October 19, 2017
Defense

8 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe on Campus

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In a previous article, we talked about ways to help our college students prepare for emergencies while living on campus.  But there is one other source of threat they need to be prepared for.  Students entering college for the first time may not be aware of the risk of being a victim of campus crime until it happens.   Even a naturally cautious student may drop his or her guard because they feel secure in the school environment.  Unfortunately, crime still happens.  […]

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Defense

8 Ways to Keep Yourself Safe on Campus

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In a previous article, we talked about ways to help our college students prepare for emergencies while living on campus.  But there is one other source of threat they need to be prepared for.  Students entering college for the first time may not be aware of the risk of being a victim of campus crime until it happens.   Even a naturally cautious student may drop his or her guard because they feel secure in the school environment.  Unfortunately, crime still happens.  […]

Apartment Living

Get Rid of Paper Clutter

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Lack of space is hindering my ability to add to my emergency supplies so I restarted my de-cluttering efforts.  I have two large boxes of files and miscellaneous items that have been sitting around for two years taking up space.  Why haven’t I gone through them before?  Procrastination, that’s why!  I dread going through these boxes because I don’t want to deal with what’s inside. I finally made myself open them and deal with […]

Emergency Preparedness

How to Break in your Emergency Shoes

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In my post “What if You Have to Walk Out of the City”  I mentioned you should break in your walking shoes well before any emergency happens.  This may sound unimportant and boring, but believe it or not, your survival could depend on your ability to walk for a long period of time, and shoes that do not fit could delay or prevent you from getting to safety. One problem that ill-fitting shoes […]

Beginner prepping

Monday Mondays: Extreme Couponing to Prepare for Emergencies

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I caught a few episodes of Extreme Couponing on TLC and have to admit I am fascinated.   Although there has been some criticism of some of the featured measures that go the “extreme,”  this could be a way to save money or to start an emergency stockpile.   If done in moderation, and never to the point of obsession, I can see how using coupons, combining deals and taking advantage of store sales could really […]

Emergency Preparedness

How to Keep Burglars Away from your Property

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We recently received a bulletin from the local police department about a group of burglars targeting the area. Keeping your home safe is always a concern for everyone. Here is an infographic to illustrate: Keeping Your Home Secure created by SABRE. Shop Amazon Devices – Introducing the All-New Fire Tablets Starting at $49.99 For tips on prepping on small budget, read my book:

Emergency Preparedness

Can You Live without Electricity?

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com After multiple hurricanes devastated areas in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, many residents have had their electricity interrupted.  Some people are still suffering without power after several weeks, as recovery can be slow. Threats to the Power Grid Besides natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and snow storms, there are other threats to the power grid.   In his book, Lights Out, Ted Koppel discusses the threat of cyber-attack and the far reaching […]

Defense

4 Essential Marine Gun Tips for an Average Apartment Dweller

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Written by Will Guns are important in a survival situation and you shouldn’t let anyone convince you otherwise!  We need them for self-defense, hunting, and defending our base (which can just as easily be your apartment).  When SHTF, there won’t be another mean to keep safe as all sorts of trouble will head your way.  Worse, you’ll have to defend against other people who, in a need for survival, will set aside any shadow of civilization.  That’s why I think it’s important […]

Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: Take Advantage of Emergency Supply Sales

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today, on the last week of September.  These past few weeks have been beset with disasters:  Texas was inundated by Hurricane Harvey, followed by Florida’s Hurricane Irma.  Now Puerto Rico is experiencing “apocalyptic conditions” in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.  The U.S. is not the only country that had disasters – Mexico City experienced a terrible earthquake and emergency crews are still looking for survivors. September is  National Preparedness Month Natural […]

Emergency Preparedness

Legacy Bannock Cook-In-Pouch Meals – Review and Giveaway

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring the Bannock Cook in a Pouch Meals by Legacy.  Bannock Camping Food entrees are easy to prepare, as they cook directly inside the pouch. Meal Preparation For this review, I tried the Peaches and Cream Oatmeal.   Here is a photo of the contents.  You can see pieces of oats and peaches. To prepare, I followed package directions to add  two and a half cups of boiling water to […]

Balcony Garden

Companion Planting Tips for your Balcony Garden

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The fall season, which starts in less than two weeks gives us another chance to grow a balcony or patio garden.  I have started sprouting seeds in containers.  Combining certain plants helps to repel bugs from decimating up my garden.  Whether you like planting flowers, vegetables or herbs, companion planting helps plants to thrive.   The infographic below gives some good advice on companion planting. Source: http://homeadvisor.com/r/a-visual-guide-to-companion-planting/