If ebola were to come here to the US, it could be bad…very bad. Probably won’t happen, so you can refuse to be be bothered by the thought and choose not to prepare for it. I sincerely hope you are right…..
If it does come however (and lets face it, there isn’t much except the disease itself to prevent it), an ounce of preparation will be worth……Your best solution for survival is to not interact with others, but rather to hole up and wait until the epidemic burns itself out.
Likely, you’d have to deal with things on your own for about 90 days. Time to let the virus run through it’s victims and allow for 3-4 cycles before it burns itself out. Maybe as long as 180 days…
Can you stay in your home for 90-120+ days? (21 day + incubation 3-5 cycles). Have you 120+ days worth of food for each member of your household?? Can you supply water for your entire household if the tap dries up? If on a well, and the electricity stops, then what are ya gonna do? Got a generator? One that can run the well? Have you enough fuel stored that you can keep your drinking, washing, bathing and sanitary needs supplied for 90+ days? If you have a whole house emergency genset, will it work? Will the gas for it be there when you need it? If on propane, do you have enough?
How about fuel to cook that food you (hopefully) have stored? (that generator is gonna use up you cooking fuel if yer on propane, so ration accordingly).
Fuel to heat your house? (what if the electric and the gas stop because no one is making sure it is up because they are sick?) Then what? What about wintertime? Can you keep from freezing to death if the gas or the electricity stops and no one restores it and it is -20F outside with 70 MPH winds?….(happened here last winter, BTW, for 4 days..the storm, not the power outage)
Think about it.
I have things covered at my house, but don’t come over unless you are invited. Trust me, you’ll know if you are. If not it’d be best of you stayed away.