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Friday, April 1, 2011

Disasters That Affect Preparedness Items

As the radiation from Japan's nuclear disaster spreads across the US. We are informed by officials, experts, and researchers that the levels are low. I don't know about you but I'm not waiting for any kind of informed status update by anyone when it comes to nuclear radiation. The situation in Japan is beyond serious and we keep getting conflicting reports from the government of Japan. I don't really even trust our own governments reports for that matter either. Although I do have a couple bottles of potassium iodide, I have not taken them. Instead I am currently taking spirulina which by the way has radiation protective benefits, I use the powder form but I also have on hand the tablets. As a prepper you really want to be on top of things as best as possible.

My findings have concluded that preparing goes well beyond one disaster such as Japan, that endured 3 and still working on capping the third. Evidently, the nuclear radiation will affect us all in some way, shape, or form as it travels across the globe. Knowing this fact there are more things that will also affect us here in the US as well, such as cars that are manufactured from Japan and think about the parts that are made there too.
Japan imports a great deal of food and other commodities to the state of Hawaii, now everything needs to be scrutinized before coming in to this state from Japan with good reason. I was planning on going there sometime this year, but well a big cancel there!

As a reminder, I would like to suggest that if you are continually working on your preps as we all are doing at this time in leaps and bounds. Do so diligently and in a timely manner, especially when it comes to items that need to be shipped from elsewhere that you may need to order outside of your state. Reason being is that you never know when and where the next disaster will occur and how it will affect the items as well as the  availability of those items that you may need for your preps. You want to do this NOW if anything. I used to order certain things from Japan but now I will not be doing this for a long time. And if I purchase anything made in Japan here in Hawaii I need to question the merchant and get as much info when it comes to radiation and when was this product brought in and so forth. I would strongly suggest you do the same.

Disasters, man made or natural in general will affect supplies of all types be it food, water, medical, etc. And disasters also affect retail and wholesale outlets which eventually trickles down to the consumer, that's you and I. In summary, get all and as much of your preps in gear ASAP because no disaster will wait for you to be prepared.

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Gen-IL Homesteader said...

Good article, Aloha! We never know what will happen when and how it will affect us. Best to be on guard and constantly working on our preps.

We were planning a trip to Japan this summer to see our Navy son. Unfortuantely the trip got 'cancelled' because his ship will probably be out to sea. But, we realized that even if he was in port we probably still wouldn't go because.....well, you know! Ruined towns, radiation, bad transportation....not a welcoming type of vacation. :( I hope they get things figured out soon, for their sake, as well as the rest of the world's.

Aloha2U said...

Hi Gen! Thanks for dropping by. So true, we really need to be vigilant and constantly working on our preps.

By the way, the producer to the learning channel contacted me and asked to chat. They are making a documentary on survival,preparedness and everything in between along those lines.

Would this interest you as well because they want to talk to as many people from the states. They mentioned that our identity and location would be strictly confidential.

Let me know and I'll give you the number. If anyone else would like to as well on the american preppers network by all means let me know.

itsadisaster said...

Aloha Aloha :) .. and excellent post! And you're so correct .. a major disaster can potentially impact entire global community since we're so intertwined with commerce now so people need to have plans A, B and C.

And Gen .. bummer you can't go see your son. Our hearts go out to all the Japanese, surrounding countries and our Military. Sadly it's going to be a very, very long recovery process.

And thanks for tip re Learning Channel A2U - we wouldn't be a very good visual representation due to potential move, etc .. but I'd be happy to speak with them about general prep. I'll email ya soon. Stay safe and healthy over there, j (aka itsa) & B

Aloha2U said...

Hi itsa! So great to have ya pop in and hear from you! Golly, plans A, B, and C needs to be tweaked from what we've been seeing and experiencing these days.

I'm tired just thinking about the depth and scope of just how intense and intricate disasters can and will be eventually or they just may be at that cusp. I'm running out of valueable time here folks!

Not to sure if any of you ran across this site but I find it quite informative regarding radiation-someone posted it on FB.


Re: Learning Channel- I don't even watch TV lol but I'm game. We wouldn't even be a good representation either, I got too much organizing to do here, I'm still in the process of overhauling one of my rooms for more preps.

The kitchen, my bedroom, hall closets are jam packed and i've got a ton of work to do still on my preps. I won't even start to tell you about the garden either.

I am really racing against time here but I did manage to get the seeds started and they are sprouting-so much work with so little time-I wish I had more of me to delegate everything that I need to get done *sigh/ugh*

Gen & itsa stay safe and healthy as well! Looking forward to your email and I'll get the contact info for you.

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