You almost certainly will not contract coronavirus, and that’s not why you should be FREAKING OUT about coronavirus. Let’s talk supply chains. (Or just scroll down for a shopping list.)
Coronavirus is already disrupting supply chains.
Apple announced supply chain issues, but that’s not a real concern except for the stock market (more on that, later)
America is completely dependent on China for prescription medication:
- Last month, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing on the United States’ growing reliance on China’s pharmaceutical products. The topic reminded me of a spirited discussion described in Bob Woodward’s book, Fear: Trump in the White House. In the discussion, Gary Cohn, then chief economic advisor to President Trump, argued against a trade war with China by invoking a Department of Commerce study that found that 97 percent of all antibiotics in the United States came from China. “If you’re the Chinese and you want to really just destroy us, just stop sending us antibiotics,” he said.
The source for that story is the CFR, which now looks pretty stupid. Their argument was that American should remain dependent on China. Big mistake.
Even if that 97% number is hysterical, the “real” number is high.
Yes, you’re going to see a shortage of prescription medication. (Although India may end up saving the day.)
What happens if thousands of truck drivers get the flu?
Your well-stocked grocery store’s most important area is “shipping and receiving.” You may have never seen this area unless you worked in retail. Each day dozens or more trailers of food arrive. These are brought to you by your friendly neighborhood truck drivers.
Without these daily deliveries, your shopping center 36 hours of food if a run on the store happens.
There was already a truck driver shortage, although this issue has been mitigated and new drivers can be trained relatively quickly.
In the short term, a food shortage is probable.
It won’t be a “Mad Max” scenario, but you may be forced to go days without a food resupply.
Supermarket shelves have been emptied in Milan, as residents stockpile food and supplies ahead of a government-enforced #coronavirus quarantine.
A dozen towns in Italy are in lockdown as authorities race to contain #COVID19 in Europe.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 24, 2020
Shopping List for Coronavirus Prepping.
Think conceptually for a moment. If there’s a food shortage, you’re not going to be worried about your supply of reverse-seared rib eye. (Power outrages may mean such food would spoil.)
- Big picture: You want cheap calories that are easy to store.
We have about 100 pounds of dry rice, which you can buy at Costco in the Mexican food section. It’s on the bottom shelf.
We also have dry oats, lentils, and canned tuna.
You’ll need water to reconstitute the dry goods, and you should have a 72 hour supply of water anyway.
- 50 pound bag of dry rice for every 3 people
- 20 pound bag of dried lentil
- 50 gallons of water
- Spices for cooking
- Coconut oil
Bonuses / extras:
If you have a propane grill, get an extra tank. You’ll be able to cook all of your food over a propane grill.
Mophie / charging batteries for your electronic devices. If there’s a power outage, you’ll need to be able to obtain access to information, and unless cell towers go out, too, your phone will suffice. Keep it charged with one of those portable power units. (I use this one.)
High lumens flashlight. Forget the Rambo fantasies. Most people don’t need an AR-15. You need a tactical flashlight. I recommend this one.
A high lumens flashlight will short-term blind an attacker.
I carry a high-lumens pen flashlight to every event.
A violent person who gets flashed in the eyes will be stunned momentarily.
This is a pretty good video showing that a flashlight is capable of much more than you imagined.
Do you need a generator for Coronavirus?
I don’t consider a generator a “must-have” unless you’re in a rural environment.
If you have the space and budget for one, a generator is a good buy.
In other words, a generator is a nice to have.
If you get a gas or diesel generator, you’ll need to store fuel. Fuel storage can present a storage hazard.
If you’re thinking about getting a generator, please do your homework.
Solar Vs Gas Generators for Prepping and Survival | Inergy Apex
Should you be “Freaking Out” About Coronavirus.
Yes. Yes you absolutely should be.
I want you to FREAK OUT about coronavirus, but my definition of that is limited to
- Buy some inexpensive dry goods; pet food; store some water.
- Get a Rx filled in advance.
- Buy some protein / Outright bars.
- If you run a biz, tighten belts.
- Maybe a generator.
- Don’t buy into the Buy Gold / Mad Max nonsense.
Coronavirus Prepping vs. Hardcore Prepping
A lot of hardcore preppers will find this article and start nit-picking it, and they’ll be blocked.
This article isn’t for people who get decked out in 5.11 tacticool wear, open carry AR-15’s (even though that’s your right) and who hope the world ends because somehow they will do better in a Zombieworld. Trust me, the current timeline is as good as it gets.
Normal, professional people need to be prepared for Coronavirus.
There are some wonderful videos by normal, sane people on food storage and prepping.
You need to be ready.
If you want to go deeper in this world, check out Guildbrook Farm – Simple Sustainable Living.
Using Mylar Bags for Food Storage
What’s your best Coronavirus prepping tip?
Post a comment below!
Will Mushrooms Save Humanity?
Are “magic mushrooms” for filthy hippies who have checked out of life, or is there more to the story? Fantastic Fungi suggests the answer is yes in a wide-ranging documentary on psilocybin.
Loaded with mainstream, normie voices like Michael Pollan (as opposed to say Eckhart Tolle), Fantastic Fungi succeeds as a documentary for skeptics.
All plant medicine faces intense discrimination and bias, with claims ranging that medicine like psilocybin and ayahuasca are “demonic” or will “send you on a bad trip,” despite a lack of scientific evidence that supervised, responsible use of plant medicine has few downsides and updates that include
- advanced creativity
- freedom from alcoholism and opioid addiction
- higher ability to empathize with others and love more
Microdosing psilocybin has been used by names you’d recognize yet never expect, and indeed many people are shocked to learn that I have a decade-long experience with 5-MeO-DMT, ayahuasca, and psilocybin.
The stereotype of course is that people use plant medicine to check out of reality, when in fact the proper use of psilocybin enhances your ability to experience reality.
People wrongly believe that using plant medicine puts your physical body on a spiritual journey, inverting the truth, which is that your spiritual body in on a journey in your physical one.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Fantastic Fungi will be enjoyable watch whether you are experienced in these matters or remain a skeptic. To those who are skeptical, grab a cup of coffee or beer (totally not drugs unlike the stuff other people use) and learn about the magic underneath your feet and within your heart.
You can watch Fantastic Fungi here on iTunes.
Bill Clinton on Jeffrey Epstein Island, Victim Claims
Former President Bill Clinton was seen with two women on Jeffrey Epstein’s “pedophile island,” according to Virgina Roberts.
The relevant except says:
When you say you you asked him why is Bill Clinton here, where was here?
Roberts: On the island.
JS: When you were present with Jeffrey Epstein and Bill Clinton on the island, who else was there?
Roberts: Ghislaine, Emmy, and there was two young girls that I could identify. I never really knew them well anyways. It was just 2 girls from New York.
JS: And were all of you staying at Jeffrey’s house on the island including Bill Clinton?
Roberts: That’s correct.
He had about 4 or 5 different villas on his island separate from the main house, and we all stayed in the villas.
JS: Were sexual orgies a regular occurrences at the island of Jeffrey’s house? Roberts: Yes.
You can read the document implicating Bill Clinton with Jeffrey Epstein here: pic.twitter.com/5igNwmjM4y
— Epstein Files Unsealed by Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 31, 2020
Bill Clinton is directly implicated by an eyewitness in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking ring.
Six references to Bill Clinton in Virginia Roberts' chat with her lawyers on April 7, 2011:
Asked about Epstein boasting "Bill Clinton owes me favors," Giuffe said:
"Yes. I do. It was a laugh though. He would laugh it off… I didn't know if he was serious. It was just a joke." pic.twitter.com/InugMgHOz5
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) July 31, 2020
Jim Jordan Sells Out Conservatives to Big Tech (Read the Confidential Memo in Full)
Labelled “Confidential,” the Jim Jordan Memo is something you’re not supposed to see.
Cernovich Media has obtained this Memo and is posted it in full.
Read the Jim Jordan Antitrust Memo here:
Highlights of Jim Jordan’s Antitrust Memo
- The Memo gives Republican talking points needed to defend Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook.
- The Jim Jordan Memo is clear. Zero antitrust action against Apple, Google, or Amazon will be supported by the GOP, and the memo is loaded with talking points defending Big Tech’s monopoly power.
- “Even if this hearing suggests that Google, Amazon, Apple, or Facebook have acted unlawfully, that would not necessarily mean underlying antitrust law needs an overhaul.”
Watch my Video Report of the Jim Jordan Antitrust Memo here:
I obtained the GOP’s confidential antitrust memo for tomorrow’s hearing. It’s a direct betrayal of conservatives. https://t.co/i3S5VfSW66
— Reclaiming My Time Cernovich (@Cernovich) July 29, 2020