Monday, August 3, 2020

The Clade X Simulation Shows We Are NOT READY: Here’s How a Pandemic Virus Could Kill 900 Million People

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Earlier this summer, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security met in Washington DC with experts who have experience in the prevention of pandemic and roles in government to discuss Clade X, a virus with the potential to kill 900 million people.

Business Insider reports:

How To Prepare For The 5 Most Common Financial Disasters

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by Joshua Krause, Ready Nutrition:

The worst financial disasters to affect an individual are often not due to the overall global economy and the bringing about of Armageddon. They are more personal and localized. We have a few tips to help you avoid financial ruin in the event one of these five most common financial horrors were to strike.

Families often have to deal with the loss of jobs and unexpected medical bills. But having a plan in place could help you avoid losing even more of your hard-earned money should the unthinkable happen. Many Americans go about their day with absolutely no care in the world and not even an extra can of peas on the shelf. Many don’t think to prepare for an event, even a localized or more personal one and have often looked down on those of us who have these plans in place. In fact, only 16% of Americans say they are prepared for a disaster like one of the five we will cover.

The Value of Skills in Venezuela’s Barter Economy (and For Those Who Bug Out)

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by J.G. Martinez D., The Organic Prepper:

You can’t overestimate the value of skills in a barter economy like the one in Venezuela. Those with skills survive, and those without are suffering terribly.

Plenty has been written about the economy since writing itself was invented. However, this basic aspect of our daily lives is not taken as seriously as it should be. The reasons, I could not explain them; however, at a young age, I took some interest, because I noticed very quickly how it affected my wellbeing and my environment.

The more employment in a city, the less crime, generally speaking. And you could start an independent side business, and make it thrive. This is not possible any longer in Venezuela, of course. The distortions (artificially generated by the government mafia) are too strong and have been there for too long. The only possible outcome is a full reset of everything: government, police, military, and economy.

Gunsmith Training: Unboxing and Familiarization

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by Sarah Latimer, Survival Blog:

I started with AGI’s Professional Gunsmith Course – Level 1. This base course is listed at $4,997, but I have seen it with significant discounts on sale. I’m currently looking at a catalog that has pretty much everything in their inventory at a 30% off price. However, this catalog and its prices has already expired.

How You Find Deals

So how do you find out about these deals? Well, you have to get on their mailing list, for starters. Fair warning though, AGI is excellent at marketing, and they very seldom let a sales lead slip through the cracks. I know this annoys many people, but as a self-employed person I really respect the marketing effort. If you’re on the list, you will receive a ton of promotional material, both through the mail and email.

The Overlooked Vitamin That Improves Autoimmune Disease and Autonomic Dysfunction

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by Ali Le Vere, Green Med Info:

Thiamin may be the missing link to treating autoimmune disease and autonomic dysfunction. Although deficiencies in this vitamin have long been considered eradicated, case studies show supplementation with this nutrient improves fatigue in autoimmune patients in a matter of hours to days

One of the common threads uniting disparate autoimmune disease labels, irrespective of diagnosis, is the debilitating fatigue that plagues patients. Although methylated B vitamins have been given ample fanfare, vitamin B1, or thiamin, has garnered far less attention in communities that emphasize the holistic management of autoimmune disease.

7 Uses For A Sun Oven (Other Than Cooking)

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by Sara Tipton, Ready Nutrition:

Sun Ovens are a great addition to any prepper’s gear. In a previous article, we wrote extensively on how this is a must-have prep for your supplies. “If there is an emergency, there is a strong possibility that you may find yourself in a situation where you are off the grid. To prepare for this power interruption, the very basic preparedness plan should include considerations for fuel sources and alternative cooking tools for meal preparation. What many of us fail to realize is when our fuel supply runs out we are left without a way to quickly prepare food. The Sun Oven solves this issue by harnessing the power of the sun to cook.”

Not only can they be used to cook food, but there are several other ways you could use this prepper essential in an emergency situation when you don’t have access to modern power sources. When you only have the sun to rely on, this solar tool can be incredibly efficient at many very important tasks.

12 Lessons I Learned When My House Got Struck by Lightning

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by S. G., The Organic Prepper:

Many times in my life I have been surprised at how things can change in an instant.  Usually that moment is completely unexpected.  Disbelief and shock paralyze, numb, or both, depending on the person.  Sometimes these events rock your world, leaving you rebuilding everything you believed you had.  Sometimes they just devastate a slice of your life, leaving most intact.  And sometimes, though the event is powerful, the effects materialize over time like slow-moving cancer.  No matter the pattern, change is the inevitable result.  For our lightning strike, the pattern was more the latter.

Sitting around the table a friend of mine, her daughter, and my son were talking during yet another stormthat was becoming increasingly, and worryingly, more common.  Suddenly, a BOOM—so loud and strong I felt it pulsate through my chest—filled our kitchen and even pushed me slightly backward into my chair.  This was instantly followed by an intense flash of light so bright my eyes were forced to shut.  The lights around us increased their shine beyond anything I thought possible then popped out.  A whining noise moved through the houses speakers with some popping in undetermined locations.

Natural remedies for heart health: Study finds pomegranate juice combined with propolis protects against heart attack

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by Frances Bloomfield, Natural News:

Heart attacks, or acute myocardial infarctions, are among the leading causes of death, second only to cancer. Many of these heart events are preventable, however, and one of the best ways to avoid them is to adhere to a heart-healthy diet. Various foods are said to be good for one’s heart and, in the case of this study, can count in pomegranate juice and propolis, or bee glue. According to the researchers of this study, a combination of the two can indeed reduce the risk of heart attacks.

Power Grid Could Buckle During Extreme Heat Wave: Here’s How to Keep Cool

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

The power grid in the US is old and tenuous, and with the current “heat dome” that has settled over the southwestern part of the country, the risk of demand outstripping supply is very real. High-temperature records were set in several states yesterday:

  • Death Valley, CA: 127
  • Las Vegas, NV: 112
  • Palm Springs, CA: 121
  • Phoenix, AZ: 116

Curcumin combined with boswellic acid scientifically shown to be a treatment for patients with osteoarthritis

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by Edsel Cook, Natural News:

Boswellic acid and curcumin have been used on their own as natural treatments for various ailments. An Armenian study (see citation below) showed that the two natural medicines have excellent synergy – their combination can relieve the painful symptoms of osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis weakens the cartilage and bones in the joints of aging people. The degenerative disease makes standing, walking, and other weight-bearing activities very difficult and painful for patients.

The pain and swelling can be mitigated by analgesics, cortisone, and NSAIDs. However, these pharmaceutical drugs have numerous negative side effects and might even be contraindicated for certain patients. They also do not stop the degenerative processes that undermine the joints in the first place.