the Americans are very seriously approached the issue of preparation for the epidemic of the coronavirus, writes Market Watch. James Wesley Rawls is in an unknown place West of the Rockies.
“I can’t tell you what state I live in. Somewhere in the Northwest … two hours from decent shopping. We can lock the gate and say goodbye to the world for the next 2-3 years,” he notes.
He lives on his ranch with a large family. “I have no right to discuss this topic. Let’s say I have a very big family,” says Rawls, a former intelligence officer in the U.S. army.
This is a key moment for survivalist type Rawls. If the coronavirus led to massive sales in the markets and sent buyers to the stores, such as Costco to make huge stocks of food, survivalist was prepared for something like this for many years. Even decades.
“I was a survivalist long before the term appeared,” says Jim Cobb, author of “Guide to long-term survival and survival in emergency situations in cities.” “I was 16 years old,” Rawls responds to questions about when he first began to prepare for the possible Apocalypse. “It was in 1976”.
Nobody knows for sure, but in the US, the preppers could be much more. This term describes all: “the survivalist at the end of the world” in the Northern mountain States to people who are just watching the house were the stocks in case of calamity.
Rawls, the author of the novels “Patriots” and the website survivalblog.com lives on his ranch with 2006 being a fairly controversial figure. “The General public knows nothing. ATP I call her — absolutely stupid public,” he said.
He says that most people are not prepared for the fact that you have to go into quarantine or to the fact that there will be a shortage of productC. He watched the buying of such things as face masks N95 — despite the recommendation of health officials not to buy them without surprise.
“At such moments ATP waking up. My motto now is better to make a panic and then we beat cork,” he adds.
“I’ve been doing this my whole life,” says Doc Montana, a survivalist, who asked not to be his real name. “Many city residents are not ready for disaster,” he adds.
Cobb lives in Wisconsin, where he works as a consultant on disaster preparedness and writer. “I’m not one of those who are preparing for the end of the world. This is not the case when you need to close the hatches, because the zombies catch us. For me, readiness is common sense. Be ready to what gives you life,” he said.
Some preppers say that they are ready to coronavirus in January.
Rawls said that he and other journalists have noticed that the markets have sounded the alarm over the situation in China long before wall street noticed it.
Oil prices fell, he said. Collapsed copper, the main leading indicator of economic activity. Decreased and the Baltic Dry Index, which tracks the demand for global transportation. He and many of his colleagues believe that this virus was the so-called Black Swan — a term coined by Nassim Taleb to describe a serious, sudden and unpredictable shocks to the system.
Rawls, who is ready for long-awaited doomsday scenario, said that he keeps the money in platinum, silver and Nickel, which, in his opinion, are valuable because of the content of the base metal.
Yet the who calls the mers or Covid-19, the epidemic rather than pandemic. As of Tuesday, all over the world were more than 90 thousand cases and 3,100 deaths. However, more than 80 million of these cases are noted in China.
the Definition of epidemics and pandemics na few vague. The epidemic is the increase in the number of cases of disease pandemic — a disease that has affected many countries and continents.
who declared the coronavirus “global emergency health”, this is the highest level of risk.
As confirmed by the President trump during a press conference last week, the Federal government has plans in case of unforeseen circumstances, including the cities quarantined, in case the situation deteriorates.
Many experts do not believe the assurances about the scale of the epidemic in the first place data from China.
They both agree on one thing: the worst-case scenario — the most likely outcome. Some, such as Rawls, afraid of the worst scenario from the coronavirus. He believes that it is “impossible to stop” and “coronavirus will walk on the planet in the coming months.” Doc Montana believes that the authorities are trying to warn people to prepare without causing unnecessary panic.
But others are more philosophical and perhaps less apocalyptic. “In social networks so a lot of stupid things,” says Cobb. “You don’t know what is true and what not. No need to worry about what you do not know. Worry about what you can control. In practice, the preparation for a pandemic is no different from preparation for a sudden job loss or shutdown of electricity.”
Most of the preppers is a drama in the flesh. And they have an Arsenal of terms to describe a complete disaster. Most of them abbreviations.
There is a term TEOTWAWKI is “the end of the world as we know it”. WROL means “without rule of law” and so on.
And if some, like Rawls, is already thoroughly entrenched on his ranch, others are ready to escape.
the Ranch are usually in the “American redoubt” in the North-West regions cover thefuture Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Eastern Oregon and Washington. Is a term coined by Rawls implies a political migration in the mountain States in the Northwest U.S., which are considered a haven for libertarians, conservative supporters of survival.
In this vast desert, the small population of the city is far from here, the laws on possession of weapons is relatively weak, and the land, water and hunting a lot.
“most of us have alternative places,” says Doc Montana. “Mine is located in Western Montana,” he says. “It is sparsely populated. Is rich in natural resources. And it is surrounded by other largely empty States.”
Recommendations for keeping food from survivalist
But training does not necessarily mean escape, sometimes it may imply the need to stay home. For example, if you get sick and are forced to sit in quarantine at home, they say.
So what do they suggest? According to them, you should make sure that you have enough food, fresh water, medicines and basic necessities. Also: drinks, such as Gatorade, medicines, prescription and without prescription, like aspirin and ibuprofen. The best food is a long — term products that are easy to store that you otherwise would eat, like pasta, beans, rice and honey, they add. Rawls recommends a multivitamin as a Supplement to any quarantine diet. Is to freeze fresh food and treats.
Doc Montana says he believes that about half of the products food stores — these are things that can be easily made.
He also says that I need to purchase plastic tape, masks, and protective eyewear, the stock of basic goods, from toilet paper to candles and matches.
Also necessary are fire extinguishers, in case the fire service will be out of order, private fuel generator and a gun, if the law allows it and you know how to use it. Rowls jokes that recommends “beans, bullets and band-AIDS”.
the Preppers usually store a few gallons of water per person every day.
“If we have to close all doors and Windows and not to leave the house, we last 4-6 weeks, if not longer,” says Cobb. “For me, a month is the absolute minimum time of independent existence, to which people must be ready,” adds Doc Montana. “In short, you must be prepared to live in isolation for at least 2 months,” said Rawls, adding: “But, by and large, 2-year”.
Cobb also advises to write down a list of all the qualities that you like and which you admire in others family members. And if you were together in quarantine for several days or weeks, “when the moment comes, you’re ready to strangle them because they are always there and driving you crazy, you will have this list that will remind you why we should not destroy the relationship.
Cobb said that a sensible approach is to be prepared. And if the disaster will not happen? Cobb says, “Then you just do not need some time to go shopping”.