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ebola virusWith the Ebola outbreak now in the Unites States, every American should know the symptoms of Ebola. It’s just too risky to leave yourself wide open and unprotected! With so many people already exposed to the virus, and many more that might not even know it yet, it makes sense to protect yourself.

Be in the know – know the symptoms of Ebola!

If you’re not sure what the symptoms of Ebola are, following is the list of Ebola symptoms from the CDC. Remember, not every who is exposed and sick know they are sick with Ebola – they might think it’s just the flu or a bad cold.

To further protect yourself from being exposed to Ebola, you can get an Ebola Kit.

There are various Ebola kits available with various protection items included in the kits. Check them out by clicking here now and get what you need for your particular situation and/or needs.

Symptoms of Ebola include:

• Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
• Severe headache
• Muscle pain
• Weakness
• Diarrhea
• Vomiting
• Abdominal (stomach) pain
• Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

A person may begin to have trouble breathing and swallowing, experience chest pain, be coughing, develop a rash, and have excessive bruising and bloody blisters of the skin.

Symptoms can appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after being exposed to the Ebola virus, but the average is 8 to 10 days.

If you travel to or are in an area affected by an Ebola outbreak, make sure to do the following:

• Practice careful and good hygiene. For example, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid contact with blood and body fluids.
• Wear protective clothing, including masks, gloves, gowns, and eye protection.
• Don’t handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids (such as clothes, bedding, needles, and medical equipment).
• Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
• Avoid hospitals where Ebola patients are being treated.
• Wear protective clothing, including masks, gloves, gowns, and eye protection.
• Notify health officials if you have had direct contact with the blood or body fluids, such as but not limited to, feces, saliva, urine, vomit, and semen of a person who is sick with Ebola. The virus can enter the body through broken skin or unprotected mucous membranes in, for example, the eyes, nose, or mouth.

 

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Ebola Survival Masks and More

by Home Heart Strings

With the outbreak of Ebola now in the United States, people are getting prepared to be sure they are safe from being infected with the Ebola virus. No one wants to be exposed to the Ebola virus. But if you don’t protect yourself, you stand a much larger chance of being exposed and becoming infected with the virus.

And let’s be honest here – do you really trust the government to tell you everything… and the truth? I know I don’t! They said Ebola wouldn’t come to the United States. Guess what? It’s here! And worse, at least 100 people (at least) have been exposed to the virus. And each and every one of those people came into contact with God only knows how many other people, and each one of those people…. you get the idea. It’s a domino effect.

I blame the Dallas area hospital for this. The second that man told them he had come from Liberia, they should have quarantined him and contacted CDC to quarantine every person he came into contact with. But they didn’t do any of that, until days later, and he’d already exposed tons of people to the deadly virus. And on top of that, his family went shopping AFTER they were told to stay put and not leave their home – possibly exposing tons more people (again, the domino effect).

And folks. this is just one man! There’s a new case of an NBC cameraman diagnosed and a possible case in Hawaii.

The only way to protect yourself from being exposed to the Ebola virus is to protect yourself – yes, I repeated myself there. It’s spread by bodily fluids – sweat, sneezing, coughing, etc. And you know that a person already showing symptoms is going to sweat from the fever. But it’s still so hot that folks are still sweating, so how does someone know if it’s sweat from the heat or if the person is infected with the Ebola virus? Exactly!

Gloves, disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, face masks, even body suits – all of these can massively help increase your chances of not being exposed to or infected with the deadly Ebola virus. And folks, don’t think it can’t happen to you! Please… we all go shopping, touching the shopping carts… opening doors, touching things that everyone else has touched. We’ve all been out and about and come across someone sick, maybe sneezing (do you know how far a sneeze goes?) … someone bumping into us (that’s all it takes if they are infected and showing symptoms!), etc… etc.

Take action and protect yourself and your family. A little protection can go a long way!

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Living a prepper lifestyle is not only good for preparing for the future, but it’s a great way to live a less stressful life. Many people get tired of the rat race and long for something more calming.

A few give up their suburban lives and head for remote locations. That’s not what being a prepper is all about. Being a prepper is not about pulling yourself away from society and living like a hermit.

It’s simply living a life that doesn’t rely on the others to see you through a short term or long term disaster. While being a prepper is a great way to live, it’s really not for everyone.

So how can you tell who’s a good fit and who will absolutely hate living the life of a prepper? First, living the prepper lifestyle takes a complete commitment. The life is not for you if you think you want to dabble in it and see how it goes.

You’re either into it, or you’re not. If you’re ready to give up the way you’ve been living until now, and you’re ready to break free of the capitalistic mentality taught by society, then the lifestyle is for you.

If you know that you’re ready to walk away from being dependent on others for your needs, then this is for you. You have to believe that what you’re gaining is a better life for yourself and your family.

If you know that you’re ready to get organized and are committed to building your short term and long term inventory of goods and supplies, then the prepper lifestyle is something you’d find to be a good fit.

Being ready to become totally self-sufficient is a good clue that you’re ready for a life change. If you’re ready to learn about self protection and first aid and how to take care of yourself and your family through anything, then you’re ready.

Being a prepper is not about living to the extreme the way the wacky survivalists you see portrayed on television live. It means you accept that there are things outside your control that could impact your life greatly, such as disasters, government collapse, etc. – and you want to be ready for whatever comes.

That’s when you know you’re ready for the prepper lifestyle. But not everyone who thinks they are actually is ready. If you’re in a relationship and your partner is dead-set against it, hates it, wants no part of it, you’re not ready if you don’t want to risk ruining the relationship.

You’re not ready if there are certain things in your life that you feel you absolutely can’t give up – such as a daily trip to the local delicatessen or that expensive cup of coffee. You’re not ready and the lifestyle is not for you if you set aside money for supplies but then spend it on going out to eat or shopping for a new pair of shoes or the latest video game.

You’re not ready if you have a deep attachment to the conveniences of life and rely too heavily on technology. You can’t imagine your life without modern technology is a sign you’re not ready.

If you have an unwillingness to learn how to prepare for the future or aren’t interested in sustainable living, then you’re not ready for the prepper lifestyle. But most people can envision a day when the worst case scenario happens, and if it happens to you, you’ll have to deal with it – ready or not.

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Unfortunately, illnesses don’t care about disasters. They’ll keep coming at you regardless of whether or not you’re in an emergency situation. Few people take into consideration that when disasters hit, there won’t be access to the same level of medical care or prescriptions.

You’ll want to start now and learn how to store antibiotics for your future. There are a handful of antibiotics you want to make sure you have in a good supply. These 7 important antibiotics are: sulfamethoxazole (400mg), amoxicillin (both the 250 as well as the 500 mg), metronidazole (250 mg), ciprofloxacin (store these in both the 250 and the 500 mg), ampicillin (again, both the 250 and the 500 mg), cephalexin (250 and 500 mg) and doxycycline in 100 mg.

If you struggle with recurring illness – especially if you have a compromised immune system – you may be able to talk to your doctor about ordering a few months’ worth of antibiotics from your mail order pharmacy.

You want to store as much of these as you can for upcoming disasters. However, what happens if you can’t get all of the medication you need lined up? You can do what some other preppers are doing and buy the equivalent of human antibiotics right off the shelf in your local veterinarian’s office and you don’t need a prescription to get this medication.

There are some medications that are prescribed to animals that are the same ones that are given to humans. Amoxicillin can be found under the name fish-mox forte. The bottle evenly clearly labels itself as amoxicillin. Doxycycline can be found as bird biotic.

Never toss out antibiotics just because the date on them is past the ‘use by’ date. This date doesn’t mean that if it’s past that time, that suddenly the medication is no longer effective.

All manufacturers are required by law to put a date on the medication. Most medications can last a couple of years past that use by date. But in order for them to be viable, you have to store them properly.

When it comes to keeping antibiotics, heat can render an antibiotic useless. So you don’t want to store them in heat or anywhere that moisture can be an issue. So that means you don’t want to store your antibiotics in your bug out bag if your bug out bag isn’t kept in a cool place.

What most preppers do is to store their antibiotics in the freezer. You want to seal them up first with a vacuum seal. The lower temperatures keeps the medicine from breaking down the way they would if stored at room temperature or warmer.

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