Here's a little bit of a heads up.
According to news reports, the Avian Flu has mutated and is now easier to pass from human to human. One of the things protecting the human race was the fact that it was difficult to catch.
With this type of mutation, it is (so the report states) easier to contract and develops more readily in the nose and throat.
Don't take our word for it, check out the report for yourself!!!
You may think this is just more doom-saying, but don't get us wrong. We're not telling you to move to the Wilds of Canada and start living like a recluse or anything (the ninja are to thick up there anyway...), however, it never hurts to be prepared. Practicing the "ostrich method" (sticking your head in the sand and hoping it goes away) won't help if things go the way health organizations around the world are trying to prepare for (and warning against!). If as many people as they predict contract this flu strain, it will kill millions.
Let us repeat. IT WILL KILL MILLIONS.
Think we're exaggerating?
Maybe we are. (Believe that if it helps you sleep at night...)
Maybe THAT'S why a hospital here in the wilds of Ohio has FOUR TRACTOR TRAILERS waiting to haul away the bodies.
This is not a joke. They really do have (and come to find out, they've had them ready for months!!!) four tractor trailers ready and waiting to haul away the massive amounts of dead people they fear this strain of Avian Flu will kill.
But then, we're exaggerating right?
Yeah. That's it...
Over the coming weeks, we're going to post a list of things you may want to acquire (just in case) for if the pandemic does go the way they think it may. We're talking the basics here people. Things you'll need to stay alive. Think about it. If that many people contract the flu, how many of them are going to be at work? What about when all those people die? How many of the utilities (gas, electricity, WATER???) are going to be up and running? You may very well have to pull a Man vs. Wild or a Survivor Man.
But for one hell of a lot longer than seven stinking days...
Now here's the thing:
DO NOT GO OUT AND BLOW YOUR MONEY BUYING CRAP YOU WILL NOT NEED.
The newest running shoe may look cool, but a pair of basic work boots with good arch support would serve you better. A new camp cooler may keep your beer cold, but you can carry a full canteen for water without killing yourself. A gas grill may be great, but a magnesium fire strike-starter fits in your pocket.
Over the last couple of months, we've been searching for the most affordable/durable items you might need. We'll post our findings within the next week or two so you can all check the items out for yourselves. We won't be posting any brand names, just the items themselves.
Until then have your Guinness frosty cold, your eyes open and keep your tree monkey away from any coughing birds!!!