May 25, 2017
DIY

Make Your Own Waterproof Matches

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We recently stocked up on matches from the Dollar Tree- we got 16 boxes for just $1.  I thought it would be a good idea to make some of them waterproof. Why would you need waterproof matches? Fire is necessary for survival, for warmth and as a way to cook food.  In case of flooding or even extreme humidity, matches can get wet and you will be unable to use them.  They also […]

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Make Your Own Waterproof Matches

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We recently stocked up on matches from the Dollar Tree- we got 16 boxes for just $1.  I thought it would be a good idea to make some of them waterproof. Why would you need waterproof matches? Fire is necessary for survival, for warmth and as a way to cook food.  In case of flooding or even extreme humidity, matches can get wet and you will be unable to use them.  They also […]

Budget Prepping

Money Mondays: 10 Tips to Help When You’re Too Broke to Prep

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A lot of people worry about not being prepared for emergencies yet feel they cannot get started because they are short on funds.  They could be facing unemployment, are on a fixed income or are in a lot of debt.  However, not getting started will just make things worse when there is a true emergency. Here are some tips that might help: Start small.  It is easy to get overwhelmed and feel like […]

Emergency Lighting

How to Make an Emergency Light

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When you live in a small space, you don’t have a lot of room to store a lot of supplies.  But you can learn an unlimited amount of survival skills and tips you can use if an emergency were to come up. If you find yourself in a power outage at home or at a friend’s house and you don’t have any candles or flashlights, here’s a quick way to make an emergency […]

Emergency Preparedness

How To get Started With Fishing

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Although most of our readers live in the big city, I always recommend spending time outdoors and learning a survival skill or two.  Even if nothing happens, you’ll have a relaxing time, and learn to find food for the family in the outdoors.  Last month, we featured getting started with hunting.  This month, we take a look at fishing as a hobby. How To get Started With Fishing Written by Lisa Summertime is finally here; it’s now time to go […]

Current Events

Huge Cyber-attack and Other Notable News

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I haven’t done a Monday Musings links share news segment in a while but there is just so much going on I had to do one today. Widespread Cyber Attack First off, there was this worldwide cyber attack with ransomware yesterday that hit at least 100 countries.  So many people were affected; hospitals could not even see patients and a lot of people’s computers were held hostage until they paid.  See Ransomware:  World […]

Emergency Preparedness

How Hackers Gain Access to Your Home

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by Joseph Mack The popularity of the smart home has been growing in leaps and bounds in recent years and while that should be a good thing for consumers it does raise some concerns. Unfortunately there will always be some unscrupulous individuals out there determined to take advantage of innocent people at every opportunity – that includes both the real world and the cyber universe. There have been several high profile incidents in which hackers have used smart devices in […]

Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: Borrowing from the Emergency Fund

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Yesterday was a normal day until we got inside our truck.   I noticed a huge crack running across the front windshield.   It started on the bottom right corner (passenger side) pointing up, then curved across toward the left, ending on the driver’s side.   We never saw anything hit the windshield or any point of impact.  It just cracked.  I researched the internet for clues on what might have caused it.  Most of […]

Emergency Preparedness

Survival Hax Paracord EDC Keychain – Review

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are reviewing the Survival Hax 10 in 1 Paracord EDC Keychain with Waterproof Pill Bottle. What is it? It’s a key chain (comprised of woven paracord and carabiner), with a waterproof pill container that contains a survival kit.  I opened the pill container and found: cotton tinder fire starter rod fishing line hooks weights floaters sinkers swivels eye knife safety pins wire saw I’m amazed they were able fit all these […]

Emergency Preparedness

5 Non-Lethal Defense Products to Protect You During a Break-In

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Written by Jessica Thiefels One of the most frightening experiences that someone can go through is to be in your home during a break-in, which is why preparedness is key. It’s important to plan out how you could protect yourself if this should ever happen to you. The following non-lethal self-defense products should be included in any plan for protection during a break-in. One thing to be aware of, with each of these items, is that you should always practice […]

Emergency Preparedness

Should You Keep Potassium Iodide in Your Emergency Kit?

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Yesterday, the Japanese government warned their citizens that they only have 10 minutes to prepare in the event of a North Korean missile attack.  North Korea has been testing missiles and China has warned them against conducting another test.  Although I’ve always recommended first preparing for the most likely regional threats such as hurricanes, tornadoes flooding or earthquakes, of late I’ve been hearing a lot of discussions about whether a nuclear threat should […]

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