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    What was the tipping point that caused you to activate your plan?

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    yes. I'd like to know also

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    I am curious what happened to cause you to take such a drastic step.
    The website is awesome. I plan on printing out alot of pages for future use.

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    some are pdf so you can just save them and read them later. TONS of info. I really like the site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G View Post
    Fixer, yesterday my family activated our pandemic evacuation plan, we are now in the process of getting all of our stuff & supplies out of Denver and into rural Iowa. In case you are interested, my website is still up and running, but won't be updated for the foreseeable future till we get settled in;

    link is drum-runners.com
    Has something happened ? Why are you bugging out?

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    i'm not sure what to do i'm terrified! i am going to start saving $$$ up though and i'd love to stockpile but i don't have the room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G View Post
    Fixer, yesterday my family activated our pandemic evacuation plan, we are now in the process of getting all of our stuff & supplies out of Denver and into rural Iowa. In case you are interested, my website is still up and running, but won't be updated for the foreseeable future till we get settled in;

    link is drum-runners.com
    i hope everything is ok i bookmarked your site, it looks really helpful.

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    After reading Larry's post, I looked at the World Health Organization and the CDC'c websites and could come up with nothing out of the ordinary. Being a cynic, I have tried to come up with a profit motive for the post. I don't believe there is one. I guess he has his reasons. I just hope I am not missing something.

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    To answer the 'why' I decided to begin my family evacuation; I'll try to be concise:
    Almost all of my personal pandemic 'triggers' have been met and which were designed for a series of actions that my family would execute, consisting of the following:
    1.) Rapid rise of infections and fatalities in Asia (China met this trigger in January 09)
    2.) Civil and/or military intervention in transportation or evacuation of it's citizens (Japan met this trigger this week)
    3.) Disbursement of a Tamiflu drug 'blanket' to contain human-to-human clusters of transmission of H5N1 (Indonesia & Viet Nam met this trigger 10 days ago, plus others)
    4.) Widely separated cases of H5N1 in the same country within a 10 day period (Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, China, Bangladesh all met this one)
    5.) Escalating cases of fatalities within a 30 day time frame, but reported and confirmed late (all the above and add Egypt, Laos, Burma)
    6.) Government suppression of news of cases and fatalities (again China, Burma, Indonesia), deployment of military response teams to quarantine
    7.) Inability to contain HPI bird strain H5N1 leading to human infection (every single country mentioned before plus others)

    There are (were) other triggers tied to the US government reactions most notably CIDRAP & CDC that I paid VERY close attention too. Once those were also met, our pandemic evacuation plan was placed into motion.

    I will leave my website up online, but for the foreseeable future it will not be updated. Take care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixer View Post
    After reading Larry's post, I looked at the World Health Organization and the CDC'c websites and could come up with nothing out of the ordinary. Being a cynic, I have tried to come up with a profit motive for the post. I don't believe there is one. I guess he has his reasons. I just hope I am not missing something.

    Correct, Fixer. I have no profit motive and I am selling nothing. Just furnishing information for those folks who want it. We are packing boxes for the rest of this week, so I probably won't be back on the forum for quite some time. Take care of yourself. Larry G

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry G View Post
    Correct, Fixer. I have no profit motive and I am selling nothing. Just furnishing information for those folks who want it. We are packing boxes for the rest of this week, so I probably won't be back on the forum for quite some time. Take care of yourself. Larry G
    Thanks for the information. I hope your move goes well. After you get settled, let us know how it is going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashie06 View Post
    i'm not sure what to do i'm terrified! i am going to start saving $$$ up though and i'd love to stockpile but i don't have the room
    There are many threads on this site that tells you how to stockpile in small spaces. Also, use your dehydrator if you can.

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    My dh works as an environmental health specialist. The local health depts. have a pandemic plan of action and the federal government suggests ways to be prepared. I asked dh what would be the trigger that would cause him to take serious action to protect his family. He said as soon as he hears of human to human transmission. He talked a little about it but seemed to sense that I was getting panicked so I don't think he will get into alot of detail right now. I trust him implicitly. He agreed that having enough goods and food in the house for 2 months would be a good idea in case we decide to self quarantine (not get out in public places if a pandemic occurs). This is really scarey. I am stocking up the best I can. I just wish I knew what medicines I should have on hand and where to get them. I need to take a look at drum-runners.com again.

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    What freaks me out is the lack of media attention. Last week watching the news, a single line of scrolling print at the bottom of the screen mentioned the virus had broken out in British Columbia and 40,000 plus turkeys were put down to contain it. I had to Google to find out anything about it. It should have been at least a minute blurb on my news station. Nothing. I've been watching the local news and Canada News Net everyday.

    The article just says that "the strain of avian influenza found in an Abbotsford turkey barn two weeks ago has been identified as H5N2, and has low pathogenicity".
    Last edited by Kaos Kitty; 02-09-2009 at 12:20 PM.

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    I was talking to another supervisor at work and mentioned holding onto gold a while back.She told her husband and they decided to hold on to a gold watch that they were going to sell. When she heard gold had went up over $150 an ounce since I told her, She was quite happy. I casually mentioned about having enough food in case Bird Flu breaks out. I mentioned all the bird flu cases around the world and she told me where do you hear this stuff , you are scaring me. Most people don't want to know. And the news is glossing over it.

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