April 19, 2019
Disaster Preparedness

What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

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What would You Do if Ebola Were to Spread in Your City?

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is still very much in the news. Most news articles keep stressing that it is unlikely to reach the U.S. and downplay any threats. On the other hand, the CDC has released guidelines for hospitals should an infected person were to present himself. New projections estimate that 500,000 may be infected by the end of January. (Note: Since the article was written, the estimates have now been revised to 1.4 million)
Consider for a moment what could happen when a person who appears to have flu-like symptoms but has Ebola were to go the emergency room. […]

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Money Mondays: Save Money on Gardening Supplies

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Gardening is a great skill to learn but it can get expensive if you don’t watch your spending. I’ve talked to people who have spent tons of cash to get started that the five tomatoes they harvested may have ended up costing $10 per tomato. This may cause discouragement which is not productive. Let’s look at ways to save money on gardening supplies. Set a budget This is an essential step to avoid […]

Disaster Preparedness

What to Do if SHTF in Your City

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Editor’s note:  There is no doubt that surviving in an urban area in a major, grid down disaster would present some tough challenges for average people. Today’s guest post about what to do if SHTF in your city illustrates some good points about surviving in any major city if SHTF. Written by Bunker Bob There are many appeals to living in a big city. Cities are centers of commerce, offer the luxury of convenience, and are often the location of […]

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Another Bomb Cyclone is Upon the Central US – Get Ready Now

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com It’s already April and most people are expecting spring weather, but another bomb cyclone, also known as “bombogenesis” is expected tomorrow in the Central U.S. It could impact around 200 million people in its path. What is a Bomb Cyclone? A bomb cyclone is a fierce winter storm, with hurricane force winds.  According to the National Ocean Service: “This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such […]

Emergency Preparedness

How to Prep for the New Deadly Superbug Candida Auris

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve hearing about this new deadly yeast infection, Candida Auris that I think more people should know about.  It is a deadly health threat that has now spread among many countries such as Spain, Venezuela, India, Pakistan, South Africa, England; and now cases are being reported in Illinois, New York and New Jersey. What is Candida Auris? Candida Auris is a type of fungus that causes a severe infection in hospitalized patients.  The […]

Emergency Preparedness

Warning Signs your Prepping has Gone Too Far

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was reading a Facebook group board and one of the members brought up an interesting question.  The member was a regular in the board, and she was very involved in buying supplies, gear, and learning skills.  Her parents invited her to go to Europe to celebrate their anniversary. They would cover the hotel and food, and she only had to come up with airfare. She was inclined to turn down the invitation […]

Emergency Preparedness

NITECORE MT10C Tactical Flashlight Review

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This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I received a Nitecore MT10C – 920 lumens tactical flashlight for review. What’s Included The package contains: MT10C Flashlight, Holster, Lanyard, pocket clip, strap, rubber rings and tail switch cover, replacement Nitecore IMR18350 Rechargeable Battery (Charger Sold Separately). It is waterproof/submersible up to 2meters and  impact resistant up to one meter. It is lightweight, weighs around 2 ounces without the battery, and measures 3.6 inches long. Operating the flashlight The flashlight can be […]

Emergency Preparedness

Tips to Help You Disappear from the Internet

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Do you sometimes worry there is too much information “out there” about you? I realize it is very difficult to actually disappear from the internet but you can try to reduce the amount of information.  I often advise people to keep a low profile in their social media and not reveal too much as someone may take advantage.  The infographic below provides some helpful tips.       Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Emergency Preparedness

Money Mondays: 5 Easy Ways to Secure an Apartment on a Budget

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Written by: Sage SingletonSage Singleton   Whether you live alone, with a partner, or share with multiple roommates, it’s important for your apartment to feel safe. However, because renters typically can’t have wired security systems or elaborate devices drilled into the walls, you have to get creative with securing your apartment.   Luckily, you don’t have to own your space or have a big budget to boost your apartment’s security. The following are a few inexpensive and easy ways you […]

Emergency Preparedness

How to Build Storage for Your Survival/Prepping Gear

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Written by Scott Huntington Having prepping or survival gear can save your life in the event of a disaster or apocalypse. However, it’s not ideal if you’re forever tripping over your supplies, especially if you live in an apartment or other small space. Having sufficient storage for your gear is essential. Not only will it keep your equipment out from underfoot, but it will also make it easier to find a specific item when you need it. Here are some […]

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