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Successful Homesteading, Issue # 15, How to Prepare for a Swine Flu Epidemic
May 02, 2009

Issue #015, May 1, 2009. In This Issue...

--How to Prepare for a Swine Flu Epidemic

--Why Keeping Chickens are the First Step in Self-Reliance

There's timely and relevant information here, so read on!

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How to Prepare For a Swine Flu Epidemic

Thereís been a lot of talk in the media these days about swine flu and a possible pandemic. If the illness strikes in your area, what can you do to be prepared? Here are a few tips:

Buy Dried Beans

The best way to keep from getting sick is to stay away from public areas where the virus can be easily spread. The more food you have on hand, the less time you have to spend at the grocery store where the germs could be running rampant.

Therefore, beans should be at the top of your list of items to stock up on in an emergency.

Why Beans?

Beans are cheap, so you can buy a lot of them for not much money. Think you don't have time to cook beans? Lentils only take 20 minutes to cook, can be used as a substitute for ground beef in most recipes and are an excellent source of iron. You can also grow sprouts from almost any bean, meaning you can have fresh greens along with your excellent, low-fat protein source.

Buy Colloidal Silver

This is a natural antibiotic that is safe to use both as a preventative as well as a way to boost your immune system during an illness. This worked wonders on my two-year-old the last time he had the flu. He woke up in the morning with a 102.5 fever. Within an hour of taken colloidal silver, he felt well enough to play with his sister. We always keep a bottle or two of this on hand for an emergency. You can get this at any health food store.

Buy Oscillococcinum

And while you're at the health store, also stock up on Oscillococcinum. Itís made by Boiron, a homeopathic remedy with a long name and a lot of power. It will boost your immune system and help you recover more quickly from the flu.

Eat Healthy

Start today. Cook those beans and eat them. Cook your foods from scratch and quit going to fast food places. You will avoid germs as well as tons of fat and chemicals.

Stock Up Now

Get emergency supplies. Buy a three-week supply of diapers, medicines and other necessary supplies. If you can get it, buy bulk wheat along with rolled oats. Learn tips on storing bulk grain here.

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Interested in Increasing Your Hive of Bees?

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And as always, happy homesteading!

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