Monday, April 27, 2009


The swine flu is with us and it don't seem too bad. We have 20 cases of it nationally. I hope it goes no higher. So far the only deaths from this new brand of flu have been in Mexico. The health officials tell us that our swine flu and Mexico's swine flu are identical. My last check of the news said 5 states have swine flu; Cali, Texas, Kansas, Ohio, and New York. Canada and Spain also have reported a small number of cases. Here at my place we are taking our homemade Sambucol. It is supposed to have a negative effect on your cytokine production, as in "makes too much", but I don't know what else to do. We have hospital grade face masks. They are hot in temperature but they might help in a pinch.

The Cytokine thing is a bit of a mystery to me. As fare as I can tell they are a marker for some activity that your immune system has engaged in.

We will be home the next few days. Why not? We are prepped and settled. You do this prepping for a reason. It is so you can outlast and conquer anything that comes upon you. It would be a shame to have all of the prepping done and still go out and get the swine flu. The stuff is going to be called the Mexican Flu so get used to it.

Other than what I have stated, you may as well continue prepping, unless you don't want to go out. Do whatever you think you need to do. It is your life and your health. My thought is that you treat them with respect.

Stay alive.



HermitJim said...

Absolutely correct in that this type of thing is EXACTELY why we prep!

Things can and will happen very quickly!

ErinAndBrad said...

LOL! the cytokine reaction causes an immune shit storm in your body leading to bleeding out...