Comments for The Prepper Journal http://www.theprepperjournal.com Prepping, Survival and Common Sense Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:06:40 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Can The U.S. Government Protect Americans From Ebola? by usmarinestankerhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/24/can-u-s-government-protect-americans-ebola/#comment-13212 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:06:40 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11715#comment-13212 The government at all levels cannot save us, but they could be taking great steps towards protecting us. It is a double-edged sword, but I support heavy-handed measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The needs of the many are definitely outweighing the needs of the few, or the one.

Without a doubt we should be banning all flights inbound from Ebola infected countries, and I would go so far as to say their neighboring countries as well in case some people simply travel to another airport.

I would allow any Americans to leave the country if they so wish (such as these doctors choosing to go abroad and help people) but also enforce an out-of-country quarantine on any people who have traveled to infected countries wishing to enter the US for the now-recommended 42 days.

We need to secure our borders to prevent random people (sick, terrorists, or otherwise) from simply walking in.

Once discovered in the country, anyone with Ebola or suspected of it should be quarantined in their home for the now-recommended 42 day period by force (local hazmat-suited police) so as to not infect the hospital system. Stepping outside your property should result in an arrest and a trip to a specialized medical holding area/facility. If a person knowingly spreads the disease or leaves their property while symptomatic I believe execution is appropriate. That’s a harsh judgment and very foreign to what America is, but we’re talking about a terrorist act, in my humble opinion, at that point.

I readily admit this is scary language and going down a very dangerous path, but at what level do we have to make these sorts of decisions before it’s too late? It’s a complicated issue, but there are 300+ million people here that need to be protected and when we have TWO doctors running around and escaping quarantine either out of ignorance or sheer contempt for society and the rules which they would impose on anyone else, I think stronger measures are called for.

I’d really like to hear if any readers have other suggestions as to how to take active control over this situation. I believe in this scenario that doing is better than not doing, but we have to make sure that what we’re doing is a cure and not further harm.

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Comment on Bugging Out vs. Hunkering Down by How Will I Know When the SHTF? | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/02/15/bugging-out-vs-hunkering-down/#comment-13160 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:43:04 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=724#comment-13160 […] Well, not a million but a lot and that is ‘How will I know when the SHTF’? How will I know when it’s time to bug out and move our family out of harm’s way? How will I know when I need to hunker down, board up the […]

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Comment on Understanding EMP: What Preppers Should Know by How Will I Know When the SHTF? | disasterdefense.ushttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/01/04/understanding-emp-preppers-know/#comment-13159 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:42:47 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5998#comment-13159 […] varies by person and sometimes SHTF is used interchangeably with TEOTWAWKI. As in ‘If there is an EMP device exploded over the US it would be TEOTWAWKI’. TEOTWAWKI is another acronym for The End of The […]

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Comment on Situational Awareness for the Focus Challenged Prepper by 10 Tips for the Beginning Prepper | The DayOne Gear Bloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/04/15/situational-awareness-for-the-focus-challenged-prepper/#comment-13138 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:43:21 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=1807#comment-13138 […] your eyes open – We talk about situational awareness and I think this is very important. It is great to have food and water and the best survival gun […]

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Comment on Neighborhood Watch on Steroids by 10 Tips for the Beginning Prepper | The DayOne Gear Bloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/09/05/neighborhood-watch-on-steroids/#comment-13137 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:43:06 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11132#comment-13137 […] you bug out to the country to live with family or do you plan to cordon off the neighborhood and defend your home with a small survival group? If you live in a desert your primary concerns will be water which might be difficult or impossible […]

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Comment on Earthquake Safety Checklist by 10 Tips for the Beginning Prepper | The DayOne Gear Bloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/04/02/earthquake-safety-checklist/#comment-13136 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:42:50 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=7480#comment-13136 […] down the street. Likewise if you live near a fault line you would probably be thinking about surviving through an earthquake. The good news is that for almost any survival scenario, the things you need to keep you alive and […]

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Comment on The AK-47 vs AR-15: Which Rifle is Better? by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/03/11/ak-47-vs-ar-15-which-rifle-is-better/#comment-13103 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:25:52 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=6881#comment-13103 I love that analogy of the two arguing sisters!! Too funny. Thanks for the comments Adrian.

Pat

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Comment on Five Emergency Survival Tools by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/21/five-emergency-survival-tools/#comment-13102 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:23:11 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11669#comment-13102 Thank you very much!

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Comment on 32 Must Have Prepper Books by 10 Tips for the Beginning Prepper | The DayOne Gear Bloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/01/25/must-have-prepper-books/#comment-13095 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:10:36 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=6306#comment-13095 […] is the wealth of information at your fingertips. Take time now to learn as much as you can. Acquire books on prepping that will teach you skills and be a resource when the internet isn’t available. Take a course on […]

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Comment on Prepping 101 – Home Security by 10 Tips for the Beginning Prepper | The DayOne Gear Bloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/04/24/prepping-101-home-security/#comment-13094 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:10:16 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=1945#comment-13094 […] Identify the most likely scenarios you foresee – This is the easiest thing to do for some people and for others it is the most difficult. If you live in tornado alley, I would imagine that during certain times of the year your only concern is for an F5 ripping down the street. Likewise if you live near a fault line you would probably be thinking about surviving through an earthquake. The good news is that for almost any survival scenario, the things you need to keep you alive and safe are practically the same. What your aftermath is going to look like will be different though in some cases. For those who don’t necessarily live on a fault line, near the coast or adjacent a chemical plant there are other events to prepare for that aren’t man made. Again, to prepare for almost anything you need similar supply considerations. Food, Water, Shelter and Security. […]

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Comment on Prepping as a Single Parent by 10 Tips for the Beginning Prepper | The DayOne Gear Bloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/11/09/prepping-as-a-single-parent/#comment-13093 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:09:59 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5059#comment-13093 […] so some decisions that work great for a single guy or gal will need to be modified to a single mother with small children. In addition to perspective, your preps themselves will change according to who you are planning on […]

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Comment on Five Emergency Survival Tools by killersurakillhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/21/five-emergency-survival-tools/#comment-13085 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:23:08 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11669#comment-13085 This is actually my five essentials as well, maybe a leatherman instead of just a knife, but some sort of cutting tool is required! Good article!

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Comment on How to Find Other Preppers In Your Area by Methane Creatorhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/22/find-other-preppers/#comment-13084 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:19:21 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11684#comment-13084 Without a doubt, Meetup.com is the best way to track a Group and find out about whats going on in your area. Some groups in our area are better than others in Prepping skills, and some just like the comaraderie and getting together to play “war” games.

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Comment on Disaster Aftermath: What to Expect and How to Prepare by The Possible Face of Safety Survival Run Out - Survival Centralhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/07/19/disaster-aftermath-how-to-prepare/#comment-13074 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:58:11 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10544#comment-13074 […] for disaster is one thing, but preparing for the aftermath is another. As desperate times call for desperate measures, your disaster survival skills will be […]

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Comment on How to Find Other Preppers In Your Area by Pat Henryhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/22/find-other-preppers/#comment-13066 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:28:06 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11684#comment-13066 Thank you Robert!

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Comment on Do You Shoot: What if Your Imaginary Bad Guy isn’t Who Shows Up? by donhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/08/27/do-you-shoot-imaginary-bad-guy-isnt-shows/#comment-13065 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:19:51 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11010#comment-13065 i like the neighbors wife and daughter example; hopefully you can actually witness it like that before you’re in danger! it’s nice to think one will be able to assess such an environment, but even identifying them as your neighbors is a high degree of accuracy in such an intense moment. if i even have the chance to recongnize A FIREARM let a lone my neighbors i’m unloading until my ears pop.

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Comment on How to Find Other Preppers In Your Area by Roberthttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/22/find-other-preppers/#comment-13064 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:12:50 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11684#comment-13064 For Mike in Truckee, Reno is only 25 miles away and we have a group that you can see on NNPG.net This is the Northern Nevada Preppers group. Not to far from you and we have a ham radio net meeting every wednesday at 8 pm. Check us out.

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Comment on How Will I Know When the SHTF? by Danhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/10/23/how-will-i-know-when-the-shtf/#comment-13061 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:46:13 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=11705#comment-13061 When society starts breaking down within several major cities (for whatever reason)of course we will see the start of a nationwide martial law. When we see martial law declare nationwide it’s only a step to WROL. What happened after the Boston Marathon bombing when they declared a lockdown over a large area was just as scary as the bombings themselves. IMHO it was much more ominous,

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Comment on Prepping Myth: When SHTF You Will Bug Out To The Woods by How to Find Other Preppers In Your Area - The Daily Coinhttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2014/07/21/prepping-myth-shtf-will-bug-out-to-the-woods/#comment-13053 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:24:12 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=10560#comment-13053 […] and some weapons you pull off unsuspecting sheriff deputies who were foolish enough to follow you when you bug out into the woods… this post might not be for you. For a lot of the rest of us out here, there is an understood […]

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Comment on How to Start a Fire with a Fire Plough by Five Emergency Survival Tools | TheSurvivalPlaceBloghttp://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/11/25/start-fire-fire-plough/#comment-13050 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:39:23 +0000 http://www.theprepperjournal.com/?p=5208#comment-13050 […] can learn how to start a fire with a fire plough or the magnifying glass trick or my personal favorite, starting a fire with a bottle of water but […]

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