Lo, the New Black Death By Brian Simpson and John Steele
The collapse of society from pandemic disease is one of the least popular existential threats, since this basically wipes out everyone crowed like chooks in pens of the modern city. Disease will spread rapidly in these modern cesspools, with the potential to devastate the human race, quickly:
“From malaria, to Ebola, or even the flu, tons of diseases break out and kill hundreds or even thousands of people every year. Any of these diseases could easily turn into an epidemic. For example, in 2017 an outbreak of the bubonic plague – the same plague that killed 60 percent of Europe in the 14th century – and the pneumonic plague swept through the island nation of Madagascar, infecting over 2,348 people and causing at least 202 deaths. The next Black Death could be just around the corner. Experts believe that the next big pandemic could kill up to 80 million people. They even claim that the world is woefully unprepared for it. It’s time that you broke from the mold. Here are several things you can do to keep yourself safe if and when that day comes. (h/t to BioPrepper.com)
Strengthen your bug-out location
Before SHTF, make sure your bug-out location (BOL) is ready to protect you against an epidemic of massive proportions. The number one thing to consider is that your BOL is secure, concealed, and far from major population centers. Cities and towns are potential hives for the pandemic, and other people accidentally stumbling upon your BOL could be the death of you and your family. Keeping your BOL out of the way ensures safety.
Stockpile the essentials
Your BOL needs to be fully stocked with everything you’re ever going to need. Food and water are your first priority, and you need to figure out a way to replenish your stores. A proper rainwater harvesting system will keep you from dying of thirst. Keeping a gun around will help you defend your BOL as well as make hunting game a possibility if you run low on food.”
Forget about the gun … you are not going to have one. Maybe a rolling pin, if you are lucky. Make it one made of a nice hardwood, but nontoxic because you don’t want to die after making a survival cake. This is not something like climate change which we can debate; pandemic disease has spread through human populations before, devasting them. Today, as technicians die of, the entire pack of cards will collapse within days. It really will be like Zombieland: Double Tap (2019). Here is a good article on pandemic prepping to get bready, sorry, ready, because, the world is a really dangerous place, and you simply cannot be paranoid enough.