Something I've been very concerned about lately is diseases. Although my initial worry is manufactured viruses, I'm afraid the old fashioned diseases will come back. Just the other day I heard about whooping cough is making a come back. But even with the old diseases, I think the government will adjust them to make them more virulant strains to tell us the only way to protect ourselves will be through vaccines. I can't trust vaccines that suddenly become available. Vaccines take years of research before they become available to us. I'll stop my ranting, but it's something I think about often.
Vaccination has become a controversial subject...
People will make their own choices and choices on behalf of their kids...
People need to do whatever they can do to prevent disease and get stronger.
The time is now to purchase things which could help such as the colloidal silver deal that you add water to and it gives you the colloidal silver. Things like plenty of the probiotic capsules, vitamin C, etc. Vitamin/ minerals generally do not last long but if properly packed they might last on into the next decade. Get chopped garlic in a jar (I wonder how long that lasts?)
People can stock up on non toxic substances such as vinegar, grain alcohol to help disinfect areas. In times of plague some people who were known to have survived the bubonic plague had doused them selves with vinegar, sometimes garlic. They ate it, stunk of it put cloves under their bonnets, wore it around their necks...etc.
Anyone running a survival group has to have an iso room set up. Isolation. Hopefully someone will have the rudiments of medical knowledge.
In the Aftertimes, if there is an epidemic raging nearby, as long as people have some way of knowing that, they can at least stay out of harm's way until it passes. Well just some ideas, probably you have thought about these things.
Oh yes people need to cultivate garlic too, pretty continually.
There was an old German-born naturopath I went to back in the late 1960s.
Old Doc Leininger. (Not sure of the spelling now.) Leininger emigrated to the US before WWI. He had traveled the world a lot and lived with and interviewed peoples of many cultures and found out what they ate. He said the Gypsies put garlic in virtually everything they ate. He said they did not get syphilis and they did not get the plague. I don't think they put garlic in their sweetbreads or cakes but aside from that they used a lot of it. I hope they still do...
I used to be plagued with sore throats and he taught me how to use the raw garlic for it. Not everyone can do this: I would put a peeled garlic clove on a back molar and bite down. I let the garlic juices run down my throat. Every time I did that I didn't end up needing Erythromycin.
In recent years I have been using the Louisiana hot sauce as a preventative. It is loaded with cayenne pepper which is a medicine. Supposedly it kills these things on contact:
pinworms and other small parasites
I have used it to help when I feel short of breath, allergic bumps starting up on back of throut, wheezing starting, exhaustion sore throat colds etc. A couple tablespoons of that and I am generally good to go.