October 22, 2016

Testing our Tap Water

August 18, 2016 aptprepper 0

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

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. […]

10 Ways to Relieve Spring Allergies

May 28, 2014 aptprepper 0

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

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. […]