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3 Tips to Ensure Disaster Preparedness

Posted 09/24/2014 10:18 am by

Gas Masks

We’ve all just witness the U.S. government allowing a deadly disease into the country for no apparent reason. It would be irresponsible to believe they’re beyond unleashing other biological and chemical weapons onto an unwitting populous.

Gas masks can cost upwards of $300, which puts them out of the price range for most Americans. But the Israeli military made hundreds of thousands of civilian gas masks in the 1990s for non-militants in the event of a chemical attack, which are now available for anyone in the USA to buy. These masks are inexpensive, and are equipped with NATO-approved filters which provide comprehensive protection from nuclear, biological and chemical attacks.

The masks should be readily-accessible at all time, preferably hanging near the sleeping quarters of each family member.

Food Options

The Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology found in 2004 that 85 percent of soy beans grown in the USA are genetically modified. Further, virtually all cattle, hog, and chicken feeds are made from genetically modified soybeans and corn. It’s time to do the family a favor, put those old .22 caliber rifles to work, and start harvesting your own meat from nature.

Rabbits and raccoons are the most-abundant small game out there that provide nice-sized meals for individuals and families. Bigger game, like one deer, can potentially provide over 100 pounds of meat. You’ll need to take a North Carolina hunter education course before the state will issue a hunting license for big game. But the practice you can get in, without being hassled by rangers, will be invaluable when store shelves are empty.

Those who have extra space in the house can consider indoor box gardening. There are several DIY options that can yield seedless watermelons, tomatoes, salad greens, and many other fruits and veggies. A raised-bed outdoor garden is also an option for seasonal planters.

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