Quietly Top Off Your Food And Preps For An Ebola Pandemic Panic

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At some point in time, the sheeple will panic. When that time arrives, it will be too late for you.

While the current Ebola outbreak continues to be downplayed by the mainstream, the fact is that there may be a tipping point in time when enough people become frightened to the point of rushing to the stores to purchase food and supplies to hunker down.

If and when that happens – the shelves WILL empty very quickly – and may not be re-stocked for a very long time.

Here’s why:

For those of you who are ‘aware’, do what I did this morning and examine your supplies of food and consumables. Be sure that you have enough on hand to be isolated for months (or longer).

 
Think about this:

We know how fast the supermarket shelves empty before a blizzard or hurricane. With an Ebola panic, the same thing will happen – but it could be a very long or even permanent shortage.

 
Here is how it will happen:

Most people buy food for a week at a time. They do not have much food reserves. Maybe two weeks. The reason is their faith in the food supply system. The belief that there will always be food at the grocery store.

If the deadly Ebola virus were to spread into the United States (or your country), the people will begin to panic and will begin to stock up more food storage – maybe several months or even six months food. They will have suddenly realized (an ‘oh $hit’ moment) that in order to increase their odds of survival – they will need to avoid contact with other people – and will start buying extra food and supplies to self-isolate for awhile.

 
Imagine what will happen:

The demand for food will balloon 5 times or more within a short time. Shoppers will begin to see empty shelves in the grocery stores which will stimulate even more panic buying. This will signal the end of our reliable food supply system. The stores will be picked clean almost instantly. This will cause people to want even more (perhaps a year) reserve food. Since we do not have much food warehousing and a near-fixed resupply capability, we will be potentially looking at a PERMANENT condition of no food on the shelves.

The Just-In-Time (JIT) supply chain has been trimmed to manufacture, distribute, and resupply stores based on today’s ‘normal’ consumption. Once that breaks, it will take A VERY LONG TIME to resupply.

We will be looking at food rationing, price controls, and worse.

We have a precarious situation indeed. And the only way to protect oneself and family is to PREPARE. Now.

 
My advice to you is this:

Quietly prepare for yourself and family, before the panic ensues. Do it soon. If the Ebola virus is successfully squelched, you will have lost nothing. You will be prepared for whatever may come next…

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32 Comments

    1. This idiot from the CDC says “There’s no doubt that we will stop it here” (referring to the Dallas case).

      OF COURSE THERE’S DOUBT!

      This guy should be fired. Close the boarders. Implement 21 day waiting period quarantines for people coming from West Africa (at a minimum), or deny entry. We have become suicidal as a population doped up on liberalism. This is crazy. The CDC has failed.

      1. Same government that told us ISIS is “a JV team” etc. is saying “don’t panic”. They all would have made good crewmembers on the Titanic. As they tell the band to keep playing soothing music the ship is sinking. The top dogs probably don’t want a panic until they can get their shelters all stocked up for themselves.

  1. Our Governor is saying school age children may have had contact with Ebola patient. They are quarantined and being monitored.

  2. The Ebola problem in the US will be the direct result of Christian missionaries who, mistakenly, believe they are supernaturally protected.

    1. TomW, being a missionary to work on and spread the love of Christ is no different than the American soldier who goes to war to fight for his country. Do we the missionaries believe we are protected from this disease? No more than the soldier is protected from the bullet that may hit him or her. When God says it is our time to come home, it is out of our control. We don’t go to third world country’s thinking we are safe, we go because we want others to know the truth and love that there is in God.

      1. So would you go into an infected area to spread your message and risk coming home to spread a deadly disease?

        1. Yes I would TomW. I spent over a year in the Sunni triangle of Iraq. Faced small arms fire as well as RPG and rocket attacks numerous times. I would do it again as well as go to an infected country to help what I believe in.

          1. (Dan says:

            Yes I would TomW. I spent over a year in the Sunni triangle of Iraq. Faced small arms fire as well as RPG and rocket attacks numerous times. I would do it again as well as go to an infected country to help what I believe in.)

            Dan you are a fool and a reckless one at that. Going into a war zone and risking a bullet or RPG is only endangering yourself. But going into an area with Ebola and risking getting it and then coming back to the USA is criminal. the bullet or RPG only risk your own life, Ebola (if you get it) is a disease that could very likely kill other people that had the bad fortune to simply be close to you. You can certainly go and risk your own life anyway you want, but you have NO RIGHT to risk others life’s. And your thoughts on going to an active Ebola infected area and thinking it’s the same as a war zone proves to others that you are a fool. And I’m sure if you got Ebola you would want to run home to the USA to get the best help you could.

            Most people with any common sense see this as wrong, it bothers us that people like you don’t.

  3. Put on your thinking cap and sit down and think seriously about your comment. The Ebola problem in the US will be and is a direct result of our bloated Government.

  4. Let me think about this a minute:

    “British Airways says it is suspending flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia as those West African nations struggle to contain an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.” OK.

    “The patient currently being treated in the Dallas area boarded a (U.S.) flight from Liberia on Sept. 19 and arrived in Texas on Sept. 20.” Oops!

    “Now that a man in the United States has been diagnosed with Ebola, some are asking why we haven’t stopped allowing people traveling from West Africa into our airports.” Good question. No, excellent question.

    Do you think we should exercise caution in allowing unrestricted travel from Ebola “Hot Zones” to the U.S. and other countries? We might want to lean in that direction. Yep, that’s my vote…!!

  5. Reality check folks – the government isn’t here to help you. And, they sure as heck aren’t going to protect you and your loved ones from this virus outbreak.

    Ask yourselves why those two doctors got the Ebola treatment that they did? What made them special compared to you or me?

    Various government agencies have continuity plans to protect only those worthy enough to protect. This article serves as a excellent reminder to revisit your own situation and inventory levels.

    Take care of your own…

    And, realize the US Government is primarily “reactive” and not very effective at being “proactive”. That’s just one of the side effects of a bloated government system.

    Take it seriously, not just because it is good timing with the Ebola scare but because it makes good sense and should be a habit.

    “Stay Calm and Carry On” is very fitting for this latest…

    On my mind are topping off the fuel stores, some extra chains for the chainsaw and the long winter ahead, and getting out to the grocery for additional basics.

  6. Just bought 15 tyvek suits, n95 masks and gloves….a cheap investment of 125.00 to keep my family safe for this and or future issues….hang tight….as with anything I always at LEAST quadruple the stats that the govt puts out on ANYTHING!

  7. While talking to co-worker today I said ” May be a second case of Ebola in Texas ” His response was ” what’s Ebola?” I said ” Oh, just another crazy virus”. Then I turned and walked away, I didn’t want to ruin his perfect world. It is just amazing how many just don’t have clue as to what’s going on in the world around them.

    It is truely scary!

  8. I wonder how it reacts to freezing temps ? It came from hot countries . In northern Michigan ya don’t see many people come winter and that’s the best way to avoid the illness that travels around , Just a thought .

    1. TrapperDave, you make an interesting point. The weather is going to turn cold again and I wonder how the virus does then? My old boss mentioned the same thing to me at work today.

      1. In colder temperatures ebola is known to survive over 50 days. here’s the Canadian health study on ebola..neat huh? seems like a perfect set up for ebola…in a colder climate

        In another study, Ebolavirus dried onto glass, polymeric silicone rubber, or painted aluminum alloy is able to survive in the dark for several hours under ambient conditions (between 20 and 250C and 30–40% relative humidity) (amount of virus reduced to 37% after 15.4 hours), but is less stable than some other viral hemorrhagic fevers (Lassa). When dried in tissue culture media onto glass and stored at 4 °C, Zaire ebolavirus survived for over 50 days.

  9. If anything, it appears that cold temperatures stabilize the virus.

    “A study on the survival of several types of enteroviruses at various temperatures found that while
    differences were detected between different enteroviruses, all viruses persisted greater at lower
    temperatures (-20C and 1C) than at higher temperatures 22C {Hurst, 1988 #331}.”
    (http://www.unc.edu/courses/2008spring/envr/421/001/WHO_VirusSurvivalReport_21Aug2003.pdf)

    “SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: The virus can survive in liquid or dried material for a number of days (23). Infectivity is found to be stable at room temperature or at 4°C for several days, and indefinitely stable at -70°C (6, 20). ”
    (http://www.msdsonline.com/resources/msds-resources/free-safety-data-sheet-index/ebola-virus.aspx)

    “SURVIVAL OUTSIDE HOST: Filoviruses have been reported capable to survive for weeks in blood and can also survive on contaminated surfaces, particularly at low temperatures (4°C) . One study could not recover any Ebolavirus from experimentally contaminated surfaces (plastic, metal or glass) at room temperature. In another study, Ebolavirus dried onto glass, polymeric silicone rubber, or painted aluminum alloy is able to survive in the dark for several hours under ambient conditions (between 20 and 250C and 30–40% relative humidity) (amount of virus reduced to 37% after 15.4 hours), but is less stable than some other viral hemorrhagic fevers (Lassa). When dried in tissue culture media onto glass and stored at 4 °C, Zaire ebolavirus survived for over 50 days. This information is based on experimental findings only and not based on observations in nature. This information is intended to be used to support local risk assessments in a laboratory setting.”
    (http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php)

  10. This is sick. Everyone should be prepared. Now a lot of people are on a panic strike.

  11. Lets not forget he transferred planes in Dulles, VA near D.C. That opens up a whole new possible location for spreading the virus

  12. I don’t think the plane flight is the issue. It’s only after they are displaying signs of illness that patients can spread the disease. But given that initial symptoms display as cold or flu, it’s impossible to diagnose, particularly with the CDC constantly downplaying the potential risk in the US.

    1. I think there is a snow job going on, from the CDC spokesman, and the airline, saying “oh there is no worry, he was not actively sick. no problem”..

      if no problem, why are the vigorously disinfecting the entire schools where the eight exposed children attended? those children are still not showing symptoms.

      as well, I have seen, on t.v., experts fr other places than the CDC/united states, STATING they ARE infectious for the 21 days prior to showing symptoms, and CAN spread it via body fluids (sneezing/coughing), sexual contact, etc.. As well, they have stated that the virus can live on hard surfaces for minimum three days.

  13. I’m a relatively new prepper from the pandemic/ doomsday sense. I’ve always prepped for inclement weather that could possibly force my family to remain in our home for more than a week with no power/ heat. I’ve always prepped in the event of being trapped in our car on a trip in the winter. Natural disaster preparation was something I was taught as a child. Even these minor preps that are more common sense than anything else are met with disbelief but I’ve yet to have a road trip where we went with another family and they didn’t need an emergency hat/gloves etc b/c they were unprepared for a change in weather. If a blizzard is coming to my region I may swing by the grocery store for a fresh container of 1/2 & 1/2 and some bananas – unnecessary luxuries that are enjoyable to have if you can swing thru the 10 items or less line ;). Our foods stuffs, both freezer/fridge and shelf stable all are generally well stocked and with creativity would last 3-4 weeks, working on doubling that now when I see good sales on items we’d use.

    The pandemic prepping though – it makes me nervous, but feel reassured all at once. I’ve begun my collection with masks, tyvek suits, plastic sheeting, first line of defense stuff. Now considering next level with home protection and possible bug out to the countryside. I’m thrilled to be developing a plan, but I worry for others that don’t share my concern and are even less prepped than I!

  14. Ack! ack! Lot O misplaced worry and anger out there. This thing is happening. It’s real. There are a lot of people.. politicians .. ‘salesmen’ .. Media pundits .. and useful fools .. very willing to say and then do what ever is then needed to ‘respond’ to the publics worries .. or panic attacks. Chill out. Take stock. Watch, listen, read … and connect the dots in a calm rational manner .. or .. Or! you can and mayhaps will… make a foolish choice.

    I for one recommend a freezer load of pre-mixed Margaritas. My favorite is “Daily’s, light 1/3 less calories in Lime!!! 10 fl. oz. / 296 ml. I got everything else………..

    Tinker Out……

  15. This Ebola thing is bigger than we imagine.
    The Gov’t telling us to ‘relax, no problem’ should have everyone’s alarms going off. They are trying to avoid a panic.

    They either know a lot more than they are telling us, or they have no clue.
    Either way, it’s scary!

    Pay attention to what is NOT being said.

  16. Watching the mainstream news tonight, CBS (Scott Pelley), they were tripping over themselves emphasizing (propagandizing) how Ebola is no problem (I’m interpreting their slant).

    Nothing to worry about. They even had their resident “doctor” who was very overanxious to keep saying that Ebola is not airborne and that even if you are within 3 feet of a dying Ebola victim that you have nothing to worry about. No problem.

    The fact that they are so over emphasizing the “no problem” aspect is exactly their give away that we do have something to be very concerned about. They are trying to keep the people from panic.

  17. As we speak, we have soldiers in African nations with Ebola outbreaks and we have soldiers in transit. The reason we initially had Ebola in America was by transferring health care missionaries who were in these same countries. We can fully expect for some soldiers to be contaminated and infected, and since this strain of Ebola is different and not as deadly, then those who are infected might infect others before it’s known.

    Which means there’s a very good chance that the replication of Ebola might occur in the same manner that has happened in Spain…in that case it was transference by an unknown mechanism (possibly airbourne) or from fomites that were not washed away and killed on her personal protective equipment.

    Every single day we’ve got West Africans fleeing, and some of them might be contaminated and not realize it. It’s really only a matter of time before that happens more in America.

    Because of hubs in international air travel, then an infected traveler could arrive at a hub, sit next to another passenger in a terminal, and then become infected merely by being within three feet (the medical definition of direct contact) of the infected.

    Not only can preppers protect themselves by prudence, but should there be many orphans due to contagion, then it’s possible preppers could do what their ancestors did during the Great Influenza Epidemic in 1918. You might be caring for them. You might be taking care of relatives. You might be the ones who build coffins and bury them.

    Right now Ebola to date has cost 32 billion. Imagine a far worse scenario where there is widespread contagion and the damage to the economy. It only takes a nominal amount of money to invest to prepare, and it might not just be your current family that you assist.

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