Sunday, June 28, 2009

DPT--Some Flu Preps You Can Do Now

Many people (and major health organizations) think that flu, possibly of the pandemic kind, will come back even more forcefully than we saw early this summer when the swine flu made an appearance. Just an idea, but if this is true than it only makes sense to start taking steps now to prepare for such an event. Some things you might want to stockpile now: masks, meds (the over the counter kind such as Thera Flu, Tylenol, aspirin, etc. Whether or not you stock prescription anti-virals is a personal decision), "sick kit" stuff (thermometer, cough drops, etc), more food for your emergency food supply, and more cash for your emergency fund in case you can not work for an extended period of time.


  1. I have been reading your posts for a long time and appreciate all the info you have been passing along. Along with the preps you mentioned I would add if you have kids to get them started now in washing their hands more than normal. I would also make sure they keep their hands from their face as much as possible. I figure if I can make these into habits now it will be a lot easier to keep them healthier when then go back to school.

  2. Good point. Actually that should go for everyone. It always amazes me how many people use public restrooms and don't wash their hands on the way out. Gross. Makes me want to get into the Japanese habit of bowing to people instead of shaking their hands.