Monday, August 29, 2011
I just read an article indicating another potential Bird Flu threat is in the making. With the media hyping one disaster after another, it is difficult to determine what is real and what is just another false alarm. Every year we hear of another "pandemic" threatening our population. Health organizations begin massive immunization campaigns and people respond with typical knee-jerk reactions.
The whole point of being a prepper is, well....being prepared. Rather than reacting to the latest hysterical reports, we need to have considered potential threats and have made preparations to control and contain those threats. When I wrote The Prepared Family Guide to Uncommon Diseases, I was preparing for medical crises. Going through the process of researching uncommon diseases and learning how to treat and contain those diseases was my way of preparing. The shopping lists were written for me and my family. The treatments, containments and recipes were compiled so that I would know what to do in an emergency.
As I hear of yet another potential medical threat, I rest easy knowing that the Bird Flu was covered in a special Influenza section of my book. I know that I have everything on hand to treat Bird Flu in my home. I know what to look out for, what to prepare for and when to seek outside help.
I can't stop illness or disease. Just like I can't stop war, famine or pestilence. But I can prepare. I can arm myself with knowledge and tools. I can definitely increase my families chance of survival. I can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. Are you prepared?