January 5, 2019

Cold and Flu Season is Here – Are You Prepared?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Winter has officially started and so has the cold and flu season.  It usually peaks around January and February.   Are you ready? Prevention Ideally, we can all avoid catching the cold or flu.  A few precautions may help: Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth or face. Avoid inhaling airborne germs with an N-95 mask or a BioScarf Get adequate rest and exercise Eat a nutritious diet Disinfect surfaces often […]

A Scarf that Can Protect from Catching Colds and Flu: the BioScarf

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that flu and cold season is here, I try to protect myself by frequent hand washing, not touching my eyes and face and other precautions.  But have you ever been stuck next to someone who is coughing and sneezing?  You silently turn the other way and hope you somehow avoid breathing their germs.  You could wear a face mask but you may feel uncomfortable wearing one.  Wearing a regular N95 mask really […]

How to Kill Germs during Flu Season

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The flu season is in full swing and so many people are sick with the flu or anxious about catching the flu. What can you do to avoid catching the flu from surfaces? Wash your hands frequently. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. When using a public restroom, use a tissue or paper towel after washing your hands to turn off the tap, and open doors. How do you kill flu viruses on […]

How to Avoid Germs on a Plane

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The cold and flu season is already in full swing, and everyone around me seems to be sick.  With so many states hard hit by the flu, air travel may contribute to the spread of germs.  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 am not […]

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Our local news announced that statistics for the number of flu cases has spiked this week.  I’m not surprised.  I’ve noticed a lot of co-workers coming to work while sick.  The most common comment when asked about their condition is, “I’m so miserable, I don’t even know what I have.” How can you tell whether you have a cold or the flu?   (I am not a doctor; so this is not medical […]

5 Life-saving Emergency Procedures You Should Know from the Author of Prepper’s Survival Medicine Handbook

  Today we are featuring a new book by Scott Finazzo, Prepper’s Survival Medicine Handbook: A Lifesaving Collection of Emergency Procedures from U.S. Army Field Manuals.  The book is designed to help you in an emergency when no doctor is available.  It covers various types of health emergencies and what you have to do to survive.  Each condition includes symptoms to help you identify what you are facing, prevention, as well as treatment. About the Author Scott Finazzo is an […]

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. […]

Money Mondays: Assemble Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com  There is a lot of concern about the Zika virus in Texas, since the first Zika virus death occurred.  A few days ago I got an email from my employer about Zika prevention and it included a flyer from a supplier selling Zika prevention kits. I thought the pre-made kits were on the pricey side so I decided to write about assembling your own. What items should be in a Zika prevention kit? […]

Time Traveling Anthrax Bacteria Sickens People

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Apt Prepper son spotted this piece of news this morning via Reddit and The Washington Post:  Russian authorities evacuated a remote area in Siberia after anthrax killed 1500 reindeer and sickened around 40 people.  Possibly more people, mostly  exposed to the bacteria.  They have sent biological warfare troops and quarantined the area. What is anthrax? Anthrax is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.  According to the CDC, the type […]

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