February 26, 2017

Testing our Tap Water

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a home Water Analysis Test Kit from watertestingkits.com.  They make a variety of at home water test kits that test for ten different contaminants, including lead and bacteria. With the recent news about many city water being contaminated, I was curious to see if our own drinking water has bacteria or pesticides. The testing kit I received included tests for bacteria, lead, pesticide, iron, copper, alkalinity, nitrites and nitrates and chlorine. […]

Tips on Avoiding Germs on a Plane

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?

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. […]

10 Ways to Relieve Spring Allergies

By Tess Pennington This article first appeared in ReadyNutrition.com. Now that winter is behind us, the long-awaited season of spring brings with it rebirth, renewal – and allergies. When flowers, grasses and trees begin to set forth their blooms, our allergies show up. Congestion, sneezing and watery eyes are no way to enjoy the gifts that spring brings. Relieve Your Allergies Naturally For many, symptoms of allergies can be averted with a simple drive to the drugstore for over-the-counter meds. […]

How an Average Person can Prepare for a Pandemic

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. […]