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Prepping Information Index

by: AlohaOR

Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 01:59:11 AM EDT

Use this diary to find and post links to your favorite prepping diaries.
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Family Preparedness Information

by: AlohaOR

Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 02:45:43 AM EDT

Post links here for your favorite basic family preparedness information sources.
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Summary of Personal Prepping Diaries

by: Irene

Thu Nov 23, 2006 at 15:47:49 PM EST

(includes diaries created up to June 30, 2008)

This diary contains a listing of links to all diaries on the subject of preparing for a pandemic on a personal level.

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Flu Prep 26 (XXVI)

by: Bronco Bill

Fri Nov 24, 2006 at 22:47:00 PM EST

( - promoted by DemFromCT)

Flu Prep 26 (XXVI) here.

See below for helpful links

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Storage Food Recipes

by: Irene

Tue Nov 21, 2006 at 16:32:04 PM EST

(excellent list of threads at Flu Wiki - promoted by DemFromCT)

Appetizers/Snacks/Spreads Beans & Rice
Breads Meat, Chicken & Fish
Breakfast Dishes Ramen, Pasta, Noodles & Grains
Salads & Sandwiches Soups & Stews
Sweets Side Dishes
Breakfast Appetizers/Snacks/Spreads
Salads & Sandwiches
Drinks Canning and Preserving
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Pandemic Help Sources within Canada

by: Irene

Mon Nov 20, 2006 at 13:39:58 PM EST

This is intended to be a quick reference list. Please keep extraneous commentary to a minimum so that this diary can serve that purpose.
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Prep: Heath, Light & Energy, decentralized safety

by: urdar

Sun Nov 19, 2006 at 15:31:15 PM EST

A diary about energy for light, heath, machines and cooking the decentralized way. For preps and enviroment.
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Looks like Ebola is the next pandemic!

by: LMWatBullRun

Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 23:41:24 PM EDT

I wonder whether and how quickly it will spread through Africa and whether and how quickly it will acquire the ability to spread via airborne means.

It seems likely that with arrival of the virus in Lagos that containment is not feasible. Nasty.

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Today's Preps 05-07-2013 to ........

by: Bronco Bill

Tue May 07, 2013 at 16:46:33 PM EDT

So much to prep, so little time.
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Not Influenza, but a stress test on your preps!

by: Bronco Bill

Fri Oct 26, 2012 at 21:46:29 PM EDT

The following is the Declaration of Emergency Preparedness for the Commonwealth of Virginia, dated October 26, 2012. This has nothing to do with influenza, but will most certainly play out as a major stress test for those of who live along the Continental US's Eastern Seaboard. I'm not sure about what other states such as the Carolinas, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and states in New England have announced, but this declaration is one of the most serious emergency announcements put out by the Virginia government in many, many years.

If you are impacted by this "Frankenstorm" and have had to use your preps, let us all know what adjustments you may have had to make, whether you had to bug out, or if you were able to shelter in place with little to no disruption.

Above all, BE SAFE!!

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Today's Preps 07-29-09 to ........

by: Oremus

Sun Jul 26, 2009 at 09:37:32 AM EDT

So much to prep, so little time.
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New PPF poll - July 09

by: DennisC

Wed Jul 15, 2009 at 12:56:38 PM EDT

For newbies- we have sometimes asked for people's "personal pucker factor" PPF.  It give an indication of people's "fear factor".

How do you fell as Belgium mobilizes troops to hand out masks, Argentina closes congress, vaccine makers are reporting problems, death counts are creeping up......

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Virginia Preppers

by: Oremus

Sat Jun 20, 2009 at 17:43:34 PM EDT

Virginia is for Preppers
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Todays Preps 06-19-09 to 07-25-09

by: Oremus

Fri Jun 19, 2009 at 12:01:55 PM EDT

Ask your prep questions.  Tell of your finds.
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Pandemic Partners - A way to help each other during a flu pandemic

by: PanFluWatch

Mon May 11, 2009 at 06:26:14 AM EDT

Cross-posted from PanFluWatch:

During a pandemic, we all know a lot of people are going to get sick.  

Whether they get treated in a hospital or recover at home, a lot of those who get sick are going to need some help... and not just with their illness.  Even the seasonal flu can knock you onto your back for a week or more, and a pandemic flu virus is likely to to be worse.  So a lot of people who get sick will also need some help managing their day-to-day lives until they're back on their feet, simple things like:

- Making sure there is food in the house
- Contacting healthcare providers
- Helping provide care for children or other dependents
- Helping provide care for pets
- Contacting family members
- Picking up medicine from the pharmacy  

But in today's society there are many of us who could fall off the map without anyone noticing right away.  In many cases, it's all too possible for a person to be home sick for weeks before anyone thinks to check on them, and this will be even more true during a pandemic.  

Because the same social distancing measures that will help to protect us from the flu (staying away from other people as much as possible, working from home if you can, etc.) will also reduce social interaction to the point that even those who would ordinarily be missed after a very brief illness will be at risk of falling through the cracks.

To help fix this problem, people can pair up with people they trust (friends, neighbors, family members, co-workers, members of their place of worship) to keep track of one another during a pandemic and help each other as needed.

The Reveres over at Effect Measure mentioned one program to do just that, a faith-based initiative called Flu Friends.

A similarly-alliterative initiative called Pandemic Partners is also under development to help people help each other through a pandemic.  Right now, it mostly consists of a set of forms people can use to share the information their "pandemic partners" will need to be able to assist them.

Copies of the form are available as a Word Document: Pandemic Partners.doc

The forms are a work in progress, so if you have any suggestions for improving them, let me know and I'll pass them along.
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Here is what I'm going to give friends, neighbors and family this weekend

by: LMWatBullRun

Thu May 07, 2009 at 18:32:26 PM EDT

So after participating in the various debates here the last couple of days, I was thinking about what I ought to tell people this weekend.  It seems to be becoming clear that the present outbreak is not nearly as bad as it could be, and people need to know that.

On the other hand, there is probably a long way to go before this pandemic is over, and the path forward may be much less attractive than it looks at present, and people need to hear that, too.

So what to tell people now, about what's going on and what to do about it?  

Here is my draft-

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First Hand Account of Kentucky's Ice Storm

by: cottontop

Mon Feb 02, 2009 at 22:29:06 PM EST

Once again, the importance of prepping

Reading accounts such as this, I can not stress enough just how important it is to have the basic preps stocked and ready.  

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Québec National Civil Protection Plan, Response framework,

by: Pragmatik

Sun Dec 21, 2008 at 10:55:00 AM EST

Québec National Civil Protection Plan
National Civil Protection Plan

   * Objectives of the Plan
   * The Response Framework of the Plan
   * Resorting to the National Civil Protection Plan

Objectives of the Plan

The Civil Protection Act, mandates the Minister of Public Security to establish and update a Québec's national civil protection plan (NCPP). The Minister must do so with the cooperation of other Ministers and heads of government agencies concerned.
The National civil protection plan seeks to implement measures:

   * to prevent major disasters or attempt to mitigate their impact;
   * to improve preparedness for effective response when disaster strikes;
   * to promote joint response activities and a prompt return to life as normal.

The Plan makes provisions for the following:

   * shared responsibilities among government departments and agencies, based on respective jurisdictions;
   * organization of government resources in order to respond to different types of disasters;
   * a simplified decision-making structure.

The effectiveness of the Plan depends on a strong civil protection system. This system's strength stems from on four factors:

   * greater accountability on the part of citizens for their safety and protection of their property;
   * improved preparedness and more autonomy for municipalities to handle a disaster;
   * regional partners working together with the community;
   * integrated government organization to ensure maximum use of resources.

Citizens and municipalities are the first line of responsibility for civil protection. The purpose of the plan is to support them in major disaster situation.
Governmental authorities will therefore be able to find solutions to problems regarding:

   * the ability to simultaneously respond to a vast number of needs that sometimes extend beyond the normal intervention areas of the government's departments and bodies members of the Organisation de sécurité civile du Québec (OSCQ);
   * coordination and organization of the response of new partners who may be unfamiliar with civil protection response methods.

The Response Framework of the Plan

The government of Québec has organized its civil protection actions on the basis of fifteen needs likely to arise in the event of a disaster. The needs laid out in the Plan are referred to as "missions". Each mission is under the direction of a government department or agency, which has activities similar to those set forth in the mission, or which has the expertise necessary to successfully accomplish the task at hand.
Missions Organizations Responsible
Economic activities Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation
Financial assistance Ministère de la Sécurité publique
Bio-food Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation
Communications Ministère des Relations avec les citoyens et de l'Immigration
Electric power Hydro-Québec
Water, hazardous and residual materials Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et des Parcs
Energy Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune
Massive evacuation, reentry and security Sûreté du Québec
Housing Société d'habitation du Québec
Telecommunications network Ministère des Services gouvernementaux
Health Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux
Support for the OSCQ Ministère de la Sécurité publique
Support services for disaster victims Ministère de la Sécurité publique
Technical support to municipalities Ministère des Affaires municipales et des Régions
Transportation Ministère des Transports
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Resorting to the National Civil Protection Plan

The Plan is based on a joint action approach and on the responsibility of departments and agencies that are part of the plan. In a situation of a major sinister, the associate deputy minister of the Direction générale de la sécurité civile et de la sécurité incendie of the ministère de la Sécurité publique acts as the government coordinator.
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Resolve to be Ready...Make a Plan NOW!

by: Bronco Bill

Fri Dec 12, 2008 at 05:14:38 AM EST

I couldn't really find a diary to post this in, as it's nothing to do directly with PanFlu but it is a reminder to everyone to Make a Plan.

Winter is upon us, and with it blizzards, floods, mudslides, and ice storms. In some areas of the country, and the world, these could mean local evacuations. Remember, this is not a plan for SIP, but a plan for short-term evacuation in case of local emergencies. The link takes you to a site that could very well help you fill out that Bug Out Bag you've always dreamed about!

We've heard it before, but it always bears repeating from time to time.

Posted and reprinted with permission of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

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New Home Defense

by: Bronco Bill

Sun Oct 26, 2008 at 08:52:50 AM EDT

DW and I have been mulling over some kind of home defense that doesn't involve shoot-outs, surface-to-surface missiles, land mines or stealth bombers.
We believe we've come to a mutually agreeable decision...
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