May 8, 2017

Survival Advice that Won’t Work for a City Dweller

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There is a lot of advise about preparing for disasters that may not be helpful to city folks, especially an apartment dweller, if taken at face value.  To make them work, you’d have to rethink the advice and modify it for your needs. 1.  Bury a cache of emergency items in a secret location This is bad idea, possibly even dangerous within an urban area.   You never know when there are hidden pipes […]

Monday Musings 10/25/2015: Aquaponics Update at Three Weeks

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… What’s going on with the apartment aquaponics project?  You may recall I posted about my latest project in Aquaponics for Small Spaces. I am happy to report the herbs are growing, the betta fish and the snails are alive!  The mints have sprouted several new shoots from the […]

Can You Use a Fuel Generator if You Live in a High Rise?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I recently received a reader question about whether it is advisable to use a generator while living in a high rise.  If you’ve been visiting the blog a while, you may recall I tested a gas powered generator a couple of years ago.  The reader was considering options for backup power in case of an extended power outage. At the time I wrote the generator review, I was living in a ground floor […]

Aquaponics for Small Spaces

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been fascinated with aquaponics for quite some time now and have been wanting to try it myself.  Now I finally have a small system set up. What is aquaponics? Aquaponics is a planting system wherein plants and fish are grown together in a way that they benefit each other:  the fish waste, consisting of ammonia and nitrates, fertilize the plants, the plants purify the water which is great for the fish. I […]

Apartment Prepping Tips from Readers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com From time to time, helpful readers send me their best tips.  I thought I would share a variety to them so everyone can benefit. General Prepping Tips Firestarter Source:  My wife and I live in a tiny apartment with no washer/dryer.   As such, we have to use the wash station in the complex.  Something that I’ve done for a while now is when I open up the dryers, I clean out the lint […]

10 Skills That Urban Preppers Should Learn

By Tess Pennington This article originally appeared in Ready Nutrition Skills are a major part of prepping. Although it is important to have supplies in place; the belief is that skills, and not supplies, will give you a greater survival advantage during a long term emergency. Learning new survival skills and abilities creates a new platform of knowledge to draw on when times get tough. There are many preppers who taking the time to make skill building a priority. The […]

Apartment Prepping Mistakes to Avoid

 This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I started this blog just a few months after I started my journey into preparing for emergencies.  Now that I’ve had a little bit of time trying things out, I thought I’d share some of our less than stellar results.  Hopefully you will avoid some of the mistakes that we’ve made. Not keeping track of expiration dates.  I feel I have to keep reminding myself and others to keep track of those expiration […]

Worried You Haven’t Prepared Enough?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Lately there has been a lot of bad news from all over the world:  large scale natural disasters, economic turmoil, terrorism fears, rioting in the cities, you name it, lots of worrisome things are going on.  If you have started preparing, but fear you have not done enough, you are not alone. Here are my suggestions to help you along: 1.  If you haven’t started already, start your family’s emergency preparedness plan.  Read […]

Evacuate your Home in 10 Minutes

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Recent disasters worldwide such as the Chile volcano eruption and the Nepal earthquake remind us that disasters can happen at any time.  You might think, those are far away places, they can’t possibly happen to me; however, emergencies such as chemical spills, wildfires and flooding have been known to cause localized evacuations.  Fires are not uncommon in apartment homes or condominiums, many residents may have only minutes to evacuate.  Circumstances may force you […]

Monday Musings: 2/23/2015 Making Butter from Heavy Cream Experiment

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Welcome to another Monday Musings, where we share interesting links about all things preparedness, as well as updates on the blog. First the blog updates… Ready Made Resources Mountain House Sale  Our sponsor, Ready Made Resources is having a huge Mountain House Sale.  They are offering pre-1965 Silver dimes for every $100 worth of Mountain House ordered.  Plus free shipping!  Check it out, this is a good deal not to be missed! Giveaway […]

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