October 5, 2019

The Dirt on Rice…Literally

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 […]

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. […]

Beware the Painful New Disease from the Caribbean

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Have you heard of the new “chikungunya” virus that comes from the Caribbean?  Cases have now been found in Florida and from what I’ve heard, the disease is quite debilitating. What is it? Chikungunya literally means “contorted with pain” because the virus causes arthritis like joint pain.  Other symptoms include headache, fever and rash. The good news: It is not fatal. Also, once you catch it, you won’t catch it again. The bad […]

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. […]

This Home Remedy Helped Me Prevent a Cold

These past few days have been very busy and stressful. Two nights ago, I was feeling run down and had a sore throat. I felt I was catching a cold. I cannot afford to catch a cold and miss work, not to mention Thanksgiving. My brother had been telling me he avoided a cold by drinking two tablespoons of Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. When I first heard about it, I told him no way I’d drink is, it would be too nasty to hold down. Well this time I was motivated to try it. I did not have Bragg’s brand apple cider vinegar, but I did have a store brand apple cider vinegar. […]

The Bird Flu is Back

I’ve been hearing news about the bird flu having a resurgence in Asia.  (See U.N. Warns of Bird Flu Resurgence, New Asian Strain ) As you will recall, the bird flu was big news when it peaked in 2006.  Since then many countries have eliminated the strain, and have become virus free.  However, there is now a mutant strain, H5N1 that is not covered by existing vaccines.  They’ve had 800 reported cases so far, in China and Vietnam.  It is […]

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