How to not get the flu (prepper style)

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how to NOT get the flu (prepper style)
Above, Patriot Nurse reminds that you should not bring kids who are well to
the ER or they could risk getting a respiratory illness.

Look for alternatives to the flu shot.
Newsweek warned in 2018 to brace for a miserable flu season. That
might have scared you into getting a flu shot, but what was even
scarier is that getting the flu shot won't cover you for Influenza A
or H3N2 ~ at least it didn't for Australians where the vaccine was
just 10 percent effective last year. This alone should have you
looking for natural alternatives for immune support.

The off-grid lifestyle to "grow your own" certainly helps us stay
healthy. Nourishing your body with live, nutritious, foods supports
your body’s natural functions. Organic home grown foods balance
the ph of an acidic body to help revitalize.

Happy endings...
Preppers are among the smartest people bypassing the misery of
the flu.
There are many natural things you can do to avoid getting the flu.
To that end look to us for related prepping articles...

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Above Josh Clark explains how long a germ can live outside the body.

Washing hands is important, but flu germs are everywhere
including the air you breathe, which is why you need to take some
precautions.

#2: Wear a respirator.
One way not to get the flu is to wear a respirator. In many Asian
countries it's quite common to see people shopping or walking
the streets wearing a respirator and in America it's becoming
quite commonplace. It may be a bit of a spectacle, but it's well
worth your life to wear one in times of crisis.


#3: Thieves Oil.
A change in weather starts flu season in part because people are
indoors more. You can help clear the air with thieves oil. Powerful
immune support,
Thieves oil is an ancient secret coveted by
preppers. This essential oil can help you avoid the flu if you add a
drop to your diffuser. Dilute with orange essential oil for a
refreshing potpourri smell.

Thieves oil is perhaps most effective when you apply your skin
with a
carrier oil or wear an amulet with the scent. Well known for
its dietary, aromatic, or topical use, Thieves Oil by Young Living
Essential Oils was
tested at Weber State University, Ogden,
Utah, and found to be effective against airborne bacteria! During
the 15th-century plague, thieves used an oil of cloves, rosemary,
and other aromatics to protect themselves while robbing plague
victims. What's more, in the
Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide
for When Help is Not on the Way
, by Joseph Alton M.D. and Amy
Alton ARNP, they recommend stocking Thieves Oil! (Page 78.) for
upper respiratory infections.

Thieves oil, pictured slightly top right is a blend of several
immune-boosting essential oils. It smells a bit like potpourri in
that it combines essential oils of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus,
Lemon and Rosemary to boost the immune system and help fight
oncoming illness*. Alternatively, there's
Germ Fighter, pictured
immediate right which is less expensive and just as effective.

#4: Keep hand towels fresh, change bedsheets.
Assign family members different colored hand towels or use
disposable hand towels during he peak of flu season.

Another comforting thing you can do is to rotate and change out
your bedsheets more often. If you don't have time to do the
whole bed, then you can at least switch out the pillows. Mist your
bed linens with a spray an essential oil.

#5: Take Infection Protection by Dr. Christopher.
There are many supplements designed to help boost your immune
system and
Infection Formula by Dr. Christopher, pictured right, is
a time-tested dietary supplement that reduces inflammation kills
infection clears toxins form the lymph system. This natural
infection fighter has herbal ingredients that include plantain
leaves, black walnut, Golden Seal, root bugleweed herb,
marshmallow root, and lobelia herb.

#6: Stock up on Boiron Oscillococcinum.
Boiron Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic product for Flu-like
Symptoms, pictured right. Once you feel you might have the flu
reach for the box. Oscillo’s sweet-tasting pellets dissolve quickly
under the tongue and requires no water, chewing or swallowing.
Oscillococcinum works naturally with your body to temporarily
relieve flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue, headache, body aches,
chills and fever. Oscillo has been shown in clinical studies to help
reduce both the duration and the severity of flu-like symptoms.
Best of all, it does not cause drowsiness or interact with other
medications.

Recommended for everyone ages 2 and up, Oscillococcinum works
best when taken at the first sign of flu-like symptoms.

#7: Colloidal silver.
Another flu-fighter and prepper favorite is Soverign Silver,
pictured right. It's the best selling
colloidal silver and for good
reason. It's loaded with immune-boosting power! The tiny particle
size of colloidal silver in Sovereign Silver yields greater surface
area, making this 10 parts-per-million (ppm) product more
effective than competing brands of much higher ppm. Taken 7
times a day for 70 years, Sovereign Silver still falls below the
EPA's RfD for silver!

#8: Take Echinacea tea or supplements
An easy pick for immunity boosting is Echinacea (an essential oil
from the Coneflower).
Echinacea has long been known to help
shorten colds, and help fight infections, but there are so many
other potent herbs, vitamins and foods, so keep reading! Best
known for boosting immune function, apparently works by helping
white blood cells and lymphocytes to protect the body against
invading organisms, unlike antibiotics, which are directly lethal to
bacteria, Echinacea makes immune cells more efficient in
attacking bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells. What's more, an
immunization is active only against a specific problem, while
Echinacea stimulates the overall activity of the cells responsible
for fighting all kinds of infection.

Native Americans were among the first to use echinacea as a
natural pain killer.
Echinacea as an analgesic treated a variety of
ailments from snake bites to tooth aches.


#8: Enjoy Black Elderberry!
Delicious black elderberries have, for centuries, been credited
with immune supportive properties.The kids will love elderberry
lozenges or the great tasting syrup, pictured right. The berries
and flowers are rich in flavonoids, which are believed to provide
its therapeutic effects and are bursting anthocyanins that defend
cells against the effects of oxidation.

What's more, elderberries contain heart healthy nutrients like
phosphorus and potassium, two essential nutrients for vascular
health and cardiovascular function. Black Elderberry Syrup,
pictured right,
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as a natural and effective way to fight viral infections.

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Get a prepper's edge on avoiding the flu this season...

Prepare now for flu season, prepper style!
As preppers we aim to do everything we can to not get the flu
from someone else — by avoiding crowds, by wearing respirators,
by washing hands more often, by creating our own herbal
tinctures and by taking herbal supplements. Preppers have an
edge over others in avoiding the flu for many other reasons.

For starters, preppers especially do NOT want to get the flu
because we're more keenly aware of the
dangers of pandemics
and how quickly things can escalate to a full-scale biological
apocalypse. Preppers also love
natural antibiotics, such as
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, apple-cider vinegar, and essential oils. Moreover,
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well-stocked prepper's medicine cabinet also
keeps preppers away from the pharmacy where people are sick.

You'd surprised at the many things you can do to avoid getting
the flu and what you can learn from a prepper. Below are the best
ways to not get the flu...

How Not to Catch the Flu!
What's the big secret to not getting the flu? Some may argue
that getting a flu shot is the best way to avoid getting the flu,
but the flu bug is getting smarter which means we must get
smarter too. Below are some of our favorite prepper ways to
avoid the flu that don't involve getting a vaccine!

How to NOT catch the flu:

#1: Stop the spread of germs.
There are many ways to stop the spread of germs that could
cause you to get sick, but the best way for you and your family to
bypass the flu is to wash your hands often.

Here's how to stop the spread of germs:

  • Wash your hands. It bears repeating that the #1 thing you
    can do to avoid the flu is to wash your hands because this
    will help stop the spread of germs into your eyes, mouth and
    nose. Germs are everywhere your hands touch.

  • Sanitize surfaces. Sanitizing surfaces in the bathroom,
    kitchen is another of the best ways to stop the spread of
    germs. Preppers like to make a 10% bleach with 90% water
    solution to clean surfaces, but often forget that bleach
    expires in as little as six months. No worries, because there
    is a better way to sanitize surfaces. Steramine sanitizing
    tablets, pictured immediate right, is an economical and easy-
    to-use sanitizer. One tablet makes a gallon of cleaning
    solution and best for cutting boards, kitchen and bathroom
    countertops, glasses and more. Sanitize the way restaurants
    do with Steramine!

  • Use an essential-oil based hand sanitizer. Preppers love
    essential oils for their antibiotic and healing properties and
    it turns out that essential oils are an ingredient in hand
    santizers. Make your own hand sanitizers with essential oils
    in spray or gel using your favorite scents, such as orange
    essential oil, lavender essential oil. Anything you put on
    your skin absorbs into the blood stream, which is why you
    should only let natural ingredients touch your skin. If you
    don't want to make your own, EO hand sanitizer spray,
    pictured immediate right, is 99.9% effective against most
    common germs. Rest assured that it's USDA Organic,
    certified gluten-free, cruelty free and no synthetic fragrances.

  • Know how long a germ can last outside the body.
    Consider that a germ can be a bacteria or a virus and can
    live out
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Above, Doctor Mike shares his hacks, based on science, on how to avoid
being sick.

When should you go to the hospital?
A respiratory illness can be a life or death situation. If you find
yourself or your child with the flu, what should you do? Be
cautious if any of the following apply:
  • Young children (children younger than 5 are particularly
    vulnerable)
  • Pregnant women
  • Adults 65 years and older.
  • Beware of unusual symptoms: leg pain, side pain
  • Pneumonia

Patriot Nurse recommends you pay close attention to the ABCs:
  • Airway ~  localized swelling can close the airway (head to
    the hospital immediately.
  • Breathing ~ belabored breathing or wheezing is another
    telltale sign to head to the hospital.
  • Circulation ~
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