I knew this was coming. As soon as the Tucson massacre happened I knew there would be some sort of floated legislation idea in the media to restrict gun rights. I don’t know whether anyone who died would have been able to escape or protect the little girl, which would have been more important than escaping, within the seconds that it takes to change a magazine. As far as I am concerned that is a specious argument. Banning the sale of new high capacity magazines doesn’t mean the killer wouldn’t have been able to obtain one.
My condolences to the families who lost loved ones this past weekend and my thoughts and prayers with those who are on the road or trying to get on the road to recovery, especially Congresswoman Giffords. It’s sad. It’s tragic. And it shouldn’t have happened.
For these people this is Personal TEOTWAWKI. Life has changed permanently for those most closely affected by this. It’s changed for the rest of us as well but we each have to do our own soul-searching to determine the manner in which things have and will change.
I’m calling it a massacre because our condemnation of this kind of thing needs to be just as harsh as the thing that happened.
My company has converted one of the cube farms into a gym. So yesterday and today I have been getting in a few sets of weights in and some cardio. Since I’m not able to participate with other preppers and survivalists in outdoor activities right now I have to focus on other aspects of preparedness.
A catastrophic illness is more likely to shatter the world for you than corporate and government skulduggery. When this hits, it hits hard and it’ll leave you bewildered, wondering what to do for a relative who suddenly can no longer take care of themselves.
It’s difficult to be “ready” for something like this. There’s nothing to bugout from…no where to escape to. You can get yourself educated on the illness and how to care for the loved one. But you probably won’t know what you’re dealing with until it happens. CPR and First Aid training are most likely the only things you could acquire in advance of an illness like this.
While it’s not a bug out bag exactly, you can put together a kit of items the person needs should they have to go to the hospital suddenly. That way you just have to grab one bag to take with you. I’d suggest a couple changes of clothes, a few extra pair of underwear and some toiletry items. Make sure the bag is large enough to hold whatever medications the patient needs as well as any documentation. Hospitals are notorious for not knowing things even when you’ve been there before and seen them enter your information into a computer.
Try to get as much rest as you can and do whatever you can to reduce stress. To some extent you’re living for two. Don’t allow your health to slip while helping someone else with theirs.
I have a garden with a few small plants in it. The forecast for Sunday looks like rainy and 51deg followed by a low in the 30s. So I’ll have to get out there and cover the plants before the cold hits.
Nigerian woman swallows NINETY-ONE pellets of heroin. WTF??? Is that a world record for drug mules? Should we call the folks over at Guinness? The story on CNN.con says she was flagged for “closer inspection” and admitted to swallowing 2.5lbs of the drug. Did she look like she needed to take a sh@t? Is that going to be the new TSA thing once they tire of so many pat-downs? Again another plane landing in Detroit. Is drug trafficking the new terrorism? This world is just Effin’ Nuts!