 23 representatives not going and the list is growing. Even they want to protest the inauguration and this is more power given to all the other protesters.

Uncle Vladamire is having his way with the U.S. now and we as americans fell for it hook, line and sinker.

so what – who cares? …. when they show up with their hat in hand wanting to work a compromise with the non-president Trump – he has a legit reason to tell them to go screw ….

if they want to stay delusional about who has the power in DC – so be it ….

out of most of the states – the DemoCraps in PA are the most vulnerable – no question what-so-ever to the PA citizens that Trump is president – same same in OH – MI – FL ….

Hellery can go be the President of CA and NY for the next 4 years ….

Photon Guy wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:out of most of the states – the DemoCraps in PA are the most vulnerable – no question what-so-ever to the PA citizens that Trump is president

Well they can get the hell out of my state.

Maybe I was misunderstood, when I said our politicians, I did not mean PA politicians, I met our (as in we the people) of all 50 states.
I believe the PA politicians are going to D.C., it’s the far left liberal states on the west coast and NY state is where most aren’t going to attend the party in D.C..

4 from PA are NOT going:
Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA)
Rep. Robert Brady (PA)
Rep. Mike Doyle (PA)
Rep. Dwight Evans (PA)

Source: http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/01/17/h … auguration

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:16 am