When Does a Flu Become a Pandemic?

When Does a Flu Become a Pandemic? - Flu strains are predicted before the annual season not just for vaccination purposes, but for tracking purposes as well. It is a dice roll, since there is no way to be sure what strain of seasonal flu is around the corner, but it is at least a loaded dice roll: like predicting the weather. The accuracy rate is between 40-60% according to the CDC, and then it has varying effectiveness based on the type of flu strain.

Seasonal flu and pandemic flu are two completely different beasts. There are plenty of factors to consider when identifying a pandemic. Luckily, these factors are tracked by several agencies that can give some advanced warning. Unluckily, our growing urban populations …

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Top Three Weapons for Home Defense

For a long time we have thought about home defense as something that happens when a person enters your home that is uninvited. A break in and what follows often constitutes what home defense might look like.

For a long time we have thought about home defense as something that happens when a person enters your home that is uninvited. A break in and what follows often constitutes what home defense might look like. The truth is …

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Cheap Cabin Kits Starting At $3860

Cheap Cabin Kits Starting At $3860 — Many of us pine after building or buying a cabin to live in or to have as a nice weekend getaway. (no pun intended with the many of us pine after text lol) I personally would give a body part to own a cabin somewhere remote and off the grid.

If you want to really be prepared for any survival situation, cheap cabin kits need to be on your radar. This could be the perfect bug out location, emergency shelter, or tiny home. You can find cheap cabin kits starting …

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Forget Shipping Containers Use Box Culverts

Forget Shipping Containers Use Box Culverts - You pay out of your nose for a reinforced shipping container that you hope doesn’t get rusty and leak over time. For a typical reinforced 10ft shipping container you could probably pay about 10k. For the same sized customized concrete culverts you are looking around 6k

After you do a little research, you are going to want to forget shipping containers and use a box culvert bunker instead. If you have looked into building materials for use as a fallout shelter, underground bunker, doomsday bunker, emergency shelter (or whatever …

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Grid Down Intelligence Gathering

The grid down scenario is a disaster threat that just wont go away. There are few issues that are quite as terrifying as the lights going out and all electricity will be compromised.

The grid down scenario is a disaster threat that just wont go away. There are few issues that are quite as terrifying as the lights going out and all electricity will be compromised. When you really sit down and understand …

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What Really Kills in the Wilderness

Have you ever been to the wilderness? I am talking about expansive wilderness that is either thousands of feet up in elevation or surrounded by thousands of acres.

Have you ever been to the wilderness? I am talking about expansive wilderness that is either thousands of feet up in elevation or surrounded by thousands of acres. Its a very different thing than just doing a couple mile circuit …

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Guide to Making Activated Charcoal

Anyone living off the grid or preparing for a major disaster should learn about activated charcoal.

Anyone living off the grid or preparing for a major disaster should learn about activated charcoal. Why? Because it could literally save your life. Emergency rooms all over the world regularly use activated charcoal to treat certain types of poisonings. …

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Three Sources of Water in Urban Survival

The first week, or so, after a serious SHTF situation in the Urban environment water might not be an issue.

The first week, or so, after a serious SHTF situation in the Urban environment water might not be an issue. The tap might even still be working. You could have some water stored and there are going to be other …

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3 Less Than Lethal Weapons for Self Defense

The best place to start this conversation is on the subject of lethality.

The best place to start this conversation is on the subject of lethality. The truth about violence between individuals is that no one really knows how it will play out. While it might seem like using “less than lethal” weapons …

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Off Grid Mistakes you Can Avoid

The idea of living off the grid is a dream to many Americans.

The idea of living off the grid is a dream to many Americans. It’s the idea of throwing away the life of total convenience. Of course, there are a number of hurdles the average person will face. In a way …

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