November 27, 2017

Companion Planting Tips for your Balcony Garden

The fall season, which starts in less than two weeks gives us another chance to grow a balcony or patio garden.  I have started sprouting seeds in containers.  Combining certain plants helps to repel bugs from decimating up my garden.  Whether you like planting flowers, vegetables or herbs, companion planting helps plants to thrive.   The infographic below gives some good advice on companion planting. Source: http://homeadvisor.com/r/a-visual-guide-to-companion-planting/

5 Things to Know about Apartment Flooding

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Over 100,000 apartment units were flooded during Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.   With Hurricane Irma now approaching Florida, many apartments are at risk for wind damage and flooding. Here are five things to know about what you can do if your apartment becomes flooded. Rent Hurricane Harvey drenched Houston on August 27th.  In the ensuing days, an unprecedented amount of rainfall caused massive flooding, rendering many displaced residents. The 1st of September arrived […]

Huge Cybersecurity Breach at Equifax – See if You are At Risk

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today before I go to work.  Did not hear about this in mainstream TV news, but you should know Equifax has been hacked.  Because they are one of the three main credit reporting companies, this may impact all of us. Find out More See Equifax reveals hack that likely exposed data of 143 million customers. Then check if you are at risk at Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information.  If […]

Communicating During a Disaster

In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had a major hurricane and extensive flooding in Texas, wildfires in California and Oregon, and now a Category 5 hurricane is threatening Puerto Rico and Florida.  September happens to be National Preparedness Month and it is very timely to discuss various aspects of preparedness. Communications is Crucial In an emergency, it is important to have a way to communicate – you need it to contact emergency services as well as with friends and […]

Why Everyone Should Have a Cash Stash

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   A lot of people no longer use cash and rely on debit or credit cards for all purchases.  I understand using cards is so much more convenient but consider having a set amount of cash on hand to help you get out of a bind. The following article by Donna Freedman, one of my favorite personal finance writers, explains it all: Why You Need a Cash Cache Everyone should have some cash […]

Top 7 Knots You Should Know For Survival

Being prepared includes supplies as well as survival skills.  It doesn’t cost anything to learn new things, and acquiring skills can greatly enhance your survival changes.  Here’s an article to help you gain knowledge about knots you can use in daily, as well as emergency situations. Top 7 Knots You Should Know For Survival Written by: Tom Sheppard For survival, it’s very important that you not only have the right gear, but also have the right skills and knowledge so […]

Five Prepper Must-Haves for SHTF Hygiene

Whether you live in an apartment or home in the city, or a rural retreat, hygiene is a necessity for survival.  Hygiene items are currently much needed by victims of Hurricane Harvey. Today’s article gives us five items to consider including in a disaster preparedness kit: Five Prepper Must-Haves for SHTF Hygiene by James Walton Survival hygiene may be one of the least sexy topics in existence. That is because hygiene itself is very personal and nearly taboo. Those things […]

Hunkering Down with Hurricane Harvey – Update

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick update about how we’re doing since my previous post http://apartmentprepper.com/hunkering-down-a…hurricane-harvey/ ?.  Hurricane Harvey is now a tropical storm but it is still hitting Houston quite hard.  I am sure you are all getting up to the minute news from various channels, but I just wanted to give you my perspective, as someone who is in the midst of it. Though we have had some street flooding, we are fortunate our […]

Hunkering Down Awaiting Hurricane Harvey

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today…  As I write this, The National Weather Service has upgraded Hurricane Harvey to a category 3 hurricane.  It is now considered a major hurricane, capable of damaging small homes and buildings.  In contrast, Hurricane Ike, which got me started on emergency preparedness was a category 2 storm, and the damage was bad enough. We do not have an evacuation order, but businesses and schools have already announced closures […]

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