October 14, 2017

Where did all the Freeze Dried Food Go?

I saw the article “Mountain House Confirms Freeze Dried Food Shortage” over in SHTFPlan  and read it with interest.  It mentioned that many small distributors are out of Mountain House #10 cans.  The large distributors have a few cans, however, many of the popular choices such as Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (shown in the photo above) are out of stock or back ordered.  So I thought, what about MREs?  Well, I found that MREs are also out of stock at […]

My First Rifle

Today my family and I went target shooting at a local gun range.  I finally got to try out my new rifle, the U.S Survival AR-7 rifle. Why did we choose this rifle?  I admit, I am no expert with firearms.  The truth is, my husband actually did all the research about the various rifles to choose from.  After he looked at all the choices, he narrowed it down and we talked about features.  The main reasons we decided on […]

Can a Bank Glitch Ruin Your Weekend?

A few days ago, millions of people in Australia could not get access to their own money for a whole weekend.   According to news reports, a computer glitch at National Australia Bank, one of Australia’s largest banks, caused ATMs to freeze.  See article What does this have to do with us here in the US?   This can happen anywhere.  Many people rely on using debit or credit cards for daily transactions.  I used to rely on them as well.   Think […]

Welcome to the new home of The Apartment Prepper’s Blog!

Welcome to my new site!  This is the self hosted version of The Apartment Prepper, originally found on http://apartmentprepper.wordpress.com/. I am still working on the finishing touches, but I will soon be posting my new articles here.  When I became interested in preparedness while living in a small apartment earlier this year, I found that many established preparedness experts write about preparing in a bug out retreat or their own home.  There is a lot of good information out there, […]

Using Less of Everything – Deodorant Update

In my last post about using less of everything, I mentioned the next project was trying to use less deodorant. The main purpose to these experiments is to try using less of common products to make our supplies last longer.  A side benefit is the money saved from not having to buy new supplies as quickly as before.  Regarding the use of antiperspirants and deodorants, many people are concerned about the aluminum content of these products and the effect this […]

Fitness Reality Check

Last night my husband was showing me how to handle a rifle.  I have had some experience target shooting with a pistol, but this time he wanted to make sure I know how to hold the rifle and use the scope properly.   The rifle was about three lbs., plus a couple of lbs for the scope.  We practiced positioning it correctly, aiming and carrying it around properly.  This morning I woke up and my arms and shoulders were sore.  We […]

A Way to Rotate Your Canned Food: Cansolidator Review

I happily won ModernSurvivalOnline.com’s Cansolidator Giveaway a couple of weeks ago.  The item is the Cansolidator “Pantry” which fits 40 cans and is available from Shelf Reliance.   I’m not a paid sponsor, just reviewing the item since I have never used a food rotation item before.  As you know, I am always on the hunt for an efficient way to store our supplies, since we are always so short on space in our apartment. We finally decided on a spot […]

Using Less of Everything – Hair Product Update

A while ago I posted about trying to use less product to make our stored items last longer.  We can only store a limited amount of everyday items, due to our lack of space, so our challenge is to make each item lasts as long as possible, so we don’t have to keep using up and buying more.  At the same time, we can figure out inexpensive substitutes for commonly used items. Shampoo Shampoo is one item I use everyday.  […]

Book Review: Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late

Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late by Scott B. Williams is one of the first books I ever read on preparedness.  I had won a copy from Scott’s website Bug-Out Survival. I was hoping to glean information on what to do in case we have to leave our home in an emergency.  I was not disappointed.  Bug Out: The Complete Plan for Escaping a Catastrophic Disaster Before It’s Too Late is well-organized […]

How it all Started

The day before Hurricane Ike was predicted to reach Houston, I was talking to co-workers on what to expect, as this was going to be our first hurricane.  We had recently moved to Houston due to a job transfer.  Several people described the horrors they experienced trying to leave the city for Hurricane Rita, about getting stuck in freeways that turned into parking lots, so most people were staying put.  I left work early thinking I would stop by the […]

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