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Monday, March 30, 2020

Fear is the Enemy, Creating a last minute food stash

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Fear is the Enemy, Creating a last minute food stash…

No matter the epidemic, one thing remains the same:

Fear of the virus spreads faster and almost always makes things worse.

We’re already seeing panic all over the United States.

Worse, we also have a perfect storm of misinformation.

There are still many unknowns. If unchecked, however, some experts are saying, the novel coronavirus could infect 60 to 80% of the population.

(Even with a 1% mortality rate, that’s an absolute disaster.)

Gabriel Leung, a professor, epidemiologist, and chair of public health medicine at Hong Kong University is among them.

“Is 60-80% of the world’s population going to get infected? Maybe not. Maybe this will come in waves. Maybe the virus is going to attenuate its lethality because it certainly doesn’t help if it kills everybody in its path, because it will get killed as well.”

But Hong Kong, Leung has warned, which has a mounting number of confirmed cases, is rearing up for a disaster.

What’s needed to stave off total catastrophe?

“You need extra trust, extra sense of solidarity, extra sense of goodwill, all of which have been completely used up – every last drop in that social capital fuel tank has been exhausted after now eight months of social unrest, so it couldn’t have come at a worse time.”

Several reports suggest COVID-19 can live on surfaces for over a week. 

Everyone is talking about why you should “wash your hands” frequently…

But if you’re going right back to touching your nasty, bacteria-ridden phone…

What’s the point?

We’ve never had a pandemic with smartphones. And that’s a problem. Because they’re disgusting.

Problem is, alcohol wipes and disinfectant can do a number on that expensive pocket computer.

UV-C light has been shown effective in killing coronavirus(Just don’t try to sanitize your skin with it, please.)

I’ve recently purchased a Phone Soap device for my household.

(See: Why UV-C?)

Want to be extra paranoid?

Disinfect your mail & packages, cash, keys, and credit cards.

UV-C wands are one way of doing it.

2] Stay informed. Think locally.

The WHO recently sent a team to China to suss out the dangers. For what it’s worth, here’s what they found.

On top of cutting out any unnecessary travel…

There are several resources for staying informed about any potential spread in your local area.

Better than Zuckbook:

Nextdoor, the location-based social media website, is a great way to stay plugged into your area… and even start your own coronavirus preparedness forum.


Another one that might grow legs is called Sneeze Map, a way for people to contribute whether they’re healthy, or whether they’ve come into contact with sick people.

More resources will probably pop up.

3] Prep that immunity.

I spoke with a local osteopath and he sent out a list of what he’s doing to prepare.

Don’t take this as gospel.

DISCLAIMER*: Take it for what it’s worth… do your own research… consult other health professionals… and stay safe.

Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


With that in mind…make use of the following resources!

Stockpiling enough food to keep you and your family alive for a long time can be very challenging. Think about it: However much you spend on your weekly shopping trip is how much a week’s worth of emergency food could cost. And that’s just one week.

 There’s a reason certain foods have remained so popular among preppers and survivalists. Rice and beans, for example. They have a long shelf-life, they’re filling, and they’re good for you. These foods will always make the cut, while others are best reserved for softer times. (Sorry, salad lovers.)

 In this article, we’re going to take a look at the fifteen most popular survival foods and talk about why they’re so popular. If you’re preparing for a disaster, consider getting every one of these...

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Ron said...

Amen brother-two thumbs up for your posts!

Ali said...

Little doubt that mass media, especially Leftist news outlets, push a negative, anti-Trump narrative vs. making an effort to pull together. Very shameful.

Zoe said...

We really appreciate all the work you put into this. Your resources always prove useful.

Mike said...

The fake news outlets [Maddow, chuck Todd, etc.] continue to push a lot crap on their airwaves rather than being helpful or supportive; what a bunch of media whores.