May 31, 2019

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. […]

What to Do If You’re Worried about Ebola

We’ve been watching the news about the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa for months now. As I write this, a lot of people are concerned that the virus is making it’s way to the U.S. as two of the victims, American health workers who have contracted the disease are being brought to a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in a recent speech, stated, “…this outbreak is moving faster than our efforts to control it. If the situation continues to deteriorate, the consequences can be catastrophic in terms of lost lives but also severe socioeconomic disruption and a high risk of spread to other countries.” […]

5 Summer Survival Threats You Should Look Out For

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I love summertime, a chance to kick back and take some time off.  Kids are out of school for the summer and the pace has slowed down.   The summer also signals a slowdown in preparedness – I know… even blog visits get a bit slower.   People go out of town, go on vacation and relax, which is just fine.  But summer also has its own share of dangers that are often overlooked in […]

Money Mondays: Preparedness Tips to Save Money on Clothing

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a great email from reader Linda who brought up an important aspect of preparedness:  clothing.  Well-made clothes can be expensive, yet necessary for survival.  If there is some kind of large-scale collapse, manufacturing and shipping may be interrupted, and clothes will be scarce. During the Great Depression, many people could not afford store-bought clothes and therefore had to make their own.  Many had to trade items for materials or cloth or […]

Money Mondays: Will Your Preps Outlive You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was having a conversation with one of my elderly neighbors and the subject of downsizing and giving away their survival supplies came up.  She felt at her age she preferred to give some of her surplus emergency supplies to a younger family.  The conversation reminded me of an article I read a few months ago:  Survivalist spent decades stockpiling food then gave it to hungry hurricane victims  As you can see from the […]

Worried about Finances?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As I write this, the stock market has just experienced its largest sell-off in history.   The negative sentiment was echoed around the world, and today the market is in for a wild ride, according to market analysts.  The experts are saying it due to worries about rising interest rates, inflation, and should stabilize.  People can’t help but feel jittery.   Though there is nothing we can do about the markets, we can focus on […]

Money Mondays: Health Benefits to Use Before the End of the Year

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that December has started, it’s time to think about year-end activities. Health Benefits to Use Before the End of the Year  Part of year-end planning is to assess your health benefits and figure out what you may lose out when the year ends.  Look at your health plan and review your benefits closely.  A lot of people don’t use their benefits and can possibly lose these opportunities to get healthy or boost […]

How to Prepare for Job Loss

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Recently, a large grocery chain closed its store in our area.  I spoke with some of the employees and expressed my dismay that they were closing.  Although some of the workers managed to transfer to another branch, many were let go.  During the same week I found out that My Fit Foods a popular prepared food chain, abruptly closed all their stores nationwide, leaving many employees jobless.  I felt bad hearing about people […]

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 […]

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