When we think about Typhoid, Cholera and Dysentery visions of the old west come to mind, but in a situation that causes a societal breakdown these diseases could rear their ugly head again. These are the bigger diseases that could become prevalent in a post collapse society, but even getting the common cold could put a damper on your plans. In the next couple of weeks … [Read more...] about Post Collapse Sanitation, Diseases and Antibiotics
SHTF Injuries and Prevention for Preppers
Last week at The Preparedness Experience we did a live video and talked about SHTF wound care, sanitation and cleanliness. This week we want to expand on that a bit and talk about SHTF injuries and prevention for preppers. Some of you may know that I recently had emergency appendix surgery, and while it isn't a "major" surgery compared to some others, it is life threatening … [Read more...] about SHTF Injuries and Prevention for Preppers
Illnesses Risks After Large Natural Disasters or Grid Down Events
It’s something that many people probably don’t think about. But for me, especially considering the epidemic flu season we are currently in the middle of right now, illnesses that could increase after a wide scale natural disaster or if there were to be a grid down event. Seeing how easily the flu is spreading right now has got me thinking about illness risks and infections … [Read more...] about Illnesses Risks After Large Natural Disasters or Grid Down Events
Sanitation, Hygiene and Prevention for Preppers With Jane Austin
Today in the show Lisa were honored to have Jane Austin (Survivor Jane) on with us talking about prevention, sanitation and hygiene in a SHTF or disaster situation. There are some things we will have no control over, but we need to stay focused on the things we can control. Sometimes, the small things that we tend to take for granted can turn into bigger things. The common … [Read more...] about Sanitation, Hygiene and Prevention for Preppers With Jane Austin
What Are The 6 Areas of Preparedness?
Whether you are preparing for a week or a year the 6 areas or preparedness should be your considered in everything you do while prepping. The 6 areas of preparedness are food, water, shelter, security, sanitation and first aid…not in any certain order. These are the building blocks of any good preparedness plan. How you prepare in each of these areas will depend on your … [Read more...] about What Are The 6 Areas of Preparedness?
Foodborne Illness and Prevention for Preppers
Even today with high sanitation standards and proper food handling procedures food-borne illness is an issue. In any sort of SHTF scenario, food-borne illness and prevention for preppers will inevitably become a major issue reguardless what type of preparedness food storage you have. CDC estimates that each year roughly 48 million people gets sick from a food-borne illness, … [Read more...] about Foodborne Illness and Prevention for Preppers
SHTF Wound Care: Safety & Sanitation
In the event of any number different of disasters, our access to medical help could be severely reduced, or even nonexistent. In these SHTF scenarios it also means that our public services will be affected as well. No running water, no trash man, no electricity and no grocery stores. In events like these, we will need to have the ability to treat wounds until we can get … [Read more...] about SHTF Wound Care: Safety & Sanitation
Surviving Mondays 20: SHTF Sanitation
Today Lisa and I talk about how to deal with sanitation issues in a SHTF situation. This was originally going to be a Thursday episode, but because we have had the S.P.T.V. episode and Ken from the prepper podcast on and we recorded this 2 weeks ago I decided to add it to the Surviving Mondays episodes. We touched on this a little in the podcast with Ken about how a grid … [Read more...] about Surviving Mondays 20: SHTF Sanitation