May 8, 2017

Survival Hax Paracord EDC Keychain – Review

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 […]

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

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 […]

Should You Keep Potassium Iodide in Your Emergency Kit?

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 […]

Spring Cleaning for Preppers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Whether you are just getting started to prepare for emergencies or a veteran prepper, you need to declutter in order to make room for emergency supplies. Why you should de-clutter To motivate you, think of all the advantages you gain by de-cluttering now: Sell unwanted but usable items and get extra money for your emergency fund or for preparedness supplies.  Even kids get excited about getting rid of unwanted books and toys if […]

If You Have to Evacuate, What Would You Grab First?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Most people are not prepared to evacuate on a short notice.  Yet there have been recent instances when people have had to leave their homes in a hurry.  Mandatory evacuations are ordered due to tornadoes, fires, floods, chemical or radiation leaks etc. Think about this situation for a moment:  You get awakened at 2 a.m.  The fire department is knocking on your door telling you to get out within 15 minutes.  You get […]

Don’t Forget to Include this Essential Ingredient in Your Food Storage

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Besides basic things like food and water, we take for granted many other items we use on a daily basis such as toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, trash bags, clothing, etc.  One item that came to mind is salt.  I decided we need to store more salt:  it is inexpensive and plentiful now, but if we were to run out, we would really miss it.  For hundreds of years, salt was not readily available […]

Happy Easter!

Jesus said to his disciples: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27   I’d like to wish everyone all the joy and hope that Easter brings.

Can People Eat Pet Food in an Emergency?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of my co-workers, a devoted mom and pet owner, told me her toddler accidentally ate a dog biscuit and liked it.  She had turned her back for a minute as the little girl grabbed a dog biscuit from the counter, placed it in her mouth and ate it.  I was a bit taken aback but she said it had all natural, organic ingredients.  And. she tasted it herself after it happened.   […]

Money Mondays: 10 Ways I Save Money with Baking Soda in My Apartment

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We haven’t had a Money Mondays feature in a while so it’s time for another one!  Everyone knows about using a box of baking soda to avoid odors in the fridge, but many people stop there in spite of all the known uses for baking soda. I’ve read hundreds of tips, and not all of them work for me.  I know you can brush your teeth with it, but I am not ready […]

The Stranger in the Woods – Book review and giveaway

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring a new book, The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel. What is the book about? The book is about the the North Pond Hermit, Christopher Knight, who lived alone in the Maine woods, without any human contact, for 27 years. Having seen the stories about his capture in the news back in 2013, I thought it would make for an […]

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