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Apartment Prepping Tips from Readers

September 12, 2015 aptprepper 5

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 […]

20 Tips on Staying Safe During the Holiday Season

November 19, 2014 aptprepper 11

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away and the Christmas season will soon be in full swing.  Theft and other crimes seem to increase when people are out and about shopping or partying and not paying much attention to anything else. The other day the management company left a flyer on our door about a “Resident Meeting” regarding apartment safety. I was concerned enough that I attended the evening meeting after work. A […]

Where to Hide Valuables in an Apartment

March 20, 2014 aptprepper 13

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Recently, one of our awesome readers, Sara, brought up a great question: I was wondering if you could advise me for a particular apartment security measure? I live in an apartment, but I am unable to drill holes into the floor. I am wondering what kind of safe I could buy and how I could secure it? This safe would ideally house a laptop and a few files.  Hypothetically, if a thief […]

Apartment Hardening

April 17, 2013 aptprepper 12

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I saw an interesting segment on Apocalypse 101, a new survival show featuring the team at Forge Survival Supply.   I’ve only caught parts of the show, but this one caught my attention, because it was about an apartment dweller in Manhattan who lived in the second floor.  She wanted to bug in and barricade herself in the apartment, in the event of TEOTWAWKI.  The team showed her how to harden her apartment so […]

8 Ways to Protect Your Home or Apartment from Threat

April 5, 2013 aptprepper 5

8 Ways to Protect Your Home or Apartment from Threat is a Guest Post by Tracy Meyers* It’s always important to be active in your own home security. There are plenty of ways we protect ourselves from the damages we incur after a tragedy, such as renter’s insurance or home insurance for fire or break in. Hiring a security company is another great way to be proactive and put your money where your mouth is when it comes to home […]

Five Ways to Thwart Looters After a Disaster

June 15, 2012 aptprepper 3

It comes when you least expect it. Any home can have a natural or man-made tragedy strike at any time, but the challenges are multiplied if you live in an apartment. Apartment living may be commitment-free, but you do not have control over when repairs are completed, which contractors are used, or how secure your apartment is during the process. While empty apartments are easy targets for professional and amateur burglars when an entire building has to be evacuated in […]

Public Storage Facilities – How Safe and Secure Are They?

June 8, 2012 aptprepper 5

If you’re looking to use a public storage facility to store personal or business property, you’ll want to be sure that facility is safe and secure. Along with concerns about convenience, temperature controls, and accessibility, before selecting a storage facility, you’ll want to examine the security they offer and any information regarding security breaches. Security options for storage facilities should include burglar alarms, smoke alarms, restricted access guarantees, security cameras, and employee background assurances. Just as with a security system […]

We’re Still Talking to Nobody – Part 2

June 1, 2012 aptprepper 7

Today we continue with our interview with Joe Nobody, author of multiple survival books.  If you didn’t catch the first part, please visit the previous post. 4. What are some key features that you look for in a bug out location?  A: Here is what I look for in a BOL: – Is there good water and the potential for non-linear food sources (fishing, hunting, gardening, fruit trees)? – Does the location support hiding in plain sight? Stealth is always […]

Apartment Prepper Talks to Nobody – Part 1

May 30, 2012 aptprepper 9

The following is Part 1 of Apartment Prepper’s Interview with Joe Nobody I have read Joe Nobody’s books, Holding Your Ground and Holding Their Own and found both to be well written and full of information for any prepper. Before we go any further, here is a quick background on Joe Nobody from the biography on Amazon: Joe Nobody (pen name for the author who wishes to keep his identity confidential) has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. […]

Readers’ Entries Part 2: A Variety of Tips for Prepping in an Apartment

March 30, 2012 aptprepper 5

Here is the final set of miscellaneous readers’ tips.  I had grouped the Storage Tips in the previous installment; these cover everything else.  There were a wide variety of topics; I hope you will find some that work for you! General Prepping My preparedness tip is to make having a good supply of water a top priority. Have several large size rigid (bpa free) water containers filled and ready as well as have bottles wtaer in your bug out bag. […]

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