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Breaking the Myth of What you should do first when SHTF
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Breaking the Myth of What You Should Do First When SHTF

August 25, 2016 1

Written by John Lewis When a disaster strikes, it really depends on how mentally and physically prepared we are so that we can keep ourselves safe.   Since every second in a SHTF situation counts, the first thing you do is extremely critical because your life is at risk.  And the funniest thing is that many of us aren’t doing the right thing. Well, maybe we are nervous. Anyway, below are a few myths of what you should do first when […]

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Breaking the Myth of What you should do first when SHTF
Emergency Preparedness

Breaking the Myth of What You Should Do First When SHTF

August 25, 2016 1

Written by John Lewis When a disaster strikes, it really depends on how mentally and physically prepared we are so that we can keep ourselves safe.   Since every second in a SHTF situation counts, the first thing you do is extremely critical because your life is at risk.  And the funniest thing is that many of us aren’t doing the right thing. Well, maybe we are nervous. Anyway, below are a few myths of what you should do first when […]

10 Threats You Might Face When Bugging Out
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10 Threats You Might Face When Bugging Out

August 22, 2016 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When faced with a choice to stay home or bug out, most people would prefer to stay home.  But if there were some kind of widespread collapse, you may not have a choice but to evacuate.   In normal times, you could easily drive out of town and not have to worry about threats, but if it were a SHTF scenario, it would be totally different.   There will be many threats, and thinking about […]

Testing our Tap Water
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Testing our Tap Water

August 18, 2016 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a home Water Analysis Test Kit from watertestingkits.com.  They make a variety of at home water test kits that test for ten different contaminants, including lead and bacteria. With the recent news about many city water being contaminated, I was curious to see if our own drinking water has bacteria or pesticides. The testing kit I received included tests for bacteria, lead, pesticide, iron, copper, alkalinity, nitrites and nitrates and chlorine. […]

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Money Mondays: Assemble Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

August 15, 2016 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com  There is a lot of concern about the Zika virus in Texas, since the first Zika virus death occurred.  A few days ago I got an email from my employer about Zika prevention and it included a flyer from a supplier selling Zika prevention kits. I thought the pre-made kits were on the pricey side so I decided to write about assembling your own. What items should be in a Zika prevention kit? […]

Expiration Dates
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Expiration Dates Explained

August 11, 2016 1

When dealing with with food storage, we always check expiration dates and try to get the furthest expiration date possible.  But product dates can get confusing, as various descriptions appear in different types of food. Difference between “Best By,”  “Sell by,” “Use by” or just plain “Expiration Date” Here’s a handy infographic from Kitchen Sanity (www.kitchensanity.com) that helps sort it out: For more information on expiration dates, check out these articles:  Is Expired Food Safe to Eat? Is Expired Bottled […]

Should You Keep Receipts
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Money Mondays: Should You Keep Receipts?

August 8, 2016 1

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the challenges of staying organized in a small space is dealing with receipts.  Receipts from purchases, bank transactions seem to keep multiplying and cluttering up pockets, wallets and purses.  It is tempting to just get rid of them.  However, I have found you need to keep receipts for a certain period of time before discarding them. Dealing with receipts: Cash machine transactions:  When I use the ATM I keep them for […]

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When You are Ready to Buy Precious Metals, Visit APMEX

August 4, 2016 1

I would like to welcome to our newest sponsor, APMEX Investments, your online source for precious metals. A few months ago, I described my visit to a gold dealer.  However, visiting an online store makes it more convenient to purchase precious metals.  You can order gold, silver, platinum and other precious metals at the lowest prices using APMEX’s secure, hassle-free, real-time online ordering system. Why buy from APMEX? There are a number of reasons why APMEX is a leading precious […]

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Substitutes for Toilet Paper

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I recently posted about being off-grid for 48 hours, and using a lot of baby wipes due to the lack of water during our adventure.  One thing that [...]

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