August 27, 2016

How to Avoid Getting Lyme Disease When You Go Outdoors this Summer

June 23, 2016 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A friend of ours took his family on a camping trip for some summer fun.  They were enjoying the outdoors, taking hikes when he suddenly had to cut his trip short – he ended up in the hospital.   As he was hiking, he brushed against a bush that was infested with hundreds of ticks that embedded themselves all over him.  Apparently it was so bad the family could not get the ticks […]

Tips on Avoiding Germs on a Plane

October 7, 2014 aptprepper 10

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There was a news story about a man and his daughter being escorted out of a plane after he vomited during the flight.  Officials have not said what the man has, or what caused him to get sick.  Many people are already fearful of flying, and the added threat of picking up germs does not help. Because of close quarters on a plane, it is easy to pick up germs while flying.  I […]

What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

September 24, 2014 aptprepper 11

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

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. […]

What to Do If You’re Worried about Ebola

August 3, 2014 aptprepper 6

We’ve been watching the news about the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa for months now. As I write this, a lot of people are concerned that the virus is making it’s way to the U.S. as two of the victims, American health workers who have contracted the disease are being brought to a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent speech, stated, “…this outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it. If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries.” […]

The Dirt on Rice…Literally

July 12, 2014 aptprepper 8

This post originally appeared in The Organic Prepper By Daisy Luther Rice has long been at the top of the hierarchy in the prepper’s pantry. It’s inexpensive, a source of energy-boosting carbohydrates and can extend a humble serving of meat to turn it into a meal for a hungry family.  But lately, it seems that rice is falling from favor – and there are a few very valid reasons for that. First of all, the pesticide load on conventionally grown […]

How an Average Person can Prepare for a Pandemic

April 23, 2014 aptprepper 8

I’ve been seeing several news reports of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and got to thinking about pandemics in general. Lots of people fear a global pandemic. If you had to rank a list of super scary threats, pandemic would be pretty high on the list. We’ve all seen movies like Contagion, which is scary enough. We also associate pandemic with nightmarish throngs of zombie like disease ridden creatures. But let’s pull back to reality and get some sense of what is a pandemic and whether they can happen. […]

Rare Virus could become Widespread after a Disaster

September 3, 2012 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Everyone saw the news report about visitors at Yosemite National park who stayed at tent-style “signature” cabins in Curry Village becoming exposed to the Hantavirus.   Hantavirus causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) which attacks the lungs and can be fatal.  The disease is carried in the urine, saliva or feces of deer mice and other rodents.  In this particular case, the rodents nested in between the double walls of the cabins, and thus unknowing […]

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 […]