October 20, 2016

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Prep for Now and Not Just for Later

September 19, 2011 aptprepper 9

Last night I had a jolting reminder about preparedness.   On the previous day, we restocked our water and toilet paper storage, so I felt comfortable we were keeping up with replenishing supplies as they run low.   For dinner, we went out to eat at one of those “hole in the wall” neighborhood restaurants, a place we’ve eaten at a hundred times before.  It is usually pretty good.  This time, the dining experience didn’t turn out so well.  Before going to […]

Danger in Unexpected Places

June 12, 2011 aptprepper 8

Early this morning Apt Prepper Son went to throw out the trash.  There is a designated trash dumpster a few paces away from our unit.   I saw him throw the bag on to the bin; as he walked back he winced in pain and clutched his arm.  When he returned he said he felt a sharp stab of pain under his forearm close to his elbow as he threw the bag. He had gotten stung by something.  Apt Prepper Son […]