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Posted by Marketing Director on March 15, 2020 - 5:41am


The season of traveling is approaching and with it, comes the exposure to germs and the possibility of getting the flu.  But there are a few simple hacks preppers have that they use to prevent the sickness.

Most preppers understand that getting sick can be a big deal with the risk of a global pandemic being a tangible threat. Here are a few hacks that will keep you healthy, and most of them won’t cost you much if anything to implement.

  1. Eat Better – most preppers understand the importance of good nutrition. Eating right and maintaining a healthy body weight while staying in shape will obviously help boost your immune system keeping it tip-top shape to fight off viruses like the flu. Try to choose nutrient-dense vegetables and healthy fats with every meal.  Keep your processed food intake to a minimum and limit sugar.  Inadequate diets that are low in protein, too low in calories (less than 1,200), or contain too many processed or fast foods will lack all the nutrients necessary to maintain a healthy immune system.
  2. Get Enough Sleep – 70% of American adults report that they obtain insufficient sleep at least one night a month, and 11% report insufficient sleep every night. It’s well understood that sleep deprivation opens the door to a wide range of illnesses by weakening the body’s immune system, now and in the future. As a culture, we are becoming busier and chronically sleep-deprived and that can affect our body’s ability to fight off the flu or other viruses.  So get on a schedule and make sure you are getting enough sleep!
  3. Change Your Bedding and hand Towels Often – having clean sheets may also help you get more sleep, so this one’s doubly important! Washing your sheets and towels will prevent the spread of germs.  Use hot water to launder them, and if you have white sheets or towels, bleaching may be appropriate.  Washing your linens will keep you healthier because it kills off a good amount of the germs lingering.
  4. Sanitize Surfaces – Clean and sanitize the surfaces of your home at least once a week, and do so more often if someone in your home has been sick. The flu virus can live on hard surfaces for 24 hours! To make sure you’ve gotten the surface properly disinfected, use an antibacterial cleaner on key spots such as tabletops, countertops, remote controls, computer keyboards, doorknobs, sinks, light switches, faucet handles, sinks, countertop, tub and toilet (including the entire seat and the toilet handle). To disinfect a surface, wipe it so that the surface remains visibly wet for four minutes and then let it dry.”
  5. Wash Hands Frequently – To prevent from getting the flu, wash your hands frequently, especially while traveling and around crowds of people. To kill the germs that cause the flu, wash your hands all over with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.  Everyone should get in the habit of washing their hands after using the bathroom or being in contact with the sick person. You should also wash your hands before eating, and before touching the eyes, nose or mouth as that’s usually how germs enter your body and get you sick!

Hopefully, with these inexpensive hacks, you can prevent yourself and family members from coming down with the flu this year.  Even though these things won’t necessarily eliminate the risk of getting sick, you will have a leg up when it comes to fighting the virus!

Thank you Mac Slavo

Tan Gerald Great tips not just when we travel but to stay healthy.
March 15, 2020 at 6:08am
Marketing Director Same here John. Always keeping a good savings runway, prepping inventory, home schooling the offspring, tight fisted on spending, living a minimalist life style, no debt and home is as far away from civilization as possible in the USA. constant hand washing, disinfecting every surface we confront.and never allow guests to visit the homestead.
March 15, 2020 at 6:57am
Susan Dhillon Thank you for sharing
March 15, 2020 at 7:57am
Anbu Vadivu Good information about individual activities preventing from sickness!
March 15, 2020 at 8:51am
Joe McKenzie Along with Good Nutrition (WFPB), proper sleep, exercise is also necessary.
March 15, 2020 at 9:04am
Oscar Garza Jr Simple Excellent Tips! Thanks Tom.
March 15, 2020 at 12:04pm
Don Kepple Great tips Tom. Thanks for the great post as always.
March 15, 2020 at 4:52pm
Rick Gold Thanks for sharing Tom! :)
March 15, 2020 at 6:39pm
Andries Van Tonder Thanks for sharing Thomas...
March 16, 2020 at 12:29am
Max Jacobs Great post, Tom. Thanks for sharing.
March 16, 2020 at 12:58am
Charles Phillips The verdict is in. It is absolutely necessary for us to practice the tips that are given and social social distancing until the infection curve flattens. Thanks for the tips that Thomas and others who contributed.
March 16, 2020 at 1:05am
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Simon Keighley Thanks for sharing these inexpensive hacks, tips & advice to help prevent coming down with the flu & infections Tom - Sound advice.
March 16, 2020 at 5:36am
Kevin Jacobson Thanks for the tips important to stay healthy and boost your immune system. Especially with all that's going on right
March 16, 2020 at 9:26am
john harrell Thank you so much. John
March 16, 2020 at 5:40pm
Mack Shead Jr Thanks for sharing
March 18, 2020 at 12:19am
Louis Harvey Awesome Information, Thanks for sharing Tom
March 18, 2020 at 4:14am
loverzah Thanks for the tips Tom
March 19, 2020 at 2:26am
Bill Rippel Thanks for the tips Deb ... I am staying right here in Mexico.
March 20, 2020 at 11:42am
Jan Smith Thanks for sharing. This is something we all need to know these days.
March 21, 2020 at 1:32pm
john harrell You always share great info for us to digest. Thanks
March 21, 2020 at 4:55pm
Ronald Porras Mata Gracias por esta valiosa información, y confiemos en Dios para que el daño sea leve.
March 22, 2020 at 6:37am
Pranita Deshpande Thanks for nice and easy solutions.
April 1, 2020 at 5:57am
Melody Christie thanx Tom. good to know.. and it's alarming the number of people who die due to the flu annually.. that's something we dont really hear about in this part of the world
April 6, 2020 at 11:36pm
Mike Thompson Love the information on flu prevention.
May 4, 2020 at 8:53am
Corneliu Boghian GOOD BLOG , THANKS !!!
May 17, 2020 at 12:58am
Tin Flores Thanks for sharing.
May 18, 2020 at 8:15am
Charles Phillips It is a mighty good idea for everybody to learn as much as possible about avoiding all strains of the flu. Thanks for sharing, Thomas.
May 18, 2020 at 9:02am
Waqas 786 Thanks for sharing
July 23, 2020 at 11:53am