September 8, 2018

5 Places to Hide Money Besides Under Your Mattress

Guest Post Written by Will While you may not have much need for money in a post-apocalyptic world, you will still need them in an emergency or a localized survival situation (natural or man-made disaster, attack, war, and so on). So, if you don’t want your hard-earned cash to be at everyone’s disposal, it’s time to start thinking about difficult-to-spot hiding places. If you’re in an inspirational slump, below you can see five of my favorite spots for hiding cash […]

Review: Prepper Movie (2016)

This post is by Bernie Carr, Today being a holiday, I thought I’d take a break from our usual fare and instead talk about a movie I recently watched on Amazon Prime called “Prepper.” What is it about? The movie centers around a high school teacher and his wife, living an average life in suburbia, as they come to the realization that society can easily collapse at any moment. How does the movie progress? The first 30 minutes of […]

How to Avoid Losing Everything in a Disaster

This post is by Bernie Carr, With the one year anniversary of Hurricane Harvey upon us, I’ve been thinking about major disasters a lot lately, the kind where victims lose everything they own.  Many Houston residents have not recovered from that major disaster; I am still meeting neighbors who were displaced and some just moved instead of rebuilding.  As I write this, many California residents have been displaced by wildfires and Hawaii residents had been hit by floods.    I […]

Money Mondays: Top Apps to Help Save Money in Your Apartment

Written By Victoria Schmid __ Whether money’s tight or we’re just thinking about the future, we all want to save a little money. And these days, all you need is a smartphone, tablet, or internet connection to get started—as they say, there’s an app for that. This article will walk through six great apps to help save you save a little (or a lot) on your monthly expenses, whether that’s finding a better deal on a new apartment or avoiding […]

Natural Disasters: A Guide For Emergency Preparation

Originally published here on, where you can find all the ammo you need   Every year, nearly 200 million people are impacted by natural disasters, another 99,000 are killed, and over $162 billion a year is spent on the emergency situations they create – a staggering impact that is just the beginning of the far reach of natural disasters. Serious injury, displacement, loss of family, and even the effects PTSD are just a few of the traumatizing results that can be felt long after […]

Money Mondays: Good Food Storage Sources Besides the Grocery Store

This post is by Bernie Carr,  When you start a food storage plan, whether for emergencies or money-saving reasons, you should avail yourself of various sources besides the supermarket. Food Storage Sources Try using various sources including but not limited to: Online Stores I’ve had great success buying bulk items such as rice, flour, coffee, sugar via Amazon and other online stores such as Emergency Essentials. Warehouse stores* Sam’s and Costco are good sources for food storage. If you partner […]

How Car Burglars Choose Their Targets

This post is by Bernie Carr, This past week I found out there were several car break-ins in our neighborhood.   All the tenants in our building got an announcement from management to be vigilant and lock our cars etc. and many neighbors just shrugged it off.  But I looked into it further and found out some interesting details.  The local constable actually released a statement about the crime wave after they caught a couple of suspects. How they chose […]

Money Mondays: Preps You Can Afford Even if You’re Low in Cash

This post is by Bernie Carr, A lot of people feel prepping is expensive and that stops them from getting started with even basic supplies. Emergency Supplies Here are 10 emergency items you can easily acquire even if you feel you don’t have much cash to spare: Water People living in the U.S. are fortunate to have running tap water.  We take it for granted that anytime we turn on the faucet, clean water comes out.  But an emergency […]

Plants that Repel Mosquitoes for Your Balcony Garden

Editor’s note: Since we live in an area that is considered one of the worst cities for mosquitoes, we are at risk for mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus, Zika, chikungunya, malaria, and many others. So you can’t have enough ways to repel mosquitoes.  I like the idea of planting mosquito repelling plants in your apartment garden and here is an article to give you some ideas. Plants that Repel Mosquitoes Written by Jessica Santos There’s nothing better than spending […]

Money Mondays: What Renters Should Know About Apartment Insurance

This post is by Bernie Carr, I was watching the morning news and one of the stories covered was an apartment fire.  Many tenants were evacuated; fortunately, no one was hurt.  However, a few families lost all their belongings.  One of the victims interviewed was very distraught.  She said they lost everything, and did not have any insurance.  I felt bad hearing about this and thought it’s about time I write about this boring but necessary subject for apartment dwellers. […]

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