October 24, 2016

What if You Lose a Filling Just as SHTF?

September 23, 2016 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few days ago I was enjoying a Butterfinger chocolate bar when I noticed one of my back molars felt really sharp and sensitive.  I could not see all the way back there but it felt like I cracked a filling.  It was a weekend so the dentist office was closed.  I endured a weekend of pain and not being able to chew my food properly.  That Monday I called and made an […]

12 Household Items that have First Aid Uses

July 5, 2016 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In case of an injury, you should have a well stocked first aid kit. But in case you or someone you know gets hurt without a first aid kit nearby, it’s good to know there are a few household items that can be used in an emergency. 1. Sanitary napkins and tampons – The individually wrapped sanitary napkins and tampons are actually good to keep in a first aid kit. They can be […]

Monday Musings 12/7/2015: Health Benefits to Use Before the End of the Year

December 7, 2015 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog.  Can you believe it’s the last month of 2015?  It feels like 2015 just got started, now it has flown by.  It’s time to think about year-end activities again. First the blog updates… Health Benefits to Use Before the End of the Year  Part of year end planning is to assess your […]

Money Saving Tips for Building a First Aid Kit

October 14, 2015 aptprepper 3

Building a First Aid kit does not have to be cost prohibitive.  You can assemble it as inexpensively as possible with the following tips: Reuse or recycle.  Use a recycled or re-purposed item as your main container Check Goodwill or discount stores for a handy bag or box that has lots of room such as a backpack, video camera case, tackle box, etc. Stock it with freebies.  The last time we went to the doctor’s office, they were giving out […]

How to Protect Your Family from Enterovirus D68

September 17, 2014 aptprepper 5

We’re now hearing that more states have been reporting cases of the Enterovirus D68, the virus that has been sending many children to the hospital due to complications. This article discusses symptoms to watch and how you can protect your family. […]

Living Ready Pocket Manual: Book Review and Giveaway

January 14, 2014 aptprepper 20

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Survival Doctor James Hubbard, MD has written a new book, Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival. This book will give you knowledge and skills to potentially save a life during an emergency or disaster.   Dr. Hubbard gives easy to follow step by step directions on what to do in such situations as: choking severe wounds bites burns dehydration hyperthermia and hypothermia poisoning broken bones and joints In high stress […]

First Aid Kits: The Understated Necessity

August 2, 2013 aptprepper 6

Guest post by Frank Nielson. An essential tool in everyone’s emergency preparedness arsenal is the lowly first aid kit. Although considered important, too often little thought goes into it. This may be because so many prepackaged kits are available in all shapes and sizes. Unfortunately, many of us are guilty of basing our purchase more on the size and price and less on the contents. Then the kit is placed on a shelf or in a bag and not thought […]

If You’ve Always Wondered about Expiration Dates

October 15, 2012 aptprepper 0

Having started prepping a couple of years ago I am noticing that many of my supplies of medications are approaching their expiration dates.  We try to rotate our supplies, but invariably, some are going to expire.  I was wondering what to do when they get past their expiration dates when I received the following article from Joe Alton, M.D. aka Dr. Bones of www.doomandbloom.net: New Evidence on Expiration Dates by Joe Alton, M.D. aka Dr. Bones of www.doomandbloom.net Over the […]

Two E-books that Can Really Help You

August 4, 2012 aptprepper 3

Survival Doctor James Hubbard, MD has started an E-book Series and I was fortunate to read both:  The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Wounds and The Survival Doctor’s Guide to Burns. Just as the titles say, you will learn how to deal with wounds and burns, when no doctor is available.  Of course certain types of injuries are best referred to a doctor as soon as possible but in an emergency when there is no one available, it is a good […]

Beware the Super Bug that’s All Around Us

March 9, 2012 aptprepper 19

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com At the office today we heard about a colleague who was admitted to the hospital and won’t be back for a while.  She had a small wound that steadily got worse, leading to an infection, fever and now a hospital stay.  She had to be treated with IV antibiotics, and will need to wear a bag near the wound site to continuously flush the wound with antibiotics for a month.  Her husband who […]

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