During a Health Disaster, 4 Questions to Ask

When there is a health disaster, and before you can proceed, these 4 crucial questions
must be answered to do what needs to be done by you. While most people will scramble
and panic, as a survivalist, you’ll need to use logic and your skills to survive.

In this article, we’ll look at these questions that you should immediately try and
answer. Do your research quickly, read the news, listen to the radio, etc. It is
important to keep up-to-date about the current threat.

Let’s look at the four questions…

1. What’s the threat?
This is the most important question. By asking the most important questions you
can find the answers when you ask other questions first.

You are looking at what type of health crisis? Is it chemical warfare? Is it a
disease like Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)? How many people are infected?
Is there a treatment available? The authorities recommend that you do what?
When you have the answers to these questions, you’ll have a rough idea of the type
of threat you’re facing.

2. What’s your risk level?
This is the second most important question. Is it an airborne disease? If it is,
almost everyone is at risk. If you live in an urban area like a city, you’re at a
higher risk. If you’re in a rural area, you’ll be much safer.

How fast is the disease spreading? Your risk will be lower of getting the disease
after the affected people have been quarantined and the disease is under control
by the authorities.

There are also other factors such as whether you need to go to work. The higher
your exposure to the other people, the greater the risk will be. Make your
decisions wisely to lower your risk.

3. Are you prepared for it?
Being a prepper or survivalist means being prepared. In case there is a contagion,
do you have enough supplies of water and food stocked piled for a duration of a couple of weeks?

Do you have face masks, disinfectants, sanitizers, a first aid kit, medications,
Tylenol, aspirins, etc? for headaches and pain? All these medical aids will become
very useful.

Isolating yourself from society to minimize exposure to the virus should be your
main goal.

One option you may select to get away from people for a few weeks is to bug out
in the wilderness while the contagion runs rampant. But to do that, you would have
to be an expert survivalist with the survival skills of living in the wilderness.

If by chance, in some remote location you have a homestead, and until the
authorities have control of the situation you could stay there, hopefully, safe
and sound.

Your level of disaster preparedness will determine your course of action. The
better prepared you are, the more flexibility and freedom you’ll have and the safer
you’ll be.

4. Do you have infected family members?
If one of your family members is infected, the entire situation will change
because they will need medical care at the hospital, or if they’re staying at
home, someone will need to care for them while they’re isolated.

Unfortunately, you will be less mobile as a family because wherever you go you have
to take the infected person with you. Bugging out in the wilderness will not be an
option because it’s not comfortable and can be stressful for someone who is already
sick. Make your plans accordingly.

To conclude, answer these four questions and decide what your best option will be
and proceed with it quickly and logically. Don’t panic and despair. If you’re not
infected, you still can get away and stay safe.

John Fay, a survival expert,  has written a book on prepping, survival,  and growing food in a time of crisis.

It’s a very interesting, eye-opening book well worth the read.