Tag Archives: disease

Which Natural Disasters Are The Most Deadly?

The answer might surprise you. This article considers the deadliest of each type of natural disaster, in the last 100 years, from 1912 to 2011 inclusive. The reason that we should look back to disasters from the not-so-distant past, is … Continue reading

Water Purification: Portable Water Filters

The advantages and disadvantages of portable water filters. Advantages: a good inexpensive water filter will remove bacteria, parasites, and any particulate matter of the same or larger size. Disadvantages: filters that also remove viruses are significantly more expensive. The more … Continue reading

My First Aid Kit for Disaster Preparedness

Here’s a list of what’s in my emergency preparedness first aid kit, and why. The kit occupies a medium sized duffle bag, about 10″ x 10″ x 20″ in size. Caution: I strongly recommend that you put nothing in your … Continue reading

Preparing for the Next Epidemic

I’m not a big believer in “the virus apocalypse”. You’ve seen this scenario played out in various movies, most recently “Contagion.” The plots are usually very similar. A new virulent disease spreads rapidly, bringing the human race to the brink … Continue reading