Diabetes and Survival

Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader,

Prepping is something everyone can (and should) do. And when I say everyone, I mean everyone. Now, I understand that age, illness and physical disabilities can present extra challenges when planning for an emergency.

But where there’s a will, there’s a way — and sometimes all you really need are a few good ideas to get you started. This week’s batch of must-read articles present prepping solutions for people who may be at a disadvantage due to limitations outside of their control.

Let’s take a look.

1. If You’re a Diabetic Prepper, This May Be the Most Important Article You’ll Ever Read…

When it comes to prepping, there are additional concerns for people suffering from a chronic illness. Namely, how to acquire the medical supplies you need when the SHTF.

For diabetics, lack of treatment could very easily mean death. The problem is exacerbated in an emergency situation because food may be hard to come by, making it that much harder to manage the disease through diet.

This piece on the Survivalist Blog offers several prepping suggestions for people who have diabetes or an insulin-dependent family member. There are also links to some supplementary articles on diabetes and survival. They’re well worth the read.

2. America Is Losing the Cyber Information War

According to this piece from The Washington Free Beacon, “The United States faces a growing threat of information warfare attacks and needs new strategies and organizations to counter it.”

What is information warfare? It’s a concept that involves the use of information and communication technology to spread propaganda, promote disinformation and manipulate the masses. It’s a big problem, and unfortunately, the U.S. is way behind the curve in addressing it.

The leader in information warfare? Russia. Russia has launched several successful information attacks that the U.S has been unable to detect or deter. Click on the article above to find out the five things Russia does that sets it apart.

3. The U.S. Is on a Path to War: Here’s How You Can Profit

Few people understand that the United States is on a path to war, and even fewer people understand what that means for them.

While the U.S. military has always protected Americans in the four domains of air, land, sea and space, top experts believe we’re heading into a war like none other in history.

What is this new domain of war? And is there anything you can do to protect yourself and your family from the effects of this conflict?

Actually, yes. Click on the link above to find out how.

4. 10 Must-Have Items for Prepping for the Elderly

Another group of people who face added prepping challenges are senior citizens. Often, elderly people have to factor in health issues and physical limitations to their emergency preparations.

In this post, Tom Sheppard, “The Weekend Prepper,” covers the top 10 items he recommends to help older folks prepare properly for an emergency — from what you should add to your bug-out bag to hearing and vision loss solutions.

Click on the link above and check it out. You’re not getting any younger…

5. How to Make Your Own Semi-Automatic Off-the-Grid Washing Machine

I love a good DIY project. This article gives step-by-step instructions (with pictures) on how to build an apparatus to wash your clothes — sans electricity.

When the SHTF, all aspects of our daily lives will be turned upside down. Tasks that we used to be able to accomplish with the push of a button will become much more laborious.

It’s a small comfort, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to put on fresh clothes when every other aspect of your daily routine is in turmoil?

Stay safe,

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

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