WolfDen: Hey Pugs, welcome.
Jun 5, 2019 19:29:47 GMT 10
WolfDen: Also welcome to all the other new members.
Jun 5, 2019 19:30:04 GMT 10
orgprophet: Joey, ..Whereabouts, what prepping have you done, how long you been prepping?
Jun 6, 2019 7:00:15 GMT 10
WolfDen: Great amount of rain hitting South West WA now. Very happy. Going to be a few wet days ahead.
Jun 6, 2019 22:17:03 GMT 10
SA Hunter: WD - keep sending the rain east - we are forecast for 25mm for next week - of course on my rdo's!!
Jun 7, 2019 17:58:54 GMT 10
pugs: Hope you guys are getting a bit of the wet stuff , all my tanks are overflowing like crazy
Jun 7, 2019 18:02:24 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Ours are almost full - by the end of the week they'll be full. Getting cold here too - next week lows 1-3c. Cold for the coastline.
Jun 7, 2019 18:09:34 GMT 10
pugs: Getting cold up here outside of Melb in the south east ( think tourist train ) the place is wet and cold and miserable , the fire’s cranking happily .....
Jun 7, 2019 18:16:59 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Fire!! That's one thing we don't have - grrr!! SE Melb? I used to live in Berwick years ago.
Jun 7, 2019 18:52:45 GMT 10
pugs: We’re just up the road from Berwick , we finally relented and fitted a new wood heater after 25yrs with the old one and an Axeman fireflue water heater on the flue which ironically made in qld
Jun 7, 2019 19:09:06 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Lots of mates around Beaconsfield & Pakenham area. Grown so much, I hardly recognise it. Used to work at Hallam Hotel!
Jun 7, 2019 20:18:40 GMT 10
spinifex: Finke Desert race weekend But I'm not there
Jun 8, 2019 8:45:45 GMT 10
pugs: The Hallam pub , remember being pissed in there on ,any many occasions and watching bands , the whole area has changed now it’s just a big foreign shithole , we lived. In fountain gate until 12 yrs ago . Best move we did was to move into the hills
Jun 8, 2019 15:51:14 GMT 10
Joey: orgprophet, west a few hundred km. not much really been doing it a few years now
Jun 11, 2019 19:11:22 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hope everyone is having a great and safe weekend!
Jun 15, 2019 18:41:52 GMT 10
pugs: Hey WolfDen , has been a busy weekend yesterday cutting about 2 ton of firewood and all day on the range today
Jun 16, 2019 19:32:29 GMT 10
WolfDen: Sounds like a good weekend Pugs!
Jun 16, 2019 20:16:04 GMT 10
pugs: It was , except for the wood part . That was muddy as shit and sloppy . But the range was fun .
Jun 16, 2019 20:52:48 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi - cold and wet at home - hope you are all well.
Jun 20, 2019 10:11:31 GMT 10
SA Hunter: 11.6mm rain since 9am. Tanks full, grass green, garden smiling..... hope you all getting enough rain.
Jun 20, 2019 18:46:49 GMT 10
The CDC has recorded 1006 confirmed or probable human plague cases occurred in the United States between 1900 and 2012. Over 80% of United States plague cases have been the bubonic form. The plague is a rare and dangerous disease caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis and passed from humans by infected fleas and rodents typically in the wild. Many may remember how the Black Death killed around 30–60 percent of the population in Europe. These days, the bacteria is typically treated with antibiotics. With many antibiotic resistance strains of bacterias occurring, this begs the question. Will this plague rampantly spread like it once did?
Types of Plague to Look Out For
“Health care providers should consider the diagnosis of plague in any patient with compatible signs or symptoms, residence or travel in the western United States, and recent proximity to rodent habitats or direct contact with rodents or ill domestic animals,” the CDC says in its report.
Although the bubonic plague is the most common form that occurs in the United States, there are three types of the plague to be aware of.
Bubonic plague: Patients develop sudden onset of fever, headache, chills, and weakness and one or more swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes (called buboes). This form usually results from the bite of an infected flea. The bacteria multiply in the lymph node closest to where the bacteria entered the human body. If the patient is not treated with the appropriate antibiotics, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body.
Septicemic plague: Patients develop fever, chills, extreme weakness, abdominal pain, shock, and possibly bleeding into the skin and other organs. Skin and other tissues may turn black and die, especially on fingers, toes, and the nose. Septicemic plague can occur as the first symptom of plague, or may develop from untreated bubonic plague. This form results from bites of infected fleas or from handling an infected animal.
Pneumonic plague: Patients develop fever, headache, weakness, and a rapidly developing pneumonia with shortness of breath, chest pain, cough, and sometimes bloody or watery mucous. Pneumonic plague may develop from inhaling infectious droplets or may develop from untreated bubonic or septicemic plague after the bacteria spread to the lungs. The pneumonia may cause respiratory failure and shock. Pneumonic plague is the most serious form of the disease and is the only form of plague that can be spread from person to person (by infectious droplets).
How to Prevent the Bubonic Plague
Although the government is closely monitoring the situation, California is actually mapping where the plague is occurring in the state. It is important to note that there is no vaccination of this illness. In the past, many relied on four thieves oil to naturally protect them from this disease, however prevention is the best recourse.
Follow these tips from the CDC: 1.Reduce rodent habitat around your home, work place, and recreational areas. Remove brush, rock piles, junk, cluttered firewood, and possible rodent food supplies, such as pet and wild animal food. Make your home and outbuildings rodent-proof. 2.Wear gloves if you are handling or skinning potentially infected animals to prevent contact between your skin and the plague bacteria. Contact your local health department if you have questions about disposal of dead animals. 3.Use repellent if you think you could be exposed to rodent fleas during activities such as camping, hiking, or working outdoors. Products containing DEET can be applied to the skin as well as clothing and products containing permethrin can be applied to clothing (always follow instructions on the label). 4.Keep fleas off of your pets by applying flea control products. Animals that roam freely are more likely to come in contact with plague infected animals or fleas and could bring them into homes. If your pet becomes sick, seek care from a veterinarian as soon as possible. 5.Do not allow dogs or cats that roam free in endemic areas to sleep on your bed. 6.Remove garbage, clutter, brush and anything that could be a food source for rodents.
How to Prepare for These Type of Diseases
Although the bubonic plague is a relatively rare occurrence, it only emphasizes the need to be prepared. Ensure that you have these items on hand in order to prepare for pandemic-like disasters. ◾One month supply of emergency foods that require no refrigeration. ◾Store 1 gallon of water per person per day, in clean plastic containers. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. ◾Gas mask ◾Plastic sheeting ◾2-3 small wastebasket or a bucket lined with a plastic garbage bag (to dispose of clothing, soiled supplies, etc.) ◾Gallon-sized zip-loc bags ◾Portable toilet with disposable liners ◾Supply of non-prescription drugs and pain relievers ◾Cold medicines and decongestants ◾Stomach remedies ◾Duct tape ◾Anti-diarrheal medication ◾Essential oils ◾Vitamins that have immune boosting enhancers ◾Fluids with electrolytes ◾Bleach or disinfectant ◾Soap ◾Tissues ◾Garbage bags to collect soiled clothing and bedding before they are washed. ◾A thermometer ◾Protective eye gear and/or faceshield ◾Tychem protective suit and shoe covers ◾Disposable cleaning gloves (in quantity) ◾Hand wipes ◾Alcohol-based hand sanitizers or homemade hand sanitizer supplies ◾Protective clothing ◾Disposable aprons or smocks (at least 2 cases) ◾Duct tape for sealing off doorways and vents ◾Disposable nitrile gloves (2-3 boxes) ◾Garbage bags ◾N95 masks or N100 respirator masks for use when the sick person is coughing or sneezing (can be purchased at hardware stores and some drugstores)
Last Edit: Sept 1, 2015 19:11:48 GMT 10 by SA Hunter
Antibiotics, the main treatment ... thank you modern medicine!
Some believe that because of how quickly the black death spread that it was more likely to be a kind of Ebola. Treatment is similar and I for one see a plague of some kind, however unlikely is number 2 on my list of a SHTF event and have prepped accordingly.
An epidemic is the main thing I am prepping for, apart from weather related disasters. Having spent around 10 days in isolation after possible infection with SARS in 2003, I realise how bad things can get -- we were locked into our apartment (chain and padlock across the door), with a police guard outside 24 hours a day for over a week, with all food brought in by the local govt. We had just moved house a couple days before, so had no internet, TV antenna not set up, and next to no food stores. I shudder to think what would have happened had it been something like the plague, as we wouldn't have known what was happening until no food was brought to us, after which would need to figure out a way out (from the 4th floor) and wtf was going on.