September 29, 2016

Natural DIY Remedies for Stings, Bites, Scratches, and Sunburns

September 28, 2016 aptprepper 0

The crisp fall weather has not yet appeared where I live.  It still feels like summer and we are still seeing stinging bugs such as wasps.  I wrote about Apt Prepper son got stung before and it is not pleasant.  Back then I did not know about natural remedies or essential oils.  They really work! DIY Remedies for Stings, Bites, Scratches, and Sunburns Here’s a neat infographic from (shared with permission) that gives some great tips.   Source: […]

What if You Lose a Filling Just as SHTF?

September 23, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, A few days ago I was enjoying a Butterfinger chocolate bar when I noticed one of my back molars felt really sharp and sensitive.  I could not see all the way back there but it felt like I cracked a filling.  It was a weekend so the dentist office was closed.  I endured a weekend of pain and not being able to chew my food properly.  That Monday I called and made an […]

Autumn Safety Tips for Renters and Other News

September 20, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr,   A good Tuesday to everyone!  The first day of the fall season starts this Thursday, Sept. 22.   Fall seems to be the mildest season and we’re all anxiously awaiting it but there are still safety issues to watch out for.  I wanted to share my latest article, Renters:  6 Autumn Safety Tips over at the Allstate Blog. Have the recent events such as the bomb plot in New York/New Jersey and […]

How to Explain Emergency Preparedness to Kids

September 16, 2016 aptprepper 3

This post is by Bernie Carr, Being prepared for emergencies involves the whole family, whether you are buying supplies and gear, or developing new skills.  Young children quickly notice a change in routine or behavior.  They will become curious about what’s going on.  Kids get anxious whenever anything interrupts the familiar schedule.  If there is an impending emergency such as an ice storm or hurricane, they may become fearful. Here are a few tips on explaining preparedness to kids: […]

Money Mondays: Money Hack to Help You Stay on Budget

September 12, 2016 aptprepper 4

This post is by Bernie Carr, If you are trying to stay on budget but seem to be having difficulty succeeding, here is a hack to help you get there. Money Hack to Help You Stay on Budget:  The Debit Card Diet We tried the debit card diet during the month of August in our own Apartment Prepper household. What is it? The Debit Card Diet involves using cash for all shopping transactions.  Mr Apt Prepper and I agreed […]

Failures of Imagination by Michael McCaul – Book Review

September 9, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, Fifteen years ago on 9/11/01, the world as we knew it, changed for our nation.  Everyone can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when they got the news.  Now we worry about dark and dangerous things that we previously thought could never happen in our own country.  Because no one foresaw the attacks on September 11, the 9/11 Commission Report deemed it as a “failure of imagination.” Today we […]

Lights Out! NW Houston Edition: Lessons for Non-Preppers!

September 8, 2016 aptprepper 0

A few weeks ago, Northwest Houston experienced a large power outage.  Thousands of homes lost power for several hours.  While my area was not affected, I wondered how the residents of the area fared during the blackout.   The following article by Todd Sepulveda describes exactly what happened and some lessons we can all learn from it.  Todd runs the wildly popular Prepper Website and Ed That Matters among others.   Lights Out! NW Houston Edition: Lessons for Non-Preppers! by Todd […]

Money Mondays: Take Advantage of National Preparedness Month Sales

September 5, 2016 aptprepper 0

This post is by Bernie Carr, Just a quick post on this Labor Day holiday.  I hope everyone is taking a day off to unwind, spend time on fun things like hobbies or any end of summer festivities. September is  National Preparedness Month A lot of people take a break from preparing for emergencies during the summer.  That’s not a bad thing at all.  Sometimes, it’s a good idea to take some time to relax and not feel burnt […]

Are Governments Telling People to Prepare?

September 1, 2016 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, There has been a lot of nervous discussion lately about governments telling people to prepare for possible emergencies by stockpiling food and water. Is it true? A German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported recently that their government advised people to have enough food, water and medicines in case of an attack or disaster.   The reaction was mixed, as some felt it was just common sense, while others felt that it was ludicrous to […]

Money Mondays: “Your Playbook for Tough Times” May Be Just What You Need

August 29, 2016 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, I just finished reading my review copy of the new book by Donna Freedman, Your Playbook For Tough Times: Living Large On Small Change, For The Short Term Or The Long Haul.  I have read Donna Freedman’s articles for years, since she first started writing the MSN Money Smart Spending blog.  She has been through some tough financial times and has found a way to thrive. This is a timely book A lot […]

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