March 24, 2017

5 Myths about Apartment Break-Ins

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A few days ago, we got a notice from the apartment manager that one of our neighbor’s units got broken into.  I went to the leasing office to find out the scoop.  Our leasing manager has worked there for 25 years so I knew I could get some information. Some of the most common widely held beliefs about burglaries in apartments turned out to be myths. 5 Myths about Apartment Break-Ins: Burglaries happen […]

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 […]

20 Tips on Staying Safe During the Holiday Season

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

  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

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

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

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?

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

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

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. […]

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