A Plague on All Houses
A Plague on All Houses By Jason Hanson – LFB.org
Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader,
This week’s must-read articles run the gamut from low-tech ways to keep cool to preparing for a biological disaster to the dangers of home canning — and more.
Let’s take a look.
No. 17 on Sheepdog Man’s “Big List of Nasty Disasters” is preparing for a biological disaster. This piece address both the possibility of a pandemic caused by a disease outbreak as well as the likelihood of a bioterror attack. Frankly, either option is terrifying.
I like these guys — they’re thorough. This post talks about preparing for secondary effects like mass panic, limiting of freedoms, even economic collapse. They also review how to create and seal a safe haven in your home, four ways to stay informed and up-to-date and the best respirator to protect you from biological agents.
August is upon us and temperatures across the United States are rising.
On the list of modern conveniences we take for granted, air conditioning is pretty close to the top. But it wasn’t all that long ago when people had to come up with other ways of keeping cool.
Take a look at this post by Lisa Bedford, the Survival Mom. In it, she runs down 17 secrets to survive the heat. She also recaps the symptoms of heat stroke — which is definitely something you want to watch out for in warm weather.
Ukraine’s power grids have been hit multiple times, resulting in loss of power for hundreds of people, and now researchers are working to get the word out to the rest of the world.
No country is immune to this type of attack. In fact, says the BBC, paraphrasing Robert M. Lee of Dragos Security, “Power generation firms and grid operators in Europe, Asia and the Middle East [are] ‘immediately’ at risk from the type of attack seen in Ukraine… U.S. power firms [are] safer because they generally use different hardware.”