Rite Aid trip & The Flu

I was at Rite-Aid yesterday and something happened that I am still confused over.
As I was in line paying, an older woman, maybe mid-50’s, came up behind me and said “excuse me ma’am’ to the cashier.

The cashier stopping ringing me up, which was fine, as I was not in a hurry and I had a stack of coupons and was going to be there a while…

I turned around to see a woman with a flu-mask on.

I’m always set back when I see so many people out and about with these masks on. It’s one thing if you are at the pharmacy, because there is no one at home to run and get your meds, etc…But to be out and about–Subway, Pizza Hot (not eating, but just with your friends.) At conveniences stores getting cigarettes…WITH THE FLU!?
And yesterday, at RITE-AID….

What was so important? Why was she there? I didn’t notice any pharmacy bags in her hand.

She told the cashier and I not to worry, that she would leave her mask on. She was just diagnosed with the flu the previous day…

She then went on to tell the cashier that the wild birds ran out of bird seed, and she hated to have to come out, but what was she going to do?

The cashier and I exchanged glances..as to say, “I don’t know, stay home?!”

And if you really feel that the birds won;t be able to manage for a couple days, have a freind bring you a bag of bird seed?

Don’t get me wrong, I feed the wild birds here, regularly…I have been watching the Eastern Blue birds all morning..

But if I had the flu, I would not be leaving the house under no circumstances…
She said she just lived around the corner and didn’t want to travel far…Which was good.

The cashier told her that bird seed was seasonal, and they haven’t gotten it in yet. She then said thank you, and off to Walmart she went…

After she left the cashier told me she was crazy to be out for bird seed. I think I am more mad when I have my little ones with me…and that has happened in the past with people wearing masks, yet when they get in a coughing frenzy, they REMOVE them..to cough it out! This past year that happened at Sheetz, and we got sick. I wonder if it would be seen as rude to tell them that they should BE HOME!
Speaking of illnesses…I think it’s interesting that a rare-like Polio strand has been hitting California, paralyzing young kids…

Makes you wonder if the virus has been ‘let out’ purposely…So now they can ‘GET BUSY’ and work on a vaccine for it.

As well as this new flu strand that is targeting younger people..for those who DIDN’T feel the need to get the flu vaccine previous years, due to their age….
Will NOW run out and get it..Which apparently worked!
My friend April who has never felt the need to get the flu shot, got it this year, then got the flu.

DH and I have only gotten the flu shot once. And that was the year we both got the flu.
DH was telling me about a news report that he heard that said, many companies are now called DSS on their employees if they choose NOT to get the flu shot…:o(

It really does feel as if we are in the last days…

Will we not be able to buy or sell without a mark in this generation?
Will we get prosecuted for our love for Christ and stance on Freedom?

Will we die trying?

That is the question..

Are we really prepared for what lies ahead?

How about our children?

I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t been making me nervous…and I do not want to spend the rest of my days on earth focused on all of this. I want to live life to it’s fullest!

 

WATER PURIFICATION

 

 

To treat water, follow these steps:

1.Filter the water using a piece of cloth or coffee filter to remove solid particles.

2.Bring it to a rolling boil for about one full minute.

3.Let it cool at least 30 minutes. Water must be cool or the chlorine treatment described below will be useless.

4.Add 16 drops of liquid chlorine bleach per gallon of water, or 8 drops per 2-liter bottle of water. Stir to mix. Sodium hypochlorite of the concentration of 5.25% to 6% should be the only active ingredient in the bleach. There should not be any added soap or fragrances. A major bleach manufacturer has also added Sodium Hydroxide as an active ingredient, which they state does not pose a health risk for water treatment.

 
5.Let stand 30 minutes.

6.If it smells of chlorine. You can use it. If it does not smell of chlorine, add 16 more drops of chlorine bleach per gallon of water (or 8 drops per 2-liter bottle of water), let stand 30 minutes, and smell it again. If it smells of chlorine, you can use it. If it does not smell of chlorine, discard it and find another source of water.

Source:
http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/…0089f0870aRCRD

WATER PURIFICATION

1)  Clear water is a sign of pure water. Always drain long-standing pipes for 30 seconds to one minute before drinking! I do this with water fountains too! Water in motels, etc.

2)  1 Gallon water is disinfected by 16 drops of regular household bleach (about 1/4 of a teaspoon) – double that for cloudy water. Shake gently, and let stand for 30 minutes. One teaspoon will disinfect 5 gallons.(think of your white 5 gallon pails.) Immediately after treating, water must initially have a slight smell of chlorine. If it does not – repeat the process.

3)  Household bleach is relatively harmless. The smell of chlorine is not bad: it indicates that water is treated and germ free. Once treated and disinfected, the chlorine smell will go away whith-in a few days.

4)  Regularly used water from large tanks may be treated once or twice a month with 1 Oz. bleach per 200 gallons or 5 Oz. bleach per 1000 gallons. 

5)  Long-standing water in tanks will be disinfected w/ 1 pint household bleach per 1000 gallons. (2500 gal tanks are fine with 3 pints.)  (Think of those big rain barrels.)

6)  Bleach effectively kills bacteria and viruses, stops smells and then breaks down. It’s effective germ killing alkaline property is completely neutralized very quickly. It does not stay chemically active in tanks for more than a few days. Most germs require sunlight to grow. Store water in a cool dark place.

Survival List

This will be an ongoing list. I am sure there is stuff that I have forgotten to add. In fact, if you can think of more things to add to it. Please comment below, so I can add them in. Please also feel free to copy and paste this list on your own blog, or send to friends. We all need to be prepared.

~ Gear~

 

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magnesium fire starter
good sharp knife

sharpening stone
manual bean grinder
water proof matches
travel toilet
pocket knife
can opener
canteens
wool blankets
bleach to sterilize water
fire extinguishers
led flashlights
Candles
oil lamp
Compass
Duck Tape
Rat traps~just in case
Fishing Poll
Paper Products
Tarp & Rope

Paper
Refective mirror~if your on a boat
Oil Gas mixture~if your on a boat
property surveillance
crank flashlights
Rocket Stove-Lots of how-tos on youtube
night vision monocular

batteries

Israeli Civilian Gas Masks w/ Nato Filters
several dehydrators
colloidal silver
Generator
several 5 gallon pails-most grocery story bakeries will sell them to you for about a dollar.
Solar powered water pump

Tear Gas
~Medicine Cabinet~

Caffiene pills
pain reliever
Antibiotics
Toilet paper & the homemade kind
Sanitary napkins (even for trade)
~First Aid~

bandages
Ace bandages
alcohol
hydrogen peroxide
Iodine
Herbs of all kinds for medicinal use-You can become the community medicine women.:o)
Several extra large bottles of hand sanitizer
celox powders for potential gunshot wounds

 ~Food~

freeze dried #10 cans of food
Rock Salt
55 gal barrels full of water
heirloom seeds
Survival tabs
Vitamins
Canned Cat food-just in case
sprouting trays
katadyn water filter~Good for 13,000 gallons of drinking water~
water purrification tabs
Kelp tablets in the event of radiation-this protects the thyroid from being badly affected.
potassium iodide for radiation poisoning
Coffee & Tea-even for trade

 ~Personal Defense~

gun powder & Recipe for gun powder
Rifle
plenty of Ammo
Pepper Mace
Bow & Arrows
Sling Shots

~Books~

1.Preserving Food w/o Freezing or Canning by Deborah Madison
2.Bibles
3.A good Medical book on First Aid~
4.Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse by James Rawles

 
5.BIBLE is Nuclear War Survival Skills, by Cresson Kearny.

 6.SAS Survival Handbook
~For Children~

Hard candies
Coloring Book & Crayons
Cloth Diapers
Identification for all your kids proving they are yours
Finger prints of all your kids & yourself
tablets/pens/sharpies

Updated: Sugar & Raw Honey

Sugar and honey are great for serious wounds.

Pack the wound with sugar, seal it with honey and wrap it. Sugar breaks down and blocks the growth of harmful bacteria while simultaneously promoting the growth of good bacteria that kills harmful bacteria (like the kind that cause gangrene and sepsis).

The honey will keep bacteria and other contaminants out. Honey never spoils, although it might crystallize. I like to always have a large jar of UNstrained raw honey in the house. We use it for insect bites,acne,facials, etc. Raw honey is rather solid, and has a layer at the top of bee pollen, wax, and the occasional bee leg or wing! :o)